224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

April 6, 2014                                                            10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


   Prelude ~ Chimes


   Welcome & Announcements


*Congregational Song   “How Majestic Is Your Name”       PB no. 35


*Call to Worship


*Congregational Song           “We Bow Down”                      On Insert


  Anthem                     “When You Prayed Beneath the Trees”



  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.


*Offertory Prayer


  Scripture Reading          Romans 2:17-29                            NT pg. 203


*Congregational Song    “There Is Power in the Blood”        On Insert


 Message                    “Is Your Heart Baptized?”         Stephen Sanden                          


*Congregational Song   “Are You Washed in the Blood?”     On Insert                             


  Communion              Welcome to The Lord’s Table

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup


*Benediction - Postlude


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
After the service, Please join us for coffee fellowship in the Great Room.


A Reminder: Monies received in the Lenten Offering envelopes will go towards the Local Budget. Monies in the Easter Offering envelopes go towards the Mission Budget.


               Pastor:                  Rev. Stephen Sanden

                              PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor’s Office:    315-536-9821

Pastor’s Cell:        386-986-6961

Pastor’s Email:

Choir Director:     Barbara Stewart

Organist:               Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters   Erma Mullins, head usher

                Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Fran Anderson                    Donald & Beverly Hall       Ben Loomis

Tom Burke                          Ron Harris                           Gene Spanneut

Bessie Decker                    Connie Gibson


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Mr. Charles and Ruth Fox, Thailand

Rev. Matt Lundgren, Friendship House, South Billings, Montana


Quail Summit:         Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff                Milly Bloomquist

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              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


Today, April 6
10 am Worship Service
11 am Sunday School,
Coffee Hour

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, April 7

5 pm Church Supper

6:30 pm Trustee Meeting

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

Happy Birthday to Brittany Griffin!


Tuesday, April 8

10:30 am Mary Martha


Wednesday, April 9

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 Cub Scout

Happy Birthday to Alice Wise!


Thursday, April 10

9 am Homeschool Group

Noon Lenten Luncheon

6:30 pm Advisory Council

7 pm Christian Ed. Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, April 12

9 am Mobile Food Pantry


Upcoming Events and News


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.


Monday Night Church Suppers return - beginning Monday, April 7

They’re back! Serving 5 pm to 6 pm each Monday.  $3.00 per person.

(NOTE: The times given in the paper edition of the April Newsletter are incorrect.)


Lenten Luncheons continue Thursday, April 9

This is the last of this year’s Lenten Luncheons. The meal will begin at 12 noon here at FBC. The message theme centers on “Peter’s Journey With Jesus”.  The cost is $5 per person. The meal will be provided through the Wagner Restaurant

                         April 9           “I Will Not Deny You”


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 DueFriday, 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. We need: small individually wrapped candy that will fit inside the plastic eggs, prayer, and volunteers who are enthusiastic about our mission. We are trying to show the community that First Baptist Church is here, that we are welcoming, that we can help, guide and support them. Please support us so that we can grow our Church.


Newsletter DeadlineMonday, April 21

Articles for the May edition of the FBC newsletter are due on Monday, April 21. Thank you.


Picture Day Thursday, April 24
Be sure to sign up - see note at the top of this section!


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 Tabernacle Baptist Church in Utica will be there as our special guests.

~ 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.


Church/Handicap Bus

Every month a different church takes a turn at supplying helpers for the bus that picks up and delivers people to their respective churches. April is our month. We need one helper each of the Sundays in April to meet the bus at 8 am at the PY Manor on Liberty Street and assist those getting on and off the bus. Can you help one Sunday? Also, needed is a person who will coordinate the volunteers for our two months of the year that is our turn.


Love Gift Offering

If you haven’t already given your Love Gift Offering to Cheryl Stewart or Diane DeLooza you may do so until April 13th. Your loving support of Baptist Mission Work has always been amazing and we thank you on behalf of American Baptist Women Ministries for your continued loving show of faith. ~ ~ Cheryl Stewart/Love Gift Chair/FL Assoc.


Deficit Reduction: Yard/Craft/Bake Sale Needs

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!


Easter Cards

Let’s send Easter greetings to our ABW Scholarship girl:

Rachel Phillips, 225 Burdick Road, New Berlin, NY 13411


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. 9     Mar. 16      Mar. 23      Mar. 30

                                                 102              57                49                33

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $1,096

     5th Sunday Offering  $1,027

    Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

NYS Baptist Camps and Camp Vick - Summer Camping Invitation for 2014

We are looking for Children, Teens and Adults who want to have fun, 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 2014 theme is FRIEND OF GOD. “This summer, we will be exploring the relationship God offers us as friends of God. We will explore this gift and what it means to be a friend. We will take time to build relationships and connections with each other as we experience the creation that we are a part of, and as we enjoy the activities and the challenges of living in a camp community.”


Come find out what it means to be a friend of God, having access, having relationship, being a part of the community!


Mission Giving:

The Mission receipts on March 30th made it possible for us to exceed our America For Christ goal of $825. The final total was $853.  The $91 received for the Budget also allowed us to pay our $600 contribution to Food for the Needy and $900 for United Mission Basics. A total of $112 was also received for Love Gift in March. Thank you to all who gave to help others.


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!


Community News and Events


Classic Club - beginning April 7

April 7, 14, 21, 28: Eat Better – Move More

Mondays 9 am – 11:45 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Penn Yan.


Discussion on Greiving - Tuesday, April 8

Don’t “Should” On Me: Individuality of Grieving Styles -

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, 211 Main Street, Penn Yan. The program is free and pre-registration for planning purposes is encouraged by calling Keuka Comfort Care Home at 536-1690.


Roast Beef Dinner, Altay - Saturday, April 12
(with homemade pies & desserts)

Altay Baptist Church, Saturday, April 12th, at Tyrone Fire House, Route 226. Serving from 4:30 pm until ? Adults: $9.00, Kids: $5.00, Under 5 are free. To benefit the heating system.


Spaghetti Dinner, Branchport - Saturday, April 12

Branchport UMC, Saturday, April 12th from 5-6:30 pm. Adults: $8.50, Kids under 11 yrs: $4, 5 yrs and under: free. To benefit Branchport UMC and the Living Well.


Chicken & Biscuit Dinner - Saturday, April 12

PYUMC, Saturday, April 12th from 5 pm til gone. Adults: $9, $6 for children. Chicken ‘n biscuits, mashed potatoes, peas and salad. To benefit 5th annual Red Bird Mission trip to Kentucky in May.


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


Informal “Coffee House” Worship at the Living Well

Soup, Scripture & Songs for the Soul

Sundays at 5:00 pm Led by area pastors and laity.

Come as you are. Go changed forever!


Service Information


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  First  Baptist  Church! 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.


John 3: 16