NOVEMBER 18, 2007



                                            FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    November 18, 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.


Baptism Sunday

World Mission Offering Sunday





Songs of Praise                      “Thou Art Worthy”                 No. 73 PB      Birthday choice of Carrie Fuqua  


Welcome and Announcements


*Hymn                                    “Let All Things Now Living”     No. 554


The Ordinance of Baptism

            Candidates for Baptism                     Mentors

            Brittany Griffin                                              Pat Ames

Karen Taylor                                      Pam Scutt

Richard Taylor                                               Pam Scutt

Charles Taylor                                               Dick Johnson

Mary Lou Hainsworth                                   George Slocum

Paul Nash                                           George Jensen



Anthem                       “We Thank You, Lord”                 Price & Besig    

Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “The Old Rugged Cross”                            Insert    Birthday Hymn for Judi Gibbs


Prayers of the People


Scripture                     Hebrews 12:1-2         



Message                     “The Race Set Before Us”    Rev. John R. Tharp



Offertory                     “The Homecoming”                        Barb Stewart

On this day of Commitment, all who are able are invited to bring their pledge cards, gifts, and World Mission Offerings forward to the altar.



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

                                    Birthday choice of Marge Cornell






*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.


Greeters: Marge Cornell & Kathryn Warren

Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell,

Clifford LeBarr, Cindy Ovens, Stan Ovens,

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:


Thought: The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.


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              Bill Gillette                             Doug Passage

Mary Armstrong        Mary Beth Greene                Billie Potts

Roy Bell                     Marlene & Gene Guild         Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best            *Frances Hartwell                  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           Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck                                      

* indicates those in particular need of prayer         


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, November 18 – following worship

¨      Adult SS will continue the discussion on Family & Challenges

¨      The Child Discipline Parenting Group will meet in the library

¨      Packing Thanksgiving boxes in the Great Room

¨      7 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Service at First Presbyterian

Tuesday, November 20

¨      Newsletter articles due

¨      Happy Birthday to Marge Cornell!

Wednesday, November 21

¨      Happy Birthday to Judi Gibbs!

Thursday, November 22

¨      Happy Thanksgiving! “Gobble ‘til you Wobble!”

¨     Happy Birthday to Carrie Fuqua!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Like Celebrating the Harvest”

Isaiah 9:3


Church News


Thanksgiving Service – tonight at 7 p.m.

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to celebrate as a community of faith at the annual Community Service of Thanksgiving on tonight at 7 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan. There will be praise music from 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 welcomearticles 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.


Decorating of the Sanctuary

Come one and all to help decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas Season on Saturday, December 8, at 9 a.m. The more help we have the better – many hands make light work!

(Rumor has it there will be doughnuts!)



Paper goods (paper plates, cups and napkins) are needed for the kitchen. If you have extras leftover from your summer picnic-ing they will be gladly accepted.


2008 Calendars on Sale Now!

The Youth Group and the Board of Christian Education are selling 2008 Calendars to raise money for next years camping program. These beautiful calendars are titled, “God’s Creation” and have inspirational pictures and Bible verse and are selling for $12. Please help support our youth! See Greg Marion, Barbara Burke, a Christian Ed. member or stop by the office during business hours.



Attendance and Financial Report

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

                                                                       85              76              80


Current Expenses                     $1,032     $1,408

Missions                                          325          308

BT&T                                                36          227

Total                                           $1,393      $1943



We are pleased to announce to our family and friends

on November 24, 2007 at 2 p.m.

George Jensen and Sheri Labarr

will become Mr. & Mrs.


Celebrate with us!

You are invited to drop by the Jensen home

at 1658 Pre-Emption Rd.

for refreshments any time between 3:00 and 6 p.m.

Your presence is our gift!



FAT TURKEY    Sung to the tune of “The More We Get Together”


Gobble, gobble, gobble

Fat turkey am I.

Gobble, gobble, gobble

Fat turkey am I.

I’m not here for living

I’m here for Thanksgiving!

Gobble, gobble, gobble

 Fat turkey am I.


 Religion is meant to be bread for daily use,  not cake for special occasions.