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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ March 13, 2016 ~
  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “We Bow Down” - No. 31
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “Forever” - No. 99
  Anthem ............................. “Lamb of God”
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. 1 Peter 1:22-25
*Congregational Song ....... “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” medley - No. 389, 390
  Message .......................... “Imperishable” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” - No. 463
   *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: Judi Scheel, head usher, Karen Rasmussen, Paul Nash, George Jensen

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 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 Veronica Sedlock Margaret Mills Margaret Drakeley Doris Norman Mary Armstrong Clinton Crest: Jim Best Doris Barcliff The Homestead: Helen Ansley Kathryn Clayson Virginia DeLooza Wayne Hancock Marge Cornell > 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 13
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Fellowship Hour
2:30 pm Finger Lakes Baptist Assoc. Meeting - Canandaigua
5 pm Wellspring
Happy Birthday to Mary Watkins!

Monday, March 14
4 pm Jail Ministry Bible Study
5 pm Church & Community Supper

Tuesday, March 15
4 pm Backpack
7 pm W. band rehearsal

Wednesday, March 16
10 am ARC Worship
7 pm Cub Scouts

Thursday, March 17
Noon Lenten Lunch
1 pm Homeschool
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, March 18
Happy Birthday to Charlie Miller!

Saturday, March 19
8 am Keuka Quilters

Sunday, March 20 Ushers:
S. Ovens, C. Ovens, C. Watkins, J. Clancy

March Coffee Hour –
Board of Christian Education

News and Upcoming Events

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

Church & Community Supper - Monday, March 14
Each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week's entree: goulash

Lenten Luncheons Thursday, March 17
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. 17–scal. potatoes/ham ...... Anne Alderman, SSJ – “Gentleness & Self-Control”

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.

ABW Convention - Friday - Sunday, April 22-24
American Baptist Women & Girls of New York State
Annual Convention – April 22-24, 2016
Owego Treadway Inn, Owego, NY
Those interested in going should contact Diane Delooza as soon as possible but by Easter Sunday for sure so she can reserve hotel rooms. She will reserve rooms for the entire group. Each lady/girl however, should send in their own registration forms. See Diane to obtain forms and for any other information you may need. The theme for this year is “See…” Dr. Christine Roush will be the Spiritual leader and there are several really interesting workshops to choose from on Saturday. Friday night there will be a Silent Auction that anyone can contribute to and participate in. Monies raised will go to the General Fund.

Easter Lillies
Each year on Easter Sunday we adorn our sanctuary with lilies, colorful tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. If you would like to place flowers in honor of -- or in memory of loved ones, you are invited to bring them to the church during office hours throughout Holy Week.

Fill out the form below and leave it in the offering plate or turn it into the church office - or phone the information to the office. Your information needs to be received by Wednesday, March 23rd. Please remember to label your plant for easy retrieval on Easter morning.
Given by _________________________________________
In memory of _____________________________________
In honor of _______________________________________

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? Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 6` 56 40 53 ? 56 Pledges & Loose offerings (Needed each week: $1,825) Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 6 $4,219 $875 $500 $739 $2,321

Our Church's Mission

Mission in New York State ~ Buffalo, New York ~
Baptist Manor Senior Apartments is a non-profit organization funded under the Section 236 program by the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development known as HUD. Their mission is to provide affordable housing to low and moderate income senior citizens. Baptist Manor has a contract rent as set by New York State Housing and Community Renewal. At this time, the contract rent, depending on which floor plan you choose, is $546, $592 or 30% of your adjusted annual income. Income limits apply and are listed on the rental application. In their neighborhood they are known as a “Community of Caring“ for senior citizens. They are a nutrition site for Erie County and offer residents a delicious lunch on weekdays in the community room. They have a full-time Resident Advisor to help residents access the services they need as they age in an independent setting (apartment) and offer numerous activities to keep seniors active. They are located on historic Linwood Avenue in the heart of the City of Buffalo, NY, close to hospitals, convenience stores and public transportation.

Mission Giving
Thank you for your Mission Budget contributions on March 6th of $429.25. In addition, another $90 was received for America for Christ, bringing our total to $531.57 towards our $899 goal. We also received $8 in Backpack Pennies giving us $9.50. In our adopted budget we allowed for an Easter offering of $550. We have received $100. Thank you.

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

Celebrate Recovery Coming to Yates County
Celebrate Recovery, a Christian Principles approach similar to AA or Al-Anon groups, to help people recover from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors, and overcome their “hurts, habits, hang-ups” has been around for twenty years. Currently there is a strong group which meets in Canandaigua at the Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, but there are people working on bringing this program to people in Yates County by this fall. For more information, the public is invited to attend a Question and Answer session on Sunday, March 20 at 6:00 pm at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church.

The Penn Yan United Methodist Women cordially invite the women of First Baptist Church to attend the annual Palm Monday Light Breakfast. The breakfast will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church on Monday, March 21 at 9:00 am. The facility is handicap accessible Speakers: Ann Hicks and Marilyn Wood Music provided by: Caryl Santee

Do You Love to Sing? Penn Yan Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for their Spring Concert on Monday, March 28 at 7 pm, here at FBC. The concert will be held on Sunday, June 5th at 2 pm. Under the direction of Jennifer Kraemer, the chorus will be singing spiritual and folk songs. Everyone is invited to join – there are no auditions. The only requirement is a love of singing. For more information contact the director at (607)346-5424 or Jenniferwoodkraemer@gmail.com

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