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Our Service of Worship and Praise
224 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York
~ April 24, 2016 ~ 10 AM ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “He Leadeth Me!” - No. 81
*Call to Worship .................. Psalm 40:1-3
*Congregational Song ......... “Lead On, O King Eternal” - No. 659
  Anthem .............................
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
  Offering
*Doxology
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. Isaiah 1:10-17
  Message .......................... “Jesus and Religious Liberty” - Greg Marion
*Congregational Song ....... “Battle Hymn of the Republic” - No. 645 (Vs. 4)
*Benediction, Postlude
      *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Today's message by Greg Marion
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Today’s Ushers and Greeters: Greg Miller head usher; Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

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 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 24
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Diaconate
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Bible Studies
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, April 25
5 pm Church & Community Supper – macaroni & cheese
7 pm Comm. Chorus rehearsal

Tuesday, April 26
4 pm Backpack
7 pm W. rehearsal

Wednesday, April 27
3:30 pm Cub Scouts
7 pm Cub Scouts

Thursday, April 28
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, April 29
9 am Keuka Food distribution

Saturday, April 30
9 am Men’s group

Sunday May 1 Ushers:
C. Stewart, T. Conrad, C. Miller

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 today's worship service.

Church & Community Supper - Monday, April 25
Suppers are held each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00 - all are welcome!
This week's entree: Macaroni & Cheese!

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

CROP Walk - Sunday, May 1
Our walkers this year are Sheryl Robbins and Diane DeLooza. This week they are away at the ABW Convention in Owego, however you can begin to think of how you can support them. They will be in church next Sunday, May 1st (the day of the CROP Walk) and you can give them your contributions at that time. Thank You!

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
* Get your pre-sale tickets by May 1st from a member of Christian Education, or from the church office

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 large plastic Easter eggs, ribbon, crepe paper and round oatmeal containers. 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. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 10 Apr. 17` 46 50 45 55 55 Pledges & Loose offerings (Needed each week: $1,825) Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 10 Apr. 17 2,465 $513 $1788 $1869 $2673


Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World ~ Tijuana, Mexico ~
Ray Schellinger ministers to victims of domestic violence, strengthening the work of Deborah’s House in Tijuana, Mexico. This ministry includes counseling services for families in crisis, as well as a shelter for women and children. Ray and his wife, Adalia, helped found this ministry and now Ray is shepherding it through a transitional period toward self-sufficiency. In this time, Ray will be reaching out in support of IM partners and colleagues around the world who would like to strengthen their witness to families suffering from violence. Ray is also working as part of a denominational task force on immigration to help churches see beyond the difficulties and begin to embrace the possibilities of mission to and partnership with immigrant individuals and communities.

Mission Giving

Your generosity on April 17th provided the following: $703.50 for the Mission Budget; $30 for the Easter Offering (total $403); $157 for materials for Stan’s Mission Trip (total $1472) plus an additional $50 from Altay Baptist Church. Thank you.

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

Community Café - Tuesday, April 26
From 5:30 to 7 pm at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church fellowship hall. A good meal, free and open to the community.

Living Well
To help make and distribute safe, non-toxic and inexpensive cleaning products, the Living Well is in need of donations of: small bottles of white vinegar, baking soda and spray bottles. Donations may be taken to the Living Well on Elm Street or left at our church office.


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