~ ~ AUGUST 10, 2008 ~ ~


                              FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                     Penn Yan, New York

August 10, 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                  Romans 6:20-23                    Pg. 208 NT     


*Hymn                        “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”      No. 482


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            Dear Lord, When you gave us freedom to seek you, you gave us the freedom to choose sin. It wraps around us. It makes us sluggish. Sin make us appear to be wise, but in the things that really count it makes us stupid. Clean out our minds, brighten our hearts, and help us to turn away from evil. Use your truth as a mirror so that we can see who we really are. Put your truth in our hearts so that we can be really free. We seek these blessings in the name of the One who taught us to pray… 

*The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music             “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

                                                                                             Barb Stewart

Children’s Time        


*Hymn                        “In the Garden”                                           Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Necia Smith


Prayers with the People                    


Scripture                     Luke 19:1-10                                     Pg. 110 NT


Message                      “Sin Makes you Little”                    Pastor Tharp


Offertory                     “I Love You, Lord”


*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

                                                                                                          Vs. 1,5




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


Lay Reader: John F.M. Tharp

Greeters: Cindy & Stan Ovens

Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar, 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              Lucas Ryska

Eva Jean Best            Don Johnson                          Corrina Schultz

Tracey Bicksler         Nancy Putnam                                    *Doug Seager

Pat Carroll                  Bill LaRock                            Betty Smith

Rachel Carter            Lori Lawrence                                    Barbara Stewart

Mickie Christiansen  *Doug Mattison                     Charlie Taylor

Reece Conley             Barbara Mortensen               Jean Wager

*Carol Eaves              Polly Logan                            Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette                 Doug Passage                                    Jean Whitaker

Marlene Guild            Keith Pierce        Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Frances Hartwell                                Billie Potts             


*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


Church News



We need adults to help with camping Aug. 22-23.

Contact Eileen at 694-8267.


Bake Sale

Ladies & Gents, start your ovens!

The Trustees annual bake sale will be held on Friday, August 22, at Five Star Bank. Think about donating some goodies, your time or cash to help offset our BT&T mortgage.Your donations of goodies can be left at the church kitchen on Thursday, August 21, (be sure to label them BAKE SALE), or bring to the bank on Friday morning. We will set up bright and early at 9 a.m. More information can be obtained from Cheryl Stewart at 536-2570.


September Newsletter

The new month will be here before we know it. Fall schedules, teaching staff changes, new classes forming, etc. The deadline for the September newsletter will be Monday, August 18, 9 a.m.


For those wishing to stay in touch with Daryl Johnson his address is: Monroe Community Hospital, FR 4 East, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, August 12

¨      7 p.m.        Board of Trustees meeting

Wednesday, August 13

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

Thursday, August 14

¨      7 p.m.        Board of Christian Education meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Luella Passage!

¨      Happy Birthday to Cheryl Stewart!

Friday, August 15

¨      Happy Birthday to Necia Smith!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:  

“A Pilgrim’s Journey”  

 Philippians 3:12-21



I would like to thank everyone for the time away for vacation and good wishes. Special thanks go out to the following who made it possible by filling in at my desk: Erma Mullins, Kathie Lawrence, Eileen Modafarri, Betty Johnson, Dick Johnson, and Cheryl Stewart.

You guys simply are the best!                                      ~ Peggy Smart



FYI – Shelley Bicksler is our public relations person for the Chronicle Express. She is responsible for publicizing information on church activities and events. If you are involved in a group that has events to publicize please designate a person who will be responsible to relay necessary information to Shelley. Any info needs to be in to her a week and a half beforehand. Shelley’s phone number is 585-526-6845.


Community News


Cobblestone Springs Retreat Center will be hosting a Storytelling Event for all ages on Saturday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live music between stories and during the lunch hour. Bring your own picnic lunch and lawn chair. Drinks and snacks will be sold on site. Advance registration is urged, as space is limited. Call 536-0657. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Children 5-12 $10, Family Rate $60. Featured voices: Janice Ogden (Penn Yan), Kathy Clarke (Webster), Steve Coffman (Dundee), Freeman T. Freeman (Barrington), Birdy Burdick (Oneida Indian Reservation).


The Almighty Jam that was scheduled for this Saturday, August 9, has been postponed until a later date. Watch here for more information.




Thought: Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you.


   When one door of happiness closes, another opens,

   but often we look so long at the closed door

   that we do not see the one that has opened for us.

                                                              ~ Helen Keller



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                      7/20            7/27                8/3

                                                                56               54              


Current Expenses                $548        $3,776           $1,828

Missions                                    76             643                417

BT&T                                        58             711                229                       

Total                                     $682         $5,130           $2,474