224 Main Street                                                             June 3, 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        “Jesus, Name Above All Names”       PB no. 20


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Mission                                                  Karen Rasmussen


Call to Worship                                                               


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


Anthem                     “You'll Never Walk Alone”


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                       “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”   No. 101


Scripture Reading  2 Corinthians 5:13-17                             NT pg. 242


Sermon                     “Out Of My Mind”             Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Hymn                      “Let Us Break Bread Together”                No. 513


The Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Reading the Church Covenant

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks





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


Lay Reader:                Barbara Stewart

Greeters:                     Jack, Ethel, Ralph & Eli Clancy

Ushers:                       Jack Clancy, Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,        

                                      Erma Mullins, Pat Ames
Organist:                     Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart        

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden

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                  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



1 pm Picnic at Miller's Home in Branchport

2 pm Blessing of the Tractors Milo Center UMC

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, June 4

7 pm Community Chorus rehearsal


Tuesday, June 5

7 pm Diaconate Meeting

7 pm Friendship Square Dancing

Happy Birthday to John FM Tharp!


Wednesday, June 6

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, June 7

7 pm Boy Scouts Troop 44 Meeting


Friday, June 8

6 pm Community Chorus rehearsal


Next Sunday: Children's Sunday ~  One Great Hour of Sharing

Bd of Trustees Meeting

June Coffee Hours: Bd. of Christian Education


Church  News


Vacation Bible School 2012 Needs (June 25-29)

The VBS team can really use your help in collecting supplies. Look over the list and see if you have items you can donate.

            paper towel cardboard tubes ~ aluminum foil ~ blue paint ~ ocean or under the sea decorations

See or call Barbara Burke for questions 536-7020. There is a collection box located in the foyer. Also, please prayerfully consider if you can help out on the team this year.


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. 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.


Coming Soon – Family Day!

June 17th is Family Day and we will be holding our worship service at the Fireman's Field followed by an all church picnic!!! Bring a dish to pass, your own meat for the grills and your own table service. Drinks and chips will be provided. Come prepared to sing your favorite camp songs!



Articles for the July-August newsletter should be in to the office by Monday, June 18th.


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.


Missions Challenge

Can you live on a food budget of $33.56 for one week? That's $4.79 per day for food and beverages. This is the average weekly Food Stamp (also known as SNAP) benefit for an individual in New York. Join the Penn Yan United Methodist Church Mission Team's Food Stamp Challenge during the week of June 10-June 16, 2012 and find out what it is to live on a food stamp budget.



Mission Receipts for May 27th were:

Treasury: $107.60               

We sent in $315 for Church World Service Blanket Offering or 63 blankets; $5 for America for Christ, $300 for Camp Vick; and $279.51 for Pennies for the Backpack program. Thank You!!!


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                   5/13            5/20          5/27

                                                  49               45             50

Current Expenses           $2,112        $1,335         $585

BT&T                                     165              183           965

Total                                  $2,277         $1,518      $1,550



Community News


Blessing of The Tractors- Today

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 today 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”

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

Peg Patterson, Director                Lucinda Loomis, Accompanist

Special Guest Artists: Kelly Hamilton and Megan Bailey 




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 also look up to see where they've come from.

Many of you are aware of the mortgage of the Jessup Christian Education Wing. We have made great strides in paying it off and currently have a balance of only $43,832.12. Our new goal is to pay $22,000.00 for the next 2 years and have the mortgage completely paid off by the end of Phase 2 in 2014. Some of us have chosen to make our pledge from July-June during recent campaigns. You are being asked to prayerfully consider making an extra donation/pledge for our building campaign year of July 2012 – June 2013 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 2012-December 2012 and they have set the foundation for us. We commend and 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 you to do. Please fill out the pledge sheet below and return it in the weekly offering or to the church office by July 1, 2012. We thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration in the future of First Baptist Church of Penn Yan.





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 Phase II Year 3 - 2012-2013 fund.


Weekly_____________ Monthly_____________

A Single Contribution_____________________

Signed______________________________ Date___________



God didn't promise skies always blue

or flowery pathways all our lives through.

God didn't promise sun without rain,

joy without sorrow,  peace without pain.

But, God did promise strength for the day,

rest for the labor, light for the way

grace for the trials, help from above,

unfailing sympathy, undying love.