224 Main Street                                                        May 6, 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          “Make Me a Blessing”                        PB no. 10


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Come and gather. Listen to God's Word!

People: We are here! Ready and listening!

Pastor: Do you know that God has given you gifts to be shared with all?

People: We know the Scriptures tell us this, but we are not always confident!

Pastor: Sometimes humility means that we must trust God's Word and step out in faith!

People: Here we are God! Help us encourage one another by affirming each others gifts and trusting that your power rests upon us!


*Hymn            “Called as Partners in Christ's Service”           No. 343     


Gospel Reading         John 3:1-7                                           NT pg. 126    


*Unison Prayer

Magnificent God, You have created flaming sunsets and peaceful valleys. You have created beautiful butterflies and massive dinosaurs! Your creativity is unsurpassed! You have created each of us and said, “It Is Good!” Help us to see the GOOD that You see in us! Help us to claim our gifts so that we may fully blossom into the people that You desire for us to be! Amen.


Anthem                       “Come Unto Me”


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 debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.




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                        “Here I Am, Lord”                                  No. 525


Old Testament Reading        Isaiah 6:1-8                            OT pg. 749


Sermon                       “Fulfill Your Ministry”           Rev. Linda Foody              


*Hymn                        “I Danced in the Morning”                    No. 302


*Benediction ~ *Postlude                                                  

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


Lay Reader:                Rita Castillo

Greeter:                      Richard Davis

Ushers:                       Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,

                                    Erma Mullins, Pat Ames

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                     Fran Morse                    Stacy Whitney  

Andrea LeClair                  Karen Rasmussen                     

                                   Family of  Ramona Spencer


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


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and  Leaders


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



11 am Adult Sunday School

1:30 pm CROP Walk at First Presbyterian

5 pm Wellspring Service

Happy Birthday to Erma Mullins!


Monday, May 7

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus trehearsal

Happy Birthday to Ed Castillo!


Tuesday, May 8

Noon Mary & Martha Circle Lunch at Antique Inn


Wednesday, May 9

4 pm Backpack Program

6 pm Evening Food Distributions

6:30 pm Cub Scout Pack 44


Thursday, May 10

7 pm Bd of Christian Education Meeting

7 pm Boy Scouts Troop 44 Meeting


Friday, May 11

No events scheduled


Saturday, May 12

9:30 am  FBC Men's Group


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“Be A Person of Integrity” ~ Psalm 15

(May Coffee Hours: Pastoral Relations Committee)


Church  News


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 today  if your are interested in joining us.


Blanket Sunday is May 13

We know more disasters will occur. Let's work together to put faith and compassion into action – so that there is help there when it's needed most. Church World Service Blanket program is about providing humanitarian assistance in emergency situations. The cost of a blanket is $5.  For every $5 donation that comes in we will add a heart to the blanket that is on display.


Missions Report

The Missions receipts for April 30th were:

Treasury - $470                   Easter Offering - $55 ($688 to date)

Blanket Offering - $15 = 3 blankets!

Thank you for your generosity               


Thank You

The family of Ramona Spencer thanks each of you for your prayers, cards, kindness to her and to us during her illness and at the time of her death. Thanks also for the nice reception following her memorial service. May the Lord bless you. You are dear friends!


FBC Men's Group

The next meeting of the newly formed Men's Group will be on Saturday, May 12th at 9:30 am. Coffee and donuts will be provided. We had a nice turnout for the first meeting; if you didn't make it that's okay, join us anytime!


Relay for Life!

Once again the Footprints Team will be selling luminarias for the Relay for Life. This year's walk will be held on June 2nd and 3rd at the Fireman's Field. Our team will be selling luminarias for the next two Sundays for $5.00 each. They will be made in honor or in memory of someone whose life has been touched by cancer. Please stop by the Great Room following the service if you are interested in purchasing one. Your past support has been so generous – we truly appreciate your help as you join us in the race to find a cure for cancer.    ~ Thank you, Pam, Stan and Brittany.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     4/15                4/22               4/29

                                                   50                   79                  51

Current Expenses             $1,018            $1,274           $1,770

BT&T                                      170                220                 152

Total                                   $1,188           $1,494            $1,922


Flushing Away Our Pride

Cleaning portable toilets seems like a pretty undesirable occupation to most Americans. Cleaners use a tank and a vacuum to suck out the waste, and then they wash everything down with a high-pressure hose. Although we sometimes tend to look down on those who make a living by cleaning portable toilets, these workers can make up to $50,000 a year – better than many office jobs!


God calls us to be humble in all that we do, and to put others before ourselves. True humility is not in the act of denying ourselves creature comforts. Rather, it is the act of being a blessing to others by serving them. Proverbs 15:33b (NIV) tells us: “Humility come before honor.” In order to receive honor from God, we must sacrifice our time and desires for the sake of others. God does not care if we clean portable toilets or if we are the CEO of a huge corporation, as long as he is glorified. We need to stop worrying about how the world views us. Instead, we should strive to win God's favor by working to the best of our abilities in whatever occupation God has given us.


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.




I come to the garden alone

while the dew is still on the roses

and the voice I hear

falling on my ear

the Son of God discloses.


And he walks with me and he talks with me

and he tells me I am his own

and the joy we share as we tarry there

none other has ever known.


He speaks and the sound of his voice

is so sweet the birds hush their singing

and the melody that he gave to me

within my heart is ringing.



I'd stay in the garden with him

though the night around me be falling

but he bids me go

through the voice of woe

his voice to me is calling.





Soft as the voice of an angel

breathing a lesson unheard

hope with a gentle persuasion

whispers her comforting word;

Wait till the darkness is over

wait till the tempest is done

hope for the sunshine tomorrow

after the shower is gone.


Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice

making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.


If in the dusk of the twilight

dim be the region afar

will not the deepening darkness

brighten the glimmering star?

Then when the night is upon us

why should the heart sink away

when the dark midnight is over

watch for the breaking of day.



Hope, as an anchor so steadfast

rends the dark veil for the soul

whither the Master has entered

robbing the grave of its goal;

Come then oh come, glad fruition

come to my sad weary heart

Come O Thou blest hope of glory

never oh never depart.




God wants to be a part of every

little bitty

teeny tiny

itsy bitsy

thing in your day!