First Baptist   Bulletin   Penn Yan   

Our Service of Worship and Praise
March 8, 2015

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
. Moment for Mission ........Judi Scheel
*Congregational Song ..... “How Great Is Our God” - No. 5
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Joyful, Joyful” - No. 13
. Anthem ........................... “Once Upon a Tree”
. Children’s Message .........
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading ............ Romans 13:1-7
*Congregational Song ..... “I Will Serve Thee” - No. 377
. Message ......................... “Who’s In Charge” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ..... “Wonderful Words of Life” - No. 338
*Benediction - Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.
You are invited to join us in the Great Room for refreshments and fellowship following the Service.
Today’s bulletin is printed in Loving Memory of Georgia Ovens. ~ From the Ovens Family

Pastor: Stephen Sanden
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Today's Ushers/Greeters: Judi Scheel, head usher
Karen Rasmussen, George Jensen, Paul Nash

Please Be in Prayer For

Linda Canfield    Douglas Gibbs    Donald Hall
Beverly Hall      Janice Knecht    Ben Loomis      
Eliza Moore       Barbara Ritz     Stacy Whitney 
Ben, Naomi & Jackson Stewart         

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministry

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff    Doris Norman 
The Homestead: Helen Ansley	 Virginia DeLooza
	       Necia Smith       Kathryn Clayson
               Marge Cornell           
The Manor:     Billie Potts      Mary Armstrong
               Margaret Mills    Bessie Decker
               Margaret Drakeley

> 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 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 am Adult Sunday School
2:30 pm Finger Lakes Association Meeting
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship
Happy Birthday to Nancy Marion, Barbara Stewart, Sheri Jensen!

Monday, March 9
5 pm Church Community Supper
6 pm Free Movie
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz
Happy Birthday to Andrea Champlin!

Tuesday, March 10
10:30 am Mary Martha

Wednesday, March 11
9 am Homeschool
4 pm Backpack
6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting
Happy Birthday to Tammy Miller!

Thursday, March 12
Noon Lenten Lunch
7 pm Boy Scouts
4 pm Christian Education Meeting

Friday, March 13
Happy Birthday to Mary Watkins!

Saturday, March 14
9 am Keuka Quilters

March 15 Ushers & Greeters: Stan & Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins

News and Upcoming Events

Finger Lakes Association Meeting - Today
“Baptist Can Have fun: Let’s Have a Hymn Sing” Registration begins at 2:45 pm. There will be a dish-to-pass dinner. Bring your own place setting.

Church & Community Supper & Movie - Monday, March 9
Supper at 5 pm: Macaroni & Cheese. $3 per person
Movie at 6 pm. Plot: “Where Jesus Walked” Travel the world of Jesus Christ and walk in the footsteps of the Messiah. This is a pilgrimage which will touch deeply all who view it.

Lenten Luncheons - Thursday, March 5
Pondering the Parables: A Journey to the Cross
Thursday, March 5: Beef Stew
Pastor Elizabeth Boesen “The Wise and Foolish Maidens” Matt. 25:1-13
Lunches begin at noon here at FBC. Cost is $6.00 per person

Newsletter Deadline - Wednesday, March 18
Your articles for the April newsletter are due to the office on Wednesday, March 18.

Memorial Service for Fran Morse- Saturday, March 21
A service for Fran Morse will be held on Saturday, March 21st at 3:00 pm. The family will greet you at a reception to follow in the Great Room.

ABW Women’s Sunday - Sunday, March 22
Join us on this special Sunday when the women of our church prepare and participate in the service. You will have the chance to learn some background history about the place of women in the temple services. Barbara Burke will present a dialogue called “Jesus, the Demon Slayer.” We will dedicate our White Cross gifts for this year.

ABWM of NYS Convention - April 24-26, 2015
Treadway In in Owego, NY
The new theme for 2015-16 is Serving Abundantly. In addition to the usual keynote speaker and workshop sessions, there will be a silent auction to raise money for the General Fund, and a BIG purse contest that looks like a lot of fun. The convention mission project will benefit the My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group. Warm hats, mittens and scarves will be collected.
If you are interested in attending this year’s convention, please let Diane DeLooza or Cheryl Stewart know as soon as possible so we can reserve rooms at the hotel. If you did not receive information and reservation forms in the mail or via email, Diane can provide you with copies.

Lenten Reminder
Monies put in Lenten envelopes will go to the Local Budget. Monies in the Easter Offering envelopes will go toward the Mission Budget.

New Hymnals
In the pew card holders you will find envelopes for donations for the new hymnals. Forms are tucked inside for your information.

Have You Seen?
We are missing four chairs from our Chapel. They are matted black with deep red cushion. If you know of their whereabouts please let us know. A reminder, any item wish to be borrowed from the church (tables, chairs etc) needs to go through Cheryl Stewart or the church office.

Hearts & Hands
The gathering scheduled for March 21st has been postponed. Please watch upcoming bulletins for new date.

Memorial Bulletins:
Forms available on Reader’s Table.

Our Chapel:
Reminder that the Chapel is open and available for your use.

March item for Milly’s Backpack Program:
Macaroni & Cheese (Box or Instant Cups)

Were you here?
Feb. 1     Feb. 8     Feb. 22     Mar. 1
   44         43         43          47

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $5,725
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget
Mission Around the World - Thailand
Annie and Jeff Dieselberg serve in Bangkok, Thailand, a bustling metropolis of more than 10 million people. Annie and Jeff both serve at NightLight Foundation and NightLight Design Co. Ltd. NightLight’s mission is to build relationships and provide hope, intervention, rescue and assistance to women and children exploited in human trafficking by giving alternative employment through the registered jewelry business NightLight Design, Co. Ltd., as well as offering vocational opportunities, life-skills training and physical, emotional and spiritual development to women seeking freedom from exploitation. Jeff also serves as Senior Pastor of the Song Sawang (Send The Light) congregation, a recent church start mostly for new converts from NightLight. In addition, Jeff teaches urban transformation at 3 local seminaries along with a team of 4 trained adjunct faculty to encourage aspiring pastors and Christian workers to understand and engage in what God is doing in Bangkok and the cities of the world. Language used in ministry: Thai.

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your generous Mission contributions of $984.50 on March 1st. Another $325 will enable us to make our donations to Food for the Needy.

Community News and Events

Learn How to Bake Croissants - Thursday, March 19
Milly’s Pantry, Thursday, March 19, from 6:30 – 8 pm. Join local home baker Harvey Greenfield to learn the process of baking these wonderful little breads from start to finish. $20, seating is limited. For more information call The Pinwheel Market at 694-7350 Wed – Sat 10 m to 4 pm.

Middle Eastern Greek Pastries - Saturday, March 28
The Women’s group of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church would love to share their freshly baked handmade delicacies with you. Saturday, March 28th, 10 am - 1 pm or until sold out. 98 Genesee Street, Geneva.

Milly’s Pantry News: Weekend Backpack Program Progress
Volunteers and supporters of the Weekend Backpack Program were pretty busy in January. They packed over 1,950 kid-friendly packs at a cost of $5,083. Milly’s Pantry continues to reach out to children and families in need of supplemental weekend food. Thank you for supporting our Yates County children.

Soup’s On at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Homemade soups will be available for pick-up every Friday night in Lent from 4 pm to 6 pm. Each week there will be: New England Clam Chowder, Chicken Vegetable Soup, plus 1 soup du jour in one quart containers at $10. Please call or email the Episcopal Church office to pre-order your soup by Noon on Thursday. You may leave a message. Office hours are Mon – Fri, 10 am to 1 pm, phone 536-3955

Bible Drive
The Living Well is seeking donations of Bibles so they have some to hand out when they council. If you have extra Bibles at home that you would like to donate you may leave them in the church office.

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

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

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:
Church Website: