BULLETIN FOR October 9, 2011



224 Main Street                                                            October 9, 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   “There's Something About That Name”    PB No. 78          


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Mission                                                       Don Lawrence                                                 


*Call To Worship

Pastor: Welcome to this place on this day!

People: We love to come to this sacred place!

Pastor: We come to meet God here and to acquire peace, grace, hope and wisdom.

People: Here we acquire the tools that we need for life's journey. Let us give thanks!


*Hymn                       “Come, Thou Almighty King”                             No. 139     


Old Testament Reading        Job 12:12-13                          OT pg. 564


*Unison Prayer

Gracious God, We have seen Your hand abide with us throughout our days. We have met life's challenges with your grace. As we look back we see how all the little pieces of the puzzle of our lives fit together. Your work is a mystery to us. We are grateful that you have been with us each step of the way and we thank you because we know that you will be with us today and each day as we move forward. Amen!


Anthem                       “Come To The Water”         


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                        “Called as Partners in Christ Service”    No. 343                                       


Gospel Reading         1 Peter 3:8-9                                       NT pg. 318


Sermon               “Tasks Of The Golden Years”        Rev. Linda Foody


*Hymn                        “By Gracious Powers”                            No. 342                                            




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


Lay Reader:                 Pam Scutt

Greeters:                    Judi & Russ Scheel

Ushers:                       Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Paul Nash,

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Ethel Clancy,      

                                    Barbara Stewart

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:


Barbara Gage                                         Michael McBride

Mary Beth Greene                                 Mary Murphy

Betty Johnson                                         George Slocum

Greg Marion                                           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



11:30  am Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring


Monday, October 10

7 pm Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Clarence Ansley!


Tuesday, October 11

10:30am Mary & Martha Circle

7 pm Deacons Meeting

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz


Wednesday, October 12

4 pm Backpack Program

6 pm Evening Food for the Needy Distribution

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

7 pm Christian Education Meeting


Next Week 's Theme: “Called As A People of Mission”

Luke 10:1-20


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.


From the Church Office

Next Monday, October 17, at 9 am is the deadline to have your articles in for the November Newsletter.


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.


New Support Group

Starting Thursday, October 27 @ 6pm

Are you a caregiver? Do you feel isolated? Do you fight with feelings of guilt? Do you ever want to just be able to talk with someone for reassurance or direction? Introducing “We Are Caregivers”. A casual support group to help you know you're not alone. All are welcome. Who you care for isn't important. Whether you're the caregiver of an elderly person or of someone of  any age who just needs your help to live their life, this is an opportunity to get together with others going through similar circumstances. If you have been a caregiver it the past, you may be the source of encouragement or advice for someone who needs your help now. Join us one the 4th Thursday of each month at 6 pm in the church library. The first meeting will be held Thursday, October 27. Please bring a potluck dish-to-pass.


Questions – contact: Cathy MacDougall - Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm 531-8390, or Pastor Linda at the church office Mon-Fri 536-9821.

WAC ..... We Are Caregivers ..... We Aren't Crazy ..... We Are Courageous!


Thank You

Rev. Foody  would  like to  thank  the  39  people  who participated  in  the  small  group  gatherings!  Lots  of  good information  was  collected  and  she  enjoyed  getting to  know  everyone  better. This  was  a  good  turnout. Congratulations!


“The Invisible War”

Starting Wednesday, October 12@ 7pm

Have you ever wondered if Satan really IS waging some kind of war against us? The Bible clearly teaches us that Satan is on a mission to destroy God's people. The problem is, Satan doesn't telegraph his temptations and schemes. Instead, he's very secretive as he attempts to lead Christians down a delicate, subtle, gradual path of deception.

  1. Is there an unseen battle?
  2. How can I defend myself?
  3. How can I win?

That's what we'll study in the upcoming SMALL GROUP MEETINGS beginning Wed., Oct. 12 at 7 pm in the choir room. These meetings are open to ALL INTERESTED in learning how we can have a sure victory over the enemy! May this study increase your wisdom and strengthen you for the future! Keep Looking Up ~ Cheryl Stewart


Yes I Can Help!

Mary Beth Greene is in need of rides on Mon Wed & Fri to Victor for dialysis treatments. This is a commitment from 11:30am-6pm. Call Mary Beth at  304-532-2205.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                        9/18                 9/25              10/2

                                                      65          no count        no count

Current Expenses                $1,109              $1,638           $1,689

BT&T                                         180                  165                170

Total                                      $1,289             $1,803           $1,859


Mission Report

September Budget Receipts: $2003.25

Memorial Fund Contribution: $200

World Mission Offering:$15

Paid: United Mission Basics: $1170 and $740 of $880 for Specifics.

Treasury Balance: $1191.20

Income for October 2, 2011

Pledges: $157

Loose Offering: $24.20


What's In Your  Hand? Exodus 4:2


     When God called Moses to lead the people of Israel out of bondage, God met Moses in the wilderness. Moses, like many of us, made excuses and looked at when he did not have. God simply asked Moses, “What is that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2) Moses went on to make lots of excuses as to why God needed to look for someone else. In the end, Moses accepted the role God had for him and led the people out of Egypt. He led them from being a people to being a nation because he used what he had for God's purpose.


     It is very easy to fall into the trap of despair when times are hard. There are many of our fellowship who are suffering the very real pain of loss of jobs or homes. Even those of us whose incomes have not been affected by the current economic climate are retrenching and counting our pennies. All of this talk of crisis and hardship-and we are still among the wealthiest people on earth. We still have many resources that can be used for God's purposes.


     It is very common in the church for us to look at our situations through the lens of scarcity. We focus our energies and dialogues around what we can't do-what we can't afford-how little there is. This my friends, is not the God honoring way we should look at things.


     God is always generous! God always provides all we need to accomplish the mission and ministry that God has for us. God asks us as God asked Moses, “What is in your hand?”


     You are invited to look at what you have. What has God given you? Look again-and ask yourself, “How does God want me to use what I have to be the hands and feet of Christ?”


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

Cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies/fruits, pasta and sauce are always needed.


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 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. They meet at 4:30 pm each Wednesday.


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.


Prayer: Don't  give  God  instructions;

Just  report  for  duty.