224 Main Street                                                                  April 3, 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.


“Fourth Sunday in Lent”

“The Work of the Gentle Healer”





*Song of Praise                      “Open Our Eyes Lord”            No. 59 PB   


Welcome & Announcements


*Hymn                                    “Amazing Grace”                        No. 280  


*Unison Invocation   

Almighty God, open our hearts by your grace that in our uncertain lives

we may fight the good fight, see your will for us and find our rest in you.

In Jesus' name we pray. Amen


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 23                                Pg. 607 OT


Anthem                       “Communion Hymn”       David M. Kellermeyer


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “There Is a Balm in Gilead”                   No. 394


Pastoral Prayer 


Scripture                     John 9:1-12                                        Pg. 137 NT


Sermon                       “Blind But Now I See”        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                        “Let Us Break Bread Together”              No. 513

                                                                                                       vs 1, 2

Ordinance of the Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks & the Lord's Prayer


*Hymn                        “Let Us Break Bread Together”              No. 513

                                                                                                           vs 3





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


Today bulletin is in memory of Eleanor LeGro.

~ Nina Swarthout


Lay Reader:               Cristine Conklin

Greeters:                    Joni Campbell, Gary & Keith Fuller

Ushers:                        Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Erma Mullins,          

                                     Cheryl Stewart                                                                    

Organist:                    Sheryl Robbins

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

Cristine Conklin                            Mary Murphy

Shane Furman                                Keith Pierce

The Family of 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



This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



9 am Choir Practice

11 am Adult Sunday School

11 am Membership Class

11:30 am Search Committee/Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring


Monday, April 4

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, April 5

6:30 pm Diaconate Supper Meeting

7 pm Bd of Missions


Wednesday, April 6

4:30 pm Backpack program

7 pm Prayer Meeting


Thursday, April 7

Noon Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

7 pm Bd of Christian Ed. Meeting

7 pm Boy Scouts

Happy Birthday to Brittany Griffin!


Friday, April 8

6:30 pm All Church Italian Dinner Night


Saturday, April 9

9 am – 3 pm Keuka Quilters

Happy Birthday to Alice Wise!


Next Week's Message , Scripture and Theme:

“A Dead Man Lives”

John 11:1-45

Theme: The Work of “The Resurrection and The Life”



Church  News


Search Committee/Trustees Meeting

Today, 11:30 am

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



Tuesday, April 5 @ 6:30 pm

Members of the Diaconate you are invited to attend a special dinner just for YOU! Bring a dish to share, dessert and beverages will be provided. The evening focus will be on a workshop and monthly meeting.


All Church Fellowship Supper!!!   Please Come!

Friday, April 8, 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! There is a sign up sheet in the foyer.


Prayer Meeting:

Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the chapel.


Please Be Aware

There have been some concerns raised for the security of the building. When you or your group leaves, please appoint someone to check the bathrooms for lights and running water, check all areas for lights, unsecured doors etc. Upon leaving the main door, please turn and give the door a final pull to be sure that it has latched properly.


From the Bd. Of Missions

To date, the America for Christ Offering total is $757.

To meet our budget needs for the first quarter we should have received $4602 (or $5083 to meet the expanded budget.) We actually received $4442.43. Our balance is currently $778.39. You can help us make up this deficit and help us meet the budget adopted in January by giving generously to the Easter Offering. Thank You.


Be Our Eyes and Ears

You are invited to report any safety issues to the office at 536-9821, and they will be forwarded on to the Safety & Security Committee.


Be Advised

Should you come to the church office during business hours

(9am-Noon) and find the door locked, use the door bell to alert the secretary that you need to enter.


April Kidz Klub

Friday, April 15

This night will be an Easter Theme. Kids in grades 3-8 are welcome. Volunteers are welcome! See Eileen Modaffari for more information.


Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 17

Volunteers are needed for this fun event as well as coloring the eggs beforehand. See Shelley Bicksler for more information.


Easter  Lilies

It's a tradition that every Easter season we adorn the sanctuary with Lilies. If you would like to place a plant in the sanctuary for the Easter Season in memory or in honor of the special people in your lives please fill out the portion below and put it in the offering plate or you may bring it to the church office. Your request should be in by Wednesday, April 20 for publication in the Easter Sunday bulletin.

Given by: _____________________________________

In memory of: __________________________________

In honor of: _____________________________________


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     3/13                  3/20               3/27

                                                 58                     50                  88

Current Expenses               $2,539              $1,033           $1,388

BT&T                                        340                  610                426

Total                                     $2,879             $1,643            $1,814



Community  News


Understanding Medicare Workshop

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

Call 536-5515 to reserve your seat.


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.



If   you  find  yourself  with  time  on  your  hands,

put  'em  together  and  pray.