First Baptist   Bulletin   Penn Yan   

Our Service of Worship and Praise
Palm Sunday ~ March 29, 2015

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements ...
*Congregational Song ..... “Hosanna” - No.135
*Call to Worship ..............
*Congregational Song ..... “Shout to the Lord” - No. 133
. Anthem ........................ “Fear Not, Ye People of Zion”
. Children’s Time ..............
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer . Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading ............. Matthew 21:8-16
*Congregational Song ........ “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” 0- No. 221
. Message ............................ “From the Mouths…” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “We Bow Down” - No. 31
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.
You are invited to join us in the Great Room for refreshments and fellowship following the Service.

Pastor: Stephen Sanden
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Today's Ushers& Greeters:
. . Stan & Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

Please Be in Prayer For

Douglas Gibbs     Donald Hall      Beverly Hall      
Janice Knecht     Ben Loomis       Eliza Moore        
Barbara Ritz      Stacy Whitney 
Ben, Naomi & Jackson Stewart
George & Denise Slocum Family        

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministry

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff    Doris Norman 
The Homestead: Helen Ansley	 Virginia DeLooza
	       Necia Smith       Kathryn Clayson
               Marge Cornell           
The Manor:     Billie Potts      Mary Armstrong
               Margaret Mills    Bessie Decker
               Margaret Drakeley

> 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

10 am Worship Service
11 am Adult Sunday School
11 am Fellowship Hour
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, March 30
5 pm Church Community Supper
6 pm Free Movie
7 pm Community Chorus rehearsal

Wednesday, April 1
7 pm Habitat for Humanity Meeting

Thursday, April 2
9 am Homeschool
7 pm Boy Scouts
7 pm Maundy Thursday Service

Good Friday, April 3
The chapel will be open from 9 am to Noon. You are invited to come, spend some time in quiet meditation. Light a candle, engage the fountain and open your heart.

Easter Sunday, April 5
7:00 am Sunrise Service at Indian Pines Park.
10:00 am Easter Service with The Covenant Players

Easter Sunday Ushers & Greeters:
Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad, Charlie Miller

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper & Movie - Monday, March 30
Supper at 5 pm: Beef Stew. $3 per person
Movie at 6 pm. Movie: Jesus-The epic story of the tragedy and triumph of the most controversial life in human history. Script is directly from the Bible.

Holy Week Services and Events

Maundy Thursday
April 2, 7:00 pm
Communion, Scriptures and Prayer
Good Friday
April 3, 9:00 am to Noon - Chapel
The chapel will be open for your meditation time. Light candles, engage the fountain and meditative music.
Easter Sunday
7:00 am Sunrise Service
Indian Pines Park
Join members of area churches in a celebration of Easter morning.
10:00 am Easter Service
Come celebrate the Resurrection Jesus Christ and the new life we have in him. The Covenant Players will share their ministry of faith with a live drama.

Additiuonal Easter Sunday Information,
(added after the on-line bulletin was first posted)

Easter Sunday
You will want to invite family and friends to attend church with you next week. The Covenant Players will be here to perform, using drama that touches the heart, the mind and the soul. For over 40 years they have been traveling the country to bring messages of hope. A special Love Offering will be accepted.

Rooms for Four
The Covenant Players will be here to present a drama on Easter Sunday. They will arrive in Penn Yan on Saturday, April 4, and will need places to stay for the night. See Pastor Steve if you can help out.

Note: A schedule of Holy Week services at First Baptist and community events can be found on the Greeting Table.

Lenten Envelopes
Monies put in Lenten envelopes will go to the Local Budget. Monies in the Easter Offering envelopes will go toward the Mission Budget.

Easter Flowers
Every year for Easter Sunday we adorn our already beautiful sanctuary with Easter lilies and colorful tulips and daffodils. If you would like to place flowers in honor and/or in memory of a loved ones, we ask that you purchase your own plant and bring it into the sanctuary by Friday, April 3rd. Please remember to label your plant for easy retrieval on Easter morning. Fill out the form below and leave it in the offering plate, turn it into the church office or your information may be called into the church office. Your information needs to be received by Wednesday, April 1st in order for it to be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin.
Given by ______________________________________________
In Memory of __________________________________________
In Honor of ____________________________________________

Church Cleaning
Have you found a friend to team up with? Someone may be looking for you, to tackle an assignment together with. See Pastor Steve or take a look at the assignment clipboard. Remember: many hands make light work. Thank you to those who have taken some chores.

New Hymnals
Thank You To everyone who has made a donation towards new hymnals, you are appreciated. The dedications are being placed inside the front covers. You can find envelopes in the pews for your donation and dedications.

Did You Know… Liturgical Colors
Purple is the color of suffering, mourning, penitence and also royalty. Used in the Christian Church during Lent and Advent.
Black, the color of mourning. Only used on Good Friday, sometimes used to drape the sanctuary cross and altar.
White, the color of purity, holiness and virtue. Used during the seasons of Easter and Christmas. .

March item for Milly’s Backpack Program:
Macaroni & Cheese (Box or Instant Cups)

April items: Applesauce/Pudding/Fruit Cups

Were you here?
Feb. 22     Mar. 1     Mar.15     Mar. 22
   43          47         40         42

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $616
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - Thailand
Karen Smith leads the programs of the New Life Center Foundation in Thailand working with young ethnic minority women throughout the Mekong sub-region who are at risk for, or victims of, human trafficking, forced labor, and sexual abuse. The Center Foundation provides education, vocational training, therapeutic activities, handicrafts, and income generation (cultivating traditional tribal embroidery and creative thinking skills through the production of handicrafts, home décor, and jewelry). Language used in ministry-Thai.

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your contribution to the Missions Treasury on March 22nd of $134, including $50 for the Easter Offering. That total is now $60 towards the budgeted goal of $500. We also received $750 for the America for Christ Offering bringing the total to $775 towards our goal of $859. We can now pay the Food for the Needy and Penn Yan Council of Churches.

Monies in the Easter Offering envelopes will go toward the Mission Budget.

Community News and Events

Palm Monday Breakfast - Monday, March 30
The United Methodist Women are hosting a light breakfast. Women from area churches are invited to come and share this traditional event of Holy Week. Pastor Marilyn Wood from the Dresden and Dundee will give the invocation. Pastor Ann Hicks from the Rushville and Middlesex UMCs will offer the message. Louise Bond from the Dresden UMC will offer the special music.

Holy Tuesday Seder Meal- Tuesday, March 31
3:00 pm, at the Living Well, Rabbi Ann Landowne, from Temple Bethel in Geneva will lead us in a Seder meal and explain all of the foods and rituals associated with this traditional Passover meal. To reserve a place, call the Well at 536-0838.

Community Café - Tuesday, March 31
Enjoy a traditional Ham Dinner and dine with community neighbors at this monthly open meal. 5:30 pm, at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Bible Drive
The Living Well is seeking donations of Bibles so they have some to hand out when they council. If you have extra Bibles at home that you would like to donate you may leave them in the church office.

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

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821

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:
Church Website: