BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
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.
*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
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.
*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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody
2215 Clark Road
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
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
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 its Leaders
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!
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
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.
Please sign up
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.