224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

June 1, 2014                                                          10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


  Moment for Mission                                                           Karen Rasmussen 


*Congregational Song   “How Majestic Is Your Name”       PB no. 35


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song          “The Wonderful Cross”            On Insert




  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                Romans 4:1-8                          NT pg. 205


*Congregational Song       “Draw Me Close to You”            On Insert


  Message                           “Faith Righteousness”            Rev. Sanden


*Congregational Song      “The Wonderful Cross”                On Insert



                                    Welcome to the Lord’s Table

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup


*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.


                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   Erma Mullins, head usher

                 Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle 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

 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, June 1

3 pm Community Chorus Concert


Monday, June 2

5 pm Church Supper & Movie

6:30 pm Trustee Meeting


Tuesday, June 3

6:30 pm Friendship Square Dancing


Wednesday, June 4

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, June 5

7 pm Christian Ed Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Rev. John Tharp!


Upcoming Events and News


Monday Family Night Program - Monday, June 2, 2014

Dinner at 5 pm - $3 per person. If you wish, stay for the 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.


Missionary visit Monday Family Night Program - Monday, June 9, 2014

next week, June 9, Peter & Sarah McCurdy, missionaries to the Dominican Republic will be here at our church supper.


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.


Vacation Bible School  Monday, June 30 – Thursday, July 3

Jerusalem Marketplace

Volunteers are Valuable!

Registration forms for children in Pre-K thru 5th grade are available on foyer table.


Yard-Craft-Bake SaleItems and help needed

Remember our Deficit Reduction effort July 5 – 6th. We are accepting furniture, small appliances, kitchen/home décor items, and infant/toddler clothing and toys. Bring your items to the church at any time. For assistance with transporting your donations contact a member of the Men’s Group. Sale committee members are: Karen Rasmussen, Nancy Marion, Karen Sanden, Bill Decker.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?            May 4      May 11      May 18        May 25

                                              54              63               56                 50

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $694

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget - Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma     

Bacone College, Oklahoma’s oldest continuing center of higher education, began in 1880. With the help of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, Professor Almon C. Bacone, a missionary teacher, started a school in the Cherokee Baptist Mission at Tahlequah, Indian Territory. The only faculty member, Professor Bacone, enrolled three students and began his work. By the end of the first semester, the student body had quadrupled; by the end of the first year, student population was fifty-six and the faculty numbered three. Seeing the need to expand, an appeal was made to the Creek Tribal Council for 160 acres of land in Muskogee, the “Indian Capital of the World.” The land was granted, and in 1885 Indian university was moved to its present site. In 1910, it was renamed Bacone Indian University after its founder and first president and was later changed to Bacone College. Classes from first grade through four years of College met in Rockefeller hall, a three-story building made possible by a $10,000 contribution from John D. Rockefeller.


Mission Giving:

We received $91 for our Mission Budget on May 25th. Thank you. This enabled us to pay our monthly $900 for United Mission basics and $100 for Christmas for the Needy. We also sent in $179 for the Church World Service Blanket+ Offering and $323.24 for the Backpack Program.


Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:

June items to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program: 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


Saturday Farm & Craft Markets  -

Open for the Season: Yates Cooperative Farm & Craft Market

Every Saturday morning, rain or shine. 7:30 am to 12:00 Noon, Main Street, Penn Yan


The Living WellEach Sunday

Note: The 5 pm worship services during June will be held on the side porch of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church’s Memorial Building.


Relay for LifeSaturday / Sunday June 7 and 8

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


Grief & Disaster: When the Unthinkable Happens - Tuesday, June 10

Yates County recently experienced a natural disaster. Even when there is no loss of life, natural disasters have great emotional impact. They may rob us of shelter, livelihood, and a sense of security. Many experience the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of grief after a natural disaster. This mourning process after trauma will be explored in the June 10th bereavement program led by Rev. Sandi Perl.

Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00 pm First Presbyterian Church, 211 Main Street, Penn Yan. Free and open to the public. Call Keuka Comfort Care Home to reserve a place: 536-1690


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