224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

May 11, 2014                                                          10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


Mother’s Day  ~   Blanket Sunday


 Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


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


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song          “We Bow Down”                         On Insert


  Anthem                                 “Lord, Hear Our Prayer”


  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 3:19-25                           NT pg. 205


* Congregational Song         “You Are My King”                        On Insert


  Message                              “Redeeming Grace”             Stephen Sanden


* Congregational Song         “Draw me Close to You”                On Insert


*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:              Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters  Judi Scheel , head usher

               Karen Rasmussen, Paul Nash, George Jensen

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

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 11

Blanket Sunday

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, May 12

5 pm Church Supper – Goulash

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Tuesday, May 13

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle


Wednesday, May 14

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting


Thursday, May 15

9 am Homeschool Group

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

7 pm VBS Meeting


Friday, May 16

Happy Birthday to Trevor Conrad!


Upcoming Events and News


Blanket Sunday –Today


Our ABW Scholarship Girl birthday -  Tomorrow, May 12

It’s Not Too Lake: Our ABW Scholarship Girl is celebrating her birthday tomorrow, May 12th. To send a card, address it to: Rachael Phillips, 225 Burdick Road, New Berlin, NY 13411


Relay for Life: Luminary Sundays - May 18 & 25

The Footprints Team will once again participate in the Relay for Life, a 12 hour fundraising event which raises money for the American Cancer Society. To purchase a luminary ($5 each) in honor or in memory of someone whose life has been touched by cancer, we will be selling them following worship on May 18 and 25th in the Great Room. On the night of the Relay, these bags are lit and placed around the track where they remain burning throughout the night… their light in the darkness is symbolic of our hope for a cure. Your support is greatly appreciated. See Pam Scutt for questions. The Relay for Life will take place on June 7 and 8th,


Newsletter deadline – Monday, May 19

Newsletter Articles are due to the office on Monday, May 19th for the June edition.


Hearts & HandsSaturday, May 31

There will be a Card-Making event (for the July Yard/Craft/Bake Sale) at the home of Cindy Ovens on Saturday,

May 31st at 10 am.


Yard-Craft-Bake SaleItems and help needed

Remember our Deficit Reduction effort July 5 – 6th. We are accepting: furniture, small appliances, kitchen/home décor, infant/toddler clothing (no adult clothing please). You may bring your items to the church at any time. If you are unable to transport your items, contact a member of the Men’s Group for assistance. See Karen Rasmussen, Karen Sanden, Nancy Marion or Bill Decker for questions about the sale. Thank you. We will need help setting up, operating the sale and tearing down, we would love your help.


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.


Mark Your June Calendar:


Western Area ABWM ConferenceFriday, Saturday, June 6-7

American Baptist Women's Ministries Conference at Houghton College.

“The Road to Happiness” Information is available on welcome table.


Choir Recognition Day  - Sunday, June 8

Join us in celebrating our choir for their dedication, service, time and talents! Following worship service on Sunday, June 8th we will have a luncheon in the Great Room honoring our choir members. Serving a cold meat platter, salads, beverages (and of course), cake. Please plan to attend, no need to bring a thing, just your gratitude.


Father’s Day Church Family Picnic -  Sunday, June 15

This long-standing tradition will continue as a picnic right here in the Great Room following our worship service.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?             Apr. 13      Apr. 20        Apr. 27     May 4

                                               73             74                 54            54

Budget Figure

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $3,616

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Cameron Community Ministries serves a free hot meal to the public six days a week, Monday – Saturday.

In 2013, the Hot Lunch program served over 62,103 meals to the community. In addition to daily meals, they provide access to other services such as free books, free bread, emergency food, and other community services. People receiving public assistance have the opportunity to work there, gaining work skills and positive references for job applications. Cameron Ministries also serves a free meal to children under 18 every weekday from 5-5:30 pm. The Cameron Kids Café served 5,163 meals to neighborhood children in 2013. Kids Café is more than just a nutritious snack. The presence of a friendly, helping staff also give the kids someone to come to if they’re ever in need.


Mission Giving:

Thank you for your Mission contributions on May 4th of $697 for the Budget. The Pennies for the Backpack Program for the spring have been counted and amount to $323.24. We will continue to receive them at any time and send them in at the end of the year.


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


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.


Summer Sizzle Walk  Tuesday, July 22!

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches will host the Summer Sizzle Walk on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Formerly known as the Turkey Walk (held in November), the Walk has been moved due to an increasing number of other fundraising walks and races held at the same time. The Summer Sizzle Walk will raise funds for the Christmas Food Baskets. For information and registration forms call Donna Johnston at 536-2683 or email at  .Remember: All monies raised by our walk stays right here in our community!


The Living Word Passion Play trip - Cambridge, Ohio  - July 31 – Aug 2,

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.


Happy Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s Day means more than have a happy day.


Within those words lie lots of things we never get to say.


It means I love you first of all Then, thanks for all you do.


It means you mean a lot to me and that I honor you.


But most of all, I guess it means that I am thinking of your happiness on this, your day, with pleasure and with love.


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