~ ~ MAY 3, 2009 ~ ~


                                FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          May 3, 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 35: 1-10                       Pg. 774 OT     


*Hymn                                    “Faith of Our Fathers”                    Insert

                                                Birthday choice of Lyle Conrad



            Dear Lord, We thank you for people who have shared the Word of faith with us. For each of us there have been those who cared and still care about the health of our spiritual life and the depth of our commitment to following you. Your Word of hope is a source of joy and encouragement to us. We thank you in the name of Jesus, Amen.


Anthem                       “Holy, Holy, Holy”                                Schubert


Children’s Time


*Hymn            “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” No. 478 vs. 1,2


Scripture                     Acts 1:6-11                                        Pg. 158 NT


Message                      “Why Are You Standing There?”       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                        “Great Day!”                                           No. 445


Right Hand of Fellowship ~ Richard Davis


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.


Lay Reader:               Lyle Conrad

Greeters:                    Margaret Mills & Jennifer Slocum

Ushers:                       Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy,

                                    Erma Mullins and Cheryl Stewart

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Today’s Sunday Memorial Bulletin:

 Is in honor of our parents’ wedding anniversaries: Henry & Frances Lawrence – May 2 and Fred & Gertrude Schmidt – May 16                     ~ Don & Kathie Lawrence


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

Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia

Dorothy Mott - Dick Johnson’s sister

George Jensen as he recovers from shoulder surgery

Deceased: Gerald Hanson – brother of Richard Hanson               

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, May 3

¨      1:30 pm     CROP Walk

¨      Happy Birthday to Lyle Conrad!

¨      Happy Birthday to Paul Nash!

Monday, May 4

¨      6:30 pm     Keuka Quilters

¨      7 pm          Community Chorus

Tuesday, May 5

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts

¨      7 pm          Deacons

¨      Happy Birthday to Ethel Clancy!

Wednesday, May 6

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing

¨      7 pm          Christian Ed Teachers Meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Erma Mullins!

Thursday, May 7

¨      National Day of Prayer

¨      7 pm          Advisory Council

¨      7 pm          Membership Class

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts

¨      Happy Birthday to Ed Castillo!

Friday, May 8

¨      Happy Birthday to Lilia Scheel!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“What We Do We Do Together”

Acts 1:12-14


Church News


Prepared to Care

Blankets + Offering – Next Sunday!


Most of carry a spare tire in our cars… just in case. Being prepared for the unexpected can make all the difference in an emergency. Church World Service has learned that lesson well over its more that 60 – year history of responding to disasters and other urgent humanitarian crises. Our Blankets+ offering will go to support the life-saving work of Church World Service here at home and around the world.


Often, the first thing CWS provides in an emergency is a blanket for warmth, comfort, and sometimes even shelter. But as needs change, other things are required – tents, food, water, and the tools and materials to rebuild. That’s why it’s called Blankets+!


When we see the results of a disaster, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless. But through Church World Service Blankets+, our contributions add up and enable CWS to respond effectively when people need help the most.


Enclosed in the May newsletter was the Church World Service envelope for Blanket Sunday. Please bring it back next Sunday as we collect this offering. Together, we can do a lot!


Mother’s Day Breakfast

Sunday, May 10 at 8 am

Ladies, it’s your turn to be pampered by the men! Come to a delicious breakfast on Mother’s Day. Bring your children, mothers, sisters, etc. The cost is $5. Children under 5 eat free!


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.


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. You will find a box for your donations at the front of the sanctuary. Let’s see what we can do!



Community 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.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  4/12             4/19             4/26

                                                                88                57                66


Current Expenses                           $1,400        $1,916          $1,668

Missions                                               635             551               297

BT&T                                                   100             168               212

Total                                                $2,135        $2,635          $2,177



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.


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




Life Lessons


¨      Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

All that truly matters in the end is that you love.