BULLETIN FOR March 3, 2013



224 Main Street                                                               March 3, 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.






Welcome & Announcements 


*Song of Praise          “I Love You Lord”                                On Insert


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “I've Got Peace Like a River”                 No. 368


Anthem                       “Communion Hymn”         David M. Kellermeyer


Children's Time


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer     




America for Christ Offering


*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 5:14-16                                   NT pg. 6


*Hymn                        “This Little Light of Mine”         (sung acapella)                            


Sermon                       “Light”                               Rev. Stephen Sanden 


The Lord's Supper

            Welcome to the Lord's Table

            Sharing the Bread

            Sharing the Cup


*Invitational Hymn                “Send the Light”                       On Insert


*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                   

Bill Decker                               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 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


Prayer Needs

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



11:15 am Deacon's Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, March 4

5 pm Church Supper – Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes, & Veg. $5.00                     

6:30 Keuka Quilters

Happy Birthday to Marion Perry!


Tuesday, March 5

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team


Wednesday, March 6

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

4:30 pm Backpack

7 pm Habitat for Humanity Meeting


Thursday, March 7

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

9 am Homeschooling

Noon Lenten Luncheon

1 pm Bd of Missions Meeting

7 pm Christian Education Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, March 8

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

Happy Birthday to Nancy Marion & Barbara Stewart!


Saturday, March 9

1 pm Lay Study


Church  News


Lenten Luncheon

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


Message 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.


Wanted: Meet & Greet Hosts

The Deacons would like to have YOU host small group

Meet & 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 host sign ups at this time. You may also call the church office to sign up.


Can You Help?

Donations of dish soap and paper towels and Murphy's Oil Soap


A Nugget of News from Missions

Our Special Interest Missionaries, Charles & Sarah Clement-West, serve with American Baptist International Ministries in areas of Leadership Development, Theological Education and Evangelism, Community Development and projects that promote empowerment of women, poverty alleviation and education of children. Over the past 15 years they have served in South Africa and Zambia.


Mission Treasury

February 24th Missions Income was only $88 for the budget. Therefore we were only able to pay our $900 for United Missions Basics and $300 for Cameron Community Ministries in Rochester. If Cameron receives enough, this $300 will be doubled through the “Feinstein Challenge” In addition another $76 was received for America For Christ, giving us $320 towards our goal of $700. Please remember that all of our Easter Offering goes to Missions. Please give prayerfully and generously. We still have not received enough to give our Food for the Needy donation. Thank you. (Look for the next report on March 17th).


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?               2/10                2/17                  2/24  

                                            41                   44                      73

Local Budget                  $967            $1,647               $1,431


Community  News


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.


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 fun and games from 7-9 pm. Contact if interested in attending or for more information about PYCYM.  


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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Sheet Music Donations

The Homestead is looking for donations of old church sheet music for their residents who play the piano. Please drop off your donations to the church office and they will be fowarded. Thank you.


Visitors - 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.


Time MARCHES on.