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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ March 27, 2016 ~ Easter Sunday ~
Celebrating our Risen Lord !

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!” - No. 270
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “Alleluia, Alleluia!” - No. 272
  Anthem ............................. “Rejoice!”
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. Matthew 27:62 - 28:7
*Congregational Song ....... “Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know” - No. 282
  Message .......................... “Eternity” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Because He Lives” - No. 449
   *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: Greg Miller, head usher: Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

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
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, March 28
5 pm Church & Community Supper – macaroni & cheese
7 pm Comm. Chorus rehearsal

Tuesday, March 29
7 pm W. band rehearsal

Thursday, March 31
1pm Homeschool

Ushers for Sunday, April 3:
E. Mullins, C. Stewart, T. Conrad, C. Miller

March Coffee Hour hosts:
Board of Christian Education

April hosts:

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Monday, March 28
Suppers are held each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00 - all are welcome!
This week's entree: Macaroni and Cheese!

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.

Summer Camp!
• Watch for the Camp bulletin board next week!
• Applications are available in the office for camp volunteers and camp staff.
• Work Weekends: May 6-7 at Pathfinder May 7 & 14 at Camp Vick
• Pathfinder Lodge Open House: June 4, 10 am – 3 pm
• Camp Vick Open House & Launch Party: June 11, 10 am – 3 pm free lunch, tours, crafts, campfire, fun, fellowship

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

Giving Reminder
Your giving at Lent went 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.

Lillies are In Memory of .... Given by
Caridad Estimo, Caridad Castro and Manuel Estimo .... Jack, Ethel, Ralph & Elijah Clancy
Our Parents .... Greg and Nancy Marion
Baldy and Fran Morse .... Cheryl Stewart and Family
Our Parents .... Jerry and Pam Scutt
Marian Perry .... Janice Knecht
Our Son and Grandson .... Harold and Karen Rasmussen

In Honor of .... Given by
Charles Clancy and Katherine Inglis .... Jack, Ethel, Ralph & Elijah Clancy
Our Children and Grandchildren .... Greg and Nancy Marion

Dear Members of First Baptist Church,

On behalf of Wellspring Fellowship I bring you warm Easter greetings!

In this Easter season, we as a church body are grateful for many things. We are deeply grateful for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the eternal life He freely gives, but we are also sincerely grateful for the kind and gracious people of the First Baptist Church of Penn Yan and wanted to take a moment to express our love and appreciation.

It take a unique heart to open up one’s building to another group of people, especially those you do not know very well. Yet, you have done this in such a trusting way over these past six years. We are deeply grateful and this will never be forgotten by us.

Without your partnering to help us to plant a new church in Penn Yan, so much would not be possible. We would have no place to gather for our growing congregation and no place to offer special conferences and gathering for many people, from near and far. With it, we couldn’t have discipleship classes where students can gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and without it, local home schoolers from various churches would not have a suitable place to meet for their special classes that further their education.

You make all this possible, which means you are making a difference in so many lives! We thank God for you and will continue to pray God’s blessing upon all you do.

Happy Easter to all!
Sincerely, Pastor Penn Clark
on behalf of Wellspring Fellowship

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 Mar. 20` 53 ? 56 46 46 Pledges & Loose offerings (Needed each week: $1,825) Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 $500 $739 $2,321 $1,088 2,465

Our Church's Mission

Mission in New York State ~ American Baptist Camping Program ~
Vick and Pathfinder Ministries provide out-of-doors Christian growth opportunities at Camp Vick (near Arcade, NY) and Pathfinder Lodge (near Cooperstown, NY) each summer. Their mission is: “To provide a safe environment in which to bring people of all ages into a vital, living relationship with Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior. We will do this by introducing people to Jesus and equipping them to grow spiritually and to minister to their world.” They are looking for Children, Teens and Adults who want to have fun, to be challenged, to grow, and who want to be transformed by the power and presence of God! “We have several opportunities to introduce you to Jesus in fresh ways, to allow you to grow spiritually and to equip you to minister to your world. Come and Join us! Our 2016 theme is FEARLES Faith.”

Look for Summer Camping Schedules on the bulletin board.

Mission Giving
Thank you for your Mission Budget contributions on March 20th of $293.50. In addition, we received $35 for America for Christ (total is now $574.57) and $5 for the Easter Offering (total is now $105).

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

Community Café - Tuesday, March 29
At 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Hosted at the PYUMC, this month you can enjoy an Easter ham dinner! Free and open to all in the community. Come fellowship with others, let them see Jesus living in you!

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