~ ~ NOVEMBER 8, 2009 ~ ~


                                 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          November 8, 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    


Welcome and Announcements 


Church Business Meeting


Scripture Reading                  John 1:1-9                              Pg. 123 NT      


*Hymn            “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak”            No. 426


Unison Invocation

            Dear Lord, In you we have light and life. Without you we have neither. We pray that you would shine in our lives to chase away the shadows and brighten our world. Let your Word become more precious to us so that we may be bright torches in a dark and hungry world. We pray this in the name of Him who is the light and has taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer               


Anthem                       “Give Thanks”                           Smith & Wilson


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Standing on the Promises”                        Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Barbara Gage


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     Matthew 5:13-16                                   Pg. 6 NT


Message                     “Let Your Light So Shine”        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                        “We Give Thee but Thine Own”             No. 428





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


Today’s bulletin is in honor of David “Fuzz” Mills, of Penn Yan.

                                                                                 ~ Margaret Mills


Lay Reader:               Greg Marion

Greeters:                    George Jensen & Paul Nash

Ushers:                       Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar,  Judi Gibbs,

                                    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's Sunday School Topics

Elementary Program -  “How Do I Get To Heaven?”

Pre-Teen Program – Key Theme: “Who Is Jesus?”

                                    “What If Jesus Is A Liar?”

Adult Program – Key Theme: “Covenant Communities”

                                    “Joshua: A Leader For The People”


Please Be In Prayer For


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Margaret Hartwell

                                    Alice Fairbrother        Gerry Lane               


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        John Paul Hunt                      The Schroo Family

Eva Jean Best            Don Johnson                         Frieda Slocum

Kathleen Beyea         Lori Lawrence                        Brad Stewart

Barbara Gifford         Barbara Mortensen               Charlie Taylor           

Chris Fuqua                Mary Murphy                        Rick Weir

Bill Gillette                 *Georgia Ovens                     Emma Wheeler

Mary Gillette             Lorraine Phillips                     Ralph Wilkes


Drew Guild- involved in a car accident                                

President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time

Ryan Barkley 19 year old facing heart surgery in Nov.


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



Saturday, Nov. 14

9 am – 1 pm

Silent Auction of Theme Baskets  

quilts  *  baked goodies

soup & chili lunch


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      Noon   Stewardship Drive Kick-Off Potluck Luncheon


Monday, November 9

¨      7 pm    Community Chorus


Tuesday, November 10

¨      10:30 am         Mary & Martha Circle

¨      5:30 pm           Parenting Class

¨      6:30 pm           Girl Scout Meeting

¨      7 pm    Trustee's Meeting

¨      7 pm    Bd. Of Missions Meeting


Wednesday, November 11

¨      5 pm    Backpack Program

¨      7 pm    Membership Class -“Learning the Message of the        

                  Hebrew and Christian Scriptures”


Thursday, November 12

¨      Donations to Utica

¨      5:30 pm           Parenting Class

¨      7 pm    Boy Scout meeting


Saturday, November 14

9 am - 1 pm     Fall Fest Bazaar!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“Out of Tragedy - Strength”

   II Corinthians 12:7-10

Featuring a dialogue with Ken Anderson


Church News


Church Website –

New address:


Finger Lakes Association Annual Meeting

Today, at Altay Baptist Church. 2:30-registration; 3pm-program; 5pm-dish to pass supper. Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Donald Rasmussen, Interim Executive Minister, ABC/NYS.


Donations for Burmese Refugees

Pastor John will be making a trip to Utica Nov. 12, for the Burmese Refugee Relief.  Household goods, winter clothing, blankets, anything to set up a home is needed.


December Newsletter Deadline

Please submit your articles by Monday, November 16.


They're Expecting a Baby Girl!

Help us in welcoming a new baby for John & Tanya Gant, due near the end of the month. There is a list in the foyer with ideas. You may leave you gift in the box or with the office. Be sure to sign the congratulations card too! Call Cathy MacDougall at 536-2899 if you  need more information,


Community News


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 22,  7pm  St. Mark's Episcopal Church

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to celebrate as a community of faith at the annual Community Service of Thanksgiving. An ecumenical choir will be bringing special music and the Rev. Michele Fischer of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will bring the Thanksgiving message. A special offering will be received for Food for the Needy. Join with others from our faith community as we give thanks for all of God's blessings in our lives.


The Keuka Comfort Care Home is seeking Cookie Bakers for the 2nd annual Holiday Cookie Walk. They are looking for bakers to make 6 doz. of the same type of cookie. Interesting, fancy, and hard to find sell the best. Visit or call Meredith at 315-694-1775. The walk will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19.


The Office for the Aging provides transportation to and from church for those with special needs. If you need a ride from this service, call David & Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345 before 8 am on Sunday.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                           10/18               10/25              11/1                                                                       

                                                           58                    69                  61

Current Expenses                      $1,877            $2,401           $4,220

Missions                                           652              1,892                780

BT&T                                               330                   61                407

Total                                            $2,859            $4,354           $5,407


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


Try Jesus.

If you don't like Him,

the devil will always

take you back.