~ ~ DECEMBER 6, 2009 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                           December 6, 2009

Penn Yan, New York                                               10:00 AM


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.


Second Sunday of Advent




Song of Praise & Worship


Welcome & Announcements


Lighting of the Second Advent Candle                                                                                                              

 Diane DeLooza & Pam Scutt


            Scripture                     Matthew 18:1-5                       Pg. 25 NT

            Reading                      “A Little Child Shall Lead”


            Lighting the candle


*Hymn                        “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”                 No. 9


Anthem                       “Christmas Communion Song”             Callaway


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”         No. 22


Scripture                     Matthew 2:1-12                                     Pg. 2 NT


Message         “From You Will Come A Leader”        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                        “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”       No. 29 vs. 1,2


Ordinance of the Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Vision Statement

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks and the Lord's Prayer


*Hymn                        “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”          No. 29 vs. 3






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


Greeters:                    Greg, Tammy, Erik & Kyle Miller

Ushers:                       Pat Ames, Shelly Bicksler, Jack Clancy,

                                    Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

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 F. Marion Tharp.

                                                              ~ John & Nancy Tharp


Today's Sunday School Topics

Elementary Program -  “How Does God Want Me To Live?”

Pre-Teen Program –  Theme - “Who Is Jesus? -

                                    What Would Jesus Play On His iPod?”

Adult Program – Theme: Covenant Communities-“Running To Jesus”


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                       The Schroo Family

Eva Jean Best            Don Johnson                         Frieda Slocum

Kathleen Beyea         Lori Lawrence                        Brad Stewart

Barbara Gifford         Barbara Mortensen               Charlie Taylor           

Gary Fuller                 Wayne McBaker                   Rick Weir

Chris Fuqua                Mary Murphy                        Emma Wheeler

Bill Gillette                 Doug Passage                        Ralph Wilkes

Mary Gillette             Lorraine Phillips

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, December 7

¨                7 pm  Community Chorus


Tuesday, December 8

¨                  Noon   Ladies Circle Out to Lunch to Antique Inn

¨                  7 pm    Bd. Of Trustees Meeting


Wednesday, December 9

¨                  5 pm    Backpack Program

¨                  6:30 pm           Girl Scouts Meeting

¨                  7 pm    Membership Class: Life In The Holy Spirit

¨                  Happy Birthday to Deb Eveland!


Thursday, December 10

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scout's Meeting


Friday, December 11

¨                  6 pm    Community Chorus rehearsal

¨                  6:30     All Church Christmas Party!


Saturday, December 12

¨                  9 am    Keuka Quilters


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture

“He Will Be Called a Nazarene”



Church News


Happening in December – watch for more information

8th – Ladies Group Out to Lunch to Antique Inn

11th – All Church Christmas Party

13th – Community Chorus Christmas Concert

15th – Christmas Caroling

20th – Children's Christmas Program

24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


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.


Christmas Caroling

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Join us next Tuesday for a fun time of caroling and spreading Christmas Cheer! We'll meet here at the church at 3:30 pm. Drivers are needed to shuttle. Wear red, santa hats, elf hats , blinking noses or your reindeer antlers and make this a special time. Bring your friends along. If you would like the group to make a stop at your home, call the church office by Mon. Dec 14, and we will put you on the list.


Church Directory

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our church is going to publish a new pictorial directory through Olan Mills. Reserve your appointment time today at the sign up location in the foyer. Each family/household that comes for photography and portrait viewing at the church will receive a complimentary directory and 8X10 custom color portrait. You will be able to view and select your portraits electronically from a variety of poses. Sign up to reserve your time today!!


From the Church Office

It's that time of year again, time for the boards and committees  to prepare their year end annual reports. They need to be available for the congregation to review on Jan. 10 with the annual meeting being on Jan. 17. Please have them into the office no later than Dec. 31. Thank you for your cooperation.


Thanks to Marge Cornell for organizing the Ladies Out to Lunch date.


Fill the Church with Poinsettias on Christmas


If you would like to place a poinsettia or other plant in church for Christmas in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone, please fill out the portion below and place in the collection plate, or you may leave it in the church office. Bring your chosen plant to the church by Sunday, December 20.


Given by: _______________________________________________


In Memory of: ___________________________________________


In Honor of: _____________________________________________


Community News


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.


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?                         11/15              11/22             11/29                                                                       

                                                          74                  76                  65


Current Expenses                      $986             $1,235         $1,437

Missions                                        223                  263              455

BT&T                                            151                  126              200

Total                                         $1,360             $1,624         $2,092