BULLETIN FOR July 13, 2014



224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

July 13, 2014                                                           10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


* Congregational Song                      “Majesty”                     PB no. 74    


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song      “How Majestic Is Your Name”    PB no. 35


  Special Music                                                              Shelley Bicksler


 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 6:1-14                        NT pg. 206


* Congregational Song          “Change My Heart, O God”     PB no. 25


   Message                              “Alive To God”                    Rev. Sanden   


* Congregational Song          “Take My Life”                           No. 391


*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     Judi Scheel , head usher

                 George Jensen, Paul Nash, Karen Rasmussen

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:             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



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, July 14

5 pm Church/Community Supper

6 pm Movie

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Wednesday, July 16

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm summer concert


Thursday, July 17

6:30 pm Advisory Council Meeting


News and Upcoming Events


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.


Monday Church-Community Supper - Monday , July `4

Cold meat platter, chicken salad, potato salad, cole slaw, cup cakes

5 pm, $3.00 per  person


Family-friendly Movie to follow supper at 6 pm.

Movie Plot:  An aging sheep drover in Australia buys and trains a half-breed dog who becomes a champion sheepdog. After the dog is blamed for killing sheep, he and his owner are forced out into the bush.


Summer Sizzle Walk – Tuesday, July 22

at First Presbyterian Church to benefit the Christmas for the Needy food baskets. Sheryl Robbins and Diane DeLooza will be walking and are accepting sponsorships. See more information under Community Events


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


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!


Attendance Report:

Were you here?          June 15        June 22         June 29         July 6

                                            55                 70                  49                95


The Church’s Mission


Mission  Nugget:  Karen  Refugee Ministry

American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has been working vigorously with thousands of refugees from Burma since an influx began in 2006. Today, approximately 80,000 Karen, Chin, Kachin, Karenni, Mon, Shan, Lisu and other ethnic groups are resettled in more than 130 U.S. cities and 40 states. The ethnic communities are found in 30 regions of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), and at least 40 percent of the refugees have a historical link with ABCUSA from Adoniram Judson’s mission to Burma in 1813. Rev. Florence Li, National Ministries’ Asian church strategist, who is heavily involved with the Burmese refugee Task Force, said that the incoming of the refugees into our churches has truly transformed our denominational lives. She said, “In learning to embrace and accept the Karen and Chin refugees, we have experienced the grace of God and the reliving of the Judson legacy.”


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!


Community News and Events


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”


Summer Sizzle Walk

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches will host the Summer Sizzle Walk on Tuesday, July 22nd as part of the Christmas in July week. The walk takes the place of the Turkey Walk normally held in November. Bring your friends and come walk with us as we raise funds for the Christmas Food Baskets. Join us at 6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church 211 Main Street, Penn Yan. For more information and registration forms contact Jan Hafner at 536-7632 or All money raised stays right here in our community!


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