224 Main Street                                                    Penn 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.


Service of Worship and Praise


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


*Song of Praise                      “Great Is the Lord”                   PB no. 20


*Call to Worship


*Hymn                        “More Precious/I Exalt Thee”                     Insert




Children's Time


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.



*Offertory Prayer


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 Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor's Phone:         Cell 386-986-6961

Pastor's E-Mail:

Choir Director:         Barbara Stewart

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website: 

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

Eva Vickery


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


At Quail Summit:       Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Margaret Drakeley    Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman             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



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

FLA ABW Meeting in Dundee


Church  News


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.


Church Historian

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


Mission Reports


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 USA and around the world. 15% of the total annual LOVE GIFT receipts is received by ABW Ministries to support ministry with women and girls.!


Any way you say it, it's MISSION. 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  Nugget:

Our Special Interest Missionary, Courtney Crisler, at The Place in Norwich, NY, 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.”


Gracious God,

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 Norwich, NY. 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.


Mission Giving

Thank you for your generous contributions to our Mission Outreach 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  First  Baptist  Church  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.

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.



The Antidote for Worry

is Gratitude.