MAY 25, 2008



                                    PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    May 25, 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.


Memorial Day Service

Honoring Our Veterans

Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust




Songs of Praise & Worship               “Kum ba Yah”                 No. 338

                                                            Birthday choice of Cliff LaBarr

Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 46:1-11                        Pg. 623 OT


*Hymn                                    “Morning Has Broken”               No. 469

                                                Birthday song of Eileen Modaffari


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)

            Cyclones and Earthquakes are much in the news, O Lord. No one can doubt the mighty powers around us or our own weakness before them. We only can stand because we stand with you. We come together to ask you to be our shield, to break the bow and defuse the bombs. Turn our hearts toward peace and toward the Prince of Peace who taught us to pray….

*The Lord’s Prayer



Anthem                       “Grace Medley”                                 Don Marsh   


Church School Honoring of Our Veterans



Message                      “Lest We Forget”                     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                        “Because He Lives”                                    Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Mary Fullagar






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


Lay Reader: Erma Mullins

Greeters: Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins

Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,

George Slocum, John F.M. Tharp

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                     Barbara Stewart

Mickie Christiansen Barbara Mortensen               Charlie Taylor

Reece Conley             Polly Logan                            Jean Wager

Bill Gillette                Doug Passage          Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Marlene Guild            Keith Pierce              

Frances Hartwell       


*Brad Stewart-had his double lung transplant, body is accepting.

*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 and Announcements


Today, May 25

¨      Happy Birthday to Cliff LaBarr!

Monday, May 26

¨      Memorial Day Holiday – The office will be closed.

Tuesday, May 27

¨      Happy Birthday to Eileen Modaffari!

Wednesday, May 28

¨      3:45 p.m.   AB Girls Group

¨      7 p.m.        Youthgroup

¨      7 p.m.        Mission Trip meeting

Saturday, May 31

¨      Happy Birthday to Erik Miller!

¨      8:30 a.m.   Annual ABW Meeting

Sunday, June 1

¨      Ken Anderson will be here to sing during our worship service.

FL Baptist Assoc. Meeting at First Baptist Church of Manchester. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Bring a canned food for pantry.


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

 “Live Strong”     Isaiah 51:7-8, Nehemiah 6

(A series on the Spirit Enriched Gift)


Church News


Mission Trip Meeting

Wednesday, May 28 @ 7 p.m.

There will be a meeting of all persons interested in learning more about a possible Mission Trip to Mexicali.


Annual ABW Meeting

Saturday, May 31 @ 8:30 a.m.

Ladies, mark your calendars for the annual AB Women’s meeting.  We will have the election and installation of officers. The meeting will be here at the church and simple breakfast will be served.


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.


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.





Keuka Comfort Care Home Benefit

There will be a yard sale to benefit the Keuka Comfort Care Home on Friday and Saturday, June 6&7, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Grange across from Indian Pines Fruit stand.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                     5/4             5/11             5/18

                                                             71                82                64

            WMO-Blankets                                     $188                 $5           

Current Expenses           $2,244          1,495            1,103

Missions                                461             456               443

BT&T                                    339               69               793

Total                                 $3,044        $2,208          $2,344



America will never run… And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.   ~George W. Bush