~ ~ SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 ~ ~


                              FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                     Penn Yan, New York

September 14, 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.





Welcome and Announcements                                        Don Lawrence


Song of Praise         “This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made”      No. 230

                                                                                          by Isaac Watts                                                    


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 78:1-8                          Pg. 645 OT


*Hymn            “From All That Dwell Below the Skies”            No. 229

                                                                                                  by Isaac Watts


Anthem           “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”          Isaac Watts



Children’s Time         Lilia Scheel, Meghan Fuqua, Mary Fullagar

                                    and church school children


*Hymn            “Our God Our Help In Ages Past”                      No. 210                                                                              

                          Isaac Watts


Pastoral Prayer                                                              Brittany Griffin

                     Rauschenbusah: Prayers of the Social Awakening

                                                Prayer for Teachers



*Hymn                        “Jesus Shall Reign”                                 No. 423

                                                                                               Isaac Watts                                                    


Scripture                     Matthew 7:7-12                                     Pg. 9 NT


Message                      “Looking For Something?”     Pastor 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                        “Joy to the World!”                                   No. 40

                                                                                          by Isaac Watts




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


Lay Reader: Ed Castillo

Greeters: Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins

Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Mary Fullagar,

 Barbara Stewart, Charlie Miller

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              Billie 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  *Mary Ellen Mattison           Barbara Stewart

Reece Conley             *Doug Mattison                     Charlie Taylor

Bill Gillette                 Barbara Mortensen               Jean Wager

Marlene Guild            Polly Logan                            Ralph Wilkes

Frances Hartwell        Doug Passage                        Jean Whitaker

                                    Keith Pierce                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*Brad Stewart- struggling after double lung transplant.

*Mary Ann Morith recovering from stroke; sister of Judi Gibbs

*Warner & Judi Gibbs – Judi suffered a slight stroke last week.

* Alicia Hurlburt – diagnosed with brain tumor.

*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Sunday, September 14

¨      Noon         Dish to pass luncheon

¨      2:30 p.m.   FL Association Rally at Geneva First Baptist

Wednesday, September 17

¨      Noon         Fellowship Class

¨      7 p.m.        Youth group

¨      Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!

Thursday, September 18

¨      6 p.m.        Investment Committee

Saturday, September 20

¨      10 a.m.-Noon        Lay Studies Class

¨      6 p.m.        Science Show in the Great Room – a fun and educational evening that includes biblical truths that are revealed in scientific demonstrations! Bring your friends! Bring your kid’s friends! Bring your kid’s friend’s friends!  Be Entertained! More information below.

     Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!



Next Week is:

Women’s Sunday

we will have as our special guests, Jim & Edith Davison from Utica Tabernacle Church. With them they will bring a group of the Karin people who came to the U.S. as refugees. Khin Sae Moe, will speak about the experience of the refugees and the children will perform songs for us. Following the service there will be a coffee hour so that you can meet our guests.


Church News


Parenting 101

The parenting class scheduled to begin today; WILL NOT begin until next Sunday, September 21.


Association Fall Rally – today!

First Baptist Church of Geneva will host the meeting of the

FL Association. J. Brent Walker, Executive Director, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty will be the guest speaker.

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., hymn Sing – 2:45 p.m., devotions – 2:55 p.m., program – 3 p.m., dish-to-pass supper – 5 p.m.


Lay Studies Course

 The Finger Lakes Association will offer a course in Baptist History. The course will take place Saturdays, September 20 - Nov. 22 from

10 – noon. Completion of the course will earn a certificate in Lay Studies. Ed Carey will teach the class.  Call Greg Marion at 536-6771.


Daily Devotions

There are still copies available of The Secret Place for the months of Sept – Nov. You will find them on the table in the rear of the sanctuary.


Memorial Chapel

Be sure to stop in the Chapel and see the beautiful wall hangings that have been made and donated by Diane DeLooza. The chapel is open daily for private meditation.



We hope you will be pleasantly surprised by our church library, if you haven’t visited it lately.  There have been some wonderful additions of classical music CD’s donated by Carrie Ahearn as well as some VHS and DVD’s donated from the family of Don DeLooza. New books have also been recently added, thanks to various church members. Come, browse, borrow and enjoy. Remember to sign out what you borrow on the clipboard. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Bad Girls of the Bible, by Liz Curtis Higgs.


Council of Churches

The next Council of Churches meeting will be held Monday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bluff Point UMC. The meeting will begin with a dish to pass supper.


ABC/NYS Biennial

Inside the bulletin you will find an insert for the ABC/NYS Biennial Meeting that will be held October 12-14 at Keuka College. You will find registration forms and information on the workshops available on the tables in the foyer and the rear of the sanctuary.







this Saturday, September 20th

6 p.m. in the Great Room


This will prove to be a fun collection of science demonstrations by

Educational Astronaut Finalist Professor Len Ortenzi, FLCC.

(nephew of Ralph Wilkes)       Be ready to be amazed!


¨      Hear aluminum rods sing

¨      See sound waves on a slinky

¨      Watch a wine glass shatter with sound

¨      Witness a cinder block smashed on the chest of a crazy guy laying on a bed of nails! And much, much more!

Donations will be taken for new building mortgage.

Food will be available for purchase during the evening.




a concert by Mark Lawrence, Tenor

accompanied by Bill Cowdery


Sunday, September 28, 2008

at 3 p.m.

Penn Yan First Baptist Church

Donation $5.00

for new building mortgage


Mark A.B. Lawrence leads an active performing career in oratorio, opera, and recital literature. He is in demand as a recitalist and master teacher, having performed at Cornell University, St. Lawrence University, Colgate University, Ithaca College and throughout the northeast.


Bill Cowdery serves as musical director and organist of the First Congregational Church in Ithaca. He has also taught on the music faculties of Cornell University, Ithaca College, Colgate University, and Keuka College.






Notes from the Office


The church office is collecting any scrap paper that is blank on one side and may be used for our printer. Thank you.


Keep in mind that all contributions for the October newsletter should be in to the office by this Friday, September19.



Community News


The PYUMC Social Issues Ministry will host a forum on Drugs & Gambling. We are urged to come together as families, counselors, law enforcement and concerned citizens to discuss the affects of drugs and gambling behaviors on our children. What are the risks? What are the signs? What are the slang names? Experts in the field of chemical dependence, prevention services and law enforcement will head a panel discussion. The forum will be preceded by a potluck supper at

5 p.m., the program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, Sunday, September 28.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       8/24             8/31            9/7

                                                                 47                60


Current Expenses                           $1,285          $2,589

Missions                                   337               765                 

BT&T                                       160                984

Total                                    $1,782           $4,338         



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