224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

March 2, 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


Moment for Mission                                                             Ed Castillo


*Congregational Song           “Thou Art Worthy”                  PB no. 73


*Call to Worship


*Congregational Song       “Be Thou My Vision”                    No. 339


Anthem                       “We Will Glorify”


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 2:1-4                         NT pg. 203       


*Congregational Song        “I Believe in a Hill”                     PB no. 63


Message                        “The Guilty Judge”                       Rev. Sanden


*Congregational Song           “There Is a Fountain”                On Insert



                        Welcome to The Lord’s Table

                        Sharing the Bread

                        Sharing the Cup


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
After the service, Please join us for coffee fellowship in the Great Room.


               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    Erma Mullins, head usher

                 Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle 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                           Cristine Conklin            Shane Furman                        

Donald & Beverly Hall        Ben Loomis                   Betty Johnson                        

Ron Harris                           Gene Spanneut  

The Family of Daryl Johnson                                                


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


Please pray for the Youth for Christ, “Spirit Borne” performing arts production that will be in Penn Yan on March 8 & 9. Pray that they will reach others for Jesus Christ.


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


Today, Sunday, March 2

11 am Coffee Hour

5 pm Wellspring Service

Happy Birthday to Lisa Wood!


Monday, March 3

6:30 pm Trustee Meeting

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz group


Tuesday, March 4

Happy Birthday to Marion Perry!


Wednesday, March 5 – The Season of Lent Begins

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, March 6

Noon Lenten Luncheon

9 am Homeschool group

10 am Bd of Mission Meeting

7 pm Christian Education Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, March 7

6 pm Wellspring Youth Weekend Event


Saturday, March 8

Wellspring Youth Event

Happy Birthday to Nancy Marion, Barbara Stewart, Sheri Jensen!


Sunday, March 9  

We will have a special service!  

There will be a presentation given by over 50 young Canadians of the “Youth for Christ” organization!


Upcoming Events and News


Lenten Luncheons begin Thursday, March 6

The Penn Yan Council of Churches invites you to join us for this year’s Lenten Luncheons. Meals will begin at 12 noon here at FBC. The message theme centers on “Peter’s Journey With Jesus”.  The cost is $5 per person. Meals will be provided through the Wagner Restaurant

                         March 6        “Peter Gets Out of the Boat

                         March 13      “Upon This Rock”

                         March 20      “High Upon the Mountain”

                         March 27      “How Often Should I Forgive”

                         April 2           “Washing Feet”

                         April 9           “I Will Not Deny You”


Coming to PYFBC – Youth for Christ – Sunday, March 9

Youth for Christ! An organization that has been around since 1944. A group of 50+ people from Canada will be here in our service on March 9th to bring their production of “Baggage Claim”.  We want to bring their message to as many people as possible. Help us spread the word!


March Into Camp Ministries (at Lowville) Sunday, March 9

Informational meetings for church leaders, members, parents, and those who would like to learn or partner in this vital ministry. Sunday, March 9th at 3 pm at First Baptist Church Lowville. Learn about opportunities to partner with us as we introduce people to Christ, and equip them to grow and to minister. Learn how you can be a key supporter. Learn what VP Ministries can do for you and FBC.

VP Ministries: 315-314-7460 or


Hospitality Committee - Sunday, March 16

There will be a meeting on Sunday, March 16th immediately following the worship service.


New Lay Studies Class (at Geneva) - beginning Saturday, March 22

The Finger Lakes Association is offering a Lay Studies class on “Worship” at the First Baptist Church, Geneva beginning Saturday, March 22nd. The class will be taught in 5, 4 hour Saturday sessions. The classes will be taught from 10 am to 2 pm, with a mid-day break. It is suggested that a bag lunch be brought for break time. Anyone interested may call Judy Peppard at 607-583-2775. Participants will need to bring their Bibles, the hymnal being used in the church they attend, copies of bulletins, and the willingness to lead one opening worship service for the class. The class will be taught by Debbie Kamm.


Deficit Reduction Yard-Craft-Bake SaleJuly 5 & 6

Organization for the Deficit Reduction Yard-Craft-Bake Sale is underway. It will be held on July 5th, 8am to 4 pm and July 6th, 1 pm to 5 pm here at the church. We will be accepting the following: furniture, small appliances, kitchen and home décor items and infant/toddler clothing and toys. Please no adult clothing. Bring your items to the church at any time. If you are unable to transport your items, please contact a member of the Men’s Group for assistance. If you have questions, please contact the Sale’s committee members: Karen Sanden, Karen Rasmussen, Bill Decker or Nancy Marion. We will also need lots of help at the time of the sale. Thank you.


5th Sunday Deficit Reduction

There are 4 months this year: March, June, August and November, that have 5 Sundays. The Advisory Council has voted to designate these “extra” Sundays as dates to encourage “extra” giving towards the reduction of the $12,000 deficit in this year’s budget. Special envelopes will be placed in the pews and in the bulletins for whatever “extra” amount – large or small that you feel you can contribute.


“Love, Love, Love”

It’s time to play “L” and “G” Dollars again!! Please prayerfully set aside currency bills (any denomination) that show the letter L and/or G (which stands for Love Gift) in the serial number. In early April we will collect your donation and lovingly share our blessings with others through LOVE GIFT.


Check It Out

Take time to browse the church library and you will see titles that inspire and motivate There is also an extensive musical CD collection and DVD/VHS to entertain you. Just be sure to sign out what you borrow.


Do You Know?

Do you know of a shut in who would like communion brought to them? If so, please contact the church office or Pastor Steve.


Our Church Library

How about checking out a book from the church library to keep you occupied while you wait for spring. There are many Christian-based fiction titles to entertain you, as well as nonfiction and biography sections that you will find interesting and informative.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?               2/2            2/9           2/16              2/23

                                           42             74              46                 48

  Local Budget            $4,406         $974           $403          $1,242


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Springbrook” (Formerly Upstate Home for Children)

Springbrook is located at 105 Campus Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820. In 1925, Harriet Parish Smith founded the Upstate Baptist Home for Children after experiencing personal tragedy with a child she and her husband adopted. The home, founded on a working farm, served orphaned children, and with tremendous love, many were successfully placed in new homes. By the 1960s the board of directors changed the home’s mission to serve children with disabilities from birth through their adult years, Spring brook, has a heartfelt commitment to serve people with special needs. They take pride in their Christian heritage, family-centered programs, and their ability to meet the ever-changing needs of those they serve. Their educational, residential, therapeutic, habilitation, and community support options span all aspects of, and times in, an individual’s life – from birth through end-of-life.


Mission Receipts:

Mission receipts for February 23rd were $202 for the Treasury and $25 for America for Christ. We have now received $57 towards our goal of $825. Thank you. To meet our yearly budget, we need to receive at least $1260 per month for the Treasury ($2520 for two months). For January and February we received $2333. We have spent $1800 for United Mission and $300 for Cameron Community Ministries.


Board of Missions Spotlight Items:

March item to benefit  Milly’s Backpack Program is: Macaroni ‘n Cheese (cups or boxes)

Thank you very much for your support of this mission! You do make a difference in the lives of our YC Youth!


Community News and Events


Mardi Gras Pancake Supper – Fat Tuesday, March 4th 2014

At St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 5:00 -7:00 pm.

Adults $7, children 5-10 $3.50. Under 5 free, takeout available.


Lenten Luncheons begin Thursday, March 6

The Penn Yan Council of Churches invite you to join us for this year’s Lenten Luncheons.

Meals will begin at 12 noon here at FBC.

The message theme centers on “Peter’s Journey with Jesus”. 

The cost is $5 per person. Meals will be provided through the Wagner Restaurant


March 6        “Peter Gets Out of the Boat

March 13      “Upon This Rock”

March 20      “High Upon the Mountain”

March 27      “How Often Should I Forgive”

April 2          “Washing Feet”

April 9          “I Will Not Deny You”


National Day of Prayer Info meeting (Rochester) - Friday, March 7

You are invited to an Informational Session about the National Day of Prayer Human Christian Prayer Chain. This gathering will be hosted at Lakeshore Community Church 3651 Latta Road, Rochester on Friday, March 7th, at 11 am. A light lunch will be served as the vision is shared with the Body of Christ as the Greater Rochester area comes together in downtown Rochester (on Thursday, May 1st) to pray for our city, county, region and beyond.  Please RSVP your attendance by calling 585-262-6420 or by going online to


Classic Club at St. Paul’s – March Schedule

Mondays 9 am – 11:45 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Penn Yan. Open to all, transportation is available through Pro Action (536-5515). March 3 – Bingo & Games

March 10 – Making Fleece hats for kids

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day trivia & games (luncheon to follow)

March 24 – Baking Day

March 31 – Coupons for our Military families

For information about Classic Club call St. Paul’s at 536-8165.


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.


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