~ ~ DECEMBER 13, 2009 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                           December 13, 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.


Third Sunday of Advent




Song of Praise & Worship


Welcome & Announcements


Lighting of the Third Advent Candle                                                                                              

 Lyle, Trevor, Calysta, and Kevin Conrad

            Scripture         I Corinthians 12:4-7  

            Reading          “Root Beer and Twinkies”   


            Lighting the candle


*Hymn                        “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”              No. 31

                                    Birthday hymn of Paul MacDougall


Anthem                       “Do You Know?”                                    Algozin


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Church in the Wildwood”                         Insert

                                        Birthday hymn of Joyce Slocum


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     Matthew 2:16-23                                   Pg. 3 NT


Message                 “He Will Be Called a Nazarene”   Rev. John Tharp


Offertory                                                                       Barbara Stewart


*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                        “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow”             No. 50






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


Greeters:                    Pat Ames

Ushers:                       Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs. Bob Fullagar,

                                    Charlie Miller, Barbara 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  Our Loving Parents.

                                                            ~ Greg & Nancy Marion

Today's Sunday School Topics

Elementary Program -  “What Does God Want Me to Do?”

Pre-Teen Program –  “Can Being a Christian Ever Be Fun?”

Adult Program – “Recognizing 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                       Lorraine Phillips

Eva Jean Best            Don Johnson                         The Schroo Family

Kathleen Beyea         Lori Lawrence                        Frieda Slocum

Mickie Christiansen  Barbara Mortensen               Brad Stewart

Barbara Gifford         Wayne McBaker                   Charlie Taylor           

Gary Fuller                 Mary Murphy                        Rick Weir

Chris Fuqua                Doug Passage                        Emma Wheeler

Bill Gillette                 *Keith Pierce                 Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck

Mary Gillette             Ralph Wilkes

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    Community Chorus Christmas Concert


Tuesday, December 15

¨                  3:30 pm           Caroling!


Wednesday, December 16

¨                  5 pm    Backpack Program

¨                  6:30 pm           Girl Scouts Meeting


Thursday, December 17

¨                  Christmas for the Needy at the Armory

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, December 19

¨                  9 am    Keuka Quilters


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“The World Upside Down”  

Luke 1:46-56


Church News


Happening in December

13th – Community Chorus Christmas Concert

15th – Christmas Caroling

20th – Children's Christmas Program

24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


Church Directory

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.


Christmas Caroling

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Join us 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. We will conclude at Jeanette O'Brien's home. 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.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 7 pm


Our Traditional Candlelight Service will include scriptures, carols, and anthems with the customary ritual of “Sharing the Light”. This year's music will feature the choral pieces “Birthday of a King”, “First Noel/Pachelbel's Canon” and special organ pieces played by Connie Gibson, The Ukranian Bell Carol, Gesu Bambino, and a medley of carols from around the world. Come early (6:30) and hear these beautiful pieces. We hope to have a special guest with us. Dauda Abubakars' wife Lois, plans to be here from Nigeria to lead us in our candle lighting ceremony.


Stewardship Status Report

48 pledges have been returned. Of this $68, 325 has been pledged for the local budget, $15, 246 has been pledged for missions, and $7,651 has been pledged for the building fund. We still have a ways to go. Have you returned your pledge card? If not, please do so before the Annual Meeting in January.


Member News

New Address for Rev & Mrs Douglas Passage

c/o Bethanay Village

3005 Horseheads, NY 14845


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: _____________________________________________




Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         11/22             11/29             12/6                                                                        

                                                         76                  65                 60

Current Expenses                   $1,235           $1,437

Missions                                        263                455

BT&T                                            126                200

Total                                         $1,624           $2,092




Community News


Christmas Service - Today

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


Yates County Public Health H1N1 Flu Clinic

Monday, Dec. 14, from 4-7 pm at the Dundee American Legion (off Spring St.). There will be no charge. Remember to wear short sleeves. Offered to: pregnant women, all people 6 months – 24 yrs. People who live with or care for children younger than 6 mo., health care and emergency medical services personnel, people 25-64 yrs of age who have health complications.


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.



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.



As we celebrate this Holy Season

May your hearts be filled with love

May you and yours be truly blessed

with the peace of the Snow White dove.