March 23, 2014 10:00 AM
To Create a Caring Community
To Honor and Serve God.
Prelude ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements Judi Scheel
*Hymn “Surely the Presence” PB no. 62
*Call to Worship Tammy Miller
All Are One in
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
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.
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 Greg Miller, head usher
Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Website : www.pennyanfbc.com
Fran Anderson Donald &
Tom Burke Ron Harris Marion Perry
Bessie Decker Gene Spanneut
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 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
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
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
~ 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.
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.
Let’s send Easter greetings to our ABW Scholarship girl:
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
Received last week:
Needed each week: $1,825
“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.
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
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 24 – Baking Day
March 31 – Coupons for our Military families
For information about Classic Club call
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,
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
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