~ ~ FEBRUARY 14, 2010 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                                          February 14, 2010

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents

to seek out and bring people to Christ,

by maturing in our faith,

by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people

for the honor and glory of God.




Song of Praise & Worship                


Welcome & Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 52:7-12                        Pg. 800 OT


*Hymn                        “Called as Partners in Christ's Service” No. 343


*Unison Invocation

            Wonderful Lord, We thank you for the joy of our salvation and for the opportunity to share that joy with others. Let us be the messengers of good news. Help us see the possibilities more than the problems. Open our hearts to those in need and set us on the Good News path. We ask this in the name of Him who taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “Testimony Medley”                   arr. Tom Fettke  


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “In the Garden”                                           Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Eva Dillon


*Prayers for the People                    


Scripture                     Mark 6:1-13                                         Pg. 55 NT


Message                     “The Tough Part of Serving”    Rev. John Tharp




*Doxology                  Praise God from whom all blessings flow

                                    Praise Him all creatures here below

                                    Praise Him above ye heavenly host

                                    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen


*Prayer of Dedication


*Hymn            “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”        No. 408  ~ vs. 1-4





*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand


The flowers on the altar table are placed in loving memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell by Marge Cornell.


Today's bulletin is in memory of Maureen McKenna & John LaBarr.  ~ Sherri & George Jensen


Lay Reader:               Kathie Lawrence

Greeters:                    Lyle, Trevor, Calysta & Kevin Conrad       

Ushers:                       Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar,

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:         


Please Be In Prayer For


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Alice Fairbrother       

                                                                        Gerry Lane                


At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

Alberta Gottshall       Viola Gray                  Willie Nelson

                                    Dick Sharman            Irene Wachala


At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer        Kathryn Clayson

                                    Margaret Hartwell     Georgia Ovens


Our Special Missionaries:

Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic

Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester


Prayers for:

Mary Armstrong                    John Paul Hunt         The Schroo Family   

Doris Barcliff                         Don Johnson              Frieda Slocum                       

Ryan Barkley                         Lori Lawrence            Norma Snyder

Eva Jean Best                        Barbara Mortensen   Charlie Taylor           

Kathleen Beyea                     Mary Murphy            Emma Wheeler

Mickie Christiansen              Doug Passage            Rick Weir

Barbara Gifford                     *Keith Pierce             The Whitbecks          

Bill Gillette                             Lorraine Phillips         Ralph Wilkes

Hager Family                         Cheryl Poole


Brian Bliss – Bessie's nephew had partial leg amputation 

President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time                


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      3 pm    Wellspring

¨      6 pm    St. Valentine's Day Square Dance


Monday, February 15

¨                  9am     Articles due for the March Newsletter

¨                  Happy Birthday to Eva Dillon!


Tuesday, February 16

¨                  7 pm    Lay Studies

¨                  7 pm    Bd. of Trustees Meeting


Wednesday, February 17

¨                   5 pm   Backpack Program


Thursday, February 18

¨                  Noon   Lenten Lunches at PYUMC

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scouts


Next Week’s Theme

A Dialogue with Dr. Joseph Burke, President of Keuka College

In preparation of America For Christ Offering



Church News


St. Valentine's Day Square Dance tonight (February 14) at 6 pm

Join us in the Great Room on Sunday, February 14 for an event you won't want to miss! Bob Ellis of the Penn Yan Friendship Squares will be the honorary caller. Couples, singles, families, everyone is invited!!! No experience is necessary and dress is casual. Refreshments will be served. A goodwill offering will be collected for our caller.

We Are Still In Need of Help In the Nursery

Ethel Clancy is looking for volunteers in the nursery to help care for the children. If we have many different people then no one person is always missing service. Call Ethel at 536-6265.


In Need of a Ride

Cristine Conklin is in need of a ride to Geneva (Finger Lakes Community Eye Care) on Tuesday, February 23, at 10:30 am.

Please see her following church if you can help her out.


What A Wonderful Farewell!

I cannot thank everyone enough for their gifts and support throughout my 26 years as a family member of this church. I know that even though I will be miles away, your guidance, love and prayers will be right there with me. Thanks Again!                         ~ Beth & Jim


White Water Rafting Trip

This year's trip is scheduled for Saturday, April 10. The cost is $14 (which includes lunch) per person due at time of sign up. See the March newsletter for more information.



Community News


Benefit for The People of Haiti

The Dresden Methodist Church will have a dinner to raise money for the people of Haiti on Saturday, February 20, from 4-8 pm. Dinner choices: Chicken Parmesan $10:75; Pork w/Orange Glaze $10.75; Steak $12.00.


The U.S. Census Bureau

needs temporary workers in Yates Co. Information is available on the table outside of Great Room.


7th Annual Aternoon Tea

The youth of Penn Yan would like to invite all senior citizens to an “Afternoon Tea” on Thursday, March 4. Refreshments, including specialty sandwiches and sweets will be provided along with tea. The PYA Jazz Ensemble will entertain and valet parking will be available. The event takes place in the Academy Gymnasium from 4 – 5:30 pm. This is a gift to the community, there is NO cost for attending. For reservations call the Yates Co. Office of the Aging at: 536-5515. Let us know if you need transportation, it will be provided.


Lenten Lunches

Thursdays ~ serving at PY United Methodist Church

Cost $6.00


Date                Topic                                       Speaker

Feb. 18            Women with Perfume            Adrienne Russell, PYUMC

Feb. 25            Maid in the Courtyard           Wayne Butler     PYUMC

Mar. 4             Pilate's Wife                           John Tharp           FBC

Mar. 11           The “Other” Woman             David Smith       St. Mark's

Mar. 18           Mary, Mother of Jesus         Paul Malles      Presby.

Mar. 25           Mary Magdalene                  Ellen KnightDresden UMC


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         1/24                1/31               2/7                                                                                                 

                                                       61                  64                 60

Current Expenses                     $783          $3,399          $3,266

Missions                                      244               511                323

BT&T                                          150               419                234

Total                                       $1,177          $4,329           $3,823



Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship.


Following today’s service please stay and enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship, here in the Great Room.



A father was at the beach with his children when his four- year -old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore where a sea gull lay dead in the sand. “Daddy, what happened to him?” the son asked. “He died and went to heaven,” the father replied. The boy thought a moment and then asked, “Did God throw him back down?”