~ ~ JUNE 29, 2008 ~ ~


                                                PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    June 29, 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                  Philippians 3:4-11                 Pg. 268 NT


*Hymn                                    “How Great Thou Art”                Pg. 467

                                                Birthday choice of Bill Gillette


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)


            Help us to sort the stuff in our lives, O Lord. Some to keep, some to recycle, some to throw in the garbage can - - that is something we need to do each day. Show us the things that hinder us from sharing your love with others. Cast your light on thoughts and acts, which grieve your Holy Spirit. Loosen our grip on behaviors that are contrary to your will. Let us live in the ways of the One who has taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Women’s Choir                      “Let It Shine”                     Price & Besig


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”            No. 404   


*Prayers with the People


Scripture                                 James 1:19-27                        Pg. 311 NT


Message     “Take Out the Garbage, Leave it Out!”     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                        “Wherever I May Wander”                     No. 294

                                    Vacation song of John and Nancy





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


Lay Reader: Marge Moulton

Greeters: Lyle, Trevor, Kevin & Calysta Conrad

Ushers: Brittany Griffin, Fran Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Erma Mullins, Stan Ovens, Barbara Stewart, Cheryl Stewart

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 Clark Meadows, Canandaigua

*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 29

¨      Pastor John will leave for vacation today.

Monday, June 30

¨      8:30 a.m.   Jerusalem Marketplace VBS starts!

Tuesday, July 1

¨      8:30 a.m.   Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, July 2

¨      8:30 a.m.   Vacation Bible School

Thursday, July 3

¨      8:30 a.m.   Vacation Bible School

Friday, July 4

¨      Fourth of July Holiday – the office will be closed.


            Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

                         Rev. Don Lawrence – guest preacher    

“Finding Rest”          Matthew 11:25-30



Church News


As you can tell from last weeks bulletin mistake about Pastor John leaving for vacation, the secretary really needs coverage so that she can go on vacation too, so….

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).


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.



It’s time to begin planning for the August newsletter. The deadline for contributions of newsy news and promotions of upcoming events and activities will need to be submitted to the office by Friday, July 11, due to the fact that the secretary will be away on vacation the last two weeks of the month. Thank you for your cooperation.




Hi Kids!

Lace up your sandals and get ready to explore the Bible in a whole new way as you join us in the streets at our Jerusalem Marketplace.

There will be Bible-times crafts and thrilling dramas. You’ll play traditional Bible-times games and taste of Middle Eastern snacks and hear unforgettable music!


Monday, June 30 – Thursday, July 3

8:30 a.m. - Noon




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.


"Developing Good Habits"




76th Annual Men’s Gathering at Keuka College

August 8 – 10


Speakers: Rev. Bill Dodge, Executive Director Utica Rescue Mission

Rev. Bill Carlsen, Executive Minister ABC-NYS


Small Groups

Great Workshops

Bible Studies

Fantastic Fellowship

Good Food


Registration forms available in the office or online at:




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                      6/8               6/15             6/22

                                                              72                  34


Current Expenses            $2,799             $902          $1,399

Missions                                 460               352               391

BT&T                                  1,115               101               125

Total                                  $4,374          $1,355          $1,915