SEPTEMBER 16, 2007



                                          FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    September 16, 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.




Prelude                                                                 Our Father’s Children


Song of Praise & Worship          “He’s Everything To Me”             No. 42    Praise Book


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Matthew 14:25-33                 Pg. 621 OT


*Hymn                        “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”         No. 288


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

Eternal God, send peace on Earth and by thy grace, put down  the arrogance, prejudice and greed that turns man against man and nation against nation. Speed the day when wars are ended and that all men call thee Father. Turn all people unto thee, that following the holy example and united in thy service, they may become one brotherhood, and that thy peace may possess every heart and rule in all nations of the world through Jesus Christ thy Son. Amen.


* The Lord’s Prayer


Special Music                                                       Our Father’s Children


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Be Thou My Vision”                             No. 339


Prayers of the People




Message                    “Come to the Edge”                        Susan Spencer


Offertory                                                               Our Father’s Children


*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                        “Here I Am, Lord” No. 525






*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: A faith of convenience is a hollow faith.


Lay Reader: Margaret Hartwell

Greeters: Matt Scutt & Charlie Miller

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

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                      Doug Passage

Mary Armstrong        Bill Gillette                             Billie Potts

*Anna Arredondo (Mother of Anna Scheel)            Linda  Potts

Roy Bell                     *Mary Beth Greene              Nancy Putnam

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         



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


¨      11 a.m. Young Families Group will meet after the worship service.

Monday, September 17

¨      Happy birthday to Matt Scutt! (b-day song will be sung on 9/30)

Wednesday, September 19

¨      Noon Fellowship Class in the library.

¨      7 p.m. Inquirers Class in room 201.

Thursday, September 20

¨      October newsletter deadline


The message for next Sunday’s service:

“Bury the Keys”    Philippians 3:12-21


Church News


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. We have a trailer to transport the supplies and will keep collecting household goods and monetary donations until delivery.                               Barbara Burke (536-7020).


Keuka Comfort Care Quilt: Baskets are in place to collect the squares that will be put together for a quilt to 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. Thanks for joining me to help others right here in our community.          Pam Scutt


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.


Community News


Primary Election – Tuesday, September 18

Polls open from noon to 9 p.m.

Republicans will have primary elections for the following offices:

                                         District II = Benton, Torrey and Potter  - County Legislature

                                                                                                              (vote for 3 candidates)

Jerusalem = Town Supervisor, Town Councilman, Town Justice

Milo = Town Supervisor, Town Councilman

Democrats do NOT have primary elections this year



Food Sense

Want to save money on your groceries? Look into Food Sense. For $15.50 you’ll receive about $30 worth of food. Call 536-5515 to learn more. Open to anyone and distributes at St. Michael’s Church.



Next Saturday the Network of Spiritual Progressives will present



An evening of music, dance, and storytelling to benefit

Food for the Needy’s Backpack Program


Saturday, September 29    from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church





Attendance and Financial Report

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

                                                                       65               63             55          


Current Expenses                     $1,156       $2,470      $1,358

Missions                                          276            461           307

BT&T                                           1,180            414           387

Total                                           $2,612       $3,345      $2,052




Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!