~ ~ MAY 17, 2009 ~ ~


                          FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                                 May 17, 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                              Acts 6:1-15                Pg. 165 NT


*Hymn                        “To God Be the Glory”                           No. 485

                                    Birthday Hymn of Mary Fullagar


*Unison Invocation

            Lord, guide us on our path to you. When the trail is lost in the woods and the branches tear at our clothes and scratch at our faces, help us to not fear or shrink back. Be the voice telling us which way to turn and overpower the sound of the wind. Lead us to you Lord, so that we may serve the One who taught us to pray…


*The Lords Prayer


Anthem                       “I Am Resolved”                               Stan Pethel


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Church In the Wildwood”                         Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Jennifer Slocum


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     Matthew 14:22-34                               Pg. 21 NT


Message                     “Stepping Out of The Boat”               Tom 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                        “Rock of Ages”                                           Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Helena Cranmer





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


Lay Reader:              Cheryl Stewart

Greeters:                    Necia Smtih and Pat Ames

Ushers:                       Stan & Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr

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 memory of Charles J. Nasca.

                                                     ~ Judi & Warner Gibbs


Our Prayer Concerns …


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


At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer


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

Mary, Mark & newborn son, Gabriel (Soper) McBryan-complications during delivery, needs prayers.

Prayers for the family of Joyce Kennerson – Aunt of Pat Ames


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, May 17

¨      7 pm          Movie Night “Joshua”


Monday, May 18

¨      7 pm          Community Chorus

¨      Happy Birthday to Helena Cranmer!


Tuesday, May 19

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts

¨      7 pm          Finger Lakes Association Meeting


Wednesday, May 20

¨      June/July newsletter articles are due today.

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing

¨      Happy Birthday to Kathie Lawrence!


Thursday, May 21

¨      7 pm          Advisory Council

¨      7 pm          Membership Class

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts


Saturday, May 23

¨      9:30 am     ABW Spring Rally at 2nd Milo Baptist Church

¨      6 pm          PYTCO Tryouts for “Carnival”

¨      Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar!

¨      Happy Birthday to Jennifer Slocum!


Next Week’s theme and Scripture:

Amazed and Confused, Again

Acts 2:1-13


Church News


Movie Night!

Tonight  at 7 pm

Hope has a name…“Joshua” tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town. Bring a snack to share with the group and your own comfortable chair if you like.


Asbury Hand Bell Ensemble

Friday, May 29, at 7:30 pm

Brought to you by the Deacons, this will be a concert of hand bells, hand chimes and percussion; joined by other musical artists playing flute, saxophone and piano. Following the concert there will be an opportunity to learn more about hand bells and perhaps even trying your own had at playing one. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served in the Great Room following the concert.


Filipino Sunday Luncheon

Sunday, May 31 noon – 2 pm

Ethel Clancy and friends will prepare this special luncheon to benefit the church local budget. Presale Tickets are $9-adults ($10 at the door); $5-kids 5 and under. Menu: Lumpia (spring roll), Pancit (stir fry noodle dish w/meat & veg), Caldereta (rich beef stew), and Maja  Blanca (dessert).


Undies Sunday

continues during MAY. Donations of undies and personal care items for the Cameron Community Center in Rochester will be appreciated.


ABW Spring Rally will be held this Saturday, May 23, at 2nd Milo Baptist Church at 9:30 am. A continental breakfast will be served.


ABW Local Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 30, here at FBC at 8:30 am. A continental breakfast will be provided. We will hold the installation of new officers.


Upcoming meetings......


Advisory Council Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Council this Thursday, May 21, at

7 pm. All boards and committees should be represented. 



¨      Trustees, report on efforts to reach members who did not respond to financial canvas.

¨      Diaconate, progress of efforts to review church membership rolls.

¨      Set church calendar for balance of year and set schedule for Sunday coffee hour for the months July – Dec.


Church Business Meeting

Will be held during worship service on Sunday, May 31.


Congregational Meeting

Will be held on Sunday, June 14, immediately following the service.



Congratulations to Tom & Shelley Bicksler on the birth of their grandson. Gavin Thomas was born to TJ & Chrissy Bicksler on 5/11/09. Gavin weighed 9 lbs 15 oz and is 21 inches.


Newsletter - During the summer months we will combine the June & July newsletter into one publication.

All articles should be submitted to the office by May 20. There will not be an August newsletter.


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.

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner at the Moose Club

Thursday, May 28, from 5 – 7 pm.

Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life.


Team “Footprints” led by Pam Scutt

and Team “Eastview” led by Beth DeLooza

would like to invite everyone to attend.


Tickets for children and adults are $6 each.

Walk-ins are welcome, or presale tickets

are available by contacting either

Pam at 536-2791 or Beth at 536-3162.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  4/19             4/26             5/3

                                                                57                66              68

Current Expenses                          $1,916          $1,668       $2,895

Missions                                              551               297            343

BT&T                                                  168               212            229

Total                                               $2,635          $2,177       $3,467