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                           FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                                 June 28, 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.




Song of Praise                        “Make Me a Blessing”           No. 10 PB


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 6:1-8                           Pg.  749 OT


*Hymn                                    “How Great Thou Art”                No. 467

                                                Birthday Hymn for Bill Gillette


 *Unison Invocation

            Almighty God, you have given a day of rest to your people, and through your Spirit in the Church, have consecrated the first day of the week to be a perpetual memorial of your Son’s Resurrection. Grant that we may so use your gift that, refreshed and strengthened in soul and body, we may serve you faithfully all the days of our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who taught us, when we pray together, to say,


*The Lord’s Prayer (Using “debts”)


Special Music             “How Can I Keep From Singing”  

                   Anne Perry, Barbara Stewart, Dick Johnson & John Tharp


Children’s Time        


*Hymn                        “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”      No. 357


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     John 20:19-31                                    Pg. 154 NT


Message                     “I Am Sending You”            Rev. Don Lawrence




*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            “Lord, Speak To Me, That I May Speak”           No. 426





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


Lay Reader:               George Slocum

Greeters:                    Margaret Mills & Jennifer Slocum

Ushers:                       Brittany Griffith, Erma Mullins, Stan Ovens, 

                                    Barbara Stewart and Cheryl Stewart

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Today’s Sunday Memorial Bulletin is in memory of 

Eleanor LeGro.                                      ~ Nina Swartout


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        Marlene Guild                                    Keith Pierce

Debbie Appleton        John Paul Hunt                       Frieda Slocum

Eva Jean Best            Kim Strong Imisides              Barbara Stewart

Kathleen Beyea         Don Johnson                          Brad Stewart

Bessie Bliss                Joyce Kennerson                   Charlie Taylor

Milly Bloomquist       Lori Lawrence                        Tomion Family

Pat Carroll                  McBryan Family                    Rick Weir

Judi Gibbs                  Barbara Mortensen               Emma Wheeler

Bill Gillette                 Dorothy Mott                        Ralph Wilkes

Mary Gillette             Lorraine Phillips        Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, June 29

¨      8:30 am     Vacation Bible School begins!

Tuesday, June 30

¨      8:30 am     Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, July 1

¨      8:30 am     Vacation Bible School

Thursday, July 2

¨      8:30 am     Vacation Bible School

Friday, July 3

¨      8:30 am     Vacation Bible School

¨      Happy Birthday to Bill Gillette!



Next Week’s Theme & Scripture”

“Strengths and Weaknesses”

II Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 ~ II Corinthians 12:2-10

Rev. Paul Malles


Church News


Summer Worship Services


Month of July – Services held at First Baptist Church at 10 am

The congregation of the Presbyterian Church will be our guests for worship services in July.

  5 ~ Rev. Paul Malles, preaching on “Strengths & Weaknesses”

12 ~ Rev. Paul Malles, preaching on “God’s Purposes”

19 ~ Rev. John Tharp, preaching on “What Is the Difference?”

26 ~ Rev. John Tharp, preaching on “The People Whisperer”


Crocodile Dock Mission Work Wish List

This year’s VBS mission work will be to support the Humane Society of Yates County. “The Shelter of Hope” needs our help with the following items. Donations may be left in the church office or with a VBS staff member.


Canned cat/dog food                                Cat & dog toys & beds

Animal combs and brushes                        Cat furniture

Hand sanitizer                                            Kitty litter

Powdered kitten formula and feeding bottles


Can You Help?

Volunteers are needed to bring in some extra goodies for coffee hour next Sunday and through the month of July when we have the Presbyterian Church visiting. Sign up sheet will be found in the Great Room during coffee hour this week.

The following people have signed up to help with coffee hour next Sunday: Cheryl Stewart,


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.


From the Office

Coverage is needed in the office to cover for vacation. Dates are: Monday, Aug. 3 – Friday, Aug. 7. If you can help out please call the office at 536-9821.


July Birthdays:

3 – Bill Gillette                       12 – Christian Modaffari

20 – Guy Love                        21 – Margaret Hartwell



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



Address for the: Baptist History & Heritage Society

3001 Mercer University Drive

Atlanta, GA 30341


Community News


2nd Annual Storytelling Event at Cobblestone Springs

Sat. Aug. 8, from 9 am – 4 pm

Cobblestone Springs Center for Renewal 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Rd.

Seven voices will tell tales that validate the value of local historical events. Voices include: Kathy Clarke, Freeman Freeman, John Creamer, Ivan Martin, Rose Freeman, Jean Mac Alpine and Mike Rickert. Call Carol Clarke at 536-0657 for registration/brochure info. Adult $20, Senior $17, Child $5, Family $45. Bring a picnic lunch and drink. This is a carry in-carry out event.


Free Christian Day Camp

July 13-17, 9 am – 3 pm

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Penn Yan.

Open to children entering grades 1-6

For more information and to register call 536-8165.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                     6/7              6/14            6/21

                                                                 67_                 no count____


Current Expenses                            $2,655          $2,240        $2,130

Missions                                                134               438             601

BT&T                                                 1,769            2,240          6,195

Total                                                 $4,558          $3,044       $ 8,926


With A Serious Face…

~ You can tell when you are on the right road – it’s upgrade.

~ When you flee temptation, be sure you don’t leave a  forwarding  


~ The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you’re   

   experienced, you’re unemployable.