~ in union with ~


224 Main Street                                                                July 10, 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                       “Aria on a Chaconne”                          Martinson



*Song of Praise          “Freely, Freely”                    No. 13 Praise Book


Call to Worship:

     Pastor: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

     People: Every day I will bless You; and I will praise Your name forever and ever.    


Welcome & Announcements


*Hymn                        “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty”          No. 489


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 121                                 Pg. 682 OT


*Unison Invocation

Dear Lord, Today, we come into your presence to ask you to envision, empower, and enrich us to serve you. Give us grace to forgive and reach out to others. Let our wellness be strong, our love be real and our hearts be sensitive to your word and the leading of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


Quartet                                   “As the Deer”                  Martin Nystrom

                Anne Perry, Barb Stewart, John FM Tharp, Richard Johnson


Children's Time


*Hymn            “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”         No. 377


Congregational Prayer & Lord's Prayer


Scripture                     Colossians 3:1-11                                 Pg. 272 NT


Sermon                       “Seek Those Things”                Rev. Jill Bradway    


Offertory                    “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me”              Taylor


*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                        “Christ of the Upward Way”                    No. 344   




*Postlude                    “Sing of the Lord's Goodness”                 Honore                       


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


Lay Reader:                  Erma Mullins 

Ushers:                       Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Paul Nash,

                                    Charlie Miller, Barb Stewart, Greg Miller

Greeters:                    Greg, Tammy, Erik & Kyle Miller

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                         

Family of John Paul Hunt


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       

                                    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



11 am Christian Education Meeting

11 am Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring


Tuesday, July 12

1 pm Lay Study

Happy Birthday to Christian Modaffari!


Wednesday, July 13

4:30 Backpack Summer program

6:30 pm Evening Food Distribution

6:30 pm Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn


Thursday, July 14

7 pm Search Committee Meeting

7 pm Committee on Ministry


Friday, July 15

7:30 pm Finger Lakes Chamber Music Concert


Next week we will welcome back

Rev. Richard Burke


Church  News


Can You Help?

Cristine Conklin needs a ride to the Dundee Family Health Center on July 11, for a 9:30 am appointment. Call Cristine if you can help her out – 536-0415.


Reverend Dr. Jill F. Bradway

Rev. Bradway is an ordained, American Baptist Minister, and currently serves as a Protestant Chaplain at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She spent 3.5 years as the Interim Pastor of the Ogden Baptist Church, Spencerport, NY. In addition to RIT, Reverend Bradway is a sought after preacher and conference/seminar speaker. She received her Master of Divinity in 2006, from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and her Doctor of Ministry on May 14, 2011. Reverend Bradway is a native of Philadelphia, PA, and has two daughters.


Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn

have begun. The trustees are once again 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!


A VBS Thank You!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped with 2011 Vacation Bible School. We would not have been able to make .

A New York Adventure a success without all of your time and dedication to our youth and the youth of the Penn Yan Community. Board of Christian Education


Fellowship Time

Please join us in the Great Room following the Worship Service for a time of fellowship, coffee, tea and snacks. The music you will hear during this time is a preview of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra who will be performing here at FBC at a Finger Lakes Chamber Music Concert on Friday, June 15.


Community  News


Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival Concert

Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm here at FBC

Flute quartet: Mozart, Rossini, Boccherini, and Hooper

The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival proudly presents musicians from the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Richard Auldon Clark, Artistic Director. Tickets are $18 each.


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 are 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