~ ~ MAY 23, 2010 ~ ~




224 Main Street                                                                 May 23, 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                 “Kum ba Ya”                   No. 338

                                                            Birthday choice of Clifford LaBarr


Welcome & Announcements


Ordinance of Baptism

                                    Candidates                             Sponsors        

                                    Bryan L. Rittenhouse            Jack Clancy

                                    Jeanette Modaffari                Erma Mullins

                                    Elie Garman                           Ethel Clancy              

                                    Aaron Vaughan                      George Jensen


Church Business Meeting


Anthem                       “Majesty Medley”                       arr. Tom Fettke


Children's Time


Prayers for the People


*Hymn                        “I'll Fly Away”                                            Insert

                                    Birthday hymn for Jennifer Slocum


Scripture                     Luke 22:24-30                                   Pg. 116 NT


Message                     “Following The Master”                    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                        “O Jesus, I Have Promised”                    No. 388

                                    Birthday choice of Mary Fullagar





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


Greeters:                    Jack, Ethel, Ralph and Eli Clancy

Ushers:                       George Slocum; head usher, Ed & Rita Castillo,             

                                    Matt Scutt, Sheryl Robbins, John FM Tharp

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                        Lori Lawrence            Schroo Family

Kathleen Beyea                     Barbara Mortensen   Frieda Slocum

Mickie Christiansen              Mary Murphy           Charlie Taylor

Barbara Gifford                     Doug Passage            Emma Wheeler

Bill Gillette                             Keith Pierce                Mr/Mrs Whitbeck   

Hager Family                         Lorraine Phillips         Ralph Wilkes

Ryan Hall                                                                   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 and Leadership Conference

Happy Birthday to Jennifer Slocum!

Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar!


Monday, May 24

Wellspring Leadership Conference

7 pm     Community Chorus


Tuesday, May 25

Wellspring Leadership Conference

5 pm     Search Committee Meeting

Happy Birthday to Clifford LaBarr!


Wednesday, May 26

9 am      Food for the Needy – set up

5 pm     Backpack Program

6:30 pm Girl Scouts

7 pm       Advisory Council Meeting


Thursday, May 27

9 am    Food for the Needy - packing

7 pm    Boy Scouts

Happy Birthday to Eileen Modaffari!


Friday, May 28

9 am     Food for the Needy – distribution


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“Do This In Remembrance”

Luke 22:19



Church News


The Mary & Martha Circle is “Going Out To Lunch” on Tuesday,

June 8 at noon, at the Antique Inn. All women in the church are invited. If interested contact Marge Cornell at 536-6607 by June 1.


Annual ABW Ministries Meeting

Saturday, June 5 at 8:30 am, in the Great Room.

A continental breakfast will be served and installation of officers will take place. We are still looking for a Coordinator of Personal Development. If you are interested in that position, please let Diane DeLooza know. (536-3162)


A Note from Your Secretary

Thank you all so very much for your prayers, cards and the flowers you've sent following the death of my father. I could feel your love!

~ Peggy


A Note of Thanks

To Stan Ovens and John FM Tharp for wiring the nursery so that the worship service can be heard by those attending the children!!


Western Area ABWM Conference

June 4 & 5, Houghton College

“Look Back …  Don't Stare” A mini retreat.

See Diane DeLooza for details and a reservation form if you are interested in attending. Reservations by May 31.


Thanks to your generosity our spring contributions are as follows:

            America For Christ Offering - $774.34

            Easter Offering - $424.00

            Penny Project - $603.27

            Blanket + Offering - $216.00

Thanks to everyone who helped to realize these contributions!!!



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.





Community News


Book Drive - The Penn Yan Elementary School is holding a book drive. Gently used (and not written in) books for children in Pre K to 5th graders will be distributed for the children to take home and read over the summer. The books will be collected from FBC on June 4th. Look for the box in the foyer. Sort through your own books or pick some up at yard sales!


Keuka Comfort Care Home - 6th annual Garage Sale takes place on Friday, June 4 from 9am-4pm and Saturday, June 5 from 9am to 2 pm at the Yates County Fairgrounds. All proceeds benefit the KCCH, providing comfort care for the terminally ill.


Relay for Life

On June 5th and 6th, I will be walking in the Penn Yan Relay for Life. This is a fundraising event to support cancer research, education and patient services. ANY size donation would be most appreciated. Luminarias are also available for $5 and can be made in honor or memory of someone you know whose life has been touched by cancer. These luminarias are lit and placed around the track, where they remain lit throughout the night. Thank you very much for your support and help in finding a cure for this devastating disease.        ~ Pam Scutt


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.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       5/2                 5/9               5/16                                                                                                              

                                                   48                  51                  57   

Current Expenses             $2,113            $2,669             $897

Missions                                  559                 668               157

BT&T                                     250                  365               116

Total                                  $2,922             $3,702          $1,170