~ ~ JULY 12, 2009 ~ ~


                                    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                                 July 12, 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.



Prelude                       “Blessed Assurance”  P. Kapp/JS Bach/JN Beck     


Song of Praise            “Gentle Shepherd”                No. 46 Praise Book   


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  II Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19         Pg. 339 OT


*Hymn            “I Grant Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art”    No. 457              


 *Unison Invocation

            Holy Lord, we worship and praise you for the gift of salvation. In Jesus Christ you chose us for new life. You sent your Son for us. Bless our time of prayer and praise so that we will glorify your holy name. Amen.


* The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music             “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”

                                                                                       Cristine Conklin

Children’s Time        



*Hymn                        “Be Thou My Vision”                             No. 339


Prayers with the People                    


Scripture                     Ephesians 1:3-14                               Pg. 258 NT


Message                     “God’s Purposes”                     Rev. Paul Malles


Offertory                    “There is a Redeemer”                 Green/Wagner


*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                        “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!”      No. 341




*Postlude        “Every Valley”                           John Ness Beck   


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


Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.


Lay Reader:               Nancy Marion

Greeters:                    Shelley Bicksler & Cindy Ovens

Ushers:                       Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar,     

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barbara 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 

Carol Jean Willson.                                  ~ Family


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

*Warner Gibbs           Dorothy Mott                        Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette                 Lorraine Phillips         Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Mary Gillette

Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia

Janice Knecht’s Father and Mother having health problems.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, July 14

¨      Pastor John returns from vacation

Wednesday, July 15

¨      5 pm          Backpack Program

¨      6 pm          Evening Food for the Needy

¨      6:30 pm     Concert in the Park

Thursday, July 16

¨      PYA Music lessons

Friday, July 17

¨      Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday, July 18

¨      4 pm          Wedding

¨      8 pm          Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture”

“What Is the Difference”

John 7:25-31


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.

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

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


Church News


Cameron Community Center

We continue to collect packages of new sox, underwear, and tee shirts during the month of July.


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 a day or two, please call the office at 536-9821.


Remember the Love Gift Challenge

Love Gift is an American Baptist Women’s funding for the American Baptist Mission. Remember your LOVE GIFT over the summer months. Make your own container and save your coins or look for LOVE GIFT dollars: L or G printed at the beginning of the serial code. We will have a special dedication of these gifts as part of our Women’s Sunday service in September.  


ABW to help ABM ~ All profits go to the Building Fund.

We have been asked to provide sandwiches for the ABMen’s Conference on Friday evening, August 7th. We will meet at church at

1 pm to assemble them. If you are able to help or to donate food, please see or call (536-7674) Kathie Lawrence. Thank You.


You Are Invited

Sunday, July 26 @ 12:30 pm

Everyone is invited to a Pampered Chef Party

to benefit the FBC kitchen. A light lunch will

be served and you can make your own sundae.


Treasure Hunt

Dear Friends, We’re going on a treasure hunt! We won’t be digging holes around the church searching for buried gold, though. Instead, we’re searching for God’s treasure.

Scripture provides the map. For God, we are treasure: “You are children of the Lord your God…. It is you the Lord has chosen … to be his people, his treasured possession” (Deuteronomy 14:1-2). Although those words were spoken long ago to people in another part of the world, Galatians 3:26 assures us that we are included, too: “For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.”

One of the gifts go being God’s children is that sometimes we are called to be “treasure tenders: for God. We tend God’s treasure  here in our congregation with the love and care we show each other through special meals, visiting the sick and shut-in, teaching Christian discipleship, and praying for each other. We are also invited to tend God’s treasures beyond our congregation by participating in

One Great Hour of Sharing.

Life can be tough at times. Hurricanes, earthquakes, cyclones, and tsunamis destroy communities. Wars and ethnic conflicts shatter the very foundations of life, shoving people out of their homes and transforming them into frightened refugees. Persistent hunger, drought, poverty, lack of education, and illness shrivel the life and dry the spirit, leaving individuals to crumble from the inside out.

Through One Great Hour of Sharing, we care for God’s treasures. By sharing some of our earthly treasure - our money, our time, our energy - aid is sent when disaster strikes. Refugees receive help in the long term as they rebuild their lives. People receive education, health care, tools, seeds, and resources to improve their communities.

And the sharing is mutual. When we care for people, we can be transformed by experiencing the presence of God. Seeing what others have lost, we are reminded what matters most in life. Seeing what others live through, we are inspired to live courageously. Seeing that new life is possible, our hope rises. Working with others, we realize that God reaches out to all of us. Relying on God for the outcome, our faith increases. May you find your treasure, and your heart, by sharing resources and changing lives with a generous gift to One Great Hour of Sharing.                           

                                                   Your Board of Missions



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                     6/21             6/28             7/5



Current Expenses                              $2,130            $774       $2,229

Missions                                                  601              160            625

BT&T                                                   6,195                77            765

Total                                                  $ 8,926          $1,011      $3,619


College Years:

The only vacation a boy gets

between his mother and his wife.