224 Main Street                                                        January 1, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                          10:00 AM


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.


New Years Day



Welcome & Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                                

Pastor: Let's come together my friends! This is a New Year and by all reports whether in print or in other media, a pivital year in the world. A time to take stock of our lives, our faith and our future. It is time to seek light! It is time for an Epiphany!

People: Christ has come into our world and has promised to be available to us, but we cannot sit back and be lazy. We must pursue a relationship with Him!

Pastor: Christ is our mentor, our shepherd, our very life. Christ is our Light in the darkness!

People: We need Christ and we need each other. Let us seek  unity. This is God's will for us! May Christ draw us closer together!

All: Amen.


*Hymn                        “As with Gladness Men of Old”               No. 63


Old Testament Reading        Ecclesiastes 3:1-22                OT pg. 726


*Unison Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, we live in an uncertain and changing world; yet You have said that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Provide us with the inner strength and stability that comes when we allow Christ to dwell in us. Help us to face all that separates us from You and from each other so that we can open ourselves to Your healing and redeeming power. Let us see You for who You really are so that we may be found whole in You. Amen.


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.


Offertory Prayer


Offertory Music


*Hymn            “What Star Is This, with Beams So Bright”        No. 68


Gospel Reading         Matthew 2:1-12                                      NT pg. 2


Sermon           “Seeking Light In the New Year”       Rev. Linda Foody  


The Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks

                                    Love Feast

Let us continue our worship of God around the table as we fellowship together and as we continue our communion love feast. Amen!



*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Todays bulletin is dedicated in honor of  Virginia DeLooza.

Happy Birthday Aunt Ginny!   ~ Diane DeLooza


Lay Reader:               Karen Rasmussen

Ushers:                       Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,

                                    Erma Mullins, Pat Ames   

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Linda J. Foody    2215 Clark Road

Pastor's Phone:          536-0021

Pastor's Email:


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Eva Jean Best             Betty Johnson                 Ada Tharp

Jean Brewer                Lewis Knecht                  Marilyn (Tharp)

Steve Davis                Andrea LeClair                Nancy Thomas

Barbara Gage            Christian Modaffari         Katherine Warren

Connie Glover            Mary Murphy                  Stacy Whitney

Mary Beth Greene    Michael McBride


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox – Thailand

Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House, Billings, Montana


Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Burton Barcliff           Kathryn Clayson       

                                    Doris Barcliff             Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

                                    Irene Wachala           

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer          Margaret Hartwell


Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



5 pm Wellspring


Monday, January 2

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters


Tuesday, January 3

8 am Wellspring

7 pm Deacons Meeting

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group


Wednesday, January 4

4 pm Backpack Packing

6 pm Habitat for Humanity Annual Dinner/Meeting


Thrusday, January 5

7 pm Advisory Council

7 pm Boy Scouts


Saturday, January 7

Happy Birthday to Beth DeLooza Travis


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements


Happy belated Birthday to Karen Rasmussen on December 30!


Today - January 1

10 am Worship Service

5 pm Wellspring


Monday, January 2

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters


Tuesday, January 3

8 am Wellspring

7 pm Deacons Meeting

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group


Wednesday, January 4

4 pm Backpack Packing

6 pm Habitat for Humanity Annual Dinner/Meeting


Thursday, January 5

7 pm Advisory Council

7 pm Boy Scouts


Saturday, January 7

Happy Birthday to Beth DeLooza Travis


Sunday, January 8

19 am Worship Service


Church  News


Annual Reports

A reminder that the office needs the Boards reports by Tuesday, January 3, at 9 am.


Advisory Council

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The purpose for this meeting is to set the proposed budget. All Boards should have a representative present.


Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The annual Meeting will begin promptly at 11 am. There will be dish to pass lunch following the meeting.


Pledge Drive Reminder

Have you turned yours in yet? We have received many pledges, but  are still waiting to hear back from several others. If you have not already done so, please be sure to return your pledge card ASAP. We need this information to assist with budget planning for next year. Thank You!!


Child Safety Training

On January 8, right after the worship service, there will be a Child Safety training video for anyone who will be working with kids for the 2012 year. If you will be unable to attend, please contact Eileen Modaffari.


Thank You's

~ Rev. Foody and Peggy would like to thank those who came to our office Christmas party. It was good to visit with friends.

~ Thank you for the Christmas cards and  congregational gift and for the dishes of sweet treats. ~ Rev. Foody

~ Thank you for the gifts, cards, sweets and hugs that I got for Christmas! ~ Peggy


FBC Membership:

If you are interested in becoming a member of First Baptist Church please speak with Rev. Foody or one of the Deacons.


January Coffee Hours:

Board of Christian Education


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                      12/18           12/24         12/25

                                                         60                 83               28

Current Expenses                   $2,133                                 $935

BT&T                                        1,605                                2,165

Total                                        $3,738                              $3,100


Community  News


Food for the Needy

The January Food Pantry items are large cans of soup and cereal.


Milly's Pantry Weekend Backpack Program:

To help feed school age kids over the weekends, the needed food item right now is breakfast cereal bars or granola bars. These items cannot be purchased from Food Link, so your help is appreciated. Thank You!


Red Cross Needs~n~Things

For the month of January we are collecting hygiene items. Bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant and kotex. A box is in the sanctuary for your collections. Thank You.


Comfort on the Journey

A confidential mutual support group at Keuka Comfort Care Home for those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one.

Meetings are  the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-8pm. 536-1690.


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. In the pew you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.

Exit doors are located at the rear of the sanctuary, at the front and out the foyer, and at the rear of the building at the kitchen and stairwell.


Christmas, my child, is love in action.

Every time we love,

every time we give,

it's Christmas.

                                                                ~ Dale Evans Rogers