224 Main Street                                                        February 26, 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                      “I Am a Promise”                       PB no. 3


Welcome & Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Throughout all times, God desires for His people to have a vision!

People: We are God's people, open to receive God's vision for us!

Pastor: May God open your eyes to see what His plan is.

People: We know that with God all things are possible.

Pastor: God indeed is faithful and will bring it about!


*Hymn                        “Open My Eyes That I May See”           No. 324                                                                       


Old Testament Readings       Proverbs 29:18                         OT pg. 721


*Unison Prayer

God of the journey, open our eyes to a vision that is bigger than ourselves so that we may in humility depend on You. Open our ears, so that we may hear your calling, and on our knees dedicate our lives in faithful ministry. Open our mouths, so that no one will miss an opportunity to know You, Your love, Your forgiveness, or Your peace! Through Jesus Christ , our Lord, we pray. Amen!


Anthem                       “Because He Lives” 


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                        “I Danced in the Morning”                    No. 302     


Old Testament Reading        Exodus 3:1-9                            OT pg. 64


Sermon                       “Leadership and Vision”         Rev. Linda Foody


*Hymn                        “Spirit of the Living God”                      No. 322






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


The flower arrangement on the altar this morning is placed in memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell.

~ Marge Cornell


Lay Reader:                Rita Castillo

Greeter:                      Richard Davis

Ushers:                       Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, Ed & Rita Castillo

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Linda J. Foody    2215 Clark Road

Pastor's Phone:          536-0021

Pastor's Email: 

Church Phone:           315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:                    


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

Necia Smith                    The People of the Philippine Earthquake


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


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



11 am    Adult Sunday School

11 am    Pastoral Relations

5 pm     Wellspring Service

            Happy Birthday to Cindy Ovens!


Monday, February 27

7 pm    Council of Churches meeting at FBC

           Happy Birthday to Chapita Shaver!


Tuesday, February 28

8 am    Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

7 pm    Wellspring Teen Bible Study


Wednesday, February 29

8 am    Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study


Thursday, March 1

8 am    Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

Noon   Lenten Lunch Speaker Series

7 pm    Boy Scouts

           Happy Birthday to Nancy Tharp!


Friday, March 2

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

Happy Birthday to Lisa Wood!


~ Next Week ~

Guest Preacher Rev. Janice Bourne

March Coffee Hours: Diaconate


Church  News


Pastoral Relations

The Pastoral Relations committee will meet briefly over coffee following the worship service today.


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.


Board of Mission

Missions contributions for February 19th, were $65.60. Thank you.


Community Garden

There is a group interested in creating a Community Garden in Penn Yan. 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, at the Cafe Next Door on Main St.


World Day of Prayer

There will be an Ecumenical Prayer Service at the First Presbyterian Church on Main St., on Wednesday, March 7 at 4 pm.


Lenten Lunches


This year the Lenten Luncheon will be held here at First Baptist.

The fee for the lunch is $4 for 60 and over, $5 for under 60.

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


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                      2/5             2/12               2/19

                                                     52                 55                   54

Current Expenses               $2,999           $1,489               $413

BT&T                                       502               400                  140

Total                                    $3,501            $1,889              $553


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.


The  Ultimate  Wireless  Connection