224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

January26, 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   “How Majestic Is Your Name”       PB no. 35


*Call to Worship


**Congregational Song         “We Bow Down”                      On Insert


Anthem                       “I Love You, Lord”   


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                 Romans 1:1-6                            NT pg. 201


*Congregational Song        “Wonderful Words of Life”          On Insert


Message                              “The Promise”           Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Congregational Song        “His Eye Is On the Sparrow”       On Insert


*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   Greg Miller, head usher

                 Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

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


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 26

11 am Coffee Hour

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, January 27

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group


Wednesday, January 29

4 pm Backpack

Happy Birthday to Eli Clancy!


Thursday, January 30

9 am Food Distribution – set up

9 am Homeschool Group

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, January 31

9 am YC Food Distribution


Saturday, February 1

Super Sub Making


Upcoming Events and News


Subs for Super Bowl Sunday – order by today, Sunday, Jan. 26

Order forms (located on the church tables) are available for the annual Super Sub Sale to benefit Yates County Habitat for Humanity, to help build another house. Subs can be picked up on Feb. 1st or 2nd. All information is on your order form.


Sub Assembly - Saturday, February 1

On Saturday, February 1st, at Noon, the Mission Board will be assembling the subs for the Super Sub Sale. You are invited to come help!


Yates County Food Distribution - Friday, January 31

The next local food distribution will be on Friday, January 31st from 9 am to Noon here at FBC. If you have it on your heart to volunteer some time to help out, you would be most welcome.


Game Night Is Back! - Friday, February 14th

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 14th, at 7 pm for the Castillo Annual Game Night. Everyone is invited, bring a snack to share and we’ll see you there!


Sunday Coffee Hour Video Schedule

Today: “Jesus” (the 2nd half)

Feb. 2: “Dead Sea Scrolls”

Feb. 9: “Jesus In The Galilee

Feb. 16: “Adoniram Judson: The Birth Of A Mission

Feb. 23: “Jerusalem


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.


Give a Hug

Hey! Remember that there are homemade casseroles available to take to someone you have on your heart to visit. Maybe they have been shut-in, live alone, maybe they are a caretaker and could use someone to “care” for them. Whatever the situation, the Hearts & Hands Committee has wonderful casseroles to warm the spirit. Contact the church office at 536-9821, Pam Scutt at 536-2791, or Cheryl Stewart at 536-2570 to make arrangements.


Lost & Found

A lost & found box is in the sanctuary on the side pew. Be sure to check it out if you’ve misplaced an item. It just might be there.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?           12/29              1/15            1/12            1/19

                                           43                 51               60               53

Local Budget                $977          $3,985        $1,496         $1,764


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin


Green Lake Conference Center – Scholarship Assistance 2014

Green Lake Conference center, through special scholarship endowment funds, annually provides financial aid to assist youth and adults in attending Green Lake-sponsored conferences. Scholarships depend on length of the conference and distance traveled to Green Lake. There are General (Adult) Scholarships and The Jamie Robbins (Youth) Scholarship applications awarded to youth 12-18 years of age. Applications can be made below. If you have questions contact Pat Zimmer in the Program or call (920) 294-7365. Funds are also available through our Finger Lakes American Baptist Association and our church.


Prayer for Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake Wisconsin

We thank you, O God, for the life-changing experiences that have been provided at the Green Lake Conference Center since its beginning in 1943. We ask for your blessing for those who will be attending conferences this year and especially for the gathering with our international missionaries as they travel to Green Lake from their fields of service around the world. May all of the Green Lake Conferences be a source of inspiration and growth for all those who attend and for their congregations. We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Mission Receipts

Mission contributions for January 19th were only $70. Please keep up-to-date on your pledges and contributions.


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.


Classics in Religion

Cobblestone Springs invites you to come explore a tapestry of diverse topics with deeply spiritual threads. You are invited to attend one or many sessions. The group meets weekly at the PY Public Library on Monday mornings from 11 am to noon. For more information call Mary Beth Gamba at 315- 595-8899. A freewill offering is requested.

  • Quakers – January 6, 13, 27
  • Selections from Talmud – Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 3
  • Secular Humanism – March 10, 17, 24
  • Buddhism – March 31, April 7, 14, 21
  • Earth Based Religion – April 28, May 5, 12, 19
  • Expressions of Spiritual Ecstasies in Religious Services – June 2, 23, 30

More detailed class descriptions can be found on the community bulletin board at the entrance to FBC.


Community Café

Tuesday, January 28th, at PY United Methodist Church from

5:30 – 7 pm. This is a free meal provided by the church members for the community. Come, eat and fellowship.


Yates County Food Distribution

The next local food distribution will be on Friday, January 31st from 9 am to Noon here at FBC. If you have it on your heart to volunteer some time to help out, you would be most welcome.


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