~ ~ JULY 19, 2009 ~ ~


                                FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                                 July 19, 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                       


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Matthew 7:28-29                     Pg. 10 NT


*Hymn                        “God of Grace and God of Glory”          No. 420

                                    Birthday choice of Margaret Hartwell


 *Unison Invocation

            Your Grace and Your Glory are truly amazing, Lord. Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts and your ways are higher than our ways. You are magnificent and holy; yet you are here with us. Your Son has walked our roads and shared our sorrows. He gave himself to remove the stain of sin from us. Accept our repentance this day, and cleanse our minds so we may become wholesome and pure. We seek this blessing in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray …


·        The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music             “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”          Greg Marion


Children’s Time        


*Hymn                        “Amazing Grace”                                    No. 280

                                    Birthday Hymn for Guy Love


Prayers with the People                    


Scripture                     John 7:25-31                                      Pg. 134 NT


Message                     “What Is The Difference?”        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                        “To God Be the Glory”                           No. 485





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


Lay Reader:               John FM Tharp

Greeters:                    Bethany DeLooza & Diane DeLooza

Ushers:                       Clifford LeBarr, Cindy & Stan Ovens

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

Robert Cornell.

                                                                     ~ Marge Cornell



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                  

Milly Bloomquist       Lori Lawrence                        Charlie Taylor

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


Monday, July 20

¨      Happy Birthday to Guy Love!

Tuesday, July 21

¨      7 pm          Friendship Square Dancing

¨      Happy Birthday to Margaret Hartwell!

Wednesday, July 22

¨      9 am          Food for the Needy – set up

¨      5 pm          Backpack Program

¨      6:30 pm     Concert in the Park

Thursday, July 23

¨      9 am          Food for the Needy - packing

Friday, July 24

¨      9 am          Food for the Needy – distribution


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture”

“The People Whisperer”

Mark 7:31-37



Church News


You Are Invited

Sunday, July 26 at 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.


Fresh Coffee & Friendly Visitors

These are just a few of the fringe benefits you can enjoy when you volunteer a few hours of your time to help with coverage in the office while Peggy is on vacation. Dates are: Monday, Aug. 3 – Friday, Aug. 7. The hours are 9 am to Noon. If you can help out a day or two, please call the office at 536-9821.


Collection Continues

We continue to collect packages of new sox, underwear, and tee shirts during the month of July to benefit the Cameron Community Center in Rochester.


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.


Thank You!

A BIG Thank You to Erma Mullins for filling in at the office last week. We appreciate her donation of time and talents.


      Men's Confrence - God Will Make a Way!


August 7,8,9 - 2009 at Keuka College


Guest Speaker: Rev. Tom Bell - Campbell/Erwin Baptist Church


Small groups , Youth program, Great new workshops, Bible studies, Fantastic fellowship, Good food, Saturday Evening banquet with Family Life Network, Saturday Sunrise Worship Service


More information and registration forms can be found on the foyer table.

All forms and online registration are available at:


Workshop 1 – Men’s Health: Issues for Today

Workshop 2 – Disaster Relief: Certificate Training

Workshop 3 – Rock Talk: What Contemporary Christian  Musicians     

                                have to say about your walk with Christ.

Workshop 4 – Developing a Men’s Team

Workshop 5 – Refugee Ministry

Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We invite you to join us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship.


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

Penn Yan Bible Church (Kimball Rd) will be hosting a Vacation Bible School – Operation Space. Open to kids in grades K-6. Dates are July 27-31, from 6-8:30 pm. Contact Martha Galletta at 536-4523.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                     6/28             7/5             7/12

                                                                                     95              106


Current Expenses                                 $774       $2,229         $3,322

Missions                                                  160            625              555

BT&T                                                        77            765              301

Total                                                   $1,011       $3,619         $4,178


Psychiatry is the art of teaching people

how to stand on their own feet

while reclining on couches.