~ ~ MAY 9, 2010 ~ ~




224 Main Street                                                                   May 9, 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.


Mother's Day




Song of Praise & Worship                


Welcome & Announcements


Scripture Reading                  II Timothy 1:3-7                    Pg. 287 NT     


*Hymn                        “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”        No. 482    


*Unison Invocation

            Thank you, Lord, for those who have nurtured us along the way. Thank you for entrusting your love to the care of human hearts and your work to human hands. Your presence has lightened our burdens; and the fellowship of believers has become the company of joy. Bless us now as we share in the prayer Jesus has taught us...


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “On Eagle's Wings”                 Joncas & Wagner


Children's Time


Prayers for the People


*Hymn                        “Now Thank We All Our God”              No. 555


Scripture                     I Samuel 2:18-21                               Pg. 297 OT


Message                     “Studies In Compassion”                   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                        “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”    No. 220              





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


Today's bulletin is in honor of Fran Morse.

“Happy Mother's Day for the 61st time... From your Loving Daughter, Cheryl.”


Greeters:                    George Jensen & Paul Nash

Lay Reader:               John FM Tharp

Ushers:                       Judi Gibbs; head usher, Ethel Clancy,

                                    Bob Fullagar, Charlie Miller, Barbara Stewart

Organist:                    Sheryl Robbins

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

Prayers for

Mary Armstrong                    John Paul Hunt           Cheryl Poole

Doris Barcliff                         Don Johnson              *Linda Potts

Eva Jean Best                        Jerry Lafler                Schroo Family

Kathleen Beyea                     Lori Lawrence            Frieda Slocum

Mickie Christiansen              Barbara Mortensen   Charlie Taylor                      

Barbara Gifford                     Mary Murphy            Emma Wheeler        

Bill Gillette                             Doug Passage            Mr/Mrs Whitbeck

Hager Family                         Keith Pierce                 Ralph Wilkes

Ryan Hall                               Lorraine Phillips           Rick Willson

Our Country and Leaders


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



5 pm    Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, May 10

7 pm     Community Chorus


Tuesday, May 11

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle

7 pm        Bd. Of Trustees

7 pm        Bd. Of Christian Education


Wednesday, May 12

5 pm      Backpack Program

7 pm      Evening Food for the Needy

7 pm      Membership Class


Thursday, May 13

7 pm    Boy Scouts


Friday, May 14

8 am     PYA Annual Day of Service Event


Saturday, May 15

9 am     Keuka Quilters


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“The Secret To Walking On Water”

Psalm 8:3-9


Church News


Mary & Martha Circle

The Ladies Circle will meet on Tuesday at 10:30 am. Kathryn Warren will bring dessert for the group and will open with devotion.


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 536-0415.


June Newsletter

Articles for the June newsletter are due soon. Information about events that will be taking place in June, or if you would like to share an experience you've had recently, turn them in by Monday, May 17. Please email them to or leave them on the secretary desk.


Medication Bottles

There is a collection box  located in the foyer for your empty medication bottles which are sent to third world countries where meds are typically deposited directed into hands. Remove your labels and be sure to include the lids. Thank You!



Retirement Dinner for Pastor John - Saturday, June 12

Dinner at 5 pm – Great Room seating is limited. If you plan to eat you MUST have a reservation. Program to follow in the sanctuary. Sign up sheets will be posted soon for dinner donations. If you would like to contribute to a gift for the Tharp family please see Stan Ovens or Diane DeLooza. You are also invited to write a message or memory to be included in a memory scrapbook.


I/we plan to attend Pastor John's Retirement Dinner on June 12.


Please reserve__________ places at the dinner.





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.