224 Main Street                                                                April 17, 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.


Palm Sunday




*Song of Praise                      “Majesty”                               PB No. 74


Welcome & Announcements                                                                               


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


Call to Worship

            Leader:   Lift up your heads, O you gates;

            People:   be lifted up, you ancient doors,

                           that the King of glory may come in.

            Leader:  Who is this King of glory?

            People:  The Lord  strong and mighty,

                           the Lord mighty in battle.

            Leader:  Lift up your heads, O you gates;

            People:  Lift them up, you ancient doors,

                           that the King of glory may come in.

            Leader:  Who is is he, this King of glory?

            People:  The Lord Almighty-

                           he is the King of glory.                                                                                




Scripture Reading                  Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29           Pg. 675 OT


Anthem                       “Why Does He Seem So  Sad?”    H. Livingston


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”                        No. 89


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer                                                                                                                                                                                    


Gospel Reading         Matthew 21:1-11                                 Pg. 30 NT


Sermon           “Prologue to Palm Sunday”             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                        “Baptized In Water”                                No. 492

                                                                                                   vs. 1 & 2

Baptism                      Richard Davis

                                    Erik Miller


*Hymn                        “Baptized In Water”                                No. 492                                 

                                                                                                          vs. 3                                                                                          




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


Lay Reader:               Nancy Marion

Greeters:                    Jennifer Slocum & Brittany Griffin

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr          

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

1 pm Easter Egg Hunt

5 pm Wellspring

Happy Birthday to Ralph Clancy!


Monday, April 18

7 pm Community Chorus


Wednesday, April 20

May Newsletter articles are due

7 pm Prayer Meeting


Thursday, April 21

7:30 pm Maundy Thursday Service

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, April 22

12:00 Noon Good Friday Ecumenical Service


Saturday, April 23

Happy Birthday to Don Lawrence!


Next Week's Message , Scripture and Theme:

“Mary Magdalene's Day”

John 20:1-18

Theme: The Good News of Easter




Maundy Thursday

April 21, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary


Good Friday Ecumenical Service

April 22, at Noon in the Sanctuary


Easter Sunrise Service

April 23, at 7:00 AM at Indian Pines Park


Easter Morning Traditional Service

April 23, at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary


Church  News


Thank You!

Thank you all so very much for all of your cards, prayers, visits and caring of my family during my illness, surgery and recovery. Our church family is such a blessing to us!!! Thank you.


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.


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).


Community  News


Women's Palm Monday Breakfast - Monday, April 18

Ladies you are invited to this annual event hosted by Penn Yan United Methodist Church at 9 am.  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 reservations are required; a free will offering will be taken.


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.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     3/27              4/3                  4/10

                                                  88                67                    61

 Current Expenses               $1,388          $3,041            $2,017

BT&T                                       426                374              1,220

Total                                    $1,814           $3,415            $3,237


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.



~ ~ ~ Worry  ends  where  faith  begins. ~ ~ ~