~ ~ July 20, 2008 ~ ~


                           PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                     Penn Yan, New York

July 20, 2008                                                                   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                  I Corinthians 1:4-9                 Pg. 220 NT    


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

                                    Birthday Hymn of Margaret Hartwell


*Silent Prayer & Invocation


            Let us learn always to give thanks for each other, O Lord. We have received abundant blessings; among them are the wonderful gifts of friendship and love. Show us once again that all these gifts come to us because of our faith in Jesus the Messiah who has taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music             “Take My Life and Let It Be”    Barbara Stewart


Children’s Time         “Using All Your Strength”


*Hymn                        “Amazing Grace”                                    No. 280

                                    Birthday choice of Guy Love


Prayers with the People                    


Scripture                     I Corinthians 1:18-25                         Pg. 221 NT


Message                      “Miracles in Our World”                 Pastor 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                        “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”  No. 478





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


 Lay Reader: Dick Johnson

Greeters: Tharp Family

Ushers: Matt Scutt, George Slocum, Sheryl Robbins, John F.M. Tharp

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


Monday, July 21

¨      7 p.m.        Special Meeting of the Advisory Council. All Boards &

                        Committees must have a representative present.

Wednesday, July 23

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

Saturday, July 26

¨      3 p.m.        Fishing and picnic at boat launch.


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Prayer: Malcolm & Screwtape”

Church News


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.




For those people who have offered their help and donations for the ABMEN’s sandwich making effort. On Friday, August 8, please bring sandwich fixings to the church and refrigerate the perishables for the American Baptist Men’s Conference. Come at 1 p.m. and help assemble the sandwiches. Thank You


Hot Dogs! Get Your Hot Dogs Here!

There are sign up sheets for anyone wishing to help with the cooking, serving, cashiering, or donating for the Trustees fundraiser. They are selling hot dogs and snack foods before the Wednesday evening summer concerts on the courthouse lawn. For more information you can contact Barbara Stewart at 536-8079.


Across the Miles

Many of you will remember Sharon Brink and her family who attended church here a few years ago and moved away to Arlington, Texas. Sharon sends word that although she has a church she attends in Arlington, she misses her church family here at PYFBC. If you would like to keep in touch or send an uplifting card, Sharon’s address is: 2401 Monte Carlo Drive, Apt. A, Arlington, Texas, 76015. Her email address is:


Ordination Celebration

The people of the FBC of Manchester, warmly invite you to attend the ordination of Mr. Jeffrey L. Roets to the Christian Ministry on Sunday, August 3, at 4 p.m. There will be a light reception following the ordination ceremony. 54 South Main Street, Manchester.



Bake Sale

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 22, for the FBC Board of Trustees annual bake sale at Five Star Bank. Think about donating some goodies, your time or cash to help offset our BT&T mortgage.


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.



Please Join us for the

3rd Annual




Saturday, August 9

4 – 9 p.m.


Proceeds go towards the Don DeLooza Music Award

and the Betty Bistoff Community Service Award.


~ Free admission with donations welcome

~ Refreshments for sale in the great room

~ Chinese auction with treasures from

local businesses & organizations

~ Musical groups from the area featuring a wide range of musical genres and talents will perform.





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                            Good Food

Bible Studies                   Fantastic Fellowship


       Registration forms available in the office or online at:








                                                                               July 24, 25, 26

At Penn Yan Bible Church

Kimball Ave.


Tickets are available at the door

or see Shane Furman


Students and Seniors - $6    Adults - $8


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                      7/6            7/13

                                                              77               66


Current Expenses            $2,950        $3,503

Missions                                 642             571

BT&T                                  4,389             115

Total                                  $7,981        $4,189