224 Main Street                                                                 April 1, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                              10:00 AM


Palm Sunday


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.


Prelude & Chimes


*Song of Praise   “Jesus, Name Above All Names”             PB no. 52


Welcome & Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor:  Hosanna in the Highest!

People: Christ is our Redeemer!

Pastor: May we forever praise Him!

People: A God who goes before us...

Pastor: A God of humility and love.

People: Hosanna in the Highest! Let us cry out clear and loud!


*Hymn                        “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”                  No. 88     


Old Testament Reading        Isaiah 50:4-9a                        OT pg. 797


*Unison Prayer

Our Humble and Willing Savior, how remarkable is your heart! With eyes wide open, you poured out your life on our behalf. From joyful praise to cruel end you held nothing back. We are not worthy of such love and yet you invite us to journey with you and to follow your example. You invite us to lay down our lives for each other and to forgive one another as you have forgiven us. Give us the strength and the courage to be worthy disciples. Amen.


Anthem                       “Why Does He Seem So Sad?”


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 debts as we forgive our debtors. 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            “An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare”          No. 94


Gospel Reading         Mark 11:1-11                                       NT pg. 64


Sermon        “From Celebration to Humiliation”       Rev. Linda Foody                                      


*Hymn                        “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”                    No. 92


The Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord's Table

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks





Lay Reader:                 Ed Castillo

Greeters:                     The Miller Family        

Ushers:                        Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,

                                     Erma Mullins, Pat Ames                 

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:

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


Steve Davis                       Lewis Knecht                    Ramona Spencer

Connie Glover                  Andrea LeClair                 Marilyn (Tharp)

Betty Johnson                   Miriam Masteller             Emma Wheeler

Eleanor Lerch                   Michael McBride             Stacy Whitney

Mary Murphy                   Fran Morse                      Ellen & Tom Wilkie 

Family of Jerome Lerch


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

                                    Necia Smith

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

1 pm Easter Egg Hunt

5 pm Wellspring Service

Happy Birthday to Milly Bloomquist!


Monday, April 2

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, April 3

8:30 am Wellspring Discipleship

3:30 pm Bd of Mission Meeting

7 pm Wellspring Bible Study

7 pm Diaconate


Wednesday, April 4

8:30 am Wellspring Discipleship

4 pm Backpack Program

7 pm Habitat for Humanity Meeting


Thursday, April 5

8:30 am Wellspring Discipleship

7 pm Boy Scouts

7 pm Maundy Thursday Service


Friday, April 6

8:30 am Wellspring Discipleship

9am – Noon Sanctuary open for personal prayers


Saturday, April 7

Happy Birthday to Brittany Griffin!


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“The Triumphant Power of God”

April Coffee Hours:Bd of Mission


Church  News


Easter Egg Hunt – today!

1 pm at the Yates County Courtyard

There will be prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

We hope to see kids there from toddlers to 5th grade.


Holy Week Services:

Women's Palm Monday Breakfast at PYUMC-9:00 am

FBC Maundy Thursday – Re-enactment & Communion 7:00 PM

FBC Good Friday 9AM-Noon – Sanctuary open for personal prayers

PYUMC Good Friday Service – 7:30 pm

St. Mark's Episcopal Good Friday Service – 12 Noon, 5:30 pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Good Friday Service – 7:00 pm

St. Mark's Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm

Easter Sunrise Service  Lakeside at Indian Pines Park  7:00AM

FBC Easter Traditional Service 10:00 AM


Visiting Candidate

Rev. Sanden and his wife Karen will be here to meet our members on the weekend of April 21-22, 2012. There will be an informal open house from 3-5 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2012 for members to come and meet Rev. Sanden and Karen. Rev. Sanden will be conducting the worship service on April 22, 2012. The vote to accept Rev. Sanden as our new minister will occur following the worship service in which Rev. Sanden preaches. You must be a member to cast a ballot. Thank you.


Greeters/Lay Readers

Richard Davis has the opportunity to organize people to serve as greeters and lay readers for our worship services. Please see him after the service to provide him with your phone number and let him know if he can call you occasionally to minister in this way.



Clean rags and old towels for our cleaning service. You may leave them with the office. Thank You.


Attention Men

We are interested in establishing a Men of FBC group. There will be an organizational meeting of all interested men on Saturday, April 28, at 9:30 am at our church. Coffee and donuts will be provided. We hope to see all men of the church at this meeting.


Missions Report

Treasury Receipts - $1085; Payments: United Mission Basics - $900, America for Christ Offering total $687.50, Penny Project - $98.46.

The Easter Offering stands at $10. The current treasury balance is $982.53. We were not able to pay the Council of Churches Dues and Jail Ministry contribution ($250). Thank you to those who have kept up their pledges and contributions. Please remember that a generous Easter Offering will allow us to meet our budgeted obligations.


Investment Committee

There will be a meeting of the Investment Committee on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 pm. We will discuss and develop policy.


Easter Lilies

It's that time of year again when we decorate our sanctuary with beautiful Easter flowers. If you would like to place a flower in honor and/or in memory of a loved one, we ask that you purchase your own flower and bring it to the sanctuary by Friday, April 6. Please remember to label your plant on the back or bottom for easy retrieval on Easter morning. If you wish to give flowers in honor or memory of a loved one, please provide the following information to the church office. Information must be received by Wednesday, April 4 in order to have your information printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin.

Given by:______________________________________

In Memory of: __________________________________

In Honor of: ____________________________________ 


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                 3/11             3/18             3/25

                                                 43                                       55

Current Expenses            $1,118           $1,376           $2,280

BT&T                                      60                283                350

Total                                 $1,178           $1,659            $2,630



Community News


CROP Walk: Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty

It's time for the annual CROP Walk. This year's CROP Walk will be held May 6, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church beginning at 1 pm. There is a five mile route and a one mile Golden Mile route. We need walkers as well as sponsors. The CROP Walk helps support the International Relief and Development work of Church World Service as well as local hunger-fighting efforts. Please give prayerful consideration in your help in this endeavor. Please contact the church office (536-9821) for donation envelopes and for more information.


Food for the Needy

Non-perishable foods such as pasta, pasta sauces, peanut butter, cereals, canned vegetables, and fruits are always needed. Thanks to everyone for contributing to this program to help feed the hungry in our area. Helpers are always welcomed. Distributions take place the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-7 pm and the last Friday of the month from 9 am – noon.


Backpack Program

Sends easy to prepare foods home with school age children to keep them fed over the weekends. Foods such as: breakfast/cereal/snack bars, crackers, macaroni & cheese, instant oatmeal, cereals are always needed. Volunteers are always welcomed on Wednesdays at

4 pm to help pack.


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.


Spring  has  sprung.


Will  your  faith  blossom?