224 Main Street                                                            October 24, 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 Prayer Life”


Prelude                                                                            Sheryl Robbins         


Song of Praise            “Welcome to the Family”                    PB no. 62

                                     Birthday choice of Scott Robbins


Welcome & Announcements


Hymn                          “O Worship the King”                            No. 476             




            Heavenly Father, help us set aside our busy lives to worship you. Take all that clutters our minds and bring them in order before your throne. Examine our calendar, our commitments and our daily tasks so that all we do may glorify you. Hear our prayer, O Lord, we ask this in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer


Scripture Reading      Psalm 84:1-7                                         OT pg. 650


Anthem                       “Lord, Hear Our Prayer”                     Don Besig


Children's Time                                                           


*Hymn                        “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”         No. 403


Prayers for the People 


Prayer Response       “Open My Eyes”                          No. 324 vs. 1,2                                       

                                     Birthday choice of Bob Fullagar


Scripture                     Luke 18:9-14                                     NT pg. 109


Sermon                       “What Are Your Prayers Like?”

                                                                                  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                        “Take My Life”                                       No. 391

                                     Birthday choice of Pam Scutt





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


Lay Reader:               Kathie Lawrence

Greeters:                    Margaret Mills & Jean Brewer

Ushers:                       Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins,

                                    Matt Scutt, George Slocum, John FM Tharp         

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              Elwood Whitbeck

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

5:00  pm    Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, October 25

7:00 pm     Community Chorus

                 Happy Birthday to Pam Scutt!

                 Happy Birthday to Bob Fullagar!

                 Happy Birthday to Scott Robbins!


Wednesday, October 27

9:00 am     Food for the Needy – set up

5:00 pm     Backpack Program

7:00 pm    “The Miracle of Life Change” Small Group


Thursday, October 28

9 :00 am    Food for the Needy – packing

7 :00 am    Search Committee Meeting

7:00 pm     Boy Scouts Meeting


Friday, October 29

9 :00 am    Food for the Needy – distribution


Sunday, October 31

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:

“Finding Real Fulfillment”

Ruth 1:1-18


Church  News


Search Committee - Thursday, October 28

Reminder that there will be a meeting of the Search Committee in the Library at 7 pm.


Small Group Study

“The Miracle of Life Change” is a new small group study of Ephesians 4. The group will meet on Wednesday nights beginning this week, Oct. 27, at 7 pm in the library and is open to both men women. Each meeting will open with a short dvd message from Chip Ingram followed by a group discussion and study sheets. This is a 10 week study and we will continue until we feel we need to stop for the Christmas time.

Everyone is welcome !!!


Turn in Your Surveys

Remember to complete and turn in your survey that was in the October Newsletter. If you need another, you can find it 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.


Community  News


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”


Can You Help?

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.


Ordination Service

You are invited to Phyllis Granger's Ordination Service on Saturday, October 30, 2010, 2 pm at First Baptist Church 134 North Main Street, Geneva.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       10/3               10/10          10/17

                                                     67                    61               57

Current Expenses               $2,927             $3,364           $823

Missions                                   410                   454         1,017

BT&T                                       294                   195            121

Total                                    $3,631              $4,013       $1,961



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.


God  is  the  potter,

We  are  only  his  clay.