224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

March 9, 2014                                                        10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise



Today’s service will be a performing arts production,

“Baggage Claim”


presented by “Spirit Borne”, a Youth for Christ

team of around fifty young people from Canada



Love Offering

In your bulletin this morning you will find an envelope for a Love Offering for Spirit Borne. They come to us from Quinte, Ontario, Canada. Please give generously and from your heart.

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    Judi Scheel, head usher

               George Jensen, Paul Nash, Karen Rasmussen

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              Marion Perry

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


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 9

11 am Coffee Hour

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, March 10

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz group

7 pm Comm. Chorus Meeting


Tuesday, March 11

9 am Homeschool

10:30 am Mary & Martha

Happy Birthday to Tammy Miller!


Wednesday, March 12

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting


Thursday, March 13

Noon Lenten Luncheon

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Mary Watkins!


Friday, March 14

7 pm Boy Scout Overnight


Saturday, March 15

9 am Keuka Quilters

10 am Clergy/Spouses Meeting


Upcoming Events and News


Lenten Luncheons Thursdays, March 13 through April 9

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 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”


Next Sunday - Sunday, March 16

  • We will receive the America for Christ offering.
  • Hospitality Committee meeting following worship in the Great Room.
  • Diaconate Board meeting at 11:15 in the Library.


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.


Women’s Sunday - Sunday March 23

Be sure to join us for a special service led by our own ladies, constructed around this year’s ABW Theme – “A Time to Serve”. Cheryl Stewart and Diane DeLooza will present a skit titled, “Mary and Martha”. We will dedicate our White Cross donations and Love Gift Offerings as well.


Spring Association Meeting - Sunday, March 23

The Spring Association Meeting will be held Sunday, March 23, at the Clifton Springs Baptist Church. Registration begins at 2:30 pm, Program: “Stewards of the Gospel” (begins at 3:15 pm), Speaker: Ron Valet Dish to Pass: bring your favorite dish and your own place settings


2014 Church Directory Picture Day - Monday, March 24

Very soon we will begin sign-ups for the Life Touch directory. Our picture day is Monday, March 24th, from 1 pm to 8:20 pm. Please be sure to set aside that day to have your photo taken. We also need to update addresses, phone numbers and email address. Don’t assume that the office has updated information, as we are finding that in many cases we do not have current information. Thank you!


Casseroles, Cookies and Fellowship - Saturday, March 29

Come be a part of our Heart & Hands Ministry on Saturday, March 29th at 9 am at church. We will be putting together some casseroles and baking some cookies to share with others. All you need to do is show up and we’ll provide the “work”. There will be plenty of mixing, stirring, wrapping, labeling, etc., plus loads of fun and fellowship to go around. Bring a friend too!


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.


Communion to Shut-Ins

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


Check It out - Our Church Library

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.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?               2/9           2/16            2/23             3/2

                                           74              46               48              44

Local Budget                $974           $403        $1,242       $1,136


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Springbrook” (Formerly Upstate Home for Children)

Springbrook serves persons of all ages with special concerns for particular age groupings: Birth to age 5: Springbrook’s comprehensive early intervention options encourages exploration, discovery, accomplishment, and growth with a full range of supports for the youngest children with developmental disabilities, including autism. Programs are designed to fit a wide spectrum of learning styles, needs, and abilities, each with specialized staff and tailored learning environments. The dedicated staff provides services to children ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities, including autism, and who have IQ scores falling below 70. Spring brook offers an educational program for children who live at home with their families or a residential program for those children who need a higher level of care and support in a 24-hour setting. Springbrook provides lifelong support to adults with disabilities through varied programs like community homes, ongoing therapies, employment readiness, and community recreation with peer groups. Learning is a lifelong process for everyone served by Springbrook. Programs are designed to help adult clients achieve their goals, increase their independence, and reach their full potential.


Mission Receipts:

Mission giving on March 2nd for the Budget was only $73. Please remember we need a minimum of $1260 per month to fulfill our yearly obligations. Another $10 was received for America for Christ for a total of $67 towards our goal of $825. Thank you.


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


Lenten Luncheons Thursdays, March 13 through April 9

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 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”


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