BULLETIN FOR MARCH 18, 2012
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetMarch 18, 2012
10:00 AM Yan, New York
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.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Prelude & Chimes
*Song of Praise “Open Our Eyes, Lord” PB no. 59
Welcome & Announcements
*Call to Worship
Pastor: Open my eyes to peaceful things in life. Songs of peace. Seeds of understanding. Goodness in all people. The spirit of each human being I encounter today.
People: Open my eyes to the world around me. Needs around me. Dangers of injustice and misunderstanding. People we need to understand. The hunger and thirst of our sisters and brothers.
Pastor: Open my eyes to all the people God loves. All the species God cares about on this earth. The beauty and abundance of God's creation. The grandeur of God's creation in every person, place and thing.
People: Open my eyes to love around us. The face of God in those we meet. The divine source of goodness in all people. The good that is available everywhere. The power of forgiveness.
All: Guide me so that I don't stand idly by. Guide me to help according to Your will. Open my eyes to see that I can make a difference in my church, in my neighborhood and in my community.
*Hymn “What Wondrous Love Is This” No. 85
Old Testament Reading Psalm 86 OT pg. 652
Loving and Compassionate God, all around us is need. We either close our eyes to the pain around us or we find ourselves overwhelmed by the great needs that we see. Give us hearts of compassion to see what is in front of us. Give us love that we might reach out in love. Give us peace so that we are not overwhelmed, but that instead we might trust you to give us the courage and fortitude to accomplish what your Spirit guides us to do, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
” Lonesome Valley
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.
*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 “Open My Eyes That I May See” No. 324
Gospel Reading Mark 10:46-52 NT pg. 64
Sermon “Open My Eyes” Rev. Linda Foody
*Hymn “Spirit of the Living God” No. 322
Lay Reader: Erma Mullins
Greeter: Richard Davis
Ushers: Stan Ovens, Clifford LeBarr
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody 2215
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Steve Davis Lewis Knecht Ramona Spencer
Connie Glover Andrea LeClair Marilyn (Tharp)
Betty Johnson Miriam Masteller Emma Wheeler
Mary Murphy Michael McBride Stacy Whitney
Ellen & Tom Wilkie
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox –
Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House,
ClarkMeadows: Ralph Wilkes
: Alice Wise Summit
ClintonCrest: Barcliff Kathryn Clayson Burton
DorisBarcliff Margaret Drakely
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
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 Charlie Miller!
Monday, March 19
April Newsletter articles are due
Tuesday, March 20
4:45 pm Pastoral Relations Meeting
7 pm Advisory Council
7 pm Wellspring Teen Bible Study
Wednesday, March 21
Service ARC Church
4 pm Backpack Program
Thursday, March 22
Noon Lenten Lunch Speaker Series
6:30 pm Choir Meeting
7 pm Boy Scouts
Friday, March 23
Happy Birthday to Richie Taylor!
There will be a business meeting of the
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. Penn Yan First Baptist Church
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
The support group has been temporarily discontinued.
There will be a brief meeting of the Advisory Council this Tuesday, March 20, at 7 pm in the Library.
The next monthly choir meeting will be this Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 pm.
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.
Please note that the Trustees board meeting will be held on the LAST Sunday in March (25th).
American Baptist Women's Ministries of NYS
Gathering Annual Women & Girls State
“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!!!
Lenten Lunches – at our church at noon
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.
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. First Baptist Church
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.
God Reigns and the Son Shines!!!