~ ~ OCTOBER 4, 2009 ~ ~


                                  FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                              October 4, 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      Deuteronomy6:4-9                             Pg. 197 OT    


*Hymn                        “This is My Father's World”               No. 293                               

                                                         Birthday choice of Polly Logan


*Unison Invocation


            Love is from you, Lord. Our love is just a faint echo of your love for us. Yet, we go too long without sharing our love for you, doing acts of love for others, and going deeper in our love for the “least of these.” Help us to be open to the love of Jesus Christ and the working of your Holy Spirit in us. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen


Anthem                       “This Lonesome Valley”               Price & Besig


Children’s Time        


*Hymn            “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”       No. 326

                                    Birthday hymn of Jean Brewer


Scripture                     I Corinthians 13:4-7                           Pg. 233 NT


Message                     “Leading Your Heart”               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                        “To God Be the Glory”                   No. 485 vs. 1


Ordinance of the Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks and the Lord's Prayer


*Hymn                        “To God Be the Glory”                  No. 485  vs. 2





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


Lay Reader:               Dianne DeLooza

Greeters:                    Marion Perry & Janice Knecht

Ushers:                       Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy,

                                    Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

Organist:                    Connie Gibson

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:



Today’s bulletin is in memory of Carolyn and John Lewis.              


                                                         ~Barbara & Tom Burke


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

Bill Gillette                 Dorothy Mott                         Ralph Wilkes

                                    Lorraine Phillips                      The Whitbecks


Chris Fuqua and family                     

Family of Warner Gibbs                                           

Ethel Clancy's Family living in the Philippines                                            

President Obama, Congress & 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 In Christ”

Monday, October 5

¨      6:30 pm           Keuka Quilters

¨      7 pm    Community Chorus

Tuesday, October 6

¨                  7 pm    Deacon's meeting

¨                  7 pm    Bd. Of Mission meeting

¨      6:30 pm           Girl Scouts meeting

Wednesday, October 7

¨      5 pm    Backpack Program

¨      7 pm    Encouraging One Another - small group

¨      Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!

Thursday, October 8

¨      6 pm    Milly's Pantry meeting

¨      7 pm    Boy Scout meeting

¨      7 pm    Bd. Of Christian Education meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer!

Saturday, October 10

¨      9 am    Keuka Quilters in the great room


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“African Perspective”

      Acts 8:26-40

Featuring a dialogue with Dauda Abubakar    


Church News


Make a Note!

New E-mail address for FBC:


Services for Warner Gibbs

will be held at Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel 201 E. Elm St. Calling hours will be today from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be Monday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 pm. at Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel.


From the Office

The following dates are still available for Memorial Bulletins:

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.


Happening This Month

Oct. 16-18       Festival of Faith Weekend

Oct. 24                        2nd Fall Fest Workday

Oct. 25                        World Mission Offering will be received

Oct. 25                        Gad-Abouts to Atlanta for Chicken & Biscuits

Oct. 31            3rd Fall Fest Workday


Community News


The Network of Spiritual Progressives presents:

Fall Family Fun - Saturday, Oct. 17, 6:30 pm at PYUMC fellowship hall. There will be stories and songs. Featuring Chris Holder and Craig Sandberg. The event is free, refreshments available for sale. Donations accepted to support NSP  Mini Grants to programs that serve young people.


Rummage Sale

The First Presbyterian Church will hold a rummage sale on Friday, Oct. 9 from 9am-3pm. Bag sale at 2 pm.



There will be a concert to benefit Penn Yan's historic Sampson Theater on Friday, Oct. 9 at 8 pm at the PYMS. Scotland's Great Celtic Band will be in concert. Tickets are $15 per person, $12 each for groups of 20 or more, and are available at Long's Cards & books,



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  9/13             9/20              9/27                                                    

                                                                68               69                 59

Current Expenses                                                 $845          $1,633

Missions                                                                    90                878

BT&T                                                                        42                265

Total                                                                      $977           $2,776



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.