~ ~ MARCH 29, 2009 ~ ~



224 Main Street............. March 29, 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.


Fifth Sunday of Lent




Songs of Worship


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading Luke 12:8-12 Pg. 100 NT


*Hymn "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" No. 288


Dear Lord, We are tested each day as to whether we will trust you or ignore you. Wake us up to see what you are offering us and show us the dangers of choosing our own way. We want to be open to your Word and your way. We long to hear you say to us, "Well done!" We seek this above all else. Now bless us as we pray...


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem "God So Loved The World" Stainer


Children's Time


*Hymn "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" No. 281


Prayers with the People


Scripture Matthew 26:57-67 Pg. 41 NT

Message "The World's Great Misunderstanding" 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 "If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee" No. 282




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


Lay Reader: Stan Ovens

Greeters: George & Joyce Slocum

Ushers: Brittany Griffin, Margaret Hartwell, Erma Mullins,

Stan Ovens, Cheryl Stewart, Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:


To Our Visitors -

Welcome and thank you for being our guests. We are glad to have you visit our worship service. In the pews you will find welcome cards. In order for us to get to know you a little better, please take a moment to fill one out and drop it into the collection plate.



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



Finger Lakes Baptist Association Meeting


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



This Week's Schedule & Announcements



-      Green Lakes Sunday

-      11 am Parenting Class

-      2:30 pm Finger Lakes Association meeting in Great Room


Monday, March 30

-      10am - 4pm GED Class


Tuesday, March 31

-      6:30 pm Girl Scouts


Wednesday, April 1

-      5 pm Backpack packing

-      6 pm Youthgroup

-      Happy Birthday to Milly Bloomquist!


Thursday, April 2

-      Noon Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

-      7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, April 3

-      6:30 pm Bringing Up Boys Parenting Class


Saturday, April 4

-      7am Leave for Whitewater Rafting Trip


Next Week's Theme and Scripture is...

"The World's Hurt - Revealed in Cruelty"

Matthew 27:27-31



Church News


Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Saturday, April 4 Only 2 seats are left!

On Saturday 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!

If you can sponsor a person who would like to attend but can't afford it, please see Pastor Tharp. Thank You to Margaret Mills for her sponsorship!


Palm Sunday Men's Breakfast

Sunday, April 5 @ 8 am

Men, mark your calendars and gather your children for the annual Palm Sunday breakfast. The morning will begin with a devotional in the sanctuary and special guest Ken Anderson. Ken will sing some popular hymns. This will be followed by a breakfast in the Great Room. Cost is $5; children under 12 are free. Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews!


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.


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 is named for. You can find forms on the greeting tables or in the office.


Sunday Bulletin Cover:

Today's bulletin cover is in Honor of the birthdays of Megan Fenton and JJ Mullins. ~ Erma Mullins


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.


- 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!




Once again this year you may place flowers on the altar

In Memory of or In Recognition of

the special people in your life.

call the office with the information.


Your flowers may be in place for Palm Sunday

and taken home following the Easter Service.



Community News


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.


Women's Palm Monday Sacrificial Breakfast

Monday April 6, @ 9 am

All women are invited to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church for the annual breakfast. This year the event is dedicated to the memory of Emily Seager, at whose initiative this community Sacrificial Breakfast was started a few years ago. No reservation is required; a free will offering will be taken. If child care is needed please call 536- 2095. Speaker: Adrienne Russell, Soloist: Amiee Stempien, Pianist: Connie Gibson.



~ For the record ~

Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here? 3/8 3/15 3/22

78 78 67


Current Expenses $1,846 $691 $1,959

Missions 759 288 829

BT&T 451 171 247

Total $3,056 $1,150 $3,035


One Easter Sunday in a Catholic church,

a four-year-old boy pointed to a statue

and asked his mother, "Who's that lady?"

His mother replied that she was Mary,

the mother of baby Jesus.

"I thought you said Mary had a little lamb,"

the youngster said, bringing laughter to the neighboring pews.

Joyful Noiseletter

Via Jeff Totten