224 Main Street                                                        February 19, 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


*Song of Praise                      “Make Me a Blessing”             PB no. 10                           


Welcome & Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Praise the Lord!

People: O Sing to the Lord a new song!

Pastor: For God has done wonderful things.

People: God has snatched us from the enemies hand.

Pastor: God has redeemed His people.

People:  Salvation is ours and we rejoice!


*Hymn                        “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”     No. 466                                                                                                              


New Testament Readings     Luke 2: 25-38                          NT pg. 80

                                                Hebrews 9:11-12                    NT pg. 302

                                                Ephesians 1:7-8a                    NT pg. 259

                                                Colossians 1:13-14                 NT pg. 271


*Unison Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, while we were yet sinners, You loved us and You made a way to redeem us. Salvation has come to us through Jesus Christ Your son! We choose to receive Your gifts of forgiveness and salvation, which Christ offers to us. Your mercy is too great to comprehend! Our hearts rejoice and we give You thanks. Amen!


Anthem                       “Seek Ye First”        


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 sins as we forgive those who sin 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                        “O Thou, My Soul, Return in Peace”      No. 228   


New Testament Readings     Acts 4:8-12                              NT pg. 162

                                                I Thessalonians 5:9-10           NT pg. 278

                                                II Timothy 3:14-15                 NT pg. 289

                                                Philippians 2:12-13                 NT pg. 267


  Sermon     “The Basics: Words Pastors Use–Redemption & Salvation”

                                                                                    Rev. Linda Foody


*Hymn                        “How Great Thou Art”                            No. 467


*Benediction  *Postlude                                                    


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


Greeter:                     Richard Davis

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Cliff LaBarr

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                    Marge Moulton 

Cristine Conklin             Lewis Knecht                     Ramona Spencer

Steve Davis                   Andrea LeClair                   Marilyn (Tharp)

Barbara Gage                Miriam Masteller               Katherine Warren

Connie Glover               Michael McBride               Emma Wheeler

Mary Beth Greene        Mary Murphy                    Stacy Whitney 

The People of the Philippine Earthquake                 Necia Smith


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 Adult Sunday School

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, February 20

Articles due for the March newsletter

8am–8pm Wellspring Conference


Tuesday, February 21

8 am–8 pm Wellspring Conference

Noon-3pm Girl Scouts

6:30 pm Investment Committee


Wednesday, February 22

8am-8pm Wellspring Conference

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, February 23

Noon Lenten Lunch Speaker Series

3 pm Food for the Needy – set up

6 pm Caregivers Support Group

6:30 pm Choir Monthly Meeting

7 pm Boy Scouts

7 pm Committee on Ministry


Friday, February 24

9 am Food for the Needy – distribution

3 pm AB Women at Cheryl Stewart's

Happy Birthday to Leon Stiles!


Saturday, February 25

9am Keuka Quilters


Next Week's Theme:

The Basics: Words Pastors Use – Redemption & Salvation

Next Week's Greeter: Richard Davis

February Coffee Hours: Bd of Trustees


Church  News


AB Women  Event

AB Women, let's get together for a fun time, this Friday, February 24. We will meet at Cheryl Stewart's home at 3 pm for crafts and then share a dinner at 6 pm. Beverage and meat will be provided.  Bring a dish to share (let's try to keep them healthy)! Come for part of the evening or all of it!!!


Lay Study Class

The Finger Lakes Association is offering a course on Baptist Heritage as part of its Lay Studies program. The course is being taught by Rev. Ed Carey, pastor of FBC Fairport and former Dean of Students at Colgate Rochester. The course will begin on Saturday, February 28, from 8:30–11:30 am at FBC Manchester and will continue through March 10. The course is free to members of the Finger Lakes Assoc. with the application for a scholarship. Late entries accepted. Contact Greg Marion for details.


Nursery Ministry

One of the ministries here at First Baptist Church is having a quiet space for the little ones that allows moms and dads to be able to attend worship services. We are setting a new schedule and are looking for volunteers. See Eileen Modaffari if you can help out.


Financial statements

The Financial Secretary has prepared a 2011 Statement of Giving for all of you who contributed regularly to our church. This can be used for your taxes or just your own interest to see how faithful you have been this past year. Contact Diane DeLooza if you are interested in having your own copy.


Thank You

~ For the cards, calls, and prayers while I was ill. Keeping me in your thoughts and prayers has meant so much to me. Marge Moulton.

~ From John and Nancy Tharp: We would like to thank you for the cards and for keeping us in your prayers when Mom passed away.


Board of Mission

Thanks to your generosity, $319 was received for Mission work on February 12. This will help us reach our February goal of $900 for United Mission Basics and $300 for Cameron Community Ministries. If we send the latter now, it will help toward a foundation matching goal to help feed children in Rochester.


Community Garden

There is a group interested in creating a Community Garden in Penn Yan. The group meets the first Saturday of the month at the Cafe Next Door on Main Street. If this is something you might be interested in, call Meredith Dumez at 607-244-1547 or you may go to the website at the next meeting will be March 3, at 2 pm.


Lenten Lunches


This year the Lenten Luncheon will be held here at First Baptist Church. The fee for the lunch is $4 for 60 and over $5 for under 60.

Feb. 23          Self-Examination                   Rev. Linda Foody

Mar. 1           Repentance                           Rev. Paul Malles

Mar. 8           Prayer                                    Rev. Sandi Perl

Mar. 15         Fasting & Self Denial           Rev. Rich Norman

Mar. 22         Reading God's Word            Rev. Jeff Childs

Mar. 29         Meditating on God's Love    Rev. Michele Fischer


Church Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of First Baptist Church please speak with Rev. Foody or a Deacon.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     1/29                2/5             2/12

                                                     44                  52                 55

Current Expenses                   $747           $2,999           $1,489

BT&T                                        940               502                 400

Total                                    $1,687           $3,501            $1,889


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.


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.

We  give  thanks 

for  unknown  blessings 

already  on  their  way.