224 Main Street                                                    Penn Yan, New York

June 2, 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          “In Christ Alone”                      On Insert                


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “The Wonderful Cross”                        On Insert


Anthem                       “You’ll Never Walk Alone”             


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 5:33-37      Pew Bible NT pg. 7


*Hymn                        “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                                No. 276


Sermon                       “I Swear”                     Rev. Stephen Sanden



                        Welcome to the Lord’s Table

                        Sharing the Bread

                        Sharing the Cup


*Hymn            “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”                         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                    Ed Eveland                 Ben Loomis

Tom Burke                              Kalie Greene              Kaye Newcomb

Rachel Carter                          Hunter Greene            Jennifer Slocum

Deb Clancy                              Gladys Kjar               Joyce Slocum

Clyde Dillon                            Bob Logan                 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



3 pm Community Chorus Concert

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, June 3

5 pm Church Supper – Hot dogs/hamburgers


Wednesday, June 5

4 pm Backpack Program

7 pm Habitat Meeting


Thursday, June 6

7 pm Bd of Christian Education

Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, June 8

8 am AB Men Workday

11 am Mobil Food Pantry


Church News



Hey Moms, Dads and Kids - Sign up now!

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. Don’t wait till the last minute to register. Forms are available NOW! It really helps us out if we can know in advance how many kids to plan for. See the information page insert for more details.




Monday Church Supper – June 3

On the Menu – Hot Dogs & Hamburgers. You are invited to bring a side dish to make it more “picnic-y”.


Men’s Gathering - June 8

Our First Baptist Men’s Group will gather on Saturday, June 8th at 8 am, for coffee, donuts, fellowship and devotions. We will then work together on completing a couple of projects in the church building. All men and young men are invited to join us.


“Summer Gathering” – June 9

The American Baptist Churches of the Finger Lakes invites you to join in a “Summer Gathering” on Sunday, June 9th at Reeds Corners Federated Church, 4030 State Route 247, Canandaigua. Program: Trafficking Prevention

Schedule: Registration – 2:45 pm, Devotions by Rev. Debbie Kamm – 3 pm. Speaker Rev. Debbie Kelsey, ABC Missionary – 3:20 pm. Pot Luck Supper – 5 pm

Let’s Share What God is Doing Among Us!


Out To Lunch – June 11

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.


Family Day Picnic – Sunday, June 16

Please plan to join your church family in a Family Day Picnic! This year our picnic will be held right here at our Church building immediately following the worship service. You are invited to bring a dish-to-share and your own table service. The Diaconate will provide ham and beverages.


Congregational Meeting – June 23

From the Bd of Trustees - On Sunday, June 23rd there will be a congregational meeting to discuss the Steeple Roof Replacement. Following the meeting there will be a mortgage burning. We hope you will be a part of these two church events.


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!


Fearless in Christ - AB MEN August 9 - 11

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 needed – “feeding the Men”

If you are willing to help provide the food for the sandwiches for the American Baptist Men’s and Boy’s Conference on Friday, August 9th, please speak with Kathie Lawrence after church today.  Thank you.


Mission  Nugget

American Baptist Respond to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Within hours of the time when a massive tornado tore through Moore, Okla., and surrounding suburbs of Oklahoma City on Monday, May 21st, damaging homes, businesses and elementary schools, American Baptists release $5,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) domestic emergency disaster-relief funds for initial assistance to those in need. More funds will follow as specific needs are noted. Since the OGHS collection raises funds ahead of time, help can be sent immediately without waiting for churches to respond to a special appeal. This is why we seek generous support of the OGHS each June, to provide immediate help year-round.


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 Backpack Program for the month of June is: Fruit Cups.

Friends, you have been so generous in donating foods for the Backpack Program. The Bd of Mission appreciates your generosity. We do hope you will continue to assist this very worthy mission we have chosen to help feed children that otherwise would go hungry on the weekends. - Missions Board


“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.



A “High Five” to Ralph Clancy as he achieved “A” Honor Roll at Sanibel School in Florida for the third semester.


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

Mission Receipts for May 26th Were: $103 for the Budget and another $8.00 for Love Gift. Thanks to your generosity in May, we were able to pay:

$900 for United Mission Basics, $400 for Missionary Support ($200 each for the Long’s and Roberta Stephens), $380 for Love Gift , $454 (almost 91 blankets) for the Church World Service Blankets+ Offering, and $200 towards our goal of $750 for the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering.

In addition, Milly’s Pantry received $275.32 from our “Penny Collection” for the Backpack Program.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?              5/5             5/12            5/19             5/26              

                                         54                67               60                 62

 Local Budget           $2,666          $2,143       $2,225             $773



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