BULLETIN FOR October 2, 2011



224 Main Street                                                       October 2, 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          “We Are So Blessed”                           PB no. 51                


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Mission                                                        Mary Fullagar


*Call To Worship

Pastor: Come and Worship! God is Near!

People: Come and pray! God is with us!

Pastor: Know that each day is a good day!

People: God is our constant companion no matter what we are facing...

Pastor: A better friend we could not find!


*Hymn                        “God is Here!”                                         No. 461    


Responsive Reading              Psalm 46                                  OT Pg. 623


*Unison Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. Lord, grant that I may seek to comfort than to be comforted - to understand, than to be understood – to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen.


Anthem                       “Lord, Hear Our Prayer”


Something For the Child In All of Us


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                       “How Firm a Foundation”                        No. 361                                        


Scripture Readings today will take place throughout the sermon.


Sermon                     “Getting Through A Difficult Day”  Rev. Linda Foody


*Hymn                       “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”               No. 454                                        





*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:

                                                                 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



This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



5 pm Wellspring


Monday, October 3

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, October 4

7 pm Meet & Greet at home of Rev. Foody


Wednesday, October 5

4 pm Backpack Program

7:30 pm Habitat for Humanity


Friday, October 7

Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!


Saturday, October 8

Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer!


 Next Week 's Theme: “Getting Through A Difficult Day”


Church News


Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday, October 20, 7 pm

Be advised that there will be a meeting of the Advisory Council. Anyone who has any item to bring before the Advisory Council please notify the Vice Moderator either in person or leave a note in the mailbox by October 16.


Meet & Greet

You have one more chance to attend an informal get-to-know-you with Rev. Foody. This will be held at her home at 2215 Clark Road on Tuesday, October 4, at  7 pm. Please sign up today or call the church office to sign up.


Yes, I Can Help

Cristine Conklin needs a ride to Dundee Family Health Center on Friday, October 7, at 10:45 am. Call Cristine at 536-0415.


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


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

Cereals, peanut butter, canned veggies/fruits, 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

Your donations of fruit/applesauce/pudding cups, granola bars, individual size foods etc are appreciated. 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.


Faithful   Giving


In these challenging economic times, it is not uncommon for us to exercise more care with how we spend “our” money. Satan tempts us to look inwardly so that we'll horde it, worrying about ourselves. But God's children should have a different, brighter outlook.


We need to recognize that what we consider to be “our” resources are what God has already given to us. It is not ours-it is God's. We are merely the managers, the stewards.


Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians that if we choose to sow sparingly, we should not expect to reap a fantastic return; quite the opposite. It is the true believer, the good manager, the faithful steward, who sows generously even in tough times, who will be rewarded with a bountiful harvest.


Maybe it's time for us to slow down, step back from the world's enticements and re-focus our efforts on doing what God would have us do with only part of what God has so graciously given us.


As you make a decision about how to support the work of your church and your denomination in the coming year, please take time, examine your heart, pray about it, and ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance. Then remember what God has already done for you and make the choice to honor God with a cheerful financial pledge to the work of God's Kingdom through God's church.


It doesn't take faith to give out of one's abundance; it take faith to stand up after you have been knocked down by the world and to continue to trust in the promises of God. Therefore, let us choose to sow bountifully and cheerfully, knowing that the funds we give will be used to do the work of the Lord in each local community and around the world.


If you believe you already have a bright, eternal life from God, what would you be willing to give to make that same life possible for a person who is lost in darkness?


Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                        9/11              9/18                 9/25

                                                      65                  65_____No count

Current Expenses                $1,057            $1,109             $1,638

BT&T                                     1,015                 180                  165

Total                                      $2,072            $1,289             $1,803