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Our Service of Worship and Praise
April 12, 2015

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements ...
*Congregational Song ..... “Great Is the Lord” - No. 61
*Call to Worship ..............
*Congregational Song ..... “Our God Reigns” - No. 58
. Anthem ........................ “Lamb of God”
. Children’s Time ..............
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer . Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading ............. Romans 14:1-9
*Congregational Song ........ “Thy Word” - No. 342
. Message ............................ “What Is Essential?” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... ““I’d Rather Have Jesus” - No. 530
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.
You are invited to join us in the Great Room for refreshments and fellowship following the Service.

Pastor: Stephen Sanden
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Ushers & Greeters:
Judi Scheel, Karen Rasmussen, George Jensen, Paul Nash

Please Be in Prayer For

Joy Decker        Douglas Gibbs     Donald Hall
Beverly Hall      Janice Knecht     Ben Loomis
Eliza Moore       Barbara Ritz      Russ Scheel
Stacy Whitney 
Ben, Naomi & Jackson Stewart
George & Denise Slocum Family        

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministry

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff    Doris Norman 
The Homestead: Helen Ansley	 Virginia DeLooza
	       Necia Smith       Kathryn Clayson
               Marge Cornell           
The Manor:     Billie Potts      Mary Armstrong
               Margaret Mills    Bessie Decker
               Margaret Drakeley

> 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

10 am Worship Service
11 am Adult Sunday School
11 am Fellowship Hour
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, April 13
5 pm Church Community Supper
7 pm Community Chorus

Tuesday, April 14
4 pm YC Office of the Aging Dinner

Wednesday, April 15
10 am ARC Worship
4 pm Backpack
Happy Birthday to Shelley Bicksler!

Thursday, April 16
10 am Missions
7 pm Advisory Council
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, April 17
Happy Birthday to Ralph Clancy!

Saturday, April 18
10 am Ministers & Spouses
Happy Birthday to Alec Champlin!

Sunday, April 19 Ushers/Greeters:
Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Charlie Miller

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Monday, April 13
Supper at 5 pm: Macaroni & Cheese. $3 per person

Information due - Monday, April 20
May Newsletter information will be due Monday, April 20.

Youth Group Retreat Jr & Sr. High - May 15-17
at Pathfinder Lodge, Cooperstown, NY. Theme: "Thrive".
Worship with the Praise Team and Josh Narraway and the Abnormal Worship Band. Cost $40.00 per person. For more information or to register by May 12th, call Keith Griffin at 518-747-4838 or email:
More information can be found on the bulletin board.

Camp Vick & Pathfinder Lodge
Vick and Pathfinder Camp Schedule for 2015 is Available on the bulletin board.

Can You Help?
Clean pew book racks (restock prayer request cards, visitor cards, offering envelopes), straighten hymnals and Bibles, dis-card old bulletins, vacuum cushions, sweep & mop floors, clean sills, choir area etc. Does this sound like a task for you and a friend to take on as a team? See the clip board to sign up or speak with Pastor Steve. This is just one example of a way to serve.

Something To Think About:
~ When God solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
~ When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
~ Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles… it takes away today’s peace.

April items for Milly’s Backpack Program:
Applesauce/Pudding/Fruit Cups

Were you here?
Mar.15     Mar. 22     Mar. 29     Apr. 5
   40         42          48          82

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $616
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - Thailand
Kyle and Debby Witmer have been endorsed to serve the Thai Karen Baptist convention’s (TKBC) Siloam Bible in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they will work in pastoral education and leadership development. Karen young people attend the school with the goal of following the call of God on their lives to be pastors and evangelists among the Karen villages in the hills of Thailand. Kyle will also have opportunities to do continuing education with TKBC pastors and evangelists, while Debby looks forward to finding new ministry opportunities. Kyle and Debby also continue discipleship with their own children through homeschooling.

Mission Budget Report
Thank you to all who gave so generously to our Mission Budget on Easter Sunday. We received $871 in pledges and loose offering. We also received $503 in the Easter Offering bringing the total to $563, $63 over the goal of $500. Thank you again.

Community News and Events

Living Well The Living Well is seeking volunteers. Want to know more about what they do? Speak with Barbara Burke, she volunteers there once a week and loves it.

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

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

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:
Church Website: