224 Main Street                                                                March 6, 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.


Preparing for Lent: Transfiguration Sunday





Song of Praise                 “The Bond of Love”                         On insert    


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Mission                                                              Ed Castillo


*Hymn                            “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”     No. 288                                                   


*Unison Invocation

Gracious God, we pray for your church that we may be one. Grant that by your grace,

we may serve you. Grant strength to do your will in all we undertake. Speak to us as

we worship you and serve you. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 99                                Pg. 660 OT


Anthem                       “Communion Hymn”           David Kellermeyer     


Children's Time                     


*Hymn                        “Fairest Lord Jesus”                              Pg. 306    


Scripture                     Acts 2:37-47                                      Pg. 160 NT


Sermon                       “Church Life”                    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                        “Let Us Break Bread Together”           No. 513

                                                                                                       vs. 1,2

Ordinance of the Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks and The Lord's Prayer


*Hymn                        “Let Us Break Bread Together”           No. 513       

                                                                                                          vs. 3




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


Lay Reader:               Anne Perry

Greeters:                    George & Joyce Slocum

Ushers:                       Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Erma Mullins,     

                                    Cheryl 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:


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 Adult Sunday School: God's Presence Comforts & Assures

3:45 & 4:30 Nursing home worship services: Rev. Burke leading. If anyone would like to go along, see Rev. Burke

5 pm Wellspring


Monday, March 7

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters


Tuesday, March 8

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle Meeting

1 pm Spiritual Development Course

7 pm Missions Meeting

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


Wednesday, March 9

4:30 pm Backpack program

6:30 pm Evening Food for the Needy

7 pm Small Group


Thursday, March 10

Noon Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, March 11

8 pm Wellspring Youth Gathering

Happy Birthday to Tammy Miller!

Saturday, March 12

AM-PM Wellspring Youth Gathering


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“Free and Faithful” Dealing with Temptation

Matthew 4:1-11


Church  News


Sledding Party!!!

The Miller's will host a sledding party today from 2-5 pm at their home in Branchport.

Young and the Young at Heart are welcome.


Update From the Board of Mission

To meet the Basic Mission Budget for February, we needed to receive $1416 ($1564 for the Expanded budget). We actually received $1,225.40. Our balance is $873.61. Our thanks to those who are keeping up their pledge.


Penn Yan Area CROP Walk

There will be a Recruiter meeting on Tuesday, March 15, from 7-9 pm at Bluff Point UMC. Sarah Stackhouse will present information about the CROP Walk and the projects it helps to fund worldwide to fight hunger and poverty and then to hand out materials and resources for the walk recruiters.


Last year, despite the bad economy, our community donated the largest amount ever to the CROP Walk, $15,039.75. Twenty-five percent of this amount was returned to our local area to fight hunger here at home in Yates Co.


The Walk will be held on Sunday, May 1. If you can be a recruiter for First Baptist contact Sarah Stackhouse at 536-9482 or


Utica Trip Delayed

There is still time to collect items for Utica. The trip has been delayed until possibly the end of March. Watch here for more info.


A Big THANK YOU to all those who helped last Saturday with the clean up of rooms and putting away of the Christmas decorations.

Thank you to Barbara Burke, Diane DeLooza, Christian Modaffari, Eileen Modaffari, and Sue Willson.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       2/13                 2/20               2/27 

                                                   48                    44                  60  

Current Expenses               $1,778                $745           $3,342

BT&T                                       775                   181                 95 

Total                                    $2,553                 $926          $3,437



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


Understanding Medicare Workshop

Monday, April 11, from 10am-noon Yates Co. Office Building

Call 536-5515 to reserve your seat.


The Food Pantry & Milly's Pantry Weekend Back Pack Program

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.


Every Wednesday evening from 4:45-5:30 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.



~ Lenten Lunch Speaker Series ~

Sponsored by the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches


Holy Ground”: Places in the Passion Story

Thursdays, March 10 – April 14 12 noon – 1 pm              

$6.00 each (payable at the door)

Penn Yan United Methodist Church


                                                          Date     Topic                                               Speaker______________

                                                          3/10      At The City Gates                         Adrienne Russell-PYUMC

                                                          3/17      In The Temple Courtyard             Paul Malles-1st Presbyterian

                                                          3/24      In An Upper Room                        Michele Fischer-St. Paul's Lutheran

                                                          3/31     Garden of Gethsemane                  Robert Ring-St. Michael's Cath.

                                                          4/7       In A Fortress Courtyard                Rich Norman-Whitestone Chapel

                                                          4/14     On A Hill Called Golgotha            Judy White-Bluff Point UMC



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. For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please speak with an usher for assistance.


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.


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