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Our Service of Worship and Praise

   ~ May 17, 2015 ~
  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements ...
*Congregational Song ..... “Great Is the Lord” - No. 61
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Forever” - No. 99
  Anthem ........................ “As the Deer”
  Children’s Time
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. Joshua 1:1-9 OT pg. 232
*Congregational Song ....... “The Solid Rock” - No. 511
  Message ..........................“His Faithfulness, Our Confidence” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” - No. 96
*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: Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Charlie Miller

Please Be in Prayer For

Joy Decker     Donald & Beverly Hall    Janice Knecht                  
Ben Loomis     Eliza Moore              Barbara Ritz
  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 18
5 pm Church & Community Supper – Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
7 pm Community Chorus

Wednesday, May 20
10 am ARC Worship
4 pm Backpack
Happy Birthday to Kathie Lawrence!

Thursday, May 21
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, May 22
Happy Birthday to Janice Knecht!

Saturday, May 23
8 am Men’s Group
Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar and Jennifer Slocum!

Usher & Greeters for May 24:
Greg Miller, Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins and Trevor Conrad

News and Upcoming Events

Monday Church / Community Supper - Monday, May 18
5 PM - $3.00 - Meatloaf and mashed potatoes!

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

Diaconate - Sunday, May 24
The Diaconate Will meet next Sunday, May 24th at 11 am.

Luminary Sundays – May 24 and 31
Did you ever wish there was something you could do to help cancer patients and their families? Why not consider purchasing a luminary ($5 each) in the Great Room immediately following the worship service on one of these Sundays. It’s a personal and meaningful way for you to honor or remember someone whose life was touched by cancer. Thank you for your support. ~ Team Footprints

Hearts & Hands Gathering - Saturday, May 30
We will be meeting on Saturday, May 30th from 9 am to ? at Cindy Oven’s home to make cards, put together Sunshine Baskets and enjoy a morning of fellowship and fun. Mark your calendars and be sure to come – bring a friend along with you too! Please call Pam Scutt with any questions 536-2791.

Men’s Group - Saturday, May 30
Will meet on Saturday, May 30th to continue work on the chairs.

Notice to Church Boards - Deadline, Saturday, May 30
Your suggestions for revisions to the church constitution need to be presented to Nancy Marion by May 30th.

FL Assoc. Picnic - Sunday, June 14
Mark your calendars now for the next meeting of the Finger Lakes Baptist Association which will be held at Altay Baptist Church, Sunday, June 14. Bring a dish-to-share. Registration begins at 2:30 pm

College Grads!
Congratulations to Brittany Griffith (FLCC) and Meghan Fuqua (Mansfield University) as they graduate. Good luck, ladies on the next phase of your life’s journey!!

Yard Sale items needed
The annual FBC Yard Sale will take place July 24-26th. We are ready to receive your donations of furniture, small appliances, kitchen and home décor items, infant/toddler clothing and toys. No adult clothing please. Bring your items to the church basement at any time. If you are unable to transport your items, please contact a member of the Men’s Group for assistance. We will also need help at the time of the sale.

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

Were you here? Apr. 19 Apr. 26 May 3 May 10 51 46 57 51 Received Last Week: Pledges & Loose Offerings: $2,149.25 Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - Mission Around the World – Nepal

Carole Sydnor serves in two different roles in the work God is doing around the world through International Ministries. She is a part-time member of the IM home staff, helping with the coordination and logistics of special events which help others to see God’s hand at work around the world. In her other role, Carole maintains the partnering relationship of IM with two primary organizations: the Nepal Baptist Church Council (NBCC) and the Human Development and Community Services (HDCS). Serving non-residentially, she will carry out her duties by correspondence and at least one-yearly visits to Nepal. Her ministry focuses for these two partner organizations are promoting their special projects, including White Cross, and working to seek fulltime service placement of their personnel needs. Languages used in ministry: Nepali and English.

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your generous Mission contributions on May 10th. We received $705 for our budget; $303 for Blankets+; $20 for One Great Hour of Sharing; and $263.42 in pennies for the Backpack Program. Any contributions for One Great Hour of Sharing (goal of $1000) will go to Tibetan Earthquake Relief.

Community News and Events

Chicken BBQ - Saturday, May 23
To benefit Yates County Habitat for Humanity. Saturday, May 23rd, noon to 3 pm at Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club 2188 Route 14, Penn Yan. $10 dinner

Opening for the Season
Yates Cooperative Farm and Craft Market, Saturday, May 30th and every Saturday morning (rain or shine) 7:30 am to Noon, Main Street Penn Yan. Fresh fruits and veggies in season, baked goods, jams/jellies homemade soaps, and crafts. “We make it, bake it, grow it, or sew it”

Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
The American Red Cross can install a free smoke alarm in your home. For more information, please contact Judy Coleman at 607-936-3766 or judith.coleman@redcross.org

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
Email: revsanden@aim.com

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: pyfbc224@gmail.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com