BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 30, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street October 30, 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 “Lord, Be Glorified” (3X) PB no. 31
Welcome & Announcements
*Call to Worship
Pastor: Enter the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit!
People: For the Holy Spirit dwells among God's people!
Pastor: When the Holy Spirit is present, God changes lives!
People: Holy Spirit change us and change the lives of all who enter here!
*Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” No. 376
Responsive Reading Psalm 67 OT pg. 636
Creator God, You move through our lives in ways that we do not always understand. You have a purpose for us. Each encounter that we have with another person is a divine appointment. Help us to see that our words and our actions are meant to touch the lives of others. Help us to look for and to invite your Holy Spirit into all of our relationships. May we be your hands, your feet, and your voice to our generation. Through Jesus Christ , we pray. Amen.
Anthem “Simple Gifts”
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.
*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 “God, Bless Your Church with Strength!” No. 418
Gospel Reading Acts 9:1-31 NT pg. 70
Sermon “God Changes Lives” Rev. Linda Foody
*Hymn “God Is So Good” PB no. 8
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand
Lay Reader: Barbara Burke
Greeters: Jack, Ethel, Ralph & Eli Clancy
Ushers: Stan Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart,
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: email@example.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody 2215 Clark Road
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
Pastor's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be in Prayer for:
Jean Brewer Christian Modaffari
Barbara Gage Mary Murphy
Mary Beth Greene George Slocum
Betty Johnson Ida Tharp
Greg Marion Katherine Warren
Michael McBride Stacy Whitney
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
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 am Search Committee
11:30am Adult Sunday School
Monday, October 31
7 pm Community Chorus
Tuesday, November 1
3:30 pm Bd of Missions
7 pm Deacons
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group
Wednesday, November 2
4 pm Backpack Program
7 pm “Invisible War” Small Group
7:30 pm Habitat for Humanity
Happy Birthday to Jeanette O'Brien!
Thursday, November 3
7 pm Boy Scouts
Friday, November 4
11 am Committee on Ministry
Saturday, November 5
9 am Keuka Quilters
Church Pot-Luck Luncheon! - Next 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.
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. Thanks to you and the community, $2,903 was raised at last year's Turkey Walk.
Can you walk? Will you sponsor someone who is willing to do the walking?
Lunch With a Missionary - Monday, November 7 @ Noon
In just one week you have the opportunity to meet Tim Long, a missionary to Mexico that we have been supporting. On Monday, November 7, Tim will be here at FBC to meet with you and to talk about his mission and to answer your questions about life as a Baptist Missionary. Bring a brown bag lunch and invite a friend to join you.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets – just 3 weeks away!
Once again this year the Deacons will pack 42 Thanksgiving Food Baskets to help give needy families a thankful holiday. The Deacons, out of their funds will purchase the turkeys and they are seeking donations from the congregation to purchase the remaining foods. They do the shopping for you! Then on November 20, you are invited to join them in the Great Room to pack the baskets.
Won't you help us to help others?
New Support Group
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. Questions – contact:
Cathy MacDougall: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 531-8390 or Pastor Linda at the church office Mon-Fri 536-9821.
We Are Caregivers WAC We Aren't Crazy, We Are Courageous!
- 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.
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.
Board of Missions
Thank you for your Missions contributions on October 23. We received $708 in pledges and $40.80 from the Loose Offering. World Mission Offering receipts were $209. The total to date is $319 toward our goal of $1000.
Once Again, Thank You!
Thank you again for the surprise basket of goodies for Pastor Appreciation Month. Rev. Foody
The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club Fall Production of “The Diary of Anne Frank”
An impassioned drama about the real lives of eight Jews hiding for two years from the Nazis in a concealed storage annex in Amsterdam, “The Diary of Anne Frank” captures their daily existence – their fears, loneliness, hope, laughter and grief
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, November 3, 4, 5 at 7 pm Sunday, November 6, at 2 pm at the Penn Yan Academy Auditorium. Ticket prices: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and students at the door. Advance tickets available at Long's Cards & Books, and Pinckneys Hardware for $8 and $7.
Food for the Needy:
Cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies/fruits, pasta and sauce are needed at this time.
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? 10/9 10/16 10/23
Current Expenses $ 1,178 $2,198 $1,348
BT&T 115 180 70
Total $1,293 $2,378 $1,418
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.
~ Exercise daily. Walk with the Lord! ~