~ ~ MARCH 22, 2009 ~ ~


                                 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          March 22, 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.


Fourth Sunday of Lent




Songs of Worship                  


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Matthew 26:31-35                   Pg. 40 NT


*Hymn            “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”               No. 101   



            Dear Lord, Your presence always challenges us, stirs us from our comfort zone, and sets us on a higher path. We confess our lack of courage to stand with you and pray that we might become more like Jesus everyday. From you we seek the strength and determination to reject the evil within us and bear the light of love to all the world. We ask this prayer in the name of Him who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “God So Loved the World”                    Peterson


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Be Thou My Vision”                             No. 339

                                    Birthday hymn for Richie Taylor


Prayers with the People                    


Scripture                     Mathew 26:36-46                                Pg. 40 NT


Message                      “The Heart of God Revealed”         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


                 *Hymn       “There’s Something About that Name”          No. 78 PB

                                    Birthday choice of Thomas Burke






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


Lay Reader: John FM Tharp

Greeters: Matt Scutt & Charlie Miller

Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, George Slocum, John FM Tharp

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        Richard Gottshall                   Frieda Slocum

Eva Jean Best            Marlene Guild                        Barbara Stewart

Kathy Beyea              Alicia Hurlburt                       Brad Stewart

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Charlie Taylor

*Milly Bloomquist     Don Johnson                          Jean Wager

Pat Carroll                  Lori Lawrence                        Rick Weir

Judi Gibbs                  Barbara Mortensen               Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette                 *Keith Pierce      Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*Mary Gillette                      


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones

New Address for Daryl Johnson:

410 C Tenton Drive, Webster, NY 14580


Sunday Bulletin Cover:

Today’s bulletin cover is in Honor of Kimberly Hassett.



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      11 am        Bringing Up Boys Parenting Class


Monday, March 23

¨      10am – 4pm GED Class

¨      7:30 pm     Council of Churches meeting at PYUMC

¨      Happy Birthday to Richie Taylor!


Tuesday, March 24

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts


Wednesday, March 25

¨      9 am          Food for the Needy set up

¨      10 am        Gallivanters outing to Maple Tree Inn

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing

¨      7 pm          Youthgroup


Thursday, March 26

¨      9 am          Food for the Needy pack boxes

¨      Noon         Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts

¨      Happy Birthday to Tom Burke!


Friday, March 27

¨      8 am          Food for the Needy distribution

¨      6:30 pm     Bringing Up Boys Parenting Class


Saturday, March 28

¨      10 am        Keuka Quilters


Next Week’s Theme and Scripture is…

“The World’s Great Misunderstanding” -  Matthew 26:57-67 


Church News


Fellowship Class

This week we will “go-along” with the Gallivanters as they travel to the Maple Tree Inn for an all you can eat pancake, maple syrup, sausage and ham lunch. The church van leaves at 10 am.



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.


Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Saturday, April 4                                                 Only 7 seats are left!

Very soon we will be making our annual Whitewater Rafting Trip down PA’s Grand Canyon. The cost is $14.00 per person and includes lunch! Payment should be made to the church office or Pastor John (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!


Yes, I Can Help!

I can sponsor someone who would like to go whitewater rafting but can’t afford the $14. We have several in our congregation who have expressed an interest in going, but are struggling financially. Leave payment with Pastor John or call Peggy at the church office to arrange payment.


Collecting for Utica

Once again, with spring cleaning on the horizon, keep in mind the needs of the Burmese Refugees in Utica. Bicycles, items to set up house, summer clothing, etc. We will let you know when we will be collecting as the date draws near.


News from the Bd. of Missions

In April we will start promoting “Undies Sundays” to benefit Cameron Community Center in Rochester. The needs keep growing.


Green Lakes Sunday will be next Sunday, March 29.


We received a Thank You for your contributions to the Yates County Jail Ministry.


Keep checking the bulletin boards. We will be featuring our Special Interest Missionaries!


Keep the cancelled stamps, Campbell Labels and “Boxtops for Education” coming. Every little bit helps!


Finger Lakes Baptist Association Meeting

Sunday, March 29


Registration begins at 2:30 pm

Program at 3 pm: Rev. Jim Kerr will be speaking on the topic

“Personal Spiritual Formation”


Dish to Pass Supper at 5 pm

We are the host church and will provide dessert and beverages


Community News


Celtic Concert

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Branchport will host a St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Concert at 3 pm today. Playing: Hannah & Don Zelazny, Trudy Moon, Alice and Ann Wilber.


Crop Walk Recruiter meeting

Wed. March 25, at 7 pm at Bluff Point UMC. RSVP to Sarah Stackhouse at 536-9482.


Fashion Show!

Sat. March 28

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a fashion show to benefit the current renovation project. It will be held at Sarrasin’s on the Lake at noon with a luncheon. Fashions are compliments of Peebles Department Store. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $20 from Sylvia Eisenhart: 536-7294, Marilyn Smith: 536-2173, or Loree MacKerchar: 531-2053.


Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, April 4

Altay Baptist Church is sponsoring a Roast Beef Dinner with homemade pies! Serving will be from 4:30 pm – Until? Adults: $8, Kids 5-12: $4, under 5 – free. Tyrone Fire House Route 226.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           3/1              3/8            3/15

                                                                   85               78               78

Current Expenses                              $2,064        $1,846           $691

Missions                                                  328             759             288

BT&T                                                      124             451             171

Total                                                   $2,516         $3,056        $


Creative Puns for Educated Minds…

¨      When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

¨      A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

¨      I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

¨      Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

¨      Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

¨      Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

¨      The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

¨      A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.




Memorial Bulletin Covers

A new concept taking place in our church community are Memorial Sunday Bulletin Covers. You can purchase Sunday bulletin cover In Memory Of or In Honor Of a loved one. This is a unique way to memorialize or to recognize a loved one, and at the same time help to defray church operating costs. 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. We have included a form below. Additional forms will be on the greeting tables and in the office.

Send in your completed form with your payment to the church office.




Date Preferred ____________________________________________


In Honor of ______________________________________________


In Memory of _____________________________________________


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