224 Main Street                                                           January 27, 2013

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.


Prelude ` Chimes


Welcome & Announcements 


*Song of Praise                      “Knowing You”                        On Insert


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit”              No. 398




Children's Time


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 5:4                                        NT pg. 5


*Hymn                        “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”            No. 404   


Sermon                       “Blessed Mournful”           Rev. Stephen Sanden 


*Invitational Hymn                “The Wonderful Cross”            On Insert


*Benediction   ~ *Postlude                                    

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


Greeters:                   Russ & Judi Scheel

Ushers:                       Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, Ed & Rita Castillo

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:           Barbara Stewart        

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden      

Pastor's Phone:          Cell 386-986-6961

                                    PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor's E-Mail:

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                             Julanne Guild                 Margaret Mills

Rachel Carter                         Polly Logan                   Roger Mullins

Doug Gibbs                             Ben Loomis                                   


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Margaret Drakeley      Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                    Necia Smith                   Dick Sharman

                                    Willie Nelson

The Manor:                Margaret Hartwell        Billie Potts

                                    Mary Armstrong

Geneva Living Ctr:    Irene Wachala 


Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and  Leaders

Those in our community who serve as law enforcement, fire fighter

   volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers


This Week at First Baptist



10 am Worship Service

11 am Sunday School and Fellowship Hour (Diocanate)

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Tuesday, January 29

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

7 pm Wellspring Youth Bible Quiz Team

Happy Birthday to Eli Clancy!


Wednesday, January 30

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, January 31

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

9 am Homeschooling

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, February 1

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class


Saturday, February 2

Bd of Mission sub making


Sunday,  February 3

10 am Worship Service

11 am Sunday School and Fellowship Hour (Board of Missions)

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Church  News


2012 Financial Statements are now available – see Diane DeLooza


Offering Envelopes

Your 2013 Offering Envelopes are available for you to pick up at the rear of the sanctuary. The cost (per person, per year) to provide monthly envelopes is $3.20 and weekly envelopes are $5.15. If you can make a one time donation to help off-set the cost for this year's offering envelopes it would be appreciated. Please mark that money as such. Thank you.



In the office there are a variety of catalogs for books, supplies and other church resources.


American Baptist Women White Cross News

Our final project will be to collect items for Church World Service Hygiene Kits. There is a huge need as warehouse supplies were greatly depleted after sending these kits to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Items may be left in the box in the sanctuary. (This will be the last bulletin notice however we can collect until April.) Kits should include the following: One hand towel, (measuring about 16” x 28”) One washcloth, One wide-tooth comb, One Fingernail clipper, One bath size bar of soap, (in wrapper) One toothbrush, (in original sealed wrapper) andSix standard size band-aids


Men's Group

Are you interested in forming a Men's Group for Bible Study or a Book Club? Contact Ed Castillo, Don Lawrence or the church office.


From the Office

Included in your February Newsletter is an opportunity for you to let us know how you would like to continue to receive your copy of the newsletter. Please take a minute to read the piece and respond. We are looking at ways we can reduce waste and thus save money.


Bd. of Christian Education

New meeting date for the Christian Ed. Board will be the

1st Thursday of every month at 7 pm.


Thank You To:

Those who will be serving on FBC 2013 committees

Those who helped to un-decorate the church building


Mission Treasury

Mission Income on January 20th  was only $22 from pledges and $26 from the loose offering. After paying our contributions to United Mission Basics, our balance will be too low to pay our contributions to Food for the Needy until next month. Please keep your pledges up to date. Thank you.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                1/6                   1/13              1/20

                                            56                      50                 57

Local Budget              $3,698               $1,063          $2,115


Community News


Community Supper

The PY United Methodist Church's Free Community Supper takes place this Tuesday, January 29th from 5:30 -7 pm. All are invited to join for some good food and fellowship.


Food Pantry Needs

canned peas, corn or other vegetables, boxed cereal & volunteers

Backpack Program Needs

breakfast bars, cereal bars, granola bars & volunteers


Penn Yan Community Youth Ministries

February 10th is the next meeting date for the newly formed Community Youth Group. Many of the area churches and their youth are getting involved – Teens you don't want to miss this! Watch here for the location to be announced. If interested their email address is:


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.


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.


Better to lose count

while naming your blessings,

than to lose your blessings

to count your troubles.


                                                   ~ Maltbie D. Babcock