BULLETIN FOR MARCH 20, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
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”
*Hymn “The God of Abraham Praise” No. 488
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: 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 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!
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.
Rev. Burke will have prayer meetings on Wednesday nights at 7 pm, beginning March 30. Please join us for a time of prayer.
Understanding Medicare Workshop
Monday, April 11, from 10am-noon Yates Co. Office Building
Call 536-5515 to reserve your seat.
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.