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Our Service of Worship and Praise
April 19, 2015

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements ...
*Congregational Song ..... “He Is Lord” - No. 277
*Call to Worship ..............
*Congregational Song ..... ““Spirit of the Living God” - No. 330
. Anthem ........................
. Children’s Time ..............
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer . Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading ............. 1 John 3:1-3
*Congregational Song ........ “Make Me a Blessing” - No. 380
. Message ............................ “We Shall Be Like Him” - Rev. Don Lawrence
*Congregational Song ....... “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian” - No. 536
*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
Today's message: Don Lawrence
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Ushers & Greeters:
Stan & Cindy Ovens, Charlie Miller

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 
Dresden UMC – 183 yr old church needing new foundation      

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
11 am Diaconate Meeting
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, April 20
Newsletter info due
5 pm Church Community Supper
7 pm Community Chorus

Wednesday, April 22
4 pm Backpack
6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

Thursday, April 23
9 am Food – set up
6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Boy Scouts
Happy Birthday to Don Lawrence!

Friday, April 24
9 am YC Food for the Needy - distribution

Saturday, April 25
8 am Men’s Group

Sunday, April 26 Ushers/Greeters:
Greg & Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Monday, April 20
Supper at 5 pm: Baked Ziti with meatballs and sausage. $3 per person

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

ABW Spring Gathering - Saturday, May 2
Our local ABW will host the Spring Gathering of the Finger Lakes Association of ABW on Saturday, May 2nd. The meeting will begin with a continental Breakfast at 8:30. The program will be a missionary speaker. It would be nice to have as many of our Penn Yan women in attendance as possible to welcome our guests.

CROP Walk – Sunday, May 3
Recruiter, Walkers, Sponsors are needed to help raise funds, of which 25% will stay right here in Yates County and go to the Food Pantry.

Church World Service Offering - Sunday, May 10
An offering to Support the CWS "Blankets & Tools of Hope" program. This service helps families around the world recover from disasters and displacement

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.

Thank You!
We are within $200 of having our new hymnals paid for. Envelopes are in the pew card holders for those wishing to submit a dedication/payment.

Camp Vick & Pathfinder Lodge
Vick and Pathfinder Camp Schedule for 2015 is Available on the bulletin board. Thank You! We are within $200 of having our new hymnals paid for. Envelopes are in the pew card holders for those wishing to submit a dedication/payment.

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

Were you here?
Mar. 22     Mar. 29     Apr. 5     Apr. 12
   42          48          82         56

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $2,527
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget
Mission Around the World – Thailand and Myanmar. Joel Hoefle and Patricia “Trish” Magal are development workers serving in Thailand and Myanmar.

Trish is developing and documenting an approach to empower people to relate and dialogue in a more authentic way in a cultural context, including both national and ethnic considerations. She is teaching English, exercise, music, dance and drama to woman at the New life Center Foundation, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Joel assist with developing tools and methodologies to build greater trust and understanding within civil society, utilizing his previous experience to enhance the effectiveness of initiatives to facilitate positive transformation within communities and between groups who are in conflict with each other. The couple is employed by Hope International (HI), a new IM partner, and jointly appointed by International Ministries. They are the first global servants serving in Myanmar since 1965. Languages used in ministry: Thai and English.

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your Mission contribution on April 12th of $169. Another $5 was contributed for the Easter Offering, bringing the total to $568. We now have enough to pay the rest of our Ecumenical contributions. Another $86 will enable us to also send in our camping scholarship money.

A Word About Leadership
You’re reading this because where there is need, you see opportunities for compassionate response. You envision a world in which people love and care for each other, and no one walks away from those in need thinking, “someone else can help them.” So you step in, step up and find a way to help.

How Can This Congregation’s Support Change Lives?
Contributions to CWS Tools mean Church World Service will be ready to help families around the world recover from disasters and displacement. What’s more, we’ll be there to help people gain the resources and develop the skills necessary to build – or rebuild – sustainable lives and communities.

Some Ways Your Support Plays Out In Real Life:
~ Through homeless shelters and warming stations that offered warm CWS Blankets and relief for individuals during dangerously cold weather like the arctic blast that hit the Midwest in January 2014.

~ Through CWS relief and recovery assistance to communities in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky following a November 2013 outbreak of tornadoes, hail and high winds.

~ Through tools, seeds and microcredit loans for members of CWS-supported agricultural co-ops in rural, poverty-prone communities in Haiti.

~Through the 11,400 CWS Blankets sent to relief agencies and churches in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania for people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. And through CWS disaster-recovery workshops attended by more than 1,200 in affected communities.

~ Through fishing boats that are helping fisherman build sustainable livelihoods and provide for their families.

Church World Service Blanket and Tools Offering - Sunday, May 10

Community News and Events

Got Drugs? - Turn in Saturday, April 25
The Yates County Sheriff’s office will sponsor a drive thru event this Saturday, April 25th from 10 am to 2 pm. Turn in your unused or expired medication for disposal and not have to get out of your car! Location: rear of Yates County Courthouse. Drug drop boxes available for drop off all year long at the YC Public Safety Building.

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. Items being collected to help people make their own cleaning supplies: empty spray bottles, corn starch, vinegar, ammonia, borax, clean rags, can be dropped off at the Well.

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: