224 Main Street                                                    Penn Yan, New York

May 26, 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.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


*Song of Praise          “More Precious/I Exalt Thee”               On Insert              


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “Knowing You”                                    On Insert


Anthem                       America the Beautiful”                   


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                  Joshua 4:1-7         Pew Bible OT pg. 235


*Hymn                        “Change My Heart”                            PB no. 25


Sermon                       “Remember”                     Rev. Stephen Sanden    


*Hymn                        “God of Our Fathers”                              No. 262                            


*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                    Ed Eveland                 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

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 27

Office Closed for the Memorial Day Observance

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal  


Tuesday, May 28

4 pm Pastoral Relations Meeting


Wednesday, May 29

10 am YC Habitat Meeting

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, May 30

9 am Food for the Needy - set up

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, May 31

9 am Food for the Needy – distribution

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Church News


ABW Meeting Today:

There will be a short business meeting of the ABW at the front of the sanctuary following service today to elect next year’s officers.


Church Supper Notice

There will NOT be a church supper tomorrow (May 27th). We will plan to see you again on Monday, June 3, when we will cook hot dogs and hamburgers. You are invited to bring a side dish to make it more “picnic-y”.


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.


Mission  Nugget

One Great Hour of Sharing helps in several important areas: SAFE & NUTRICIOUS FOOD so families can maintain a healthy and active life. IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE TO COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY DISASTER and a helping presence for the long term to ensure that vulnerable persons recover and are prepared for the future. ASSISTANCE TO MANY OF THE 15.5 MILLION REFUGEES WORLDWIDE who are uprooted by persecution and armed conflict. IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES, including assistance with travel documents, petitions for family members and more. HELP FOR CHILDREN, realizing that the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are especially important, as they’re the most vulnerable to malnutrition, unsafe water and other threats. GOOD DRINKING WATER, since more than one billion people lack access to safe water – and more that 2.1 million of them die each year from water borne diseases. We’re making a difference.


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

The Spotlight Item for the month of June is: Fruit Cups


Vacation Bible School - June 24-28

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!


“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.



Meghan Fuqua made the Dean's list for her sophomore 2nd semester. She is a Liberal Studies major with minors in English and Women's Studies at Mansfield University.


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


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 Giving Report

Combined Mission Giving for May 12th and 19th was: $526 for our Treasury; $375 for the Blanket+ Offering bringing the total to $454 (90+ Blankets); and $372 for Love Gift. Thank you for your generosity.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?              4/28             5/5             5/12          5/19

                                            57               54               67             60

Local Budget              $1,017         $2,666       $2,143       $2,225 


Church  & Community  News


Luminary Sundays

Luminaries will be for sale today 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.


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.


Community Supper

The PYUMC will host their monthly free community supper on Tuesday, May 28th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Breakfast is on the menu.


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