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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ April 10, 2016 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” - No. 136
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “I Stand in Awe” - No. 78
  Anthem .............................
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. 1 Peter 2:1-3
*Congregational Song ....... “Higher Ground” - No. 532
  Message .......................... “Work in Progress” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Living for Jesus” - No. 545
*Benediction, Postlude
      *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: Judi Scheel, head usher; Karen Rasmussen, Paul Nash, George Jensen

Please join us in the Great Room for coffee hour following the worship service.

Please Be in Prayer For

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 Marge Cornell Virginia DeLooza Wayne Hancock > Our Church and Pastor > Our Country and Leaders > Men and Women of our Armed Forces and their Families > Our Community Prayer Needs: 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. Visitation Needs: 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 10
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Bible Studies
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, April 11
5 pm Church & Community Supper – hamburger casserole
7 pm Cub Scout leader meeting
7 pm Comm. Chorus rehearsal

Tuesday, April 12
10:30 am Mary Martha Circle
3 pm Jail Ministry meeting
4 pm Backpack
6 pm Christian Education meeting
7 pm W. band rehearsal

Wednesday, April 13
3:30 pm Cub Scouts
4 pm Organ Committee
7 pm Cub Scouts

Thursday, April 14
10 am ARC Worship
1pm Homeschool
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, April 15
Happy Birthday to Shelley Bicksler!

Sunday, April 17 Ushers:
S. Ovens, C. Ovens, C. Miller, J. Clancy

April Coffee Hour hosts: Trustees

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Monday, April 11
Suppers are held each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00 - all are welcome!
This week's entree: hamburger casserole!

Waters of Blessing Offering - Today Sunday, April 10
We are receiveing 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

CROP Walk - Sunday, May 1
Walker forms are now available in the church office.

Summer Camp!
• Check out the Camp bulletin board!
• Applications are available 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 Apr. 3` 56 46 46 50 45 Pledges & Loose offerings (Needed each week: $1,825) Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr 3 $2,321 $1,088 2,465 $513 $1788

Our Church's Mission

Mission Report ~ Global Peace and Justice ~
One of the goals of American Baptist International Ministries is to help people to pursue peace, justice and reconciliation through ministries of conflict transformation and education, as well as by standing with serving the victims of conflict.

This goal is led by Dan Buttry, who serves as an International Ministries global consultant for peace and justice. Dan works with International Ministries missionaries and national church partners around the world to deal constructively with conflict situations. These conflicts may be social and political conflicts within a country, or they may be conflicts within the national church bodies that negatively impact Christian witness. Dan will train church and community leaders in conflict transformation skills, utilizing experiential education methodologies and Bible study. He will consult with church leaders about conflicts plaguing them, and in some situations he may participate in mediation teams between conflicted parties. Dan also will explore ways for people interested in conflict transformation to accompany him and develop training and facilitation skills alongside him. Language used in ministry: English.

Mission Giving

Thank you for your Mission contributions on April 3rd. We received $355.50 for our Budget; $60 for the Easter Offering (total is ow $373, or $177 below budget) and $8 in Backpack Pennies (total is now $18).

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

Service Information

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

Church information

Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821
Email: revsanden@aim.com

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: pyfbc224@gmail.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com