MARCH 23, 2008





224 Main Street                                                  March 23, 2008

Penn Yan, New York                                                  10:00 A.M.


Easter Sunday


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.




Songs of Praise and Worship


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                              Romans 6:5-6                                                Pg. 207 NT


*Hymn                                                “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!”                       Pg. 113


*Silent Prayer and Invocation


            No longer the slaves of sin, we would become your obedient servants, O Lord. Bend our will to match the shape of your need. Fill our minds with the vision of life made new by the power of your forgiving goodness. On this day we give you thanks for the healing which you so eagerly share with us, and we pray that all our tomorrows shine with the joy of Christ’s presence in us. We pray this in the name of Him who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                                               “Rejoice”                                             Joseph M. Martin


Children’s Time


*Pastoral Prayer


Anthem                                               “Hallelujah! Christ Is Risen”                     Caleb Simper


*Hymn                                                “The Old Rugged Cross”                                        Insert

                                                            Birthday choice of Richie Taylor


Scripture                                             Matthew 28:1-10                                             Pg. 44 NT


Message                                              “From Death to Life”                     Pastor 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                                                “There’s Something About That Name”                Insert

                                                            Birthday hymn of Tom Burke





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



Lay Reader: Shelley Bicksler

Greeters: Pat Ames & Family

Ushers: Rita & Ed Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,

                                                              George Slocum, John F.M. Tharp

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:




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                                   *Ralph Seager

Rachel Carter                 Lori Lawrence                              Necia Smith

Mickie Christiansen       Barbara Mortensen                     Charlie Taylor

Marge Cornell               Polly Logan                                   Jean Wager

Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

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


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


The Easter Flowers on the Altar are given:



In memory of Warren “Baldy” Morse ~ Fran Morse and Cheryl Stewart


In memory of Archie, Eva, Herbert and Richard Thayer ~ Polly Logan


In loving memory of Gene Guild ~ Marlene Guild


In memory of Esther & Wallace Washburn, Jean Neilson and Annette & Herb Damico

~ Paula Washburn and Robert Neilson


In loving memory of Edgar & Marjorie Johnson, parents of Daryl Johnson


In memory of Elsie Gillette, our loving mom and grandma ~ Pam, Jerry, Matt & Tim Scutt


In memory of our cousin, JoAnne Gee ~ Lisa Wood, Brittany Griffin, Betty & Walt Johnson


In memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell ~ with love, Marge Cornell


In honor of our children and their spouses ~ Nancy & Greg Marion


In honor of Robert & Veronica Matthews, Ada Tharp, and Marilyn Stark

            ~ John and Nancy Tharp


In memory of  F. Marion Tharp, Stephen J. Sedlock and Jenny Young

            ~ John and Nancy Tharp


In honor of our children: John, Christina and Thomas ~ John and Nancy Tharp


In memory of our parents: Mary & Henry Hartwell ~ Fran & Margaret Hartwell


In memory of my son: Robbie Mills ~ Margaret Mills


In memory of Mr. & Mrs. George Brewster, Sr., and Mr. & Mrs. Ike Bicksler

 ~ Lisa Wood, Brittany Griffin, and Betty Johnson



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, March 23

¨      Happy Birthday to Richie Taylor!

Monday, March 24

¨      7:3 p.m.     Council of Churches meeting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Wednesday, March 26

¨      2 p.m.        Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

¨      6 p.m.        Deacon’s Retreat

¨      Happy Birthday to Tom Burke!

Saturday, March 29

¨      9 a.m.        Board training in Newark



Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Commissioned to Serve” - Matthew 28:16-20




Church News


White Water Rafting ~ Saturday, April 5

Time is running out to reserve your spot for the annual trip down the Pine River in Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon. Make your reservation by paying your fee of $13 per person. More information can be obtained from Pastor John or contact the office at 536-9821.


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”. 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


Association Meeting

The next Finger Lakes Baptist Association meeting will be held on Sunday, April 6 at Canandaigua United Church. Registration begins at 2:30, followed by a program by

Rev. Garth Brokaw, who will speak about Fairport Baptist Homes. There will be a dish to pass supper beginning at 5 p.m. We will be taking the van, so there is room for many!



Community News


Yard N’ Garden Day

Sponsored by Yates Co. Master Gardener’s. Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the YC Office Building. This year’s topics:

About Rain Gardens, Edible Landscaping, What’s New & Exciting with Perennials. $12 donation and advance registration requested. 536-5123.


Closet of Hope ~ Fashion Show & Tea

 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 5 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person, presale only. Call 536-3955. All proceeds will be used for closet customer needs.


Dinner at Altay

Altay Baptist Church is sponsoring a ROAST BEEF DINNER with homemade pies to benefit a maintenance and new roof fund. Serving begins at 4:30, at the Tyrone Fire House, Saturday, April 5. Adults: $7, Kids 5-12: $3.50, under 5: free.




New Small Group to “set the compass of your soul”


Begins: Thursday, April 3

7 p.m. in the library

Come join us for food, fun, and friendship as we begin a journey that calls you

 to experience God in a deeply personal way.

The goal is to know Him better ~

and it happens as you travel with Him one day at a time.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                         3/2               3/9            3/16

                                                                 75                58               89


Current Expenses               $1,910         $1,649         $1,565

Missions                                    653              350              564

BT&T                                        190              176              151

Total                                     $2,753         $2,175         $2,280



True affluence is not needing anything.

                                                               -Gary Snyder