JUNE 1, 2008



                                                   PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    June 1, 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.




Song of Worship        “You Are My Hiding Place”                       Insert

                                    Birthday choice of John F. Tharp    (Sing as a round)


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 43:1-5                         Pg. 785 OT


*Hymn                        “God of Grace and God of Glory”          No. 420


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)

            You know when we are afraid, Lord. When we pass through the deep waters, when the fire rages around us, when hard trials press upon us, we would hear again your words: “I am with you”. Your presence is our only hope amid the giants of war, poverty and disease. Yet we have your promise and on that we can surely stand. Bless us this day with the courage that flows from faith in you. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Anthem                       “The New 23rd                       Ralph Carmichael    


Children’s Time


Medley            “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”

                        “Swing Lo Sweet Chariot”

                        “I know the Lord Has Laid His Hands On Me”                                  

                                                                             Mr. Kenneth Anderson


Scripture                     Nehemiah 6:1-14                               Pg. 531 OT



Message                      “Live Strong”                            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


Solo                             “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked”

                                                                             Mr. Kenneth Anderson


Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord’s Table

                                    Vision Statement

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks

                                    The Lord’s Prayer                


*Hymn                        “He Leadeth Me”                                        Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of George Slocum






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


A love offering to support Ken Anderson’s work will be received at the end of the service.


Lay Reader: Barbara Stewart

Greeters: Eileen & Christian Modaffari

Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Erma Mullins,  

              Cheryl Stewart.

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                        Jean Whitaker

Marlene Guild            Keith Pierce                           Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Frances Hartwell

*Ralph Wilkes has moved to Living Center South, room 107

*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 & Announcements


Today, June 1

¨      11 a.m.      Parenting 101 Class

¨      1:30 p.m.   The van will leave for the FL Baptist Assoc. meeting

Tuesday, June 3

¨      7 p.m.        Deacon’s meeting

Wednesday, June 4

¨      7 p.m.        Youthgroup

Thursday, June 5

¨      Happy Birthday to George Slocum!

¨      Happy Birthday to John FM Tharp!

Sunday, June 8

¨      Children’s Sunday

Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

 “Create in Me a Clean Heart”     Psalms 51

(A series on Re-Virtuing our Lives)



Church News




 June 30 – July 3


VBS – Needs YOU!

The following items are needed to make this year of Vacation Bible School a success. Check over the list and see how you can contribute.


¨      Beads

¨      Jewelry

¨      Striped bed sheets

¨      Artificial plants and flowers

¨      Small sea shells

¨      Small jingle bells

¨      Teachers

¨      Helpers


Contact people are Suzy Willson and Barbara Burke. Thank You.



FL Baptist Association

First Baptist Church of Manchester will host today’s meeting. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., there will be a hymn sing at 2:45, and devotions are at 2:55. The Rev. Bill Carlsen and others will give a report on the New Baptist Covenant meeting held in Atlanta. Following the program there will be a dish to pass supper at 5 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring canned foods to be donated to the local food cupboard. Our church van will leave at 1:30 from the church parking lot for anyone wishing to attend.


Family Day Service

June 15 @ 10:30 a.m.

This year the Family Day Service will be held at Izaak Walton League in Branchport. There will be shuttle service available for anyone requesting a ride, please be to the church by 10 a.m. Following the service there will be an all-church picnic with the Deacons providing hot dogs, rolls, lemonade and watermelon. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Back by popular demand will be the Water Balloon Sling! Be sure to mark your calendar, you won’t want to miss this event to help kick off the summer season!


Hike the Outlet

Sunday, June15 @ 3 p.m.

A fun afternoon is planned with a hike down the outlet trail with a cook-out to follow. All food and beverages will be provided! Call Eileen Modaffari if interested so she knows how much food to plan for. 694-8267


Ladies Luncheon

Wednesday, June 18 at noon

The ladies from Mary & Martha Circle and the

Fellowship Class invite other ladies to join them

for their annual lunch out to the Antique Inn! 

Reservations will need to be made ahead of time,

call Marge Cornell if you would like to attend.



Camping at Watkins Glen State Park

August 22-23

Make your reservations now with Eileen (694-8267) for this all-church camping trip! (We need to reserve the sites) A team will be organized at a later time to help plan activities, games, hikes, campfires, sing-alongs and FOOD. Don’t wait, reserve today!





Penn Yan Community Chorus Spring Concert

Sunday, June 8 @ 3 p.m. First Baptist Church

Featuring Five Mystical Songs

by Ralph Vaughn Williams

David Rudari – Tenor and Steve Uhl – Organist


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?                     5/11             5/18             5/25

                                                               82                64                69

            WMO-Blankets                   $188                 $5           

Current Expenses            $1,495            1,103         $1,167

Missions                                 456               443              564

BT&T                                       69               793           1,065

Total                                  $2,208          $2,344         $2,796



It is better to deserve honors and not have them

than to have them and not deserve them.

                                                                                ~ Mark Twain


The bread used in Communion today was baked by Ethel Clancy.

The flag of the Philippines has two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a white equilateral triangle based on the hoist side; in the center of the triangle is a yellow sun with eight primary rays (each containing three individual rays) and in each corner of the triangle is a small yellow five-pointed star.


Filipino Pandesal Bread (bread machine)

½ c. water                              ¼ c. evap. Milk

½ c. milk                                 1 egg

½ c. sugar                              ¾ tsp. salt

5 T. softened butter             1 T. oil

4 c. flour                                 3 tsp. Yeast

bread crumbs


Combine the water, evaporated milk and mild and heat in microwave for 35 seconds. Run tap water over the egg for 30 seconds to warm it. Add all ingredients (except bread crumbs) in the order suggested by the manufacturer. The dough is supposed to be somewhat sticky. Spray two baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray; preheat oven to 375 degrees. When the dough is ready, scoop out a small amount  (about the size of an ice-cream scoop) and roll in bread crumbs in an oval shape; place on baking sheet. Cover and leave to rise in warm place until doubled. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, until golden brown.


Pandesal is the most popular yeast-raised bread in the Philippines. Its taste and texture closely resemble those of the very popular rolls of the Dominican Republic called Pan de Agua and Mexico’s most popular type of bread Bolillos for the reason that they all use a lean type of dough and follow similar techniques that were learned from Spanish or Spanish trained bakers early in their history.