BULLETIN FOR MARCH 13, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street March 13, 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.
Dealing With Temptation
First Sunday of Lent
Song of Praise “Seek Ye First” No. 71 PB
Welcome & Announcements
Moment for Mission Judi Gibbs
*Hymn “Alas, And Did My Savior Bleed” No. 78
Most merciful God, we confess we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.
Scripture Reading Psalm 121 Pg. 682 OT
Anthem “Freely, Freely” Carol Owens
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
*Hymn “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days” No. 81
Scripture Matthew 4:1-11 Pg. 4 NT
Sermon “Free and Faithful” 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 “Search Me, O God” On Insert
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Judi Gibbs
Greeters: Polly Logan & Paul & Cathy MacDougall
Ushers: Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Paul Nash,
Charlie Miller, Barbara Stewart
Pianist: Sheryl Robbins
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am – noon
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Richard D. Burke
2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan
Please be in Prayer for:
Shelley Bicksler Greg Marion
Meg Chaapel Mary Murphy
Shane Furman Keith Pierce
Amber Hopkins George Slocum
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
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
9 am Choir Practice
11 am Adult Sunday School: God's Presence Comforts & Assures
11:30 am Board of Trustees meeting
5 pm Wellspring
Tuesday, March 15
1 pm Spiritual Development Course
Wednesday, March 16
4:30 pm Backpack program
7 pm Small Group
Thursday, March 17
Noon Lenten Lunch at PYUMC
7 pm Boy Scouts
Friday, March 18
Happy Birthday to Charlie Miller!
Next Sunday we will receive the America for Christ Offering.
There will be a brief congregational business meeting on Sunday, March 27, immediately following the worship service.
Please have your articles in to the office by next Monday, March 21.
February Kidz Klub
Friday, February 25 @ 6pm
Finger Lakes Baptist Association Meeting
Today, Second Milo Baptist at 2:30 pm
An information session on the Missional Church Learning Experience will be held during today's meeting. A MCLE is a cluster of churches in an ABC region that form a Learning Community. How can we best fit in with God's mission in our rapidly changing culture? Each church involved forms a Mission team that receives training in basic missional church principles, and practices those principles by designing and implementing a small community project. Bring a dish to share and your own table service for supper and learn what this new program can mean for our church and community. If you would like to attend see the Castillo's as we may try to take the van.
New Member Classes
Have you ever thought about becoming a member of First Baptist, but just weren't sure what that meant or what it entailed? Come to the brief informational meeting on Sunday, March 27. We will meet immediately following the congregational business meeting.
Save the Date!
There will be a Church Fellowship Nite on Friday, April 8, at 6 pm. This night will feature a pasta dinner with salad and dessert.
Watch for more information!!!
Rev. Burke will hold prayer meetings on Wednesday nights at 7 pm, beginning March 30. Please join us for a time of prayer.
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.
Rev. Burke will be away
having cataract surgery and will return on Thursday, March 24. In his absence Rev. Don Lawrence will preach on Sunday, March 20.
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 County.
The CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, May 1. If you can be a recruiter for First Baptist contact Sarah Stackhouse at 536-9482.
The annual trip down the main gorge of Pine Creek, often referred to as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, is being planned. We need to know how many people would be interested in going. We are looking at April 2, and would need at least 10 people. Call the office by this Tuesday.
Lenten Lunch Speaker Series
“Holy Ground”: Places in the Passion Story
Sponsored by the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches
Thursdays, March 10 – April 14
12 noon – 1 pm
$6.00 each (payable at the door)
Penn Yan United Methodist Church
Lenten Lunch Topics
Date Topic Speaker______________
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
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 2/20 2/27 3/6
44 60 42
Current Expenses $745 $3,342
BT&T 181 95
Total $926 $3,437
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.
Religion is meant to be bread for daily use,
not cake for special occasions.