224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

May 4, 2014                                                            10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


*Congregational Song        “More Precious/I Exalt Thee”   On Insert


*Call to Worship


*Congregational Song            “The Love of God”                   On Insert


  Anthem                                 “Remember Me”


  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               Romans 3:9, 19-20                       NT pg. 204


*Congregational Song         “Change My Heart, O God”           PB no. 25


  Message                             “The Judgment of Law”        Stephen Sanden


* Congregational Song         “The Church’s One Foundation”        No. 442


  Right Hand of Fellowship


  Communion                          Welcome to the Lord’s Table

                                                Sharing the Bread

                                                Sharing the Cup


*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.


               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:              Gail Yonge

            Ushers/Greeters  Greg Miller, head usher

                  Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

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

Connie Gibson                    Eliza Moore


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy

Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries


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


Today, Sunday, May 4

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, May 5

5 pm Church Supper – Sloppy Joes w/vegetable, salad & dessert

6:30 pm Trustee Meeting

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Wednesday, May 7

3 pm Pastoral Relations Meeting

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, May 8

9 am Homeschool Group

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, May 9

10 am Mission Meeting


Saturday, May 10

9 am Mobil Food Pantry

10 am Ministers & Spouses Meeting


Upcoming Events and News


Crop Walk today - Sunday, May 4th.

Diane DeLooza and Sheryl Robbins will be walking. They would appreciate any sponsorships.


Church Fellowship Supper - Monday, May 5

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


Pastoral Relations meets Wednesday, May 7th
There will be a meeting of the Pastoral Relations Committee on Wednesday, May 7th at 3 pm


Board of Mission meets - Friday, May 9th

The Mission Board will meet on Friday, May 9th at 10 am.


Blanket Sunday – Sunday, May 11

Next Sunday: We will support Blanket+ Sunday.


Movie Night Returns

Do you have a suggestion of a family-friendly movie? See Don Lawrence, Greg Marion or Pastor Stephen. 

Be thinking about who you can bring, perhaps someone who doesn’t have a home church.


Information Available

On the Readers Table are minutes from the PY Council of Churches March and April meetings, and The Living Well Newsletter.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?               Apr. 6     Apr. 13      Apr. 20        Apr. 27

                                               62             73              74                54

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $1,053

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Cameron Community Ministries is an urban community center located in the Lyell-Otis neighborhood of Rochester, NY

Their mission is “to provide hope through emergency services, engagement, education and empowerment to our community.” Their Motto is: “Nurturing Families…Inside and Out”. Programs and meals are offered for all age groups throughout the school year and in the summer months. Our church has already given $300 in 2014 to Cameron Community Ministries to help them meet the “Feinstein Challenge” which doubles all contributions received early in the year for their neighborhood meals ministry programs.


Mission Giving:

Mission Income for April 27th was $111 for the budget and $5 for the Easter Offering. The Easter Offering total is now $500 - $150 short of the goal accepted at the Annual Meeting. Your generosity this month has enabled us to pay our monthly United Mission Basics, Penn Yan Council of Churches dues, Jail Ministry contributions, Camping Scholarships and Rushville Health Center Contributions. Thank you.


Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:

May item to benefit  Milly’s Backpack Program: Canned Tuna & Chicken

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


Community News and Events


Palestine/Israel Presentation - Saturday, May 10

PY United Methodist Church 8:30 am to Noon

You are invited to come and hear Karen Peterson speak about her third trip to Palestine/Israel with interfaith PeaceBuilders which included two weeks in the occupied West Bank and one week in Gaza. Today, Gaza is known as the largest open-air prison in the world with 1.7 million people living in an area 25 miles by 7 miles. Gazans are unable to travel anywhere without Israel’s permission. Karen will share her experience with the people of Gaza. People of faith from around the central New York area are invited to come join us for this insightful perspective on Biblical places and peoples. Please RSVP by calling the church office at 536-6711 or by emailing at Shalom and Salaam.


Special Circumstances, Special PeopleTuesday. May 13

A Discussion of Unique End-of-Life Issues. This free program will take place on Tuesday, May 13th, from 7 to 8:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Penn Yan. Topics will include “complicated” grief, helping individuals with developmental disabilities cope with terminal illness and death of a loved one, effective, sensitive communication in the care of the seriously ill; and psychological and spiritual dimensions of quality of life, including findings on end-of-life dreams and visions. Pre-register by calling Keuka Comfort Care Home at 536-1690.


The Living Word Passion Play at Cambridge, Ohio

The Bluff Point UMC is planning this trip for July 31 – August 2, 2014. This is a life-changing event. You will experience the Passion Play of Christ right before your eyes. It is an outdoors amphitheater where the city of Jerusalem surrounds you. Live animals and audience participation. It is absolutely beautiful. A video presentation is available to show you what to expect.  See the mini-poster on the community bulletin board for the details. Or contact Rev. Judy White at 536-0385.


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