224 Main Street                                                        April 29, 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.


Prelude & Chimes


*Song of Praise   “Jesus, Name Above All Names”      PB no. 52 (3X)


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: My Friends, God is good! He provides all that we need and more!

People: God has heard our prayers! He is sending us a new pastor!

Pastor: This is a time to celebrate! Your hard work has been rewarded.

People: There is much work for us to still do.

Pastor: Yes, this is true. God wants to use you to further His kingdom!

People: We are ready and willing servants!


*Hymn                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”          No. 267


*Unison Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, spring is here and there are signs of new life everywhere! You are doing something new in us too. Prepare our hearts and our minds for the work that lies ahead. Open us to the moving of your Spirit! May your power be unstoppable in our lives! Amen.


Solo                                         “I'll Fly Away”                    Greg Marion


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.


Offertory Solo                “Holy, Holy, Holy”               Richard Johnson


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            “That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright”           No. 121


New Testament Reading       Acts 4:5-12                              NT pg. 162


Sermon        “The Unstoppable Power of God”          Rev. Linda Foody              


*Hymn                        Thine Is the Glory”                                 No. 122   






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


Lay Reader:                Barb Stewart     

Greeter:                      Matt Scutt  

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cheryl Stewart, Erma Mullins, 

                                    Brittany Griffin            

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              Marilyn (Tharp)

Connie Glover                    Mary Murphy               Emma Wheeler

Michael McBride               Miriam Masteller       Ellen & Tom Wilkie

Lewis Knecht                     Karen Rasmussen          Stacy Whitney

Andrea LeClair   

Family of  Ramona Spencer                    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  Leaders

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.



This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



11 am Adult Sunday School

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, April 30

2 pm Memorial Service for Ramona Spencer

7 pm Community Chorus rehearsal


Tuesday, May 1

7 pm Diaconate Meeting


Wednesday, May 2

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, May 3

National Day of Prayer

3:30 pm Bd of Mission Meeting

7 pm Boy Scouts Troop 44 Meeting

Happy Birthday to Lyle Conrad & Paul Nash!


Friday, May 4

No events scheduled


Saturday, May 5

8:30 am ABW Spring Rally

Happy Birthday to Ethel Clancy!


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“Fulfill Your Ministry” - John 3:1-17

(May Coffee Hours: Pastoral Relations Committee)



Church  News


ABW Association Spring Rally - Saturday, May 5

All ladies of the church are invited to attend the ABW Spring Rally of the Finger Lakes Association to be held here at our church on Saturday, May 5th. There will be a continental breakfast at 8:30 am. Cindy Ovens and Erma Mullins are organizing that. Ask them how you can help. There will be a program of “Psalms and Songs of Praise”, led by Diane DeLooza and Sheryl Robbins. All we need for that is for you to come and help us make a joyful noise! We are the hostesses – let's have a good representation from our local ABW group.


Chicken Barbecue - Saturday, May 5

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.


Mary & Martha Circle - Tuesday, May 8

The ladies of the church are invited to join us for our annual luncheon at the Antique Inn. See Erma Mullins or Marge Cornell if your are interested in joining us.


Blanket Sunday is May 13

Church World Service Blanket program is about providing humanitarian assistance in emergency situations. The cost of a blanket is $5 and our goal is to supply 70 blankets. For every $5 donation that comes in we will add a heart to the blanket that is on display. Let's PUT OUR CARING INTO ACTION AND BLANKET THE WORLD WITH LOVE! 


Missions Report

Mission Treasury Income on April 22nd was $217.

Today is the LAST Sunday to turn in your “pennies” for the spring contribution for the Backpack Program at Milly's Pantry. Later contributions will be sent in at the end of the year. The total to date is $108.46. Thank You.


Thank You to:

** Rev. Foody for leading the Lifecycle of the Church Workshop

**Stan Ovens & Richard Johnson and those who helped with the Lenten Lunches

**Shelly Bicksler and all who assisted with the Easter Egg Hunt

**The Board of Missions for April Coffee Hour refreshments


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     4/8                 4/15               4/22

                                                 70                    50                 79

Current Expenses            $3,188             $1,018          $1,274

BT&T                                    210                  170               220

Total                                 $3,398             $1,188          $1,494



Community News


CROP Walk - Next Sunday at 1:30 pm

If you would like to make a contribution towards this event see a member of the Missions Board.


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.


Be faithful in small things -

because it is in them that your strength lies.


                                                             ~ MotherTeresa