224 Main Street                                                       November 20, 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              “His Name is Wonderful”                  PB no. 7


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Stewardship                                                                                          


*Call to Worship                                                                

Pastor: Enter the presence of God with praise and thanksgiving!

People: Praise be to God!

Pastor: Many are the gifts that God bestows upon us!

People: Thanks be to God!

Pastor: Come into God's presence with rejoicing!

People: Praise be to God!

Pastor: Let us not forget any of God's benefits!

People: Thanks be to God!


*Hymn            “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”                  No. 551    


New Testament Reading       I Timothy 2:1; 4:4-5      NT pg. 283, 284


Unison Prayer

God of grace, we have so much for which to be thankful! Your love, grace, and forgiveness fill our lives. You provide for our needs. You bless us with people who care for us. The world that you have created for us to live in is beautiful  There is no end to your goodness, Thank You! Help us not to take for granted all Your blessings; through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.


Anthem                       “Thank You God”     


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.


A Litany on Stewardship                                                       See Insert




A Stewardship 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                        “Now Thank We All Our God”              No. 555


Scripture Reading      Philippians 4:6-7                                NT pg. 269

                                    Colossians 3:15-17                            NT pg. 273


Sermon                       “The Spiritual Discipline of Giving Thanks”       

                                                                                     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:               Judi Scheel

Greeters:                    Lisa Wood & Brittany Griffin

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr                     

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:


Eva Jean Best                                 Michael McBride

Jean Brewer                                    Christian Modaffari

Barbara Gage                                  Mary Murphy

Mary Beth Greene                          Ida Tharp

Betty Johnson                                  Katherine Warren

Greg Marion                                    Stacy Whitney


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) 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


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



Bring out Christmas Decorations – help is needed see Barb Burke

Adult Sunday School class will not meet again until Dec. 4.

12 Noon Packing Thanksgiving Food Boxes

3 pm Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service - St. Paul's Lutheran Church

5 pm Wellspring

Happy Birthday to Marge Cornell!


Monday, November 21

9 am December Newsletter deadline

7 pm Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Judi Scheel!


Tuesday, November 22

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group

8:30 am Wellspring Bible Study


Wednesday, November 23

6:30 pm Cub Scouts

7 pm “Invisible War” Small Group


Thursday, November 24

Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 25

The Church Office is Closed


Saturday, November 26

10 am Wellspring Study


Next Week 's Theme & Scripture:

“Are You Spiritually Alert and Waiting?” - I Corinthians 1:3-9 and Mark 13:24-37

Next Week's Greeters: The Clancy Family - Next Week's Lay Reader: Greg Marion


Church News


Thanksgiving Basket Campaign

Today we will pack boxes of food for needy families in Yates County. We certainly appreciate your help in making this happen with both your monetary donation and  your time!  We will start right after coffee hour, hope to see you in the Great Room.


FBC Membership

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


Board of Missions

The Board of Mission reports that $197.20 was received on November 13th. The average receipts for the first two Sundays in November was $392. Our budgeted obligations by the end of December total $4110. If we want to start next year with a minimum balance of $500, we must receive an average of $405 or more per week over the next six weeks. This amount included support for American Baptist related institutions in New York State. Please be generous and do your part to help us meet this goal.


Calling All Knitters and Crocheters

We are collecting 6X6” squares knitted or crocheted in any color, style or pattern to make a quilt. The quilt will be given to someone in our congregation or our community who is in need of an extra “hug”. This is a great way to use up those extra odds and ends of yarn while ministering to others. There will be 2 drop off boxes for the squares: one on the desk by the Great Room entrance and one on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Thank you in advance for your help – let's get those needles clicking!! Questions call Pam Scutt at 536-2791.


Card Shower

We are enlisting the help of everyone to send a card shower to Marge Moulton. Marge's birthday is December 1, this year she will turn 90, and every year she is away over her birthday and the holidays at her son's home in Indianapolis.  If you would like to be a part of this you may send your cards to: Marge Moulton c/o John Moulton, 1778 Crabtree Court, Terra Haute, IN 47803.


Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?                       10/30              11/6               11/13

                                                       51                 49                    69

Current Expenses                  $1,178          $1,927             $1,171

BT&T                                           920               395                  165

Total                                        $2,098         $2,322              $1,336


Community  News


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.


You Are Invited

To Clifford LeBarr's 60th Birthday on Saturday, December 10th, from 1–3 pm at the Penn Yan Moose Club.


Food for the Needy:

Cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies/fruits,

pasta and sauce are needed to help Yates County families. The December distribution date is Friday, December 16, from 9am-11am.


The Food for the Needy program and the Yates County Red Cross in Penn Yan have begun a new partnership for the distribution of emergency food. From now on, food will only be available at the PYFBC during the regular monthly distributions. At all other times, boxes of non-perishable food may be picked up at the Red Cross office at 121 East Main Street, Penn Yan.


Christmas For the Needy

toy, stocking stuffer and clothing distributions will be at the US Army Reserve Center on December 15, by appointment, from 8:15a m until 4 pm. Please sign up for appointments. Forms are available at ProAction Office for the Aging and through the schools. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Dec. 2.


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.



When GOD solves your problems,  you have faith in HIS abilities.

When GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.