224 Main Street                                                                May 20, 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          The Bond of Love”                              PB no. 11

Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Come and let us celebrate the time together that we have shared!

People: There is an appointed time for everything.

Pastor: Yes, that is true. There is a time to say hello and a time to say good-bye.

People: In saying good-bye, we acknowledge the value in what we have shared!

Pastor: In saying good-bye, we acknowledge the feelings that we have, both good and bad.

People: In saying good-bye, we acknowledge that God is at work and we hope for a bright future!

All: May God be with each of us accomplishing His goodwill in our lives!


*Hymn                   “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”       No. 376         


Old Testament Reading        Psalm 146                                OT pg. 692


*Unison Prayer

Sovereign God, we acknowledge your presence with us each day. We are blessed!  We express our gratitude for the time that we have shared together as Pastor and congregation knowing that You order our steps. We ask each other for forgiveness for any mistakes that we have made. We acknowledge that today our relationship as Pastor and congregation comes to an end. We forgive one another and release each other from all resentments, so that we may each be free to move forward trusting that our time together and our parting are pleasing to God.  Amen.


Anthem                       “Go In Peace”           


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


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                             “Help Us Accept Each Other”                No. 358


New Testament Reading - I Corinthians 16:13-14                         NT pg. 237


Sermon                              “A Farewell Admonition”                      Rev. Linda Foody


Vows of Release                                                                               On Insert


*Hymn               “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”              No. 540


*Benediction   ~ *Postlude   


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


Lay Reader:                Erma Mullins

Greeters:                    Russ & Judi Scheel

Ushers:                       Stan & Cindy Ovens & Cliff LeBarr
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         Jean Brewer

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



11 am Farewell Reception for Rev. Foody

11:30 am Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Service

Happy Birthday to Kathie Lawrence!


Monday, May 21

All Day – Wellspring Conference

7 pm Community Chorus

7 pm Council of Churches meeting at Bluff Pt. UMC


Tuesday, May 22

All Day – Wellspring Conference

Happy Birthday to Janice Knecht!


Wednesday, May 23

9 am Food for the Needy Set-up

4 pm Backpack Program

Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar and Jennifer Slocum!


Thursday, May 24

9 am Food for the Needy Set-up

7 pm Advisory Council Meeting

7 pm Boy Scouts Troop 44 Meeting


Friday, May 25

9 am Food for the Needy distribution

6 pm Kidz Klub Meeting


Next Sunday: Guest Preacher - Rev. Russell Scheel

Lay Reader: Greg Miller - Greeters: The Greg Miller Family

May Coffee Hours: Pastoral Relations Committee


This Week’s Church  News


Join Us Today

You are invited to join the FBC Diaconate in a farewell reception for Rev. Linda Foody  immediately following the worship service.

Rev. Foody, thank you for your ministry, your service, and your counsel, we will miss you!!!


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!


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.


Relay for Life

The Footprints Team would like to thank everyone who supported us for the Relay for Life, either through buying a chicken bbq dinner and/or purchasing a luminary. Your donations are greatly appreciated ~ every dollar raised brings us one step closer to winning the race with cancer. Thank you for your faithful giving to this very worthy cause. Pam, Stan, Brittany and the Footprints Team.


Help Wanted

Volunteer(s) needed to write the Church News for the Chronicle Express and Dundee Observer.

Barb Stewart will assist anyone who can take on this job either permanently or temporarily until 4/1/2013.

See or call Barb at 536-8079.


A Note from the Office

I want to thank Erma Mullins for filling in for me in the office on Friday. Erma, you are the best!!!    ~  Peggy



Wellspring Fellowship will be hosting a Leadership Conference, please be advised that they will be using the entire building this evening through Tuesday evening May 22.


Looking Forward


Missions - Visitors from China - May 30th

Come Enjoy an Evening with Some Visitors from Wuhan, China historical missions meets the present! 65 years ago, a plane carrying the Vick family, American Baptist missionaries to China, crashed. All were killed but one, Paul Vick (who resides in Rochester). But, that's not the end of the story. Come learn about Christianity in China as we welcome Rev. Wang Zhenren, Rev. Zhu Zhiguo, and Rev. Zhang Shuilian.7 pm Wednesday, May 30th at Bartlett Baptist Church 5639 Bartlett Rd., Rome, NY For more information or to RSVP call 315-469-4239 ext. 11 Sponsored by VP Ministries & American Baptist Churches of Rochester/Genesee Region


ABW Annual Meeting - June 2nd  

Attention – All Ladies of the Church! Our annual meeting will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, at 8:30 am in the Great Room.

Cindy Ovens and Erma Mullins are planning a delicious breakfast for us. Please come with a small donation towards the cost of the yummy ingredients. We will be installing and rededicating our local officers, dedicating our White Cross items, and collecting Love Gift. It would be nice if each of us would share one of the “over and above” things we are grateful for that prompted us to put something in our Love Gift box. We hope to see as many of our ladies there as possible for this time of fellowship!!!


Picnic with Rev. Sanden June 3rd

The Pastoral Relations Committee will be hosting a Welcome Picnic for Rev. Sanden, on Sunday, June 3rd,  from 1-4 pm at the home of Greg & Tammy Miller, 48 W. Lake Rd. Branchport. Look for the clip boards today and next week to sign up for a dish-to-pass. Hot dogs and hamburgs will be provided by Greg & Tammy. Please plan to attend this welcoming event!!!


Canp Vick Visit  June 16th.

The Bd of Christian Education is sponsoring a trip to the  OPEN HOUSE AT CAMP VICK on Saturday, June 16. We will leave from the church parking lot at 8 am and return by 5 pm. At Camp Vick, there will be: Free Lunch Tours, Crafts, Campfire,  Fun Fellowship for children and adults. This will give us all a chance to enjoy our beautiful camp in Freedom, New York. Please phone the church office at 536-9821 or Don Lawrence at 536-7674 to reserve your place.



Mission Receipts for May 13th :

Treasury: $410.40            Easter Offering: $15 ($703 total to date)

Blanket Offering: $205 ($235 total to date) or 47 blankets!

Last year we sent enough for 88 blankets. Let's keep 'em coming!!!


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                 4/29                5/6                5/13 

                                                  51                  50                    49

Current Expenses            $1,770           $3,102              $2,112

BT&T                                    152             1,397                   165

Total                                 $1,922           $4,499              $2,277