~ ~ SEPTEMBER 13, 2009 ~ ~


                         FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

                                     224 Main Street                                                       September 13, 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                  Revelation 22:1-2                  Pg. 353 NT


*Hymn                                    “How Firm a Foundation”           No. 361


*Unison Invocation


            From beginning to end your scriptures tell us of your plan to bring healing to the nations. Dear Lord, the healing is incomplete. Many are touched by poverty and illness, our troops are still at war, and peace seems to elude us. We offer ourselves for cleansing. Let us be your agents of Grace in this community and beyond. We pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Solo                                                                                Barbara Stewart


Children’s Time        


Hymn                          “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”      No. 357


Scripture                     Luke 5:1-11                                         Pg. 84 NT


Message                     “Fishers of Men”                       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                        “Onward, Christian Soldiers”                     Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Matt Scutt





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



Greeters:                    Matt Scutt & Charlie Miller

Ushers:                       Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar,

                                    Greg Miller, Charlie Miller, Barbara Stewart

Organist:                    Sheryl Robbins

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

 My Son, Robbie Mills.      

                                                               ~ Margaret Mills


Please Be in Prayer for …


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

President Obama, Congress and State Legislatures in this difficult time


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


 This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      11 am        Adult Sunday School: “Good News is For Sharing”

¨      2:30  pm    Finger Lakes Association Fall Rally


Monday, September 14

¨      6:30 pm     Keuka Quilters


Wednesday, September 16

¨      7 pm          Mission Trip Information Meeting


Thursday, September 17

¨      7 pm          Boy Scout Meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!


Friday, September 18

¨      Your articles for the October newsletter are due today.


Next Sunday:

        “Let Go and Let God”  

       Proverbs 31:10-31

Guest Speaker: Phyllis Granger


Church News


Finger Lakes Association Fall Rally! - Today

Today’s meeting of the FL Association will be held at Canandaigua United Church. Registration begins at 2:30 pm, program at 3 pm, dish-to-pass supper at 5:30 pm. Program theme is “Safety in the Church: Safe Buildings, Safe Relationships.” Rev. Darryl Powell, the Association Christian Education and &Community Witness Committee, and a Church Mutual Ins. representative will present the program using videos from Church Mutual Ins. We would encourage each Church to be represented, along with the PERSON  IN CHARGE OF INSURANCE, also DEACONS, TRUSTEES and CHRISTIAN EDUCATION people.


Love Gift

Next week we will collect our Love Gift Offering! Love Gift is the offering for American Baptist Mission. We hope you have been saving your coins (or bigger)!


Mexicali, Mexico Mission Trip

Wed, Sept 16 @ 7pm

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in taking part in the mission trip this year. We hope to go in late October.


Join Adult Sunday School

Sundays @ 11 am

“The Way of New Life” is the theme for the Adult Sunday School Class. Ed Castillo will be the facilitator and the group will meet in the library following worship services at 11 am.


Fall Fest

Our bazaar is just over a month away! So, it’s time to get busy. Anyone interested is welcome to meet at the home of Cindy Ovens on Sat. Sept. 26 at 10 am. This will be a brainstorming session so bring lots of ideas. We can also use your crafts, handiwork, and if you canned or preserved, those donations are welcome too.


New Small Group Forming ~ “Encouraging One Another!”

This is a 6-week study that will take place on Wednesdays, at 7 pm, beginning Sept. 23. Led by Cheryl Stewart, it is open to anyone who wants to search the Bible for all the ways God wants us to know he didn’t leave us to face life alone. We’ll think, share, smile, and fellowship as we search the scriptures for all of God’s encouraging “love notes” to us. Plan to join us and bring along a friend or two!


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  8/30                 9/6


Current Expenses                           $1,166

Missions                                               357

BT&T                                                   210

Total                                                $1,733                           


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.


“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful

 than the risk it took to blossom.”


                                                        ~ Anais Nin