BULLETIN FOR APRIL 3, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
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
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
*Hymn “There Is a Balm in Gilead” No. 394
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
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks & the Lord's Prayer
*Hymn “Let Us Break Bread Together” No. 513
*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,
Organist: Sheryl Robbins
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.