BULLETIN FOR March 31, 2013



224 Main Street                                                    Penn Yan, New York

March 31, 2013                                                                       10:00 AM


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ

by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.


Easter Sunday






Welcome & Announcements 


*Song of Praise          “The Wonderful Cross”                        On Insert


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                                    “He Lives”                                 On Insert   


 Anthem                                  “Rejoice!”


Children's Time


Pastoral Prayer & 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.


Offertory Prayer


Scripture Reading      Matthew 28:1-7                  Pew Bible NT pg. 44


*Hymn                        “Knowing You”                                     On Insert


Sermon                       “I Know Who You Are Looking For”

                                                                               Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn                “Because He Lives”                  On Insert


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude         


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden

                                    PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor's Phone:         Cell 386-986-6961

Pastor's E-Mail:

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart

Organist:                   Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website: 


Easter  Flowers 

The  Beautiful  Easter  Flowers  on  the  Altar have  been placed  in  Loving  Memory  of  the  following  persons:


In Memory of Bill & Elsie Gillette  ~ Pam and Jerry Scutt


In Memory of Warner Gibbs ~ Judi Gibbs-Scheel and Family


In Memory of Our Parents   ~ Greg and Nancy Marion


In Memory of my brother Keith Pierce ~ Pat Ames


In Memory of Lynn Conrad   ~ The Conrad Family


In Memory of my parents Gloria & Lyman Pierce  ~ Pat Ames


In Memory of Warren “Baldy” Morse  ~ Fran Morse and Cheryl Stewart


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


The Family of Therese Small (Karen Sanden's sister)

The Family of Meg Chaapel (Sean Ahearn's sister)


Heather Bicksler                    Ed Eveland               Ben Loomis

Tom Burke                              Doug Gibbs              Kaye Newcomb

Rachel Carter                         Julanne Guild           Ella Renckert 

Deb Clancy                              Mary Hutson           Jennifer Slocum

Bill Decker                              Bob Logan               Eva Vickery


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement, West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Margaret Drakeley     Doris Barcliff  

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley                Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman              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



Happy Easter!


Monday, April 1

5 pm Church Supper – spaghetti

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal           

Happy Birthday to Milly Bloomquist!


Wednesday, April 3

7 pm Habitat for Humanity Meeting


Thursday, April 4

9 am Home Schooling

10:30 am Bd of Mission Meeting

7pm Bd of Christian Education Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, April 6

9 am Keuka Quilters


Note: April Coffee Hour Hosts: Board of  Trustees


Church  News


New Ministries

Members of the Advisory Council are beginning some new ministries. Take a look at the list and prayerfully consider joining.

·        Knitting Ministry – see Cheryl Stewart

·        Sunshine Committee/Caring Cooks – see Pam Scutt

·        Movie Night – see Don Lawrence

Also, if you would like to take part in developing our new mission statement, see Nancy Marion or Rev. Sanden.

Thank you, we look forward to your participation.



Are you going to the ABW Ministries Conference in April? Kairos Outside, the conference project is asking for new or gently used Teddy Bears. The Once Again Shoppe has some for sale.


Thank You

The family of Richard Hoose wish to thank all who helped during the difficult time in the sudden loss of  their father, brother and friend. A special thank you to Cheryl Stewart and the ladies of the church for the reception following the service.

                        ~ Ethel & Elizabeth Hoose, Susan Kreigar and Family


An Invitation

In honor of Kathryn Warren's 100th birthday, her family will be having a small celebration at the Avon Nursing Home, 215 Clinton Street, Avon, on Saturday, April 20, with an open house from 2-4 pm. This is an open invitation to any who would like to come. Please RSVP if possible by April 17, to Marilyn Schroeder at 585-582-1238. Cards are appreciated, no gifts please.


From the Missions Board

The Board of Missions would like to help make our church more visible in the community and be a help those in need. Each month we will spotlight a specific item that would assist the Backpack Program, and we hope all of us will bring in donations of this item. You will find a box in the sanctuary for your donations.  Thank you for being the Light of Christ. April's Spotlight Item is Breakfast/Cereal Bars


Mission News Nugget

Our Special Interest International Missionaries, Charles and Sarah Clement-West have recently received word that American Baptist International Ministries has suspended it's partnerships in Zambia and they would need to seek reassignment. After much prayer they have decided that only Charles will remain as an international missionary. He and the team at International Ministries are exploring what new partners, what ministry focus and in what countries he might serve as his next assignment. They ask us to pray that this period will be Spirit-led as they continue to discern God's directions.


A Prayer for Our Special Interest Missionaries

Gracious God, we pray this day for our Special Interest International Missionaries, Charles and Sarah Clement-West as they transition from their assignment in Zambia to new fields of service. Lead them and the team at International Ministries to determine the ministry focus, partners, and countries where they may best serve in their next assignment. May they feel the strength of our prayers and be Spirit-led as they continue to discern Your directions. These things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, who leads and sustains us in His service. Amen.


Mission Treasury

Mission giving on March 24th was $351 for the Treasury; Easter Offering was $110 (total of $155 toward a goal of $600); Love Gift was $22; and $53.47 was turned in for Pennies for the Backpack Program for a total of $63.47. Thank you very much.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?             3/3          3/10         3/17            3/24   

                                           46              47             58                57

 Local Budget             $2,893        $3,623      $1,447        $2,014


Community  News


Book Sale

Beginning on April 1st, the Penn Yan Public Library will accept donations to support their “Friends Annual Book Sale”. Books; hard and soft covers, audio books, CDs, DVDs and videos (no text books  or encyclopedias please). Funds raised by the sale will go to support the library and it's programs.


A Tasty Church Dinner!

Altay Baptist Church is sponsoring a Roast Beef Dinner with homemade pies on Saturday, April 6th at the Tyrone Fire House, Route 226. Serving from 4:30 pm until ? Adults: $9, kids 5-12 - $5, under 5 – free. Fundraiser for: Sound and music.



Sunday, May 5, 2013. First Presbyterian Church, at 1:00 pm

There will be a meeting for the CROP Walk on Wednesday, April 3, at 4 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Those interested in helping  are welcome. FBC needs a person who can coordinate individuals or groups from FBC to walk and to help them recruit donors. Please Help Us Stop Hunger!


Visitors - Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan.  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. 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.


Your prayers for God to rule,

 Jesus to walk and the Holy Spirit to breathe in this church and it's members,

shall be answered.