~ ~ JUNE 13, 2010 ~ ~




224 Main Street                                                                 June 13, 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.


Children's Sunday




Song of Praise & Worship                 “Jesus Loves Me”           No. 304


Welcome & Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 40:25-31                      Pg. 781 OT


*Hymn                        “Fairest Lord Jesus”                                No. 306


*Unison Invocation

            O Lord, It is because of the grandness of your creation that we experience the feeling of awe. But it is in the continual nudging, excitement, and gifts of your Holy Spirit that we find the power and joy of life. Fill us up Lord. We want to see life from your eyes. We want to live with excitement for each day. We want to fly on Eagle's Wings. We want to be like Jesus. Bless us as in His name we offer the prayer He taught us...


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                                   “Go In Love”                     Price & Besig


One Great Hour Video


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Open My Eyes That I May See”           No. 324


Prayers for the People                      


Scripture                                 Deuteronomy 32:1-12           Pg. 226 OT


Message                                 “Like The Eagle”                   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                        “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”            No. 316   





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


Lay Reader:               Barbara Stewart

Greeters:                    Barbara Gage & Pat Ames  

Ushers:                        Judi Gibbs; head usher, Ethel Clancy,

                                    Bob Fullagar, Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

Organist:                    Nancy Tharp

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Today's bulletin is in Honor of the June 5th Birthday of

John FM Tharp.                                           ~John & Nancy Tharp

                                                                          aka “Dad & Mom”


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


Prayers for

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                   Our Country and Leaders     Rick Willson  

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones.                                     


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



3 pm     Community Chorus Concert

5 pm    Wellspring


Tuesday, June 15

Pastor John's Trip to Utica with Donations


Wednesday, June 16

5 pm     Backpack Program

6 pm     Friendship Square Dancing

Happy Birthday to Tom Tharp!


Saturday, June 19

8 am     Build Shed

Happy Birthday to Anne Perry!

* Articles for the July Newsletter should be into the church office by next Monday, June 14. You may leave them on Peggy's desk or email your articles to


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“On The Mountain Top”

Deuteronomy 34:1-4


Church News


Undies Sundays

This year, instead of Cameron Community Center, we will be supporting The Cloths Line (formerly The Kids Clothes Closet), which will benefit our local school-age children. Underwear and socks are always needed. Other clothing and personal care items are welcome. A box for your donation is at the front of the sanctuary. Let's fill that box

                                                                    Your Mission Committee


Can You Help?

We have a need for garden tools. Hand Trimmer, Hand/Long Hoe, Wheel Barrel.  They would be greatly appreciated.


Summer Services

Just a reminder that we will again be sharing in worship services with First Presbyterian Church. July services will be held at First Presbyterian and August services will be held here at FBC. Rev. Paul Malles and Rev. Garth Brokaw, our summer interim minister, will share in leading worship. Service time will be 10 am.



Pastor John will be making a trip to the Utica Refugee Mission on Tuesday, June 15. Any donations should be brought to the church by Monday, June 14. Clothing/household items in good condition needed.


Can You Help?

Anyone willing to provide food for the sandwiches for the American Baptist Men's Conference on Friday, August 13, please speak with Kathie Lawrence after church today. Thank You.


Keep In Touch

If you would like to send a card to Tom Tharp as he conducts his summer seminary internship you may write him in care of:

Peoria First Baptist Church, 411 West Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-6093


Please Take Note: In an effort to create more space in the shed in the church parking lot we will be removing a number of items. These include a chest of drawers and a large number of boxes containing Christmas decorations, faux fur and other materials for making stuffed animals. Any of these items should be removed by the owners.

After June 15, we intend to donate them to the Once Again Shoppe.

                                                        ~Bd. Of Christian Education


The Trustees considered the Advisory's Council's request to pause before accepting the gift of the second shed. After much discussion, it was determined that the Food for the Needy program has grown so much and needs additional storage space. They cannot store food outside in the shed, so they would like to use the basement kitchen space. Therefore, the Trustees agreed to accept the 8X12  shed, possibly losing up to 1 parking space, to store the Community Chorus risers.


Father's Day Picnic

Get out your best recipes and join us for a Dish-to-Pass indoor picnic next Sunday. A “Pot-Luck Picnic” will be held in the Great Room following worship service. The Deacon's will provide the refreshments. (We  have a special request for Deviled Eggs).


Pastoral Care

Once Pastor John has retired and until we secure an interim minister, Greg Marion as agreed to take calls for pastoral needs. Make a note of his number in the event you should need to contact him. 536-6771.



Building for Today & Tomorrow Mortgage

Phase II/Year 4

One of the privileges of being a Christian is to be able to dedicate what we have to God. We are blessed in so many ways – all we have to do is look around ourselves to see those blessings and ALSO “look up” to see where they've come from.

Many of you are aware of the mortgage for the Jessup Christian Education wing and that we still have approximately $93,000 yet to pay off. In accordance with our plan to work on this current mortgage in phases we are beginning our pledge drive for Phase II/Year 4 this month with a goal of $30,000 to cover one more year's mortgage payments. You are being asked to prayerfully consider an extra donation/pledge for the calendar year of July 2010 to June 2011 at this time to help us keep up with our mortgage payments.


To date we have contributions from many members who pledge to our BT&T mortgage during the regular calendar year from January to December 2010 and they've set the foundation for us. We graciously thank those members for setting such a wonderful example for us AND NOW IT'S OUR TURN. You may make a weekly or monthly pledge or donate one lump sum – whichever you feel God's calling to you.  Please fill out the pledge sheet below and return it in the weekly offering or to the church office by June 27, 2010. We thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration in the future of the First Baptist Church of Penn Yan.


Name ______________________________________________


Address ____________________________________________


Phone _________________________________


With gratitude to God and as an expression of my personal commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church, it is my intention to pledge the following amount toward our

“Building for Today and Tomorrow/Phase II 2010-2011” Fund.


Weekly ______________________Monthly______________________


A single contribution ____________________


Signed ______________________________________ Date__________



Community News


Summer Youth Camp

Creation Week Camp, sponsored by St. Mark's Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester is for young people ages 11-18. Held at Kamp Koinonia in Italy Valley, the camp will run June 27 – July 2. Scholarships are available. More information can be found by visiting St. Mark's website, and following the link for camp.


Bible Day Camp – “Keeping The Earth”

Sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church and St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the camp will be August 9 – 13 from 9am to 3 pm. Trained councelors will be on site at St. Paul's leading the program. There is no cost to attend. Call 536-8165 to get the registration forms; OR there are forms on the foyer table; OR you may pick up forms at the Pinwheel Market in Penn Yan.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       5/23                5/30                  6/6                                                                                                               

                                                     71                   58                    61

Current Expenses                  $986             $1,236             $2,408

Missions                                    226                  550                  509

BT&T                                         85                   645                 894

Total                                     $1,297             $2,431            $3,811



A surplus we don't have.


We need to meet the mortgage on the Jessup Christian Education Wing.


We are beginning Phase II/Year 4 of our pledge drive, this month of June 2010.


The goal is $30,000 to cover one year's mortgage payment.

Please consider making a pledge if you have not already.


Thank You.



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.