NOVEMBER 11, 2007



                                           FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    November 11, 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                  Romans 8:12-17                    Pg. 210 NT


*Hymn                                    “Faith of Our Fathers”                    Insert

                                                Birthday choice of Eva Jean Best



            Dear Lord, Our human nature has a powerful way of drawing us off course. We want to serve you and be faithful to you, but we are distracted by human desires, by pride and by putting religion in the place of a personal relationship with Christ. Open our eyes, Lord. Open our hearts. Let us feel the guidance of your Holy Spirit. We ask this in the name of the One who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                                   “Give Thanks”               Smith & Wilson


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Standing On the Promises”                       Insert

                                    Birthday selection of Barbara Gage

Prayers of the People


Scripture                                 John 1:6-18                            Pg. 124 NT


Message                     “Knowing Who Jesus Is”      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                        “Now Thank We All Our God”              No. 555





*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: Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.


Lay Reader: Judi Gibbs

Greeters: Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins

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


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                                      


* indicates those in particular need of prayer         


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, November 11 – following worship

¨      Topic for Adult SS Class is Family & Challenges – Genesis 25

¨      The Dr. Dobson Parenting Group

¨      Noon – Filippino Brunch

¨      3 p.m. F. L. Assoc. Annual Meeting-Wayne Village Baptist



Ethel Clancy’s  Filippino Brunch – TODAY!

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



Tuesday, November 13

¨      10:30 a.m. Mary & Martha Circle-will meet to roll bandages for the Congo. Bring scissors, needle and thread.

¨      7 p.m.        Board of Trustees

¨      7 p.m.        Diaconate

¨      7 p.m.        Missions

Saturday, November 17

¨       9 a.m. – 1 p.m.     Fall Fest Bazaar!


                                        Next Week’s Theme is:

“The Race Set Before Us”

Hebrews 12:1-2



Church News


                                                        FALL FEST BAZAAR


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


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

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

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




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.


December 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!


Here Kitty-Kitty

Joyce Slocum has several kittens that need a warm and loving home. Please give her a call at 536-8080.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           10/21         10/28         11/04

                                                                       73              85              76


Current Expenses                     $1,273        $1,032     $1,408

Missions                                          442             325          308

BT&T                                              195               36          227

Total                                           $1,910        $1,393      $1943



                                                    A marriage requires falling in love many times.

Always with the same person.