OCTOBER 21, 2007



                                            FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    October 21, 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.


Festival of Faith Sunday




Songs of Praise                      “Come into His Presence”      No. 70 PB

                                                “As the Deer”                          No. 33 PB


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 29                                Pg. 610 OT



*Hymn                                    “Shine, Jesus Shine”               No. 77 PB




            We praise you, O Lord. We thank you for the joy of faith, for the gift of your Son, for the guiding presence of your Holy Spirit, and for the amazing bounty of your love. Flood us with the desire to serve you until we are moved to give all we are and all we have to honor and glorify your name. We pray this in the name of him who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer   



Anthem                       “Is This Not the Land of Beulah?”    Stan Pethel

Children’s Time


*Hymn                                    “Take My Life”                           No. 391

                                                Birthday hymn of Pam Scutt


Prayers of the People



Scripture                     Isaiah 66:1-2                                      Pg. 813 OT



Message                     “When God Looks Up”               Randy Snavely




*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                        “Open My Eyes”                                     No. 324

                                    Birthday choice of Bob Fullagar






*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.



Lay Reader: George Slocum

Greeters: Marge Moulton & Fran Morse

Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell,

Clifford LeBarr, Cindy & Stan Ovens

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:





Thought: There are two ways of being rich. One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you’ve got.



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 21

¨      Following worship there will be a coffee hour in the Great Room to visit with Randy Snavely.

¨      The Dr. Dobson series Parenting Group will meet upstairs following the worship service.

Wednesday, October 24

¨      9 a.m.       Food for the Needy set up

Thursday, October 25

¨      9 a.m.        Food for the Needy packing

¨      Happy Birthday to Pam Scutt!

¨      Happy Birthday to Scott Robbins!

¨      Happy Birthday to Bob Fullagar!

Friday, October 26

¨      9 a.m.        Food for the Needy distribution

Saturday, October 27

¨     10 a.m.      Fall Fest work day at the home of Cindy Oven


Next Week’s Theme is:

“The Church Is Mission”      Acts 16:1-10



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!


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.


Stewardship Drive

The Board of Trustees annual luncheon is just two weeks away! This event is the kick off of our Stewardship Drive and is planned for Sunday, Nov. 4, immediately following Sunday School. We will furnish desserts and beverages and the congregation is asked to bring a dish to share and your own place settings. We look forward to seeing you there to join us for food, fun and fellowship!


 Knit & Crochet

Are you interested in learning a new hobby to take you through the long winter months? Come to the church library on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 1-3 p.m. Even if you are experienced and just want companionship while working, come join us. Not sure what you need to get started? Call Shelley at 585-526-6845 or at





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!



A community member has offered free firewood for the taking. Call Mr. Alconero at 536-8135 for information.




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           9/30              10/7         10/14

                                                                     83                 80              70


Current Expenses                   $3,606          $3,970       $1,035

Missions                                        358               611            238

BT&T                                              80               188            180

Total                                         $4,044          $4,769       $1,453