224 Main Street                                          Penn Yan, New York

June 23, 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                      “Great Is the Lord”                   PB no. 20               


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”        No. 387


Solo                             “You Are Mine”                              Barb Stewart


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


*One Great Hour of Sharing Dedication Prayer

Generous God, you have given us so much, and you have rejoiced in sharing it with us. May the gifts we offer today be dedicated to your ministries: the work of justice, peace, mercy, healing, comfort, and compassion. We know that all we have to give has its source in you, and that we are only holding it for a time, to be used for your purposes. Thank you for the chance to be part of your mission. We rejoice as your love dances through us and out into service and sharing for all of your children. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.


Scripture Reading      Matthew 5:43-48                    Pew Bible NT pg. 7


* Hymn                       “O How He Loves You and Me”          On Insert


Sermon                       “Love Your Enemies”        Rev. Stephen Sanden


**Hymn                      “Love Lifted Me”                                  On Insert


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude – followed by Congregational Meeting


*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:

            Ushers/Greeters      Greg Miller, head usher

                                              Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

 Choir Director:       Barbara Stewart

Organist:                 Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:         315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                           Clyde Dillon

Deb Clancy                           Kalie Greene

Jack  Clancy                         Hunter Greene


Marge Moulton – admitted to the Keuka Comfort Care Home

Our VBS Team and Children


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 23

11:00 Congregational meeting

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, June 24

8:30 am Vacation Bible School

5 pm Church Supper – lasagna


Tuesday, June 25

8:30 am Vacation Bible School


Wednesday, June 26

8:30 am Vacation Bible School

5 pm Pre-Concert Cookout Fund-raiser


Thursday, June 27

8:30 am Vacation Bible School


Friday, June 28

8:30 am Vacation Bible School


June Coffee Hour Hosts: The Diaconate


News and Upcoming Events


Congregation Meeting Today

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.


Monday Church Supper June 24th ~ 5pm

On the Menu – lasagna!


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 can always use help prepping, setting up, serving, grilling and tearing down. We begin at 5 pm. Thank You!


Treasurer Position

Effective July 1st, Stan Ovens our treasurer for the past 22 years will retire from this position. We need someone to step forward to assume this role. Pick up an information sheet at the rear of the sanctuary if you are interested.


“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.


Attendance and Financial Report

We need someone to take a head count during worship each Sunday and record it in the attendance book. Thank you.


Were you here?             6/2                6/9                  6/16

Local Budget           $3,938           $1,238              $1,324


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

One Great Hour of Sharing Touches Lives in Emergencies

Wherever disaster strikes, OGHS funds can be sent to help. In 2012, American Baptist OGHS funds were sent for Wildfire relief in Colorado, Tornado relief in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio, Flood Relief in New York State and Oklahoma, and continuing relief to victims of Hurricanes Irene, Katrina, Rita and Sandy. No one individual or church could touch all the lives or places in immediate and long-term times of need, but by joining together with others, we can be of help to many persons in many places. Let us join the sentiments of our hearts with willing and generous gifts in the ministries provided by the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering.


Board of Missions July Spotlight Item

The Spotlight Item for the Backpack Program is: macaroni & cheese (box or cups)


Mission Financial Report

Combined Mission Giving for June 9th and 16th was $432 for the treasury and $312 for the One Great Hour of Sharing. The OGHS total is now $653 towards our goal of $700. Thank You.


Community News


Community Supper

The Penn Yan United Methodist Church will host it’s Free Community Supper on Tuesday, June 25th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. All are invited to take part in this pot-luck meal and fellowship with others.


5K Race/Walk

The Branchport UMC is hosting a Red, White & Blue Fundraising Race on July 4th down the Guyanoga Road in support of their Community Hall renovation.  Registration begins at 7 am, the race at 8 am. The cost is $20 per person, the cost for kids is a box of cereal for pre-registered racers. To register go to

Registration the morning of the race is $25.00.


Milly’s Pantry Summer Weekend Backpack Needs

Canned chicken/tuna, Cereal/granola bars

Individual fruit cups, Individual shelf-stable milk (available at BJ’s)

Donations may be left here or at the Red Cross Office on Elm Street.


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