~ ~ SEPTEMBER 20, 2009 ~ ~


                                    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                        September 20, 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.


Women’s Sunday




Song of Praise & Worship                 No. 10  PB         Cristine Conklin                 


Welcome and Announcements                                             Pam Scutt


Scripture Reading                  James 1:2-6; 22-25              Ethel Clancy


*Hymn                        “He Has Made Me Glad”                    No. 21 PB                           Birthday choice of Pat Ames


*Unison Invocation

            Dear Lord, Your mercy is new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. You cause the day to dawn with the promise of life everlasting. Your spirit surrounds us with your wisdom and guidance. You have given us a new life and anyone who is in your presence is a new creation. You have forgiven us and granted us peace. Thanks be to God!


Special Music                         “Count Your Blessings”

   Sheryl Robbins & Barb Stewart


Children’s Time         “Being Like Our Parents”           Phyllis Granger


Dedication of Love Gift                                                 Diane DeLooza


*Hymn                        “This Is My Father’s World”                  No. 293

                                    Birthday choice of Greg Miller


Prayers for the People and The Lord’s Prayer                  Judi Gibbs


Scripture                     Proverbs 31:10-31                             Pg. 723 OT


Message                     “Let Go and Let God”                 Phyllis Granger


Offertory                    “Crying in the Chapel”              Cristine Conklin


*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                                                Marge Moulton


*Hymn                        “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!”      No. 341

                                    Birthday choice of Jack Clancy


 *Benediction                                                                    Janice Knecht



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


Lay Reader:               Ethel Clancy

Greeters:                    Joyce & Jennifer Slocum

Ushers:                       Rita Castillo, Nancy Marion, Glenda Majchrzak   

                                    Cindy Ovens, Pam Scutt, Sheryl Robbins

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

 Cheryl Stewart. Happy Retirement Cheryl!

                                                                      ~ Love, Mother


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              George Slocum

Kathleen Beyea         Don Johnson                         Barbara Stewart

Bessie Bliss                Joyce Kennerson                   Brad Stewart

Milly Bloomquist       Lori Lawrence                        Charlie Taylor

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: “New Life to Those in Need”

¨      Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!


Monday, September 21

¨      6:30 pm     Keuka Quilters


Tuesday, September 22

¨      1 pm          Committee on Ministry


Wednesday, September 23

¨      9 am          Food for the Needy – set up

¨      Noon         Fellowship Class

¨      1 pm          Shakespheare Reading Group

¨      5 pm          Backpack Program

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts Meeting

¨      7 pm          Small Group


Thursday, September 24

¨      9 am          Food for the Needy - packing

¨      7 pm          Boy Scout Meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Greg Miller!


Friday, September 25

¨      9 am          Food for the Needy – distribution

¨      5 pm          Red Cross Progressive Dinner

¨      Happy Birthday to Jack Clancy!


Saturday, September 26

¨      10 am        Fall Fest work day at home of Cindy Ovens


Next Sunday

Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

        “A Baptist Birthday!”

       John 17 & Hebrews 12

Rev. Dr. Donald Rasmussen – Interim Executive Minister ABC NYS Guest Speaker


Church News


“Encouraging One Another!” ~ New Small Group

Starts September 23

This is a 6-week study that will take place on Wednesdays, at 7 pm, in the church library. 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!


Council of Churches

Monday, September 28

This month the meeting will be held at St. Michael’s Church. A dish-to-pass supper will begin at 6:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 7:30 pm. Spouses and guest, are welcome.


Community News


Progressive Dinner

Friday, September 25

This dinner will benefit the Yates County American Red Cross Local Disaster Fund. It starts with soup and salad at 5:30 pm at the PY United Methodist Church. Then the main course here at FBC, followed by dessert at St. Marks Episcopal Church. Adult tickets at $10; children (6-12) $5; children under 5 are free. A family ticket (2 adults and children under 18) $30. Your tickets may be purchased in our church office, The Red Cross office or Longs Cards and Books.


Win/Win Sports Sale and Swap

Saturday, September 26

The Presbyterian Church will host a used sports equipment sale next Saturday from 9am-4pm. This is an opportunity for people to bring their good used equipment to sell it and make some money. The church will keep 15%. Drop off times are Sept. 24 at 7pm or Sept. 25 from 9am until 2pm. You can pick up your earnings after 5pm on Sept 26. For details call 536-5920.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  8/30                 9/6              9/13

                                                                                     69                  68

Current Expenses                           $1,166          $5,009

Missions                                               357            1,589

BT&T                                                   210               295

Total                                                $1,733          $6,893                      



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.