BULLETIN FOR February 9, 2014



224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

February 9, 2014                                                      10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


Scout Sunday ~ Troop 44


Prelude & Chimes


Welcome & Announcements 


*Congregational Song  O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”  No. 466


*Call to Worship


Scout Honor Guard                          Patrick Reagan    Dan Tomlinson

                                                          Eden Slocum        Michael Struck


Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian Flag                  Michael Struck

I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag

and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands,

one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism,

one God and Father of us all.


Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag                     Eden Slocum

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,

and to the republic for which it stands,

 one nation, under God, indivisible,

 with liberty and justice for all.


*Congregational Song     “More Precious/I Exalt Thee”      On Insert


Scout Oath                                                                       Patrick Reagan

Scout Motto                                                                    Dan Tomlinson

Scout Law                                                                        Dan Tomlinson


Anthem                       “Spirit of God”          


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 1:13-17              Ronnie Chilson          

                                                   NT pg. 202


*Congregational Song        “Change My Heart, O God”       PB no. 25


Message                              “Live By Faith”        Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Congregational Song           “Victory in Jesus”                     On Insert


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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

Please join us in the Great Room for fellowship and refreshments.


               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                          Cristine Conklin            Shane Furman                        

Donald & Beverly Hall       Ben Loomis                   Betty Johnson                        

For the Family of Doris Bailey: Stan & Cindy Oven’s

son-in-law’s grandmother who passed away on Feb. 4th.


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. February 9

11 am Coffee Hour & Video

2:30 pm FL Assoc. Executive Committee

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, February 10

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Happy 50th ! J Birthday to Sheryl Robbins!


Tuesday, February 11

10:30 am Mary & Martha  Circle


Wednesday, February 12

4 pm Backpack

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting


Thursday, February 13

9 am Home school Group

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, February 14

7 pm Game Night at Ed & Rita Castillo’s home


Saturday, February 15

10:30 am Hearts & Hands Committee Brunch/Making Day


Upcoming Events and News


Mary & MarthaTuesday, February 11

Ladies, we will meet on Tuesday, February 11th at 10:30 am to cut and roll bandages.


Game Night Is Back! - Friday, February 14

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!


Hearts & Hands Brunch - Saturday, February 15

On Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am Cindy Ovens will be hosting a brunch at her home. Not only will we be enjoying some scrumptious food and fellowship, we will also be making some cards and putting together some sunshine baskets. Mark your calendar and plan on coming. All you need to bring is your appetite, a servant’s heart and hands ready to create!


FBC Men - Saturday, February 22

The FBC Men will meet on Saturday, February 22nd at 8 am for coffee and donuts and a church work project.


Give a Hug

Are you planning to visit someone? The Hearts & Hands Committee has homemade casseroles ready to be delivered. Contact the church office at 536-9821, Pam Scutt at 536-2791, or Cheryl Stewart at 536-2570.


Our Church Library

The groundhog says we are in for six more weeks of winter. How about checking out a book from the church library to keep you occupied while you wait for spring. There are many new Christian-based fiction titles to entertain you, as well as nonfiction and biography sections that you will find interesting and informative.


Sunday Coffee Hour Video Schedule

Today: “Jesus In Galilee

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

Feb. 23: “Jerusalem


Troop 44 - Boy Scouts of America

Penn Yan’s Troop 44 was formed in 1924 by a group of FBC members. This is its 90th anniversary!

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. For over a century the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.  The BSA believes - and, through over a century of experience knows, - that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?             1/12            1/19              1/26              2/2

                                           60               53                 48               42

Local Budget             $1,496         $1,764             $530        $4,406


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Kodiak Baptist Mission, Kodiak Alaska

In 1867, when Alaska was purchased from Russia, Reverend Sheldon Jackson visited the new territory and was appalled by the condition of the children. He became Commissioner of Education and urged the creation of denominational schools. In 1886, Ida and Ernest Roscoe, she a missionary and he a teacher, arrived in Kodiak and saw the need for a refuge for children. By July 4, 1893, when they had erected a building on Woody Island and the first orphan was taken in, Kodiak Baptist Mission was born. After two devastating fires, in 1937 the mission was moved to Kodiak Island, the second largest island in the United States, located about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. The town of Kodiak was the first Russian settlement in Alaska and is the oldest “European” town in Alaska. The city has a settled feeling and its nickname – “The Emerald Isle” – belies its beauty. Kodiak’s major income source is the commercial fishing industry. It is the second busiest fishing city in the U.S. The island has a maritime climate warmed by the Japanese current so that the extreme cold of the Alaskan mainland is not experienced here.


Mission Receipts

Thank you to all who gave to Missions on February 2nd. We received $814 for the Treasury; $2 for America for Christ; and $10 for the pennies for the Backpack program. Thank you.


Thank You!

Thanks to our friends at church and in the community; we cleared $726.09 from the sale of subs for Super Bowl Sunday. All proceeds will go directly to Yates County Habitat for Humanity. This is $74 more than last year. Yeah you!!!


Board of Missions Spotlight Items

February item to benefit  Milly’s Backpack Program is Hot Cocoa


Community News and Events


Chicken & Biscuit Dinner - Wednesday, Feb. 12

The PY Elks Club will be holding a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 12th. $8 for adults, and ages 6-12 $5. This will benefit St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Creation Week Camp Scholarships.


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


The Living Well

Did you know that the Living Well is offering smoking cessation classes and Bible studies and will be offering free health screenings as well. Hours are Monday – Thursday 9 am to 3 pm. Phone: 315-521-6883.


Service Information


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.


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


John 3: 16