224 Main Street                                                                 June 21, 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.


Father’s Day






Songs of Praise



Welcome and Announcements



*Hymn            “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”               No. 263

                                    Birthday Choice of Stan Ovens



Ordinance of Baptism

                        Candidate                                             Sponsor

                        Janice Knecht                                       Cheryl Stewart

                        Ethel Clancy                                         Judi Gibbs



Church Business Meeting



Anthem                       “A Clean Heart”                         Bobby Huguley          


*Hymn                        “The Old Rugged Cross”                            Insert

                                    Birthday Hymn for Warner Gibbs



Prayers with the People



Scripture                     Romans 6: 15-23                               Pg. 207 NT



Message                     “The Servant of Freedom”        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                        “Take My Life”                                       No. 391

                                    Birthday Choice of Diane DeLooza






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




Today’s Sunday Memorial Bulletin is in memory of 

Floyd Cornell.                                      ~ Marge Cornell



June 29 – July 3         From 8:30am – Noon


Vacation Bible School is only 1 week away!


This year the kids will be sinking their teeth into BIG fun

at Crocodile Dock.

It’s where fearless kids shine God’s light!


We’ll help kids discover how to see God in everyday life - 

something we call God Sightings.


The fun starts at 8:30 am and will end at noon. Registration forms are available on the foyer table or in Sunday School.







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







This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


¨      11 am         All church picnic following the service!

Tuesday, June 23

¨      6:30 pm      Girl Scouts

¨      Happy Birthday to Gerry Lane!   

Wednesday, June 24

¨      9 am           Food for the Needy – set up

Thursday, June 25

¨      9 am           Food for the Needy – packing

¨      Happy Birthday to Diane DeLooza!

¨      Happy Birthday to Warner Gibbs!

¨      Happy Birthday to Stan Ovens!

Friday, June 26

¨      9 am           Food for the Needy – distribution

¨      Happy Birthday to Jim Best!




Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                   5/31              6/7              6/14



Current Expenses                               $726        $2,655          $2,240

Missions                                                310             134               438

BT&T                                                    910          1,769            2,240

Total                                                 $1,946        $4,558          $3,044












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

Bessie Bliss                  Kim Strong Imisides                 Barbara Stewart

Milly Bloomquist           Don Johnson                            Brad Stewart

Pat Carroll                    Lori Lawrence                          Charlie Taylor

Judi Gibbs                    Barbara Mortensen                   Rick Weir

Bill Gillette                    Dorothy Mott                           Ralph Wilkes

                                                                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia

Mary, Mark & newborn son, Gabriel (Soper) McBryan

Joyce Kennerson – Aunt of Pat Ames

Kathleen Beyea, sister of Greg Marion – having kidney surgery

Debbie Appleton lost her husband – sister of Tammy Miller


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.



Vacations are great levelers.

 The person who takes one returns home just as broke as the person who stayed home because he couldn’t afford to go away.


Church News


Let’s Fill Box # 2


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.




“A Dollar and a Prayer” Offering

will be received today.

In today’s bulletin you will find “A Dollar and A Prayer” offering envelope. Since we want to encourage every young person to attend church camp sometime while they are growing up, we collect funds for Church Camp Scholarships each year. These scholarships are distributed by the Camping Director at our American Baptist Churches/NYS, and they seek to make it possible for every young person to attend camp who wishes to, regardless of the ability of their parents or church to pay their way. Thousands of dollars are spent each year for these “camperships” and they are much appreciated.

We know your dollars and your prayers will make an important difference in the life of some young person.





Tiffany A. Brink

sends her announcement for

Arlington High School Commencement Exercises

Saturday, June 6, 2009

If you wish to send a card her address is:

2401 Monte Carlo Drive  Apt. A

Arlington, Texas  76015



Next Week’s Theme & Scripture”

“I Am Sending You”

(Theme of ABC/NYS Biennial Meetings June 26-28, 2009 Pasadena, CA)

John 20:19-31





Greeters:             Cathy & Paul MacDougall

Ushers:                 Cindy & Stan Ovens, Clifford LeBarr

Choir Director:     Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                 Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:     315-536-9821 

Church E-mail:

Church Website:






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.