~ ~ APRIL 5, 2009 ~ ~



224 Main Street April 5, 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.


Palm Sunday





Songs of Worship "Awesome God" No. 19 PB

Birthday choice of Brittany Griffin


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading Hosea 6:1-6 Pg. 977 OT


A Medley of Negro Spirituals with Ken Anderson

"Swing Lo Sweet Chariot" arr. by Harry G Burleigh

"Down By the Riverside" arr. by Pete Seeger

"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" arr. by Harry G Burleigh



Gracious Lord, We thank you for songs of faith that remind us of the great faith of past generations. We stand in debt to their courage. We pray that we may honor you this day with our commitment and faithfulness to the cause of Christ. Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore. We seek your strength and eagerness to serve. We ask this prayer in Jesus' name. Amen.


Anthem "Fear Not, Ye People of Zion" Jon Paige


Children's Time


*Hymn "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" Insert


Scripture Matthew 27:27-31 Pg. 43 NT

Message "The World's Hurt - Revealed in Cruelty"




*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 "All Glory Laud and Honor" No. 88 vs.1, 2


Ordinance of The Lord's Supper

Welcome to The Lord's Table

Church Covenant

Community of Prayer

Sharing the Bread

Sharing the Cup

Prayer of Thanks and The Lord's Prayer


*Hymn "All Glory Laud and Honor" No. 88 vs. 3,4




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


Lay Reader: Anne Perry

Greeters: Ed & Rita Castillo

Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelly Bicksler, Jack Clancy,

Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

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

*Paul Sutton; father of Yvonne McMillian of Our Father's Children


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


Today's Memorial Bulletin Cover is in Memory of

Stephen J. Sedlock. ~ Nancy & John Tharp


Community News


Palm Monday Sacrificial Breakfast

Monday April 6 @ 9am

All women are invited to the PYUMC for this 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 and a free will offering will be taken. Speaker: Adrienne Russell; Soloist: Amiee Stempien; Pianist: Connie Gibson. If child care is needed call 536-2095.


Journey Through Holy Week


Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 9 @ 6 pm

The service this year will be a dish to pass affair in commemoration of the Last Supper. Come join us as we conduct this ceremonial meal in memory of the Passion of Christ. In recognition of the Jewish tradition, please do not bring anything that contains yeast or pork products.


Good Friday Ecumenical Service

Friday, April 10 @ Noon

Join us as a Community of Faith at Dresden United Methodist Church.


Easter Sunrise Service

Indian Pines Park @ 7 am

This service is a joint effort of FBC, PYUMC and Presbyterian Church. There will be special music and a short drama.


Traditional Easter Service

10 am

The sanctuary will be adorned with Easter Flowers. There will be special music from the choir and the message will be "God's Answer to Our Questions."


This Week's Schedule & Announcements



      11 am Parenting Class

Monday, April 6

      10am - 4pm GED Class

      6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

      7 pm Community Chorus

Tuesday, April 7

      7 pm Bd. of Missions

      7 pm Diaconate

      6:30 pm Girl Scouts

Wednesday, April 8

      5 pm Backpack packing

      7 pm Evening Food for the Needy

      7pm Youthgroup

Thursday, April 9

      6 pm Dish to Pass Supper

      7 pm Maundy Thursday Seder Service

      7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, April 10

      Noon Good Friday Ecumenical Service at Dresden UMC


Next Week's Theme and Scripture is -

"God's Answer to Our Question"
Matthew 28:1-10


Church News


Farewell Marlene

Join us in the Great Room following worship service as we say good-bye to Marlene. Marlene will be moving to Michigan on Friday to live with her daughter Julie. Her new address is below.

Marlene Guild

C/o Dr. John Roy

2300 Airfield Lane, Midland, MI 48642 phone: 989-835-3709


Seder Service Sign Up

There will be a clipboard circulating this morning for the Seder Service. Please be sure to sign up, we need to have an idea of how many to plan for.


Parenting Class

The Friday evening parenting class has been discontinued. The class will only meet on Sundays following worship in the 2nd floor alcove.





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.




Thank you so very much to the kind person that gave me the beautiful yellow mum plant. I do appreciate it and yellow is my favorite color. Again, thanks. God Bless, Judi Gibbs



Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you'll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


We invite you to bring your children to the Nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship. Church School is also available for ages 3 and over following the children's time.


Please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room following today's service.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here? 3/15 3/22 3/29

78 67 68


Current Expenses $691 $1,959 $1,169

Missions 288 829 115

BT&T 171 247 70

Total $1,150 $3,035 $1,354


Italian Bread

The bread used in today's communion is prepared by Sean Ahearn.


(A few weeks ago we sent out an email to a few of the missionaries abroad asking for bread recipes from their region. Here you will find the recipe and comments from Jim & Debbie Kelsey who serve in Italy. See their mission info on the back of the bulletin.)


Dear FBC, This bread project is such a beautiful way to keep missions before your congregation! Personally, I steer clear of baking bread, as do most Italians these days. It is much easier to go to the local pasticceria and buy a loaf of bread. A typical white Italian bread is most common here. Happy baking e buon appetito!


2 cups lukewarm water 1 T dark brown sugar

1/3 cup cake yeast 2 T extra virgin olive oil

5 ¾ cups bread flour 1 T salt

1 egg white, lightly beaten


Place the water and yeast in the bowl of an electric mixer and allow the yeast ot bloom for about 5 min. Using a dough hook attachment, add the flour and sugar tot he water and mix on low speed until a dough starts to form. Drizzle the oil and salt into the dough and beat on medium speed for 8-10 min., or until a smooth, firm, elastic dough is formed. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and spray with a thick coating of cooking spray. Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to proof in a warm, draft-free place for 1 ½ hours or til double the size. Remove the plastic wrap, punch down and flatten the rounded dough with the heel of your hand. Roll the dough up tightly, sealing the seam well after each roll. The dough should be elongated and oval shaped, with tapered and rounded ends. Preheat the oven lined with a pizza stone to 425 degrees. Alternately, an inverted baking sheet may be used in place of a stone. Place the dough on a baker's peel heavily dusted with semolina flour, or cornmeal. Allow the dough to proof, loosely covered with a damp towel, for 30 minutes, or til double the size. Brush the dough with the egg white. Using a sharp knife, score 3 ¼ inch deep slashes across the top of the dough at a 45 degree angle. Spray the dough generously with water from a water bottle and place in the oven on the stone. Immediately close the oven and bake for 3 min. Open the oven door and spray the dough again with water. Close the oven door and bake for another 3 min before spraying the dough for a 3rd time. Bake for 45 min, or until a hollow thud is heard when the bread is whacked with the bowl of a wooden spoon. Allow the bread to cool slightly before serving.


Swing Low, Sweet Chariot


Chorus: Swing low, sweet chariot

Coming for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot

Coming for to carry me home.


I looked over Jordon and what did I see

Coming for to carry me home

A band of angels coming after me

Coming for to carry me home.




Sometimes I'm up and sometimes I'm down

Coming for to carry me home

But still my soul feels heavenly bound

Coming for to carry me home.



Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen


Nobody knows de trouble I've seen

Nobody knows de trouble but Jesus

Nobody knows de trouble I've seen

Glory Hallelujah!


Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down

Oh, yes, Lord

Sometimes I'm almost to de groun'

Oh, yes, Lord


If you get there before I do

Oh, yes, Lord

Tell all-a my friends I'm coming too

Oh, yes, Lord

Down By the Riverside


Gonna lay down my sword and shield

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Gonna lay down my sword and shield

Down by the riverside

Ain't gonna study war no more.




I ain't gonna study war no more

I ain't gona study war no more

Study war no more.

I ain't gonna study war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more

Study war no more


Gonna stick my sword in the golden sand

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Gonna stick my sword in the golden sand

Down by the riverside

Gonna study war no more.





Pennies From Heaven


I found a penny today, just laying on the ground.

But it's not just a penny, this little coin I've found.


Found pennies come from heaven, that's what my Grandpa told me. Grandpa said, angels always toss them down. Oh, how I love that story. He said when an angel misses you, they toss a penny down. Sometimes just to cheer you up. And make a smile out of your frown.

So don't just pass by that penny, when you're feeling blue. It may be a penny from heaven, that an angel tossed to you.