224 Main Street                                                            October 31, 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.


“Doing God's Will”



Prelude                                                                               Sheryl Robbins          


Song of Praise            “Change My Heart, O God”                PB No. 25


Welcome & Announcements


Hymn                          “Holy, Holy, Holy”                                 No. 138

*Invocation – Read in Unison


            Almighty God, You are infinate, eternal and unchangeable, glorious in holiness, full of love and compassion, abundant in grace and truth. All your works praise you. Accept our praise, we pray in the name of Jesus, who taught us to pray...


*The Lord's Prayer


Scripture Reading      Psalm 119:137-144                              OT pg. 680


Anthem                       “Go In Love”                                        Don Besig


Children's Time                                                           


*Hymn                        “Amazing Grace”                                    No. 280

                                         Birthday choice of Jeanette O'Brien


Prayers for the People 


Scripture                     Ruth 1:1-18                                          OT pg. 289


Sermon                       “A Full Reward”                           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                        “O Jesus, I Have Promised”                    No. 388






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


Lay Reader:               Greg Marion

Greeters:                    Greg, Tammy, Erik & Kyle Miller

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Brittany Griffith, Erma Mullins,

                                    Barbara Stewart, Cheryl Stewart

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:

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


Tom Burke                                       

Bill Gillette                                         Jennifer Schoen

John Paul Hunt                                   Charlie Taylor           

Frank Modaffari                                Stub Vaughn

Barbara Mortensen                           Mr/Mrs Whitbeck    

Keith Pierce                                                               


Our Special Missionaries:

Kristy Engel–Dominican Republic

Cynthia Harper–Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY


Clark Meadows      Ralph Wilkes

Clinton Crest:            Burton Barcliff            Alice Fairbrother

                                                                         Gerry Lane

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman             Willie Nelson

                                    Irene Wachala             Ruth Sampson                     

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Kathryn Clayson

                                    Margaret Hartwell     Georgia Oven

Quail Summit:          Alice Wise


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee

This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



9:15 am Choir Practice

11 am Sunday School

There will be no Adult Sunday School Class today

5 pm    Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, November 1

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, November 2

Election Day – remember to vote!

Happy Birthday Jeanette O'Brien!


Wednesday, November 3

5 pm Backpack Program

7 pm “The Miracle of Life Change” Small Group


Thursday, November 4

7 pm Bd of Missions Meeting

7 pm Diaconate Meeting

7 pm Boy Scouts Meeting


Saturday, November 6

Daylight Saving Time ends:  turn your clocks back 1 hour at bedtime


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”

Isaiah 53:1-6


Church  News


Homecoming Sunday

November 21, 2010

12:00 Noon

First Baptist Church of Penn Yan


Sunday, November 21, has been designated as “Homecoming Sunday” here at First Baptist Church.

To make it a special day at our church, we are asking all of our church family and friends to please be here.


The day will begin with a Worship Service

at  10:00 A.M. The theme will be
“Counting Our Blessings”.

Following the service we will have a

 “Thanksgiving Dinner” in the Great Room.


We are looking forward to our Church Homecoming.

Remember, to make it a success we need YOU to be here with us.  Please Come !!!



The World Mission Offering

Total to date is $1,042 – just $108 short of the goal of $1,150. You can still help us reach our goal.

Thank you for your generosity!!


Sunday School Classes

Did you know we that offer classes for all ages? Our Adult Sunday School Class meets following worship at 11 am, in the Library. Please stop in, give the class a try, everyone is welcome!

While there will be no class today, Oct. 31; here is a list of the lessons for November.

7 -   “Accountable in Community”

14 - “Tempering in Discernment”

21 - “God's Revelation to Moses” (Starts new series: God Reveals)

28 - “God's Covenant with Israel”


Small Group Study

“The Miracle of Life Change” is a new small group study of Ephesians 4. The group meets on Wednesday nights at 7 pm in the library and is open to both men women. The meetings 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.


Joy Circle

There will be a gathering of the JOY Circle on Friday, November 12, at 6 pm at the home of Cindy Ovens.


We Need Your Input!

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 tomorrow.  His number is 536-4745.


Turkey Walk

Next Sunday, Nov. 7, is the Turkey Walk which raises money to purchase meat for the Christmas Baskets for the Needy. From our congregation, the Clancy's are walking, be sure to see them to sponsor their efforts.  It's not too late to sign up, see Erma Mullins. 


Deacons & Bd of Missions

Note a change in the meeting schedule:  due to election day, the Board of Missions and the Diaconate will both meet on

Thursday, November 4, at 7 pm.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       10/10          10/17            10/24                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                       61               57                 64

Current Expenses                 $3,364           $823          $1,072

Missions                                      454         1,017                393

BT&T                                          195            121                150

Total                                       $4,013       $1,961           $1,615



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.


Food Pantry

For the month of November the Food Pantry is asking for breakfast cereals and boxed macaroni and cheese. Anything you can do to help is very much appreciated!!


Election Day Dinner   

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 5-7 pm. at Penn Yan Academy - $6.50 per person. Proceeds benefit the class of 2011 Operation Graduation event.


Harvest Turkey Dinner

Bluff Point Methodist Church will host a Harvest Turkey Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 pm. $8.00 per person.


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.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please speak with an usher for assistance.