April 6, 2014 10:00 AM
To Create a Caring Community
To Honor and Serve God.
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.
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.
A Reminder: 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 Erma Mullins, head usher
Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad
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 Gene Spanneut
Bessie Decker Connie Gibson
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, April 6
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
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 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. 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
Newsletter Deadline – Monday, April 21
Articles for the May edition of the FBC newsletter are due on Monday, April 21. Thank you.
Picture Day – Thursday,
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.
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
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
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. 9 Mar. 16 Mar. 23 Mar. 30
102 57 49 33
Received last week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings $1,096
5th Sunday Offering $1,027
Needed each week: $1,825
NYS Baptist Camps and
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!
The Mission receipts on March 30th made it possible for us
to exceed our
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!
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,
Roast Beef Dinner, Altay -
Saturday, April 12
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
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
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!
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