JULY 29, 2007




224 Main Street                                                          July 29, 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.






Songs of Praise                     


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Revelation 22:1-5                  Pg. 353 NT


*Hmn                          “As the Deer”            No. 33 Praise Book


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)


            We thank you, Lord, that the most refreshing, sparkling, clear, and healing water is not sold in bottles in a convenience store, but flows from the center of your gracious forgiving love. We present our lives to you for healing and renewal. We want to be like Jesus. We offer our hopes and prayers in His name, for he taught us the meaning of prayer in these simple words…


·        The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music             The Gift of Love”  -  Hopson       Sung by Sheryl Robbins


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”                No. 368


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture                     John 8:1-11                                        Pg. 135 NT


Message                      “The Woman Taken”                       Pastor Tharp

Third of a series based on the poetry of Ralph W. Seager

(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                        “Just As I Am”                                        No. 370    





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


A Birthday Note: A birthday card will be circulated throughout the congregation during the service for Onnalee Mallory. Onnalee will celebrate her 102nd birthday tomorrow. Please sign and Rev. Tharp will deliver it to her.


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: If at first you don’t succeed, read the instructions

 (the Bible!).


The Woman Taken

By Ralph W. Seager


“Ho! Rabbi, standing there –

See what we caught in our snare.”

A clutter of men in the marketplace

Came dragging a woman by her arms and hair.

They closed and opened like a fang-filled face,

Then, with a shout, spat her out

To huddle at the Rabbi’s feet

Clutching the shroud of her guilty sheet.


Her accusers ran to the ruined wall

And broke off fragments until they all

Held in their fists the verdict stone

As she lay crumpled and alone.


The Rabbi spoke above the din,

“This woman’s guilt is some man’s sin.

How then can any stone you cast

Condemn the first but not the last?”


“Ho! Rabbi, standing there –

The law is just; the law is fair.

Take a stone in your holy hand

And strike with us who so declare.”

But He stood away from the righteous band

And on his knee kneeled to see

The travesty they never saw:

The woman, broken, on the broken law.



Lay Reader: Stan Ovens

Greeters: Joyce & George Slocum

Ushers: Frances Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Erma Mullins,

Stan Ovens, Cheryl Stewart, Barbara 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

                                    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              Yvonne Decker                      Billie Potts

Mary Armstrong        Bill Gillette                             Linda  Potts

*Anna Arredondo (Mother of Anna Scheel)            NancyPutnam

Roy Bell                     Marlene & Gene Guild         Heath Rutledge

Eva Jean Best            Kim Strong Imisides              Lucas Ryska

Bessie Bliss                Carolyn Johnson                    Corrina Schultz

Milly Bloomquist       Bob & Mary Jones                Necia Smith

Pat Carroll                  Bill LaRock                            Charlie Taylor

Rachel Carter            Lori Lawrence                        Jean Wager

Sherry Case               Doug Passage                        Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Marge Cornell           Keith Pierce  


* indicates those in particular need of prayer         



ABC/NYS is 200 Years Old!



August 29, 1807, is the exact date of our ‘birth’.


Saturday, August 25, 2007, at Pathfinder Lodge, starting at 1 p.m. we will have an ABC/NYS Family Picnic and Party to celebrate our beginnings as a denominational family.


Food will be available from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Birthday Cake shared at 2:35 p.m.!


A short program recognizing our beginnings – some early Baptist may actually appear to tell us about our past – will follow the 200-candle cake.


Late August is a great time to visit and fellowship at Pathfinder. Twenty Baptist gathered in Pompey, N.Y. in 1807. We hope lots more than twenty can make it to this anniversary party. Knowing very well that August is not the best time for everyone, we expect to have a year-long series of events that will recognize our 200 years. Our 2008 Biennial in October will be our finale and the start of our march to 300 years.


If you plan to come we need to know! Helps us have food for all!



Remember we are still gathering as much historical data on every local church that we can. Official histories or informal reflections are all welcome.


Hope to see you August 25, 2007.



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Friday, August 3

¨      9a.m.-1 p.m.          Bake Sale at Five Star Bank


Ways to Support the Annual Bake Sale:

donate baked goods (bring to the church on Thursday, Aug. 2 between 9 a.m. and noon.)

Purchase goodies (but who can you buy for?)


Next Week’s Theme and Scripture:

A six week series featuring the Poems of Ralph Seager

“Wheat and Grapes”

John 6:25-35



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



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                             7/8           7/15           7/22

                                                                     66              70              67


Current Expenses                   $1,081       $2,743       $1,636

Missions                                        482            288            388

Total                                         $1,563       $3,031       $2,024


Building for Today & Tomorrow $125

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

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