BULLETIN FOR March 17, 2013
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetMarch 17, 2013
10:00 AM Yan, New York
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 “The Sweetest Name of All” On Insert
*Call to Worship
*Hymn “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” On Insert
Anthem “God So Loved the World” Stainer
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 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 NT pg. 242
Matthew 5:9 NT pg. 5
*Hymn “Be Thou My Vision” No. 339
Sermon “Blessed Peacemakers” Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Invitational Hymn “It Is Well with My Soul” On Insert
*Benediction ~ *Postlude
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box695, Penn Yan
Pastor's Phone: Cell 386-986-6961
Pastor's E-Mail: email@example.com
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Melba Bembry Ed Eveland Ben Loomis
Heather Bicksler Doug Gibbs Roger Mullins
Tom Burke Julanne Guild Kaye Newcomb
Rachel Carter Mary Hutson Jennifer Slocum
Deb Clancy Bob Logan Eva Vickery
Prayers for the family of Eva Jean Best
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West,
Courtney Crisler, The Place,
: Alice Wise Summit
Crest: Margaret Drakeley Doris Barcliff Clinton
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
Irene Wachala Necia Smith
The Manor: Margaret Hartwell Billie Potts
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
11:15 am Deacon's Meeting
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service
Monday, March 18
5 pm Church Supper - Lasagna
April Newsletter articles due today
7 pm Council of Churches meeting at St. Mark's
Tuesday, March 19
9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class
6:30 pm Investment Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 20
9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class
4:30 pm Backpack
6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting
7 pm Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, March 21
9 am Wellspring Discipleship Class
9 am Homeschooling
Noon Lenten Luncheon
7 pm Boy Scout Meeting
Friday, March 22
Overnight Wellspring Youth Gathering
Thursday, 3/21 at Noon “Jesus Stands Trial” Rev. Sandi Perl
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
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.
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.
Family Dear Church
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.
Are you going to the ABW Ministries Conference in April? Kairos Outside, the conference project is asking for new or gently used Teddy Bears. The Once Again Shoppe has some for sale.
And… Ladies, You Are Invited
The PY United Methodist Women cordially invite the women of all 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: Meredith Marsh, Soloist: Mia Coles. We are handicap accessible.
American Baptist Churches of the
Finger Lakes- Spring Gathering
Sunday, March 24th , United
, Churchof 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!
To Kevin Conrad who made the Honor Roll at PYA!
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
It's that time of year again when we will decorate our sanctuary with beautiful Easter Flowers. If you would like to place a flower in honor and/or in memory of a loved one, we ask that you purchase your own flower and bring it to the sanctuary by Friday, March 22nd. Please remember to label your plant for easy retrieval on Easter morning. Please fill out the form below and leave it in the offering plate, turn it into the church office or you may call the church office. Your information needs to be received by Wednesday, March 27th in order for it to be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin.
Given by: _____________________________________________
In Memory of: _________________________________________
In Honor of: ___________________________________________
A Nugget of News from Missions
Our Special Interest International Missionaries, Charles and Sarah Clement-West have helped a community to better the present and future lives of its children through education in
. Through faithful teachers and religious education classes, the good news of the love of God and the saving and transforming power of Jesus Christ are introduced to the children attending the Kalikiliki, Zambia
Wellspring of Faith and
. The school is a beacon of light bringing people to faith in Christ, changing lives through education, and empowering the whole community. Hope Community School
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. Homestead
The Board of
says “Thank You”. The combined Mission for Christ Offering on March 3rd and 10th of $499 brings our total to $819 ($119 over our goal of $700). We also received $624 in pledges and donations on these two Sunday. Please remember that all of our Easter Offering goes to Missions. Please give prayerfully and generously. Thank you. America
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 2/17 2/24 3/3 3/10
44 73 46 47
Local Budget $1,647 $1,431 $2,893 $3,623
Visitors - Welcome to
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. First Baptist Church
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.