~ ~ JUNE 7, 2009 ~ ~


                                 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                                 June 7, 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       “Surely the Presence of the Lord”       No. 62 PB


Welcome and Announcements


Let’s Give a Boost to YWAM                                       Cheryl Stewart


Scripture Reading                  Acts 2:36-42                          Pg. 160 NT


*Hymn            “All Creatures of Our God and King”                No. 455

                                                                                                 vs. 1,2,5,6


*Unison Invocation

            When we claim Jesus as Lord, our life is forever changed. Lord, you have transformed us. You have made us new. You show us that our sins are as filthy rags. Turn us toward yourself and keep us turned. Help us to know your will. Fill us with your Word. We would be as Christ is. In His name we pray. Amen.


Anthem                       “Be Strong In the Lord”                            Fettke


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service” No. 343


Scripture                     Acts 2:43-47


Message         “The Shape of A Spirit Filled Church”     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                        “Break Thou The Bread of Life”            No. 329


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 and The Lord’s Prayer


*Hymn                        “Be Thou My Vision”                             No. 339





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


Lay Reader:               Lyle Conrad

Greeters:                    Erma Mullins & Eva Dillon

Ushers:                       Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy,

                                    Erma Mullins and Cheryl Stewart

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 honor of:

The birthdays of Mindy Johnson and Matt Fenton.

                                                                     ~ Erma Mullins

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:               

Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic

Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester


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, June 7

¨      2:30 pm     Finger Lakes Assoc. at Cobblestone Springs

¨      3 pm          Community Chorus Concert

Tuesday, June 9

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts

¨      7 pm          Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 10

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing

¨      7 pm          Evening Food for the Needy

Thursday, June 11

¨      7 pm          Membership Class

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts

¨      Happy Birthday to Bessie Bliss!


                                                 Next Week is:

Children’s Sunday


Church News


Much Gratitude!

We owe a mountain of thanks to some very special ladies in our congregation who have done an outstanding job of donating their time and talents to bring people together for fellowship and fundraising for First Baptist Church.

Pat Ames – Serves on the Diaconate and did a great job of arranging for the Asbury Handbell Concert on Friday night. Pat organized a supper for the choir and desserts for fellowship time following the concert.

Ethel Clancy – Ethel is in the process of becoming a member of FBC. Last Sunday, Ethel sponsored her second fundraising luncheon showcasing her Philippine heritage.

Both Pat and Ethel want to thank all of the many behind the scenes volunteers who assisted them, donated foods and helped make the events a success!

It is the people in our congregation who give their time and gifts to lift up FBC. It’s very important that we do what we can to support them through attending the functions and lending a hand.


Out to Lunch

On Wednesday, June 24, the Ladies Fellowship Class and Mary & Martha Circle will enjoy lunch at the Antique Inn at noon. All ladies of the church are invited! Call Marge Cornell at 536-6607 to make your reservations.


Camp Vick Open House

Spend a day at Camp Vick for FREE! Our Board of Missions is sponsoring a trip to Camp Vick on Saturday, June 20, for the annual Camp Vick Open House. Everyone, young and the young at heart are welcome. We will leave early in the morning and be at camp from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be tours, activities and lunch. Drivers are needed to help with transportation. Call the church office at 536-9821 if you would like to attend or can help drive.


Undies and personal care items

You’ve filled one box for the Cameron Community Center! We’ve decided to start another box and leave it out for the month of June. Keep watching the sales for sox, underwear, tee shirts etc. Remember our local dollar stores are available if you don’t get out of town to Walmarts or Kmarts etc.



LOVE GIFT is an over and above gift that goes toward the funding of American Baptist Mission. It began in 1932, during the Depression, when it was feared that contributions would drop and severely cut back on mission work. (Sound familiar?) The first boxes developed were named “Silver Boxes” because of the silver color of the coins to be placed in them and symbolizing that behind every cloud is a silver lining. On these boxes was printed: “If we know, we care; if we care, we pray; if we pray, we give.” Later they were called “MITE Boxes” after the widow’s mite in Scripture. The term LOVE GIFT came about in 1941 when the boxes were redesigned to compliment the women’s annual program theme “Love.”

The boxes have changed in looks throughout the years, envelopes have been added, and new ways of collecting Love Gift have been introduced, but the fundamental story of Love Gift continues unchanged: women giving over and above other offerings out of a sense of love, faith, and gratitude to God for all of God’s blessings and in recognition of our need to share these blessings with others.

I would like to challenge all women in our local ABW to increase our giving to LOVE GIFT during the coming year. Use the purple Love Gift box if you have one or make your own container. (I have an empty peanut butter jar.) Here are some suggestions of ways to make this giving fun as well as meaningful.

¨      Look for Love Gift dollars: L or G printed at the beginning of

the serial code on dollar bills.

¨      Choose a certain coin and drop it in your container each

time you receive one as change.

¨      Follow the daily calendar of suggestions for blessings.

(Copies are available on the table at the back of the sanctuary, by the pink box containing Love Gift envelopes.)

I would like to see all of us make a real commitment to LOVE GIFT over the summer and to have a special collection and dedication of these gifts in the fall, perhaps as part of our Women’s Sunday service in September. We are “Women…destined for God’s Purpose!”

Please join me in this challenge.


                                                ....Diane DeLooza, co-president ABW



ABC/NY Summer Institute at Keuka College

The following courses are scheduled at Keuka College on Mondays, July 6 through Friday, July 10. Registration forms (peach colored) are available on the foyer table. 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



Community News


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.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                   5/17             5/24             5/31

                                                                 58                54                67


Current Expenses                               $893         $1,790            $726

Missions                                                168              601              310

BT&T                                                    181              175              910

Total                                                 $1,242         $2,566         $1,946