224 Main Street                                                        September 18, 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.


Women's Sunday





*Song of Praise                      “Make Me a Blessing”             PB No. 10  


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Mission                                                             Ed Castillo


*Hymn                        “Spirit of the Living God”                      No. 322


Responsive Old Testament Reading     Jeremiah 18:1-6   OT pg. 840   Nancy Marion


*Unison Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, we are all broken pieces mended by your love. We need your help Lord, to open our hearts and our hands to all those other broken pieces, one piece at a time. May your loving light shine through us to help mend those pieces in your comforting grace. And may we together become a beautiful work that brings glory to your name. Amen.


Ladies Choir               “Honor and Praise”                            Twila Paris


Something For the Child In All of Us                          Eileen Modaffari                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


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                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”          No. 267


Gospel Reading         Romans 9:17b-21                       NT pg. 212, 241                      

                                    2 Chronicles 4:7                             Erma Mullins


Sermon                       “In The Potter's Hands”

                                     Cheryl Stewart, Trevor Conrad, Diane DeLooza


*Hymn                        “O God the Creator”                                No. 273


*Benediction                                                                         Judi Scheel



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


Today's bulletin is dedicated in Memory of our Grandson William (Willie) Rago.

                        ~ Harold & Karen Rasmussen


Lay Reader:                 Nancy Marion & Erma Mullins

Greeters:                     Cindy Ovens & Cathy MacDougall

Ushers:                        Ethel Clancy, Jennifer Slocum,  Cristine Conklin,

                                     Brittany Griffin, Lisa Wood and Rita Castillo

Organist:                     Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:           Barbara Stewart

Church Van Driver:   Rich Stewart

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Linda J. Foody

                                    2215 Clark Road

Pastor's Phone:          536-0021

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


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 its Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee



This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



Noon: Shower for Elsa Eve Vaughan

5 pm Wellspring


Monday, September 19

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

9 am October Newsletter articles are due


Tuesday, September 20

Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!


Wednesday, September 21

4 pm Backpack Program


Saturday, September 24

Happy Birthday to Greg Miller!


Next Week 's Theme & Scripture:

“God Cares for You”

1 Peter 5:6-11



Church News


ABW Project

Update:We now have 9 complete school kits. A few rulers and scissors are needed to complete a few more.

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).


Share Your Thoughts

Rev. Foody is eager to know if there is a certain topic you would like addressed in her sermons. See her personally or drop her a note. Better yet, sign up for one of the small group meetings!


ABW Finger Lakes Fall Rally

Saturday, October 1, at Geneva Baptist Church. There will be a continental breakfast at 9 am. The speaker will be Rev. Buskey,  Director of Outdoor Ministries who will show slides and share about his recent trip to Haiti. Everyone, men too, are invited to this informative program. RSVP to Diane DeLooza by Monday, Sept. 26.


Adult Sunday School:

 will begin on October 23. We meet in the Library after everyone has gotten their coffee. Join us for some interesting conversation and informative topics on faith. Look over the list below and see if there is somewhere that you can help. Contact the church office for more information.


Yes! I Can Help

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.


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.


Stewardship in Action-

Generous Giving in Difficult Times

Many of us are going through some kind of transition in our lives that is related to the economy. Lost jobs, reduced hours of work, higher health care costs and other things that you can name are touching you, those in your family or those within your congregation.  Because of these transitions, many individuals and congregations feel that hoarding and caring for themselves is a greater priority than sharing. To look for a new job, one needs money. To prepare a home for sale, one needs money. With life in transition, it is a struggle to prioritize giving back to God and sharing with others.


Churches are struggling because giving is less than it has been in the past. People within congregations are experiencing difficulties and need assistance. Missionaries serving here in the United States and around the world are finding it more difficult to do the work to which they have been called because they spend time fund raising. Giving to support ABC Regional Ministries has been steadily dropping. Yet God continues to give to us in abundance. It seems that we always have what we need and some to share. Maybe it is time that we realize the privilege we have to be able to give back  to God in thanksgiving for what God has done and continues to do for each of us.