OCTOBER 28, 2007



                                           FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    October 28, 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.




Songs of Praise                     


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 42:1-4                          Pg. 783 O


*Hymn                        “God of Grace and God of Glory”          No. 420



            Dear Lord, We would be your servants. Place in us the desire to reach those far and near with the Good News of your forgiveness, the healing of your grace, and the empowerment of your Holy Spirit. Use our hands, our minds, our prayers, and our gifts to bring light to places of darkness and love to all people. We ask this in the name of the One who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer   


Anthem                       “This Lonesome Valley”               Price & Besig


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”             No. 562                                       Birthday choice of Ralph Seager


Prayers of the People


Scripture                     Matthew 5:13-16                                   Pg. 5 NT


Message                     “The Church is Mission”      Rev. John R. 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                        “In Christ There Is No East or West”     No. 439






*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: Rita Castillo

Greeters: Betty Johnson, Lisa Wood and Brittney Griffin

Ushers: Rita & Ed Castillo,  Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,

George Slocum, John F.M. Tharp

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:


Thought: Is there not comfort in prayer, which is not elsewhere to be found?                                            Stonewall Jackson to his wife - 1859



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 28

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

¨      1:30 p.m.   Annual Turkey Walk

Saturday, November 3

Happy Birthday to Ralph Seager!


Next Week’s Theme is:

“Creation is Poetry”     

John 1:1-5








                                                      November 17                  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Silent auction of Theme Baskets

Baked Goods  Jams & Jellies  Craft Items and more


Lunch will be served


We need contributors to any of the above.

Please get items to church or to Cindy Ovens  no later than Friday, Nov. 2

            Theme Baskets will be on display at the church from Nov. 4, until the bazaar.

We also need you to COME to the bazaar!

Support your church!

Spread the word! Mark your calendars!  and bring a friend!




Church News


Chapel Dedication

Next Sunday, during the worship service we will be dedicating our newly furnished chapel. New chairs have been purchased and a stained glass piece created by Rita Castillo hangs in the window.

Please take time to experience the chapel for quiet meditation and reflection.


Stewardship Drive

The Board of Trustees annual luncheon is a week away! This event is the kick off for our Stewardship Drive and is planned for Sunday, Nov. 4, immediately following Sunday School. Trustees 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. Our first project will be to create 6-inch squares for Pam Scutt’s quilt for the Keuka Comfort Care Home. Not sure what you need to get started? Call Shelley at 585-526-6845 or at


Finger Lakes Association

Everyone is invited to attend the Finger Lakes Association of ABC Annual Meeting at the Wayne Village Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11. The program includes: a report by Evelyn Emmerson and Ruth Spencer about Green Lake; devotions, pot luck dinner, annual reports and election of officers. Registration begins at 3 p.m.


Greeters list for November

Nov. 4 – Marge Moulton & Viola Gray

Nov. 11 – Erma Mullins & Eva Dillon

Nov. 18 – Kathryn Warren & Marge Cornell

Nov. 25 – Joyce & George Slocum


Community News


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?                           10/7         10/14          10/21

                                                                     80              70               73


Current Expenses                   $3,970       $1,035       $1,273

Missions                                        611            238            442

BT&T                                            188            180            195

Total                                         $4,769       $1,453       $1,910



Life may not always be the party we hoped for;

but while we are here we might as well dance!