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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ April 17, 2016 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “Thy Word” - No. 342
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “Ancient Words” - No. 344
  Moment for Mission
  Anthem .............................
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
  Offering
*Doxology
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. 1 Peter 2:4-10
*Congregational Song ....... “The Church’s One Foundation” - No. 346
  Message .......................... “How To Build A Church” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “We Are Called” - No. 391
*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: Stan Ovens, head usher: Cindy Ovens, Jack Clancy, Charlie Miller

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 Tech SGT Dan Green Donald, Beverly Hall Chris Holder Ethel Hoose Don Ovens Barbara Ritz George Spencer Jody Tyler 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 17
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Bible Studies
5 pm Wellspring
Happy 16th Birthday to Ralph Clancy!

Monday, April 18
5 pm Church & Community Supper – meatloaf
7 pm Comm. Chorus rehearsal

Tuesday, April 19
4 pm Backpack
4 pm Office of Aging Dinner
7 pm W. band rehearsal

Wednesday, April 20
7 pm Cub Scouts

Thursday, April 21
1pm Homeschool
7 pm Boy Scouts

Saturday, April 23
Happy Birthday to Don Lawrence!

Sunday April 24 Ushers:
G. Miller, E. Miller, S. Robbins, T. Conrad

April Coffee Hour hosts: Trustees


News and Upcoming Events

NOTE: Rev. Sanden will be away until 4/28. Pastoral Care needs will be handled by Rev. Paul Malles or Rev. Jeff Childs. Call the FBC office if you have a concern. Greg Marion will lead the worship service on April 24th.

Church & Community Supper - Monday, April 18
Suppers are held each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00 - all are welcome!
This week's entree: Meatloaf!

Men's Group - Saturday, April 30
FBC Men’s Group: Men young and young at heart are encouraged to join us on Saturday, April 30, at 8 am for a light breakfast, uplifting devotions and a church work project.

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

Mother's Day Breakfast - Sunday, May 8
* 8 – 9:30 am. Come, support our young people. See them in action as they prepare and serve breakfast.
* Menu: scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, homefries, muffins, coffee, tea and juice
* Adult: $7 ~ children 12 yrs and under $5 ~ kids under 5 eat for free

Waters of Blessing
Our own Stan Ovens will be joining in with other volunteers from The American Baptist Churches of New York State, in partnership with the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania & Delaware, June 18-26, 2016, to continue an ongoing mission project in Nicaragua.

In the rural communities of Nicaragua, less than 20% of families have access to safe drinking water. To date, through this project, volunteers have installed over 1100 water filters in 19 communities. These filters have proven to be effective in removing over 90% of the pathogens related to water borne illness.

On this June trip, Stan and others will visit homes in the community of Sabalete to see if previously installed water filters are working properly and will provide additional education. They will also construct a porch for the community clinic. This porch will provide a space for community leaders to be trained locally instead of making the costly journey to Managua for training.

Stan has gotten the necessary injections to protect him from various diseases, and will provide his own travel costs, but costs for materials for the project will be about$15,000. We would like to show our support for Stan by joining in prayer and taking up a collection toward the cost of these supplies. In addition to what we give, up to $1500 will be matched from the memorial funds given in memory of Rev. Douglas and Louella Passage. Their family has heartily endorsed this project and are thrilled that Stan is going as a missionary worker from our congregation.

Most of us are unable to take on a Mission Service Project in another country, but we can surround Stan with our prayers and help provide the supplies which he and the others need for the project. Let us do all we can to show our love for Stan and those in need in Nicaragua.

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 Apr. 10` 56 46 46 50 45 55 Pledges & Loose offerings (Needed each week: $1,825) Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 10 $2,321 $1,088 2,465 $513 $1788 $1869


Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World ~ Global Health Care Concerns ~
Kristy Engel is a global consultant with a focus on health care issues. She is trained as a pediatric nurse practitioner and holds a Masters Certificate in international nutrition. Kristy served for 12 years in the Dominican Republic, leading mobile medical clinics and International Ministries relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

As a global consultant, Kristy is able to visit countries in need of health assessments, ongoing education, health team visits or other forms of collaboration during crisis and non-crisis situations. Her goals are to empower local leaders, to help communities recognize their strengths and understand how to make better use of their resources and to build relationships that increase the health of populations around the world through innovation, networking and encouragement.

Languages used in ministry: English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

Mission Giving

Thank you for your very generous giving to Missions on April 10th. $1315 was received for the materials for Stan’s Nicaragua trip. We also received $256.50 for the Budget and $10 in Backpack Pennies (total of $28).

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

A Day to Make a Difference, a Pillowcase At a Time! - Tuesday, April 19
Pillowcase Dresses for Haiti Workshop ~ Tuesday, April 19, at Cobblestone Springs Retreat Center, 9:30 to 3:00. Lunch provided - $5 donation. All materials provided, just bring your sewing machine. Join us for a day of fun as we provide clothes for our daughters in Haiti. If interested call CS at 607-243-8212 or Anne at 536-2691
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