~ ~ July 6, 2008 ~ ~


                                           PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH


224 Main Street                                                              July 6, 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     “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”      No. 49


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 37:1-11                        Pg. 616 OT


*Hymn                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”           Pg. 267

                                    Birthday Hymn for Christian Modaffari        


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)


            Almighty God, in you alone our hearts find rest and peace. Reveal yourself to us in this hour of worship, pour down upon us your spiritual gifts, and grant that this time of holy quiet may be profitable to us in heavenly things. Refresh and strengthen us to complete the work, which you have given us to do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


*Silent Prayer & Meditation-The Lord’s Prayer (Using “debts”)


Special Music             “The Unclouded Day”             Christine Conklin


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”           No. 564                            

                                       Birthday Hymn for our Country


Scripture                     Matthew 11:25-30                               Pg. 15 NT


Sermon                       “Finding Rest”                     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                        “Near to the Heart of God”                     No. 527


Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper

                                    The Invitation

                                    Reading of The Church Covenant

                                    Words of Institution


                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup


*Hymn                        “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                 No. 438





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



Lay Reader: Shane Furman

Greeters: Beth DeLooza & Diane DeLooza

Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Erma Mullins,  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              Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best            Don Johnson                          Lucas Ryska

Tracey Bicksler         Nancy Putnam                        Corrina Schultz

Pat Carroll                  Bill LaRock                            *Doug Seager

Rachel Carter            Lori Lawrence                        Betty Smith

Mickie Christiansen  *Doug Mattison                     Barbara Stewart

Reece Conley             Barbara Mortensen               Charlie Taylor

Bill Gillette                 Polly Logan                            Jean Wager

Marlene Guild            Doug Passage                        Ralph Wilkes

Frances Hartwell        Keith Pierce                           Jean Whitaker

                                    Billie Potts                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck


*Crystal Fry-going into GGH on July 8 for procedure.

*Brad Stewart- struggling after double lung transplant.

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


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Wednesday, July 9

¨      6 p.m.        Trustees selling hot dogs etc before the summer concert

Friday, July 11

¨      August newsletter deadline.

Saturday, July 12

¨      Happy Birthday to Christian Modaffari!


¨            Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

                           “Dealing with Spiritual Leprosy”      II Kings 5:1-14

                             Tom Tharp – guest speaker  


Church News


Help is wanted in the church office to cover while

Peggy is on vacation to answer the phone and greet

visitors. No skills are needed! Hours are 9 a.m. to noon.

Days that need coverage are: Tuesday – July 29; Thursday-July 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, Kathie Lawrence and Cheryl Stewart).


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.


Gone Fishin’

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 26, for an all-church fishing day! We will meet at 3 p.m. at the boat launch, fish for a while and then have a dish to pass supper. Hot dogs, rolls and drinks will be provided. Chaperones/ parents are needed to help. For more information contact Eileen Modaffari at 694-8267.


Ralph Wilkes has been moved to Clark Meadows Nursing Facility. The address is 1 Clark Meadows, Canandaiqua, 14424, 585-393-4330.



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?                      6/15              6/22          6/29

                                                                34                                  79     


Current Expenses                 $902          $1,399         $832

Missions                                   352               391           306

BT&T                                       101               125           293

Total                                    $1,355          $1,915       $1,431