~ ~ JUNE 20, 2010 ~ ~




224 Main Street                                                                 June 20, 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.


Father's Day





Song of Praise & Worship                


Welcome & Announcements


Family Reading                                 Greg, Tammy, Eric & Kyle Miller    


*Hymn                        “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”       Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Stan Ovens


*The Lord's Prayer


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Take My Life and Let It Be”                  No.391

                                    Birthday hymn of Diane DeLooza      


Prayers for the People                      


Scripture                     Deuteronomy 34:1-8                         Pg. 231 OT     


Message                     “On The Mountain Top”                    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                        “Nearer, My God, to Thee”                         Insert

                                    In memory of Warner Gibbs   





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


Lay Reader:               Greg, Tammy, Eric and Kyle Miller

Greeters:                    Betty Johnson           

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens; head usher, Clifford LaBarr,

                                    Cindy Ovens

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 20 Birthday of

Tom 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



11 am    Family Day Picnic in the Great Room

5 pm                                                                        Wellspring


Monday, June 21

Newsletter articles due


Wednesday, June 23

9 am      Food for the Needy – set up

6:30 pm  Girl Scouts

Happy Birthday to Gerry Lane!


Thursday, June 24

9 am     Food for the Needy – pack


Friday, June 25

9 am    Food for the Needy – distribution

Happy Birthday to Diane DeLooza!

Happy Birthday to Stan Ovens!


Saturday, June 26

Happy Birthday to Jim Best!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“Feeling The Joy”

Hebrews 12:1-2



Church  News


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.


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


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.


Thank You!

To date we have received $680 for the ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING. Thank you!! Yes, there is still time to contribute to this important offering!!


Undies Sundays

This year, instead of Cameron Community Center, we will be supporting The Food for the Needy, which will benefit our local school-age children. There is a special need for boys boxers, girls and boys socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste. A box for your donations is at the front of the sanctuary. Let's fill that box!!

                                                                    Your Mission Committee



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 counselors 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.


Looking For An Opportunity?

The Yates County Pro Action/Office for the Aging is wanting to increase their volunteer base to serve food and drinks at various events throughout the year. Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome. Contact Alayne Badmone at  the Office for the Aging at 536-6038 for more information or to offer your services. The next event to take place will be a senior luncheon on Wed. July 21, at the American Legion.




Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       5/30                  6/6                 6/13                                                                                                              

                                                     58                    61                   70

Current Expenses               $1,236             $2,408           $1,583

Missions                                    550                  509                832

BT&T                                        645                 894                336

Total                                     $2,431            $3,811            $2,751


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.