JUNE 24, 2007



                                       FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN


224 Main Street                                                          June 24, 2007

Penn Yan, New York                                                        10:30 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.


Teacher Appreciation Sunday

Graduate Sunday




Songs of Praise         


Welcome and Announcements


Reading                      Matthew 13:24-30                               Pg. 19 NT     

*Hymn                        “Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise”       Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Stan Ovens


Silent Prayer and Invocation (in unison)

            Dear Lord, The devil is so eager to plant weeds in our lives and in our world. Help us not to be discouraged when wickedness, violence, sickness, and despair spoil the good world you have created. Show us that sin does not have the final word. Show us the healing goodness of Jesus Christ who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music                                                                      Nancy Tharp


Children’s Time        

*Prayers with the People



*Hymn                        “The Old Rugged Cross”                            Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Warner Gibbs



Scripture                     Ecclesiastes 11:9, 12:8                      Pg. 733 OT


Message                     “Over The Hedge”                  Pastor 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                        “Take My Life and Let It Be”                 No. 391

                                    Birthday choice of Diane DeLooza





*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.



Thought: The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.



Join Us as We Congratulate our Graduates!


Amber Holtz

Penn Yan Academy


Beth DeLooza

BA in Public Relations

SUNY Fredonia




Today We Celebrate our Sunday School Teachers

and those who assist

the Board of Christian Education


            Erin Ahearn                           Pam Scutt

            Barbara Burke                       George Slocum

            Shelley Bicksler                     Joyce Slocum

            Ed Castillo                             Cheryl Stewart

            Lyle Conrad                           Tau Tu

            Beth DeLooza                                    John Tharp

            Diane DeLooza                      John F.M. Tharp

Amber Ellis                            Nancy Tharp

            Brittany Griffiths                   Sue Willson

            Betty Johnson                                    Lisa Wood

            Don Lawrence                                   

            Greg Miller                            

            Marion Miller

            Tammy Miller

            Eileen Modaffari

            Fran Morse

            Erma Mullins

            Cindy Ovens

            Anne Scheel

            Lilyea Scheel

            Mark Scheel


Lay Reader: Erma Mullins

Greeters: Charlie Miller and Matt Scutt

Ushers: Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, George Slocum

John F.M. Tharp

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


                                              Church Website:


Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Homestead:     Alberta Gottshall       Willie Nelson

Alice Wise                  Onnalee Mallory        Luella Passage

                                    Glenna Allen


Clinton Crest:             Ralph Seager             Milly Burke


The Manor:                Ruth Hollister


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                             Billie Potts

Mary Armstrong        Marlene & Gene Guild         Linda  Potts

Roy Bell                     Kim Strong Imisides              Nancy Putnam

Eva Jean Best                        Carolyn Johnson                    Heath Rutledge

Bessie Bliss                Bob & Mary Jones                Lucas Ryska

Milly Bloomquist       Bill LaRock                            Corrina Schultz

Pat Carroll                  Lori Lawrence                                    Necia Smith   

Rachel Carter                        Doug Passage                                    Eleanor Stiles

Sherry Case               Virginia Perry                         Charlie Taylor

Marge Cornell                       Keith Pierce                           Jean Wager

Yvonne Decker                                          Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*Family of Ted Brown                                  

* indicates those in particular need of prayer         



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, June 25

¨      Happy Birthday to Diane DeLooza!

¨      Happy Birthday to Warner Gibbs!

¨      Happy Birthday to Stan Ovens!

Monday – Friday, June 25-29

¨      8:30 a.m. – noon   Vacation Bible School


Next Sunday’s Theme

“Christian Outreach and Vacation Bible School” - Guest Speaker: Greg Marion






Can You Help?

Large sized garbage bags are needed for the church building. If you are able to donate any, you may drop them off to the church office.



A pair of glasses was found in the sanctuary pew. They may be picked up at the office.



Don’t borrow sorrow from tomorrow.


Community News


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be holding a Christian Day Camp for all who have completed grades K-4. Camp will run July 16-20, from

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and it’s FREE! Call 536-8165.


Penn Yan United Methodist Church will be holding VBS in the evenings July 9 – 13, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A light supper will be served. For more information and registration, you may call 536-6711.



          Attendance and Financial Report


            Were you here?                          6/3            6/10           6/17

                                                                  67               80              41


Current Expenses                $3,400        $1,812            675

Missions                                     782             678            291

Total                                      $4,182        $2,490          $966


Building for Today & Tomorrow $90

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

The church just finished our 5th year of payments of a 15 yr. mortgage.


Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II   

Report as of 6/14

The Trustees have approved a Memorial Tree. You may designate your donation to the Memorial Tree. All donations will go toward the payment of mortgage payments for the next 14 years. Watch for more about the project.


This campaign is to pay the mortgage on the Memorial Building

 June 2007-June 2008 – amount to be raised $30,000.


Mortgage Payment Breakdown:       Principal            $1,143.25

                                                Interest                    959.93

                                                            Total                  $2,103.18

Phase II Campaign:  

                                                            12 pledges      $14,763.25

                                                            Matching          10,000.00

                                                            ABW                  1,446.55

                                                            Annual pledges  5,685.00

                                                            Total               $31, 894.80    




Ecclesiastes 11:9 – 12:8


Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:

In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,

And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;

Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and the desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity