~ in union with ~


224 Main Street                                                                July 17, 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.






*Song of Praise                      “Majesty”                  No. 74 Praise Book


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship

Leader: Surely the Lord is in this place. Let all that is within bless his holy name.

People: Let us remember God's benefits to us.

Leader: For the Lord forgives, heals, and redeems.

People: God is loving and merciful.


*Hymn            “O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!”     No. 476 



 Most awesome God you have revealed yourself to your people down through history. Give us now a glimpse of your majesty, that beholding your wondrous glory, we may depart newly inspired to serve you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24                 Pg. 688


Special Music                                                                      Greg Marion                            


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”      No. 379                                 


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer


Scripture                     Romans 8:28-39                                Pg. 210 NT


Sermon                          “When the Unexpected Happens” 




*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                        “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                No. 383






Lay Reader:                  Cheryl Stewart 

Ushers:                        Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr

Greeters:                    George, Joyce and Jennifer Slocum

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                     Ethel Hoose                      Cindy Ovens                                                                    

Rev. Richard Burke           Greg Marion                     Keith Pierce

Meg Chaapel                      Michael Mashewski         George Slocum

Richard Davis                     Michael McBride              Necia Smith                                               

Barbara Gage                     Mary Murphy                   Katherine Warren

Mary Beth Greene                                        Family of John Paul Hunt

Family of Rene Willoughby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


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

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



5 pm Wellspring


Tuesday, July 19

1 pm Lay Study

7:30 pm Friendship Square Dancing


Wednesday, July 20

4:30 Backpack Summer program

6:30 pm Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn

Happy Birthday to Guy Love!


Thursday, July 21

Happy Birthday to Margaret Hartwell!


Friday, July 22

7 pm 4-H Group


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“The Matchless Pearl”

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


Church  News


Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn

Concerts 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!


American Baptist Men of NYS Rally (our 79th year!)

Aug. 12-14, at Camp Pathfinder, Cooperstown, NY.

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey A. Johnson, National Director of Evangelism and New Church Planting, American Baptist Home Mission Soc. Music by: Sent Forth  Prices: $90 Full Conference, $50 Saturday only, $25 youth rate (full conf). All lodging is cabin lodging.

Registration forms available in the church office or see website for forms and  full details:


Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                     6/26                7/3                   7/10

                                                                        72                      90

Current Expenses             $1,526           $1,212               $1,668

BT&T                                     135                131                    350

Total                                  $1,661           $1,343                $2,018


Community  News


Yates Habitat Open House

Sunday, July 24, from 2-4 pm at 109 North Avenue.


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,  paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Leave your donations in the office. Thank you.


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.


Milly's Pantry School Supply Collection

We will be collecting donations for school supplies in both Penn Yan (July 22, Lake St. Plaza), and Dundee (July 29, Shurfine Grocery)

We are anticipating a greater need this year due to current economic conditions in Yates County. Volunteers are needed on both days at the collection sites.

The following list includes items for all grades:

pens (black & blue), pencils, erasers, colored pencils, colored markers, highlighters, glue sticks, glue bottles, 1 subject notebooks, loose paper, folders (2 pocket w/prongs) dividers for binders, post-it notes, composition books, graph paper, pencil cases, hole reinforcements for loose paper, index cards, 1-1.5“ binders, crayons, tissues, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers, children's scissors



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.



~  Empower  yourself - lean  on  the  Lord  ~