First Baptist   Bulletin   Penn Yan   

Our Service of Worship and Praise
March 15, 2015

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
. Moment for Mission ........Don Lawrence
*Congregational Song ..... “Medley of Songs” - No. 555, 556, 557
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Praise Him! Praise Him!” - No. 149
. Anthem ........................ “We Shall Rise”
. Children’s Time
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading ............. Romans 13:8-10
*Congregational Song ....... “Thy Word” - No. 342
. Message ......................... “Obliged to Love” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “They’ll Know We Are Christians” - No. 385
*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.

Pastor: Stephen Sanden
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Today's Ushers/Greeters:
Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins

Please Be in Prayer For

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
11 am Diaconate Meeting
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, March 16
5 pm Church Community Supper
6 pm Free Movie
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz
7 pm Community Chorus Meeting

Tuesday, March 17
Happy Birthday to Meghan Fuqua!

Wednesday, March 18
9 am Homeschool
10 am ARC Worship
4 pm Backpack
Happy Birthday to Charlie Miller!

Thursday, March 19
Noon Lenten Lunch
6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, March 20
Wellspring Overnight Youth Gathering

Saturday, March 21
3 pm Memorial Service for Fran Morse

March 22 Ushers & Greeters:
Greg & Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper & Movie - Monday, March 16
Supper at 5 pm: Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. $3 per person
Movie at 6 pm. Plot: Paul’s Journeys – Paul’s journeys according to Scripture. Filmed on location in Turkey, Greece and Italy.

Lenten Luncheons - Thursday, March 5
Pondering the Parables: A Journey to the Cross
Thursday, March 19: Ziti
Pastor Rich Norman “The Prodigal Son” Matt. Luke 15:1-32
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.

Easter Flowers
Every year for Easter Sunday we adorn our already beautiful sanctuary with Easter lilies and colorful tulips and daffodils. If you would like to place flowers in honor and/or in memory of a loved ones, we ask that you purchase your own plant and bring it into the sanctuary by Friday, April 3rd. Please remember to label your plant for easy retrieval on Easter morning. Fill out the form below and leave it in the offering plate, turn it into the church office or your information may be called into the church office. Your information needs to be received by Wednesday, April 1st in order for it to be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin.
Given by ______________________________________________
In Memory of __________________________________________
In Honor of ____________________________________________

Cleaning Sign-ups
The decision has been made not to fill the custodial vacancy, and so a sign-up sheet has been created to allow us all to have a part in keeping our church building clean. Take a look at the sheet and see where you might share your talents and skills. All tasks may commence immediately. This is a take-it-upon yourselves endeavor. Come in when you can (taking note of the calendar of church activities), during office hours or see Peggy about obtaining a key.

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

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.

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

Were you here?
Feb. 1     Feb. 8     Feb. 22     Mar. 1
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Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $1,266.25
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your generous Mission contributions! Your continued financial support enables us to help fund both home and international missions. American Baptists have always been a people of mission; mission is "in our DNA". Our United Mission (UM) contributions give concrete expression to this impulse and help us to be the hands and feet of Christ – from the local congregation to all parts of the world.

Monies in the Easter Offering envelopes will go toward the Mission Budget.

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.

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: