224 Main Street                                                        March 11, 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.


Third Sunday of Lent


Prelude & Chimes


*Song of Praise          “Lord, Be Glorified”                            PB no. 31


Welcome & Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Enter and tell me, what are you looking for?

People: A taste of heaven; a little bit of hope.

Pastor: Then come on in. Get cozy. God is here.

People: God is with His people!

Pastor: Let's rejoice!

People: We rejoice!


*Hymn                        “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”          No. 260


Old Testament Reading        Psalm 25:1-7                          OT pg. 608


*Unison Prayer

Gracious God, so often we go through the familiar comfortable habits of life without ever thinking about what we are doing. Help us to stop, notice, take in, think, and fully appreciate what we are doing. We love you and we want everything that we do to enhance our connection and our relationship with you. Meet us where we are. Amen.


Solo                             “You've Got A Friend”              Shelley Bicksler                            


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                        “Holy, Holy”                                           No. 140     


Gospel Readings        Matthew 6:5-15                                      NT pg. 7


Sermon                  “Praying The Our Father”            Rev. Linda Foody                                      


*Hymn                        “Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart!”                  No. 145                





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


Lay Reader:                George Jensen

Greeter:                      Paul Nash

Ushers:                       George Jensen, Paul Nash, Charlie Miller,

                                    Greg Miller

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               Karen Rasmussen          Stacy Whitney  

Lewis Knecht                  Necia Smith                     Ellen & Tom Wilkie 


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

Happy Birthday to Tammy Miller!


Tuesday, March 13

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle

7 pm Wellspring Teen Bible Study


Wednesday, March 14

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

4 pm Backpack Program

6 pm Evening Food Distribution

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, March 15

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

Noon Lenten Lunch Speaker Series

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, March 16

8 am Wellspring Young Adult Bible Study

6 pm “Younger Somethings” at Rev. Foody's


Next Week's Theme:

Sermon Series: “Praying The Our Father”

March Coffee Hours: Diaconate


Church  News


Business Meeting

There will be a business meeting of the Penn Yan First Baptist Church on Sunday, March 25th, in the Sanctuary immediately following worship service. The purpose of this meeting will be to share information regarding the Search Committee's recommendation of Rev. Stephen M. Sanden to be our new pastor. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.


We are in the process of arranging a weekend where Rev. Sanden and his wife Karen will be here to meet our members and for Rev. Sanden to preach before the congregation. The vote to accept Rev. Sanden as our new minister will occur following the worship service in which Rev. Sanden preaches. Currently, the tentative dates for this event are April 15,  April 22. We will inform you of the date as soon as it is determined.

Thank You ~ Nancy Marion, Moderator


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! 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 broken her arm. Cards may be sent to:

2300 Airfield Lane, Midland, MI 48642.


Board of Mission

Missions receipts on March 4th were: Treasury - $346.50;

America for Christ - $380. The America for Christ total is: $390. Thank You.


ABW 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!!!



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                      2/19                 2/26               3/4

                                                   54                    45                 44

Current Expenses                 $413            $1,427           $2,554

BT&T                                      140               1,595               372

Total                                       $553           $ 3,022          $2,926


Community News


Lenten Lunches

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


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.


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




As  long  as  teachers  give  tests,

there  will  always  be  prayer  In  school!