224 Main Street                                                                 May 29, 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.





Call To Worship

This day shall be for you a memorial day and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord. Throughout your generation you shall observe it as an ordinance forever.               


Welcome & Announcements


*Hymn                                    “God of the Ages”                       No. 262


*Invocation (unison)

Eternal God, Father of our spirits: We rejoice in all who have faithfully lived and triumphantly died. We give Thee thanks for all the blessed memories and all enduring hopes; for the ties that bind us to the unseen world; for all the heroic dead who encompass us like a cloud of witnesses. We pray that we who have entered into the heritage of their heroism and self sacrifice may so honor their memory and so preserve and further their high purposes, that the nation which they defended may stand in all coming years for righteousness and peace, through Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. Amen.


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 138                               Pg. 687 OT


Anthem                       “Land of Loyalty”                             Lee Rogers


Children's Story


*Praise Songs             “Great Is the Lord”                No. 20 Praise book

                                    “Majesty”                               No. 74  Praise book 


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer     


*Praise Song              “God Is So Good”                   No. 8  Praise Book



New Testament Lesson         Phillipians 1:1-11                  Pg. 262 NT                                                                                                                                          


Sermon        “Thanks For The Memories”              Rev. Richard Burke                                                                                       




*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                        “For All the Saints”                     No. 526, vs. 1-4  





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


Lay Reader:               George Jensen  

Greeters:                   Ed & Rita Castillo

Ushers:                      Stan Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart,

                                    Barbara Stewart, Brittany Griffith

Organist:                    Sheryl Robbins

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

Zach Terpolilli                     Mary Beth Greene            Mary Murphy

Irene Wachala                     Rene Willoughby               Cindy Ovens            

Family of Juanita Culver   

Family of Richard Hansen

Family of David “Fuzzy” Mills


Our Special Missionaries:

Kristy Engel –      Dominican Republic

Cynthia Harper – Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY


At 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



This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements


Today, May 29

9 am Choir Practice

11 am Adult Sunday School


Monday, May 30

Memorial Day Observance – the office will be closed


Tuesday, May 31

1 pm Baptist Heritage Lay Study

3:30 pm Missions Board

 Happy Birthday to Erik Miller!


Wednesday, June 1

4:30 pm Backpack Program

7 pm Prayer Meeting


Thursday, June 2

10 am Committee on Ministry

7 pm Boy Scouts


Saturday, June 4

8:30 amABW Annual Meeting

10 am Lay Studies Class – Ministry to Individuals


Next Week's Message  and Scripture:

“Trust and Obey” Luke 24:44-53

Ascension Sunday


Church  News


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.



Our weekly budgeted income needed for May ranges from $354 to $391. On May 22nd we only received $47.60. After paying our United Mission Basics of $1,170, contributions to Rushville Health Center of $200, the Blanked Offering of $441 and Pennies for Milly's Pantry, our Treasury balance is only $656.01. Please keep your pledges and contributions up to date. Thank you.


Missional Church Learning Experience

There will be a meeting of church representatives interested in the Missional Church Learning Experience on Saturday, June 4, from

2-4 pm at First Baptist Geneva. We need at least 6 churches participating in order to have leadership come for our training sessions in Finger Lakes Association.




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.



Building for Today & Tomorrow

One of the privileges of being a Christian is to be able to dedicate what we have to God. We are blessed in so many ways – all we have to do is look around ourselves to see those blessings and look up to see where they come from.


Many of you are aware of the mortgage for the Jessup Christian Education Wing. We are down to only $68,000 yet to pay off.  In accordance with our plan to work on this current mortgage in phases, we are beginning our pledge drive for Phase III/year 1 in June 2011. With the recent reduction to the monthly payment our goal this year will be $11,000 to cover one more year's mortgage payment.

Some of us have chosen to make our pledge from July – June during recent campaigns. You are being asked to prayerfully consider an extra donation/pledge for the pledge drive year of July 2011 – June 2012 at this time to help us keep up with our mortgage payments.


To date we have contributions from many members who pledge to our BT&T mortgage during the regular calendar year from

January - December 2011 and they've set the foundation for us. We graciously thank those members for setting such a wonderful example for us and now it's our turn. You may make a weekly or monthly pledge or donate one lump sum – whichever you feel God's calling to you. Please fill out a copy of the pledge sheet below and return it in the weekly offering or to the church office by June 26, 2011. We thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration in the future of First Baptist Church of Penn Yan.


          Name _______________________________Phone _____________

          Address _______________________________________________

          With gratitude to God and as an expression of my personal commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church,

          it is my intention to pledge the following amount toward our “Building for Today Tomorrow/PhaseIII 2011-2012 fund.


          Weekly _____________    Monthly _____________

          A Single Contribution ___________________

          Signed ________________________________ Date ____________


Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                     5/8                   5/15                5/22

                                                  58                      45                   53

Current Expenses             $2,352               $1,393               $348

BT&T                                  1,155                    665                   50

Total                                  $3,507               $2,058               $398


Community  News


Comfort on the Journey -

A confidential mutual support group at Keuka Comfort Care Home for those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one.

Beginning June 14, and continuing the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-8 pm. 35 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan. 536-1690.


The National Kidney Foundation  -

The foundation is holding a Free Kidney Screening on 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!


Community Cafe - Tuesday, May 31

Community Cafe is a free supper open to the community and sponsored by Penn Yan United Methodist Church. Held the last Tuesday of every month it begins at 5:30 and goes until 7 pm. Stop in to enjoy a good meal and see some friends.


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. Exit doors are located at the rear of the sanctuary, at the front and out the foyer, and at the rear of the building at the kitchen and stairwell.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance.



~ ~ ~ Never  borrow  sorrow  from  tomorrow! ~ ~ ~