224 Main Street                                                               April 22, 2012

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.


“Third Sunday of Easter”


Prelude ~ Chimes


*Song of Praise          “The Family of God”                             PB no. 76


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship                                                               


*Hymn                        “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”      No. 379


Scripture Reading                  Hebrews 11:1-3                        NT pg. 305


*Unison Prayer

Gracious Lord, we come this morning to give thanks that your love endures. We give you thanks that you are our strength and salvation. As we worship you, we humbly ask that you would give us a new heart and a new song of unconditional love. In Jesus' name. Amen.




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 sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.


Call to Offering


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


Scripture Reading                  2 Corinthians 1:3-6                NT pg. 239


Sermon                  “The God of All Comfort”       Rev. Steven Sanden              


*Hymn                        “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                  No. 276





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


Today's bulletin is dedicated in Loving Memory of Bob Fullagar

                                                              ~ by Mary Fullagar and Family


Pastor Candidate        Rev. Steven Sanden              

Lay Reader:                George Jensen        

Greeter:                      Paul Nash and Richard Davis    

Ushers:                       Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, Ed & Rita Castillo              

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:


Steve Davis                         Eleanor Lerch                Ramona Spencer

Connie Glover                     Mary Murphy                Marilyn (Tharp)

Michael McBride               Miriam Masteller          Emma Wheeler

Lewis Knecht                      Karen Rasmussen         Ellen & Tom Wilkie

Andrea LeClair                   Stacy Whitney     

The ABW Ministries Convention


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  

                                        Necia Smith                 Doris Barcliff            

                                        Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:            Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                        Irene Wachala            Dick Sharman       

                                        Willie Nelson

The Manor:                   Helena Cranmer         Margaret Hartwell

Geneva Living Ctr.       Fran Morse


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 Congregational meeting

Followed by Fellowship Hour / reception / refreshments

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, April 23

7 pm Community Chorus rehearsal

7 pm Council of Churches Meeting at The White Stone Chapel

Happy Birthday to Don Lawrence!


Tuesday, April 24

No Events scheduled

Happy Birthday to Kathryn Warren!


Wednesday, April 25

9 am Food for the Needy – set up for distribution

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Pack 44 Meeting

Happy Birthday to Bob Faery!


Thursday, April 26

9 am Food for the Needy -  set up

7 pm Boy Scouts Pack 44 Meeting


Friday, April 27

9 am Food for the Needy - distribution


Saturday, April 28

9:30 am Men of FBC Organizational Meeting


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“The Unstoppable Power of God” ~ Acts 4:5-12

(April Coffee Hour:Bd of Mission)


Church  News


After today’s service –

Congregational meeting for vote on Pastoral candidate -

Then please join us for refreshments in the great room following the meeting.


Calling All 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.



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


Missions Report

Mission Receipts for April 15th: For the Treasury: $131; Easter Offering: $100 (total of $633 toward a goal of $800); “Pennies” $22 (total of $108.46); The “Pennies” will be sent to Milly's Pantry at the end of the month. Any received after that will be sent in at the end of the year. Thank You.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                      4/1                    4/8                4/15  

                                                 60                     70                    50

Current Expenses            $3,848              $3,188             $1,018

BT&T                                 1,405                   210                  170

Total                                 $5,253              $3,398             $1,188



Community News


Community Supper

The Penn Yan United Methodist Church will hold their monthly

Free Community Supper on Tuesday, April 24th, from 5:30-7 pm.


Chicken Barbecue

The Yates County Relay for Life Team Footprints, will be having a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 5th, from 11 am until ? at the Lyon's National Bank parking lot. The complete dinner includes: 1/2 chicken, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, coleslaw, roll w/butter, dessert and beverage ALL for $8.50. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Thank you in helping us in our race to find a cure. For pre-sale tickets, please see Pam Scutt or Stan Ovens.


CROP Walk:    Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty

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 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.


~ ~ PYFBC ~ ~