224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

April 20, 2014                                                           10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


  Easter Sunday


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


*Congregational Song           “I Believe In a Hill”                 PB no. 63


*Call to Worship


*Congregational Song           “Old Rugged Cross”                  On Insert


  Anthem                                 “Rejoice!”


  Pastoral Prayer & The 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             Matthew 28:1-7                            NT pg. 44


*Congregational Song         “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”        No. 123


  Message                             “Resurrection”                    Stephen Sanden 


*Congregational Song         “Because He Lives ”                     PB no. 23 


*Benediction - Postlude


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
 After the service, Please join us for coffee fellowship in the Great Room.


A Reminder: Monies received in the Lenten Offering envelopes will go towards the Local Budget. Monies in the Easter Offering envelopes go  towards the Mission Budget.


               Pastor:                  Rev. Stephen Sanden

                              PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor’s Office:    315-536-9821

Pastor’s Cell:        386-986-6961

Pastor’s Email:

Choir Director:     Barbara Stewart

Organist:               Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters    Stan Ovens, head usher

               Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr, Charlie Watkins

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Fran Anderson                    Donald & Beverly Hall        Ben Loomis

Tom Burke                          Ron Harris                            Gene Spanneut

Bessie Decker                    Connie Gibson

Gail Davis (Eva Dillon’s daughter)          

The Family of Margaret Manahan


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Mr. Charles and Ruth Fox, Thailand

Rev. Matt Lundgren, Friendship House, South Billings, Montana


Quail Summit:         Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff                Milly Bloomquist

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              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


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


Monday, April 21

May newsletter articles are due

5 pm Church Supper – pulled pork sandwich, tossed salad, fruit salad

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Wednesday, April 23

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Don Lawrence!


Thursday, April 24

9 am Homeschool Group

9 am Food distribution set- up

1 pm Picture day

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Kathryn Warren! (101 yrs)

215 Clinton St. #17a, Avon, NY 14414


Friday, April 25

9 am YC Food Distribution


Saturday, April 26

8 am FBC Men’s Group


Upcoming Events and News


Important Directory / Photograph News

The last opportunity for you and your family to have your pictures taken for our 2014 directory will be on Thursday, April 24th. Be sure you are signed up! We recently had a Lifetouch photography event. If you elected to have your complimentary 8x10 sent to FBC for pick up, the portraits are now in (see Tracy White or Rev. Steve). If your portrait is not in the current shipment, it means it will be coming in a future shipment and we will notify you of when that occurs.


Church Fellowship Supper - Monday, April 21

They’re back! Serving 5 pm to 6 pm each Monday.  $3.00 per person.

(NOTE: The times given in the paper edition of the April Newsletter are incorrect.)


Newsletter DeadlineMonday, April 21

Articles for the May edition of the FBC newsletter are due on Monday, April 21. Thank you.


Final Picture Day Thursday, April 24
Be sure to sign up - see note at the top of this section!


American Baptist Women’s Convention - April 25 – 27

American Baptist Women’s Ministries of NYS Convention 2014, April 25 – 27 at Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, NY


Men’s Group - Saturday, April 26

The next meeting of the Men’s Group will be on Saturday, April 26th. They gather at 8 am for a lite breakfast, devotions and then a work project. All men and boys of the church are invited.


Diaconate Meeting - Sunday, April 27th

The Diaconate will meet next Sunday, April 27th at 11 am


CROP Hunger Walk - Sunday, May 4

Recruiter needed! CROP Hunger Walk, Sunday, May 4th at 1 pm.

FBC needs a recruiter. Questions – call Donna Johnston at 536-2683.


Help Wanted:

For Monday Night Church Dinners. Please call or see Bill Decker at 607-243-5843 for dates you are able to assist.

Ø      Set-up buffet line and serve

Ø      Make desserts or offer to make your favorite meal

Ø      Clean-up


Deficit Reduction Yard/Craft/Bake Sale – help, items needed

July 5th and 6th here at FBC. We are accepting the following in good condition: furniture, small appliances, kitchen and home décor items and infant/toddler clothing and toys. Please no adult clothing. Bring your items to the church at any time. If you are unable to transport your items, please contact a member of the Men’s Group for assistance. If you have any questions, please contact the sale’s committee members: Karen Rasmussen, Karen Sanden, Nancy Marion or Bill Decker. Remember, we will need much help at the time of the sale. Thank you.


Thank You!

It takes many hands and many more volunteers to make a project come to life and be a success. Our Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday went smoothly and was well attended and hopefully we will see many of those same faces at our Vacation Bible School in June. We would like to thank the following people for helping out: Karen Rasmussen, Cheryl Stewart, Rich Stewart, Cindy Ovens, Tammy Miller, Kyle Miller, Lyle Conrad, Trevor Conrad, Kevin Conrad, Greg and Nancy Marion, Sue Willson, Barbara Champlin, Jeff Champlin, Angie Champlin, Alec Champlin, Eileen Modaffari, Christian Modaffari, Shelley and Tom Bicksler, Tracey White, TJ Bicksler (our Easter Bunny), the Clancy Family.
There are many others who donated candy or cash to help us out and we appreciate all of you who helped out in ANY way!


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?                Mar. 23      Mar. 30      Apr. 6     Apr. 13

                                                    49               33             62              73

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $1,773.50

     Lenton Offering $160

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget – NYS Baptist Camps and Camp Vick :


Camp Vick is located in Sandusky, 3.5 miles south of Arcade off Route 98 on Sandbank Road.

Come visit the camp at the annual OPEN HOUSE AT VICK:  Saturday, June 14, 2014.


Summer Family Camping is also available: Accommodations at Camp Vick are rustic in nature. They are available from May 15 to October 13 and include a large dining hall/meeting area, tents and enclosed lean-to cabins. Several smaller program/sleeping buildings are available as well. Restrooms are located outside sleeping quarters. Linens and bedding are required. For your convenience, our secluded Frontier Camp can also be used to accommodate your group. Additional space is available in our Family camp area for thirty tents, trailers and RVs. Please call (315) 314-7460 to check availability.


Mission Giving:

Thank you to all who contributed to Love Gift on April 13th. The total to date for this year is now $316. Thank you also to those who gave $135 for our Budget and $90 for the Easter Offering. That total is now $135 toward our goal of $650.


Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:

April item to benefit  Milly’s Backpack Program: Fruit/Pudding/Applesauce Cups

Thank you very much for your support of this mission! You do make a difference in the lives of our YC Youth!


Easter Flowers are In Memory or Honor of:


   For     ~      Given By

Fran Morse ~ Cheryl Stewart and Family

Beverly & Donald Hall ~ Stan and Cindy Ovens

Our Parents ~ Pam and Jerry Scutt

Mildred & Charles Watkins, Sr. ~ Charlie and Mary Watkins

Warren “Baldy” Morse ~ Cheryl Stewart and Family

Gloria & Lyman Pierce ~ Pat Ames, Barbara and George Stone

Keith Pierce ~ Pat Ames, Barbara and George Stone

Georgia Ovens ~ Stan and Cindy Ovens

Our Parents ~ Greg and Nancy Marion

Our Beloved Son, Grandson, and Parents ~ Karen and Harold Rasmussen


Community News and Events


Informal “Coffee House” Worship at the Living Well – Each Sunday

Soup, Scripture & Songs for the Soul

Sundays at 5:00 pm Led by area pastors and laity.

Come as you are. Go changed forever!


Chicken BBQ - Sunday, April 27

The Footprints Team from the Relay for Life will be holding their annual chicken barbecue, catered by Gale-Wyn, at the Lyons National Bank parking lot. We will be serving 11 am ‘til sold out. The cost is $8.50 per dinner which includes dessert and beverage. Why not treat yourself and swing by after church? All proceeds go directly to The American Cancer Society. Thank you so much for your support.


Service Information


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.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance


Visitors - Welcome  to  First  Baptist  Church! 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.


John 3: 16