224 Main Street                                                              0ctober 3, 2010

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.


~  Growing Our Faith  ~



Prelude                                   Cheryl  Robbins, Organist


A Song of Praise                    “God Is So Good”                     No. 8 PB


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Missions                                                                Greg Miller


Scripture Reading                    Psalm 37:1-9                             Pg. 616 OT


Hymn                          “This Is My Father's World”                No. 293

                                    Birthday hymn  for Polly Logan



O Lord our God, we are so privileged to know you as our Heavenly Father. So many times we come to worship you but without a confident faith in you. Forgive us when we doubt you are listening to us or that you truly care or that you are even there. Today, Lord, we ask that you build a right spirit within us full of hope and a confident faith. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Anthem                           “Communion Hymn”                          Rob Roy Perry     


Children's Time                                                           


*Hymn            “ Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”       No. 326

                                    Birthday hymn for Jean Brewer


Scripture                     Luke 17:1-10                                            Pg. 107 NT



Sermon                     “How Much Faith Do We Need?”            Rev. Richard Burke




*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


*Prayer of Dedication                                                   


*Hymn                        “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                No. 382 vs 1,2


Ordinance of The Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord's Table

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks and The Lord's Prayer


*Hymn                        “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                 No. 383 vs 3,4





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


Lay Reader:               Cristine Conklin

Greeters:                    Joni Campbell, Gary & Keith Fuller

Organist:                    Sheryl Robbins

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

                                    Office hours: 9 am – Noon Mon.-Fri. 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Richard D. Burke

                                    2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan




Please   be   in   Prayer   for:


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Alice Fairbrother

                                    Gerry Lane

At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Irene Wachala            Dick Sharman           

                                    Willie Nelson              Marla Jean Jensen  

                                    Elwood Whitbeck                              

At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer        Kathryn Clayson

                                    Margaret Hartwell     Georgia Ovens

Our Special Missionaries:

Ms. Kristy Engel – Dominican Republic

Ms. Cynthia Harper – Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester,NY


Prayers for

Mary Armstrong                    Frank Modaffari        Ruth Sampson

Doris Barcliff                         Barbara Mortensen   Jennifer Schoen

Kathleen Beyea                     Mary Murphy            Schroo Family           

Bill Gillette                             Roger Perry                Frieda Slocum

John Paul Hunt                       Keith Pierce             *Charlie Taylor

*Betty Johnson                      Lorraine Phillips      * Mr/Mrs Whitbeck

Lori Lawrence                        Cheryl Poole                Ralph Wilkes

Eleanor Lerch                        Linda Potts                  Rick Willson

Emma Wheeler

Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and it's Leaders


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



9:15 am Choir Practice

5 pm    Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, October 4

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, October 5

7 pm Bd of Missions

7 pm Diaconate


Wednesday, October 6

5 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, October 7

7 pm Boy Scouts

Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!


Friday, October 8

Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer!


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“One Came Back” - Luke 17:11-19


Church News


Advisory Council Will Meet

Thursday, October 14

Members of the Advisory Council will meet in the church library at

7 pm, on Thursday, October 14. All boards and committees need to have a representative present with their budget figures for 2011.


A Note from the Pulpit Search Committee

The Search Committee had an organizational meeting on June 29, 2010. Following summer break we met on September 23, 2010 to begin our work. You will find a chart posted to the left of the front exit from the sanctuary showing the steps of the precess of calling a new minister that have thus far been completed. The next major task of the Search Committee is the development of a self-study which leads to the completion of a Church Profile. The Church Profile is the document used to match our church with prospective ministers. There is a great deal of work involved in developing the self-study and it is essential that the resulting profile is an accurate reflection of our church and congregation. This process is expected to take from September 2010 to May 2011. We hope to have a completed profile ready for review by our Regional Minister, Rev. Shoesmith by May 2011 and submitted to American Baptist Personnel Services in June 2011. In order to ensure accuracy, the Search Committee will be coming to the congregation many times over the next few months to gather pieces of information. Please be patient and assist us by participating in our information gathering. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our Committee members:Nancy Marion, Lyle Conrad, Judi Gibbs, Brittany Griffin, George Jensen, Greg Miller or Barbara Stewart. Thank You.

The Pulpit Committee


Congratulations to Ethel and Ralph!

Ethel and Ralph Clancy our newest United States citizens! They will be officially sworn in, in October.



Rev. Burke will be out of the office Mon & Tue, attending the ABC-NYS Biennial in Norwich.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       9/12               9/19               9/26                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                     65                  71                  64

Current Expenses               $1,113            $1,414          $1,036

Missions                                   169                  277              558

BT&T                                    1,174                 216                 70

Total                                    $2,456            $1,907          $1,664


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.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please speak with an usher for assistance.



God is.

Any questions?