224 Main Street                                                    Penn Yan, New York

June 16, 2013                   Father’s Day                             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                      “The Love of God”                   On Insert                


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “I’d Rather Have Jesus”                        On Insert


Special Music                                                        Rev. Stephen Sanden


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                  Luke 6:47-49          Pew Bible NT pg. 88


*Hymn                        “How Firm a Foundation”                       No. 361


Sermon                       “A Firm Foundation”         Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Hymn                        “The Family of God”                            PB no. 76


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude    


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Today’s bulletin is dedicated in loving memory of Dr. Carol Jean Willson


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                     Kalie Greene             Marge Moulton

Tom Burke                              Hunter Greene           Kaye Newcomb

Rachel Carter                         Gladys Kjar                Jennifer Slocum

Deb Clancy                              Bob Logan                  Joyce Slocum

Clyde Dillon                             Ben Loomis                 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


Today - Sunday, June 16

11 am Church Picnic

5 pm Wellspring Service

Happy Birthday to Tom Tharp!


Monday, June 17

5 pm Church Supper – Meatloaf & Mac n Cheese


Tuesday, June 18

7 pm Friendship Square Dance


Wednesday, June 19

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, June 20

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, June 21

9 am Food for the Needy – distribution


June Coffee Hour Hosts: The Diaconate


News and Upcoming Events



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 more information below.


Family Day PicnicTODAY - 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.


Monday Church Supper June 17th ~ 5pm

On the Menu – Meatloaf & Mac n Cheese!


Newsletter items by June 17

Your articles for the July edition of the FBC Newsletter should be in to the church office by Monday, June 17th.


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.


Next Week is Vacation Bible School!!! Starting June 24

Kingdom Rock! ~ June 24 to 28th,  8:30 am ‘til Noon

Open to all kids ages 4-11 years old. Transportation and Breakfast will be provided.

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!!!


Summer Concert Series begins June 26

The Yates County Concerts in the Park will begin Wednesday, June 26th. The FBC Board of Trustees will again this year be grilling and selling hot dogs and hamburgers before the concerts begin. We do appreciate your support and help; we begin at 5 pm.


Treasurer Wanted July 1st

We are still hoping someone will come forward to take the Treasurer position. This is an un-paid position and is open to a FBC member in good standing. There is information below, or you can find an information sheet on the table in the rear of the sanctuary. See a Trustee if you are interested.


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


Sandwiches in August

Anyone willing to provide the meat for the sandwiches (or money to buy it) for the American Baptist Men’s and Boy’s Conference on August 8th, please speak with Kathie Lawrence today. Thank you.


Thank You!

We would like to thank our church family for your faithful support for the Relay for Life. The numerous luminaries and BBQ dinners you purchased were greatly appreciated. Your generosity helped our team reach an all-time high for fund-raising – nearly $3,000.

Many, Many Thanks!!!            ….Pam Scutt and The Footprints Team


“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.


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.


From the Board of Missions


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


Mission Nugget:

One Great Hour of Sharing addresses Food Needs Worldwide.

Malnutrition leads to nearly a third of all childhood deaths before age 5. During a child’s first 1,000 days, proper nutrition is vital. Without it, the risk is high for life-long health issues like blindness, developmental disabilities and organ shutdown. So, what’s the answer? A community garden? Training on feeding infants healthy food? The truth is, no single effort will eradicate hunger. In some areas, we use agricultural solutions to help families grow healthier food. Yet in reality most of the world’s poor buy their food, which prompts us to look deeper at the root causes for hunger. Sometimes a clean water source will help. Other times a discrimination blocks access to employment, meaning a small business grant or loan in the short term can help a whole family eat for years. Our gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing make us part of the solution to worldwide hunger needs.


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