224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

June 15, 2014                                                           10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Prais



Father’s Day Sunday ~ The flowers on the altar this morning are placed by Ethel Hoose

     in loving memory of her father, Durwood Hoose and her brother, Richard Hoose.


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


  Moment for Mission                                                              Ed Castillo


* Congregational Song          “Thou Art Worthy”                    PB no. 73   


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song     “His Eye Is On the Sparrow”               Insert


  Anthem                            “Is This Not the Land of Beulah?”       


  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 4:16-25                     NT pg. 206


* Congregational Song           “Immortal, Invisible”                    No. 263


  Message                                 “Faith for the Impossible  Rev. Sanden


* Congregational Song          “Because He Lives”                 PB no. 23


*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    Cliff LaBarr, Charlie Watkins

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


Today, Sunday, June 15

11 am All Church Family Day Picnic

Diaconate Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, June 16

5 pm Church Supper – Chicken ‘n Biscuits

6 pm Family Movie

July/August (summer combined) Newsletter articles are due today

Happy Birthday to Tom Tharp!


Wednesday, June 18

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, June 19

9 am YC Food – set up


Friday, June 20

9 am YC Food Distribution


News and Upcoming Events


Supper and Movie - Monday, June 16

Church Supper at 5 pm – Chicken ‘n Biscuits
Movie at 6 pm – Movie Plot: a young Russian mouse gets separated from his parents on the way to America, a land they think is without cats. When he arrives alone in the New World, he keeps up hope, searching for his family, making new friends, and running and dodging the cats he thought he’d be rid of.


Jul / August Newsletter deadline - Monday, June 16


Congregational meeting- Sunday, June 22

On Sunday, June 22 there will be a congregational business meeting following the worship service.


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 18        May 25      June 1        June 8

                                             56                 50             62               70

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $1,189.75

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


We Are One - Please give to the One Great Hour of Sharing


Mission  Nugget:  Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma:

Bacone’s campus contains many reminders of its history, tradition, and goals. One of these is a small cemetery, the final resting place of Bacone President Almon C. Bacone (1880-1896) and Benjamin D. Weeks (1918-1941), as well as others associated with the school over the years. Another reminder on the west side of the campus proper is a stone pulpit that marks the spot on which Predisent Bacone and two Baptist missionaries who were also trustees of Indian University, Joseph Samuel Murrow and Daniel Rogers, knelt in prayer to dedicate to the Christian education of American Indians the 160 acres of land received from the Creek Indians. Today the College offers an opportunity for reflection upon how students and faculty of all races and ethnic backgrounds, can live, study, work and worship together in order to strive not only for a meaningful educational experience, but for a society committed to Christian values and principles.


Mission Giving:

On June 8th you contributed another $55 for the One Great Hour of Sharing. The total is now $185 towards our $700 goal. You also gave $159 towards our Budget. Thank you 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


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


Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can,

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can,

To all the people you can,

As long as you ever can.


~ John Wesley, English evangelist,

Founder of Methodism