~ ~ MAY 2, 2010 ~ ~


Note; I FINALLY got my "word" program to work!

If all goes well, I will resume posting weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters.



224 Main Street                                                                   May 2, 2010

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


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.




Song of Praise & Worship                


Welcome & Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Jeremiah 31:31-34                 Pg. 857 OT    


*Hymn                                    “Faith of Our Fathers”              Insert         

Lyle Conrad's Birthday Hymn


*Unison Invocation

            When we come to your table, Lord, we dine on the food of your promise. Remove the clutter from our spirits so that you can write the message of love on our hearts. Keep the vision before us of a world following the ways of Jesus. Set our hands to the task of telling the story of your love. Fill every moment with this purpose. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.


Anthem                       “To This Altar”                               Ken Medema


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “How Great Thou Art”                           No. 467

                                    Birthday Hymn for Ed Castillo


Scripture                     Matthew 7:24-28                                 Pg. 10 NT


Message                     “If Wishes Were Horses...”                Rev. 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                        “In The Garden”                                          Insert

                                    Birthday choice for Ethel Clancy


Ordinance of The Lord's Supper

                        Welcome to the Lord's Table

                        Vision Statement

                        Community of Prayer

                        Sharing the Bread

                        Sharing the Cup

                        Prayer of Thanks and the Lord's Prayer


*Hymn            “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You”           Insert

                        Birthday choice of Erma Mullins





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


Greeters:                    Marge Cornell & Kathryn Warren

Lay Reader:               Dick Johnson

Ushers:                       Jack Clancy (Head Usher), Pat Ames,

                                    Shelley Bicksler, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart


Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Please be in prayer for:


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Alice Fairbrother

                                    Gerry Lane

At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Viola Gray                  Willie Nelson

                                    Dick Sharman            Irene Wachala

                                    Alberta Gottshall

At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer        Kathryn Clayson

                                    Margaret Hartwell     Georgia Ovens


Our Special Missionaries:

Ms. Kristy Engel – Dominican Republic

Ms. Cynthia Harper – Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester,NY


Mary Armstrong                    John Paul Hunt           Cheryl Poole

Doris Barcliff                         Don Johnson              *Linda Potts

Ryan Barkley                         Jerry Lafler                Schroo Family

Eva Jean Best                        Lori Lawrence            Frieda Slcoum

Kathleen Beyea                     Pete Modaffari           Charlie Taylor

Brian Bliss                              Barbara Mortensen   Emma Wheeler

Mickie Christiansen              Mary Murphy            Mr/Mrs Whitbeck

Barbara Gifford                     Doug Passage            Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette                             Keith Pierce               Rick Willson

Hager Family                         Lorraine Phillips

Ryan Hall                              

Our Country and Leaders

Marlene Guild – had a fall. More tests needed.


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


1pm     CROP Walk

5 pm    Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, May 3

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm     Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Lyle Conrad!

Happy Birthday to Paul Nash!


Tuesday, May 4

7 pm      Bd. Of Missions

7 pm      Bd. Of Deacons


Wednesday, May 5

5 pm      Backpack Program

6:30 pm Girl Scouts

7 pm      Membership Class

7:30 pm Habitat for Humanity

Happy Birthday to Ethel Clancy!


Thursday, May 6

7 pm    Boy Scouts

¨                  Happy Birthday to Erma Mullins!


Friday, May 7

Happy Birthday to Ed Castillo!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“Studies in Compassion”

I Samuel 2:18-21


Church News


CROP Hunger Walk

Today! Make a donation check out to  CWS CROP. The event starts at 1 pm with registration at First Presbyterian Church. The walk begins at 1:30 pm.   CROP: Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty


Women's Breakfast Next Sunday (Mother's Day),

It's the men's turn to cook for the women! So we need all the women to come out for this event.



SUNDAY, MAY 9, at 8 AM

On the menu:

Eggs Benedict    +   Sweet Rolls

Fruit Cup   +  Coffee, Tea, Juice

All women are invited, and we invite you to invite your mothers,

grandmothers, aunts, nieces, children and girlfriends!

Cost is $5 per person, children under 12 years of age eat for free!!

Please RSVP to the church office at 536-9821 by Wed. May 5th


Writers Needed

When Pastor John leaves at the end of June we will be needing alternate writers for the newsletter. Do you have something to share? A topic to explore? A testimony to relate? We are looking for people who can share their beliefs. There is a clipboard in which you can sign up for a specific month, see Pastor John after the service.


Can You Help?

Cristine Conklin needs a ride to Geneva for a Dr.'s appointment on Thursday, May 20. She needs to arrive by 9 am. If you can help her out see her following the service or call her at 536-.


Community News


National Day of Prayer - May 6th   -

There will be a celebration in the courtyard starting at 6 pm. The first half hour will be music, followed by various speakers who will speak on the importance and need of being a praying nation. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to add to the music side of the presentation see Pastor John.

Let's join in His name to pray for our nation!


Save Those Pill Bottles

The students at Keuka College and Chaplain Eric Deter are asking for your help. They are collecting medicine pill bottles to send to third world countries. When medicine is dispensed, in most cases the pills are deposited directly into hands. You can help by peeling off your labels, and bringing in your pill bottles (with caps). There is a box in the foyer for collections. Thank You!



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.


In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


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.


Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please speak with an usher for assistance.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       4/11              4/18            4/25                                                                                                               

                                                     54                 58               48

Current Expenses               $3,750          $1,892           $725

Missions                                    239               339             431

BT&T                                       100               135                  0

Total                                    $4,089          $2,366         $1,156