224 Main Street                                                            January 30, 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            “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”            No. 404       


Welcome & Announcements


*Hymn                        “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!”      No. 341                  


*Unison Invocation


Gracious God, We thank you that you have brought us through another week. We come now seeking your blessing as we wait in your presence today. Through our Redeemer's name, we seek your supplies of grace. Take away our sin and shame from our worldly cares, set us free as we rest today in thee. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 37:1-9                          OT pg. 616




Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Baptized in Water”                                No. 492    


Pastoral Prayer & The Lord's Prayer 


Scripture                     1 Corinthians 12:12-27                      NT Pg. 232


Sermon                        “Distinctively Baptist”        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                        “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”            see insert





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


Lay Reader:              Cheryl Stewart

Greeters:                    Gladys Kjar, Karen Furman, Shane Furman   

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Brittany Griffith, Erma Mullins,

                                    Barbara Stewart, Cheryl Stewart

Pianist:                        Sheryl Robbins

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 Office hrs: 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                               Greg Marion 

Holly Buchanan                                  Frank Modaffari

Tom Burke                                         Mary Murphy

Meg Chaapel                                     Keith Pierce

Bill Gillette                                         Charlie Taylor

Mary Beth Greene                            Jim Travis-in Afghanistan

John Paul Hunt                                   Irene Wachala

Ken Lafler                                          Elwood Whitbeck

John Lewis                                         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 

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell

                                    Georgia Ovens

Huntington Living Center:                             Alice Fairbrother


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements


Sunday, January 30

9 am Choir Practice

11 am Adult Sunday School: God Provides Refuge

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Tuesday, February 1

1 pm Spiritual Development Course

7 pm Missions

7 pm Deacons


Wednesday, February 2

7 pm Small Group

4:45 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, February 3

7 pm Boy Scouts


Saturday, February 5

Happy Birthday to Karen Taylor!


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“Turn On The Light”

Letting your light shine for the Lord

Matthew 5:13-20


Church  News


Thank you

to those of you who braved the frigid temperatures and supported our Annual Meeting last week.


Trip to Utica

Rev. Tharp's trip to the Karen refugee in Utica has been delayed due to weather. Tentatively the date will be the end of February. We will continue to collect winter clothing and household necessities, storing them in the basement until then.


February Kidz Klub Friday, February 11 @ 6 PM

A big thank you to all who donated towards our Kidz Klub Pizza Night. We have received donations to complete our food needs. Yeah! We are still in need of volunteers to help staff the evening and craft supplies are welcome. Contact Eileen Modaffari at

716-225-4755 if you can help. Again, thank you, from the Board of Christian Education for supporting our kids programming in our church.


Super Subs

Today is the last date to order your subs for Super Bowl Sunday. Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of Yates County. Order forms are on the table in the foyer. The cost remains the same as the last two years!! Only $7 for an 8 inch sub! You can pick up your subs after church next Sunday, February 6. Thank you for your support of Your Board of Missions and YC Habitat!!!


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.


From the Pulpit Search Committee

Beginning this Sunday, and for the next three Sundays you will be receiving a great deal of information on Baptist beliefs. This is part of our search process. Because we are Baptist and in our faith the local church has autonomy, we need to focus on what our congregation believes and how it may differ from other Baptist congregations. In the second week of February, we will be concluding with a Sunday School class conducted by Mr. Costello, Rev. Burke and the members of the Search Committee. The purpose of this Sunday School session is to give you an opportunity to provide input and discuss our beliefs as Baptists. It is important that you participate in this activity if you have any concerns about what you are to hear in the next four weeks. This exercise is important to our being able to match a new pastor with our congregation. ~ Thank You.


From the Board of Mission

To meet the basic budget adopted on January 23, we must receive an average of $354 per week. To meet the expanded budget we must receive an average of $392 per week. The average received per week for the first four weeks of January was $408.45. This is due to a sizeable contribution covering last year's deficit.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         1/9                1/16               1/23                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                     62                   47                  48

Current Expenses               $1,987            $2,821              $629

Missions                                   396                 181                 129

BT&T                                       209                 746                 130

Total                                    $2,592            $3,748               $888


Community  News


The Food Pantry

We greatly appreciate all the churches' on-going food donations. Currently the needs are: boxed cereal, canned or jarred spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, canned pork & beans and canned ravioli/spaghetti.


Milly's Pantry Weekend Back Pack Program

Every Wednesday evening from 4:45-5:30 here at FBC we pack food for backpacks. Volunteers are always welcome. Currently the BP program could use individual boxes of cereal, granola/cereal bars and individual fruit cups.

Thank You !


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.



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.




~ Kindness  is  the  oil  that  reduces  the  friction  of  life. ~