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Our Service of Worship and Praise
April 26, 2015

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements ...
*Congregational Song ..... “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” - No. 1
*Call to Worship ..............
*Congregational Song ..... “Agnus Dei” - No. 54
. Anthem ........................ “This World Is Not My Home” - Greg Marion
. Children’s Time ..............
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer . Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading ............. Mark 12:38-44
*Congregational Song ........ “Ancient Words” - No. 344
. Message ............................ “That’s Faith” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “I Will Serve Thee” - No. 377
*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
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
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, April 27
5 pm Church Community Supper
7 pm Community Chorus

Wednesday, April 29
4 pm Backpack

Thursday, April 30
7 pm Boy Scouts

Saturday, May 2
8:30 am ABW Spring Gathering
Happy Birthday to Whit Yonge!

May 3 Ushers/Greeters:
Greg & Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Monday, April 27
Supper at 5 pm: meatloaf and mashed potatoes. $3 per person

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 Chris Marziale and she will be talking about upcoming changes in the White Cross Program. 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
We have walkers: Diane DeLooza, Cheryl Stewart and Sheryl Robbins who will be helping to raise funds, of which 25% will stay right here in Yates County and go to the Food Pantry. See them next week to sponsor them.

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. Scroll down for more information

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. 29     Apr. 5     Apr. 12     Apr. 19
   48          82         56          51

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $484.25
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget
Mission Around the World – Thailand and Myanmar.
Duane and Marcia Binkley serve ethnic Karen, Chin and Kachin refugees originally from the country of Burma who are coming to live in the U.S. as legal immigrants. They are partnering with Central Baptist Theological Seminary to organize training classes for pastors and church leaders among these ethnic communities. They also maintain relationships with Baptist organizations in Thailand and within the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border. The Binkley’s are jointly appointed by International Ministries (IM) and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). Within the U.S., the Binkley’s work with national and regional mission entities of American Baptist Churches – USA and the local churches of the ABC and CBF. Languages used in ministry: Karen and Thai.

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your Mission contribution on April 19th of $94. In order to pay the Secret Place bill, the Camping Scholarship donation and our Ecumenical contributions on time we need another $187. Also, today is the last day for the Spring Penny Collection for the Backpack Program.

Church World Service Blanket and Tools Offering - Sunday, May 10 Reaching out to flood survivors
When heavy rains brought deadly flooding to Colorado in fall 2013, thousands of families were evacuated, their homes damaged or destroyed, their roads and bridges torn up. CWS sent blankets and other emergency supplies to several Colorado communities, to help survivors deal with the disaster and begin the task of recovery.

A garden for every family
For the Weenhayek people in the Bolivan Chaco, fishing is the traditional livelihood. But after an environmental issue dramatically decreased the fish population of the Pilcomayo River, Emeterio Tores and his family had to find other means to survive.

“The fish in the river used to give us life,” says Emeterio. “When we fished, we could send our children to school, we had enough to eat. All that has changed now. We were completely lost, but this project has helped us find a new path.” With support from CWS, Emeterio and others are developing kitchen gardens to help feed their families.

The CWS agricultural project also benefits two other communities in the region and involves approximately 25 families and 200 people. “I had no idea how to prepare the soil and seedbeds or develop organic pesticide,” says Emeterio, who now grows lettuces, spring onions, swiss chard, carrots, zucchini and radishes. “We want to ensure that every Weenhayek family has its own garden.”

Community News and Events

Community Café - Tuesday, April 28
5:30 to 7 pm, at the the Penn Yan UMC. Free meal, good fellowship, open to the community.

Slocum Benefit Spaghetti Dinner - Saturday, May 2
At the Branchport Fire House
Raffles, corn hole tournament, bake sale and more
Saturday, May 2. ~~ Benefit: 3-8 pm. ~~ Dinner: 4-7 pm
Adults: $8.00, Children 5 & Under: $4.00
(Food provided by The Valley Inn)
Pre-sale tickets are available at Long’s Cards & Books, Branchport Hardware, Branchport Library & The Valley Inn.

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: