224 Main Street                                                    Penn Yan, New York

April 14                                                                                    10:00 AM


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ

by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.


“Third Sunday of Easter”


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements 


*Song of Praise                      “Majesty”                               PB No. 74


*Call to Worship and Prayer of Invocation             


*Hymn                        “Rejoice, The Lord is King”                   No. 155


Anthem                       “Thy Word”  


Children's Time/White Cross Dedication


Pastoral Prayer & 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      Revelation 1:4-8                Pew Bible NT pg. 334


*Hymn                        “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”         No. 376


Sermon                         “The First and The Last”    Rev. Don Lawrence


*Hymn            “Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”    No. 477


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Guest Pastor:             Rev. Don Lawrence

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden

                                    PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor's Phone:         Cell 386-986-6961

Pastor's E-Mail:

 Choir Director:         Barbara Stewart

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website: 


 Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Heather Bicksler                Ed Eveland               Ben Loomis

Tom Burke                          Doug Gibbs              Kaye Newcomb

Rachel Carter                     Julanne Guild           Ella Renckert

Deb Clancy                         Mary Hutson            Jennifer Slocum

Bob Logan                          Eva Vickery


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Margaret Drakeley     Doris Barcliff    

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman             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


Prayer Needs: 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



11:15 am Bd of Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, April 15

Newsletter articles due to the office

5 pm Church Supper – scalloped potatoes and ham

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal           


Tuesday, April 16

10 am ARC Worship


Wednesday, April 17

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, April 18

9 am Home Schooling

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Church  News


New Small Group Ministries

Sign Me Up!  

·        Develop New Mission Statement – see Nancy Marion or Rev. Sanden.

·        Sunshine Committee/Caring Cooks – see Pam Scutt.

·        Knitting Ministry – see Cheryl Stewart. Movie

·        Night – see Don Lawrence



The Finger Lakes Association of the American Baptist Women Spring Gathering will be held Saturday, May 4th at the Dundee Baptist Church. A continental breakfast will start at 8:30 am. Guest Speaker Shirley Meyers on “A Symbol of God's Care”. She will have her book ?Grandma, Tell Me a Story “- 52 Bible Stories for Children, available for purchase. We plan to car pool.


Love Gift Challange

Fact #1 about LOVE GIFT: Love Gift began in 1932 when during the Great Depression our American Baptist Churches faced a 1/2 million dollar deficit. World Mission Support (then known as Board of Missionary Cooperation) urged individuals to give over-and-above their tithes and pledges. The Committee on Conference (later named the National Committee on Women's Work) challenged women to raise $150,000 to help meet the crisis. LOVE GIFT was born!

Start checking those dollar bills for an L or G in the serial no.!!! Set them aside to be donated during worship service in early May. Remember... this special offering is given out of a sense of love, faith, and gratitude to God for all His blessings and in recognition of our need to share these blessings with others.


Kathryn Warren's 100th Birthday:

In honor of Kathryn Warren's 100th birthday there will be a small celebration at the Avon Nursing Home on Saturday, April 20. We plan to take the church van and we will leave the parking lot at 1:15 pm. RSVP by April 17 to Marilyn Schroeder at 585-582-1238. Cards are appreciated, no gifts please.  Call the church office if you would like to ride the van. Let's strive to send 100 birthday cards to Kathryn for her 100th birthday! Her actual birth date is April 24. Send cards to: 215 Clinton Street, Avon, NY 14414


Crop Walk

Sunday, May 5, 2013 ~ First Presbyterian Church ~ 1:00 pm ~ Please Help Us Stop Hunger!

Whoo-Hoo! First Baptist Church will be represented in this year's CROP Walk! Everyone is encouraged to either WALK or PLEDGE. To date the following are accepting pledges: Diane DeLooza, Cheryl Stewart and Nancy Marion.


Mission  Nugget:

Our Special Interest Missionary, Courtney Crisler, writes, “My goal at The Place is to enrich and empower the youth of Norwich and Chenango County. They have so much potential to be successful leaders and contributors to our community and society. I hope that their time spent with us will light the spark within each to be the one who continues to make a difference.”


Mission Treasury

Income for April 7th was $648. Another $35 was received for the Easter Offering bringing the total to $662. Thank you! Please remember to turn your “Pennies” in this month for the Backpack Program. To date we have $63.47.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?          3/17             3/24        3/31            4/7

                                           58                57            69               57

Local Budget              $1,447         $2,014      $1,651       $5,208


Community News


It's Time To Take A Stand

There will be a free screening of  the movie “Bully” at Milly's Pantry on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 pm and Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Parents, students, educators, youth workers and the community are invited. The movie will be followed by a discussion.


Library Sale Needs

The Penn Yan Public Library is accepting donations of books, CD's and DVD's for their annual sale to raise funds for the library and it's programs. No text books or encyclopedias please.


Backpack needs

April's Spotlight Item for the Backpack Program: Breakfast/Cereal Bars


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.


Visitors - Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. 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.