224 Main Street                                                                 May 22, 2011

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                       “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”    Jon Spong   

                                                                          organist: Connie Gibson




*Song of Praise                      “Fill My Cup, Lord”                No. 50 PB


Welcome & Announcements


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


*Invocation (unison)

Give us, O Lord, steadfast hearts, which no unworthy thought can drag downwards; unconquered hearts, which no tribulation can wear out; upright hearts, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16              Pg. 611 OT


Anthem                       “How Beautiful”                                Twila Paris


Children's Story


*Hymn                        “Be Still My Soul”                                      Insert    


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer                 


Gospel Reading         John 14:1-12                                      Pg. 145 NT                                                                                                                                          


Sermon        “A Haven For Troubled Hearts”         Rev. Richard Burke                                   


Offertory                    “All the Way, My Savior Leads Me”

                                                                          Van Denman Thompson


*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


*Prayer of Dedication


*Hymn                        “O Jesus, I Have Promised”                    No. 388




*Postlude                    “Vivace”                                                J.S. Bach    


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


Lay Reader:                  Lyle Conrad

Greeters:                    Eileen Modaffari & Sue Willson

Ushers:                       George Slocum, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,

                                     Ed & Rita Castillo, John FM Tharp

Organist:                    Connie Gibson

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

                                    Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am – noon 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Richard D. Burke

                                    2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan




Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Eva Jean Best                    Greg Marion                   Keith Pierce

Meg Chaapel                     Michael Mashewski        George Slocum

Family of Juanita Culver   David Mills                     Zach Terpolilli

Mary Beth Greene             Mary Murphy                 Rene Willoughby                                  

Cindy Ovens


Our Special Missionaries:

     Kristy Engel –       Dominican Republic

     Cynthia Harper –  Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY

Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes      

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Burton Barcliff           Kathryn Clayson       

                                    Gerry Lane                  Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

Huntington:                Alice Fairbrother                                                                   

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Bill Gillette

                                    Margaret Hartwell        Georgia Ovens


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



9 am Choir Practice

11 am Adult Sunday School

5 pm Wellspring Leadership Conference

Happy Birthday to Janice Knecht!


Monday, May 23

Wellspring Leadership Conference

7 pm Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar and Jennifer Slocum!


Tuesday, May 24

Wellspring Leadership Conference

1 pm Baptist Heritage Lay Study


Wednesday, May 25

 9 am Food for the Needy – set  up

4:30 pm Backpack Program

7 pm Prayer Meeting

Happy Birthday to Clifford LaBarr!


Thursday, May 26

9 am Food for the Needy – packing

7 pm Safety Committee

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, May 27

9 am Food for the Needy - distribution

6 pm Kidz Klub

Happy Birthday to Eileen Modaffari!


Saturday, May 28

10 am Lay Studies Class – Ministry to Individuals


Next Week's Message  and Scripture:

“More Than Just A Memory” - John 14:15-21


Church  News


Kidz Klub:

Friday, May 27, at 6 pm. Bring a friend!!!


Attention Ladies

The annual ABW Spring Meeting will be held in the Great Room at 8:30 am on Saturday, June 4. A simple continental breakfast will be followed by a year end business meeting, installation and re-dedication of officers and a very short program. Please plan to join us for a time of fellowship.



To meet our May Basic Mission Budget we need $1770 or $1955 for the Expanded Budget. To date we have received $1142. This leaves two Sundays to raise between $628 and $813. Thanks to your generosity, we have received a total of $436 for the Blanket Offering through May 15.


Lay Studies

Two classes are being offered in Lay Studies. For more information  contact Greg Marion 536-6771.

  1. Baptist Heritage, led by Rev. Ed. Carey on Tuesdays, May 10 – July19 from 1-3 pm in the church library.
  2. Ministry to Individuals, led by Rev. Richard Burke on Saturdays, May 28 July 30 from 10 am - noon in the church library.


Relay for Life: Luminary Sunday


Once again I will be selling luminaries in the Great Room immediately following worship service. They cost $5 per bag and can be made in honor or in memory of someone you know whose life has been touched by cancer.


The Relay, an all night walk event to raise money for cancer research, education and patient services, will be held on June 4th and 5th at the Fireman's Field.


The luminaries line the track and are lit at the candlelight ceremony at 10 pm on the 4th. They remain lit the rest of the night and light the way to a cure.


Please come and join us and see what the Relay is all about. Thank you so much for your support and desire to make a difference. For more information call Pam Scutt at 536-2791.



Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1

Grab a Cab and Head to the Big Apple Adventure !!!


Right here at First Baptist Church you can discover adventure waiting at every corner in the “Big Apple”. 

During your day in the city, you will visit:

 Worship at Times Square

Bible Study at Battery Park

Midtown Snacks & Missions Central

Music Backstage

Playground 1017 & the Crafts District

Children age 4 thru 5th grade are welcome

Breakfast is available at 8:30 am

Class time 9 am to Noon

Transportation is available too


*Volunteer help is needed (anything you LOVE to do w/ children)

Call Sue Willson at 585-526-1004 or


Registration forms will be available soon.


Community  News


The National Kidney Foundation

is holding a Free Kidney Screening Saturday, June 4, 10 am – 1 pm. at the Homestead Nursing Home. To register contact 1-800-9421 ext 34. Pre-registration is encouraged. Join them if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of these conditions or kidney disease. Please allow 45-60 min for the checkup.


Red Cross Needs & Things

There is a  need for: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Leave your donations in the office.


Keuka Comfort Care Home

KCCH will hold it's annual rummage sale on June 3, at the Yates County Fair Grounds. Donations will be accepted on May 30, from 10-2; and May 31, from 10-4. For more information call 536-1690.


Food for the Needy

The next distribution will be Friday, May 27. Volunteers are always needed. Donations of cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce are always in demand. Thank you for your support!



Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                      5/1                  5/8                   5/15

                                                  44                   58                      45

 Current Expenses            $2,668            $2,352               $1,393

BT&T                                  1,912              1,155                    665

Total                                  $4,580           $3,507                $2,058



Every  time  the  devil reminds  you  of  your  past,

remind  him  of  his  future.