224 Main Street                                                              January 8, 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.



Prelude - Chimes


*Song of Praise          “The Savior Is Waiting”                       PB no. 65


Welcome & Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: During the season of Epiphany God offers us light for our journey.

People: In the light, we see clearly!

Pastor: Sometimes seeing life and ourselves clearly, is painful.

People: God give us the courage to see the truth about ourselves even when it hurts.

Pastor: Seeing the truth about ourselves is a gift from God.

People: Seeing the truth about ourselves is a door that opens us to an authentic spiritual life.


*Hymn                        “The Church's One Foundation”             No. 442


Old Testament Reading        Genesis 3                                    OT pg. 4


*Unison Prayer

Creator God, You always see us for who we are. So often we hide from the truth about ourselves. It is painful to see reality. Yet only in reality are we set free to become our best selves. No pain. No gain. Help us to understand the depth of your love so that we dare to face the truth about ourselves. Amen.


Anthem                       “I Love You Lord”


Something for the Child In All of Us  


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

*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.


*Hymn                        “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”                    No. 92


New Testament Reading       Romans 3:23                          NT pg. 205     


Sermon                  “The Basics: Words Pastors Use - Sin”      Rev. Linda Foody                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


*Hymn                        “Take My Life”                                       No. 391





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


Lay Reader:               Erma Mullins

Ushers:                       Judi Scheel, George Jensen, Paul Nash,                

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller

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:


Jean Brewer                   Betty Johnson                  Ramona Spencer

Steve Davis                    Lewis Knecht                   Ada Tharp             

Barbara Gage                Andrea LeClair                 Marilyn (Tharp)

Connie Glover               Christian Modaffari          Nancy Thomas           

Mary Beth Greene        Mary Murphy                   Katherine Warren

Michael McBride          Stacy Whitney


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            Eva Jean Best

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



11 am Trustees Meeting

11 am Adult Sunday School: Christ is Risen

11am Child Safety training video

5 pm Wellspring Service


Tuesday, January 10

8 am Wellspring

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group


Wednesday, January 11

4 pm Backpack Packing

6 pm Evening Food Distribution

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, January 12

7 pm Boy Scouts

Happy Birthday to Melvin Cornell!


Friday, January 13

Great Room in Use: Rehearsal dinner


Saturday, January 14

7 pm Game Night at Castillo's: Everyone is Invited!


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

Next Week's Lay Reader: Lyle Conrad

Next Week's Greeters:Ed & Rita Castillo

January Coffee Hours: Bd of Christian Education


Church  News


Child Safety Training

Today, 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.


Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 15, 2012

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


Game Night - Saturday, January 14

Come join the fun at the annual Game Night at the Castillo's in Keuka Park. Everyone is invited. The fun begins at 7 pm.


Thank You

The Board of Mission wants to thank those who gave so generously to the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering. Through

January 1,  we received $698. In addition, $162.10 was given on January 1, towards our 2012 budget. Thank You.


FBC Membership:

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


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                        12/25               1/1

                                                        28                40

Current Expenses                      $935         $3,141

BT&T                                         2,165              263

Total                                         $3,100         $3,404



Community  News


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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 in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate. For your convenience hearing devices are available - please see an usher for assistance.


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.


May your troubles be less, Your blessings be more –

And nothing but happiness come through your door.


A New Year's Prayer


Dear Lord, Please give me:

A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;

A work to do which has real value;

without which the world would be poorer;

A mind unafraid to travel,

even though the trail be not blazed;

An understanding heart; A sense of humor;

Time for quiet, silent meditation;

A feeling of the presence of God;

The patience to wait for the coming of these things;

And the wisdom to recognize them when they come.