~ ~ APRIL 26, 2009 ~ ~


                                  FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          April 26, 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.




Songs of Worship and Praise                       


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 130                              Pg. 684 OT     


*Hymn                        “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”       No. 376



            Even when we do not see your hand at work, O Lord, you are pressing forward with your plan for our lives and our world. You stand ready to forgive our sins, to build our lives on the solid rock of Christ, and to make our church a witness to his truth. Stir our excitement as we wait for the dawn of your rich and wondrous presence in us. We ask this in the name of Him who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Holy, Holy, Holy”                                Schubert


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”                No. 315


Prayers of the People


Scripture                     Acts 1:1-5                                          Pg. 157 NT


Message                      “Wait For The Gift””             Rev. John 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                        “Open My Eyes That I May See”           No. 324





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



Lay Reader:               Greg Marion

Greeters:                    Kathryn Warren and Marge Cornell

Ushers:                       Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins,

                                    Matt Scutt, George Slocum, John FM Tharp

Organist:                    Barb Stewart 

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:



Sunday Memorial Bulletin

Today’s bulletin is in honor of the anniversary of Douglas & Ann Gibbs.                                ~ Warner & Judi Gibbs


Our Prayer Concerns …


At the Manor:                    Helena Cranmer


At Clinton Crest:              Burton Barcliff           Kathleen Clayson

                                                Gerry Lane                 Margaret Hartwell    


At the Homestead:            Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

Alberta Gottshall                   Viola Gray                  Willie Nelson

Luella Passage                       Dick Sharman            Irene Wachala


Our Special Missionaries:

Mrs. Susan Harding in Alaska         

Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey in Italy


Prayers for:

Mary Armstrong        Mary Gillette                         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


Gerri Lane’s daughter; Wendy passed away.

Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia                             


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, April 27

¨      10am – 4pm GED Class

¨      7 pm          Community Chorus

¨      7:30 pm     Council of Churches meeting at Milo Methodist


Tuesday, April 28

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts


Wednesday, April 29

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing


Thursday, April 30

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts


Friday, May 1

¨      6 pm          Relay for Life Meeting in the courtyard


Saturday, May 2

¨      6 am          ABMen work day at Camp Vick


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“Why Are You Standing There?”
      Acts 1:6-11


Church News


Relay for Life

This year’s Relay for Life will be held on June 6 & 7, at the Penn Yan Firemen’s Field. The relay is an all night walk to raise money to fund cancer research, education and patient services. Anyone interested in being on a team or making a decision is encouraged to do so! For more information, please contact Beth DeLooza at 536-3162 or Pam Scutt at 536-2791.


Board of Missions

Reminder to all Bd. of Missions members: The May meeting date has been changed. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 26.


“Paint Yates County Purple”

Join the community in this exciting event on May 1, at 6 PM in the courtyard. There will be refreshments, entertainment and speeches to inform the community of the Relay for Life's purpose and to get the event started.


Crop Walk

This year’s Crop Walk to raise money to fight hunger and serve the local Food for the Needy is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 3, at the Presbyterian Church. Registration begins at 1 pm and the walk begins at 1:30 pm. If you are interested in walking or in sponsoring a walker, see Anne Perry ( 536-4830) or Beth DeLooza ( 36-3162)


Blankets + Offering

From something as simple as a blanket, amazing things can happen… with your help. Our congregation can provide warmth and protection to victims of a disaster, seeds and tools to struggling farmers, and water and health to impoverished communities. Church World Service Blankets+ offering will be on Mother’s Day May 10.

You are the plus in Blankets+!


Calling All Men for a Camp Vick Work Day!

Saturday, May 2

Group will be leaving from FBC at 6 am.

Lunch is provided.


Coming in May: Undies Sunday

Again this year, your Mission Committee will be collecting undies and personal care items for the Cameron Community Center in Rochester. So… when you are out shopping remember this project. You can find bargains at one of our dollar stores here in Penn Yan. If traveling further afield, try Wal Mart, Target, or Kmart. Cameron is located in one of the poorer sections of Rochester. Let’s see what we can do!


Community News


Women’s Health Forum

Monday, May 11 @ 4:30 pm


Annual Women’s Health Forum: Spring Into Good Health

In recognition of Women’s Health Week

Sarrasin’s on the Lake


In addition to the speakers various agencies will offer displays on other topics of interest beginning at 4:30 pm


Refreshments will be served. This is a free event but reservations are requested by May 4, by calling 531-2053 or 536-5160



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  4/5              4/12             4/19

                                                              86                 88                57


Current Expenses                         $4,795          $1,400

Missions                                             465               635

BT&T                                                 364               100

Total                                              $5,624          $2,135





A special way to remember or to honor a loved one is to purchase a Memorial Bulletin Cover. The cost is $10 for one Sunday and there will be mention in the bulletin of who the cover is named for. This is similar to providing flowers in the sanctuary.


In purchasing a memorial bulletin cover, you will help defray some of the church’s operating costs and at the same time memorialize or recognize a loved one.


Please send this information to the church office along with your payment.


Date Preferred ________________________________

In Honor of ___________________________________

In Memory of _________________________________

From ________________________________________


Grace for lunch

“Father, bless this bunch as we crunch this lunch.”

                                                                   ~ Joyful Noiseletter



Life Lessons

¨      Life is not fair; but it’s still good.

¨      Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

¨      When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

¨      Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.