224 Main Street                                                                April 10, 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.


“Fifth Sunday in Lent”

The Work of “The Resurrection and The Life”





*Song of Praise                      “He Touched Me”                   No. 64 PB    


Welcome & Announcements                                                                               


*Hymn                        “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”     No. 466                                                     


*Unison Invocation   


Our Father, the more we know of you, the more we realize we need to know you. We desire to know you well. We long for intimacy with you, so help us to keep from those temptations that hinder us from approaching you. Give us the desire to spend time with you and hear you speak to us. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Ezekiel 37:1-14                     Pg. 938 OT


Anthem                       “What the Future Hath”                     G. Brandon


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”             No. 316


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer                                                                                                                                                                                    


Scripture                     John 11:1-27                                      Pg. 140 NT



                                    “A Dead Man Lives”            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                        “Living for Jesus a Life That Is True”        Insert  



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


Lay Reader:               Shane Furman

Greeters:                    Ed & Rita Castillo

Ushers:                       Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Charlie Miller,

                                    Greg Miller, Paul Nelson,  Barbara 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:


Eva Jean Best                               Betty Johnson          Billie Potts

Shelley Bicksler                           Greg Marion             George Slocum

Meg Chaapel                                Robin Morse             Rene Willoughby

Shane Furman                               Mary Murphy

Mary Beth Greene                       Cindy Ovens

Family of Amber Hopkins            Keith Pierce  


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 am Deacon's Meeting

11 am Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring


Monday, April 11

7 pm Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Ralph Wilkes!


Tuesday, April 12

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle


Wednesday, April 13

4:30 pm Backpack program

6:30 pm  Evening Food Give Out

7 pm Prayer Meeting

Happy Birthday to April Colf!


Thursday, April 14

Noon Lenten Lunch at PYUMC

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, April 15

6 pm Kidz Klub

Happy Birthday to Shelley Bicksler!


Saturday, April 16

1 pm Prep for Easter Egg Hunt


Next Week's Message , Scripture and Theme:

“Prologue to Palm Sunday”

Matthew 21:1-11

Theme: The Work of Preparation for Palm Sunday


Church  News


Prayer Meeting:

Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the chapel.


Mary & Martha Circle - Tuesday, April 12

The Ladies Circle will meet on Tuesday at 10:30 am. Erma Mullins will lead devotions and Marge Cornell will bring a dessert to share. Bring your own sandwich for lunch.


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

Thanks to your generosity, our income towards our budget obligation on April 3, was $492, including $51 towards the Easter Offering goal of $400. Your generous contributions towards this offering will help us reach our basic and expanding giving goals. 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.

Planned activities are egg coloring and basket making!!


Coloring Easter Eggs

Volunteers are welcome to help color eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. We will meet at the church at 1 pm on Saturday, April 16.


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.


CROP Walk - Sunday, May 1

Just a few more weeks and the CROP Walk will be under way! Those interested in walking or sponsoring a walker should contact Eileen Modaffari, she and Christian are walking.

They do need sponsors!!!


Easter  Lilies

It's a tradition that every Easter season we adorn the sanctuary with Lilies. If you would like to place a flower 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. Bring your Easter flower to the church the week of April 18. All flowers will need to be at the church by Friday, April 22 at noon.  Please remember to label your plant with your name on the back or bottom of the plant for retrieval on Easter morning. Your request below should be in by Wednesday, April 20 for publication in the Easter Sunday bulletin.


Given by: _________________________________________

In memory of: ______________________________________

In honor of: ________________________________________


Community  News


Women's Palm Monday Breakfast

Ladies you are invited to this annual event host by Penn Yan United Methodist Church at 9 am on Monday, April 18. The speaker will be Ginny Johnson, a retired psychiatric nurse, new to our community. Her theme will be “God's Lessons”.  A soloist will add seasonal music. No reservation are required; a free will offering will be taken.


Understanding Medicare Workshop

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

Call 536-5515 to reserve


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.



A dorm sized refrigerator. Call Suzanne Richards at 536-2458.



Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                      3/20               3/27               4/3

                                                   50                  88                 67

 Current Expenses               $1,033           $1,388          $3,041

BT&T                                        610                426              374

Total                                     $1,643            $1,814         $3,415



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.


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