AUGUST 12, 2007



                                          FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          August 12, 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      “Victory Chant”                         Insert                                     

                                      Birthday choice of Cheryl Stewart


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Philippians 3:12-21               Pg. 268 NT



*Hymn            “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”          No. 280

                                    Happy Birthday to Betty Johnson


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)

            Help us to stay focused, Lord. Don’t let us stray from the path of Jesus the Christ. Keep us from watering down the truth or trying to make it fit our own opinions. Reshape our minds and hearts according to your will. Train us to run always toward the prize of your high calling. We ask this in the name of The One who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music             For Those Tears I Died”        Christine Conklin                                 

Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “In the Garden”                                           Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Necia Smith


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture                     Acts 22:1-16


Message                      The 5th of a six week series featuring the Poems of Ralph Seager

                                   “Sailor in a Wheatfield”                  Pastor Tharp

                                    (Scroll down to see Ralph’s poem)



*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            “That Cause Can Neither Be Lost nor Stayed”       Insert

                                    For Birthday boy – Richard Johnson






*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: Christians keep the faith - but not from others.


Lay Reader: Bob Fullagar

Greeters: Eva Dillon and Erma Mullins

Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller and Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:


                       Sailor in a Wheatfield

    ~ By Ralph W Seager ~


Billy walks the hayloft beams

To keep the tackles trim;

The scaffolds on the highest mow

Are foremast yards to him.


Tripping the hayfork’s slender rope,

Or cutting bindertwine,

His hands grasp out for the strong braids

Of a halyard’s running line.


The silo ladder leads him to

His crow’s nest, where he sees

Oceans of golden spindrift spun

By wheatfields under breeze.


Billy is a farmer boy

Who handles two domains:

Spring water on his dusty feet,

Salt water in his veins.


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


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, August 14

¨      7p.m. Board of Trustees meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Cheryl Stewart!

¨      Happy Birthday to Luella Passage!

Wednesday, August 15

¨      Happy Birthday to Necia Smith!

Thursday, August 16

¨      Youth group to Roseland Waterpark

Friday, August 17

¨      Happy Birthday to Betty Johnson!

Saturday, August 18

¨      Happy Birthday to Richard Johnson!

Happy Birthday to Rita Castillo!


Next Week’s Theme and Scripture:

A six week series featuring the Poems of Ralph Seager

“Man Kind”     Mark 16:1-8


Church News


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.


Reminder: September is just around the corner! Be sure to get  information for the September newsletter in to the office by

Monday, August 20.



THANK YOU! An anonymous donation of $100 was given to the Food Pantry on Friday and we just want to say THANKS!


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.





Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                             7/22          7/29             8/5

                                                                       67             55              55


Current Expenses                     $1,636       $1,530      $1,506

Missions                                          388            610           163

Total                                           $2,024       $2,140      $1,669


Building for Today & Tomorrow $73

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

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