224 Main Street                                                    Penn Yan, New York

May 19, 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.


Service of Worship and Praise


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


*Song of Praise                      “I Will Sing of the Mercies”     On Insert   


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “We Bow Down”                                  On Insert


Anthem                       “His River, His Peace”                    


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            “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”                  No. 379


Sermon                       “Fidelity”                            Rev. Stephen Sanden   


*Hymn            “I Surrender All”                                               On Insert                           


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude    


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


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



11:15 Trustee Meeting

11:15 Diaconate Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, May 20

Wellspring Leadership Conference

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal  

Happy Birthday to Kathy Lawrence!


Tuesday, May 21

Wellspring Leadership Conference


Wednesday, May 22

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Janice Knecht!


Thursday, May 23

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar and Jennifer Slocum!


Saturday, May 25

Wellspring Yard Sale

Happy Birthday to Clifford LaBarr!


Church News


Church Supper Notice

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


Hearts & Hands Workshop

We will hold our first “workshop” today, Sunday, May 19th at 2pm at Cindy Oven's home at 1564 Route 14A. We will be making cards and assembling some Welcome Bags and Sunshine Baskets. Even if you are not interested in these particular activities, we always have fun together and need encouragement! Please, Please come join us!!!


Out To Lunch

All ladies of the church are invited to attend the Mary Martha Circle luncheon on Tuesday, June 11th, at the Antique Inn. Contact Erma Mullins at 536-0605 or Marge Cornell at 536-6607 by June 7th  if you plan to attend. You are encouraged to bring a friend along too.


Vacation Bible School

Kingdom Rock ~ Where Kids Stand Strong for God - 2013 Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church. Happening June 24 -28th - 8:30 am to Noon Open to all kids ages 4 – 11 years old. Transportation and Breakfast will be provided, Family members are invited to join us at 11:30 daily! Registration forms are on the table in the foyer.


At KINGDOM ROCK kids are invited to enter the epic adventure that empowers them to stand strong. They will learn that God's victorious power isn't a fairy tale but a source of strength for them every day as they experience God's word in fun and unforgettable ways that make biblical truth applicable to real life!


Fearless in Christ

AB Men NYS 2013 Gathering - August 9, 10 & 11th at Keuka College. Featured Speaker: Rev. Terrance K. Porter,

Senior Minister at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Red Bank, NJ.  ~small groups ~ youth program ~ workshops ~ Fishing~

See Don Lawrence or visit for information


“Handyman Helpers” Are Available

Members of our American Baptist Men's Group are volunteering to do small repair or clean-up jobs for folks who need this kind of help in order to maintain their homes. If you have something like a leaky faucet, plugged gutter, or lamp that needs a new cord, we can help you. Please phone the church office at 536-9821 to add your name and needs to our Job List and we'll get back to you.


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.


Mission  Nugget

One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more that 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. Since the 1990's, receipts have exceeded $20 million annually making possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and more.


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?              4/21          4/28             5/5             5/12 

                                            57             57               54               67

 Local Budget              $1,582      $1,017         $2,666       $2,143


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.


John 3: 16