MARCH 30, 2008



                                           PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    March 30, 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.





Songs of Praise & Worship  


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Ephesians 3:14-21                 Pg. 261 NT


*Hymn                        “Praise Ye the Lord, The Almighty”                 No. 482


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            Give us the power to fall on our knees, O Lord. Break through the pride and indifference that keeps us from sharing in the life which has its roots and foundation in your love. Stretch our imagination until we can catch a glimpse of your vision, your glory, and your love set loose in the world. We seek your blessing as we offer this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Anthem                       “Were You There?”                       H.T. Burleigh


Dedication of Children                     Christian Modaffari

                                                            Ralph Estimo

                                                            Elijah Clancy


Children’s Time


Prayers with the People


*Hymn            “With Grateful Hearts Our Faith Professing”         Insert


Scripture                     Matthew 28:16-20                               Pg. 45 NT


Message                      “Commissioned to Serve”     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                        “To God Be the Glory”                           No. 485





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


Lay Reader: Marge Moulton

Greeters: Bob Faery, Clifford LeBarr, Pat Ames

Ushers: Erma Mullins, Fran Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Stan Ovens, Cheryl Stewart, Barbara Stewart

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                                    Betty Smith

Mickie Christiansen  Barbara Mortensen              Necia Smith

Marge Cornell                      *Polly Logan                                      Charlie Taylor

                                    *Margaret Mills                      Jean Wager

                                                                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

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

·        Mary Ann Morith recovering from stroke; sister of Judi Gibbs

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


Thought: I watched the sun go down last night, God, and I knew that because of Your faithfulness it would rise again this morning. Amen.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, April 1

¨      7 p.m. Bd. of Missions

¨      7 p.m. Bd. of Deacons

¨      Happy Birthday to Milly Bloomquist!

Wednesday, April 2

¨      2 p.m.        Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

Thursday, April 3

¨      7 p.m. True Spirituality Small Group

Saturday, April 5

¨      White Water Rafting


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“We Are Family”

Galatians 6:1-10



Church News


White Water Rafting ~ Saturday, April 5

Space is still available to “ride the rapids”. Cost is $13 per person. See Pastor John or call the church office at 536-9821.


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 hymn sing and 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!


Summer Vacation & Camp Vick

It’s never too early to think about summer vacation! When school is out, the kids will be longing for some fun get-a-ways with the family and friends. Camp Vick is one of many ways to break in the summer with recreation and leisure activities. Contact Beth DeLooza at 536-3162 for more information about Camp Vick and its opportunities.


Thank You!

To the crew that sorted, washed and organized toys and equipment in the nursery. Eileen Modafarri, Barbara Burke, Jeanne Schuck, Nancy & Greg Marion.


Strasenburgh Planetarium

A trip to the planetarium is being planned for Saturday, April 19. Anyone interested in going should call Eileen Modaffari at . Keep in mind that the more people we have may qualify us for a discount.


Vacation Bible School

June is still a few months away but it is never too early to start the planning for VBS. This year’s theme is The Jerusalem Marketplace and help is needed. We need Tribe Leaders, Tribe Helpers and Shop Keepers. A VBS planning meeting will be held on April 8, at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome or contact Sue Willson.






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.




New American Baptist International Ministries Website


After months of planning, building and testing the NEW

AB International Ministries Website is here!

Our address is the same… but our content has been enhanced, redesigned and reorganized to provide more information and be more user friendly than ever before.


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.


Roast Beef Dinner

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.




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                         3/9            3/16            3/23

                                                                 58               89             110


Current Expenses               $1,649         $1,565       $1,501

Missions                                    350              564            871

BT&T                                        176              151            283

Total                                     $2,175         $2,280       $2,655





(sung to the tune of #94)



With grateful hearts our faith professing,

We ask You, Lord, come to our aid,

That we, our common faith confessing,

May keep the vows that we have made.


We know that in Your true providing

The young and old to Christ belong;

Lord, help us to be wise in guiding,

And make us in example strong.


Give to the parents love and patience,

Each home with Christian graces fill.

Protect our children in temptations,

And keep them safe in childhood’s ill.


Accept, O Lord, our dedication

To fill with love the growing mind,

That in this church and congregation

The young a faith for life may find.