~ ~ OCTOBER 11, 2009 ~ ~


                               FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                            October 11, 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     “Jesus Loves Me!”                   No. 304      

                                                Birthday choice of Jada Schroo


Welcome and Announcements                                            


Church Business Meeting


Scripture Reading                  Romans 10:13-18                  Pg. 213 NT     


*Hymn                        “Faith of Our Fathers”                                Insert

                                    Birthday song of Greg Marion


*Unison Invocation

            Your love reaches far and wide, O Lord. You seek lodging in every human heart. We welcome your presence in our lives. Teach us to share your light with others. Use our hands, our minds, our money, and our time to drive back the dark and evil that distresses people near and far. We want to be the people of Christ. We ask this prayer in the name of Him who taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “The Journey Is Our Home”                         Pote


Children’s Time        


Prayers for the People


*Hymn                        “In Christ There Is No East or West”     No. 439


Scripture                     Acts 8:26-40                                      Pg. 170 NT


Message                     “African Perspective”                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                        “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”      No. 357

                                    Birthday hymn of Rev. Douglas Passage





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


Lay Reader:               Stan Ovens

Greeters:                    Jeanette O'Brien & Pat Ames

Ushers:                       Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar,

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Today we welcome Dauda Abubakar

as he shares with us in our worship service.


Dauda Abubakar – Professor of Political Science at Keuka College

Lois (wife) – Teacher at Ramat Polytechnic in  Maiduguri, Nigeria

Saminu (son) – Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hannatu (daughter) – Student at Madison Area Technical College

Daniel (son) – Student at University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Ibrahim (son) – Evangelical Christian Academy Staff School


The flowers on the altar are placed in memory of Warner L. Gibbs.


Today’s bulletin is in Honor of Cody Whitney's birthday.

                                                                          ~ Judi Gibbs


Please Be In Prayer For:


At Clinton Crest:       Burton Barcliff            Margaret  Hartwell


Alice Fairbrother       Gerry Lane                 Georgia Ovens


At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

Alberta Gottshall       Viola Gray                  Willie Nelson

Luella Passage           Dick Sharman            Irene Wachala


At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer        Kathleen Clayson


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

* Chris Fuqua             Barbara Mortensen               Emma Wheeler

Judi Gibbs                  Dorothy Mott                        Ralph Wilkes

Barbara Gifford         Lorraine Phillips                     The Whitbecks

Bill Gillette                

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.


Crisis in the Philippines – you can help by making a donation through the American Red Cross. Be sure to mark your donation: “Philippine Disaster Relief.”


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



We welcome Dauda Abubakar as he shares with us in our worship.

11 am        Adult Sunday School: “New Revelation in Christ”


Monday, October 12

7 pm          Community Chorus


Tuesday, October 13

     10:30 am    Mary & Martha Circle

     7 pm           Bd. Of Trustees meeting

6:30 pm     Girl Scouts meeting


Wednesday, October 14

5 pm          Backpack Program

7 pm          Evening Food for the Needy

7 pm          Encouraging One Another - small group

         Happy Birthday to Jada Schroo!


Thursday, October 15

6 pm          Girl Scouts Meeting

7 pm          Boy Scout meeting


Friday, October 16  - Also see below

     6 pm           Festival of Faith Lasagna Dinner in Great Room

     7 pm           Worship with Common Ground and Jonathan Lawrence

              Happy Birthday to Greg Marion!

              Happy Birthday to Doug Passage!


Saturday, October 17  - Also see below

1-3 pm       Christian Education's Kids Fest!

7 pm          Dessert Fellowship w/guest speaker Jonathan Lawrence


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“Living Biblically”

      Mark 12:28-34

Festival of Faith Speaker: Jonathan Lawrence    



Festival of Faith '09


Friday, Oct. 16


6 pm    Dinner in the Great Room, prepared by the Hospitality

            Committee. Baked Lasagna, salad, garlic bread and caramel

            apple dessert. $5.


7 pm    Worship~ with “Common Ground” a Christian Bluegrass Band

            from Canandaigua. Featuring a message from Jonathan

            Lawrence, “Exploring the Holy Land”.


Saturday, Oct. 17


1-3 pm Kids Fest!  Will take place in the Great Room. There

            will be a bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn, fun & games

            and an indoor campfire with story-time. All kids are invited.         

            We hope everyone will bring a handful of their friends!!    


7 pm    Dessert Fellowship in the Great Room with our special guest,

            Jonathan Lawrence, whose message for us will be; “Living in

            the Holy Land – Daily Life and Festivals.”


Sunday, Oct. 18


10 am  Worship with  our special guest Jonathan Lawrence. Message:

            “Living Biblically”.


11 am  Adult Sunday School – Once again Jonathan Lawrence will

            discuss “Modern Life in the  Holy Land”.



Church News


Memorial/Honor Bulletins

There is one date left in 2009: Dec. 6. 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. You can begin to submit requests for 2010.


Work Day for Fall Fest

Saturday, October 24

Join us at the home of Cindy Ovens for our 2nd work day preparing for the Fall Festival. There is much to be done. Remember, if you can't join us, you can still help! Donations of homemade preserves, canned good, crafts and cash will help.


World Mission Offering

Sunday, October 25

We hope you have taken the time to read through the information in your October newsletter and the bulletin inserts regarding the WMO. Prayerfullyconsider what you can do.



Sunday, October, 25

We're at it again!This time our trip will be to Atlanta for Chicken & Biscuits. The van will leave at noon.


New Address: Alice Fairbrother - Clinton Crest 411 Clinton St. #134.


Church Member Needs Your Help

Cristine Conklin needs rides to the following appointments. Call Cristine at 536-0415 if you can help.

Finger Lakes Bone & Joint Center – Oct. 15 @ 10:45 am

Dundee Family Health Center – Oct. 26 @ 11:30 am

Finger Lakes Gastroenterology – Oct. 29 @ 11 am


Thank You!

Milly Bloomquist and her family would like to thank all of the members and friends at First Baptist Church for many kindnesses during Milly's recent illness. We are especially grateful to Pastor John Tharp and the wonderful crew who gave so generously of their time and talent over the past few weeks to build a ramp to make her house more handicap assessable. A huge thank you to Rev. John, John FM Tharp, Stan Ovens, Greg Miller, Erik Miller, Gary Enos, Connor Enos, Dave Tillman and Garrett Tillman. We feel greatly blessed by your generosity and thoughtfulness.

With gratitude, in peace,

Milly and family


Community News


Teen Cider Pressing   - Today - Sunday, Oct. 11

All Teens! Join us for a “Fall Fun on the Farm” afternoon today from 2-4 pm at 1443 Ridge Rd (farm next to new pond, 1 mile north of Rt. 54, just before Nutt Rd). Come dressed for being outside. We will be: Pressing our apples into cider, Visiting with cows, pigs, and chickens, taking Gator “haywagon” rides, and much more fall fun!! Bring a munchie to go with the fresh cider. Questions call Mary-Howell Martens at 531-1038 or 536-9879


"Family Fun"

The Network of Spiritual Progressives presents: Fall Family Fun on

Saturday, Oct. 17, 6:30 pm at PYUMC fellowship hall.  Featured perfomers will be Chris Holder and Craig Sandberg, both members of the popular Crooked Lake Fiddlers Club, performing traditional tunes, ballads, singalongs, and tall tales  for the whole family. The event is free, refreshments available for sale. Donations accepted to support NSP  Mini Grants to programs that encourage conflict resolution and peaceful cooperation among children and youth.


Pork Dinner

There will be a Pork Dinner at Cobblestone Springs 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Rd. on Oct. 25, at noon. Cost will be $8.50, $7.50 for seniors.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  9/20              9/27             10/4                                                                        

                                                                69                 59                 61

Current Expenses                             $845          $1,633          $2,167

Missions                                                 90                878              916

BT&T                                                     42                265              399

Total                                                   $977           $2,776         $3,482


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.