~ ~ July 13, 2008 ~ ~


                                        PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH


224 Main Street                                                        July 13, 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               “As the Deer”                     No 33


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                            Luke 8:22-25               Pg. 91 NT


*Hymn                        “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”             No. 260


*Silent Prayer & Invocation


            Dear Father, guide us and protect us as we go about our lives. Although the path is sometimes hard, help us to always look for your miracles large and small and in all things praise you. We ask this in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray …


*The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music                        “Thank You” by Ray Boltz        Sheryl Robbins


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Here I Am, Lord”                                  No. 525


Prayer with the People                    


Scripture                    II Kings 5:1-14                                  Pg. 410 OT


Message                     “Dealing With Spiritual Leprosy”     Tom Tharp


Offertory                    “In His Presence” by Dick & Melodie Tunney

                                                                                         Sheryl Robbins


*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






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


Lay Reader: Eileen Modaffari

Greeters: Christine Conklin & Shelley Bicksler

Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller, Barbara 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

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


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, July 15

¨      Pastor John returns from vacation.

¨      7 p.m.        Mexicali Mission Trip meeting. Last chance to sign up. $300 due tonight to purchase airline tickets.

Wednesday, July 16

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


            Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

A Summer visit with C. S. Lewis

“Miracles in Our World” I Corinthians 1:18-25


 Church News -


Special Notice

The ADVISORY COUNCIL will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the church library. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and find solutions to a shortfall in our local expense budget. All church officers and a representative of each Board or Committee should plan to attend this important meeting.


There are still a few opportunities to serve in the church office while Peggy is on vacation. 7/25, 7/29, 8/1. Please call if you can help.

Thank you to Eileen Modaffari, Erma Mullins, Kathie Lawrence and Cheryl Stewart for donating their time.


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.



Immediately following the service today there will be a meeting (in the 2nd floor alcove) for all those interested in going camping to the Watkins Glen State Park. Camp dates are Friday – Saturday, August 22-23. Reservations will be made this week so we must have a count.


ABWOMEN working with ABMEN

Please sign up today to donate sandwich fixings for the American Baptist Men’s Conference on August 8, at Keuka College. Your help making the sandwiches would also be appreciated. Any questions, call Kathie Lawrence at 536-7674 after July 22. Thank you. All profits will go to the New Building Fund.





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:



The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival will host the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra for a concert here at PYFBC on Friday, July 18 at 8 p.m.


Artistic Director – Richard Alden Clark

Trios for guitar, viola and flute

The music of Ravel, Bach, Paganini,  Piazolla,


Tickets are available at Long’s Cards & Books or YCAC’s Gallery in Penn Yan, or at the door.

Tickets are $15 for adults

$5 for children



A Note from Suzie Willson. VBS Director

I’m sending a Jerusalem Marketplace full of thank you’s to all staff members, helpers, material seekers, donationers, and prayer givers for helping with our 2008 Vacation Bible School. Once again with all of your input our project was a great success. A special thank you to our church secretary, Peggy Smart, whose enthusiastic help, ideas, and flexability (even last minute drama part) was another vital key to our success. God Bless You All!



NOTE: A very special Thank You to Suzie Willson for her leadership, organization and planning of Vacation Bible School 2008. Without you, Suzie, none of this would have come to take place.


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                      6/22          6/29               7/6

                                                                                 79                77


Current Expenses              $1,399         $832         $2,950

Missions                                   391           306              642

BT&T                                       125           293           4,389

Total                                    $1,915       $1,431         $7,981