~ ~ MAY 16, 2010 ~ ~




224 Main Street                                                                 May 16, 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                  Matthew 14:22-33                   Pg. 21 NT


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

                                    Birthday song for Trevor Conrad


*Unison Invocation


Dear Lord, We want to follow you into the places of doubt and fear and on the the hostile seas. There are so many areas of uncertainty that we often find our lives just become stalled.

*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “The Old Rugged Cross”                    John Innes


Children's Time


Prayers for the People




Scripture                     Psalm 8:3-9                                        Pg. 597 OT


Message         “The  Secret To Walking On Water”             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







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

Greeters:                    Lisa Wood & Brittany Griffin

Lay Reader:               Diane DeLooza

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens; head usher, Clifford LeBarr,

                                    Cindy Ovens

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


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

Happy Birthday to Trevor Conrad!


Monday, May 17

June Newsletter articles are due today

7 pm     Community Chorus


Tuesday, May 18

Happy Birthday to Helena Cranmer!


Wednesday, May 19

5 pm      Backpack Program

7 pm      Membership Class


Thursday, May 20

7 pm    Boy Scouts

Happy Birthday to Kathie Lawrence!


Saturday, May 22

Happy Birthday to Janice Knecht!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“Following the Master”

Luke 22:24-30


Church News


June Newsletter

Articles for the June newsletter are due tomorrow. 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.



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.