JULY 22, 2007



                                           FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          July 22, 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.




Songs of Praise                     


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 1                                  Pg. 594 OT


*Hymn                                    “Holy, Holy, Holy!”                    No. 138


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)


            We seek the nourishing stream of your peace so that we can be the means of peace for all we know. Grow us strong and tall and make us always ready with a healing word or helpful deed. Keep us from the ways that dishonor you or bring hurt to others. Let us live as Christ lived and continues to live. We seek this in the name of Him who taught us to pray…


* The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music                         “Grandma’s Song”         Shelley Bicksler                                                                


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Be Thou My Vision”                             No. 339


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture                     I Corinthians 1:18-31                         Pg. 221 NT


Message                      “A Barn Is A Sanctuary”                 Pastor Tharp

(See Ralph’s poem below}




*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                        “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”    No. 220





*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: Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.



Ralph W. Seager


 Barns were my churches when I was a boy –

High-lofted, gambrel roofed, old gothic styled;

Silos were towers, and cupolas spires –

Churches with barns I have long reconciled.


Shepherds I knew, and green pastures, and sheep

Years before I learned the twenty-third song.

My cup that ran over was wired to the well –

I’ve lived these verses for ever so long.


Barns are cathedrals and always have been;

Christmas was born in the manger and stall.

That a baby came to us like a calf or a lamb,

Does not surprise me at all, at all.


Barns, so like churches, take everyone in;

Sinner and saint come in under their eaves.

Horses and cattle and sparrows and mice,

And the Saviour there too - - with the chaff and the sheaves.



Lay Reader: George Slocum

Greeters: Judi Gibbs & Fran Morse

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

                                    Onnalee Mallory        Luella Passage

                                    Glenna Allen              Alice Wise


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                                         


* indicates those in particular need of prayer         


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Wednesday – Friday, July 25-27

¨      Food for the Needy


Next Week’s Theme and Scripture:

A six week series featuring the Poems of Ralph Seager

“The Woman Taken”

John 8:1-11





BAKE SALE  - The annual Board of Trustees bake sale will

take place on Friday, August 3, from 9 a.m.

 to 1 p.m. at Five Star Bank. Contributions of

baked goods will gratefully be accepted.

Watch for more information.



Community News


Dundee Baptist Church Dinners – there are three dinners left for the year. Be sure to make a note on your home calendars!

Thursday, August 2 – Baked Ham Dinner

Thursday, September 6 – Roast Turkey Dinner

Thursday, October 4 – Roast Beef Dinner

All dinners are served with potato, vegetable, beverage, salad bar and homemade pie. Cost is $8.50


A Birthday Note: Monday, July 30 will be Onnalee Mallory’s 102nd birthday. She resides in the Homestead.




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                             7/1           7/8           7/15

                                                                                     66              70


Current Expenses                  $1,937     $ 1,081       $2,743

Missions                                       299           482            288

Total                                        $2,236      $1,563       $3,031


Building for Today & Tomorrow $113

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

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