224 Main Street                                                    Penn Yan, New York

May 12, 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.


Mother’s Day

Service of Worship and Praise


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


*Song of Praise                      “Thou Art Worthy”                  PB no. 73


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “Let's Just Praise the Lord”                  PB no. 75


Anthem                                   “Lord, Hear Our Prayer”                 


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 5:27-32            Pew Bible pg. 6


*Hymn                        “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”            No. 372              


Sermon                       “Fidelity”                            Rev. Stephen Sanden   


*Hymn                        “Reach Out to Jesus”                            PB no. 48                          


*Benediction  ~*Postlude     


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


The flowers on the Altar are in loving memory of Elsie “Peg” Pond on Mother's Day and Edward Pond  in honor of his birth date May 15, 1908. From their children, grand children and 20 great grand children.


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

Clyde Dillon                        Bob Logan                Joyce Slocum

Ed Eveland                          Eva Vickery 


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

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

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


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, May 13

5 pm Church Supper – macaroni n cheese

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal  


Tuesday, May 14

10:30 am Mary Martha Circle


Wednesday, May 15

10 am ARC Worship Service

4 pm Backpack Program

Your articles for the June Newsletter are due today


Thursday, May 16

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Trevor Conrad!


Church News


Mary & Martha Circle

Tuesday, May 14th at 10:30. Bring a sandwich for your lunch.


To the Ladies of PYFBC-

Thank you so much for the beautiful afghan. It will keep me toasty warm and cozy. It took many fingers to complete it and I appreciate it very much. God Bless you all. Love to all, Kathryn Warren


Help Wanted - Treasurer

Stan Ovens is retiring after 22+ years in the position. We greatly need someone to “learn the ropes” and take on this responsibility on July 1, 2013. This is an un-paid position and is open to a church member in good standing. In the hope that additional information will help inspire someone to step up and try this important position in the church, here's a listing of the duties of the treasurer:

1. Sign checks as needed (payroll and regular monthly bills will be handled online).

2. Review and sign all paperwork submitted by the bookkeeper.

3. Return signed paperwork submitted by the bookkeeper.

4. Present monthly reports to Trustees.


We have hired Jan Hafner as our bookkeeper. Her duties include:

1. Prepare payroll.

2. Accounts payable (including all required tax forms).

3. Monthly bank reconciliation.

4. Provide paperwork to Treasurer for signature.

5. Keep filing up-to-date.


Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to help the Church. Let a Trustee know if your heart has been touched to take on this position.


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.


Lost & Found

A small key was found among some pennies that were donated. It can be claimed at the church office.


Make a Note of This

There will NOT be a church supper on May 20 or 27th. We will plan to see you again on Monday, June 3rd.


Mission  Nugget:

Church World Service Blanket Sunday: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES A BLANKET MAKE?

  • Being alone and wishing for security: Blanket, you are our comforter.
  • Living hard, No home of our own: Blanket, you are our carpet, our towel, our tablecloth, and our cushion.
  • Aching with fear and cold: Blanket, you are our warmth, our coat, our cover.
  • Needing privacy: Blanket, you are our wall, our curtain, our shade.
  • Knowing I can only take what I can carry: Blanket, you are my carrier, my travel companion, my helper.
  • Evening time, black night settles on my shoulders: Blanket, you are out shelter, our safety
  • ...Blanket, you are our lifeline: To the Lord and the people whose love you send.


Thank You from Your Board of Missions

Last Sunday you gave $72 for Blankets – almost enough for 16 blankets; and $200 for One Great Hour of Sharing. The $191.85 for the Backpack Pennies gives us a total of $275.32. You also gave $525 towards our Treasury Budget.


Penny Project & Backpack program

The Board of Mission will continue to receive pennies for the Penny Project anytime. The Penny Jar is on the Altar Rail.

The Missions Spotlight Item for the month of May for the Backpack Program is: Instant Oatmeal Packets


Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?              4/14            4/21          4/28             5/5                                                                                                                     

                                            70               57             57               54

Local Budget              $1,303        $1,582      $1,017         $2,666


Church  & Community  News


Luminary Sundays

On May 19th and 26th following the worship service I will be selling luminaries in the Great Room for the Relay for Life. They cost $5 each and are made out in honor or in memory of someone you know whose life has been touched by cancer. These luminary bags are lit and are placed along the track where they remain throughout the night, lighting the way to a cure. Your support truly makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. Thank you – Pam Scutt and The Footprints Team.


Office for the Aging

In 2012 we served 27,483 meals to 158 people. Pro Action of Yates County cannot serve our customers without the help of our volunteers. You are the Heart and Soul of our program, providing so much more than a meal. Volunteers provide the warm, human contact our seniors need and may be the only contact that senior has that day. Whether you have a few hours one day a week, can volunteer every day, or can only work a few hours a month, your assistance is needed. Criminal background and driver's license check is required. Mileage is paid. Call Stephanie Bates at 536-5515 for more information.


Keuka Comfort Care Home: 8th annual Garage Sale

May 31st - June 1st Donations accepted May 27-28 at the Yates Co. Fairgrounds. To benefit the KCCH providing comfort for the Terminally Ill.


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.