~ ~ JUNE 27, 2010 ~ ~




224 Main Street                                                                 June 27, 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.




Song of Praise & Worship                 “Shine Jesus, Shine”    No. 77 PB


Welcome & Announcements


Scripture Reading                              “Psalm 95:1-7            Pg. 658 OT


*Hymn                        “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”    No. 220



            Dear Lord, We sing your praise. We lift up your name before the world. We give you thanks for our lives and the joy of living. Lead us in worship today so that we might open the way for your Holy Spirit to move with power and grace in our lives. Let our lives and the work of our hands bring glory to you. We pray this in the name of him who taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “Family of Christ”                         Price & Besig


Children's Time


*Hymn            “God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand”        No. 262    


Prayers for the People                      


Scripture                     Hebrews 12:1-2                                 Pg. 307 NT     


Message                     “Feeling the Joy”                                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                        “How Great Thou Art”                            No. 467    

                                    Birthday choice of Bill Gillette





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


** Please plan to stay for refreshments in the Great Room following the worship service as we say farewell to Pastor John and Nancy.

Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss



Lay Reader:               Erma Mullins

Greeters:                    Stan Ovens & Greg Marion

Ushers:                       George Slocum, head usher; Sheryl Robbins,               

                                    Matt Scutt, Ed & Rita Castillo, John FM Tharp

Organist:                    Sheryl Robbins

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 memory of Warner L. Gibbs.                                                                

                                                             ~ Judi Gibbs and Family


Flowers on the altar are placed in remembrance of the birthday of

Warner L. Gibbs.

                                                                                         ~ Judi Gibbs


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



5 pm    Wellspring Fellowship


Tuesday, June 29

7 pm      Search Committee Meeting


Wednesday, June 30

6:30 pm  Concert in the park


Saturday, July 3

Happy Birthday to Bill Gillette!


Next Week’s Service

First Presbyterian Church @10 am

Rev. Paul Malles



Church  News


Can You Help?

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


Pastoral Calls

Over the summer months, Greg Marion will be taking pastoral calls. His number is 536-6771.


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


Thanks for the Garden Work!!

Lizzie Fleig and Ethel Clancy have been busy tending the gardens by the church sidewalk. (Lizzie attends Wellspring Fellowship). Please stop and appreciate the beauty!!


Community News


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.


Two Christian summer camps are being offered.

Creation Week Camp sponsored by St. Mark's Episcopal Church is for young people ages 11-18. Held at Kamp Koinonia in Italy Valley, the camp will run June 27 – July 2. Call St. Mark's at 536-3955.

Keeping the Earth, sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church will run Aug. 9-13. Call 536-8165, there is no cost to attend, and for children in grades K-5.



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.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         6/6                 6/13              6/20                                                                                                              

                                                      61                   70                 55

Current Expenses                 $2,408           $1,583           $1,111

Missions                                      509                832                282

BT&T                                         894                336                 630

Total                                      $3,811            $2,751            $2,023


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__________