224 Main Street                                                        November 6, 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.






*Song of Praise               “Open Our Eyes, Lord” (2X)          PB no. 59


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Stewardship                                                Sheryl Robbins                                             


*Call to Worship                                                                

Pastor: Enter the quiet simplicity of this place of worship.

People: We are grateful to be here!

Pastor: Let the noise and clutter of your week fall away.

People: We accept the simplicity and clarity of God's truth.

Pastor: Simplicity allows us to focus on the essentials of our faith!

People: The essentials of our faith give meaning to our lives.


*Hymn                        “When Morning Gilds the Skies”           No. 487


Scripture Reading      2 Corinthians 1:12, 11:3            NT pg. 239, 247


Unison Prayer

Creator God, We trust you to provide for our basic needs. Yet, Lord, we scramble, fuss and accumulate trying to fill the emptiness we sometimes feel. Help us to be satisfied with just enough. Turn our hearts to you in uncomplicated and deliberate action so that our lives can be full of joy, gratitude, and satisfaction, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




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                         “The Church's One Foundation”            No. 442                                           


Scripture Reading      Acts 2:46-47                                        NT pg. 160


Sermon      “The Spiritual Discipline of Simplicity”   Rev. Linda Foody


Ordinance of The Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord's Table

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks


*Hymn                        “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine”                    No. 321






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


Lay Reader:               Erma Mullins

Greeters:                    Tom & Barbara Burke

Ushers:                       Jack Clancy, Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,

                                    Erma Mullins, Pat Ames                       

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:


Jean Brewer

 Barbara Gage                                         Christian Modaffari

Mary Beth Greene                                 Mary Murphy

Betty Johnson                                         Ida Tharp

Greg Marion                                           Katherine Warren

Michael McBride                                   Stacy Whitney

The Family of George Slocum               The Family of Georgia Ovens


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Rieth) Fox    Thailand

Mr. Jeromy Emerling      Friendship House, Billings, Montana


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           


The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



5 pm Wellspring

11:30am Adult Sunday School - “Preparing for Leadership”

Noon Stewardship Pot Luck Luncheon

1:30 pm Turkey Walk


Monday, November 7

Noon Mission's Luncheon

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

6:30 pm Search Committee

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, November 8

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group


Wednesday, November 9

4 pm Backpack Program

6 pm Evening Food Distribution

6:30 pm Cub Scouts

7 pm “Invisible War” Small Group

7 pm Christian Education


Thursday, November 10

6:30 pm Search Committee

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, November 11

Happy Birthday to Eva Jean Best & Barbara Gage!


Next Week 's Theme & Scripture:

“The Spiritual Discipline of Prayer”

Luke 18:9-14

Next Week's Greeters: Ed & Rita Castillo

Next Week's Lay Reader: Lyle Conrad


Church News


Thanksgiving Food Baskets – just 2 weeks away!

Each day, we reap God's many blessings and Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on and be grateful for the blessings in our lives.

Plans are underway for our annual Thanksgiving Basket local mission project, and we will prepare 42 Thanksgiving Meal Baskets.  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.  In times of economic distress, many families suffer for various reasons. This is evident through the steady increase in families seeking assistance through Food for the Needy, and other agencies. Other churches that participate in the ecumenical project are PY United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and St. Paul's Lutheran. This opportunity to reach out in support of those less fortunate is an important mission project in our community.

Small contributions lead to successful completion and your continuing generosity has been unwavering for many years. Won't you help us to help others?


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.


Lunch With a Missionary

Monday, November 7 @ Noon

Tomorrow you have the opportunity to meet Tim Long, a missionary to Mexico that we have been supporting. 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.


Help Wanted

  1. 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.
  2. Cheerful and Friendly: congregation members who can serve as greeters and lay readers. Call the church office or a member of the Diaconate.


Ring the Bell for Christmas for the Needy

There is a sign up list for Ringing the Bell at Tops. Our day to ring is Friday, November 18. Usually we work in pairs and shifts are one hour. The sign up sheet is on the table in the lobby. Sign up! It's a great way to kick off the Christmas Season!!!


Board of Missions

Thanks to your generosity, we received $645 for the World Mission Offering last Sunday for a total of $964 toward our goal of $1000. From pledges, loose offering and Sunday School we also received $173.50 for the Treasury.


We Are Caregivers group

A casual support group for those who are caregivers or have been in the past. The next meeting will be Dec. 8, at 6 pm in the church library. Bring a dish-to-share. We Are Caregivers  ~ WAC   ~ We Aren't Crazy,  We Are Courageous!


Community  News


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to come together on Sunday, November 20, at 3 pm for a Community

Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Your donation of a non-perishable food item will go to support our local Food Pantry.


Calling Cookie Bakers

The Keuka Comfort Care Home is busy planning our 4th  Annual Holiday Cookie Walk and it's time to round up cookie bakers. If you are interested in baking 6 dozen (2 batches or more) of the same type of your favorite, special holiday cookie for us, we would love to have you participate. To sign up, call the KCCH at 536-1690 and let them know what kind of cookie you plan to bake. The cookies can be delivered to the Presbyterian Church in PY on the afternoon of December 16. The Holiday Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 10 am. Proceeds to benefit the Keuka Comfort Care Home.


Food for the Needy:

Cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies/fruits, pasta and sauce are needed to help Yates County families.


Backpack Program:

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


Yates County Habitat for Humanity

is now taking applications for a new family for an existing home at 3334 Skyline Drive. Applications are available at the the informational meeting at the address above on Sunday, November 13, at 2 pm. For more information call John Keenan at 536-9159.


Indoor Yates County Farm & Craft Market

Saturday, November 19 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church 9am – 1 pm

There will be fall vegetables and fruits, baked goods, jam & jellies, soaps, pottery, wreaths, and crafts.



Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                       10/16             10/23             10/30

                                                       51                  44                  51

Current Expenses                  $2,198           $1,348           $1,178

BT&T                                           180                 70                920

Total                                        $2,378          $1,418           $2,098



Running on Empty


     An AAA mechanic was called to the aid of a disabled vehicle, stopped along the side of a busy highway. After looking the vehicle over, he determined that the car was out of gas. He told the driver the problem, and began to reach for the spare gas that he always carried, when he was stopped cold by the driver's question: “Will it hurt the car if I drive it home with no gas?”


     All of us know that cars simply won't move without gas. But somehow, many of us seem to assume that the church will move without our tithes and offerings. That task is equally impossible. Our offerings keep the heat and lights on. They pay the people who keep our building clean, who lead us in music every week, who keep our office organized and running, who share the word of God with us on Sunday mornings. Our offerings ago around the world, supporting missionaries and ministries in the United States and beyond. They purchase our Sunday School literature and care for our children.


    From the biggest tasks to the smallest, our regular tithes and offerings are essential to keep our churches running. A steady stream of tithes and offerings is needed to do all of our tasks. As each of us participates in giving this year, we are providing the gas that helps us serve as the hands and feet of Christ in our world.



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.



Instead of telling God how big your storm is.

try telling the storm  how big your God is.