March 16, 2014 10:00 AM
To Create a Caring Community
To Honor and Serve God.
Prelude ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
Moment for Mission Don Lawrence
*Congregational Song “Step By Step” On Insert
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song “You Are My King” On Insert
Anthem “We Will Glorify”
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.
Scripture Reading Romans 2:3-11 NT pg. 203
*Congregational Song “The Love of God” On Insert
Message “Playing Favorites” Rev. Sanden
*Congregational Song “Room at the Cross for You” On Insert
*Benediction ~ *Postlude
*If you wish to
and are able, you are invited to stand.
Monies received in the Lenten
Offering envelopes will go towards the Local Budget. Monies in the Easter
Offering envelopes go towards the
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Pastor’s Office: 315-536-9821
Pastor’s Cell: 386-986-6961
Pastor’s Email: email@example.com
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Ushers/Greeters Stan Ovens, head usher
Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr, Charlie Watkins
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Website : www.pennyanfbc.com
Tom Burke Betty Johnson Shane Furman
Donald & Beverly Hall Ben Loomis Marion Perry
Ron Harris Gene Spanneut
The Family of Cristine Conklin
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. Mr. Charles and Ruth Fox,
Rev. Matt Lundgren, Friendship House,
Marge Cornell Willie Nelson
Irene Wachala Necia Smith
The Manor: Margaret Hartwell Billie Potts
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.
Today Sunday, March 16
11 am Coffee Hour
11:15 Diaconate Meeting
11:15 Hospitality Meeting
5 pm Wellspring Service
Monday, March 17
Happy Birthday to Meghan Fuqua!
Tuesday, March 18
Happy Birthday to Charlie Miller!
Wednesday, March 19
10 am ARC Worship
4 pm Backpack Program
9 am April Newsletter articles are due today
Thursday, March 20
9 am Homeschool Group
Noon Lenten Luncheon
7 pm Boy Scout Meeting
Sign Up! Church Directory Today - Sunday, March 16
We hope you will take time out of this one day to have your picture taken for our 2014 church directory. Sign-ups are taking place today.
Hospitality Committee Today - Sunday, March 16
There will be a meeting on Sunday, March 16th immediately following the worship service.
Lenten Luncheons continue Thursday, March 20
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 20 “High Upon the Mountain”
March 27 “How Often Should I Forgive”
April 2 “Washing Feet”
April 9 “I Will Not Deny You”
Studies Class (at
The Finger Lakes Association is offering a Lay Studies class on
“Worship” at the
Next Sunday is 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
Cookies ~ Fellowship ~ Casseroles - 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!
American Baptist Women’s Convention - April 25 – 27
American Baptist Women’s Ministries of NYS Convention 2014, April 25 – 27 at Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, NY
~ Learn more about God and yourself through scripture and workshops
~ Celebrate 200 years of ministry in Myanmar/Burma through the eyes of
Ann Judson. Some of the Karen women from
~ Worship and Fellowship
If you are interested in attending, please let Diane DeLooza or Cheryl Stewart know as soon as possible so we can arrange travel plans and reserve hotel rooms.
Deficit Reduction Yard-Craft-Bake
Organization for the Deficit Reduction Yard-Craft-Bake
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 basement 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 any 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
Are you playing “L” and “G” Dollars?
It’s time to play “L” and “G” Dollars again!! Please prayerfully set aside currency bills (any denomination) that show the letter L and/or G (which stands for Love Gift) in the serial number. In early April we will collect your donation and lovingly share our blessings with others through LOVE GIFT.
For an extra challenge this upcoming week add the following to keep things interesting and fun:
*** How many
~ Add 10 cents each to your growing donation for LOVE GIFT
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.
Attendance and Financial Report:
Were you here? 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9
46 48 44 102
Local Budget $403 $1,242 $1,136 $2,329
“Springbrook” (Formerly Upstate Home for Children)
Springbrook is dedicated to the following principles: People First: The needs, interests, goals,
and desires of the children and adults supported are predicated by their
humanity first – not their disability. Community
Based Programs: programs are provided in the least restrictive environment
possible, based on the desires and abilities of individuals giving
opportunities for recreation, education, and the development of vocational
skills in integrated settings. Meaningful
Choice: All people supported by Springbrook have
the opportunity to make meaningful choices based on their dreams, experiences,
or personal goals. These choices may be related to home, work or relationships.
Thank you for your generous contributions to our wider mission giving
on March 9th. We received $797.50 for the budget; $25 for
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!
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 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
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
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
John 3: 16