~ ~ NOVEMBER 15, 2009 ~ ~


                                FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                        November 15, 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 


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 35:1-10                        Pg. 774 OT      


*Hymn                                    “Come Christians Join to Sing”  No. 150


Unison Invocation


            We call upon you, O Lord, to strengthen our hands, our knees, our minds, and our desire to right those wrongs, heal those wounds, and seek the last in your name. Freshen our spirits by the power of your love working in us. Touch our hearts with those needs which hinder the work of wholeness in the lives of those around us. Fill us with love as we offer the prayer Jesus taught us....       


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “Let All Things Now Living”                     Davis


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”      No. 357

                                    Birthday choice of Marge Cornell


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     II Corinthians 12:7-10                       No. 248 NT


Message                     “Out of Tragedy - Strength”      Rev. John Tharp

                                    Featuring a dialogue with Ken Anderson                                        




*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                        “The Old Rugged Cross”                            Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Judi Gibbs






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


Lay Reader:               Anne Perry

Greeters:                    Lisa Wood & Brittany Griffin

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:         



Today’s  bulletin  is  in  honor  of  Candice  Mills  Dahrea,

 of  Webster,  NY.

                                                                                 ~ Margaret Mills


Today's Sunday School Topics

Elementary Program -  “”What Do Angels Do?

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

                                    “What if Jesus Is A Lunatic”

Adult Program – Key Theme: “Covenant Communities”

                                    “Gideon: An Unexpected Leader”


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                       Frieda Slocum

Eva Jean Best            Don Johnson                         Brad Stewart

Kathleen Beyea         Lori Lawrence                        Charlie Taylor           

Barbara Gifford         Barbara Mortensen               Elliot Vorce

Chris Fuqua                Mary Murphy                        Rick Weir

Bill Gillette                 *Georgia Ovens                     Emma Wheeler

Mary Gillette             Lorraine Phillips                     Ralph Wilkes

                                    The Schroo Family                


Gary Fuller having heart surgery                            

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 one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, November 16

¨      7 pm    Community Chorus



Wednesday, November 18

¨      9 am    Food for the Needy-set up

¨      5 pm    Backpack Program

¨      6:30 pm           Girl Scouts

¨      7 pm    Membership Class -“Learning to use the Bible as a    



Thursday, November 19

¨                   9 am   Food for the Needy – pack

¨      7 pm    Boy Scout meeting


Friday, November 20

¨                  9 am    Food for the Needy - distribution


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“America the Beautiful”

Psalm 24:1-2


Church News


December Newsletter Deadline

Please submit your articles by tomorrow, 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,



Remember God's generosity, His sustaining presence, and His faithfulness to each and everyone of us as you prayerfully consider your gifts  of Time, Talents, and Treasure this season. As thankful stewards, let's remain faithful to God!


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.


Holiday Cookie Walk

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.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship.


Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                           10/25              11/1              11/8                                                                       

                                                           69                  61                   

Current Expenses                     $2,401           $4,220             $820

Missions                                       1,892                780               273

BT&T                                                61                407            5,645

Total                                           $4,354           $5,407          $6,738


God is good all the time.

And all the time God is good.