NOVEMBER 4, 2007



                                           FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    November 4, 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                  II Chronicles 6:18-21             Pg. 478 OT


*Hymn            “God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand”        No. 262


Dedication of The Chapel                                                       


Litany of Praise from Psalm 67                                    On Insert



Anthem                                   “Remember Me”             Pepper Choplin


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”          No. 267


Prayers of the People


Scripture                     John 1:1-5                                          Pg. 123 NT


Message                     “Creation Is Poetry”              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            “When the Morning Stars Together”       No. 486 vs. 1,3


Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord’s Table

                                    Reading of The Vision Statement

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread - Sicilian

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks

                                    The Lord’s Prayer    


*Hymn            “When the Morning Stars Together”          No. 486 vs. 4





*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: Margaret Mills

Greeters: Marge Moulton & Viola Gray

Ushers: Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Nancy Marion,

Greg Marion, Erma Mullins

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:



Thought: Pray constantly that you will have the strength and the wits to make it through everything that’s coming, and will end up on your feet!



Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Homestead:     Alberta Gottshall       Willie Nelson

Glenna Allen      Alice Wise    Onnalee Mallory      Luella Passage


Clinton Crest:             Ralph Seager             Milly Burke


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

Roy Bell                     Mary Beth Greene                Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best            Marlene & Gene Guild         Nancy Putnam

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Lucas Ryska

Milly Bloomquist       Carolyn Johnson                    Corrina Schultz

Pat Carroll                  Bob & Mary Jones                Necia Smith

Rachel Carter                        Bill LaRock                            Charlie Taylor

Sherry Case               Lori Lawrence                                    Jean Wager   

Marge Cornell                       Erma Mullins         Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck                              

The family of Ruth Hollister who past away Wednesday morning.           

The family of Anna Arredondo who passed away recently.


* indicates those in particular need of prayer         



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, November 4 – following worship

¨      Adult Sunday School Class will discuss Genesis 24 “Faithfulness”

¨      The Dr. Dobson Parenting Group

¨      Noon - Stewardship Pot-Luck Luncheon in the Great Room

Tuesday, November 6

¨      Remember to vote!

Wednesday, November 7

¨      7 p.m.        Membership Class

Thursday, November 8

¨      7 p.m.        Board of Christian Education

Saturday, November 10

¨       1 p.m.       Crochet Class

                                                                           Next Week’s Theme is:

“Knowing Who Jesus Is”     

John 1:6-18


-- Filipino BRUNCH--   

Ethel Clancy and friends will be preparing a special brunch for the Church Congregation

Sunday, November 11 @ Noon

The menu:

Lumpia Shanghay (Pork Egg Roll)

Pansit Canton ( Chow Mein w/ egg noodles & vegetables)


Maja Blanca (corn, cheese, rice flour, coconut milk)

Coconut Cookies

Philippine Chocolate

(Tagalog is the official language of the Philippines)

There is no charge for this brunch,

please come and enjoy the food and fellowship




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  mno later than Friday, Nov. 2


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

Support your church! Spread the word! Mark your calendars!

We also need you to COME to the bazaar! and bring a friend!



Church News


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. for the first of many classes. 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


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


Thank You!

To the person who found and turned in my prescription sunglasses. I appreciate very much what you have done for me.        Polly Logan



Thanksgiving Service

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to celebrate as a community of faith at the annual Community Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 18, at 7 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan. Plans are underway for an ecumenical choir and a special offering will be received for “Food for the Needy.” The Rev. Barbara Gifford, pastor of the Branchport and Italy Valley United Methodist Churches will bring the Thanksgiving message. Please join with others from our faith community, as we give thanks for all of God’s blessings in our lives.


Due to election day, several meetings will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. These include: Trustees, Missions, Diaconate and Mary & Martha Circle.




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           10/14          10/21         10/28

                                                                       70               73


Current Expenses                     $1,035       $1,273        $1,032

Missions                                          238            442             325

BT&T                                              180            195               36

Total                                           $1,453       $1,910        $1,393




Newly Furnished Chapel

We invite you to visit our chapel. It can be entered

through the church office. We would like to thank

the Brow family and several others for funding the

renovations to the chapel. The chapel is available

for prayer and meditation during times when the

church is open. On the altar is a basket with slips

of paper for prayer concerns. Leave your prayer

requests for others to pray for them.




If you can learn to laugh in spite of the circumstances that surround you, you will enrich others, enrich yourself, and more than that, you will last!

                                               ~ Barbara Johnson



Litany – Psalm 67


Leader: God, be merciful to us and bless us; look on us with kindness, so that the whole world may know your will; so that all nations may know your salvation.


People: May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you!


Leader: May the nations be glad and sing for joy, because you judge the people with justice and guide every nation on earth.


People: May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you!


Leader: The land has produced its harvest; God, our God, has blessed us.


People: God has blessed us; may all people everywhere honor him.




Today’s Communion Bread is “Sicilian Twist”


The flag of Sicily was first adopted in 1282, after the Sicilian Vespers of Palermo. It is characterized by the presence of the triskelion (trinacria) in its middle, the (winged) head of medusa and three wheat ears. The three bent legs are supposed to represent good luck and prosperity.


Sicilian Twist

“As for the blended savors which are the major characteristic of Sicilian cooking,” Gaetano Falzone wrote after a visit to the island, “the field in which it beats all other cuisines, it derives from the mixing not only of the different races which have come onto Sicilian soil, of the different civilizations, of the different cultures, but also of the different cuisines.” This loaf reflects a fondness for the sesame seeds that may have been brought first by Arab immigrants in the eighth century. As made by Mediterranean bakers in America, this bread from Sicily has not only an attractive twisted shape but a slash down its length that adds to the crust, forming a trough in which the sesame seeds cling.


Copies of the recipe are available on the back table.