224 Main Street                                                           October 23, 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.



Prelude & Chimes


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


Welcome & Announcements                                              


*Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Enter the sacred space.

People: Listen to the quiet.

Pastor: In the silence can be heard the still small voice of God.

People: Surely God speaks to those who seek him!

All: Let us wait upon the Lord!




Old Testament Reading        Habakkuk 2:1-4                   OT pg. 1017


Unison Prayer

Heavenly Father, in the stillness of this place we seek you. We long to gain a deeper understanding of you. We long to know you in a way that will transform our lives. We long to know what unique purpose and task you are calling us to as individuals and as a church. Clear away the sin and destructive behaviors which mar our effectiveness. Enable us to hear you and to clearly see the vision you have for us, in the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.


Anthem                      “Hold On to Hope”                


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. 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 Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord”       No. 419                                                        


Gospel Reading         Romans 8:28-30                                NT pg. 211


Sermon                       “Called According to God's Purpose”     Rev. Linda Foody                                                                                                                                                                  


*Hymn                        “Thou Art Worthy (2X)”                      PB no. 73                                                                                        





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


Today's Bulletin is Dedicated in Memory of Steven Rasmussen,

son of Harold & Karen Rasmussen.


Ushers:                       George Slocum, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,

                                    Ed & Rita Castillo, John 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:


Barbara Gage                                        Mary Murphy

Mary Beth Greene                                George Slocum

Betty Johnson                                        Ida Tharp         

Greg Marion                                          Katherine Warren

Michael McBride                                  Stacy Whitney

Christian Modaffari                              The Family of Georgia Ovens


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


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

11:30am Adult Sunday School


Monday, October 24

7 pm Community Chorus

7:15 pm Council of Churches at BMC


Tuesday, October 25

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Happy Birthday to Pam Scutt and Scott Robbins!


Wednesday, October 26

9 am Food for the Needy-set up

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

7 pm “Invisible War” Small Group


Thursday, October 27

9 am Food for the Needy-packing

7 pm “WAC” Caregivers Support Group

7 pm Boy Scout


Friday, October 28

9 am Food for the Needy-distribution


Next Week 's Theme & Scripture:

“God Changes Lives”

Acts 9:1-31

~ Next Week's Greeters: The Clancy's  ~  Next Week's LR: Barb Burke ~


Church News


FBC Membership

If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a member of First Baptist Church please speak with Rev. Foody or one of the Deacons.


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 and to get together with others going through similar circumstances. 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's daytime business phone Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm 531-8390 or Pastor Linda at the church office Mon-Fri 536-9821.

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


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.


New Address for Margaret Mills

St. Mark's Terrace, 110 Chapel Street,  Apt. 717


Help Wanted

Someone who can act as a liaison and help keep the lines of communication open between PYFBC and The Food for the Needy Program. Call the church office if you can serve in this capacity.


Cheerful and Friendly: congregation members who can serve as greeters and lay readers. Call the church office or a member of the Diaconate.


Don't Miss This! Sunday, November 6 @ Noon

Mark your calendar for the annual Stewardship Pot-Luck Luncheon to kick off our Stewardship Drive! Bring a dish-to-share and your own table service. The Bd of Trustees will provide beverages. Your Stewardship Cards will be available for you to pick up.


“The Invisible War” Wednesdays @ 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. Is there an unseen battle? How can I defend myself? How can I win? That's what we'll be studying in the SMALL GROUP MEETINGS that take place on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the choir room.  May this study increase your wisdom and strengthen you for the future!


Thank  You  For Thinking  of  Me

Thank you for the flowers and card for Pastor Appreciation Month.  Rev. Foody


From the Board of Mission

The World Mission Offering goal is $1000. On October 16th we received $63. The total to date is $110. We received $95 in pledges and $21 in the loose offering. Please keep your pledges and offerings up to date so that we may meet our budget obligations.


Turkey Walk Sunday, November 6

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches is hosting the Annual Turkey Walk to raise funds to purchase meat for the Christmas Food Baskets.  Walkers will meet here at First Baptist Church parking lot at 1 pm to register. The walk begins at 1:30 pm.

Can you walk? Will you sponsor someone who is willing to do the walking? Thanks to you and the community, $2,903 was raised at last year's Turkey Walk.


Community  News


Food for the Needy:

Cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies/fruits, pasta and sauce are needed at this time.


Backpack Program:

Your donations of fruit/applesauce/pudding cups, granola bars, individual size foods etc are appreciated to help feed school age kids over the weekends.



Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                       10/2               10/9             10/16

                                                      65                                       51

Current Expenses                $1,689          $ 1,178           $2,198

BT&T                                        170                 115               180

Total                                      $1,859           $1,293           $2,378


 ~ Kindness is difficult to give away

    because it keeps coming back!