224 Main Street                                                        September 25, 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          “Because He Lives”                            No. 23 PB                


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Mission                                                            Greg Miller


*Call To Worship

Pastor: May all who enter here experience peace!

People: May all who enter here find rest!

Pastor: May all who enter here feel safe!

People: May all who enter here know that God dwells among us!

All: Praise Be To God!


*Hymn            “Within Your Shelter, Loving God”                   No. 212     


Responsive Reading              Psalm 40                                OT Pg. 619


*Unison Prayer

God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting Lordship as a pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will. So that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you forever in the next. Amen.


Something For the Child In All of Us


Anthem                        “Thanks Be To God”


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                        “Loving Spirit”                                        No. 323


New Testament Reading       1Peter 5:6-11                         NT Pg. 319


Sermon                       “God Cares For You”             Rev. Linda Foody


*Hymn                        “Kum Ba Yah”                                        No. 338





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


Lay Reader:                  Lyle Conrad

Greeters:                    Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins

Ushers:                       George Slocum, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,

                                    John FM Tharp 

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara 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 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

Happy Birthday to Jack Clancy!


Monday, September 26

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, September 27

1 pm Reception for Rev. Foody at Sherri & George Jensen's home


Wednesday, September 28

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, September 29

9 am Food for the Needy – packing

7 pm Reception for Rev. Foody at Cheryl Stewart's home


Friday, September 30

9 am Food for the Needy -  distribution

Happy Birthday to Barbara Burke!


Saturday, October 1

Happy Birthday to Margaret Mills!


         ~ ~ Next Sunday's Worship Theme: "Getting Through A Difficult Day" ~ ~            


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).


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.


Keeping In Touch

Meghan Fuqua

Box 458

40 Clinton Street, Mansfield, PA 16933


Mission Receipts for September 18:

Pledges: $218, Loose Offering: $40, Secret Place: $8.25, Memorial Contribution: $200. Total: $466.25


Thank You!

To those who put in time here at our church. Mowing the lawn, washing windows, vacuuming, collecting trash, setting up for events, performing routine maintenance.  It all matters!! Is there somewhere that YOU can help? We need help with regular cleaning, dusting, snow shoveling, sweeping the sidewalk, gardening. Call the church office.


Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who showered us with gifts for Elsa Eve. We appreciate all you've done for us!

~ Aaron & Ella Mae Vaughan


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

This Wed, Thurs, and Friday the Food Pantry can use your help packing, sorting and distributing boxes of food. They start at 8:30 am. Stop in and see what takes place. Cereals, pasta and sauce are always needed. Thank You.


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 size foods etc are appreciated.


Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                     9/4                  9/11              9/18

                                                 61                     65                  65

Current Expenses           $5,029              $1,057            $1,109

BT&T                                   770                1,015                 180

Total                                $5,799              $2,072            $1,289


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.