224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

January12, 2014                                                      10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise



Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


*Congregational Song           “Majesty”                                 PB no. 74


*Call to Worship


*Congregational Song             “He Is Exalted”                      PB no. 44




Pastoral Prayer & Lord's 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.


*Offertory Prayer                       


Scripture Reading                  Matthew 7:24-27                     NT pg. 10


*Congregational Song        “The Church’s One Foundation  No. 442


Message                   “A Firm Foundation”        Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Congregational Song       “How Firm a Foundation”              No. 361


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


               Pastor:                  Rev. Stephen Sanden

                              PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor’s Office:    315-536-9821

Pastor’s Cell:        386-986-6961

Pastor’s Email:

Choir Director:     Barbara Stewart

Organist:               Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters   Judi Scheel, head usher

                   George Jensen, Paul Nash, Karen Rasmussen

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke         Donald & Beverly Hall         Ben Loomis

Cristine Conklin            The Family of Marla Jean Jensen


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Mr. Charles and Ruth Fox, Thailand

Rev. Matt Lundgren, Friendship House, South Billings, Montana


Quail Summit:         Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff                Milly Bloomquist

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

The Manor:             Margaret Hartwell        Billie Potts

                                 Mary Armstrong  


  • Our Country and  Leaders
  • Our Service Men and Women and their families                
  • Those in our community who serve as law enforcement, fire fighter

            volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers


If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital, home bound etc. or if you have other prayer concerns, please call 536-9821 to let the church office and pastor know.  


This Week at First Baptist


TodaySunday. January 12

2:30 pm FL Assoc. Executive Committee

5 pm Wellspring Service

Happy Birthday to Melvin Cornell!


Monday, January 13

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group


Tuesday, January 14

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle


Wednesday, January 15

10 am ARC Worship Service

4 pm Backpack


Thursday, January 16

9 am Homeschool Group

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, January 18

10 am Clergy Group Meeting


Upcoming Events and News



Mary & Martha - Tuesday, January 14

There will be a meeting of Mary Martha Circle on Tuesday, January 14th at 10:30 am. We will be rolling bandages.


Official Notice of Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 19

First Baptist Church of Penn Yan Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014. The meeting will begin immediately after the worship service. Note this change: There will not be a lunch following the annual meeting on the 19th due to a memorial service for Marla Jean Jensen on that day at 2 pm.


February newsletter items due - Monday, January 20

Reminder: your articles for the February edition of the church newsletter will be due on Monday, January 20th.


FBC Men’s Group - Saturday, January 25th

We will meet on Saturday, January 25th at 8 am for refreshments, devotions, and to begin work in the Baptistry. All men, young men, and boys are invited to join us.


Offering Envelopes

Your 2014 Offering Envelopes are on the table in the back of the sanctuary. If you need a statement of giving for your 2013 tax purposes see Diane DeLooza.


2013 Yearbook now available

Copies of the 2013 Yearbook are now available and can be found on the table at the entrance to the Great Room.
Note: The annual reports may not be ready on Sunday for all to see if  I don't get the info by tomorrow (Sat).


Are You Planning to Visit?

Homemade casseroles are available for giving to someone who is recovering from an illness, surgery, or who just needs a “hug”.  Contact the church office at 536-9821, Pam Scutt at 536-2791, or Cheryl Stewart at 536-2570 to make arrangements.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?           12/15           12/22            12/29           1/5

                                           33               73                 43             51

Local Budget             $1,384         $1,337            $977       $3,985


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin


~ A Conference for Church Musicians, July 12-19, 2014

Sponsored by the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians (, this is a week of celebrating and fellowship. Clinicians include: Adult Choral; Youth Choral; Children’s Choral; Handbells; Piano; Organ; Instrumental and Worship.


~ Intergenerational Retreat, July 26-29, 2014

Sponsored by American Baptist Women’s Ministries. “A time to deepen your relationship with other women and girls, building connections between generations; a time to deepen your relationship with God, moving forward on your faith journey; a time to deepen our discipleship, serving Christ in all you do.”


Mission Receipts

Thank you to all who started the year by giving to Missions. On January 5th, we received $720 for our contributions to those outside of our church.


Board of Missions Spotlight Items

January  Item to benefit  Milly’s Backpack Program is Oatmeal.


Community News and Events


Worship at the Well

Did you know that there is a worship service for people who can’t get to worship on Sunday mornings? There is a service at 5:00 pm at the Well at 121 E. Elm Street. Please share this information with people you know who can’t get to church on Sunday mornings.


Service Information


You are invited 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 see an usher for assistance


Visitors - Welcome  to  First  Baptist  Church! 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.


John 3: 16