224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

March 23, 2014                                                       10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


 Women’s Sunday


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements                                              Judi Scheel


*Hymn                                   “Surely the Presence”              PB no. 62


*Call to Worship                                                               Tammy Miller


*Hymn                              “We All Are One in Mission          No. 435


 Scripture Reading                 Ephesians 4:7, 11-13          Erma Mullins


 Anthem          “Change My Heart, O God”                  Women’s Choir


 White Cross Dedication                                                         Pam Scutt


Leader: We thank you, God, for your endless generosity and abundant grace.

Congregation: We praise you, Lord, for kindling in us the desire to work and to give of the gifts you have blessed us with. It is for your glory we give.

Leader: We thank you, God, for the missionaries and staff who further your work at home and abroad.

Congregation: We lift up to you, Lord, all those who reach out to people in need whatever their circumstances may be. We lift up to you, Lord, those who reach out in need. You have claimed them as your own.

Leader: We thank you, God, for giving us a tangible way to serve.

All: We ask your blessing on this White Cross gift and all who touch it. We praise your holy name and dedicate our efforts to you. Amen.   


 Hymn                         “Take My Life”                                       No. 391




*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.


*Offertory Prayer                                                                Rita Castillo


 Scripture Reading                  Luke 10: 38-42           Karen Rasmussen


 Message                    “Mary and Martha  Skit            Cheryl Stewart

                                         (by Lena Kanda)                     Diane DeLooza   


 Prayers of the People                                                      Barbara Burke   

      The Lord’s Prayer


*Hymn                        “Make Me a Blessing”                         PB no. 10 


*Benediction                                                                       Nancy Marion



*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
After the service, Please join us for coffee fellowship in the Great Room.


A Reminder:

Monies received in the Lenten Offering envelopes will go towards the Local Budget. Monies in the Easter Offering envelopes go towards the Mission Budget.


               Pastor:                  Rev. Stephen Sanden

                              PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor’s Office:    315-536-9821

Pastor’s Cell:        386-986-6961

Pastor’s Email:

Choir Director:     Barbara Stewart

Organist:               Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters    Greg Miller, head usher

                Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Fran Anderson                    Donald & Beverly Hall       Ben Loomis

Tom Burke                          Ron Harris                           Marion Perry

Bessie Decker                    Gene Spanneut


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Mr. Charles and Ruth Fox, Thailand

Rev. Matt Lundgren, Friendship House, South Billings, Montana


Quail Summit:         Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff                Milly Bloomquist

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

The Manor:             Margaret Hartwell        Billie Potts

                                 Mary Armstrong  


  • 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


Today Sunday, March 23

11 am Coffee Hour

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, March 24

1 pm – 8:20 pm Life Touch Picture Day


Wednesday, March 26

2:30 pm Committee on Ministry

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

Happy birthday to Tom Burke!


Thursday, March 27

9 am Homeschool Group

Noon Lenten Luncheon

1 pm YC Food distribution set-up

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, March 28

9 am YC Food Distribution


Saturday, March 29

8 am FBC Men’s Group

9 am Hearts & Hands Committee


Upcoming Events and News


If you haven’t signed up to have your picture taken, please do so today or arrange with the church office for the second picture day, Thursday, April 24th.


Spring Association Meeting Today - Sunday, March 23

Today at Clifton Springs Baptist Church. Registration begins at 2:30 pm. Program: “Stewards of the Gospel” (begins at 3:15 pm). Speaker: Ron Valet. Dish to Pass: bring your favorite dish and your own place settings


Picture Day Tomorrow - Monday, Msarch 24

All times for tomorrow have been filled. The next picture day will take place on Thursday, April 24th. Be sure to sign up!

If you haven’t signed up to have your picture taken please do so. The directory helps new members recognize those they may not know, and provides you with addresses and phone numbers of other members so you can stay in touch.


Lenten Luncheons continue Thursday, March 27

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 27      “How Often Should I Forgive”

                         April 2           “Washing Feet”

                         April 9           “I Will Not Deny You”


Oooo! Cookies ~ Ahhh! Fellowship ~ Yummm! 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!


5th Sunday - Sunday, March 30

Next Sunday, March 30th, is the fifth Sunday of the month and is designated as Deficit Reduction Sunday. Next Sunday you will find an envelope marked for whatever “extra” amount - large or small that you feel you can contribute towards the reduction of the $12,000 deficit in this year’s budget. The Advisory Council hopes you will be encouraged to give extra. Thank you.


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 Tabernacle Baptist Church in Utica will be there as our special guests.

~ 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.


Love Gift

This week’s extra challenge in addition to your “L” and “G” Dollars:

*** Is your birthday in March?

               ~ Yes - - 25 cents

               ~ No - - 50 cents


Hearts & Hands

Have you remembered about the H&H “take a casserole and cookies” ministry? When you are planning to visit someone and would like to take something tasty to warm a stomach and soul, there are casseroles and cookies all made up, frozen and ready to go. The casseroles will feed 2-3 people or there are single serving sizes. Call Cindy at 536-2485, Pam at 536-2791 or Diane at 536-3162. There is an inventory sheet in the church to help us keep track of the food and who has been visited. So… what are you waiting for, get out there and visit.


Easter Cards

Let’s send Easter greetings to our ABW Scholarship girl:

Rachel Phillips, 225 Burdick Road, New Berlin, NY 13411


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?                    Mar. 2          Mar. 9            Mar. 16

                                                       44               102                     57

Budget Figures

Received last week:

     Pledges     $2,138.50

     Other:              32.00

     Total:        $2,170.50

Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Springbrook” (Formerly Upstate Home for Children)

The Springbrook team is comprised of dedicated individuals who understand the ever-changing needs of the individuals and families. Springbrook is committed to working in partnership with clients and their families to help each person attain their personal goals and dreams. Through recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation, Springbrook is committed to maintaining quality staff members who are not only compassionate, but skilled and knowledgable. Spring brook has a heritage based on providing care and treatment to under-served individuals. Springbrook staff members believe that learning never ends, that challenges are opportunities, and that dependence can be transformed into independence. Programs are designed to teach the skills needed to maximize potential while putting each experience in context. Each person’s unique abilities, interest, talents and needs are a key part of program planning with every individual’s goals and desire predicated first by their humanity, not their disability. Work at school, in communities, and in each home is designed to create an all- inclusive learning experience that makes every day a chance to discover, build and grow.


Mission Receipts:

Thank you for your generous contributions to our mission outreach on March 16th. $177 was received for the Budget. (We still need another $123 this month to make the Food for the Needy contribution). $606 was received for the America for Christ Offering for a total of $698 toward our goal of $825. Thank you.


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!


Community News and Events


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 24 – Baking Day

March 31 – Coupons for our Military families

For information about Classic Club call St. Paul’s at 536-8165.


Community Café - Tuesday, March 25

Tuesday, March 25th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the PYUMC.

Open to everyone in the community.


The Living Well - Friday, March 28

The Living Well Presents Community Conversations! Friday, March 28th at 6:30 pm at The Living Well, 121 E. Elm Street. Coffee and conversations on Advance Care Planning. Learn about NYS Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Advance Directives. Call 315-521-6883 for more information.


Informal “Coffee House” Worship

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 121 E. Elm Street. Please share this information with people you know who can’t get to church on Sunday mornings.


Service Information


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  First  Baptist  Church! 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.


John 3: 16