~ ~ JUNE 15, 2008 ~ ~


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.


Father’s Day & Family Day

at Isaac Walton League




Song of Praise & Worship     “The Bond of Love”                      No. 11


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 47:1-4                          Pg. 624 OT


*Hymn                        “I Just Came to Praise the Lord”               No. 58


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)

            Dear Lord, We do find our joy in you. As we marvel at the beauty of your created world we rejoice also in the way you have invited us to share in your work. Thank you for gifts of friendship, a caring church, and the opportunity to come together and clap our hands in the joy of worship. Bless us now as we offer the prayer our Lord taught us…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”                  No. 49


*Prayers with the People

Scripture                     Luke 15:11-22                                   Pg. 105 NT



Message                      “Remember Who Loves You”  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                        “Great Is the Lord”                                    No. 20






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


Lay Reader: Greg Marion

Greeters: Jack, Ethel, Ralph and Elijah Clancy

Ushers: Cindy & Stan Ovens, Clifford LeBarr, Meghan Fuqua,

              Margaret Hartwell, and Sean Ahearn

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Organist: Carrie Ahearn                         Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821   

Church Website:


Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Homestead:     Luella Passage           Alberta Gottshall

                                    Virginia DeLooza       Willie Nelson

                                    Helen Ansley              Alice Wise


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:                                                  

Mary Armstrong        Kim Strong Imisides              Billie Potts

Eva Jean Best            Carolyn Johnson                    Linda  Potts

Tracey Bicksler         Don Johnson                          Lucas Ryska

Pat Carroll                  Nancy Putnam                        Corrina Schultz

Rachel Carter            Bill LaRock                            *Doug Seager

Mickie Christiansen  Lori Lawrence                                    Betty Smith   

Reece Conley             *Doug Mattison                     Barbara Stewart

Bill Gillette                 Barbara Mortensen               Charlie Taylor

Marlene Guild            Polly Logan                            Jean Wager

Frances Hartwell        Doug Passage                       Jean Whitaker

                                    Keith Pierce          Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck


*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.


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, June 16

¨      6:15 p.m.   VBS staff trip to Beth-El Temple

¨      Happy Birthday to Tom Tharp!

Wednesday, June 18

¨      Noon         Ladies Luncheon at Antique Inn

Thursday, June 19

¨      7 p.m.        Finger Lakes Assoc. Executive Committee

¨      Happy Birthday to Ann Perry!

Saturday, June 21

¨      6:30 a.m.   African Lion Country Safari Trip

Sunday, June 22

¨      One Great Hour of Sharing

Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is: 

“God is Willing to Forget – Are You?”     II Corinthians 5:16-19

(A series on Re-Virtuing our Lives)


Church News


Family Trip to African Lion Safari

Saturday, June 21

A family adventure is being planned for this trip across the border to Canada’s African Lion Safari. Our plan is to leave from the church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. Every child attending must have a parent with them as we cannot take a child across the border that isn’t ours.  A full van will assure that we can share the cost of gas efficiently. The price of admission to the park is $24 for adults and $19 for children under 13 years of age. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 694-


VBS Planning Team

Monday, June 23

There will be a meeting of the planning team at 7 p.m. in the library.




 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.

¨      4 oval wicker laundry baskets (to loan)

¨      Artificial plants and flowers (to loan)

¨      Feathers to make quill pens

¨      Striped bed sheets

¨      Small sea shells

¨      Small jingle bells

¨      Teachers

¨      Helpers

¨      Beads

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



Camping at Watkins Glen State Park

August 22-23 (We need a count by Sunday, June 15!)

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!


Help is wanted in the church office to cover while Peggy is on vacation to answer the phone and greet visitors. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Days that need covering are:

Tuesdays – July 22 & 29; Thursdays-July 24 & 31; and Fridays-July25 & Aug. 1. Call the office if you can help. Perks include: coffee, visitors, and air conditioning! (Thanks go out to Erma Mullins for covering the Mondays and Kathie Lawrence for covering the Wednesdays).


Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund sends city children to visit volunteer host families in 13 Northeastern states every summer. Last summer the Penn Yan area was host to four children. Become a host family today! Call Shelly at 585-259-2959. More information can be found on the table by the Great Room and by visiting



Chris and Jodi Stewart of Alaska are proud to announce the birth of their first child. Cameron Lee Stewart was born on June 6, weighing 9 lbs, 8 oz. Mom, dad and baby are all doing fine! The proud Grandmother is Cheryl Stewart and the very proud Great-Grandmother is Fran Morse.


Community News


We Love Lungs Benefit

Sunday, June 29 @ 2 p.m @ The Fireman’s Field

The local band Durow, with members David Herold, Chris Fuqua, and Ron McQuaid, are putting on a show to benefit Brad Stewart. Brad recently had a double lung transplant and while his body has accepted his new lungs, the group would like to do all they can to help with the cost that comes with surgery such as this. 100% of monies raised will go to Brad. Genres include: punk, acoustic, electronica, gospel, blues, funk, metal and rock. Cost of admission is $3. Other bands participating are: Cloaned, Alchemy, Chris & Shaun Jones, Tim Dyer, Our Father’s Children and more.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                     5/25                6/1               6/8

                                                               69                                     72 

            WMO-Blankets                       $5                           

Current Expenses            $1,167          $1,616           $2,799

Missions                                 564               729                460

BT&T                                  1,065               445             1,115

Total                                  $2,796          $2,790           $4,374