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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ July 12, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “Agnus Dei” - No. 54
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Great Is the Lord” - No. 61
  Solo ................................ Sheryl Robbins
Children’s Time
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. 1 Chronicles 28:8-9
*Congregational Song ....... “Knowing You” - No. 487
  Message .......................... “Knowing God” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “The Savior Is Waiting” - No. 412
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

You are invited to join us in the Great Room for refreshments and fellowship following the Service.

Pastor - Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Ushers & Greeters: Judi Scheel, Karen Rasmussen, Paul Nash, George Jensen

Please Be in Prayer For

Shirley Butterfield     Joy Decker      Dan Emerson 
Donald Hall             Beverly Hall    Chris Holder
Janice Knecht           Eliza Moore     Don Ovens
Barbara Ritz

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministry

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff     Doris Norman 
The Homestead: Helen Ansley	  Virginia DeLooza
	       Marge Cornell      Kathryn Clayson
The Manor:     Billie Potts       Mary Armstrong
               Margaret Mills     Bessie Decker
               Margaret Drakeley  Veronica Sedlock

> 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

10 am Worship Service
11 am Fellowship Hour
5 pm Wellspring service

Monday, July 13
5 pm Church Supper – meatloaf and mashed potatoes
7 pm Community Chorus rehearsal

Tuesday, July 14
7 pm Friendship Square Dance

Wednesday, July 15
4 pm Backpack Program
6 pm Cub Scouts
6:30 pm Yates County Summer Concert

Saturday, July 18
4 pm PYUMC Dinner/Worship Event

News and Upcoming Events

Monday Church / Community Supper - Monday, July 13
5:00PM ~ $3.00 ~ meatloaf and mashed potatoes
No Vacation - a reminder that the Monday Church & Community Suppers continue on thru the summer. See the July/August Newsletter for a list of the coming menus. $3.00 per person includes a good meal and good fellowship!

Yates County Summer Concert Series - Wednesday, July 15
This week - Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival Orchestra.

Yard/Craft/Bake Sale - July 24-26
A reminder that all donations need to be received to the church by Wed. July 22nd; we are receiving your donations of furniture, small appliances, kitchen and home décor items, infant/toddler clothing and toys. No adult clothing please. Items need to be clean and in good repair. Bill Decker, 607-243-5843 is available to pick up donations. All proceeds of this sale go to our Church. The annual FBC Yard Sale will take place July 24-26th. Bring your items to the church basement. Help will be needed at the time of the sale.

Sandwiches for AB Men
Please speak with Kathie Lawrence if you can help with food or monetary contributions for the sandwiches for the American Baptist Men’s Conference or if you can help make sandwiches on Friday, August 7th at 2 pm.

June items for Milly’s Backpack Program: Fruit/Applesauce/Pudding/Jello Cups

Were you here?
June 7     June 14     June 21     July 5
   56         45          52      (At Pres.)

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $1,442 
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - Mission Around the World – Democratic Republic of Congo

Ed and Miriam Noyes serve in a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo where over two-thirds of the population depends on agriculture for a living and chronic malnutrition touches one out of every five children. Ed supports and advises Congolese Baptists working for more productive, profitable and sustainable agricultural practices among semi-subsistence farmers. Ed works with the Baptist convention’s Community Action for Integrated Development (ACDI) Lusekele) promoting simple agricultural innovations and supporting an extension program serving 250,000 people. He strengthens the skills for Christians to research and innovate, to teach, and to promote best practices in agriculture so that the Church becomes a real force contributing to food security and expanding opportunities for Congolese living on the margins. Miriam writes for and supervises church-based literacy classes and trains literacy teachers. Three quarters of the Baptist churches in Kinshasa now have neighborhood literacy classes. Languages used in ministry: French, Kituba, Lingala.

Mission Budget Contributions
Mission giving report of June 30th: We have received a total of $1001 for One Great Hour of Sharing, $1000 (our goal) was sent to OGHS and $1 for Nepal Earthquake Relief through OGHS. Also, on the 28th $155.35 was received for the Treasury. We sent $900 for United Mission Basics and $100 each for the Karen Ministry in Utica and New Church Development in New York State. Thank you!

Community News and Events

Yates County Summer Concert Series - Wednesday, July 15
Weekly concerts are held at 6:30 pm on the Yates County Courthouse Lawn.
In case of bad weather, concerts will be held in our sanctuary.
This week - Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival Orchestra.
Bach to Rock: Classical to Ethnic, Folk, Rock, Pop and Jazz!

Through All Of It ~ By Colton Dixon

There are days I’ve taken more than I can give
And there are choices that I made, that I wouldn’t make again
I’ve had my share of laughter, of tears and troubled times
This has been the story of my life
I have won, and I have lost
I got it right sometimes, but sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
And You have been my God through all of it.

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

Church information

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821
Email: revsanden@aim.com

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email: pyfbc224@gmail.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com