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   


*Unison Prayer

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”


Remembering 9/11


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.


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                        “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: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Linda J. Foody

                                    2215 Clark Road

Pastor's Email:


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

                                                                         Georgia Ovens


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.


Next Week

is Women's Sunday


Church News


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.


ABW Project

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.


Baby Shower

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


Community  News


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.


Backpack Program

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.