First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York


Our Service of Worship and Praise

   ~ May 10, 2015 ~ MOTHER'S DAY ~ Blanket Sunday
  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements ...
*Congregational Song ..... “No Other Name” - No. 324
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Draw Me Close” - No. 482
  Anthem ........................ “Lean On Me”
  Children’s Time
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. Proverbs 31:1-9
*Congregational Song ....... “Sanctuary” - No. 588
  Message ..........................“Mother’s Wisdom” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “I Thank the Lord for You” - No. 369
*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:
Judi Scheel, George Jensen, Karen Rasmussen, Paul Nash

Please Be in Prayer For

Joy Decker        Douglas Gibbs     Donald Hall
Beverly Hall      Janice Knecht     Ben Loomis
Eliza Moore       Barbara Ritz      Stacy Whitney
Dresden UMC – 183 yr old church needing new foundation
Those in severe weather areas  

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 service

Monday, May 11
5 pm Church & Community Supper – Whit Yonge’s Roast Beef
7 pm Community Chorus

Tuesday, May 12
5 pm Yates County Office for the Aging Dinner

Wednesday, May 13
4 pm Backpack

Thursday, May 14
4:30 pm Bd of Christian Education
7 pm Boy Scouts

Saturday, May 16
10 am Ministers and Spouses Meeting
Happy Birthday to Trevor Conrad!

Usher & Greeters for May 17:
Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins

News and Upcoming Events

Church World Service Offering - TODAY, May 10
This offering Supports the CWS "Blankets & Tools of Hope" program. This service helps families around the world recover from disasters and displacement.

Monday Church / Community Supper - Monday, May 11
5 PM - $3.00 - Whit Yonge’s Roast Beef!

Chicken BBQ - Saturday, May 16
to Benefit The Relay for Life
Team Footprints will be hosting a chicken barbeque, catered by Gale-Wyn on Saturday, May 16th at Lyons National Bank. Serving starts at 11 am until sold out. Meal includes ½ chicken, salt potatoes, macaroni salad/coleslaw, roll with butter dessert and beverage. Cost is $9.00. Thank you for your support!

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.

Newsletter Items needed -by Monday, May 18
From the Church Office - Articles for the June Newsletter are needed by Monday, May 18.

Thank You!
To those who supported our three walkers in the CROP Walk. $515 was raised!

Thank You!
We are under $100 of having our new hymnals paid for. Envelopes are in the pew card holders for those wishing to submit a donation. Please clearly mark – for new hymnals.

Camp Vick & Pathfinder Lodge
The Vick and Pathfinder Camp Schedule for 2015 is Available on the bulletin board.

May items for Milly’s Backpack Program: Canned Tuna and Chicken

Were you here? Apr. 5 Apr. 12 Apr. 19 Apr. 26 May 3 82 56 51 46 57 Received Last Week: Pledges & Loose Offerings: $2884.50 Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - Mission Around the World – Laos and Thailand

Lori and Matt Mann work in Laos, one of the poorest countries in the world. Lori and Matt work with street children, slum children and girls who have been sold or are at high risk of being sold to human traffickers. In order to help protect and restore these children, the Manns are involved in these main interventions: a day time drop-in center for street and slum children; residential care for boys who were brought off the street and for girls who were victims of human trafficking or are at risk of being victims; a scholarship program for children who would otherwise be sent to the city to beg; and raising community awareness about issue such as child abuse, child exploitation, and human trafficking. In Thailand, Matt is also involved in leadership development and rural community development. Languages used: Lao and Thai

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your Mission contributions on May 3rd of $182. We hope to receive enough this month to cover our $300 contribution to Camp Vick so they will have it to use this summer as well as our $900 United Mission Basics donation.

Community News and Events

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.

Help Is Available
Do you know of an adult who can’t read? Someone who would like to read better or earn a high school equivalency diploma? A non-English speaker who would like to communicate better or earn a U.S. citizenship? Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates can help. We also welcome new tutors and now have online tutor training available. For more information please call us at 536-6799.

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: