224 Main Street                                                          February 13, 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.


~ ~ ~ ~ Unconditional Love ~ ~ ~ ~




Song of Praise                 “I Love You, Lord”                          On insert  


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Mission                                                                  Ed Castillo


*Hymn                           “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”   No 376                                                       


*Unison Invocation


Gracious Lord, we come this morning to give thanks that your love endures. We give you thanks that you are our strength and salvation. As we worship you, we humbly ask that you would give us a new heart and a new song of unconditional love. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 119:1-8                               Pg. 676 OT


Anthem                       “Master of Peace and Love”                  Early German Carol       


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”      No. 384                                                                                                                                             


Scripture                     Matthew 5:38-48                                     Pg. 5 NT


Sermon                     “Love That Does Not Let Go” - - 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                        “Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts”       No. 511





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


The flowers on the altar are placed in loving memory of

Floyd & Gordon Cornell, by Marge Cornell


Lay Reader:               George Jensen

Greeters:                    Eileen & Christian Modaffari 

Ushers:                       Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Charlie Miller,

                                    Greg Miller, Paul Nelson, Barbara Stewart

Pianist:                        Sheryl Robbins

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:


Meg Chaapel                                Mary Murphy

Mary Beth Greene                       Keith Pierce

John Paul Hunt                             Joyce Slocum

Greg Marion                                Andrew Stewart

Frank Modaffari                          Irene Wachala      

Robin Morse                                Elwood Whitbeck


 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        Bill Gillette

                                    Margaret Hartwell      Georgia Ovens


     Our Service Men and Women and their families                                   

     Our Country and it's Leaders

     Our Pastoral Search Committee


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



9 am Choir Practice

11 am Adult Sunday School: As part of our search process we will have 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. This exercise is important to our being able to match a new pastor with our congregation. Please stay and participate in this activity. Thank you.

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

7 pm Board of Trustees Meeting


Monday, February 14

Happy Valentines Day!


Tuesday, February 15

1 pm Spiritual Development Course

Happy Birthday to Eva Dillon!


Wednesday, February 16

4:45 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, February 17

7 pm Advisory Board

7 pm Boy Scouts


Next Week's Theme & Scripture: Making amends for wrongs committed

“Make It Right” - Matthew 5:21-26


Church  News


Advisory Board

Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 PM


Prayer Meetings to Start Soon

Beginning the second week in March, Rev. Burke will hold weekly Prayer Meetings on Wednesday nights. They will begin at 6:30 PM.

Everyone is welcome to join us!!!


March newsletter

Please have your articles and information for the March edition of the newsletter in to the office by tomorrow.


Trip to Utica - Saturday, February 26

Rev. Tharp will be making the trip to Utica later this month. Items being collected for the Karen refugees are: winter clothing and  household goods.


Wellspring Fellowship

Be advised that Wellspring Fellowship will be holding their Winter Revival meetings next week beginning Sunday evening, Feb. 20 through Wednesday evening Feb. 23. They will be using the building throughout the day and into the evenings.


Update From the Board of Mission

To meet our budget, we need weekly receipts of $351 ($391 for expanded budget). Receipts for February 6, were $385.50. Thank You!

The profit from the Super Subs Sale is approximately $923 for Yates County Habitat for Humanity.


American Baptist Women Ministries Winter Get-Together

You are invited to join us for lots of  fun/fellowship/food

Host: Cheryl Stewart - 23 Hillcrest Drive - 536-2570

When: Friday, February 25

4-6 pm - Fellowship and craft time

6 pm Dish-to-Pass dinner with beverages and dessert provided

Hope to See You There!!!



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       1/23                1/30                2/6

                                                     48                   52                 60

Current Expenses                  $629             $1,550          $2,156

Missions                                    129                  583           1,750

BT&T                                        130                   65               434

Total                                        $888            $2,198          $4,339


Community  News


You Are Invited!

The Second Milo Baptist Church is celebrating their 200th anniversary in 2011. You are invited to attend a Dish-to-Pass Fellowship Dinner with them on Sunday, February 20 at 12:30 PM.

There will be a time of sharing by guest from area Baptist Churches.


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 !


Jail Ministry

Your used devotionals of Secret Place etc, are needed for inmates. Please leave them in the church office when you are finished with them. Thank You.


Red Cross Needs & Things

There is a  need for: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Leave your donations 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.


~ ~ ~ ~ God  loves  you  whether  you  like  it  or  not! ~ ~ ~ ~