BULLETIN FOR July 6, 2014



224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

July 6, 2014                                                              10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


We welcome our Presbyterian friends to our worship service.


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


* Congregational Song                      “Holy, Holy, Holy!”        No. 138     


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song          “Draw Me Close To You”        On Insert


  Special Music                                          Gail Yonge & Carrie Ahearn

  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 5:6-11                       NT pg. 206


* Congregational Song        “In Christ Alone”                       On Insert


   Message                           Lifegiving Death”                Rev. Sanden    


*Congregational Song           “The Wonderful Cross”           On Insert



                        Welcome to the Lord’s Table

                        Sharing the Bread

                        Sharing the Cup


*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   Erma Mullins , head usher

                  Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                   Lana Courtemanche      Donald & Beverly Hall

Ben Loomis                  Linda Potts                    Gene Spannet

Ronna Stewart              Stacey Whitney


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy

Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries


Quail Summit:         Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

                                 Margaret Drakeley    

The Manor:             Margaret Hartwell        Billie Potts

                                 Mary Armstrong           Milly Bloomquist


  • 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



1 – 6 pm Church Yard Sale

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, July 7

5 pm Church/Community Supper

6 pm Movie


Tuesday, July 8

7 pm Friendship Square Dancing


Wednesday, July 9

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm summer concert


Saturday, July 12

9 – 11 am Mobile Food Pantry

Happy Birthday to Christian Modaffari!


News and Upcoming Events


FBC Yard-Craft-Bake Sale - Saturday, July 5 & Sunday, July 6

The hours are 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday, and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sunday


Monday Church-Community Supper  - Monday , July 7

Pulled pork, tossed salad and dessert  5 pm, $3.00 per  person

Family-friendly Movie to follow at 6 pm.

Movie Plot:   young lion king is teaching his daughter the ways of a true king. When she meets another young lion, she gets into trouble because she isn’t allowed to talk to his people. The other lion is from a rejected family of lions. Will the princess help create peace between the two groups?


A VBS Thank You

A great week of Vacation Bible School was had by about 20 children in our community who came to learn about God’s Love. It would not have been possible without some very special people who give their time so willingly year after year. Thank you to:

Sue Willson – our leader, coordinator and cheerleader!

Joan Strong           Pam Scutt               Karen Rasmussen       Lyle Conrad

Jennifer Green     Cindy Ovens           Diane DeLooza            Denise Jose

Barbara Burke     Jeff Champlin         Alec Champlin              Barbara Champlin

Karen Sanden       Erma Mullins         Greg Marion                Nancy Marion

Liz Ortiz                Eileen Modaffari    Christian Modaffari     Tammy Miller      

Kyle Miller           Cathy MacDougal


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 have begun! We are grilling hot dogs and hamburgers from 5:30 to 6:30 (before the concerts). If you’d like to volunteer to work one or more of the concerts, please contact Greg Miller or Pam Scutt. Thank you!



To Greg & Nancy Marion on the birth of their 2nd grandchild,

Pierce Gregory Marion!


Thank You

  • For the support and prayers shown during our difficult time with the flooding at our home.   God Bless, Judi & Russ Scheel
  • For your prayers and concern for John and his surgery. - Karen & Harold Rasmussen


Special Notice

There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, July 20th to vote on a proposed loan to Rev. Sanden for improvements to his residence.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?          June 8        June 15        June 22         June 29

                                           70                55                 70                  49

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges   $737.00

     Loose Offerings   $48.00

     5th Sunday Collection   $1,272.00

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission  Nugget:  Karen  Refugee Ministry

Nearly 200 years ago, Ann and Adoniram Judson – the first American missionaries - landed as Baptists in the country of Burma, which is now known as Myanmar. The Judsons and other early missionaries introduced Jesus Christ to the Burmese, Chin, Karen and many other ethnic groups of Burma. Today, under a strict military dictatorship, hundreds of thousands of Karen, Chin and others are living as refugees in Thailand, Malaysia and other neighboring countries. For a number of years, the United States has been accepting Karen and Chin refugees for permanent resettlement and eventual U.S. citizenship. Stripped of the material comforts we often take for granted, but with a faith and spiritual foundation that keeps them strong, they have been seeking out our churches in many cities across the country, strengthening us with their faith and energy. Tens of thousands of additional Karen, Chin and perhaps others from Burma are expected to come to live permanently in the United States over the next few years. For nearly 200 years, the people of Burma accepted our missionaries and message. Now it is our turn to welcome and accept them and to see where God leads us together.


Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:

July items to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program: Fruit/Pudding/Applesauce Cups

Thank you very much for your support of this mission! You do make a difference in the lives of our YC Youth!


Presbyterian notes


Please Keep the Following in Your Prayers      Gene Spanneut

The Family of Margot Baldwin         Guy Carlson             Taylor Fitch

Jean Constantine                                Elizabeth Craver      Bruce LeClaire

Meggan Pinckney McCarthy             Sonny Ogden           John Schuyler


Bible Study – Wednesday, July 9th at 10 am


Next Sunday, July 13th

We will be worshipping at First Presbyterian Church at 10 am, and continue there through the summer. On August 3rd, the Baptist Church will worship at First Presbyterian Church.

  • July 13th Greeters – Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens
  • July 13th Ushers – Karen Miles and Peter Martens


Our Church Picnic – will be on Tuesday, July 15th, at 6 pm at Keuka Lake State Park. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service; also any meat you would like to be grilled there.


Community News and Events


Celebration - Saturday, July 12

An Invitation: You are cordially invited to a celebration of the ministry of the Rev. David Grant Smith on Saturday, July 12th 3-5 pm. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 179 Main Street, Penn Yan. Please join the celebration to wish David the best as he begins a new ministry in Delaware. Program at 4 pm.


Free Health Screening at The Living Well

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, Noon to 3 pm. - 121 East Elm Street, Penn Yan 315-521-6883

Included are: Weight * BMI * Blood Pressure * Nutritional Assessment * Smoking and Alcohol Assessment and Cessation * Diabetes Teaching * Medication Assessment * Basic Cooking Strategies * Use of Health Care Systems

No medications or treatments will be prescribed, though referrals may be made.

“Balancing mental, spiritual and physical health”


Service Information


We are glad you’ve joined us!

We hope you’ll have a rich experience as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


If you are a guest here today, in the pew in front of you, you will find a Guest Information card. We would like to get to know you better, please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


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.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance


Following the service, please join for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Great Room.


John 3: 16