~ ~ MAY 24, 2009 ~ ~


                               FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                                 May 24, 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            “Kum ba Yah”                             No. 338

                                                            Birthday song for Clifford LaBarr

Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                              Psalm 103:15-18        Pg. 663 OT     


*Hymn                                    “Morning Has Broken”               No. 469

                                                Birthday choice of Eileen Modaffari


*Unison Invocation

            Dear Lord, So quickly our days fly away from us, and we come to the end of our time. Yet, when we walk with you, you fill our lives with good things and beautiful experiences. Beginning in time our lives are led into eternity as we learn to give ourselves to you in wonder, love, and praise. We join together to lift your name in celebration of your magnificent grace. We seek the gift of your presence as we offer the prayer, which Jesus taught us…


*The Lords Prayer


Anthem                       “Lord, Speak to Me”                   Havergal/Jones


Children’s Time


*Hymn            “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”          No. 326


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     Acts 2:1-13


Message                     “Amazed and Confused, Again”   John R. 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                        “Seek Ye First”                                       No. 333





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


Lay Reader:               Nancy Tharp

Greeters:                    Paul & Cathy MacDougall

Ushers:                       Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt         

                                    Scutt, George Slocum, John FM Tharp

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 Lewis and Martha Potts

                                                                   ~ Margaret Mills


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                         Keith Pierce

Eva Jean Best            Marlene Guild                        Frieda Slocum

Kathy Beyea              Alicia Hurlburt                       Barbara Stewart

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Brad Stewart

Milly Bloomquist       Don Johnson                          Charlie Taylor

Pat Carroll                  Lori Lawrence                        Rick Weir

Judi Gibbs                  Barbara Mortensen               Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette                 Dorothy Mott                   Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia

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 24

¨      No Parenting Class


Monday, May 25

¨      Memorial Day – the office will be closed.

¨      Happy Birthday to Clifford LaBarr!


Tuesday, May 26

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts

¨      7 pm          Board of Missions


Wednesday, May 27

¨      Noon         Fellowship Class

¨      1:30 pm     MacBeth Class

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing

¨      Happy Birthday to Eileen Modaffari!


Thursday, May 28

¨      7 pm          Membership Class

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts


Friday, May 29

¨      7 pm          Asbury Bell Choir Concert


Saturday, May 30

¨      8 am          Girl Scout Meeting in Great Room

¨      8:30 am     A BW Annual Meeting in the Library

¨      6 pm          PYTCO in Great Room



Next Week’s theme and Scripture:

“Signs and Wonders”

Acts 2:14-21


Church News


Come Experience the Exciting Sounds of Hand Bells!





Friday, May 29, at 7:30 pm

A special concert of music for hand bells, hand chimes, and percussion. Musical selections will range from exciting arrangements of well-known hymns, to music originally written for orchestra now arranged for hand bells. This talented group from the Asbury First United Methodist Church share their love of the sounds. Following the concert, there will be an opportunity to learn more about hand bells and even trying your own hand at playing one. Refreshments will be served in the Great Room.

A free will offering will be taken.


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.


It’s Graduation Time Again!

If you have a graduate you would like recognized

during the service on June 14, contact the church

office or the Board of Christian Education.


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


~ Woks and cookie sheets to borrow and volunteers to

     help set up/breakdown for the Filipino Luncheon.  

     Call Ethel at 536-6265.

~ Help is needed in the nursery, call Eileen at



ABC/NY Summer Institute at Keuka College

The following courses are scheduled at Keuka College on Mondays, July 6 through Friday, July 10. See Greg Marion for more information.

¨      Christian Ethics: 8am - Noon with Rev. Ed Carey, Pastor

¨      Ministry to Individuals: 8 am - Noon with Rev. Darryl Powell, Pastor, FBC Manchester

¨      Ministry Through the Small Church: 1pm – 5 pm with Rev. Jeremy Spencer, Pastor, Odessa FBC



Filipino Luncheon


Sunday, May, 31

Serving 12 pm – 2 pm

Adults: $9 advance sale ($10 at the door)

Children: 12-under $5


Tickets available at Church Office

Take Outs Available


Proceeds to benefit First Baptist Church


Menu: Lumpia (Spring Roll), Pancit (Stir Fry noodle dish with meat and vegetables), Caldereta (Rich Beef Stew), and Maja Blanca (dessert).



Community News


Spaghetti Dinner

at the Moose Club on Thursday, May 28, from 5–7pm. to benefit the Relay for Life..


Tickets for children and adults are $6 each.

Walk-ins are welcome or presale tickets are available by contacting either

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


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! Contact Beth DeLooza  or Pam Scutt at 536-2791.


Tutor Training – June 2009


Literacy Volunteers is growing!

We are looking for people interested in training, as tutors, to help adult learners with reading, writing and math. We also have many GED students looking for tutoring help with their assignments.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor for Literacy Volunteers please call the Penn Yan office at 536-6799 or stop by 117 East Elm St.
We are committed to helping people succeed.



Keuka Comfort Care Home

5th Annual Garage Sale


Friday, June 5:9-4

Saturday, June 6: 9-4

At the Yates County Fair Grounds


Proceeds benefit Keuka Comfort Care Home,

Providing Comfort Care for the Terminally Ill.



The People of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Penn Yan, having called The Reverend Michele Cristen Fischer as pastor now joyfully announce and cordially invite you to her installation on Sunday, June 14, at 3pm. 135 Hamilton Street. A light supper will follow the service. Please RSVP to 536-8165 by June 5th.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                   5/3              5/10             5/17

                                                               68                 63                58

Current Expenses                          $2,895             $749            $893

Missions                                              343               418              168

BT&T                                                  229                 62              181

Total                                               $3,467          $1,229         $1,242


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.


Life Lessons.....


* Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

* Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

* Make peace with your past, so it won’t screw up the present.

* Yield.

* Believe in miracles.