224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

June 8, 2014                                                            10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


   Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost is considered to be the day the church was born, and the 2nd most important day of the Christian year after Easter. Pentecost (originally a Jewish holiday 50 days after Passover), is remembered as the day the Holy Spirit came in tongues of fire, among the gathering of the apostles. Liturgical Color: Red; the color of fire and the symbol of the Holy Spirit.


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


  Moment for Mission                                                             Judi Scheel


* Congregational Song          “Great Is the Lord”                   PB no. 20   


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song     “I Will Sing the Wondrous Story”       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 4:7-15                     NT pg. 205


*Congregational Song             “The Solid Rock”                          Insert


  Message                                 “Faith”                                  Rev. Sanden


  Choir Appreciation


*Congregational Song    “When We All Get to Heaven”              Insert   


*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    Judi Scheel, head usher

                George Jensen, Paul Nash, Karen Rasmussen

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                 Donald & Beverly Hall        Ben Loomis

Dorothy Mott             John Rasmussen                  Gene Spanneut

Cody Whitney


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



11 am Choir Recognition Luncheon

2:30 pm FL Association Meeting at Potter Baptist Church

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, June 9

5 pm Church Supper w/ Peter & Sarah McCurdy


Tuesday, June 10

6:30 pm Friendship Square Dancing

Happy Birthday to Russ Scheel!


Wednesday, June 11

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting


Thursday, June 12

10 am Mission Meeting

4 pm YC Office for the Aging Volunteer Dinner

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Jeff Champlin!


Saturday, June 14

9 am Mobile Food Pantry


News and Upcoming Events


Summer Association Meeting - Today, June 8

At Potter Baptist Church. Registration begins at 2:30 pm

Program at 3:15 pm: Missionaries to the Dominican Republic. Speakers: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy

There will be a dish to pass dinner after the presentation. Bring a dish to share and your own table service.

The McCurdy’s are listed as special interest missionaries for our association. They are also endorsed ABC missionaries to the Dominican Republic where they plan to provide support and encouragement to pastors and pastor’s families as well as extending their ministry work into Cuba.


Church Supper & Meet the Missionaries - Monday, June 9

Chicken ‘n Biscuits Church Supper 5 pm. Program at 6 pm A special opportunity to meet some real, live Missionaries-to-be. Peter & Sarah McCurdy will be our guest at dinner and then for a discussion as they share their plans to serve as American Baptist International Missionaries in the Dominican Republic. In Santo Domingo, they will be providing support and encouragement to pastors and pastor’s families, as well as extending their ministry into Cuba.


Family Day Church Picnic - Sunday, June 15

This long-standing tradition will continue right here in the Great Room following worship next Sunday. Bring a dish to share and your own table service. The Diaconate will provide chips and drinks.


Vacation Bible SchoolJerusalem Marketplace June 30 – July 3

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


Deficit Reduction Yard-Craft-Bake Sale - July 5th and 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.


Sound System Training

If you are interested in learning how to operate our new sound system, let one of the Trustees know.


Volunteers Needed

The Wednesday night summer concerts will begin on June 25th. We will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers from 5:30 to 6:30. If you’d like to volunteer to work one or more of the concerts, please contact Greg Miller or Pam Scutt. Thank you!



The summer edition of the Newsletter will be July/August combined. All contributions are due on Monday, June 16th to the office.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?           May 11      May 18        May 25      June 1

                                              63               56                 50              62

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $4,368

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission  Nugget 

Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma:  Professor Bacone dreamed of a school, based on Christian principles, for the education of American Indians. The college has retained its Christian heritage, but is not reserved strictly for American Indians. Its Mission Statement calls for meeting the “needs of American Indians in a multicultural setting.” All students, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or religion are welcomed and encouraged to attend Bacone College. Throughout its history, the College as attracted Indian and non-Indian students. Bacone attempts to prepare students to function in the mainstream of society, without losing their culture and heritage. The College has never lost its concern for the individual student. Learning is seen as a way of life that encourages flexibility, breadth of perspective, and respect for the contributions made to the quality of human existence by those of all ages and races.


Mission Giving:

On June 1st, we made a good start towards our One Great Hour of Sharing goal of $700. We received $130. We’ve also collected another 60 cents in Backpack pennies. In addition, $895.50 was contributed for our Budget. Thank you very much for your generosity.


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


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 this 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!


Yates Cooperative Farm & Craft Market – Open for the Season

Saturdays, rain or shine. 7:30 am to 12:00 Noon Main Street


Flood Relief Update

The Living Well has moved back to their Elm Street location.

The Haven is no longer accepting donations.

John Tharp is now assigning work crews, 694-1108.


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