224 Main Street                                                                May 27, 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


Moment for Mission                                                            Judi Scheel


Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Seek ye the Lord while He may be found.

People: Call upon Him while He is near.

Pastor: Let the wicked forsake His ways, and the unrighteous man his thoughts.

People: And let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him.

Pastor: And to our God for He will abundantly pardon.


*Hymn                    “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”       No. 345      


Old Testament Reading        Psalm 103                              OT pg. 662


*Unison Prayer

Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; And you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


Anthem                       “For the Glory”


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                        “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”       No. 384


Gospel Reading         Luke 7:36-50                                          NT pg. 89


Sermon                       “It's About Love”                 Rev. Russell Scheel


*Hymn                        “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                 Pg. 383





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


Lay Reader:               Judi Scheel

Greeters:                   Greg, Tammy, Erik & Kyle Miller

Ushers:                       Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt
Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart        

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


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

Happy Birthday to Eileen Modaffari!


Monday, May 28

Memorial Day Holiday – The Office Will Be Closed


Wednesday, May 30

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, May 31

7 pm Boy Scouts Troop 44 Meeting

Happy Birthday to Erik Miller!


Saturday, June 2

8:30 am ABW Annual Meeting


Sunday, June 3rd: Rev. Stephen Sanden

(June Coffee Hours: Bd. of Christian Education)


Welcome Rev. Sanden!

Sunday, June 3rd will be Rev. Sanden's first Sunday with us. Bring a friend to worship with you!

Then plan to come to the Picnic 1pm – 4pm

…. a picnic to welcome Rev. Stephen Sanden to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. Sunday, June 3rd at the home of Greg & Tammy Miller, 48 W. Lake Road, Branchport. 1pm – 4pm. Hot Dogs and Hamburgs will be provided. Please sign up for the dish-to-pass. Rev. Sanden is a diabetic so if you wish to bring a “diabetic” dish be sure to mark it as such on the sign up sheet  and also mark your dish the day of the picnic. The church van will be taking those who wish a ride. If you are able, meet at the church parking lot at 12:30. If you need to be picked up at your home address let us know. Call the church office at 536-9821 by Friday, June 1st.


Church  News


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!!!


Relay for Life June 23 at the Fireman’s Field

6:00pm Saturday night - 6:00am Sunday morning

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.


Camp Vick Visit June 16

Come With Us to Camp Vick for a Day! 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.


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.


Thank You!

~ Erma Mullins for substituting in the church office on 5/17!

~ To Wellspring Fellowship for the drywall repair work in the

      stairwell, cleaning & waxing the Great Room floor.

~ To Eileen Modaffari for her work with Kidz Klub! Yeah Eileen!!!

~ To all those who serve on a church board or committee!

~ That FBC is starting a Men's Fellowship Group!

~ To those who volunteer with the YC Food for the Needy!


Mission Receipts for May 20th were:

Treasury: $140                 Easter Offering: $15 ($703 total to date)

Blanket Offering: $50 ($285 total to date) or 57 blankets!


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     5/6                 5/13                 5/20

                                                 50                    49                    45

 Current Expenses            $3,102             $2,112            $1,335

BT&T                                 1,397                   165                 183

Total                                 $4,499              $2,277            $1,518



Community News


Community Supper

Tuesday, May 29, the PY United Methodist Church will host a supper from 5:30 pm to 7 pm, it is free and open to everyone.


Blessing of The Tractors

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites the community to attend an Ecumenical Worship Service to offer praise and thanksgiving to God for the gift of Sun, Seed and Soil on Sunday, June 3rd, at 2 pm.  We will ask God's blessing on our farmers, crops, tractors and our livestock. Milo Center UMC 1415 Milo Center Rd. Penn Yan. Bring your lawn chair.


Penn Yan Community Chorus Spring Concert

“Music for the Stage: Opera to Broadway”

Saturday, June 10th at 3 pm at First Baptist Church PY.

Peg Patterson, Director  ~  Lucinda Loomis, Accompanist

Special Guest Artists: Kelly Hamilton and Megan Bailey


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.