224 Main Street                                                                 May 13, 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          “Change My Heart, O God”                 PB no. 25


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Come and listen to what God's word teaches us!

People: We are here! We are listening!

Pastor: God's word invites us to be people of integrity!

People: What a challenge!

Pastor: Yes, to speak our truth, to stand by our word, to let our actions align with what we say is not easy!

People: Yet we realize that our lives and the lives of others would be much better. God give us the strength of character to be all that we can be!


*Hymn            “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”          No. 280     


Old Testament Reading        Proverbs 11:3                          OT pg. 703


*Unison Prayer

God of Integrity, we give thanks for your trustworthiness! You teach us what it means to be people of integrity. We want to be trustworthy, kind and full of good works. Help us to put aside our fear of being seen. Integrity does not mean that we are perfect, rather it means that we take responsibility for becoming our best selves. Amen.


Anthem                       “Family of Christ”    


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 Solo            “Mother”                                       Richard Davis


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                        “Live Into Hope”                                     No. 332


Old Testament Reading        Psalm 15                                  OT pg. 601


Sermon                        “Be A Person of Integrity”     Rev. Linda Foody  


*Hymn            “Lord, Who May Dwell Within Your House”    No. 164


*Benediction ~ *Postlude                                                  

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


The flowers on the altar are dedicated in Loving Memory of  Elsie “Peg” Pond and Edward Pond

       ~ From their children, grand children and 20 great grand children.


Lay Reader:                Greg Marion

Greeter:                     Richard Davis

Ushers:                      Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Paul Nash,
                                   Charlie Miller, Greg Miller

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) 

Marlene Guild                     Mary Murphy                Emma Wheeler

Connie Glover                     Miriam Masteller          Ellen & Tom Wilkie

 Michael McBride               Fran Morse                    Stacy Whitney

Andrea LeClair                   Karen Rasmussen

Family of Lewis Knecht


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:             Necia Smith                Kathryn Clayson       

                                    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



5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, May 14

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, May 15

June Newsletter articles are due today.

6 pm Lifecycle Workshop


Wednesday, May 16

4 pm Backpack Program

7 pm Executive Committee of the FL Assoc.

Happy Birthday to Trevor Conrad!


Thursday, May 17

7 pm Boy Scouts Troop 44 Meeting


Friday, May 18

Happy Birthday to Helena Cranmer!


Saturday, May 19

There will be several maintenance projects being done at the church


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“A Farewell Admonition” - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

(May Coffee Hours: Pastoral Relations Committee)


Church  News


Blanket Sunday is Today!!!

Church World Service Blanket program is about providing humanitarian assistance in emergency situations. The cost of a blanket is $5. 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.  


Lifecycle Workshop - May 15

The missing disk has arrived!!! Rev. Foody will present the last installment of this workshop at 6 pm on Tuesday, May 15th.

Come, pizza will be provided.


Farewell reception  - May 20

You are invited to join the FBC Diaconate in a farewell reception for Rev. Linda Foody next Sunday, May 20th,  immediately following the worship service. Thank you for your ministry, we will miss you!!!


Bd of Trustees - May 20

Just a reminder that the FBC Bd of Trustees will meet next Sunday, May 20, at 11:30 am.


Advisory Council - May 24

The next meeting of the Advisory Council will be Thursday, May 24th, at 7 pm.


Kidz Klub – May 25

Hey Kids, come join us on Friday, May 25th at 6 pm for our next Kidz Klub meeting. We will be planning our summer fund raiser!


Mission Receipts for May 6th were:

Treasury: $395            

America for Christ: $5 (total to date:$702.50)

Pennies: $171.05(total to date: $279.51)

Blanket Offering: $15 (total to date: $30)  6 blankets!

Thanks to your generous Easter Offering and April giving, we were able to pay $900 for United Mission Basics:

$250 for Camping Scholarships

$250 for Council of Churches dues and Jail Ministry

$200 for Rushville Health Center

$100 American Bible Society                          Thank You!



Wellspring Fellowship will be hosting a Leadership Conference here at FBC next week. Please be advised that they will be using the entire building Sunday evening May 20 through Tuesday evening May 22.


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.


Get To Know Our Missionaries

Take time to pick up a Missionary Profile card on the table at the rear of the sanctuary. Roberta Stephens missionary in Japan and Tim & Patti Long – Mexico. These cards will help you get-to-know them better and will help serve as reminders to keep them in prayer. FBC supports them both financially.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     4/22              4/29                 5/6 

                                                  79                  51                  50

Current Expenses             $1,274           $1,770           $3,102

BT&T                                     220                 152            1,397

Total                                   $1,494            $1,922         $4,499


Community News


Food for the Needy:

The food items requested for the month of May are tuna and pasta.


Backpack Program:

Cereal bars, granola bars, applesauce/fruit cups.



When God Created Mothers

by Erma Bombeck


Taken from the column of the late Erma Bombeck. She was a very funny lady, a gifted writer, and a devout Catholic. The following was her Mother's Day column for May 12, 1974.


When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of “overtime” when an angel appeared and said, “You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”


And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; have 180 movable parts... all replaceable; run on black coffee and leftovers; have a lap that disappears when she stands up; a kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair; and have six pairs of hands.”


The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands... no way.”


It's not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord. “It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”


“That's on the standard model?” asked the angel.


The Lord nodded. “One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks,'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here is the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and, of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching His sleeve gently, “Go to bed. Tomorrow...”


“I cant,” said the Lord, “I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick... can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger... and can get a nine-year-old to stand under a shower.”


The angel circled the model of the mother very slowly. “It's too soft,” she sighed.


“But she's tough!” said the Lord excitedly. “You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure.”


“Can it think?”


“Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.


Finally, the angel bent over and ran a finger across the cheek. “There's a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you You were trying to push too much into this model.”


“It's not a leak,” said the Lord. “It's a tear.”


“What's it for?”


“It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride.”


“You are a genius,” said the angel.


The Lord looked somber, “I didn't put it there,” He said.



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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