224 Main Street                                                          February 24, 2013

Penn Yan, New York                                                                10:00 A.M.


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.


Scout Sunday  ~  Troop 44  ~  Established 1924

First Baptist Church is proud to have founded and sponsor

Boy Scout Troop 44 and Pack 44 Cub Scouts


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome and Announcements


Moment for Mission


*Song of Praise          “What a Mighty God We Serve”          On Insert


*Call to Worship


Scouts Honor Guard                    Patrick Raegan, Danny Ledgerwood


Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian Flag                  Nick Anderson                              

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                  Jake Rossi                                   

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.


*Hymn                        “We Bow Down”                          On Insert 


Scout Oath                                                                         Peter Tomlinson

Scout Motto                                                                      Geoffrey Rouin

Scout Law                                                                          Daniel Tomlinson


Anthem                       “On Eagle's Wings”


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 5:13-16                                    NT pg. 5


*Hymn                        “Change My Heart”                              PB no. 25


Sermon                       “Salt & Light”                    Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn    “Take My Life”                                       No. 391






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

You are invited to join us in the Great Room for a time of fellowship.


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

Jennifer Slocum


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

                                    Dick Sharman                Willie Nelson

                                    Irene Wachala                Necia Smith

The Manor:                Margaret Hartwell         Billie Potts

                                    Mary Armstrong                                 


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



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service

Happy Birthday to Leon Stiles!


Monday, February 25

5 pm Church Supper

6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

7 pm Penn Yan Area Council of Churches Meeting here at FBC


Tuesday, February 26

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team

Happy Birthday to Cindy Ovens!


Wednesday, February 27

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

9 am Clergy Group

4:30 pm Backpack

6:30 pm Cub Scouts

7 pm Trustee, Adv. Council, Inv. Committee Meeting

Happy Birthday to Chapita Shaver!


Thursday, February 28

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

9 am Homeschooling

Noon Lenten Luncheon

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, March 1

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

Happy Birthday to Nancy Tharp!


Saturday, March 2

9 am Keuka Quilters

Happy Birthday to Lisa Wood!


Church News


Joint Meeting

The Trustees, Advisory Council and Investment Committees will hold a joint meeting this Wednesday, February 27th at 7 pm.


Church Suppers

Mondays 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 is only $3 per person with a $12 cap for families.


Thank You

Thank you all so much for your cards, calls and prayers during my recent recovery. I truly appreciate your love and concern. I am feeling better and hope to be back to church soon.     ~ Eleanor Stiles


Wanted: Meet & Greet Hosts

The Deacons would like to have YOU host small group meet and greet sessions for Rev. Sanden. The goal is to allow Pastor Steve to speak with our members in a comfortable setting and to learn more about the pulse of our church. A clip board is available for sign ups. You may also call the church office to sign up. Groups should be 8 members or less at one time.


From the Advisory Council

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.



of dish soap and paper towels for the kitchen, and Murphy's Oil Soap would be appreciated.


Mission Treasury

Mission giving on February 17th for our budget was $329. We also received $162 (total $244) for the America For Christ Offering. Our goal is $700. Thank you.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                 2/3                  2/10                2/17   

                                             44                     41                   44

Local Budget               $4,070                  $967            $1,647


Community  News


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.


2/28    “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


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 8 am.


Penn Yan Community Youth Ministries

On Friday, March 15th,  there will be a gathering at Long Point Camp for some fun and games from 7-9 pm. Contact if interested in attending or for more information about PYCYM.  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.   


Help Raise Bail for Carrie & Sean Ahearn

Under the name “The Vittle Makers” Carrie and Sean and their dog  Honey will take part in the YC Humane Society's fundraiser

BAIL FOR PAWS on March 8th.  To donate for The Vittle Makers “release” mail to: Yates Co. Shelter of Hope, PO Box 12, Penn Yan or go to: or mark an envelope “Bail” and leave with the church office. Help Carrie, Sean and Honey raise $1000.The Shelter of Hope relies on private financial assistance to fund it's program.


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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Community Supper

The PYUMC will hold it's monthly FREE community supper this Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Come and enjoy some good food and be in fellowship with others.


Visitors – Welcome to First Baptist.  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.


The most worth-while thing

is to try to put happiness

into the lives of others.


                                              ~ Robert Baden-Powell