~ ~ NOVEMBER 22, 2009 ~ ~


                                  FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                            November 22, 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                 “In the Garden”       Insert vs. 1,2

                                                Birthday choice of Margaret Drakely 


Welcome and Announcements 


Scripture Reading                  Jeremiah 51:15-19                 Pg. 882 OT      


*Hymns of Thanksgiving       “We Gather Together”     No. 559 vs. 1,3                                       

“Let All Things Now Living”     No. 554


Unison Invocation

Gracious and Wonderful Lord, we come before you this day to give thanks for the fruits of the harvest, the beauty of the earth, and the joy of our fellowship of faith. We praise you for the gift of freedom and opportunity which we enjoy in our land; and we would remember those who gave their lives that we might have these freedoms. We ask that you would bless us with your presence as we worship you. We ask this in the name of Him who taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “Come and Thank Him!”                  Shafferman


Children’s Time


*Hymn            “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”      No. 551 vs. 1,4


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     Psalm 24:1-2                                      Pg. 608 OT


Message         “America the Beautiful - A Celebration of Our Land”                                                                                   Rev. John Tharp


The Story of Our National Hymn

            Read               No. 564 vs. 1                     America the Beautiful

            Sing                 No. 561 vs. 1,4                  My Country Tis of Thee

            Read               No. 564 vs. 2                     America the Beautiful    

            Sing                 No. 555 vs. 1,3                  Now Thank We All Our God     

            Read               No. 564 vs. 3                     America the Beautiful

            Sing                 Insert                                 Battle Hymn of the Republic

            Read               No. 564 vs. 4                     America the Beautiful

            Sing                 No. 562 vs. 1,4                  Eternal Father, Strong to Save


Prayer for America and Our People




*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 Beautiful for Spacious Skies”            No. 564





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


Lay Reader:               Erma Mullins

Greeters:                    Fran Morse & Judi Gibbs

Ushers:                       Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, 

                                    George Slocum, John FM Tharp

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 -  “Why Do Bad Things Happen?”

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

                                        “What If Jesus Is A Loser?

Adult Program – Key Theme: “Covenant Communities”

                                        “Ezra: An Intercessor”


The flowers on the altar this morning are placed in loving memory

of Elsie Peg Pond, by her children, grandchildren and great



Today’s  bulletin  is  in  honor  of  Rachel Carter's Birthday!

                                                                                        ~ Judi Gibbs


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               Rick Weir

Gary Fuller                 Mary Murphy                         Emma Wheeler

Chris Fuqua                *Georgia Ovens                     Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette                 Lorraine Phillips                    

Mary Gillette             The Schroo Family


Family of Elliot Vorce                                   

President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time

Ryan Barkley 19 year old had heart surgery


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, November 23

¨      7 pm    Community Chorus


Thursday, November 26

¨                  Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 27

¨                  Church office will be closed.


Next Sunday, November 29

¨                  First Sunday of Advent


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“In the Beauty of Holiness”    

Isaiah 35:1-10


Church News


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Today at  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.


Commitment Sunday

Next Sunday, November 29, is COMMITMENT SUNDAY!  Join us for a very special offering time as we create an “Offering Tableaux” and celebrate the privilege we have to continue the Lord's work in our community and around the world.


Happening in December – watch for more information

5th – Decorating the Church

8th – Ladies Group Out to Lunch to Antique Inn

11th – All Church Christmas Party

13th – Community Chorus Christmas Concert

20th – Children's Christmas Program

24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service



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.


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?                           11/1              11/8              11/15                                                                       

                                                         61                 64                    74


Current Expenses                    $4,220             $820               $986

Missions                                         780               273                 223

BT&T                                             407            5,645                 151

Total                                          $5,407          $6,738            $1,360




The Umpire's Hymn … I Need No Other Argument

The Criminal's Hymn … Search Me, O God

The Waiter's Hymn … Fill My Cup, Lord

The Geologist's Hymn … Rock Of Ages