AUGUST 19, 2007



                                           FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          August 19, 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                  Mark 1:40-45                           Pg. 48 NT


*Hymn                        “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”       No. 376


*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)

            Dear Lord, Teach us the meaning of compassion. Redirect the energy we put into blaming, passing judgment, and complaining so that the effect of our lives builds up the people around us. As Jesus looked with love upon the leper, teach us to look with love upon all we meet. We pray this in the name of the One who lived with a passion toward love…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music                         “As the Deer / Holy, Holy, Holy”          Barbara Stewart


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “More Love to Thee, O Christ”              No. 359


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture                     Mark 16:1-8                                         Pg. 74 NT


Message                     ~ The last of a series based on the poetry of Ralph W. Seager ~

                                           “Man Kind”                                     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                        “Help Us Accept Each Other”                No. 358

                            Sung to the tune of The Church’s One Foundation pg. 442






*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: The key to heaven was hung on a nail.




Lay Reader: Judi Gibbs

Greeters: Greg, Tammy, Erik and Kyle Miller

Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Frances Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Clifford LaBarr, Cindy & Stan Ovens

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:




   Man Kind


When they scraped the marl away

Revealing where the caveman lay,

They made a strange discovery

That he was not as men should be.


He had no hands, no lower arm

On either side, and still no harm

Had come to him from claw or horn - -

It was just the way that he’d been born.


Yet at his side were flakes of flint,

Spears and axes new as mint

And sharper than the common ones

Buried these million years of suns.


The theologian thought and said:

“It’s ritual for the ancient dead.”

The anthropologist would decide:

He grew to maturity before he died.


But the poet felt each missing hand

Spoke such as he would understand,

That back when mankind was yet dim

Someone in the tribe loved him.


                                                   Ralph W. Seager



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


Monday, August 20

¨      September Newsletter deadline


Next Week’s Theme and Scripture:

“How To Please God”   Isaiah 58:1-12

Guest Preacher: Rev. Don Lawrence



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.



*You don’t need to preach to people to reach people.


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                             7/29             8/5           8/12

                                                                       55              55              60


Current Expenses                    $1,530      $1,506         $1,500

Missions                                         610           163              622

Total                                           $2,140      $1,669        $2,122


Building for Today & Tomorrow $438

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

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