224 Main Street                                                          February 27, 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                        “Seek Ye First”                           No. 333


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Mission                                                       Don Lawrence


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


*Unison Invocation

            Gracious God, as we gather to worship you today, we humbly ask that you renew your Spirit within us. Revive us through your Word and broaden our compassion by the example of your love. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 131                             Pg.  685 OT


Anthem                                  “Give Us A Vision”         Pepper Chopin


Children's Time                     “Something”


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer



*Hymn                        “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less.”     No. 379 


Scripture                                 II Corinthians 1:1-11             Pg. 239 NT


Sermon                        “The Trouble With Troubles”     
                                      Dr.Robert Shoesmith, Interim Executive Area Minister




*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                                    “Day By Day”                           On insert





*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:               Kathie Lawrence

Greeters:                    Barbara Burke & Sue Willson

Ushers:                       George Slocum, Ed & Rita Castillo,

                                    Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, John FM Tharp                                

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:


Shelley Bicksler                           Robin Morse

Meg Chaapel                                Mary Murphy

Mary Beth Greene                        Keith Pierce

John Paul Hunt                             Joyce Slocum

Sherri Jensen                               Irene Wachala

Greg Marion                                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:                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 Congregational Meeting

5 pm Wellspring

Happy Birthday to Chapita Shaver!


Monday, February 28

7pm Council of Churches meeting at FBC


Tuesday, March 1

1 pm Spiritual Development Course

7 pm Diaconate Meeting

Happy Birthday to Nancy Tharp!


Wednesday, March 2

4:30 pm Backpack program

5:45 pm Relay for Life Meeting

7 pm Small Group

Happy Birthday to Lisa Wood!


Thursday, March 3

7 pm Board of Christian Ed meeting

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, March 4

Happy Birthday to Marion Perry!

Saturday, March 5

Rev. Tharp trip to Utica


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“The Mountain of Preparation”

Matthew 17:1-13


Church  News


Secret Place

The March-April-May edition of the Secret Place is here. If you are able to make a donation for them, $1.50 for regular and $2 for large print is appreciated. Remember to bring in your old one (leave in the church office) for donation to the Jail Ministry program. Thank You.


Prayer Meetings

Will begin March 30.


Update From the Board of Mission

 To meet the Basic Budget, we must receive an average of $354 per week. To meet the Expanded Budget, we must receive $391 per week. Received February 20, was $391.20


Bd. of Trustees Update

We are planning to have repairs done to the steeple and south side sanctuary windows in 2011. We welcome your support towards the building fund. Thank You.


Community  News


Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday, March 8, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church from 5:30-7:30 pm. $6 adults and $3 kids 12 and under. Proceeds go to two schools in Haiti: Bishop Tharp Business & Technical Institute and

Ecole Ascension


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.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         2/6               2/13                 2/20

                                                     60                  48                    44

Current Expenses               $2,156           $1,778                $745

Missions                                 1,750                321                  139

BT&T                                        434               775                   181

Total                                     $4,339          $2,874              $1,065


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.


~ ~ ~ ~ A  faith  of  convenience is  a  hollow  faith. `~ ~ ~ ~