224 Main Street                                                        March 4, 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.


Second Sunday of Lent


Prelude ~ Chimes


*Song of Praise          “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”             PB no. 49    


Welcome & Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Come out of moments of despair, out of moments of joy,

People: out of your everydays, out of heights, out of depths.

Pastor: Come as you are. Come,

People: worship the One who loves us.

Pastor: Come to wait for the One who redeems us.

People: Wait for the Lord.

Pastor: We wait for the Lord.

All: Wait for the Lord.


*Hymn                        “The Church's One Foundation”             No. 442


New Testament Reading                       Mark 1:9-15                   NT pg.


*Unison Prayer

In this Lenten season, O God, we come before you, asking for courage to open our eyes. We want to see ourselves as you see us; the empty and barren places, the halfhearted struggles, the faint stirrings of new life. We come, trusting your grace, waiting for your illuminating word, longing for your healing light. Do not let us be blind to your presence, shine upon us, O God, and make our paths clear. This we pray in the name of Jesus, the Christ. Amen.


Anthem                                   “Lenten Prayer”


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                        “Let Us Break Bread Together”                No. 513


Scripture Readings                Genesis 9:8-17                               OT pg. 9

                                                 I Peter 3:18-22                           NT pg. 318


Sermon           “After The Flood: The Promise”         Rev. Janice Bourne                                             


The Lord's Supper     Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Reading the Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks


*Hymn                        “We Are God's People”                        On Insert   





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

A collection for the Deacon's Fund is being received at the door.

This fund helps us to help those who are experiencing a tough time.


The bulletin this morning is dedicated in Memory of Georgia Ovens.

                                                                             ~ Stan & Cindy Ovens

Lay Reader:                Greg Marion

Greeter:                     Richard Davis

Ushers:                       Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,

                                    Erma Mullins, Pat Ames

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:


Steve Davis                     Michael McBride           Ramona Spencer

Connie Glover                 Miriam Masteller           Marilyn (Tharp)

Mary Beth Greene         Marge Moulton               Katherine Warren

Betty Johnson                 Mary Murphy                  Emma Wheeler

Andrea LeClair               Necia Smith                      Stacey Whitney  

Lewis Knecht


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

5 pm Wellspring Service

Happy Birthday to Marion Perry!


Monday, March 5

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters


Tuesday, March 6

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

3:30 pm Bd of Missions Meeting

7 pm Wellspring Teen Bible Study

7 pm Diaconate Meeting 

Happy Birthday to George Jensen!


Wednesday, March 7

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

4 pm World Day of Prayer Service at First Presbyterian

4 pm Backpack Program

7 pm Habitat for Humanity Meeting


Thursday, March 8

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

Noon Lenten Lunch Speaker Series

7 pm Bd. of Christian Education

7 pm Boy Scouts

Happy  Birthday to Nancy Marion, Barbara Stewart, Sherri Jensen!


Friday, March 9

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study


Saturday, March 10

Time to Spring Ahead!

Remember to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour on Saturday night.



Next Week's Theme:

Sermon Series: “Praying The Our Father”

March Coffee Hours: Diaconate


Church  News



American Baptist Women's Ministries of NYS

64th Annual Women & Girls State Gathering

“Being Molded, Shaped, Trimmed and Fired by the Potter's Hands”

Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29

Owego Treadway Inn & Suites

Registration is due by March 27

See Diane DeLooza for registration forms and information

Last year we had 8 women attend!!!



Board of Mission

Budget receipts in February were: $1025.90.

This enabled us to pay United Mission Basics- $900 and Cameron Community Ministries- $300. We also received and sent in $12 for Love Gift. We sent Yates County Habitat for Humanity $651.77 from the Sub Sale profits and paid $26.20 for new checks and deposit slips. The America for Christ Offering was started with $10 and we have $12 on hand for the Backpack Program.

In March we need to receive an average of $287.50 per week in order to cover United Mission basics ($900) and Penn Yan Council of Churches dues and Jail Ministry donations ($250). The Treasury balance is $797.53. Thank you for your generosity.


Mark Your Calendars - Saturday, March 24, 9am-4pm

Rev. Foody will be leading a workshop on The Lifecycle of a Church. This is an opportunity to look at where we are, where we want to be and how we can infuse new life into FBC! This is an all day event, bring a bag lunch.


March Trustees

Please note that the Trustees board meeting will be held on the LAST Sunday in March (25th).


Get Well Cards

Marlene Guild has fallen and broken her arm. Cards may be sent to: 2300 Airfield Lane, Midland, MI 48642.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                  2/12                2/19                2/26

                                                   55                   54                    45

Current Expenses              $1,489                $413            $1,427

BT&T                                     400                  140               1,595

Total                                   $1,889                $553           $ 3,022



Community News


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.

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


World Day of Prayer

There will be an Ecumenical Prayer Service at the First Presbyterian Church on Main St., Wednesday, March 7, at 4 pm. Please join us as we unite as one body of Christ, praying for the needs of our world.


Once Again Shoppe

The Once Again Shoppe is hoping to recruit some new volunteers.

Call 536-3620 for more information.



Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty

FBC needs a recruiter: this would be someone who would recruit walkers and sponsors and keep the congregation informed. Call Donna at 536-2683 if you can help.

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.


Blessed Are Those Who Need God.

Blessed are those who

Need Him enough

 to  Know Him enough

to Love Him enough

to Know He's enough.