March 30, 2014 10:00 AM
To Create a Caring Community
To Honor and Serve God.
Prelude ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song “More Precious/I Exalt Thee” On Insert
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song “Majesty” PB no. 74
Anthem “Once Upon a Tree”
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*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.
Scripture Reading Romans 2:9-12 NT pg. 203
*Congregational Song “Change My Heart, O God” PB no. 25
Message “Law or No Law” Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song “In Christ Alone” On Insert
*Benediction - Postlude
*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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Ushers/Greeters Stan Ovens, head usher
Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart
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, March 30
11 am Coffee Hour
5 pm Wellspring Service
5th Sunday – Deficit Reduction
Would you help us reduce the $12,000 deficit in this year’s budget by giving whatever “extra” amount – large or small that you feel you can contribute? There is an envelope tucked inside this bulletin for your use. Thank you.
Monday, March 31
7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal
Tuesday, April 1
Happy Birthday to Milly Bloomquist!
Wednesday, April 2
4 pm Backpack Program
Thursday, April 3
9 am Homeschool Group
Noon Lenten Luncheon
10 am Bd
7 pm Boy Scout Meeting
Saturday, April 5
4 pm UMC Closer Walk
If you haven’t signed up to have your picture taken, please do so today or arrange with the church office.
The next picture day will take place on Thursday, April 24th. The directory helps new members recognize those they may not know, and provides you with addresses/phone numbers.
5th Sunday - Sunday, March 30
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.
Lenten Luncheons continue Thursday, April 2
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
April 2 “Washing Feet”
April 9 “I Will Not Deny You”
Serving 5 pm to 6 pm. $3.00 per person.
April 7th – Ziti w/ sausage or meatballs, tossed salad, cake.
NOTE: The times given in the paper edition of the April Newsletter are incorrect.
CROP Hunger Walk meeting (Recruiter needed) - Thursday, April 10
The Crop Walk will take place Sunday, May 4th at 1 pm. There will be a meeting on April 10th, 4 pm at The Living Well, for interested participants and recruiters. FBC needs a recruiter. Questions – call Donna Johnston at 536-2683.
ABW Convention Reservations Due – Friday, April 11
See information for this April 25 – 27 event below
Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 13
An Easter Egg Hunt is being planned by the Bd of Christian Education in an effort to be involved
and visible in the community. Much more than an egg hunt will take place
and we are hoping for your enthusiastic support and prayer! We need: small
individually wrapped candy that will fit inside the plastic eggs, prayer, and
volunteers who are enthusiastic about our mission. Is that you? We hope so. We
are trying to show the community that
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
Reservations need to be in before April 11th so don’t delay. 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.
Deficit Reduction: Yard/Craft/Bake
Plans are underway for July 5& 6th here at the church. We are accepting furniture, small appliances, kitchen/home décor items and infant/toddler clothing (no adult clothing). Bring your items to the church any time or contact a member of the Men’s Group for assistance. Q’s, contact the sale’s committee members: Karen Sanden, Karen Rasmussen, Bill Decker or Nancy Marion. We will also need lots of help at the time of the sale. Keep us in mind and in prayer!
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.
Save Those Cards - Remember to save the greeting cards you receive to give to the Hearts & Hands Committee so they can recycle them into beautiful new cards. Tear off the front of the card, bring to church, deposit into the polka-dotted box in the sanctuary. Thank you!
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 Mar. 23
44 102 57 49
Received last week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings $421.00
Needed each week: $1,825
“Springbrook” (Formerly Upstate Home for Children)
The Therapeutic Horse Program is a new offering to fulfill Springbrook’s mission of inclusion. Ten individuals were
awarded eight vouchers each to be used for the purpose of therapeutic horseback
riding lessons, horse care, leading, cart riding, and other horse related
activities during the summer/fall of 2013 at
A Prayer for “Springbrook”
Gracious God, we thank you for those persons who give of their skills and resources to help persons with special needs through Springbrook. Give them the patience and understanding to see that the needs, interests, goals, and desires of the children and adults they support are predicated by their humanity first-not their disability. May they be blessed in their commitment to work in partnership with clients and their families to help each person attain their personal goals and dreams. Through our gifts and prayers may the Springbrook staff know that they are supported in their dedicated work with persons of all ages with special needs. This we ask in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, remembering his love for everyone that God has created. Amen.
Thank you for your
Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:
April item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program: Fruit/Pudding/Applesauce Cups
Thank you very much for your support of this mission! You do make a difference in the lives of our YC Youth!
Informal “Coffee House” Worship each Sunday
Soup, Scripture & Songs for the Soul - Sundays at 5:00 pm. Informal Coffeehouse, led by area pastors and laity. Come as you are. Go changed forever!
Lenten Luncheons continue Thursday, April 3
The Penn Yan Council of Churches Lenten Luncheons - Theme: “Peter’s Journey With Jesus”
The cost is $5 per person. 12 noon here at FBC
April 3 “Washing Feet”
April 10 “I Will Not Deny You”
Classic Club - Monday, April 7
“Eat Better, Move More” Schedule: Mondays 9 am – 11:45 am, April
7, 14, 21, 28: at
Don’t “Should” On Me: Individuality of Grieving Styles - Tuesday, April 8
Facing others expectations of what grief should look like or should
feel like can undermine self-confidence, destabilize relationships and increase
isolation. Rev. Max Bishop, Spiritual Care Coordinator for Yates-Ontario
Hospice will lead a discussion about the effects of imposing beliefs about
grieving styles on those who are morning a loss. The discussion will take place
on Tuesday, April 8th from 7-8 pm at First Presbyterian Church,
Ladies: An Invitation - Monday, April 14
The Penn Yan United Methodist Women cordially invite the women of FBC to attend the annual Palm Monday Light Breakfast.
The breakfast will be held in the Fellowship Hall of PYUMC on Monday, April 14th, at 9 am. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Robin Blair; Soloist: Jan Lounsberry; Pianist: Ann Glazier
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