224 Main Street                                                              March 20, 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.


“Second Sunday in Lent”




“Song of Praise”                    “Morning Has Broken”               No. 469


Welcome & Announcements                                                                               


*Hymn                                  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”          No. 276                                           


*Unison Invocation  and Lord's Prayer


            God of power and mercy, through the Passion and Resurrection of your Son you have freed us from the bonds of death and the anguish of separation from you. Be with us on our pilgrimage, and help us offer you a sacrifice of praise, fulfill our vows, and glorify you in the presence of all your people. This we ask in the name of Jesus, who taught us to pray, saying,

“Our Father, who are in heaven... Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Genesis 17:1-7                         Pg. 16 OT


Anthem           “O How Happy Are They Who The Savior Obey” 

                                                                                         Robert Hughes


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “The God of Abraham Praise”                No. 488


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture                     Romans 4:13-25                                Pg. 206 NT


Sermon           “You Have Been Accepted”            Rev. Don Lawrence




*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                        “O God of Earth and Space”                   No. 274





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


Lay Reader:               Eileen Modaffari

Greeters:                    Barbara Gage & Pat Ames

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens and Clifford LeBarr                                                                      

Pianist:                        Barbara Stewart

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                            Greg Marion  

Meg Chaapel                                 Robin Morse

Shane Furman                               Mary Murphy

Amber Hopkins                            Keith Pierce

                                                      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


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



9 am Choir Practice

11 am Adult Sunday School:

2 Pm Finger Lakes Assoc. Meeting at 2nd Milo Baptist Church

5 pm Wellspring


Monday, March 21

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

April Newsletter: articles due to the office by tomorrow, March 21.


Tuesday, March 22

1 pm Spiritual Development Course


Wednesday, March 23

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

4:30 pm Backpack program

Happy Birthday to Richie Taylor!


Thursday, March 24

9 am Food for the Needy – packing boxes

Noon Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, March 25
9 am Food for the Needy - distribution


Saturday, March 26

Happy Birthday to Tom Burke!


Next Week's Message & Scripture:

“Who Would Have Thought It”

John 4:5-42

Theme: Seeing Through God's Eyes


Church  News


Official Notice

There will be a brief congregational business meeting next Sunday, March 27, immediately following the worship service.


New Member Classes

Come to the brief  informational meeting next Sunday, March 27. We will meet immediately following the congregational business meeting.


Security & Safety Committee

There will be a brief meeting on Sunday, March 27, immediately following the congregational meeting, to establish the day and time for  the Security & Safety meetings. Those serving on this committee include: Barbara Burke, Don Lawrence, Eileen Modaffari, Barb Stewart, and Rick Willson. 


February Kidz Klub - Friday, February 25 @ 6pm

This month we will have a Movie Nite, showing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Wear your jammies and bring a pillow and blanket. There will be snacks too! Volunteers are welcome. Contact Eileen Modaffari if you are able to help.


Search Committee/Trustees Meeting - Sunday, April 3

Preparing the new pastor's compensation package is the order of this meeting that will be held on the 2nd floor alcove meeting area at 11:30 am.


Dinner Is On Us!

There will be a Church Fellowship Nite on Friday, April 8, at 6:30 pm. This night will feature a pasta dinner with salad and dessert. There is no charge so please plan to join us for an evening of good food, fun and fellowship.


Prayer Meetings

Rev. Burke will have prayer meetings on Wednesday nights at 7 pm, beginning March 30. Please join us for a time of prayer.


Community  News


Understanding Medicare Workshop

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

Call 536-5515 to reserve your seat.


Giving Back!!!

People of any age with a heart for serving/giving back are welcome on  Wednesday evening from 4:45-5:30 at FBC when we (The Food for the Needy) pack food for backpacks. Also you can join us next week, March 23, 24, 25 Wed-Fri at 8:30 am to help with the monthly food distribution.    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


“Holy Ground”:  Places in the Passion Story

Sponsored by the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches



              12 noon – 1 pm               

   $6.00 each (payable at the door)

Penn Yan United Methodist Church


Date     Topic                                       Speaker______________

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?                      2/27                3/6                 3/13

                                                    60                 42                    58

Current Expenses               $3,342          $1,011              $2,539

BT&T                                         95               739                   340

Total                                     $3,437         $1,750               $2,879


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.