224 Main Street                                                         February 17, 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 


Moment for Mission                                                             


*Song of Praise          “O Lord, You're Beautiful”                  On Inser


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”   No. 263


Anthem                       “Back to the Church in the Wildwood”


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 5:7                                         NT pg. 5


*Hymn                        “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                    No. 276   


Sermon                       “Blessed Merciful”             Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn                “He Touched Me”                    PB no. 64    


*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 Phone:         Cell 386-986-6961

Pastor's E-Mail:

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Melba Bembry                         Doug Gibbs               Ben Loomis

Tom Burke                               Julanne Guild            Roger Mullins

Rachel Carter                          Mary Hutson            Kaye Newcomb


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



There will NOT be a coffee hour today

10 am Wellspring Fellowship Service and Luncheon


Monday, February 18

5 pm Church Supper

6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal


Tuesday, February 19

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class


Wednesday, February 20

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

10 am ARC Worship


Thursday, February 21

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

9 am Homeschooling

Noon Lenten Luncheon

1 pm Food for the Needy – set up

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, February 22

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

9 am Food for the Needy - distribution


Saturday, February 23

1 pm Lay Study Class


Church  News


Dear FBC Congregation,

During Sunday worship, you have heard our Pastor tell us that we need to be the light of Christ; that we need to work to bring people to the Lord and to salvation. This is the mission of Christians and the real purpose of the Church. We cannot let these words fall on deaf ears. So, in 2013 we want to develop a plan to do outreach and local mission projects to better connect with the community and  to demonstrate that we are an active, welcoming church.


Each board and committee will be brainstorming to come up with activities to make our church more visible in the community and to help individuals in need. But this is not a project just for Boards and Committees! We would like EVERYONE'S input. That means YOU. So, start thinking and think “outside the box”. Any and all ideas are welcome! We are looking for a variety of activities. Pass your ideas on to any board or committee member or better yet bring them directly to an Advisory Council meeting. We have significant memorial funds to assist us with these projects so don't assume cost would prohibit us from considering your idea. Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.


…..The Advisory Council


Lenten Luncheons

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to attend the annual Lenten Luncheons held here at FBC. This years theme will center on “The Qualities of Christ”; as Jesus journeys towards the cross we observe inspiring qualities of our Savior revealed in Scripture.

The cost is $5.00  per person.

2/21    “Helping One Another”                           Rev. David Smith

2/28    “Christ Promises the Spirit”                    Rev. Richard Norman

3/7      “The Last Supper”                                   Rev. Paul Malles

3/14    “Jesus' Agony in the Garden”                 Rev. Michelle Fischer

3/21    “Jesus Stands Trial”                                Rev. Sandi Perl


Have You Heard?

First Baptist Church has begun a weekly Church Supper! Every Monday evening at 5 pm you are invited to join us for good food (provided by Carrie & Sean Ahearn and the Penn Yan Diner) and fellowship . The cost will be only $3 per person with a $12 cap for families. Please bring your family and friends. See you on Mondays!

Tomorrow's menu will be meatloaf and Sean's famous macaroni and cheese.


March Newsletter

Your articles should be in to the office by this Wed. Feb. 20th to be included in the next edition of the church newsletter.



to Calysta Conrad and Kyle Miller for making the honor roll at PYMS!


Mission Treasury

On February 10th, Mission giving for our budget was $141.75. In addition, $55 was received for the America for Christ Offering bringing the total to $82 towards our goal of $700. Thank you.


Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?              1/27                  2/3                  2/10

                                             50                   44                     41

 Local Budget               $1,217            $4,070                 $967


Community  News


Donations of Food:

for those children & adults in need canned peas, corn or other vegetables, boxed cereal, breakfast bars, cereal bars, granola bars. Your donated items may be left at the pantry door in the Great Room. Helpers are always welcome at 4 pm on Wednesdays or the last Friday of the month at 9 am.


PYCYM (Penn Yan Community Youth Ministries)

Hey Kids: 77 people attended the first get-together last Sunday at the bowling lanes-you were missed! The next event will be on Friday, March 15. Keep watch here for more information. Also there will be two community projects going on in February and two more in March. We want to start making a difference in our own community! This is a group of kids that you know. They are kids just like you who want to make good choices in their personal lives and who want to hang with others who want to do the same. No drama, no peer pressure, no judging. March 15 – mark your calendar and invite a friend! (FYI – there are people who want to donate $ to anyone who wants to attend the events. We never want money to be the reason someone does not participate. We are here to help and everything will be confidential. We want everyone to experience the peace and love God has for all of us). Everyone: please pray for this ministry.


Relay for Life Kick Off!

Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30 pm, St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Light refreshments, youth participation forms, Wi-Fi sign up for teams and members, fund-raiser ideas, inspirational exchange of ideas for the theme. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. Visit

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Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. Visitors - 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.