~ ~ FEBRUARY 21, 2010 ~ ~




224 Main Street                                                          February 21, 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     “As the Deer”                                  Insert

                                                 Birthday choice of Cindy Ovens                                


Welcome & Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 86:6-12                        Pg. 652 OT


*Hymn            “If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee”          No. 282


*Unison Invocation

            Gracious Lord, We pray that you would train our hands for works of peace, our minds for dealing with the diseases of war and hatred, and our hearts for ways of compassion. Help us to draw on the learnings of past generations so that we might move toward a hopeful future. Let Christ be the guide for all that we would do. We ask these things in His name and offer the prayer He has taught us...


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “Testimony Medley”                   arr. Tom Fettke  


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”                No. 403

                                    Birthday hymn for Leon Stiles


*Prayers for the People        


Scripture                     Micah 4:1-4                                    Pg. 1009 OT


Message                     “Teach With Purpose”               Rev. John Tharp

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




*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                        Every Time I Feel the Spirit”                 No. 315     

                                    Birthday choice of Chapita Shaver





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


Lay Reader:               Betty Johnson

Greeters:                    Barbara Gage & Pat Ames  

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens – head usher,

                                    Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr

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

                                    Viola Gray                  Willie Nelson

                                    Dick Sharman            Irene Wachala

                                    Alberta Gottshall


At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer        Kathryn Clayson

                                    Margaret Hartwell     Georgia Ovens


Our Special Missionaries:

Ms. Kristy Engel – Dominican Republic

Ms. Cynthia Harpter – Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester,NY


Mary Armstrong                    John Paul Hunt           Schroo Family

Doris Barcliff                         Don Johnson              Frieda Slcoum

Ryan Barkley                         Lori Lawrence            Charlie Taylor

Eva Jean Best                        Pete Modaffari           Emma Wheeler

Kathleen Beyea                     Barbara Mortensen   RickWeir

Brian Bliss                              Mary Murphy            Mr/Mrs Whitbeck

Mickie Christiansen              Doug Passage            Ralph Wilkes

Barbara Gifford                     Keith Pierce               Rick Willson

Bill Gillette                             Lorraine Phillips                    

Hager Family                         Cheryl Poole

Our Country and Leaders

Family of Norma Snyder who passed away on Feb. 21


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones.

This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      3 pm    Wellspring

Monday, February 22

¨                  3 pm          Service for Norma Snyder at Weldons

¨                  7 pm          Lay Studies

¨                  7:30 pm     Council of Churches Meeting here at FBC

Wednesday, February 24

¨                   5 pm   Backpack Program

¨                  9 am          Food for the Needy set up

¨                  Happy Birthday to Leon Stiles!

Thursday, February 25

¨                  9 am          Food for the Needy packing

¨                  Noon   Lenten Lunches at PYUMC

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scouts

Friday, February 26

¨                  9 am          Food for the Needy distribution

¨                  Happy Birthday to Cindy Ovens!

Saturday, February 27

¨                  Happy Birthday to Chapita Shaver!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“What Makes Us Clean”

Mark 7:14-23


Notice: There will be a business meeting on March 7, for the purpose of electing members of the search committee.




Church News


Memorial Service

A memorial service for Norma Snyder will take place tomorrow, February 22, at Weldon Funeral Chapel. Calling hours will be at 3 pm with a service conducted by Rev. Tharp at 4 pm.


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.


Small Group

Beginning in March the small group “Encouraging One Another” will continue. Utilizing all the Wednesdays in March they will meet  from 7-8:30 pm in the library under the leadership of Cheryl Stewart.


For Your Loved Ones

A special way to remember your loved ones is to purchase a Sunday bulletin in their memory or in their honor. Many dates are open now.Remember a birthday, anniversary or memory by filling out the form below and leaving it in the offering plate or in the church office. A donation of $10 will help to defray church operating costs. Additional form are available on the greeting table.

In Memory of: ____________________________________________

In Honor of: ______________________________________________

Given by: ________________________________________________


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 Knight           Dresden UMC


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?               1/31                2/7              2/14                                                                                                 

                                             64                 60

Current Expenses       $3,399           $3,266            $896

Missions                            511                323              377

BT&T                                419                234              121

Total                             $4,329           $3,823         $1,394


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.