224 Main Street                                                                June 26, 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                       “Meditation from Thais”             Jules Massenet




Call to Worship

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 unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.                 


Welcome & Announcements


*Hymn                        “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”              No. 464



Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, who has created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless, till they find rest in you: grant us purity of heart and strength so that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it. In your light may we see life clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom; for your mercy's sake. Amen.


Scripture Reading                  2 Corinthians 9:6, 10-13           Pg. 245 NT


Special Music “O Rest In The Lord” Mendelssohn    Richard Johnson


Children's Presentation


Congregational Prayer and Lord's Prayer


Scripture                     Mark 4:26-29                                         Pg. 59 NT


Sermon                       “Plant the Seed”                    Rev. Russell Scheel


Offertory        “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”           Frank Speller


*Hymn & Prayer of Dedication “We Give Thee but Thine Own”,  # 428


*Hymn                        “I Love To Tell the Story”                            Insert




*Postlude                    “Prelude in G Minor”                               J.S. Bach                   


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


Lay Reader:                  Jack Clancy      

Ushers:                       George Slocum, Matt Scutt, John FM Tharp

Greeters:                    Eileen & Christian Modaffari    

Organist:                    Connie Gibson

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Richard D. Burke

                                    2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan

                                    RICBUR555@ or 315-536-0021



Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Eva Jean Best                    Greg Marion                  Keith Pierce

Rev. Richard Burke           Michael Mashewski      George Slocum

Meg Chaapel                     Michael McBride            Katherine Warren

Richard Davis                    Mary Murphy                 Rene Willoughby

Mary Beth Greene            Cindy Ovens

John Paul Hunt                  The Family of Gerry Lane


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

                                    Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

                                    Irene Wachala

Huntington:                Alice Fairbrother

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Bill Gillette

                                    Margaret Hartwell      Georgia Ovens


Ed & Rita Castillo and their work at Greenlake

Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



10 am Worship Service

11 am Advisory Council

11 am Fellowship Hour

Happy Birthday to Jim Best!


Monday, June 27

Vacation Bible School


Tuesday, June 28

Vacation Bible School


Wednesday, June 29

Vacation Bible School

6:30 pm Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn

Happy Birthday to Calysta Conrad!


Thursday, June 30

Vacation Bible School


Friday, July 1

Vacation Bible School


Sunday, July 3

10 am Worship Service

11 am Fellowship Hour


Church  News


Advisory Council – Today, 11 am

There will be a brief meeting of the Advisory Council today, immediately following worship service. The purpose of this meeting will be to approve the church's Child Safety Policy.


Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn

Concerts begin this Wednesday, June 29. The trustees will once again be selling hot dogs and hamburgers before the concerts. A sign up is on the table in the foyer if you are interested in helping. Please arrive at 5 pm for set up. We will be serving from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Proceeds will go towards the window project. Thanks for your help!


Board of Missions Update

With the addition of the $100 received on June 19th, we have reached $778 for One great Hour of Sharing - $82% of our goal of $950. (˝ for Japan and ˝ for future needs). We also receive $36 for Love Gift and $33.40 towards our budget needs. Thank you.


Disaster Relief Opportunity

John Tharp and ABMen/NYS will make the trip to Springfield, MA to aid in the clean up from a tornado which struck on June 2. The trip is scheduled for July 10 – 16. If this is something you might be interested in assisting with call John at 536-8490.


Community Cafe - Tuesday, June 28

This is an open invitation to come to a free community supper hosted by the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. The buffet style supper is served every last Tuesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7 pm downstairs in the fellowship hall.

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.


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.


Food for the Needy

Reminder that the children soon will be out of school and the need for cereal and items to keep them fed at home will be a factor. You may bring in your donations any time.


Disaster Relief Alert

The floods along the Mississippi River have caused great damage withing the areas served by American Baptist Churches. Currently, four DR teams from Illinois are engaged in clean-up work in Southern Illinois and Northwestern Kentucky. Mac Shotwell, of the Great Rivers DR, sent out an email asking other DR regions to be on stand-by because, “We may be out of man power soon”. They are presently cleaning houses in Olive Branch, Illinois and are working with Methodist and Southern Baptist in that area. Our need right now is to be ready to go and help clean flood damaged homes if and when we receive the call to go. Please give this your prayerful consideration.

John R. Tharp - Director of Disaster Relief ABMen/NYS


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                      6/5              6/12                6/19

                                                  64                 45                   37

 Current Expenses            $2,482          $1,999               $406

BT&T                                     514           5,285                   46

Total                                   $2,996         $7,284              $452


~ ~ The only person you can change is yourself ~ ~