BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 15, 2012
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetJanuary 15, 2012
10:00 AM Yan, New York
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
Welcome & Announcements
*Call to Worship
Pastor: People everywhere are looking for love...
People: We want to be loved, just the way we are.
Pastor: We all want to spend our time with someone who sees that something special in us.
People: We want to feel worthwhile!
Pastor: Our Creator loves us in all these ways!
People: We feel unworthy of God's unconditional love. Truly God's love is a gift!
*Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” No. 376
New Testament Reading I Corinthians 13 NT pg. 232
Our Heavenly Father, help us to know your love in the deepest parts of our being. Let us feel your care and concern for us. We know that when we embrace Your love we cannot help but to be transformed. Your love changes us from the inside out. We want to be our best selves. We want to bring glory to Your name. We open ourselves to Your love. Amen.
Anthem “Let Us Walk in Peace”
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.
*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 “Jesus Loves Me!” No. 304
Gospel Reading John 15:12-13 NT pg. 147
Sermon “The Basics: Words Pastors Use – Love & Forgiveness”
Rev. Linda Foody
Dedication of Glenn Paul Rice
*Hymn “I've Got Peace Like a River” No. 368
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Lyle Conrad
Greeters: Ed & Rita Castillo
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody 2215
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Jean Brewer Betty Johnson Ramona Spencer
Steve Davis Andrea LeClair Nancy Thomas
Barbara Gage Christian Modaffari Katherine Warren
Connie Glover Mary Murphy Stacy Whitney
Mary Beth Greene Michael McBride
In the passing of
Tharp, please keep the Tharp Family in prayer Ada
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox –
Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House,
ClarkMeadows: Ralph Wilkes
: Alice Wise Summit
ClintonCrest: Barcliff Kathryn Clayson Burton
DorisBarcliff Margaret Drakely
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
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
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
11 am Annual Meeting
Noon Potluck Luncheon
Christian Education, Missions, Diaconate, and Trustees
will hold brief meetings at the conclusion of the annual meeting.
5 pm Wellspring Service
Tuesday, January 17
8 am Wellspring
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group
Wednesday, January 18
9 am February Newsletter articles due
10 am ARC Worship Service
4 pm Backpack Food Packing
Thursday, January 19
9 am Catholic Charities Meeting
7 pm Boy Scouts
Saturday, January 21
8 am Wellspring Business Men's Breakfast Meeting
9 am Keuka Quilters
Sunday, January 22
10:00 am Worship Service followed by fellowship hour and Sunday School
Pledge Cards - It's Not Too Late
… if you haven't turned in a pledge card, it's not too late. Please send or drop it off to the church office. Thank You!
A new schedule needs to be set. We really need men and women who can volunteer some time in the nursery. See Eileen Modafarri if you can help out.
The Board of
Thanks to your generosity $271.40 was received on January 8, towards the 2012
Missionbudget in addition to another $2 for the RMM Offering. Thank You.
WAC-We Are Caregivers
A support group for those who are caregivers will meet next Thursday, January 26th at 6 pm in the church library. We will share a meal so please bring a dish-to-share with others!
will meet on Saturday, January 28, at 6 pm for a game night. We sure could use some help, see Eileen Modafarri.
Winter Vacation Bible School
In February (21st - 24th) from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm the Penn Yan Churches are sponsoring a 4 day
adventure. The theme is helping children “Find God Everywhere”. This is a curriculum from Group publication. The children will go through the day on a rotation schedule. There will be an informational meeting on January 24, at 1 pm at the Vacation Bible School . Penn Yan United Methodist Church
We need volunteers to: work with children in the classroom (lesson plans provided), music (we will have the CD), drama (there is a skit provided), food (we are serving breakfast, snack and lunch), helpers in all areas, craft people (there are examples and samples included with the kit), registration (all children will be signed in and out). Please call Sandi Perl at 536-2080 for more info or if you are interested but unable to attend the meeting. Thank You.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 12/25 1/1 1/8
28 40 41
Current Expenses $935 $3,141 $3,460
BT&T 2,165 263 255
Total $3,100 $3,404 $3,715
A Re-MARK-able Study
A supper and study on the Gospel of Mark at St. Mark's Episcopal Church will run on Wednesdays from Jan 18 – Feb. 15 from 5:30 – 7 pm. A $3-4 donation includes supper. To order the book ($14.40), RSVP, or to find out more information call St. Mark's Church at 536-3955.
Do you have a limited income?
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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.
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.
Christians keep the faith
~ but not from others ~