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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ March 6, 2016 ~
  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “How Majestic Is Your Name” - No. 52
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “The Wonderful Cross” - No. 239
  Anthem ............................. “The Upper Room”
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. 1 Peter 1:17-21
*Congregational Song ....... “Hiding In Thee” - No. 452
  Message .......................... “The Chosen Lamb” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Worthy Is the Lamb” - No. 264
        Gathering at the Lord’s Table
        Sharing the Bread
        Sharing the Cup
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Today’s Ushers and Greeters: Head Usher: Erma Mullins. Cheryl Stewart, Trevor Conrad, Charlie Miller

Please join us in the Great Room for coffee hour following the worship service.

Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne John Decker Rod & Rose Esidro Thelma Estimo Donald, Beverly Hall Chris Holder Ethel Hoose Don Ovens Barbara Ritz Jennifer Slocum George Spence The Family of Ed Castillo The Family of Dan Emerson Our Special Interest Missionaries: International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries ABW Scholarship girl: Olivai O’Connell At The Manor: Billie Potts Mary Armstrong Margaret Mills Margaret Drakeley Veronica Sedlock Doris Norman Clinton Crest: Jim Best Doris Barcliff The Homestead: Helen Ansley Marge Cornell Virginia DeLooza Kathryn Clayson Wayne Hancock > Our Church and Pastor > Our Country and Leaders > Men and Women of our Armed Forces and their Families > Our Community Prayer Needs: If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital or homebound, please call the church office at 536-9821 to let the pastor know. Visitation Needs: If you or someone you know would like a pastoral visit, please use the prayer request cards in the pews and place in the offering plate, or speak with Pastor Sanden directly to make your wishes known.

This Week at First Baptist

Today, March 6
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Fellowship Hour
5 pm Wellspring
Happy Birthday to Hannah Scharping and George Jensen!

Monday, March 7
4 pm Jail Ministry Bible Study
5 pm Church & Community Supper - Chicken ‘n biscuits
6:30 pm Keuka Quilters
7 pm Board of Trustee meeting

Tuesday, March 8
10:30 am Mary Martha Circle
3 pm Jail Ministry meeting
4 pm Backpack
7 pm W. band rehearsal
7 pm Wellspring event
Happy Birthday to Sheri Jensen, Nancy Marion, Barb Stewart!

Wednesday, March 9
9 am Wellspring event
3:30 pm Cub Scouts
7 pm Cub Scouts
5 pm Wellspring event

Thursday, March 10
Noon Lenten Lunch
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, March 11
Happy Birthday to Tammy Miller!

Saturday, March 12
2 pm Memorial Service for Ed Castillo

Sunday, March 13 Ushers:
J. Scheel, K. Rasmussen, P. Nash, G. Jensen

March Coffee Hour –
Board of Christian Education

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Monday, March 7
Each Monday at 5:00 PM. $3.00 All are welcome!
Today's entree: Chicken ‘n biscuits

Lenten Luncheons Thursday, March 10
The Penn Yan Council of Churches invites you to join as a community of faith at the Lenten Lunches of 2016, here in the FBC Great Room. Each week will feature a message from one of the area clergy. Cost is $6 per person and meals are provided by the Wagner Restaurant. Serving begins at 12 noon.
     Mar. 10 – ziti ............ ............... Pastor Stephen Sanden – “Faithfulness”
     Mar. 17–scal. potatoes/ham ...... Anne Alderman, SSJ – “Gentleness & Self-Control”

Business Meeting - Sunday, March 13
There will be a business meeting on Sunday, March 13th for a congregational vote to approve changes to the Constitution.

Night of Comedy, Canandaigua - Saturday, March 19
Need some laughter and joy in your life? Two popular comedians, Kenn Kington and Jonnie W., will be at Crosswinds Church in Canandaigua on Sat. March 19, at 7 pm to share the spotlight as they bring an evening of clean comedy the whole family can enjoy. The show will combine music, stories and off-beat standup for a hilariously unique comedy experience. Tickets are $10 in advance by calling 800-927-9083 or online at fln.org/tickets. Or you can wait til the evening of the performance and purchase them at the door for $13. Anyone interested in going please contact Pam Scutt (536-2790) for more information.

Giving Reminder
Your giving at Lent goes to the Local Expense Budget and your giving at Easter goes to the Mission Budget.

Hearts & Hand’s Card Ministry:
In the back of the Sanctuary is a table of cards that are free for anyone to use to spread God’s love!

Nursery Ministry:
Would you be willing to be on a list of volunteers for the nursery in the event that childcare is needed? See Ethel Clancy if your name can be added to our list of helpers.

Vacation Bible School needs
VBS 2016 is collecting round oatmeal containers, ribbons (any size, color, length), and crepe paper. Any donations may be left in the SS art room. VBS is only 4 months away. Keep the Christian Education Board lifted in prayer.

White Cross needs
White Cross is still in need of sets of sweatpants and sweatshirts for Cameron Ministries in Rochester, NY. Still needed are: 2 – girls, 3 – boys, 2 – women, 4 – men. If you don’t want to shop but would like to make a donation of money, see Diane DeLooza or Karen Rasmussen.

Milly’s Backpack Program For March - boxed and microwavable cup varieties of Macaroni & Cheese
Items may be left on the pew at the front of the sanctuary.

Were you here? Jan. 31 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28` 50 56 40 53 ? Pledges & Loose offerings (Needed each week: $1,825) Jan. 31 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 $598+$465 $4,219 $875 $500 $739 (5th Sun.)

Our Church's Mission

Mission in New York State ~ Buffalo, New York ~
Buffalo City Mission’s vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. The City Mission provides emergency shelter, nourishing meals and comprehensive recovery programs to help rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives for homeless men, women and children.

Mission Giving
Thank you for your Mission Budget contributions on February 28th. We received $111.50 for our budget and $8 for Love Gift. Also, $334.57 was given for America for Christ bringing the total to $441.57, which is not quite half of our goal of $899. There is still time to contribute to this special offering. The final total on our Sub Sale for Habitat for Humanity of Yates County is $886.91; almost $103 more than last year!.

Mission Collection for the Backpack Program:
During the month of March - Macaroni & Cheese. We would like to collect boxed and microwavable cup varieties to distribute to the Yates County Backpack Program.

Community News and Events

Today is Feed A Pet Sunday
Pet Partner Connections is a nonprofit 501© (3) organization founded to aid families and individuals living in Yates Co by providing direct solutions to avoid surrender, abandonment, or separation from companion animals. Your donations of sealed dry and canned cat & dog food or litter can be left inside the church office or if you prefer to make a monetary donation, please send to Pet Partner Connections, PO Box 5, Keuka Park, 14478.

Book Sale - Saturday, March 12
The PY United Methodist Church is holding a book sale on Sat, March 12th from 10 am- 3 pm in the Memorial Building. There is all genre of books to choose from, gently used. Proceeds will send kids to church camp.

Service Information

We are glad you’ve joined us!
We hope you’ll have a rich experience as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.

If you are a guest here today, in the pew in front of you, you will find a Guest Information card. We would like to get to know you better, 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.

For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance

Church information

Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821
Email: revsanden@aim.com

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email: pyfbc224@gmail.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com