First Baptist   Bulletin   Penn Yan   

Our Service of Worship and Praise
January 25, 2015

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “Knowing You” On Insert
*Call to Worship 688
*Congregational Song ..... “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit” No. 398
. Anthem ...........................
. Children’s Message ...............
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading .......... John 16:7-14
*Congregational Song ..... “The Comforter Has Come” On Insert
. Message ................ “Helper, Advocate, Comforter” Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ..... “Holy Ground” PB no. 28
*Benediction - Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Stephen Sanden
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Today's Ushers/Greeters: Greg miller, head usher
Trevor Conrad, Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins

Please Be in Prayer For

Douglas Gibbs  Donald & Beverly Hall  Ben Loomis 
Eliza Moore    Barbara Ritz           Stacy Whitney                

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministry

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff    Doris Norman 
The Homestead: Helen Ansley	 Virginia DeLooza
	       Necia Smith       Kathryn Clayson
               Marge Cornell           
The Manor:     Billie Potts      Mary Armstrong
               Margaret Mills    Bessie Decker
               Margaret Drakeley

> 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

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, January 26
5 pm Church Community Supper
6 pm Free Movie
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Wednesday, January 28
4 pm Backpack Program
6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

Thursday, January 29
9 am Homeschool
9 am Food – set up
7 pm Boy Scouts
Happy Birthday to Elijah Clancy!

Friday, January 30
9 am Yates County food distribution

Sunday, February 1, Ushers & Greeters:
Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad, Charles Miller

News and Upcoming Events

Last Chance - TODAY
Today is the last day to order sub sandwiches for the Habitat for Humanity fundraiser. Did you know that for 25 years, FBC has been helping out Yates County Habitat in this way? See below for more information and order form.

Church - Community Supper & Movie Monday, January 26
Supper at 5:00 PM - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots - $3.00
Movie Following the Supper - 6:00 PM. - Free. Movie plot: A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam’s children.

Men’s Group - Saturday, January 31
On Saturday, January 31st, the FBC Men’s Group will meet at 8 am for devotions, a light breakfast and then to complete the work begun on the chair project. We hope to see many of you men (of all ages) there.

Revisions to the Annual Report
During the Annual Meeting a number of changes were made in the financial and budget reports appearing in the Annual Report. As a result, a correction sheet will be produced that will show all of the changes made during the meeting. This will enable you to revise your copy of the annual report if you would like to. I hope to provide this statement in the next week or two.

Thank You
To those who stayed last Sunday after service to attend the Annual Meeting and luncheon. The meeting was productive and the meal nourishing to both body and spirit.
We also thank everyone who is serving on a Church Board. Thank you for your service and your contribution!

2015 Offering Envelopes
Your 2015 envelopes are available at the back table. The estimated cost per box is $5. Whatever amount you can put into the “initial offering” envelope will be appreciated to help offset that cost. If you need a statement of giving for 2014 tax purposes, see Diane DeLooza.

A warm heart-felt congratulations goes out to Aaron and Ella Vaughn as they welcome Elmer into their family!

Church World Service
During the month of January, we will again be collecting items to create hygiene kits to send to Church world Service. Items can be brought to the church and placed in the box on the front pew in the sanctuary. Any items you can contribute will be appreciated. You do not need to provide an entire kit. Each complete kit will include the following:
One hand towel measuring about 16” x 28”
One washcloth
One wide-tooth comb
One nail clipper
One bath sized bar of soap (in wrapper)
One toothbrush (in original sealed wrapper)
Six standard size band-aids

Super Sub Sunday - today is last day to order!
As a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Yates County, the Board of Missions is preparing subs for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 1, 2015. The 12” subs will be made on Sat. Jan. 31 and can be picked up that day at 1:30 pm or on Sunday, Feb. 1 after worship. All proceeds from the sale of the subs will go to Habitat of Yates County to help build another home.
To order you subs, fill out one form per sub and give it with your payment (checks made out to First Baptist Church) to any member of the Mission Board: Karen Rasmussen, Don & Kathie Lawrence, Judi Scheel, and Jean Vaughn.
All orders must be PRE-PAID.
The deadline for orders is THIS SUNDAY, January 25.

Subs: Turkey, Ham or Roast Beef. Price: $8.00
Copy this form, or order forms are available at the church
Name: ____________________________________
Phone: ___________________________________
Meat: ___ Turkey ___ Ham ___ Roast Beef
___ Lettuce ___ Cheese _____Tomato
___ Onion ____ Dill Pickle ___ Sweet Pickle

The January item for Milly’s Backpack Program: Instant Oatmeal

Were you here?
Dec. 28    Jan. 4     Jan. 11     Jan. 18
   41         47         50          64

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $1,196
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget
Mission Around the World – Southern Baja, Mexico

Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes has been working with the Dios con Nosotros (God With Us} Baptist Convention in Baja California, Mexico since 2002. Her ministry in Baja includes leadership development for new church planting, teaching at the Seminary, and work with short term mission groups from the United States. Her ministry area includes Mexicali, Tecate, Ensenada, San Luis and Tijuana. New church planting can mean many things; for Mercy it has meant breaking down the old wineskins and discovering new ones. It has taken her down the road of dialogue about the value of tradition and innovation. Mercy is part of the faculty of the Dios con Nosotros Seminary, located in Mexicali, and associated with the Dios con Nosotros Convention. She teaches courses on church planting, history and organization (from a Latin American perspective) as well as pastoral ministry and discipleship. As intentional bridges between American Baptist churches in the U.S. and the Baptist of Baja California, Mercy also helps shepherd short-term mission teams and facilitate continuing education for church leaders, adapting materials where appropriate.
Languages used in ministry: Spanish and English.

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your Mission contributions of $142 on January 18th and for adopting our new budget. To meet the new budget we need to receive about $312 per week. For this month that means another $205 today.

Community News and Events

Community Café - Tuesday, January 27
5:30 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, January 27 at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church.

The Living Well presents: Food for Thought -Thursday Jan. 29
Join us on Thurs. Jan. 29 from 11:30 am to 1pm at the PYUMC. This month our hearty soup is Beef & Vegetable. The cost is free (donations welcome), all proceeds will support the Living Well Vision “We envision a world where all have the opportunity to thrive”.

Service Information

We are glad you’ve joined us! We hope you’ll have a rich experience as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.

If you are a guest here today, in the pew in front of you, you will find a Guest Information card. We would like to get to know you better, please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.

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.

For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance

Church information

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email:
Church Website: