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First Baptist Church
Bulletin Penn Yan, New York
~ April 3, 2016 ~
Our Service of Worship and Praise
Prelude & Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “Great Is the Lord” - No. 61
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “As the Deer” - No. 554
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Reading ............. Matthew 25:14-30
*Congregational Song ....... “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” - No. 98
Message .......................... “Parable Of the Talents” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “There Is a Fountain” - No. 224
Welcome to the Lord’s Table
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
*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: Erma Mullins, head usher, Cheryl Stewart, Trevor Conrad, Charlie Miller
Please join us in the Great Room for coffee hour following the worship service.
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
> Our Church and Pastor
> Our Country and Leaders
> Men and Women of our Armed Forces and their Families
> Our Community
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.
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, April 3
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Bible Studies
5 pm Wellspring
Monday, April 4
5 pm Church & Community Supper – chicken ‘n biscuits
6:30 pm Board of Trustees
6:30 pm Keuka Quilters
7 pm Cub Scout leader meeting
7 pm Comm. Chorus rehearsal
Tuesday, April 5
4 pm Backpack
7 pm Board of Christian Education
7 pm W. band rehearsal
Wednesday, April 6
7 pm Habitat for Humanity meeting
7 pm Cub Scouts
Thursday, April 7
10 am Board of Missions
1 pm Pastoral Relations
7 pm Boy Scouts
7 pm Advisory Council
Happy Birthday to Brittany Griffin!
Friday, April 8
7 pm Wellspring Fellowship
Saturday, April 9
10 am Keuka Mobile Food Pantry
10 am Wellspring Fellowship
Next Sunday, April 10:
White Cross Sunday
Ushers: J. Scheel, K. Rasmussen, P. Nash, G. Jensen
April Coffee Hour hosts: Trustees
Church & Community Supper - Monday, April 4
Suppers are held each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00 - all are welcome!
This week's entree: chicken ‘n biscuits!
Waters of Blessing Offering - Sunday, April 10
Next week we will receive a special offering that will support the ABC/NYS June Mission Trip to Nicaragua. Stan Ovens will be taking part in that trip. He will provide the cost of travel, but the materials will cost about $15,000. Along with keeping this project in prayer we want to show our support for Stan by taking up a collection toward the cost of the supplies. Thank you for any support you can give.
Altay Baptist Church Roast Beef Dinner - Saturday, April 16
See details under "Community News and Events" below
• Check out the Camp bulletin board!
• 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
Vacation Bible School needs
The VBS 2016 crew 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 not far away. Keep the Christian Education Board lifted in prayer
Milly’s Backpack Program For April - applesauce/pudding/fruit cups
Items may be left on the pew at the front of the sanctuary.
Were you here?
Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Mar.27`
56 46 46 50
Pledges & Loose offerings (Needed each week: $1,825)
Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Mar.27
$2,321 $1,088 2,465 $513
Mission Report ~ Global Concern for Women and Children ~
Lauran Bethell is a global consultant on human trafficking. Her main goal is to initiate and encourage new grass-roots projects addressing the exploitation and abuse of women and children, many of whom are victims of trafficking. While based in The Netherlands, she travels extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, teaching, training and consulting. Lauran serves on the Anti-trafficking Committee of the European Baptist Federation (EBF) and on the board of Make Way Partners, and she has collaborated with governmental agencies and non-government organizations, and a broad spectrum of faith-based groups and organizations. Lauran has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate committees as they drafted and revised the U. S. anti-trafficking legislations. In 2005, Lauran was honored with the Human Rights Award of the Baptist World Alliance, and she was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Palmer Seminary in 2009 for her “longstanding and focused ministry of justice and compassion.” Language used in ministry: English.
Thank you for your Mission contributions on Easter Sunday. We received $63.50 in basic contributions and $208 in the Easter offering. That total is now $313 or $237 short of our budgeted goal.
Mission Collection for the Backpack Program:
During the month of April - applesauce/pudding/fruit cups
Nice little “pick-me-up” snacks.
Community News and Events
Open-Men’s Bible Study - Begins Tuesday, April 12
A six-week study beginning Tuesday, April 12
4 – 5:30 pm at the PYUMC Memorial building
A victorious view of Christianity. A view of God and what he is truly like. God as loving, forgiving Father. One who does not separate himself from sinners but goes after sinners. For more information contact Gary at 607-316-9652.
Roast Beef Dinner - Saturday, April 16
sponsored by Altay Baptist Church
At Tyrone Fire House, Route 226
Proceeds: church outreach
April 16, serving from 4:30 pm to?
Adults: $10, Kids 5-12: $5, under 5 yrs: free
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
Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY
Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
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: email@example.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com