~ ~ MARCH 8, 2009 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                                              March 8, 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.


Second Sunday of Lent

Girl Scout Sunday




Songs of Worship                   “Pass It On”                               No. 1 PB

                                                Birthday choice of Barbara Stewart


Welcome and Announcements



Scripture Reading                  Psalm 37:1-6                          Pg. 616 OT

                                                Isaiah 26:1-3                          Pg. 766 OT


*Hymn                        “Crown Him with Many Crowns”          No. 151



            Dear Lord, Over and over you have shown us that our peace is tied to our faithfulness. When we truly give ourselves, when we really listen to your word and act upon it, when our lives are alive with the power of your Holy Spirit then we find that we are at peace. We seek these blessings in the name of Jesus, who taught us to pray…


The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Lord Have Mercy”                        Bach/Hopson   


*Hymn                        “Song of the Body of Christ”                      Insert

                                    Birthday hymn for Tammy Miller


 Children’s Time


Prayers with the People                    


Scripture                     John 14:26-31                                    Pg. 146 NT


Message                      “The Promise of Peace”                  Pastor Tharp


Offertory                     “Shine, Jesus Shine”


*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

                                    Birthday choice of Nancy Marion





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


*Thanks to our worship team of Polly Logan, Marge Moulton and Erma Mullins for orchestrating today’s service!


The flowers on the altar this morning are placed by Pat Ames in Memory of Juliette Gordon Lowe; the founder of Girl Scouts.


Lay Reader: Pat Ames

Greeters & Ushers: Brittany Griffin, Stephanie Fulkrod, Jayda Schroo and Elizabeth Ortiz

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


Sunday, March 8

¨      Happy Birthday to Nancy Marion!

¨      Happy Birthday to Barbara Stewart!

¨      Happy Birthday to Sherri Jensen!


Monday, March 9

¨      10am – 4pm GED Class


Tuesday, March 10

¨      10:30 am   Mary & Martha Cirlce

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts

¨      7 pm          Bd. of Trustees


Wednesday, March 11         

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing

¨      6 pm          Evening Food for the Needy

¨      7 pm          Youthgroup

¨      Happy Birthday to Tammy Miller!


Thursday, March 12

¨      Noon         Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

¨      7 pm          Bd. of Christian Education

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts


Friday, March 13

¨      6:30 pm     Bringing Up Boys Parenting Class


Saturday, March 14

¨      1 pm          Girl Scout Family Event


Next Week’s Theme and Scripture is…

“Roots of Conspiracy”     Matthew 26:14-16


Church News


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.


St. Patrick’s Celebration!

Sunday, March 15 @ 11 am

The Board of Christian Education invites you to stay for a celebration during the coffee hour next Sunday.  There will be singing, Irish Toasts and a time to fellowship. You are invited to bring a “green treat” to share!


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.


Get Paddlin’

Saturday, April 4

Only 3 weeks remain to make your reservation for the annual Whitewater Rafting Trip down PA’s Grand Canyon. The cost is $14.00 per person and includes lunch! You will not be counted as going until your payment is made in full to the church office (cash only please). Space is limited. The church van will leave at 7 am. Information is available in the office on what to wear and what to expect!  Only 9 seats are left!


Inquirers Party

7 pm Wednesday, March 18

Anyone interested in exploring what it means to become a member of the church should come to this meeting. The youthgroup will provide desserts.


Movie Night!

Sunday, March 15 @ 7 pm

Now Showing: FLYWHEEL


Jay Austin wants to sell used cars in the worst way…and that’s exactly how he does business at his dealership. Promising much more that he can ever deliver, he’ll do whatever it takes to sell a car. His manipulative ways permeate all of his relationships…even his wife and son know they can’t trust him. But as Jay works on restoring a classic convertible, he begins to see that God is working on restoring him as well. Coming face-to-face with the reality of how he truly conducts himself, Jay Austin begins the ride of his life as he commits to honoring God with his business, his relationships and his life!


Flywheel is the first movie produced by Sherwood Pictures, the moveimaking ministry of a Georgia church that went on to produce Facing the Giants in 2006, and Fireproof in 2008. Flywheel offers the same faith-filled warmth and humor and it will have you laughing and crying once again!


Bring a snack to share

and if you’d like,

 bring your own comfortable chair!


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                         2/22              3/1      

                                                                   70               85     

Current Expenses                              $1,651        $2,064

Missions                                      436             328

BT&T                                          190             124

Total                                       $2,277        $2,516


Quotes on Friendship:

¨       Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for our families. - Anonymous

¨       The best mirror is an old friend. - George Herbert

¨      You can always tell a real friend: When you’ve made a fool of yourself, he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. -Laurence J. Peter


                                                         ~ Taken from the Mar. 09, Reader’s Digest. ~


Thought: Be strong and courageous… for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.          Joshua 1:9 NIV