APRIL 6, 2008



                                       PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    April 6, 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                      “Awesome God”                      No.19 PB

                                                Birthday song of Brittany Griffin


Welcome and Announcements



Scripture Reading                  Colossians 3:12-17                Pg. 272 NT



*Hymn                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”          No. 267

                                    Birthday Hymn of Ralph Wilkes


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            Dress us in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, Lord. Let the color of love be present in all we do. Move us toward the unity of spirit, effectiveness of work and the joy of peace, which is a sign of Jesus’ presence in us. For it is in His name we pray. Amen.         


Anthem                       “I Will Give Thanks”                    Joseph Martin   


Children’s Time

Prayers with the People


*Hymn                        “More Love the Thee, O Christ”             No. 359


Scripture                     Galatians 6:1-10                                Pg. 256 NT



Message                      “We Are Family”                  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                        “Amazing Grace”                        No. 280 vs. 1,2


Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper

Welcome to the Lord’s Table

                                    Reading of the Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks

                                    The Lord’s Prayer


*Hymn                                    “Amazing Grace”               No. 280 vs. 5





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


Thought: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

                                                                                            John 20:29

Lay Reader: Ed Castillo

Greeters: Charilie Miller & Matt Scutt

Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,

              Greg Miller  and 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

Alice Wise                  Virginia DeLooza       Willie Nelson


Clinton Crest:             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:                                                  

Helen Ansley              *Marlene Guild                      Billie Potts

Mary Armstrong        Frances Hartwell                    Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best            Kim Strong Imisides              Nancy Putnam

Tracey Bicksler         Carolyn Johnson                    Lucas Ryska

Bessie Bliss                Don Johnson                          Corrina Schultz

Milly Bloomquist       Bill LaRock                            *Doug Seager

Pat Carroll                  Lori Lawrence                        *Ralph Seager

Rachel Carter            Barbara Mortensen               Betty Smith

Mickie Christiansen  *Polly Logan                         Necia Smith

Marge Cornell           *Margaret Mills                   Charlie Taylor

Bill Gillette                 Doug Passage                        Jean Wager

Mary Beth Greene    *Keith Pierce               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


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, April 6

¨      1:45 p.m. Van leaves for FLBA Meeting at Canandaigua UC

Monday, April 7

¨      Happy Birthday to Brittany Griffin!

Tuesday, April 8

¨      10:30 a.m. Mary & Martha Circle

¨      7 p.m. VBS Planning Meeting

¨      7 p.m. Bd. of Trustees

Wednesday, April 9

¨      2 p.m.        Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

Thursday, April 10

¨      7 p.m. True Spirituality Small Group

Friday, April 11

¨      Happy Birthday to Ralph Wilkes!

Saturday, April 12

¨      Trailer to Utica for Burmese Refugees


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Dealing with Loneliness”



Church News



Hey Kids!

Would you like to get away from mom & dad for an evening?

Forget about school and pressures that weigh on your minds?

Join us on Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. in the Great

Room for games, ping pong, bad mitton, twister, cards and

some wholesome good times. This would be a great

opportunity to grab a friend and get out of the house. For

more information call Carrie & Sean Ahearn at 531-1910.




The Mary & Martha Circle

will meet this week on Tuesday, morning at 10:30 a.m. Kathryn Warren will provide devotions and dessert. Bring your own sandwich. Open to all women. Come see what we are all about!


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.


Strasenburgh Planetarium

Our trip to the planetarium is set for Saturday, April 19. The van (if we have enough people), will leave from the church parking lot at 9 a.m. We will be seeing “Spring Night Sky”. The cost is $5, however if that is a problem contact Eileen. Reservations need to be in to Eileen by April 13. 694-8267. Some adults are needed to chaperone.


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 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.





Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       3/16            3/23             3/30

                                                                 89             110                92


Current Expenses               $1,565       $1,501          $1,544

Missions                                    564            871               782

BT&T                                        151            283               127

Total                                     $2,280       $2,655          $2,453



Charm is the ability to make someone else think

that both of you are pretty wonderful.