~ ~ MARCH 1, 2009 ~ ~


                                FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          March 1, 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.


First Sunday of Lent




Songs of Worship                   “Fill My Cup, Lord”                No. 50 PB

                                                Birthday hymn of Nancy Tharp

Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Exodus 3:9-15                          Pg. 64 OT


*Hymn                                   “O Worship the King”                 No. 476

                                        vs. 1,2,5


            When we look at the complex and dangerous world in which we live, we, like Moses ask you, O Lord, who are we? We are so small and the needs are so great. We can only know how to proceed when we feel the flow of your Holy Spirit in our lives. We trust in you to use our minds, our hands, and our feet to carry the Word of Christ to our neighbors and to our friends. Give us the courage to live in your Grace. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Anthem                       “Once upon A Tree”                  Pepper Choplin     


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Amazing Grace”                                    No. 280

                                    Birthday Choice of Lisa Wood


Scripture                     Matthew 16:13-20                               Pg. 24 NT


Message                      “Who Are You?”                             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                        “Here, I Am Lord”                                 No. 525

                                                                                                       vs. 1,2

Ordinance of The Lord’s Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord’s Table

                                    Vision Statement

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks and The Lord’s Prayer


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

                                                                                                          vs. 3




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


The flowers on the altar this morning are placed by Pat Ames; in Memory of and in Honor of the women of First Baptist Church.


Lay Reader: Matt Scutt

Greeters: Margaret Mills and Marge Moulton

Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

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               Rick Weir      

*Mary Gillette                       *Keith Pierce                        Ralph Wilkes

                                                                   Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, March 1

¨      Happy Birthday to Nancy Tharp!

Monday, March 2

¨      Happy Birthday to Lisa Wood!

Tuesday, March 3

¨      7 pm          Bd of Missions

¨      7 pm          Diaconate

Wednesday, March 4           

¨      6 pm          Backpack packing

¨      6 pm          Youthgroup

Thursday, March 5

¨      Noon         Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

Saturday, March 7

¨      Daylight Saving Time begins


Next Week’s Theme and Scripture is…

“The Promise of Peace”     John 14:26-31


Church News


Get Paddlin’

Make your reservation now for the annual Whitewater Rafting Trip down PA’s Grand Canyon that takes place on Saturday, April 4. The cost is $14.00 per person and includes lunch! Space is limited. You will not be counted as going until your payment is made in full to the church office (cash only please). The church van will leave at 7 am. Information is available in the office on what to wear and what to expect!


Bringing Up Boys

A warm, humorous and commonsense video curriculum based on Dr. James Dobson’s best selling book. This is a 12-week series that is offered free of charge. Classes will be offered twice a week. Friday’s beginning March 13, or Sunday’s beginning March 22. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 759-3080 for more information.


FBC Goes Green

The office is trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and we can use your help. We need 81/2 x 11 paper that is blank on one side to use in our printer. Thank you!


St. Patrick’s Celebration

The Board of Christian Education invites you to stay for a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 15. There will be singing, Irish Toasts and a time to fellowship. You are invited to bring a “green treat” to share!


Mary & Martha Circle

Tuesday, March 10 @ 10:30 am

We will continue to cut and roll bandages to send to 3rd world countries. Bring your own sandwich. Dessert will be provided by Milly Bloomquist and devotions will be led by Erma Mullins.


The Season of Lent

Lent is a forty-day period before Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday. We skip Sundays when we count the forty days, because Sundays commemorate the Resurrection. In most churches, the decorations are purple, the royal color, to prepare for the King.


Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock.


Fasting is a spiritual discipline that does not involve starvation or dehydration.



Irish Soda Bread

The bread used in communion today is provided by Sean Ahearn.


There are two versions of the recipe, traditional (served today) and a dessert style. Traditional:                                                         

                        4 cups flour                                        

                        1 tsp. baking soda

                        1 tsp salt

                        1 ½ cups buttermilk

Dessert: omit 1 cup flour, add ¾ cup sugar

Sieve all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl, leaving a well in the middle. Pour most of the buttermilk in and hand mix until dough is soft and moistened (not too tacky or sticky). Blend in rest of buttermilk. Turn out on floured surface and work it slightly to “neaten it up”. Place in glass pie dish (preferred) or pin tin in 450 degree preheated oven. At 15 minutes turn oven down to 400 for 20-30 min. For dessert recipe, this is when I brush lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with a little sugar.

This recipe was given to me by very dear friends Dennis & Janet Kennedy in Florida, passed down from Grandma Rose Kennedy (who they swore would omit or change quantities to keep them on their toes!!) This recipe was shared at many St. Patrick’s dinners in their home. As the story goes, the original bread was made with more flour to give it more density, supposedly to help soak up excess spirits consumed with the meal, but that was many generations ago.




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                         2/22           



Current Expenses                              $1,651

Missions                                      436

BT&T                                          190

Total                                       $2,277