MARCH 9, 2008




224 Main Street                                                    March 9, 2008

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.


Girl Scout Sunday




Songs of Praise & Worship  


Welcome and Announcements


Quilt Dedication


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 51:6-12                        Pg. 627 OT


*Hymn                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”          No. 267

                                    Tammy Miller’s Birthday Choice


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            As a refreshing drink of water cleanses our bodies, O Lord, let the cleansing flow of your spirit remove the sin within us. Let sincerity, truth, and wisdom be our invitation for the Holy Spirit to dwell in us. Create in us a clean heart, a fresh spirit, and the dedication of loyalty to you. Let us know the joy of our salvation and let us share that joy with others. We pray this in prayer in the name of Him who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Now Let Every Tongue Adore Thee”    

   J.S. Bach

Children’s Time


Prayers with the People


*Hymn                        “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley”    No. 80


Scripture                     Matthew 26:36-46                               Pg. 40 NT



Message                      “Prayers from the Deep”       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                        “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”                No. 84






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


Lay Reader: Stan Ovens      

Greeters: Brittany Griffin & Pat Ames

Ushers: Judi Gibbs, Mary & Bob Fullagar, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller, and Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:


Thought: Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never

                  wears out.                                  -  Libbie Fudim



Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Homestead:     Luella Passage           Alberta Gottshall

Virginia DeLooza       Alice Wise                  Willie Nelson             


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:                  Bill Gillette                          Doug Passage

Helen Ansley                 Mary Beth Greene             *Keith Pierce

Mary Armstrong           *Marlene Guild                   Billie Potts

Eva Jean Best               Frances Hartwell                 Linda  Potts

Tracey Bicksler            Kim Strong Imisides           Nancy Putnam

Bessie Bliss                   Carolyn Johnson                 Lucas Ryska

Milly Bloomquist          Don Johnson                       Corrina Schultz

Pat Carroll                     Bill LaRock                         Necia Smith

Rachel Carter               Lori Lawrence                     Charlie Taylor

Mickie Christiansen     Barbara Mortensen            Jean Wager

Marge Cornell              Polly Logan                          Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

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

*The family of Walter Eugene Guild


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


Church News


Easter Flowers

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and we would like to have

the altar adorned with the Easter flowers. If you wish to

place your flowers in memory of loved ones or in honor

of someone special, please notify the church office so

that you remembrance may be noted in the Easter

Sunday bulletin.


Mission Accomplished

We did it! Thanks to the help of so many hands and hearts we were able to make our first crochet/knit “quilt”. We are donating the quilt to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, where it will be used to bring warmth and comfort to those needing an extra “hug”. Our appreciation goes out to each and every one of you who helped to make this happen. As Mother Teresa said, “We can do no great things – only small things with great love.”                                      Sheryl Robbins and Pam Scutt


Project # 2

There has been an interest in making a 2nd crochet/knit project. Several different ideas have been suggested which include a prayer shawl, lap throw or another “quilt”. The prayer shawl would be shared within our own congregation and passed from family to family as needed. We may donate the throw/quilt to the American Red Cross. Sooooo, if you still have leftover yarn and an “itch to stitch” keep those 6 inch squares coming. Remember they can either be crocheted or knitted and can be any pattern you choose as long as they measure as close to a 6 inch block as possible. We will be collecting them through April 27. Thanks again! Sheryl and Pam



It’s time to give some thought to this year’s Vacation Bible School. The theme will be “The Jerusalem Market Place” and the VBS team will be looking for “artifacts from the Holy Land” to display for the children. Watch here for more information as June draws near.

UPC Labels/Campbell Soup Labels

The Board of Missions is collecting UPC labels from Campbell soups and related products.  We would like to be able to send the labels out by mid-April. This project benefits Springbrook, a home for disabled children and adults in Oneonta. Please give your labels to Ed Castillo or you may leave them in the church office.


Church Board Training

Do you serve on a church board and yet aren’t

sure what your role is? Have you ever thought

of serving but don’t know what is required?

On Saturday, March 29, in Newark there will

be a church board training seminar. The training

will last from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost per person is $10, however if we can commit to more than five people to attend, the cost is lowered to $7.50 per person. Contact Cheryl Stewart by Friday,


March 14, if you would like to attend and carpool!


Community News

Palm Monday Breakfast

Women of the church are invited to the annual sacrificial Palm Monday Breakfast hosted by Penn Yan United Methodist Women at

9 a.m. on Monday, March 17, in the church dining room. The speaker will be Priscilla Andrews, an area lay speaker. June VenSkytis, a well-known soloist, will sing, “Consolation.” No reservations are required; a free-will offering will be taken. If child care is needed please call 536-2095. The dining room is wheelchair accessible.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, March 11

¨      10:30 a.m. Mary & Martha Circle

¨      7 p.m.        Board of Trustees

¨      7 p.m.        VBS committee in the 2nd floor alcove

¨      Happy Birthday to Tammy Miller!

Wednesday, March 12

¨      2 p.m.        Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

¨      6 p.m.        Deacon’s Retreat

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

Thursday, March 13

¨      Noon         Lenten Luncheon

¨      7 p.m.        Board of Christian Education


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Lessons from the Cross”

Matthew 27:45-55




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                            2/17           2/24            3/2

                                                                      88              75             75


Current Expenses                    $1,818       $1,198      $1,910

Missions                                         462            387           653

BT&T                                             148            100           190

Total                                          $2,428       $1,685      $2,753