FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    September 9, 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.





Song of Praise & Worship


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 42:1-2                          Pg. 621 OT


*Hymn                        “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”   No. 143


*Silent Prayer & Invocation


            Dear Lord, Make us thirsty for you. Turn our minds and hearts toward the truth of your word. Focus our thoughts on the deeper message of the Christ and energize us so that we may do the works of grace, speak words of hope, and lead others to the transforming love which we find in Jesus who taught us to pray…


* The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “As the Deer”                        Nystrom & Wilson


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”         No. 403

                                    Birthday choice of Sylvia Ansley


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture                     Habakkuk 3:16-19                           Pg. 1019 OT


Sermon                     “As The Deer”                             Rev. John Tharp




*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                        “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!”                   No. 145






*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.


On the altar this morning is a plant placed in memory of

Carol Jean Willson


Lay Reader: Brittany Griffin

Greeters: Viola Gray & Marge Moulton

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

Charlie Miller and Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:


Thought: Open your heart – open your mind – open your Bible.


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                      Doug Passage

Mary Armstrong        Bill Gillette                             Billie Potts

*Anna Arredondo (Mother of Anna Scheel)                        Linda  Potts

Roy Bell                     *Mary Beth Greene              NancyPutnam

Eva Jean Best            Marlene & Gene Guild                     Lucas Ryska

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Corrina Schultz

Milly Bloomquist       Carolyn Johnson                    Necia Smith

Pat Carroll                  Bob & Mary Jones                Charlie Taylor

Rachel Carter                        Bill LaRock                            Jean Wager

Sherry Case               Lori Lawrence                                   Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Marge Cornell                       *Erma Mullins          


* indicates those in particular need of prayer         

Church News


Inquirer’s Classes: Are you interested in baptism or becoming a member of our church? Then come join us for this informational meeting on Wednesday, September 19, at 7 p.m. Bring those questions that you have always wanted to ask. Coffee and desserts will be served. See You There!


Pots & Pans Drive for Karin Families: Thank you to all who have donated goods for the Burmese families that will be arriving in Utica from Thailand refugee camps. Two tables are full and we are looking into renting a U-Haul to transport the supplies. We will keep collecting  household goods and monetary donations until delivery. For more information see Barbara Burke (536-7020).


Attention Knitters & Crochetters: Do you have leftover yarn? I am collecting 6-inch squares to put together for a quilt that will be donated to the Keuka Comfort Care Home from our church. Any color or pattern is fine, just remember to keep it as close to a 6-inch square as you can. Look for the decorated basket at each entrance where you can leave your squares. Thanks for joining me in this group mission project to help others right here in our community.

See Pam Scutt (536-2791).


Baptist History Lay Studies Course: The Rev. Ed Carey has offered to teach a Lay Studies course in Baptist History on Saturdays this fall from 10 to noon here at the church. See a member of the Board of Christian Ed for details.


Young Families Group: In addition to our regular church school classes this year, we will begin a Young Families Group. Consider joining us on Sunday, September 16 after service to learn more.            Eileen Modifarri


A sincere Thank You to all my church family for your prayers, flowers, cards and phone calls since my eye surgery. A special thank you to Rev. Don Lawrence for his support. God Bless You All!      Fran Mor


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, September 11

¨      10:30 a.m. Mary Martha Circle-Marge Cornell will bring dessert and lead devotions

¨      7 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting in the library.

Wednesday, September 12

¨      Food for the Needy evening distribution

Thursday, September 13

¨      7 p.m. Board of Christian Education meeting in the library.


Next Week is

Women’s Sunday!



Pathfinder Lodge Roads

In the terrible storms of Spring 2006, several sections of a main access road at our Eastern ABCNYS camping location, Pathfinder Lodge, were washed out. Temporary repairs made it possible for the Camp to operate last summer, but a later storm damaged the road again. Again this year the road was repaired for the camping season, but much remains to be done. A donor has offered to match total gifts received up to $20,000, toward repairs estimated to cost at least three times that amount. As of this week, $8,875.50 has been raised with $4,010 of this coming from the Booster Club Campaign of the American Baptist Men/NYS (our church’s Board of Mission sent $200 for this Campaign). If you would like to make a contribution to this important project, you may put your gift in an envelope marked “Pathfinder Lodge Road Repair Fund,” and our Missions Treasurer will see that it gets sent to the proper account.


Almighty Jam

The 2nd Annual Almighty Jam in commemoration of Betty Bistoff and Don DeLooza, will be this Saturday, September 15, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. Volunteers are needed to help set up, grill, serve, cashier and clean up. A sign-up sheet is on the table by the office. Donations of baked goods can be dropped off at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 6-7:30 p.m., or the day of the Jam. FBC contacts are Cindy Oven – 536-2485 and Pam Scutt – 536-2791.



Our Father’s Children Productions, Inc. presents


The 2nd Annual Almighty Jam

In Commemoration of Betty Bistoff and Don DeLooza

Saturday, September 15, 4 – 9 p.m.

Admission is a $5.00 donation

All proceeds will be divided between

The Betty Bistoff Community Service Award

and the

Don DeLooza Music Award


Also performing will be:

Voices of Clouds       Children of God

The Gospel Crusaders        The Bruce Bud Combo




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                             8/19           8/26              9/2

                                                                       81              65               63


Current Expenses                     $1,033        $1,156       $2,470

Missions                                          235             276            461

Total                                           $1,268         $1,432      $2,931


Building for Today & Tomorrow $414

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

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