AUGUST 5, 2007




224 Main Street                                                          August 5, 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                  Exodus 16:1-4, 13-16              Pg. 83 OT


*Hymn            “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”              No. 478


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)


            We thank you, O Lord, for the provision of all that we need. You bless our land and our labors with sufficient harvest. Your Word shows us the meaning of your gifts. You call us to be free and to be nourished by the rich goodness of your spiritual gifts. Fill us with the joy of our salvation so that we might seek the deeper meaning of your plan for our lives. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Special Music                                                                  Meghan Fuqua


Children’s Time

*Hymn                        “The Old Rugged Cross”                            Insert

                                                Birthday choice of Ruth Hollister


Scripture                     John 6:25-35                                      Pg. 132 NT


Message                      “Wheat and Grapes ”                       Pastor Tharp



Wheat and Grapes   by      Ralph W. Seager

          Bluff Point farmers sow their wheat

Close against their Concord vines,

Where purple goblets hold the wines

That rain and sunshine pour so sweet.


Bluff point farmers see it right –

That wheat and vineyards should unite,

Since bread and wine fulfill this union

In the serving of Communion.





*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                        “Let Us Break Bread Together”    No. 513 Vs. 1


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                        “Let Us Break Bread Together”    No. 513 Vs. 2  




*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: Jesus: His life changed death; His death changed life.



Lay Reader: Marge Moulton

Greeters: Cindy Ovens and Cheryl Stewart

Ushers: Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Nancy Marion, Greg Marion,

Erma Mullins 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

                                    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 Baptists 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.


Church News


Day at Roseland Waterpark!

 Eileen Modaffari & Tammy Miller are planning a youth trip to Roseland in Canandaigua on Thursday, August 16. All interested in going should contact Tammy at 595-2893.


Wanted: Women who are interested in singing the music from

 “Sister Act.” We hope to begin this fall. Contact Shelley Bicksler at 585-526-6845.


Used Bible Drive – 1st Baptist Church in Falconer is holding a Bible Drive. All Bibles will go overseas for teaching English or equipping Pastors. If you can bring in any old Bibles to our church office by Friday, August 3, Pastor John will deliver them to Falconer Baptist via the ABMen’s gathering at Keuka College.


ABMen of NYS has planned what we think is the best Men’s Gathering to date. This will be our 75th annual gathering and we have some great things planned. The week starts with our 2nd Annual Father & Son  (and anybody else) Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is held at the scenic Seneca Lake Country Club in Geneva. All proceeds will go to help pay for the badly needed road repairs at  Pathfinder Lodge, so get together with some men from your church, your neighborhood or your work and join us for some golf. After the tournament join us at Keuka College for a welcome reception sponsored by the Christian Community Credit Union. This is a great time of food, fellowship and some great music by the guitar duo Dave Eno & Ernie Terpening.


Some highlights from the rest of the weekend are:

¨     Keynote Speaker – David Carrico, Executive Minister of

W. Virginia Baptist Convention.

¨     Saturday Sunrise Service – Bill Carlsen, Executive Minister of ABC-NYS.

¨     Men’s Ministry Workshop led by Manuel Luquin, President of ABMen USA.

¨     Used Bible Drive – Bring in your old Bibles to help the 1st Baptist Church in Falconer send Bibles overseas for teaching English or equipping pastors.

¨     GO M.A.D. Training by the Family Life Network

¨     Mentoring Workshop led by Jeff Newland, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester.

¨     Two Bible Studies - #1 led by Rev. Don Lawrence using the

Discover Life Series. # 2 – Exploring Your Faith Through Music-Led by Erik Svereika, ABMen NYS Youth Director.

¨      Bargain rate for Youth this year – just $10 that’s all. Send every boy in your church!

¨      Small Groups – Great Workshops – Great Food – Ropes Course – Lots of Fellowship and a few surprises.

¨      For more information or On-Line registration go to

American Baptist Men of NYS – Partnering with Men and Boys

Equipping them for Works of Service in the Family of God






This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


¨      There are no activities or meetings planned for this week

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Next Week’s Theme and Scripture:

A six week series featuring the Poems of Ralph Seager

“Sailor in a Wheatfield”

Acts 22:1-16




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                             7/15           7/22          7/29

                                                                       70              67             55


Current Expenses                     $2,743       $1,636       $1,530

Missions                                          288            388            610

Total                                           $3,031       $2,024       $2,140


Building for Today & Tomorrow $77

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

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


Don’t ask for an easier life; ask to be a stronger person.