~ ~ MARCH 15, 2009 ~ ~


                        FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          March 15, 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.


Third Sunday of Lent




Songs of Worship                  


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 2:1-6                            Pg. 595 OT


Hymn                          “How Great Thou Art”                No. 467

                                              Birthday choice of Meghan Fuqua



            When we only look at the world, we fear that all is lost, O Lord. But when we truly and deeply give ourselves to you, then we know your greatness. Take away our fear and build our trust so that we might live courageous and purpose filled lives in the spirit of Jesus the Christ who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Lenten Prayer”               Pergolesi & Liebergen


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “The Old Rugged Cross”                            Insert

                                    Birthday hymn for Mark Scheel


Prayers with the People                    


Scripture                     Matthew 26:14-16                               Pg. 39 NT


Message                      “Roots of Conspiracy”                     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


*Litany of Dedication                                                                    Insert



*Hymn                        “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                 No. 438

                                     Birthday song for Charlie Miller






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


Lay Reader: Necia Smith

Greeters: Mary & Bob Fullagar

Ushers: Sean Ahearn, Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell,

Clifford La Barr, Cindy & Stan Ovens

Organist: Carrie Ahearn 

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821 


Church Website:


St. Patrick’s Celebration Today!

The Board of Christian Education invites you to stay for a celebration during the coffee hour.  There will be singing, refreshments and a time to fellowship.


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

Richard Gottshall                                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



Showing Tonight -




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!


 Bring a snack to share

and if you’d like, bring your own comfortable chair!


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!



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      11 am       St. Patrick’s Celebration during the coffee hour. 

¨      7 pm          Showing of the movie Flywheel


Monday, March 16

¨      10 am – 4pm GED Class


Tuesday, March 17

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts

¨      Happy Birthday to Meghan Fuqua!


Wednesday, March 18

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing

¨      7 pm          Youthgroup

¨      Happy Birthday to Charlie Miller!


Thursday, March 19

¨      Noon         Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts


Friday, March 20

¨      April Newsletter deadline

¨      6:30 pm     Bringing Up Boys Parenting Class


Saturday, March 21

¨      Happy Birthday to Mark Scheel!


Next Week’s Theme and Scripture is…

“The Heart of God Revealed”   

 Matthew 26:36-46


Church News


St. Patrick’s Celebration Today!

The Board of Christian Education invites you to stay for a celebration during the coffee hour.  There will be singing, refreshments and a time to fellowship.


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, there will be desserts!



March 25 leave at 10 am

A good time is in the offing! The Gallivanters are going to the Maple Tree Inn for an all you can eat pancake, maple syrup, sausage and ham lunch. The cost is $6.90. If you wish to go, let Ed or Rita Castillo, Don or Kathie Lawrence or the church office know by March 23.


Get Paddlin’

Saturday, April 4                                                 Only 8 seats are left!

Only 2 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). The church van will leave at 7 am. Information is available in the office on what to wear and what to expect!


Memorial Bulletin Covers

You can now purchase Sunday Bulletin covers In Memory Of  or In Honor Of a loved one. The cost is $10 for one Sunday. There will be mention in the bulletin who the cover named for.  This is similar to providing flowers in the sanctuary for a loved one. In purchasing memorial bulletin covers you will help defray some of the church’s operating costs and at the same time memorialize a love one. We have included a form in the bulletin today. Additional forms will be on the greeting tables.

Welcome Friends!


Collecting Bicycles

Pastor John will be making a trip to Utica for the Burmese Refugees on Saturday, March 28. If you have any clothing, bikes, household goods etc bring them to the church on Friday, March 27


New Address for Daryl Johnson:

410 C Tenton Drive, Webster, NY 14580


Thank You To…

Charlie Miller for his service to the church by ringing the bell on Sunday mornings, helping with bulletins, cleaning pews.


From the Church Office…



You’ll soon notice some changes in the layout of the bulletin.

¨      On the back page of the bulletin cover we will feature our global servants around the world.

¨      On the reverse side of the sermon notes, we will list our church information such as next week’s theme, lay reader, greeters, ushers and contact info.


Pew Cards

Other changes will be pew cards …

¨      Care Cards – The care cards are for you to use to send a care note to someone in our church family. It will be blank on one side for you to write your note, we will stamp and send it out for you.

¨      Visitor Cards – Will be for those visiting our church or attending for the first time. We hope these cards will be used so that we can get to know you a little better and let us know what your needs are. Both of these cards can be left in the collection plate.



Community News


Roast Turkey Dinner

Dresden United Methodist Church will hold a Roast Turkey Dinner on Saturday, March 21, from 4:30 – 7 pm. Adults: $8; children 12 – 6 yrs: $4; and children 5 yrs and under are free. Takeouts are available.


Celtic Concert

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Branchport will host a St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Concert at 3 pm on Sunday, March 22.

Playing: Hannah & Don Zelazny, Trudy Moon, Alice and Ann Wilber.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                         2/22              3/1              3/8 

                                                                   70               85               78

Current Expenses                              $1,651        $2,064        $1,846

Missions                                                  436             328             759

BT&T                                                      190             124             451

Total                                                   $2,277        $2,516         $3,056






May your heart be light and happy!

May your smile be big and wide!

And may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!


May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you,

The angels protect you,

And heaven accept you!







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Thought: May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. May your troubles grow less as your blessings increase!