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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ March 20, 2016 ~ Palm Sunday ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “Hosanna Loud, Hosanna” - No. 251
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “Praise Him! Praise Him!” - No. 149
  Anthem ............................. “Why Does He Seem So Sad”
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. Mark 11:7-10
*Congregational Song ....... “All Hail King Jesus” - No. 295
  Message .......................... “Hail To The Chief” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Lead Me to Calvary” - No. 251
   *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: : Stan Ovens, head usher; Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins, Jack Clancy

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 20
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Diaconate
11 am Fellowship Hour
2:30 pm Finger Lakes Baptist Assoc. Meeting - Canandaigua
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, March 21
5 pm Church & Community Supper - meatloaf
March newsletter articles due

Tuesday, March 22
4 pm Backpack
7 pm W. band rehearsal

Wednesday, March 23
3:30 Cub Scouts
7 pm Cub Scouts

Thursday, March 24
1 pm Homeschool
7 pm Maundy Thursday Service
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, March 25 – Good Friday
9 am Keuka Food distribution

Ushers for Sunday, March 27:
G. Miller, E. Miller, S. Robbins, T. Conrad

March Coffee Hour:
Board of Christian Education

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Monday, March 21
Each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week's entree: meatloaf

Maundy Thursday Service - Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm
On this night we remember the final supper Jesus shared with his disciples in the context of the Passover, when the people of Israel observed their liberation from Egypt.

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.

Thank You
We would like to thank our church family for your support, visits and sharing in the celebration of Ed’s life.

~ The Castillo Family

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.

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.

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. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 6 Mar. 13` 53 ? 56 46 Pledges & Loose offerings (Needed each week: $1,825) Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 $500 $739 $2,321 $1,088

Our Church's Mission

Mission in New York State ~ Niagara Falls, New York ~
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. (CMI) has provided a unique blend of services to address the needs of the Niagara community since its founding in 1925. The initial population served was homeless individuals and families. Over the past 88 years, CMI programs have evolved to meet the needs of its community. The agency now provides 18 programs between its four divisions: Crisis & Community Services, Mental Health Housing Services, Mental Health Recovery Services, and Youth Services. The agency serves a diverse set of populations including youth, adults, families, homeless, juvenile justice involved youth, youth and adults with psychiatric disabilities, persons living with HIV/AIDS and ex-offender parole individuals. In general, CMI serves a vulnerable population of individuals that, through a variety of circumstances, have been marginalized, overlooked and challenged in their presentations and behaviors. Their Mission Statement is “Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc., is a community based, independent, non-profit, religious, service agency providing residential and support services to persons and families in need without regard to race, sex, religion, or national origin; in a way that the persons or families served are respected for and can ultimately fulfill their maximum potential.”

Mission Giving
Thank you for your Mission Budget contributions on March 13th. We received $65.50 for our budget, $8 for America for Christ (total: $539.57) and 50 cents for Backpack Pennies (total: $10). Please remember that all of the Easter Offering is used for our giving for others.

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 today 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