BULLETIN FOR March 10, 2013



224 Main Street                                                             March 10, 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.


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements 


*Song of Praise          “You Are My King”                              On Insert


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        How Majestic Is Your Name”            PB no. 35


Anthem                       “Jesus Paid it All”


Children's Time


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      Matthew 5:8                                           NT pg. 5


*Hymn                        “Open Our Eyes, Lord”                        PB no. 59


Sermon                       “Pure”                               Rev. Stephen Sanden 


*Invitational Hymn                “Purer In Heart”                        On Insert   


*Benediction    ~ *Postlude


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Memorial Bulletin

Today's bulletin is printed in loving memory of Eleanor LeGro.

                                                                         - From Nina Swarthout


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               Roger Mullins

Heather Bicksler                 Julanne Guild            Kaye Newcomb

Tom Burke                           Mary Hutson            Jennifer Slocum

Rachel Carter                      Ben Loomis               Eva Vickery

Bill Decker

Prayers for the family of Eva Jean Best


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


At 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



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, March 11

5 pm Church Supper -  Chicken n Biscuits               

Happy Birthday to Tammy Miller!


Tuesday, March 12

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

10:30 am Mary & Martha


Wednesday, March 13

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

4:30 pm Backpack

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting


Thursday, March 14

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class

9 am Homeschooling

Noon Lenten Luncheon

1 pm Bd of Mission Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, March 15

9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class


 Church  News


Lenten Luncheon

3/14    “Jesus' Agony in the Garden”                 Rev. Michelle Fischer

3/21    “Jesus Stands Trial”                                Rev. Sandi Perl


Upcoming Meetings

Deacon's: Sunday, March 17th at 11:15 am

Investment Committee: Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30 pm

Advisory Council: Wednesday, March 20th at 7 pm

Trustees: Sunday, March 24th at 11:15 am


April Newsletter

Your articles for the April edition of the church newsletter are due to the church office by Monday, March 18.


Association Spring Gathering

Mark your calendars now to attend the American Baptist Churches of the Finger Lake's next meeting on Sunday, March 24th at the United Church of Canandaigua, 11 Gibson St. Registration: 2:45 pm, Devotions:3 pm, Program: 3:20: “What Is God Doing Among Us?” Speaker Rev. Jim Kelsey, Executive Minister ABC/NYS. Pot-luck supper: 5 pm.  Come find out what the “GATHERING” is all about!


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.


Assist the Backpack Program

Dear Church Family - As you are aware each Board and Committee was asked to be the “Light of Christ” and come up with some things to do to make our church more visible in the community and to help those in need. The Board of Missions decided one thing we would do each month is to ask members of the congregation to bring one item or more if you desire, to assist the Backpack Program. This month of March we are asking for packets of Hot Chocolate. Please consider helping. Thank you for being the Light of Christ.



Kevin Conrad made the Honor Roll at PYA!


Can You Help?

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


Easter Cards

Let's surprise our ABW scholarship girl with a bouquet of cards for Easter! (She so appreciated the support at Christmas!)

Michelle DuMond, 700 Health Sciences Drive, Stony Brook, NY 11790


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.


A Nugget of News from Missions

Our Special Interest International Missionaries, Charles and Sarah Clement-West have focused their ministry in South Africa and Zambia on proclaiming the life changing message and love of Jesus Christ with all ages, both AIDS infected and AIDS affected as well. They have planted churches, trained pastors, provided literacy and feeding programs, empowered children to get an education and most importantly, brought people to Christ.


Mission Treasury

Please remember that all of our Easter Offering goes to Missions. Please give prayerfully and generously.  Thank you.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?               2/10          2/17            2/24           3/3    

                                             41            44                73            46

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


Community News


Relay for Life Kick Off!

Thursday, 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

Check out more at:


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.  


You Are Invited

The Penn Yan United Methodist Women cordially invite the women of area churches to attend the annual Palm Monday Light Breakfast. The breakfast will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the PYUMC on Monday, March 25 at 9:00 am. Speaker: Joni Lincoln, Pianist and Soloist: Phyllis Bailey. Handicap accessible.


Piano Sheet Music

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.


Your prayers for God to rule, Jesus to walk

and the Holy Spirit to breathe in this church and it's members,

 shall be answered.