224 Main Street                                                        January 2, 2011

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.




Song of Praise                        “Bind Us Together”                 PB no. 24


Welcome & Announcements


*Hymn                        “O God, Our Help In Ages Past”                Insert                                             



Scripture Reading                  Psalm 84                                OT pg. 650


Unison Invocation

Gracious God, as we come to worship you on this first Sunday of the New Year, we praise you for the strength you have given us in our times of weakness and the grace which has led us through the difficult times. We ask you now to guide us in the days ahead so that we would live to the praise of your glory. Amen.


Anthem                    “Were You There On That Christmas Eve?  ”Natalie Sleeth                                                                                              

Children's Time


*Hymn                     “The Church in the Wildwood”                           On Insert

                                      Birthday hymn for Joyce Slocum


Pastoral Prayer & The Lord's Prayer


Scripture                     Ephesians 1:3-14                                NT pg. 258


Sermon                       “God's Lavish Gifts To Us”               Rev. Richard Burke                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



*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                        “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                 No. 438    vs 1,2


Ordinance of the Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks and the Lord's Prayer


*Hymn                        “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                 No. 438  vs 3,4





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


Lay Reader:               Cristine Conklin

Greeters:                    Greg, Tammy, Erik and Kyle Miller

Ushers:                       Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Erma Mullins        

                                    Cheryl Stewart

Organist:                    Connie Gibson

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

                                    Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am – noon 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Richard D. Burke

                                    2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan




Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Milly Bloomquist                              John Lewis      

Holly Buchanan                                 Mary Murphy

Tom Burke                                        Keith Pierce

Meg Chapel                                      Charlie Taylor

Richard Davis                                   Jim Travis-in Afghanistan

Alice Fairbrother                               Stub Vaughn

Bill Gillette                                        Irene Wachala

Deya Glover                                       Elwood Whitbeck

Mary Beth Greene                              Stacy Whitney

John Paul Hunt                                   Family of Christine Talbo

Family of Ruth Sampson                                 


Our Special Missionaries:    Kristy Engel–Dominican Republic

Cynthia Harper–Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY

Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes      

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Burton Barcliff           Kathryn Clayson       

                                    Gerry Lane                  Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell

                                    Georgia Ovens


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



9 am Choir Practice

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Thursday, January 6

7 pm Advisory Council


Friday, January 7

Happy Birthday to Beth Travis!


Sunday, January 9

9 am Choir Practice

10 am Worship service

        "The Lord of Justice"

          Isaiah 42:1-9

          Rev. Don Lawrence

11 am Fellowship time, Sunday School

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship



Beginning next Sunday, January 9, our services will be held in the Great Room for the months of January and February.

Rev. Burke will be away for the next two Sundays. Rev. Don Lawrence will be preaching.

Church  News


`Advisory Council

The advisory council will meet on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 7 PM, to set the proposed budget. All boards should have a representative present.


Annual Church Meeting – The annual meeting with potluck luncheon will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011. The luncheon will begin at  noon and the annual meeting will begin at 12:45 PM.


Help Is Needed

Volunteers are needed in the nursery on a rotating basis. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 716-225-4755 or


Stewardship Update

As of Sunday, December 26, Forty two pledges had been turned in.

This puts us only about 60% of our local goal and 55% of our mission goal for 2011. Please turn in your pledge sheets as soon as possible. There are extra pledge sheets available on the table at the rear of the sanctuary.


Custodial Service

In order to continue our once a month cleaning service, we need someone from our congregation who would be willing to pledge $15 per month for 2011. If this is something you're interested in doing, please contact either Sheryl Robbins or Diane DeLooza. Thank You.



Pledges. Did you get yours in yet?


Donation from the Historical Society

The book “Inheritance of Time-Guidelines for the Village of Penn Yan Historic Preservation District” has been donated to our church from the Historical Society. It can be found in the church library if anyone is interested in looking at it.


Community  News


Jail Ministry

Is in need of devotional materials that can be distributed to the inmates at the county jail. If you have any leftover devotional booklets (such as Secret Place) and you would be willing to share them with the inmates, they may be left in the church office. This will be an ongoing ministry, so any contributions now or in the future will be greatly appreciated.


Red Cross Needs & Things

There is a  need for: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Look for the “Red Cross” box in the office


Food Pantry

There is always a need for breakfast cereals and boxed macaroni and cheese. Anything you can do to help is very much appreciated!!



Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“The Lord Of Justice”

Isaiah 42:1-9

Rev. Don Lawrence - preaching



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     12/19              12/24              12/26                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                     78                   95                   42

Current Expenses               $2,308                                      $817

Missions                                    854                                        148

BT&T                                        731                                          25