BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street September 11, 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.
This bulletin is dedicated to the victims of the 9-11 attacks.
~ Cheryl Stewart
*Song of Praise “John 16:33” PB pg. 4
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Pastor: Come! Hurry! Join us on this journey...
People: We are on a spiritual journey of hope!
Pastor: It is time to celebrate!
People: Let's celebrate our past, our present and our future!
All: God is at work among us! Hallelujah! Amen!
*Hymn “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” No. 379
Responsive Old Testament Reading Psalm 34 OT pg. 614
Our Heavenly Father, as we look around us there is much in our world that concerns us. We could easily slip into fear. We come here looking for hope and yet at times we are concerned about the future of this sacred space. Give us a clear vision that will revive our hope. Remind us to nurture our relationship with you. You are the foundation of hope and trust in the midst of life's storms! Through Jesus Christ our Lord, we pray. Amen.
Something for the Child In All of us
Anthem “Let There Be Peace On Earth”
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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
*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 “Lord of Our Growing Years” No. 279
Gospel Reading John 16:29-33 NT pg 148
Sermon “Our Spiritual Journey Is A Journey of Hope”
Rev. Linda Foody
*Hymn “Open My Eyes That I May See” No. 324
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Today's bulletin is dedicated in Memory of Dear Friends;
Eleanor & Earl Burke. ~ Don & Kathie Lawrence
Lay Reader: Diane DeLooza
Greeters: Cindy Ovens & Mary Fullagar
Ushers: George Jensen, Paul Nelson, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller, Ethel Clancy
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Church Van Driver: Ed & Rita Castillo
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody
2215 Clark Road
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Holly Buchanan Greg Marion
Barbara Gage Michael McBride
Mary Beth Greene Mary Murphy
Marlene Guild George Slocum
Betty Johnson Katherine Warren
The family of Alice Fairbrother
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
Doris Barcliff Margaret Drakely
The Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
Irene Wachala Ethel Hoose
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and it's Leaders
Our Pastoral Search Committee
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
11:30 am Bd. of Trustees Meeting
Noon Rally Day Picnic/Fishing Day
5 pm Wellspring
Happy Birthday to Sylvia Ansley!
Monday, September 12
9 am Sanctuary Cleaning
6:30 pm Keuka Quilters
Tuesday, September 13
10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle
Wednesday, September 14
4 pm Backpack Program
6 pm Evening Food Distribution
Friday, September 16
7 pm 4-H Group
Saturday, September 17
Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!
Articles for the October Newsletter will be due next Monday, September 19.
Please sign up during coffee hour
to attend a small group gathering to become better acquainted with Rev. Foody and to share with her
your hopes and dreams for our church.
Rally Day - Today at Noon
Picnic and Fishing at the PY Boat Launch Site
The BCE will provide hot dogs, salad and drinks
Please bring fishing poles, bait and a snack or dish to share.
For safety purposes parents must accompany their children.
Volunteers are welcome, we need all the adult help we can get.
We are declaring September to be School Supply month. Please bring in any items you have collected for the Church World Service School Kits and leave them in the box in the main foyer. Thank you to those of you who have already contributed items. Keep watching sales as we will be collecting items for hygiene kits later in the year. Items for School Kits: blunt metal scissors, 70 pg spiral notebooks: 3 per kit (not loose leaf paper), 30 centimeter ruler (12 in), hand-held pencil sharpener, large eraser, new pencils: 6 per kit (do not sharpen), box of 24 crayons (only 24).
Mary & Martha Circle
will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10:30am. Bring a sandwich for your lunch. We will be rolling bandages and setting up a rotating schedule for devotions and desserts. All ladies are invited.
for Elsa Eve Vaughan Sunday, September 18 in the Great Room at noon. All are invited.
Yes! I Can Help
Look over the list below and see if there is somewhere that you can help. Contact the church office for more information.
- donate cleaning supplies: pine sol and paper towels
$100 to purchase candles for Advent
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.
The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-8 pm.
35 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan. 536-1690.
Food for the Needy
Non-perishable food items such as pasta, pasta sauces, peanut butter, cereals, canned vegetables and fruits are always needed. Thanks to everyone for contributing to this program to help feed the hungry in our area. Volunteers are always needed at the evening distribution on the 2nd Wed of the month and the morning distribution on the last Friday of the month. Mark your calendars for these dates. Call George at 536-0007 for more information.
Yates County Habitat for Humanity
YCHFH is a non-profit ecumenical Christian organization, dedicated to building adequate, decent, affordable houses for Yates County families in need. Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at here at FBC.
The Milly's Pantry Weekend Back Pack Program provides nutritious and easy to prepare food to students in need of meals over the weekend. Over 500 students in Yates County are served each week. The schools register families and help with the delivery and distribution. Volunteers are needed each week to pack the bags of food. They meet at 4:30 pm each Wednesday. Your donations of fruit/applesauce/pudding cups, granola bars, individual serving size foods etc are appreciated.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 8/21 8/28 9/4
nc nc 61
Current Expenses $2552 $513 $5,029
BT&T 40 10 770
Total $2592 $523 $5,799
ABC USA Stewardship in Action - by a Proud Father
For the last few weeks, we have been receiving advertisements for back-to-school specials. Stores have all the equipment students need to be successful students: the “cool trends” and “hottest fashions” for this year's student. My 15-year-old daughter is always highly aware of what she needs to return to high school and maintain her status as a fashionista. Usually, I dread the final bill following a back-to-school shopping excursion.
This year is different. My daughter attended the Creation Festival in Mt. Union, PA, in June. Creation is one of the largest Christian gatherings on the east coast, a five day event bringing together nationally renowned Christian recording artist and speakers. At Creation, my daughter decided to sponsor a child through Compassion International for $40 per month. She called me before signing up, and I explained that she would need to do household chores and cut back on spending to come up with the monthly contribution. This would be her mission not her mother's or mine. She agreed. My daughter wanted to give sacrificially to help a little girl in need. She made a decision to follow Jesus, and do without some of the back-to-school fashion “necessities.”
Jesus calls each of us to let go of the prevailing messages of our culture and become generous disciples. I am proud of my daughter as she begins to take seriously what it means to follow Jesus.
During this time of back-to-school specials, there will be many opportunities to consider how we could use our old gear or do without to help others in need, living as generous disciples an faithfully following Jesus.