~ ~ JULY 26, 2009 ~ ~


                                FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                                 July 26, 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                  Mark 4:26-29                           Pg. 52 NT


*Hymn                        “When Morning Gilds the Skies”           No. 487


 *Unison Invocation

            Amazing Lord, The bounty of the field, the abundance of the sea, and the plenty of the harvest are signs of your faithfulness to us. The mystery of these wonders draws us deeper into the workings of your spirit and builds in us a spirit of praise. We thank you for your gracious presence with us today. All this we lift as an offering before you as we pray the prayer, which Jesus taught us…


* The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music             “I Wonder”                                      Nancy Tharp


 Children’s Time       


*Hymn                        “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”    No. 220

Right Hand of Fellowship                             
Ethel Clancy

                                                                        Janice Knecht


Prayers with the People                    


Scripture                     Mark 7:31-37                                      Pg.  58 NT


Message                     “The People Whisperer”            Rev. John Tharp


Offertory                    “Through It All”                              Nancy 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                        “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”       No. 345





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


Lay Reader:               Lyle Conrad

Greeters:                    Pam Scutt & Cheryl Stewart

Ushers:                       Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, George Slocum, 

                                     John FM Tharp

Organist:                    Don Wills

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 Honor of the Birthdays of: Katelyn Mullins and Ryan Johnson.

                                                                  ~ Erma Mullins

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                                   Kathryn Warren

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



¨      12:30 pm   Pampered Chef’s Party – Everyone invited!

Lite lunch served, proceeds to benefit the kitchen 

Wednesday, July 29

¨      5 pm          Backpack Program

¨      6:30 pm     Concert in the Park

Friday, July 31

¨      Happy Birthday to Kevin Conrad!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture”

“The Prime Directive”

Matthew 22:34-40

        Service at First Presbyterian Church at 10 AM.

      Pastor John Tharp preaching.


Church News


Farewell Eileen & Christian

Today will be the Modafarri’s last Sunday with us. Eileen has been instrumental here at First Baptist, donating her time and talents to organize the nursery schedule, and several outings to go fishing, hiking, camping, and the African Lion Safari. Always thinking of new ways in which the congregation can come together in fellowship.

We will miss you!


A Reminder for First Baptist People

One Great Hour of Sharing envelopes can be found in the pews. As of July 5th, we had received $56.00. Last year we received $602.00


Office Help?

Monday, Aug. 3 – Friday, Aug. 7, 9 am to Noon.

If you can help out a day or two, please call the office at 536-9821.


Tee Shirts, Socks and Underwear

This is the last week to get in your donations of new socks, underwear, and tee shirts for the Cameron Community Center in Rochester. Thank you to all who have helped to fill the first box and those who are contributing to the second. All donations are appreciated!


Sandwiches for ABM

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. All profits go to the Building Fund Thank You.


Luella Passage

has been moved to Unit II of the Homestead, room 208


Kathryn Warren

had a fall and will need rehab. If you would like to help with rides please call the office at 536-9821.


Yeah Brittany!

Congratulations to Brittany Griffin for her multiple ribbons won at the Yates County Fair. Her entries included: 3 tier herb garden, hanging plant, etched vase, blanket, and her cow. Way to go Brittany, we are so proud of you!


Men's Conference

       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


Next Sunday and the entire month of August



Join Us!


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.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                     7/5             7/12             7/19

                                                                 95              106                87


Current Expenses                            $2,229         $3,322         $1,344

Missions                                                625              555              380

BT&T                                                    765              301              165

Total                                                 $3,619         $4,178         $1,889