224 Main Street                                                            October 17, 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.


 “Missions Giving”


Prelude                                   Sheryl Robbins         


Song of Praise                       “I Will Serve You”                     PB no. 54


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Missions            Ed Castillo


Hymn                                     “Be Thou My Vision”                  No. 339       



            Gracious God, we gather here today to accept your call to come to Jesus. Help us to grow in loving you with our heart, mind, and strength. Send the power of the Holy Spirit upon us to make us your instruments of change in the world through Christ our Lord who taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer


Scripture Reading                   Psalm 23                                      OT pg. 607


Anthem                                  “Give Us A Vision”                       Pepper Chaplin


Children's Time                                                           


*Hymn                        “Open My Eyes That I May See”           No. 324


Prayers for the People          


Scripture                                  Luke 19:1-10                                 NT pg. 110


Sermon                       “Jesus' Mission: Come, Grow, Change”

                                                                                  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                        “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”        No. 281





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


Lay Reader:               Nancy Marion

Greeters:                    Brittany Griffin & Jennifer Slocum

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Clifford Lebarr, Cindy Ovens             

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




Today’s bulletin is in honor of Beth (DeLooza) and Jim Travis as they renew their vows with an actual wedding ceremony and reception today. Please keep them in your prayers as Jim is due to be deployed to Afghanistan in November.               ~ ~ Diane DeLooza


Please   be   in   Prayer   for:


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Alice Fairbrother

                                                                        Gerry Lane

At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

                                    Elwood Whitbeck        Irene Wachala

At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer        Kathryn Clayson

                                    Margaret Hartwell     Georgia Ovens

Our Special Missionaries:

Kristy Engel–Dominican Republic

Cynthia Harper–Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY


Prayers for:

Tom Burke

Bill Gillette                                         Ruth Sampson

John Paul Hunt                                   Jennifer Schoen        

Frank Modaffari                                Charlie Taylor

Barbara Mortensen                           Stub Vaughn  

Keith Pierce                                       Mr/Mrs Whitbeck                

Cheryl Poole                                        Ralph Wilkes                 

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

11:00 am Sunday School

12 Noon Gad-Abouts out to lunch

5:00 pm           Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, October 18

November Newsletter articles are due today

7:00 pm Community Chorus


Wednesday, October 20

5:00 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, October 21

7:00 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, October 23

9:00 am Keuka Quilters


Sunday. October 24

9:15 am Choir Practice

10:00 am Service of Worship and Praise

11:00 am Sunday School

5:00 pm           Wellspring Fellowship


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“What Are Your Prayers Like?”

Luke 18:9-14


Church News


Search Committee

Remember to complete and turn in your survey that was in the October Newsletter. If you need another, you can find them on the table in the foyer. Thank you!!!


Nominating Committee

All Boards need to have the names for the nominating committee in to George Jensen by November 1.  His number is 536-4745.


Turkey Walk

Sunday, November 7

The Penn Yan Council of Churches  is preparing for the annual Turkey Walk. All monies raised will go towards purchasing meat for Chrismas Baskets for the Needy. We are looking for people to walk the route and those who would sponsor those who walk. Sign up sheets are available in the office or see Erma Mullins for questions/information.



I would like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy days to call and send cards during my recent illness. I also would like to thank everyone for the prayers that were lifted up for myself and my family. They were deeply appreciated.

Thank you, again.

Betty & Walt Johnson and family


New clock

In the back of the sanctuary there is a new clock. It has been given to the church with best wishes and affection for Rev. Richard Burke  by the Gibbs Family and the Clancy Family,

 in memory of Warner L. Gibbs.


Community News


Ham Dinner

All proceeds go to Yates Co. Habitat for Humanity

Date: Saturday, October 23          Time: 5 – 7 pm

Price per person: $8.50                 Children: $6.50

Place: Penn Yan United Methodist Church


Red Cross Needs & Things

The Red Cross attempts to meet the hygiene needs of those who are unable to provide for themselves. Currently, they are in need of: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap.

A box is available in the sanctuary, look for the “Red Cross”


Food Pantry

Penn Yan Council of Churches is searching for volunteers to help out with the Food Pantry here at FBC. If you are available an hour a week or an hour a month and are interested in serving in this capacity, see Erma Mullins our Council Representative.


Supporting Our Neighbor Churches

Dresden United Methodist Church is having a  “Home for the Holidays” event on Sat. Oct. 23, from 9 am to 2 pm. Featuring early holiday shopping; there will be baked goods, homemade candy, hats, pet gifts, white elephant, jewelry, crafts and lunch too!


Organ and Piano Recital

Bath Presbyterian Church presents an Organ and Piano Recital on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 pm. Performances by Judy Aho, Ellie Boutwell and Onalee Nixon. This event takes place at Pulteney Square, is free, and refreshments will be provided


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       9/26             10/3               10/10                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                     64                67                     61

Current Expenses               $1,036          $2,927             $3,364

Missions                                   558               410                   454

BT&T                                         70               294                   195

Total                                    $1,664          $3,631              $4,013


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, 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.