224 Main Street                                                            January 16, 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.


“Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday”




“Song of Praise”                    “I've Got Peace Like A River”    No. 368                          


Welcome & Announcements


*Hymn                                    “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”       No. 276                                 


*Unison Invocation and Lord's Prayer


            Grant unto us, O God, assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the presence and power of the Holy Spirit: that we may sing your praises with joy and gladness, offer our prayers with faith and love, and learn and obey the lessons of your Holy Word, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, who taught us to pray, saying, “Our Father, who art in heaven... Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 40:1-5                          Pg. 619 OT


Anthem                           “Lift Every Voice and Sing”                                                                    


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”            No. 404


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture                     1 Corinthians 1:1-9                            Pg. 220 NT


Sermon           “You Can Count On God”            Rev. Don Lawrence




*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                        “Lord I Want To Be A Christian”           No. 372





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


Lay Reader:               Greg Miller

Greeters:                    Jean Brewer & Margaret Mills  

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr                                   

Pianist:                        Kathie Lawrence

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

Rev. Richard Burke                         Keith Pierce

Tom Burke                                        Charlie Taylor

Meg Chaapel                                      Jim Travis-in Afghanistan

Bill Gillette                                        Stub Vaughn

Deya Glover                                      Irene Wachala

Mary Beth Greene                           Elwood Whitbeck

John Paul Hunt                                 Stacy Whitney


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

Huntington Living Center:                             Alice Fairbrother                                                                              

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

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements 



9 am Choir Practice

11 am Adult Sunday School: God's Majesty & Human Dignity

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Tuesday, January 18

1 pm Spiritual Development Course


Wednesday, January 19

5 pm Backpack Program

Articles due for the February newsletter


Thursday, January 20

9:30 am Catholic Charities Staff Training

7 pm Boy Scouts

Happy Birthday to Paul Nelson!


Saturday, January 22

7 pm Game Night at the Castillo's

Happy Birthday to Fran Morse!


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“Portraits Of A Church”

Acts 2:41-47


Church  News


Annual Church Meeting - Sunday, January 23

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.

Bring your own table service and a dish to share.


Game Night - Saturday, January 22

Ed & Rita Castillo's annual game night begins at 7 PM.  Mark your calendar and make plans to attend!!


January Kidz Klub - Friday, January 28

Make your own pizza night with activities to follow. Needed are bags of mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, cans of pizza sauce and also pizza dough. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 716-225-4755 if you can help.  The fun begins at 6 PM.


Field Trip! - Saturday, January 29

To see the Edgerton Model Railroad Exhibit in Rochester. We will take the church van and leave at 9 AM. Kids and adults are welcome. Call the church office at 536-9821 to sign up. We won't return until 2 PM so bring money to stop for a quick lunch. Contact Greg Marion at 536-6771 for more information.


Karen Refugees - Saturday, January 29

Rev. Tharp will be making a trip to Utica to deliver bicycles, winter clothing and household items. If you have items to donate, have them to the church by this date.


Have You Moved?

Or changed phone numbers, or email address? Please let the church office know! Keeping us updated not only keeps you informed in a timely manner, it will also save the church money on returned mail.


Thanks To:

The members of our congregation who have come forward to help pay for the cleaning of the sanctuary for the remainder of the year.


From the Board of Trustees

2011 will be full of changes as we continue our search for a new pastor, organist and choir director. We appreciate your support here with your presence, and to those of you who have submitted your pledges, we say thank you! The amount pledged to date for the local budget will support 62% of the proposed “Bare Bones” budget. So we are asking – if your have not done so, please pledge today. If you have done so, please reconsider your pledge. And if you know someone who has not pledged, please pray that God will touch their hearts to support our church today. Thank You.

Sheryl Robbins, Board of Trustees Chair


“Building for Today and Tomorrow” Fund Seeks Help

As we enter 2011 we are encountering new challenges for First Baptist Church. Our regular building maintenance cost continue to rise but we also remain responsible for the mortgage on the Jessup Memorial Building. At the close of 2010 the balance due on the mortgage was $74,947.09 and we only have funds to pay ONE MONTH thus far in 2011. That poses a HUGE PROBLEM!

The congregation was informed of this dilemma on January 9. Since everyone is “tightening their belts” with our present economy, I am asking you to pray hard on this matter and ask God what He wants YOU to do. IF you can give anything more at this time (no matter how large or small) I encourage you to join me as we stay focused on keeping First Baptist Church of Penn Yan alive and functioning. God has entrusted each one of us with ALL THAT WE HAVE and given us the responsibility of being good stewards during our time on this earth. Let's show Him that we TRUST Him, RELY on Him, and will do everything we can to glorify His name. As it says in 2 Cor. 9:7 “Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.You may put your contribution in an envelop marked “BTT Fund” and leave it at the church office or put in a Sunday Offering. Thank you for your past support and I hope we can count on you for your continued support. As you prayerfully consider this contribution remember... stewardship allows others to open the doors of our lives and see the image of Jesus Christ in each one of us .

Blessings, Cheryl Stewart


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     12/26                 1/2                 1/9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                     42                 59                   62

Current Expenses                  $817           $3395             $1,987

Missions                                    148               957                  396

BT&T                                          25              405                   209

Total                                        $990          $4,757             $2,592



Community  News


Grandma's Kitchen

Grandma's Kitchen is a HUBBA event in which community members prepare and serve hot food for Academy students who stay after school for sports, drama or other activities. If this is something you are interested in helping with call the church office and leave your name.


Understanding Medicare Workshop - Feb. 2

ProAction Yates Office for the Aging Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP) will be hosting a workshop to assist current Medicare beneficiaries, those approaching Medicare eligibility and community professionals understand the basics of Medicare.

Get answers to “What is this and do I need it?”

Medicare Part A & B, Medicare Supplemental Ins, Medicare Advantage Plans (HMO< PPO< PFFS), Medicare Part D drug benefit, Medicare Savings Programs, Elderly Pharmaceutical Ins. Coverage (EPIC). This workshop will be presented by Eric Hausman, from National Government Services/NYC Department on Aging. Call ProAction Yates Office for the Aging if you have any questions at 536-5515.


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) they may be left at our church office.


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!!


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.


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.


~ ~ ~ ~  Don't  just  go  to  church .  Be  the  church.  ~ ~ ~