~ ~ NOVEMBER 29, 2009 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                                        November 29, 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.


First Sunday of Advent




Song of Praise & Worship


Welcome and Announcements


Lighting of the First Advent Candle

            Greg, Tammy, Erik, Kyle Miller

            Scripture         Matthew 2:1-2

            Reading          "Seeing Bigger"


            Lighting the Candle


*Hymn                        “Angels We Have Heard on High”           No. 23

                                    Birthday choice of Kyle Miller


Anthem                       “We Thank You, Lord”                 Price & Besig


Children’s Time


Commitment Offering Tableaux


*Hymn                        “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”          No. 1


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     Isaiah 35:1-10                                          Pg. 774


Message                     “In the Beauty of Holiness”       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                        “O Little Town of Bethlehem”                  No. 44





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


Greeters:                    Paul & Cathy MacDougall

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  bulletin  is  in memory of Don DeLooza.

                                                                               ~ Diane DeLooza


Today's Sunday School Topics

Elementary Program -  “Who Is the Holy Spirit?”

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

                                        “What If Jesus Is Lord?”

Adult Program – Key Theme: “Covenant Communities”

                                        “Nehemiah: A Motivator”


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

                                                                        Georgia Ovens

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                Lorraine Phillips                     Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette                 The Schroo Family                

Mary Gillette            

Michele & Jeff Hager and baby                  

Ryan Barkley 19 year old had heart surgery                                  

President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨            3 pm    Wellspring Service


Monday, November 30

¨            7 pm    Community Chorus Rehersal


Tuesday, December 1

¨                  7 pm    Deacon's Meeting

¨                  7 pm    Bd. Of Mission's Meeting


Wednesday, December 2

¨                  5 pm    Backpack Program


Thursday, December 3

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scout's Meeting


Friday, December 4

¨                  5 pm    Community Starshine Event


Saturday, December 5

¨                  9 am    Decorating the Sanctuary


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“From You Will Come A Leader”



Church News


Today is Commitment Sunday!!

Remember what God has already done for you and make the choice to honor Him with a cheerful financial pledge to the work of God's Kingdom through First Baptist Church of Penn Yan – God's Church! AS THANKFUL STEWARDS, REDEEMED STEWARDS, SPIRIT-FILLED STEWARDS, REMAIN FAITHFUL TO CHRIST!!


Fun Night

Your Bd. Of Missions is sponsoring a Fun Night on Friday, Dec. 11, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. You're All Invited!!!

We will be assisting the young people of our church school in making a cloth mural of the Nativity Scene. We will need lots of adults (particularly those of you who are young at heart) to help the kids in cutting and gluing. We will wind up with refreshments and a Christmas DVD. Come and have Fun! Bring your grandchildren!! We have need of material in the following colors: tan, brown, white, yellow, flesh color, purple and light blue. We need the material in the church office by Dec. 1.


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


A HUGE THANKS to all who contributed and participated in the ABW Fall Fest Bazaar. We were able to raise a total of $1,062!!

Many thanks!!!


Community News


A Starshine Celebration

Friday, Dec. 4

Yates Co. Habitat for Humanity annual Pancake Day!

Serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, tea or milk. 11am-1:30 pm and 4:30pm-7pm at St. Michael's Church Dining Hall. $18-family; $6-adult; $4-5-12 years.


Service for Peace

Monday, Dec. 7

There will be a Prayer Service for Peace at Norton Chapel at 7:30 pm. Open to the community.


Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec. 13

The Community Chorus annual Christmas Concert will be held here at FBC at 3 pm. This year's theme is “A Medieval & Renaissance Christmas Concert” featuring a “Ceremony of Carols” and  a carol sing-a-long.


Christmas Service

Sunday, Dec. 13

The community is invited to attend a Christmas Service at Norton Chapel. Time 7:30 pm.


Holiday Cookie Walk

Saturday, Dec. 19

The KCCH annual benefit will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 10am til the cookies sell out.


Gospel Music Club

The White Stone Chapel opens its doors for a Gospel Music Club. Currently they meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights at 6 pm. In January they will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For more information you may call 694-8997.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                           11/8              11/15              11/22                                                                       

                                                         64                    74                  76

Current Expenses                      $820               $986             $1,235

Missions                                        273                 223                  263

BT&T                                         5,645                 151                  126

Total                                         $6,738            $1,360             $1,624



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.



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