BULLETIN FOR APRIL 28, 2013
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetPenn Yan, New York
April 28, 2013 10:00 AM
We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ
by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,
and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.
Prelude ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
*Song of Praise “Great Is the Lord” PB no. 20
*Call to Worship
*Hymn “More Precious/I Exalt Thee” Insert
Pastoral Prayer & 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.
Scripture Reading Matthew 5:13-17 Pew Bible pg. 5
*Hymn “Change My Heart, O God” PB no. 25
Sermon “Above the Law?” Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Hymn “Grace Greater than Our Sin” Insert
*Benediction ~ *Postlude
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box695, Penn Yan
Pastor's Phone: Cell 386-986-6961
Pastor's E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: email@example.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Heather Bicksler Doug Gibbs Ben Loomis
Tom Burke Kalie Greene Kaye Newcomb
Rachel Carter Hunter Greene Ella Renckert
Deb Clancy Gladys Kjar Jennifer Slocum
Ed Eveland Bob Logan Joyce Slocum
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West,
Courtney Crisler, The Place,
: Alice Wise Summit
Crest: Margaret Drakeley Doris Barcliff Clinton
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
Irene Wachala Necia Smith
The Manor: Margaret Hartwell Billie Potts
- 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.
5 pm Wellspring Service
Monday, April 29
5 pm Church Supper – spiral cut ham w/wild rice
7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 1
4 pm Backpack Program
7 pm Habitat Meeting
Thursday, May 2
9 am Home Schooling
12:30 pm National Day of Prayer Service
7 pm Christian Education Meeting
7 pm Boy Scout Meeting
Friday, May 3
Happy Birthday to Lyle Conrad & Paul Nash!
Saturday, May 4
FLAABW Meeting in Dundee
FLA/ABW Spring Gathering MAY 4
Saturday, May 4 ~
Dundee Baptist Church
*** Continental Breakfast at 8:30 am***
Guest Speaker Shirley Meyers on “A Symbol of God's Care”.
She will have her book “Grandma, Tell Me a Story - 52 Bible Stories for Children”, available for purchase. We plan to car pool.
Chicken BBQ – Saturday, May 4th
Team Footprints (from FBC: Pam Scutt, Brittany Griffin & Stan Ovens) from the Yates County Relay for Life will be holding a chicken barbeque in the Lyons National Bank parking lot. Serving time begins at 11:00 am until sold out. Catered by Gale-Wyn, the meal costs $8.50 and includes 1/2 chicken, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, coleslaw, roll, beverage and dessert. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. Thank you in advance for your support in bringing us one step closer to a cure.
CROP Walk, MAY 5
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm, starting at the Presbyterian
Church. The following WALKERS are accepting pledges: Diane DeLooza,, Cheryl Stewart, Nancy Marion and Karen Rasmussen. Please Help Us Stop Hunger!
Hearts & Hands Ministry Gathering, May 11th
We will have our first workshop on Saturday, May 11th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Cheryl Stewart's home (
23 Hillcrest Drive). This will be a brainstorming session, so bring your creative ideas with you. If you'd like to bring along a crochet hook, size H or I, you can help put together some blocks for one of our “Comfort Ghans”. Or if you have a project you're currently working on, feel free to bring that. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you and are excited to get our hearts and hands to work for God ~~ bring a friend along too!!
Hearts & Hands Ministry
Are you interested in reaching out to our congregation and community in times of both celebration and heartache? If you are, this ministry is for you! We are gathering items to put in Blessing Bags/Baskets to be given as a “hug” to let others know we share in their joy and in their time of need. If you're interested in making a donation some suggested items are: Hershey Kisses & Hugs* Chocolate Bars* Frozen Casseroles* Cookies, Crackers, Tea, Cocoa* Lap Blankets* Bubble Bath* Soaps & Lotions* Puzzle Books* Gift Cards* Slipper Socks* Coloring Books & Crayons* Small Stuffed Animals* Coupons for House/Yard Work/Transportation*
Of course monetary donations are always appreciated! Watch for upcoming workshop days where we will be making some of these homemade items. If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, quilting, making cards, crafting of any type or just plain fellowshipping, please come join us! All you need to bring is your heart and hands ready to serve the Lord! Contact Cheryl Stewart or Pam Scutt for further information.
May's Spotlight Item for the Backpack Program is: Instant Oatmeal Packets. These may be left at the front of the sanctuary.
Do you love history? Do you enjoy preserving the bits and pieces of history so they aren't forgotten or lost? If so, then we have an opportunity for you! Richard Johnson is looking for someone to help out/take over the position. There are pictures, newspaper articles and albums that need to be cared for. If you are interested call the church office at 536-9821.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 3/31 4/7 4/14 4/21
69 57 70 57
Local Budget $1,651 $5,208 $1,303 $1,582
Love Gift Challange
Fact #3 about LOVE GIFT: Fewer than 50% of American Baptist Churches currently participate in LOVE GIFT! PYFBC DOES!!!
A portion of our LOVE GIFT is retained for mission in our region and the remainder continues to move outward to reach persons in the
and around the world. 15% of the total annual LOVE GIFT receipts is received by ABW Ministries to support ministry with women and girls.! USA
***L and G –> “LOVE GIFT” ...LIFE'S GOOD …LOVE GOD
Any way you say it, it's
. Time is running out to set those dollar bills aside for collection in May. Remember the dollar for dollar match taking place! Please prayerfully join us in this fun challenge that reminds us of all our blessings and that it's our turn to share those blessings with others. MISSION
Our Special Interest Missionary, Courtney Crisler, at The Place in
, reports that current initiatives are to build the teen development program, think outside the box and continue with partnerships despite waning financial resources. “Both our community and youth deserve to grow and enrich themselves by trying new things, making new friends and working to accomplish goals,” she says. “I truly love to see the excitement and joy that comes from working together, learning new things and making a difference.” Also, she and her husband have begun the process of adopting a child. She notes: We know in our hearts that this is what we are meant to do.” Norwich, NY
We pray this day that you will bless our Missionary, Courtney Crisler, as she gives her love and herself to serve you at The Place in
. We thank you for her commitment to Christ and the many years she has served children and families in various locations. May she be blessed to see the differences that her work has made in individual lives and in the communities where she has served. Guide Courtney and her husband as they seek your will for enlarging their family and may they be assured of our love and support in their ministry. This we ask in Jesus' name. Amen. Norwich, NY
Thank you for your generous contributions to our
MissionOutreach on April 21st. We received $494 for our budget and $20 for our Penny Collection bringing that total to $83.47. Please turn in your pennies today. Any received later will be sent in at the end of the year.
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.
Visitors - Welcome to
of Penn Yan! We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. First Baptist Church
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.
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