JULY 1, 2007




224 Main Street                                                                    July 1, 2007

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.


Vacation Bible School Sunday


Prelude                       Excerpts of Music from Avalanche Ranch


Songs of Praise          “If You’re Happy and You Know It”        

                            (Clap your hands, stomp your feet, shout hoo-ray!)


Welcome and Announcements


Reading                      Romans 15:1-6, 14-16                       Pg. 217 NT


*Hymn                        “Jesus Loves Me!”                                  No. 304



*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            Faithful Father of all children, as American Baptist we are all ministers of the Gospels in Your Name, teaching a common, simple belief in Jesus Christ. Through Jesus, we know that God is Real, God is With Us, God is Strong, God is Awesome, and that God is in Charge. Help us to keep these truths before us as we contemplate Your Presence in our lives, now and forever, Amen.


Special Music    “Bless the Beasts and the Children”   Barbara Stewart


Children’s Time         “What We Learned at Avalanche Ranch”

                                                                            by the Children of VBS


Scripture                     Psalm 94:12-15                                  Pg. 658 OT


Message          “Christian Outreach and the Vacation Bible School”

                                                                                             Greg Marion


Offertory                     “This Little Light of Mine”                        




*Prayer of Dedication


Ordinance of The Lord’s Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord’s Table                       

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks

                                    The Lord’s Prayer


*Hymn                        “How Great Thou Art”                            No. 467

                                    Birthday hymn of Bill Gillette





*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: Is your life running on empty? Free fill-ups here every Sunday



Lay Reader: George Slocum

Greeters: Viola Gray and Margaret Mills

Ushers: Jack Clancy, Diane DeLooza, Greg Marion

and Cheryl Stewart

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                                    Charlie Taylor

Sherry Case               Virginia Perry                         Jean Wager

Marge Cornell                       Keith Pierce           Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Yvonne Decker                                         

*Family of Ted Brown                                  

* indicates those in particular need of prayer         



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, July 3

¨      Happy Birthday to Bill Gillette!

Wednesday, July 4

¨      Happy 4th of July! – The office is closed


Next Sunday’s Theme  “What Time Is It?”

Guest Speaker: Rev. Don Lawrence





There will be a meeting of the Summer Concerts on the Lawn Dinner Committee on Monday, July 2, at 7 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Alcove.


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.



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?                          6/10           6/17           6/24

                                                                    80              41              63


Current Expenses                  $1,812          $675       $1,524

Missions                                       678            291            494

Total                                        $2,490          $966       $2,018


Building for Today & Tomorrow $85

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