~ ~ SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 ~ ~


                                  FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                        September 27, 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 & Worship                


Welcome and Announcements                                            


Scripture Reading                  Matthew 9:14-17                     Pg. 12 NT


*Hymn            “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”          No. 478                               


*Unison Invocation


            Make us new, O Lord. Cut away all that keeps us apart from you and from each other. Pry from our hands those things that keep us from receiving our gifts and sharing those gifts with others. Remove from our minds the petty, demeaning, and hurtful thoughts which keep love from being rooted in us. We seek these blessings in the name of Him who taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer   


Anthem                       “As the Deer”                                  Nystrom & Wilson


Children’s Time        


*Hymn                        “In the Garden”                                           Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Margaret Mills


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     John 17 & Hebrews 12



Message                     “A Baptist Birthday!”   

                                                                   Rev. Dr. Donald Rasmussen




*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            “In My Heart There Rings a Melody”                    Insert

                              Birthday choice of  Barbara Burke





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



Greeters:                    Jennifer & George Slocum

Ushers:                       Ed & Rita Castillo, 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 memory of Robert Brewer.               

                                                                 ~ Jean Brewer



Please Be in Prayer for …


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Kathleen Clayson

                                    Gerry Lane                 Margaret Hartwell

                                                                        Georgia Ovens


At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

Alberta Gottshall       Viola Gray                  Willie Nelson

Luella Passage           Dick Sharman                        Irene Wachala

                                                                        Barbara Gates

At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer


Our Special Missionaries:

Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic

Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester


Prayers for:

Mary Armstrong        Mary Gillette                      The Schroo Family

Debbie Appleton        *Marlene Guild                      Frieda Slocum

Eva Jean Best            John Paul Hunt                       George Slocum

Kathleen Beyea         Kim Strong Imisides              Barbara Stewart

Bessie Bliss                Don Johnson                          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                     The Whitbecks

Chris Fuqua and family

Family of Bill Crain who passed away this past week.                   

President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Make a Note!

New E-mail address for FBC:



¨11 am     Adult Sunday School: “New Family In Christ”

Monday, September 28

¨7 pm Community Chorus

¨Happy Birthday to Viola Gray!

Wednesday, September 30

¨5 pm       Backpack Program

¨6:30 pm  Girl Scouts Meeting

¨Happy Birthday to Barbara Burke!

Thursday, October 1

¨7 pm       Boy Scout Meeting

¨Happy Birthday to Margaret Mills!

Saturday, October 3

¨9:30 am  Finger Lakes ABW Fall Rally in the Great Room


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“Leading Your Heart”

      I Corinthians 13:4-7     


Church News


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.


From the Office

The following dates are still available for Memorial Bulletins:

Nov. 1,8,15, Dec. 6,13,20. Forms are available on the table outside of the office or contact the office at 536-9821. $10 for each notice helps to defray church operating costs.


Just a Reminder

The small group “Encouraging One Another” will NOT meet this week. We will resume on Wed. Oct. 7.


ABW Finger Lakes Fall Rally

Saturday, Oct. 3

Ladies, join us for an interesting morning. The guest speaker will be Sabrina Diehl, a member of the Extreme Team that traveled to Russia.


Community News


A service celebrating the life of Bill Crain will be held at the

First Presbyterian Church today at 3 pm. The family has asked that

donations to go towards the Homeless Project that Bill has been

working on. Memorial checks can be made out to First Presbyterian



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  9/6               9/13           9/20                                                   

                                                              69                 68               69

Current Expenses                           $5,009

Missions                                          1,589

BT&T                                                 295

Total                                                6,893




Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


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.