OCTOBER 14, 2007



                                         FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    October 14, 2007

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


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading and Invocation   Isaiah 6:1-8                OT Pg. 749



*Hymn                        “Faith of Our Fathers”        Insert    Birthday choice of Greg Marion



Mission to Mexicali – a mini report         Nancy, John and Pastor John



Anthem                       “The Old Rugged Cross”                  John Inness



Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”       Insert      Birthday Hymn of Marlene Guild


Prayers of the People


Scripture                     John 6:60-70                                      NT Pg. 133


Message                     “Jesus: Heart Of Our Mission”         Rev. Daniel Chetti




*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.


Anyone who would like to profess faith in Christ or seek membership in our church is welcome to come forward during the last hymn.


Thought: When life needs rebooting, remember – Jesus saves!



Lay Reader: Brittany Griffin

Greeters: Fran Morse & Judi Gibbs

Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller, and Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:




Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Homestead:     Alberta Gottshall       Willie Nelson

Glenna Allen      Alice Wise    Onnalee Mallory      Luella Passage


Clinton Crest:             Ralph Seager             Milly Burke


The Manor:                Ruth Hollister


Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer


Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces:

Jennifer Willson                      Jamie Twist               Conal Smith Shane Slayton (Keuka College Student)


Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info

Rev. Virgil Nelson                 Kathy Pearce            


Prayers for:                          

Helen Ansley              Yvonne Decker                      Doug Passage

Mary Armstrong        Bill Gillette                             Billie Potts

*Anna Arredondo (Mother of Anna Scheel)            Linda  Potts

Roy Bell                     *Mary Beth Greene              Nancy Putnam

Eva Jean Best            Marlene & Gene Guild         Lucas Ryska

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Corrina Schultz

Milly Bloomquist       Carolyn Johnson                    Necia Smith

Pat Carroll                  Bob & Mary Jones                Charlie Taylor

Rachel Carter            Bill LaRock                            Jean Wager

Sherry Case               Lori Lawrence                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Marge Cornell           *Erma Mullins          


* indicates those in particular need of prayer         



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, October 14

¨      A special coffee hour in the Great Room to visit with Rev. Chetti

¨      Parenting Group will meet upstairs following worship

¨      There is no Adult Sunday School Class today.

¨      Happy Birthday to Christina Tharp!


Tuesday, October 16

¨      Happy Birthday to Rev. Douglas Passage!

¨      Happy Birthday to Greg Marion!


Wednesday, October 17

¨      Noon        Fellowship Class in the library.

¨      7 p.m.       Nominating Committee in the library


Thursday, October 18

¨      2 p.m.        Memorial Service for Virginia Ruth Perry

¨      7 p.m.        Advisory Council in the library


Friday, October 19

¨      6 p.m.        Festival of Faith gets underway in the Great Room

¨      Happy Birthday to Marlene Guild!


Saturday, October 20

¨      10 a.m.      Fall Fest Work Day at home of Cindy Ovens

¨     12:30 p.m. Youth Group trip to Ithaca Science Center


Next Week’s Theme is:

“When God Looks Up”   

Guest Speaker  - Randy Snavely- Family Life Network


Church News


White Cross

Our White Cross Request for 2007-2008 has just been received. If you wish to help fill this year’s request, you may sign the sheet at the front of the sanctuary. Most of the items must be brought in by November 15. The following items are needed for Stewart Community Baptist Church in Carson City, Nevada: small toys, new Bibles, gift wrap, ribbon, gift tags and hand puppets. The Veteran’s Village in the Philippines has asked for boys’ shirts and shorts or pants. We will also be making bandages and patchwork pieces. Please see Kathie Lawrence if you have any questions. Sign up today to help!


Fall Fest Bazaar

Work days have been set to prepare for the bazaar. We will meet at the home of Cindy Ovens from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. October 20 & 27. Bring your own lunch and ideas for theme baskets.


Turkey Walk

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches annual “Turkey Walk” will take place on Sunday, October 28, at 1:30 p.m. departing from FBC. For more information on being a walker or sponsor, contact

Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345.


Special Delivery

Our trip to Utica was successful, with two trailers delivering all that we had gathered plus 14 bicycles! We are anticipating another trip in December. Please keep this in mind as you do your fall clean-up. Jim & Edith Davison are requesting the following items: clean, washable winter jackets and clothing, dishes, cooking utensils, rice cookers, irons and bicycles.


November Newsletter

Be a part of the team! The newsletter is written by you, the members of the Church, and is for everyone to read and enjoy. If you would like to submit an article for

publication, they are due by the 20th of every

month. We welcome articles about church activities,

current events relating to religion and personal

testimonies. We look forward to seeing your ideas!






Friday, Oct. 19

~ 6 p.m. Our World Famous Baked Spaghetti Dinner

~ 7 p.m. Festival Worship with “Common Ground” a Christian Blue Grass Band, from Canandaigua United Church

~ Randy Snavely,  “The Sports Guy” on Family Life Network, our keynote speaker: “When God Looks Down” Psalm 14:1-3. FLM can be found at 91.9 FM or 93.7 FM.


Sunday, Oct. 21

            ~ 10 a.m. Festival Sunday Morning Worship

            ~ Choir Anthem “Is This Not The Land Of Beulah?”

            ~ Randy Snavely, “When God Looks Up” Isaiah 66:1-2

            ~ 11 a.m. Coffee Hour with Randy in the Great Room.



Guest Preacher: Rev. Daniel Chetti


The Rev. Daniel Chetti, American Baptist Missionary who has been serving in Lebanon, is our Guest Preacher today. He is currently spending this year on “Home Assignment” with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Rachel, with relatives in Oregon. Dan is one of the leaders at the World Mission Conference in Canandaigua this weekend.

            Dan and Sarah have spent the last four years at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon, where he taught theology, coordinated graduate studies and provided administrative assistance to the academic dean, while Sarah worked on the development and management of the seminary’s library. Together, they were also involved in ministries in a local prison and with the Sudanese Congregation that meets at Fanar Baptist Church.

In the midst of the Hezballah/Israel war last July, daughter Rachel was evacuated to Oregon and completed her High School education there. She is attending the Community College in Eugene, Oregon this year. Dan and Sarah are spending much time this year visiting churches and providing seminars on topics such as: “More Than Meets The Eye: Understanding Islam and Muslim People.”


He asks that we pray for the following concerns:

~ For the people of the U.S. as they try to fathom the senseless violence in the Middle East.

~ For the safety and the effective witness of the minority Christians in the Middle East and the Muslim lands.

~ For the ministry and service of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut, Lebanon.

~ For daughter, Rachel as she is still having health issues with increase in blood pressure.



Community News


Volunteers Are Needed!

Do you have an hour to help deliver meals to homebound seniors? The Yates Office for the Aging Nutrition Program needs volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors and to help pack meals at our Penn Yan Grange kitchen site. If you have an hour a day, an hour a week, or an hour a month: We Need You! Please call Deb Fox at 536-6038 to find out how you can help. We pay round-trip mileage from your home. Thank You!



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           9/23           9/30              10/7

                                                                     72              83                 80


Current Expenses                   $1,023       $3,606          $3,970

Missions                                        213            358               611

BT&T                                            293              80               188

Total                                         $1,529       $4,044          $4,769



You are setting an example, whether you want to or not.