224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

May 25, 2014                                                          10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


 Memorial Day Sunday


 Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


* *Congregational Song        “In His Time”                            PB no. 57


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song    “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling No. 376


  Anthem                            “This Is My Song”


  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            John 14:1-11                                     NT pg. 145


* Congregational Song     “Be Thou My Vision”                             No. 339  


  Message                         “In My Father’s House”     Rev. Don Lawrence


* Congregational Song     “To God Be the Glory”                           No. 485


*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.



            Today’s guest pastor: Rev. Donald Lawrence

                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  Greg Miller, head usher

                     Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Fran Anderson                   Tom Burke                 Donald & Beverly Hall

Ron Harris                         Ben Loomis                Eliza Moore

Dorothy Mott                    John Rasmussen        Gene Spanneut 

Cody Whitney

Those in our community who have been affected by the recent storm


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, May 25

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship – begins 3 day Leadership Conf.

Happy Birthday to Eileen Modaffari!


Monday, May 26

Memorial Day – the office will be closed

NO Church Supper today

Wellspring Leadership Conference


Tuesday, May 27

Wellspring Leadership Conference


Wednesday, May 28

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

6:30 pm Friendship Square Dancing


Thursday, May 29

9 am Yates County Food – set up

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, May 30

9 am Yates County Food Distribution


Saturday, May 31

8 am FBC Men’s Group

10 am Hearts & Hands Comm. at home of Cindy Ovens

Happy Birthday to Erik Miller!


Upcoming Events and News


Relay for Life Luminary SalesToday, Sunday, May 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 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 8.


No Church Supper - Memorial Day, May 26


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.


Monday Family Night Program - Monday, June 2, 2014

Dinner at 5 pm - $3 per person: Movie at 6 pm – free

Movie Plot: A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus reducing his uncle to second in line to the throne. The uncle unleashes plots to make himself the King. After years of exile the prince is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own, thus completing the “Circle of Life”.


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.


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.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?             Apr. 27     May 4      May 11      May 18

                                               54            54               63               56

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $545

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Rochester, NY - The Cameron Community Clothing House is open Tuesday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm., providing clothing, hygiene and baby items to the community. They offer a wide range of children’s and adult clothing, shoes, accessories, undergarments and socks, linens, and small house wares. They also offer a supply of hygiene items, such a soap, toothpaste and shampoo for a modest fee. Appointments can be scheduled every 3 months – but emergency referrals from other agencies are accepted. Volunteer opportunities are available to sort and stock clothing, assemble hygiene and layette sets or to organize and staff the monthly “sidewalk sales”.


A Prayer for Cameron Community Ministries

Loving God, we pray for the important work of Cameron Community Ministries as they serve children, adults and whole families in the Lyell-Otis neighborhood of Rochester, NY. May all who serve there be blessed as they seek to provide hope to their community by Nurturing families…Inside and Out”. May those who work in the various programs be guided and strengthened to show true caring and love to each participant and may those who serve the children always be ready to “give the kids someone to come to if they’re ever in need”. May the gifts from our church be useful in physical and spiritual food for hungry persons and give encouragement to those who work and volunteer in these vital ministries. These things we ask in the name of our loving and caring Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.


Mission Giving:

Thank you for your additional contribution of $20 for Blankets+. The total is now $179. We also received $143 for our Mission Budget. Thank you.


Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:

May item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program: Canned Tuna & Chicken

June items: Cereal & Granola Bars

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


Farm & Craft Market - Begins Saturday, May 24

Opening for the Season: Yates Cooperative Farm & Craft Market

May 24th and every Saturday morning, rain or shine. 7:30 am to 12:00 Noon, Main Street, Penn Yan


Relay for LifeSaturday / Sunday June 7 and 8th  

An annual 12 hour fundraising event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Held at the Fireman’s Field. Lake Street/


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!


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