224 Main Street                                                           January 15, 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


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


*Unison Prayer

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.




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                        “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: 

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                    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 Ada Tharp, please keep the Tharp Family in prayer


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


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


Next Week's Lay Reader: Nancy Marion

Next Week's Greeters:Tom & Barbara Burke

January Coffee Hours: Bd of Christian Education


Church  News


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!


Nursery Schedule

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 Mission

Thanks to your generosity $271.40 was received on January 8, towards the 2012 Mission budget 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!


Kidz Klub

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 Vacation Bible School 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 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


Community  News


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.


Backpack Program

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.


Christians  keep  the  faith

 ~ but  not  from  others ~