FEBRUARY 17, 2008



                                                PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    February 17, 2008

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


Boy Scout Sunday


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.





Songs of Praise & Worship  


Welcome and Announcements


*Hymn                        “Morning Has Broken”                           No. 469


*Scouts Honor Guard                                                            Joe Sequin


*Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian Flag                            Nick Anderson

I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father to us all.


*Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag                   Kevin Waugh

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


Scout Oath                 Scout Motto                Scout Law

Joe Sequin                  Nick Anderson           Kevin Waugh


*Invocation and The Lord’s Prayer                               Earl Donaldson


Anthem                       “I Love You, Lord”                  Klein & Schrader


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Here I Am, Lord”                                  No. 525


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     Matthew 25:14-30                               Pg. 37 NT


Message          “Use Your Talents for God”             Rev. John R. 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                        “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God”      No. 364






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


The flowers on the altar this morning are in loving memory of Floyd & Gordon Cornell from Marge Cornell.


Greeters: Ed & Rita Castillo

Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell,

Clifford LeBarr, Cindy & Stan Ovens

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:


Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Homestead:                 Luella Passage           Alberta Gottshall                                           Willie Nelson              Alice Wise


Clinton Crest:                         Ralph Seager             Milly Burke


Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer


Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces:    Jennifer Willson

                                                                        Conal Smith Shane


Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info

Rev. Virgil Nelson                 Kathy Pearce            


Prayers for:               Marge Cornell                       Doug Passage

Helen Ansley              Bill Gillette                             Billie Potts

Mary Armstrong        Mary Beth Greene                Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best            Marlene & Gene Guild         Nancy Putnam

Tracey Bicksler         Frances Hartwell                    Lucas Ryska

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Corrina Schultz

Milly Bloomquist       Carolyn Johnson                    Necia Smith

Pat Carroll                  Don Johnson                          Charlie Taylor

Rachel Carter            Bill LaRock                            Jean Wager

Mickie Christiansen  Lori Lawrence                        Phyllis & Elwood Whitbec

*Brad Stewart-21yr old waiting for double lung transplant

* For those touched by the tragedy in Illinois.


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


Thought: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Wednesday, February 20

¨      March Newsletter articles are due.

¨      Noon         Fellowship Class

¨      2 p.m.        Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

¨      6:45 p.m.   Set up tables for Lenten Luncheon

Thursday, February 21

¨      Noon         Lenten Luncheon

Friday, February 22

¨      Food for the Needy

Saturday, February 23

¨      9 a.m.        Lay Studies


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Be a Person for Others”

Matthew 25:31-46


Church News


Mailing Updates

Please take a moment to jot down any changes to your mailing address and telephone. E-mail addresses tend to change more often, so include any updates there as well. You may use the blank papers in the pews and place them in the collection plate if you please, or you may call the church office (leave a message if after hours).


Volunteers Needed

The Board of Trustees is in need of persons who are interested in substituting in the office occasionally or during vacation when the secretary needs time off. Please leave you name with Peggy in the office.


Lenten Luncheon  

This week the speaker is our own Pastor Tharp who will speak on “The Garden of Gethsemane”. Price is $4 each payable at the door.


Deacon’s Retreat

On Wednesday, March 12, our Deacon’s will be attending a retreat here at FBC on the topic of “Reaching Spiritual Depth” which will be led by Rev. Dr. Scott Kavanaugh, pastor of Syracuse FBC.


Thank You!

For the prayers, cards, flowers and thoughts during a difficult time. Shelley, Tom, TJ, Tracey Bicksler and Cathy and Alan Devino.


Thank you!

To Rita Castillo for being on hand for Lenten Luncheon set ups.


Thank You!

From the Sunday School students and staff to everyone who attended the Valentine production. With a special thank you to:

Beth DeLooza, Cindy Ovens, Shane Furman, Barbara Stewart, Ed Castillo, Greg Marion and Barbara Burke.


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                            1/27             2/3           2/10

                                                                      70              84              91


Current Expenses                    $1,892      $1,389        $2,005

Missions                                         529           365          1,835

BT&T                                               70           313          8,498

Total                                          $2,491      $2,066      $12,338



Bulletin Bloopers


¨     Don’t let worry kill you – let the church help.

¨     For those of you who have children and don’t know it, 

   we have a nursery downstairs.

¨     Next Sunday a special collection will be taken to defray the cost of the new carpet. All those wishing to do something on the carpet will come forward and do so at that time.