BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 30, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
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
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
*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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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. ~