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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ May 24, 2015 ~ Pentecost Sunday ~ Memorial Weekend ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
  Moment for Mission ........ Don Lawrence
*Congregational Song ..... “You Are My All in All” - No. 143
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” - No. 285
  Anthem ........................
  Children’s Time
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. Mark 6:7-13
*Congregational Song ....... “Onward, Christian Soldiers” - No. 660
  Message ............................ “Marching Orders” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Rise Up, O Men of God” - No. 373
*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: Greg & Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

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

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
11 am Diaconate Meeting
5 pm Wellspring service

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day Observance
The Church office is closed
7 pm Community Chorus

Wednesday, May 27
4 pm Backpack

Thursday, May 28
9 am Food – set up
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, May 29
9 am Food for the Needy - distribution

Saturday, May 30
8 am Men’s Group
9 am Hearts & Hands at Cindy Oven’s home

Usher & Greeters for May 31:
Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

News and Upcoming Events

Note - there will be no Monday Church / Community Supper on Memorial Day

Hymnbook Dedication – Sunday, May 24
Next Sunday we will dedicate our new hymnals. There will be opportunity for additional singing.

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

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.

FBC Postcards
In the pew card holder you will find FBC picture postcards. Please use those to write someone and invite them back to church!

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: $791 Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - Mission Around the World

Dwayne and Janet Doyle are Associate Development Workers serving in Central Asia. The nations of this region became independent following the collapse of the Soviet Union around 1991. Many of these republics have a dominant religious population and have suffered from civil war, revolution, ethnic conflict, corruption and religious persecution. Dwayne works in a village at a facility connected to an orphanage, where boys ages 7-21 participate in a year-round sports club. Janet teaches English in the same village at a language center and runs an English club at a 1st – 11th grade school. Dwayne and Janet are working toward starting home fellowship groups among an indigenous unreached people group. Please pray for the people of Central Asia.

Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your Missions contributions on May 17th. We received $203 for the budget giving us almost enough to pay United Mission basics and Camp Vick. We also received another $43 for Blankets+, giving us a total of $364 or 69 blankets. The .65 in pennies gives us a spring total of $274.07 for the Backpack Program.
The goal for One Great Hour of Sharing has been set at $1000. If we receive more than the extra will go for Earthquake Relief in Nepal.

Community News and Events

Community Café - Tuesday, May 26
PYUMC 5:30 pm. Open and free for the community.

Living Well News
~ Please save food and hygiene coupons. You may give them to Barbara Burke or deliver them to the Living Well.
~ Pass the Word - - current job openings are posted at three locations for those in the community in need of work. Job listings are posted at The Well, at Elm Street Barber Shop, and Work Force Development.

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