~ ~ FEBRUARY 15, 2009 ~ ~


                                 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          February 15, 2009

Penn Yan, New York                                                             10:00 A.M.


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.


Baptist History Sunday




Songs of Worship      


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Matthew 5:43-48                       Pg. 7 NT


*Hymn                        “Love Divine, All Love Excelling”        No. 376



            You want to turn our world around, Lord. It is so easy to love our friends and hate our enemies, but you ask us to love our enemies. We ask your presence in what we say and do. Give us the opportunity to break the walls that divide us from others. Show us how to love in the way of Jesus and share your love with all people. We offer now the prayer that Jesus taught us…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Come Unto Me”                                   Burleigh


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “The Old Rugged Cross”                            Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Eva Dillon


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     Romans 12:9-16                                Pg. 215 NT


Message                      “Putting Faith On The Line”           Pastor 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            “O Jesus I Have Promised”                                 No. 388

                                                                                                    vs. 1,2,4





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

* The flowering plant on the altar this morning is in memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell.


Lay Reader: Pat Ames

Greeters: Lisa Wood & Betty Johnson

Ushers:  Sean Ahearn, Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell, Clifford LeBarr, Cindy Ovens, Stan Ovens

Organist: Carrie Ahearn                        

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821             


Church Website:



Our Prayer Concerns


At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer


At the Homestead:     Luella Passage           Alberta Gottshall

Viola Gray                  Virginia DeLooza       Willie Nelson

Irene Wachala            Helen Ansley              Dick Sharman


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Mrs. Susan Harding                         Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey                  

Prayers for:                                                  

Mary Armstrong        Marlene Guild                        Frieda Slocum

Eva Jean Best            Alicia Hurlburt                       Barbara Stewart

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Brad Stewart

Pat Carroll                  Don Johnson                          Charlie Taylor

Judi Gibbs                  Lori Lawrence                        Jean Wager

Bill Gillette                 Barbara Mortensen               Ralph Wilkes

*Mary Gillette           *Keith Pierce                Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*Family of Randy Jensen


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, February 15

¨      2 pm         Baby Shower for Jennifer & Aiden Willson-Great Room

¨      Happy Birthday to Eva Dillon!

Monday, February 16

¨      Newsletter articles due.

Wednesday, February 18

¨      6 pm          Backpack packing

¨      7 pm          Youthgroup


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is…

“Adventures in Giving”     Luke 6:37-38


Church News


Movie Night for Everyone!

Sunday, February 22 @ 7pm

Next Sunday we will be showing the movie “Fireproof.” We have been advertising this as a tool for your marriage. However, in listening to reactions to the movie on the Family Life Network, we are hearing that many singles are also liking this film for what it can show singles about qualities to look for when dating etc. So, everyone is invited to attend, bring friends, spouses, anyone you think might benefit from this message. It would be fun to bring a snack to share too!


Council of Churches

NOTE – There is a change in the meeting schedule.

The meeting of Feb. 23, will be held here at FBC, not PYUMC.

The March meeting will be held at PYUMC.



2009 Lenten Lunch Speaker Series


“Bad Guys Of The Bible”

The Villains of the Passion Story

Sponsored by the

Penn Yan Area Council of Churches


Thursdays, February 26th – April 2nd

12:00 Noon – 1 pm

Penn Yan United Methodist Church

Main at Chapel St.

$5.00 each payable at the door

Thank You!


I can’t express how overwhelmed I was by the gathering of friends, cards, happy birthday wishes, gifts, phone calls, e-mails, and cake and ice cream for my birthday. You all made it so special! Thank You!



Celebrating 400 Years!


Can you imagine that Baptists have been around that long? The First Baptist congregation was founded in Amsterdam in 1609. So this is a celebration year for Baptist.

To assist in that celebration, the Baptist History and Heritage Society offers two books (at 20% discount) that present our shared history and its relevance for contemporary Baptist life.

Co-published with Mercer University Press, these books focus on Baptist people and Baptist values.


Baptist in Prison: Baptist marched straight into human history into the jails of England and early America defending believer’s baptism, religious liberty, and the separation of church and state. Keith Durso’s book, No Armor for the Back: Baptist Prison Writings, 1600s-1700s (292 pp) captures these developments and will make readers thankful to God for the serious sacrifices endured by our Baptist ancestors. List Price: $23; Our Price: $18.40


Baptists Heroes: Who are our heroes of Baptist history? Julie Whidden Long’s Portraits of Courage: Stories of Baptist Heroes (127pp) tells the stories of fourteen courageous Baptist, male and female, black and white, who lived in various countries and centuries. Designed especially for older children and younger youth, the book emphasizes the biographical dimension of the Baptist past and highlights personal contributions of the fourteen heroes. List Price:$16; Our Price: $12.80.

Visit our website:

For more information about the 400th anniversary and for Baptist heritage resources, visit


To place your order:

E-mail Pam Durso at



Community News


Afternoon Tea

Thursday, February 26 @ 4 pm

The youth of Penn Yan Academy invite all senior citizens to join them for their 5th annual Afternoon Tea. Refreshments, including specialty sandwiches and sweets, will be provided and entertainment will be provided by the Penn Yan Academy Jazz Ensemble. Valet parking service will be available for your convenience. This is a FREE event sponsored by HUBBA. Make your reservations by calling the Office for the Aging at 536-5515.


Celebration of Life

An afternoon of music and fellowship will be held here at FBC on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 pm for Esther G Williams who passed away in January. Our Father’s Children and other musicians will participate. All are welcome!




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       1/25              2/1              2/8

                                                                 63               75               65


Current Expenses                           $ 2,050        $3,449        $1,192

Missions                                    499             564             599

BT&T                                        351             821             171

Total                                     $2,900        $4,834        $1,962


Dear Lord,  Bless my family in whatever it is that you know they may need this day. May their life be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you.  ~ Amen.