224 Main Street                                                        November 28, 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.


~ First Sunday of Advent ~ “The Cast of Christmas” ~


Commitment Sunday


Prelude                                                                                        Sheryl Robbins                                                                                                                                                                      

Song of Praise     “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”     No. 8         


Welcome & Announcements


The Lighting of the Advent Candle                                             Fran Morse

                                                                                                      Cheryl Stewart    


*Hymn                        “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”              No. 9                                   


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 130                                      OT pg. 684


Anthem                       “Emmanuel Is Coming”                            Besig


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Angels We Have Heard on High”          No. 23

                                            Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller


Pastoral Prayer


The Lord's Prayer


Scripture                     Luke 2:25-40                                               NT  pg. 80


Sermon                      “Simeon & Anna –                                       Rev. Richard Burke

                                    Committed County Folk”          




*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


*Commitment Prayer – in unison

Gracious God, We thank you for the privilege of giving back to you a portion of what you give to us so bountifully. We dedicate this offering and our pledges for the coming year. Help us to  be generous and faithful stewards as well as being your hands and feet in this time and place. Amen        


*Hymn                        “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”            No. 1





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


The flowers on the altar this morning are in loving memory of

Elsie “Peg” Pond from her children and great grandchildren.


Advent Readers:        Fran Morse & Cheryl Stewart          

Greeters:                    Eva Dillon and Erma Mullins

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:


Milly Bloomquist                               John Paul Hunt

Holly Buchanan                                  Mary Murphy

Tom Burke                                         Marion Perry

Margaret Drakely                             Keith Pierce

Alice Fairbrother                                Jennifer Schoen

Bill Gillette                                        Andrew Stewart          

Deya Glover                                       Charlie Taylor

Mary Beth Greene                             Stub Vaughn

Bernie Gridley                                    Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck


Our Special Missionaries:

Kristy Engel–Dominican Republic

Cynthia Harper–Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY


Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes

Clinton Crest:             Burton Barcliff            Kathryn Clayson      

                                    Gerry Lane

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman             Willie Nelson

                                    Irene Wachala             Ruth Sampson

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell

                                    Georgia Ovens

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise


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



9:15 am Choir Practice

11 am Children's Sunday School

11 am Adult Sunday School: “God's Covenant With Israel”

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, November 29

7 pm Community Chorus


Wednesday, December 1

5 pm Backpack Program

7 pm “The Miracle of Life Change” Small Group

Happy Birthday to Marge Moulton!


Thursday, December 2

7 pm Boy Scouts


Saturday, December 4

9:30 am All Church Family Sanctuary Decorating

Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller!


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

Advent Theme - The Cast of Christmas

“Angels and Shepherds”

Luke 2:8-20


Church  News


Come Help Decorate the Sanctuary

Saturday, December 4

Everyone is invited to join this festive event! Bring a morning snack to share: coffee cake, cider, donuts, juice, bagels & cream cheese. We will start at 9:30 am. See You Here!!!


Can You Help?

Cristine Conklin needs a ride to Dundee Family Care Center on Monday, December 6, for a 10 am appointment. Call Cristine at 536-0415 if you can help her out.


December Kid's Club !

Under the guidance of Eileen Modafarri there will be a Kid's Club Christmas Activity Night on December 17, that will be open to kids in grades K-5. The plan is to hold this from 6-8 pm and with the help of volunteers the children will be served a simple meal and have some craft time.  If you would like to volunteer your time to help that evening or if you would like to help in another way we need: pre-baked cut-out cookies to decorate, and some small unisex pre-wrapped gifts or you may give a monetary donation. If you need more information call Eileen at


Ladies: Let's Go Out to Lunch

The Mary & Martha Circle will be going out to lunch to the Antique Inn for their December meeting. We are inviting ALL ladies of the church to go with us. Our date is Tuesday, December 14. Please call Erma Mullins at 536-8730 to make your reservations.


We need people

… People to ride the Council of Churches bus on Sunday mornings during December. If you can help, or have any questions, please see Rita. Thanks!


While Away – use these addresses to keep in touch

Marge Moulton – 1191 Promontary Trail, Zionsville, IN 46077

Clancy's – 1409 Causey Court, Sanibel, FL 33957


Thank You!!!

To all who rang the bell on Friday. and to all who helped with the celebration on Sunday, many thanks. Because of the generosity of Dawn, Elaine, and Kathy (the caterers who wouldn't take any money for their work) and you who gave, and worked on packing the boxes, setting the tables, serving and cleaning up we have $250 to give to the Deacon's Fund to help with the needs of the community.

….. Thanks again, The Diaconate


Poinsettias for the Sanctuary

It's a tradition that every Christmas Season we adorn the sanctuary with poinsettias. If you would like to place a plant in the sanctuary for the Christmas Season in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone, please fill out the portion below and put it in the offering plate or you may leave it in the church office. Bring your plant to the church anytime after December 4.


Given by: ______________________________________

In Memory of: __________________________________

In Honor of: ___________________________________


Every Sunday is Stewardship Sunday

Most Americans associate the month of November with Thanksgiving. In American Baptist Churches,we also think of November as a time to express our thankfulness to God for his many gifts to us. We do this as generous disciples by promising to return a portion of our financial resources to God through the ministry of our local churches. In many churches, this giving is celebrated on “Stewardship Sunday,” usually the second Sunday of the month.


In reality, every Sunday is Stewardship Sunday! As disciples of Jesus, we are aware that everything comes to us as a gracious provision of God's love. Every  moment of each day and every breath we take is granted to us by God, and we are called to be stewards (or careful and wise managers) of all – including the time we have to live on this earth. Every day belongs to God, including the Sundays, so every Sunday reminds us that we are called to be good stewards of our time and all of the gifts from God which we enjoy.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       11/7                 11/14             11/21                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                     60                    60                    88

Current Expenses               $3,431             $1,324             $1,291

Missions                                    640                  671                  504

BT&T                                        364                 236                     35

Total                                     $4,435             $2,231             $1,830  


Community  News


Red Cross Needs & Things

Currently they are in need of: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Look for the “Red Cross” box.


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!!


Office for the Aging Sunday Bus Riders

You are asked to contact Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345 if you wish to remain on the riders list.


Egg Cartons

Oak Hill Bulk Foods will be the collection point for your egg cartons. You may drop them off at their store on Route 14A.



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.