APRIL 27, 2008



                                   PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    April 27, 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               Psalm 116:1-7                        Pg. 674 OT


*Hymn                                   “Faith of Our Fathers”                    Insert

                                                Birthday choice of Lyle Conrad


*Silent Prayer & Invocation


            Teach us to pray with bold confidence, O Lord. Help us to shape the words in our minds, which truly detail the feelings, hopes, hurts, and joys of our hearts. When dark shadows steal our strength and we fear the days ahead, come to us with the power of your Holy Spirit and let us find courage in our salvation. We pray this prayer in the name of Him who taught his disciples to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music                      “Does He Ever Laugh?”                  Nancy Tharp

                                           (Elaine Cuzio)


Children’s Time


*Hymn                       “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”        No. 403



Prayers with the People


Scripture                   Selected Verses


Sermon                     “Prayer – Old & New Testament Teachings”

                                                                                       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                       “Take My Life”                     No. 391 vs. 1,4,5,6





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


Lay Reader: Greg Miller

Greeters: Christine T. & Necia Smith

Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Matt Scutt, Sheryl Robbins,

              George Slocum, John F.M. Tharp

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


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                            Betty Smith

Rachel Carter                    Barbara Mortensen                   Necia Smith

Mickie Christiansen          Polly Logan                               Charlie Taylor

Marge Cornell                   Margaret Mills                          Jean Wager

Bill Gillette                         Doug Passage                            Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Mary Beth Greene          *Keith Pierce      


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

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

*Caridad Estimo; Ethel Clancy’s grandmother is very ill.


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


Thought: We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, Sunday, April 27

¨      Celebrate Yates Work Day

Monday, April 28

¨      7:30 p.m.   Council of Churches Meeting at 2nd Milo Baptist

Tuesday, April 29

¨      7 p.m.        Memorial Service for Ralph Seager

Wednesday, April 30

¨      2 p.m.        Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

¨      7 p.m.        Youth Group

Thursday, May 1

¨      6 p.m.        Investment Committee

¨      7 p.m.        True Spirituality Small Group

Saturday, May 3

¨      9 a.m. ABW Spring Rally at GBC

¨      Happy Birthday to Lyle Conrad!

¨      Happy Birthday to Paul Nash!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

 “Receiving the Gift”    

Acts 1:1-11

(A series on the Spirit Enriched Gift)


Church News



Pastor John is looking for “a few good men” to help cook, serve and clean up for the Mother’s Day Breakfast. Interested in working on this? Contact the office at 536-9821.


Relay for Life Recruitment

It’s that time of year again, so get your walking shoes on! The relay will be held at the Firemen’s Field starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 6, and ending at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 7. In case you are not familiar with the Relay for Life, it is a fundraising event to support cancer research, education and patient services. I know we have all had cancer touch our lives in one way or another and wish there was some way to fight it. This is one way to do just that and have fun at the same time. See Pam Scutt (536-2791) if you are interested in walking, sponsoring or to purchase a luminary in memory or in honor of a loved one.


Volunteer Needed

Cheryl Wood, a member of PYFBC needs a ride home from dialysis in Geneva on May 20, 27, 29, at 7:30 p.m. Please, call the church office at 536-9821 if you will be able to help her out. Cheryl would like to help with gas in exchange for a ride.


Blanket Sunday  

Sunday, May 11. We want to thank you in advance for putting your caring into action. Each blanket wrapped around the shoulders of a displaced family, each home rebuilt, each hoe placed in the hands of a farmer, each cup of clean water, is an expression of your love…and hope…for your local and global neighbors.


Blankets are supporting the efforts of overseas partner agencies as they reach out to the most vulnerable populations in their regions.


Here in the U.S., the victims of the many flooding emergencies and tornadoes of recent months have felt the warmth and comfort of a CWS blanket.



                 C R O P W A L K







Sunday, May 4, 2008

Registration: 1 p.m.

Walk Begins: 1:30 p.m.


Penn Yan First Presbyterian Church


Walkers and Sponsors are needed.

Get a group of friends together!

If you have pledged to a walker,

please, try to get your pledge paid BEFORE the walk.




*The CROP Hunger Walk is a community-wide response of

Church World Service.




Share a smile this Mother’s Day. Share a smile and the warmth of a blanket. Share the gift of good health…the greatest gift a mother can give her child. Share through the CWS Tools & Blankets program and bring smiles to the faces of mothers around the world.


We are not our hair

We are not our skin

                            We are the beauty that lies within.


A pastor announced to his congregation that he was moving on to another church. Following the service, a little old lady said to him, “The next pastor will not be as good as you.” Pleased with the woman’s comment, the pastor replied, “Oh, no, the next pastor is a fine man.” “No, the next pastor will not be as good as you,” the woman insisted. “Well, thank you,” he said, “but I’m sure the next pastor will do a great job.” “No, no,” the lady replied. “I’ve lived through five pastors, and every one has been worse than the one before.”

                              Joyful Noiseletter consulting editor; Rev. Dr. Karl R. Kraft


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       4/6            4/13               4/20

                                                               81               74                  69


Current Expenses             $4,308        $1,834           $1,654

Missions                                  493             177                459

BT&T                                      255             140                135

Total                                   $5,056        $2,151           $2,248