224 Main Street                                                        December 12, 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.


Third Sunday of Advent



Prelude                                                                            Sheryl Robbins 


Song of Praise                        “He Has Made Me Glad”          PB no. 21


Welcome & Announcements


The Lighting of the Advent Candle                              The Conrad family             


*Hymn                                 “Joy to the World!”                             No. 40                                 


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 53:1-9                             OT pg. 800   


Anthem                                “Where Will We See Him?”   Price & Besig


Children's Time


*Hymn                      “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”                No. 28


Pastoral Prayer & The Lord's Prayer


Scripture                     Ephesians 4:1-6                                      NT pg. 261


Sermon                    “God Will Make a Way”   Rev. Dr. Wayne Paulsen

                                                    Interim Executive Minister of ABC/NYS                     


Offertory                     “I Wonder As I Wander”               Sheryl Robbins        

                                                                                     Appalachian Melody


*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                        “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”                   No. 29





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


The candles in the sanctuary are provided in memory of Fred Russell and family and Bob Brewer.  ~ Jean Brewer

Todays bulletin is in honor of Rev. Richard Burke's birthday and his contribution to First Baptist Church.  ~ Fran Morse & Cheryl Stewart


Advent Readers:       Lyle, Trevor, Kevin & Calysta Conrad     

Greeters:                   Paul Nash & George Jensen

Ushers:                      Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Charlie Miller,               

                                   Greg Miller, Paul Nash,  Barb 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.


Milly Bloomquist

Holly Buchanan                                 Mary Murphy

Tom Burke                                        Lisa Newton

Richard Davis                                    Keith Pierce

Margaret Drakely                             Jennifer Schoen

Alice Fairbrother                                Andrew Stewart

Bill Gillette                                        Charlie Taylor       

Deya Glover                                       Stub Vaughn

Mary Beth Greene                              Irene Wachala

Bernie Gridley                                    Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck

John Paul Hunt                                   Stacy Whitney


Our Special Missionaries:   Kristy Engel - Dominican Republic

                                    Cynthia Harper - Cameron Community Ministries

Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes      

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Burton Barcliff           Kathryn Clayson       

                                    Gerry Lane

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

                                    Ruth Sampson

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell

                                    Georgia Ovens


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and its Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



9 am Choir Practice

11 am Children's Sunday School

No Adult Sunday School

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, December 13

9 am Set up-Christmas for the Needy

Happy Birthday to Richard Burke!


Tuesday, December 14

9 an Set up-Christmas for the Needy

Noon Mary & Martha Circle to Antique Inn

7 am Bd of Trustees

7 pm Bd of Christian Education


Wednesday, December 15

9am Set up- Christmas for the Needy

5 pm Backpack Program

7 pm “The Miracle of Life Change” Small Group

Happy Birthday to Joyce Slocum!


Thursday, December 16

9 am Food Distribution-Christmas for the Needy

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, December 17

9 am Food Distibution-Christmas for the Needy

6 pm Kid's Club

Happy Birthday to Paul McDougall!


Next Week's Theme:

“Mary and Joseph, Obedient Servants”


Church  News


Movie today

At  11:15 am in the library there will be a showing of the movie “Gaslands” which addresses the issues of natural gas drilling in Pennsyvania and other areas. The producer is a Pennsyvanian with experience in the process known as hydrofracking that is used in drilling for shale gas.


Flowers for the Sanctuary

Every Christmas season we are invited to bring in a poinsettia to adorn the sanctuary. You may bring them in at any time. For those who wish to do so in honor or in memory of a loved one, you are invited to fill out a form listing the names of those involved and they will be published in the Christmas Eve bulletin. Forms may be found on the table at the rear of the sanctuary and in the office.


You Are Invited

Everyone is invited to a wedding shower for Tom & Katy Tharp on Sunday, December 26 at 2 pm in the Great Room.


January Newsletter and Annual Reports

Keep in mind that your articles for the newsletter will be due next Monday, Dec. 20. Also, it's time to think about the Annual Reports. Boards and Committees, your reports should be into the office by the end of the year. If you need an extension of time, please call Peggy in the office at 536-9821


Can You Help?

Cristine Conklin is in need of a ride to a doctor's appointment to the Dundee Family Health Clinic on Monday, Dec. 20, at 9:45am. Call Cristine at 536-0415.


Help Is Needed

Volunteers are needed in the nursery on a rotating basis. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 716-225-4755 or


Kidz Club

Anyone interested in helping with Kidz Club on December 17, donations of any craft supplies would be appreciated for use with future Kidz club projects. Thank you for all your help and dedication to our kids. Adult volunteers please be at church by 5:15 pm on Dec. 17. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 716-225-4755 or


Stewardship Campaign

As of Sunday, November 28, twenty pledges had been turned in.

Their total puts us only about 1/3 of the way towards the goal of our proposed local and mission budgets for 2011.

Please turn in your pledge sheets as soon as possible.

There are extra pledge sheets available on the table at the rear of the sanctuary.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       11/21             11/28               12/5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                       88                  57                  50

Current Expenses                 $1,291              $581          $3,356

Missions                                      504                223               429

BT&T                                           35                 155               324

Total                                      $1,830               $959          $4,109


Community  News


Jail Ministry

Is in need of devotional materials that can be distributed to the inmates at the county jail. If you have any leftover devotional booklets (such as Secret Place) and would you be willing to share them with these inmates, they may be left in the church office. This will be an ongoing ministry, so any contributions now or in the future will be greatly appreciated.


Red Cross Needs & Things

There is a  need for: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Look for the “Red Cross” box in the office


Food Pantry

There is always a need 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.


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.