~ ~ JUNE 22, 2008 ~ ~


                                                  PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    June 22, 2008

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.




Song of Praise & Worship    


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 118:19-24                    Pg. 675 OT


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

                                    Birthday Choice of Stan Ovens


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)


            We have come to praise you, O Lord. Thank you for this glorious day. Thank you for these people who share in worship. Thank you for the gifts of life, love and forgiveness. Your presence is a sign of victory and a joy to our spirits. We offer our praise in the name of Him who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                                   “Let All Things Now Living”


Children’s Time


*Hymn                                    “In the Garden”                               Insert

                                                Birthday choice of Jim Best

*Prayers with the People


Scripture                     II Corinthians 5:11-19                       Pg. 242 NT


Message     “God Is Willing To Forget – Are 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                        “Take My Life”                                       No. 391

                                    Birthday choice of Diane DeLooza





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


Lay Reader: Margaret Mills

Greeters: Mark, Anne, Lilia and Tatiana Scheel

Ushers: Cindy & Stan Ovens, Clifford LeBarr, Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell, 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- struggling after double lung transplant.

*Mary Ann Morith recovering from stroke; sister of Judi Gibbs


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, June 22

¨      Happy Birthday to Rick Willson!

Monday, June 23

¨      7 p.m.        VBS Meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Gerry Lane!

Wednesday, June 25

¨      Happy Birthday to Diane DeLooza!

¨      Happy Birthday to Warner Gibbs!

¨      Happy Birthday to Stan Ovens!

Thursday, June 26

  Happy Birthday to Jim Best!


             Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

 “Take Out the Garbage, Leave It Out!     James 1:19-27

(A series on Re-Virtuing our Lives)


Following the service next sunday, Pastor John will be leaving for vacation.

Rev. Don Lawrence will be our guest preacher on July 6.


Church News



                                       June 30 – July 3


It hardly seems possible that Vacation Bible School 2008 is just one week away! Soon the building will be filled with the sounds of singing, laughter, and happy voices. We can’t make this happen without you though. Can you help out with any of these items? Contact Suzy Willson or Barbara Burke.

¨      4 oval wicker laundry baskets (to loan)       

¨      Artificial plants and flowers (to loan)         

¨      Scrap Wood  (Pine)                             

¨      Small jingle bells                                   

¨      Small sea shells       Helpers     Beads       Kids


VBS Planning Team

Monday, June 23

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



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

coverage 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.


Mexicali Mission Trip

The next meeting for those interested in attending this years mission trip will be on Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. This date will be the last chance for sign-ups. $300 is needed at this date to purchase airline tickets in order to get a lowest possible rate.


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.


Rushville Health Center

people helping people


The Rushville Health Center serves the surrounding communities by providing health services to low income and immigrant families.


Our project this year in Vacation Bible School will be to collect first aid and dental hygiene items that these children and families can use. Check over the list below and drop off your donations to the office or during the VBS week of June 30 – July 3.


First aid items                                   Cavity fighting mouth rinse

Band-aids                                          Tooth paste/Toothbrushes

Antibiotic creams                             Dental Floss 

Hydrogen peroxide                          Cotton Balls

Sterile gauze                                      Rubbing alcohol


On Thursday, July 3, Bill Namesnik, director of Rushville Health Center will be here to talk to the children about the center, and who they serve. At this time we will present the donations to him.


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                      6/1               6/8               6/15

                                                                                  72                  34


Current Expenses           $1,616           $2,799             $902

Missions                                729                460               352

BT&T                                    445             1,115               101

Total                                 $2,790           $4,374          $1,355


Thought: If you need help, Ask God.

                If you don’t, Thank God.