MAY 18, 2008



                                    PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    May 18, 2008

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 Praise & Worship               “Surely the Presence”        No. 62


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 55:1-3a                        Pg. 803 OT


*Hymn                        “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”    Pg. 9 Praise Book


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)

            Keep the question before us Lord. Why do we spend money on what does not satisfy? Why do we go looking for satisfaction in things that glitter and charm, in short term pleasures, in commitments, which have no future? Teach us to get everything, every opportunity, every relationship into your hands. We want the Life of your Spirit in us. Lead us to give all we have and are to gain the One who is the Bread of Life. It was He who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “People Need the Lord”        McHugh & Nelson   


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Rock of Ages”                                     On Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Helena Cranmer


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     I Corinthians 12:1-11                         Pg. 231 NT


Message                      “Using Your Gift”                     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                        “The Church in The Wildwood”                 Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Jennifer Slocum






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


Lay Reader: Sean Ahearn

Greeters: Margaret Mills & Viola Gray

Ushers: Stan & Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr, Meghan Fuqua,

               Margaret Hartwell, Sean Ahearn

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                 Kim Strong Imisides           Billie Potts

Mary Armstrong           Carolyn Johnson                 Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best               Don Johnson                       Lucas Ryska

Tracey Bicksler            Nancy Putnam                     Corrina Schultz

Doris Screen Bliss        Bill LaRock                         *Doug Seager

Pat Carroll                     Lori Lawrence                     Betty Smith   

Rachel Carter               *Doug Mattison                  Charlie Taylor           

Mickie Christiansen    Barbara Mortensen            Jean Wager   

Reece Conley                Polly Logan                         Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Bill Gillette                    Margaret Mills                                          

Marlene Guild               Doug Passage                                                        

Frances Hartwell           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.

*Tranquliono Arrendondo, Anne Scheel’s father


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, May 18

¨      Happy Birthday to Helena Cranmer!

Monday, May 19

¨      6:30 p.m.   Council of Churches meeting and dish to pass supper.

Tuesday, May 20

¨      Happy Birthday to Kathie Lawrence!

Wednesday, May 21

¨      Noon         Ladies Fellowship Class

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

¨      7 p.m. Youthgroup

Friday, May 23

¨      Happy Birthday to Jennifer Slocum!

¨      Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar!

Next Sunday

¨      We will have a special service honoring our Veterans and remembering the victims of the holocaust. This is our first service developed with the help of our newly formed worship committee.


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

 “Lest We Forget”     Isaiah 51:1-2

(A series on the Spirit Enriched Gift)


Church News


Fellowship Class

The ladies Fellowship Class will meet this Wednesday, May 21, at noon. Katherine Warren will bring dessert and Erma Mullins will lead devotions. Bring your own sandwich and bring along a friend.

We will be planning our June luncheon.


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.


Building for Today & Tomorrow

Please be sure to stop at the back table for copies of Phase II – Building for Today & Tomorrow pledge card and letter.


The Mission Trip Meeting

 to Mexicali has been postponed until May 28. Mark your calendars to come and gather information so that you can make and informed decision. This would be an awesome serving opportunity! You can hear from those who went last year, too!



 -- Ancient Jerusalem Marketplace --

Vacation Bible School – June 30 – July 3


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!



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 Rita Castillo, Pat Ames and George Jensen for volunteering to bring Cheryl Wood home from her dialysis treatments in Geneva!


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                     4/27               5/4             5/11

                                                               62                71                82


Current Expenses             $1,760         $2,244

Missions                                  489              461

BT&T                                      169              339

Total                                   $2,418         $3,044



Thought: If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.      ~ C.S. Lewis