MAY 11, 2008



                                          PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    May 11, 2008

Penn Yan, New York                                                        10:00 A.M.


Pentecost - Mother’s Day - Blanket Sunday


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                  II Timothy 1:1-7                    Pg. 287 NT     


*Hymn                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”           No.267

                                    Birthday choice of Trevor Conrad


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)

            Dear Lord, We thank you for the grand and amazing plan by which faith in Christ is shared from parent to child, from teacher to student, from friend to friend. We thank you that faith leaps the chasm of language and nation, breaks through class and prejudice, and unites people of all colors and creeds. We praise you for those who have been our parents in the faith. Bless us now that we might follow more faithfully the One who taught us to pray.


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “God’s Care Medley”                      Don Marsh     


Children’s Time


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


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     Galatians 5:16-26                              Pg. 255 NT


Message                      “Signs of The Spirit”                 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                        “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”            No. 316





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



Lay Reader: Rita Castillo

Greeters: George & Joyce Slocum

Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,

              Greg Miller and Barbara Stewart

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Organist: Carrie Ahearn                         Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821               E-mail:

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:

Rev. Richard & Mrs. Susan Harding                      

Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey                


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

Doris Screen Bliss         Don Johnson                      Corrina Schultz

Bessie Bliss                    Bill LaRock                        *Doug Seager

Milly Bloomquist           Lori Lawrence                    Betty Smith

Pat Carroll                      *Doug Mattison                 Charlie Taylor

Rachel Carter                Barbara Mortensen           Jean Wager

Mickie Christiansen      Polly Logan                         Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Reece Conley                 Margaret Mills     

Marge Cornell               Doug Passage                   

Bill Gillette                     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



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, May 13

¨      7 p.m.        Bd. Trustees

Wednesday, May 14

¨      2 p.m.        Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

¨      7 p.m. Youthgroup

¨      7 p.m. Mission Trip to Mexico information meeting

Thursday, May 15

¨      7 p.m.        Advisory Council

Saturday, May 17

¨      9 a.m.        All Church Basement Clean-out


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

 “Using Your Gift” I Corinthians 12:4-11

(A series on the Spirit Enriched Gift)



Church News


Mission to Mexico

Meeting for all those interested in a Mission trip to Mexico in October.

Wednesday, May 14 @ 7 p.m.


Spring Cleaning

In case you didn’t get your closets and garage cleaned out in time for the trailer to go to Utica last month – you have another chance. Pastor John will be going on a Men’s Clean up at Pathfinder Lodge and will make a stop in Utica for a drop off. Be sure to have your items to him/the church by Thursday, May 15.


All-Church Clean-Out Workday 

Saturday, May 17, 9am-noon

This is a great serving opportunity. Wear your work clothes and work gloves. Stay for an hour or the morning.


Planning Ahead

Next month’s newsletter will be a combination of June/July. All articles need to be in to the church office by May 20.


Ladies of the Church

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 31 at 8:30 a.m.  We will have our annual meeting with election and installation of officers. The meeting will be here at the church and simple breakfast will be served.


Undies Sunday Begins

Throughout the summer there will be a box in the sanctuary marked for Undies Sunday. Your donations of children’s underwear, sox, tee shirts etc can go into this box which will then be delivered to Cameron Center in Rochester. Today marks the starting date of this outreach event. When you go shopping, pick up a package or two. Your donation will go a long way to making a child feel a little better!


Parenting 101

The Basics of Becoming a Proactive Parent – this 4 week series will meet after services beginning June 1. Class time will be 35-45 minutes. See Eileen Modaffari for more information.


Reaching out to a Friend in Need

Rides are still needed from Geneva General Dialysis Center for Cheryl Wood. Cheryl has a ride to dialysis from the Office for the Aging bus, however she needs a ride home at 7:30 p.m. A volunteer has come forward for May 20; rides are still needed for May 27 & 29. Please call the church office if you can help.


Worship Committee

We are seeking people who might be interested in

helping plan and orchestrate our Sunday morning

worship services. How many times have you had an

idea or suggestion for a sermon topic or for a song

that would have tied in perfectly with the message Pastor Tharp presented that morning? Maybe you’re interested in drama and would enjoy seeing a skit once in a while. Perhaps you are a great organizer and love to plan or you would like to take part in PR to promote upcoming special worship events to reach out and bring in some of the unchurched in our community. As you can see, the possibilities are endless. So we’re asking you to prayerfully think about the gifts God has given you and consider being a part of our Worship Committee. If you’re interested, or would like more information, please contact Pastor Tharp, George Jensen, or Pam Scutt.


Thank you

To George Jensen for cleaning the carpets in the building.


We would like to remind you that the chapel is open for you to use for quiet mediation and prayer. There is a basket provided for prayer request.




Materials and help needed for the

Vacation Bible School – June 30 – July 3


“Ancient Jerusalem Marketplace”


This year the VBS staff has a great time planned for the children, but we can always use more help. We have a need for some donated items for the Marketplace. Check out the list below and see how you may be able to help. What a great way to serve others!

Jewelry Shop

Beads, tassels, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, small jingle bells and small seashells that may be drilled and made into necklaces.


Artificial plants and flowers for lend.

Hebrew Robes

Old colored striped sheets that can be made into robes by Jean Brewer.


We can’t do any of this without our teachers!


If you should have any of these items (check out yard sales) they may be left with Barbara Burke 536-7020 or Suzy Willson 585-526-1004. Thank you, we know how pressed everyone is for time these days so we do appreciate all that you can do for VBS!






Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                     4/20             4/27               5/4

                                                               69                62                71


Current Expenses             $1,654         $1,760         $2,244

Missions                                  459              489              461

BT&T                                      135              169              339

Total                                   $2,248         $2,418         $3,044



Mom taught me about the circle of life:

“I brought you into this world and I can take you out!”