224 Main Street                                          Penn Yan, New York

July 14, 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                      “In Christ Alone”                      On Insert


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                                    “We Bow Down”                       On Insert                


Special Music           “Are You Washed In the Blood”      Greg Marion   


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      Matthew 6:5-8                      Pew Bible NT pg. 7


*Hymn                        “Change My Heart”                             PB no. 25    


Sermon           “Prattle, Babble and Foolishness  Rev. Stephen Sanden 


*Hymn                        “Sweet Hour of Prayer”                       On Insert


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


*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    Judi Scheel, head usher

                 George Jensen, Paul Nash, Karen Rasmussen

            Choir Director:       Barbara Stewart

Organist:                 Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:         315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                      Cristine Conklin            Kalie Greene

Rachel Carter                  Clyde Dillon                  Hunter Greene

Deb Clancy                      Jennifer Slocum

Marge Moulton – at Keuka Comfort Care Home


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



5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, July 15

5 pm Church Supper – boneless pork in mushroom gravy w/wild rice


Wednesday, July 17

5 pm Pre-Concert Cookout Church Fund-raiser

6:30 pm Yates Co. Concert in the Park


Saturday, July 20

Happy Birthday to Guy Love!


News and Upcoming Events


Monday Church Supper - July 15th ~ 5pm

On the menu - boneless pork in mushroom gravy w/wild rice, salad, roll, desert!

Carrie and Sean Ahearn will continue to prepare the church suppers in July. In August, Pastor Steve and Karen and others will be your supper hosts.


Summer Concert Series - July 17th

The FBC Bd of Trustees will again be grilling and selling hot dogs & hamburgers from 5:30 – 6:30 pm before the Wednesday evening concerts. We can always use help prepping, setting up, serving, grilling and tearing down. Thank You!


FBC Men’s Group - July 27th

Our First Baptist Men’s Group will meet on Saturday, July 27th for coffee, donuts, fellowship and devotions. Following that we will work together on projects to improve our church’s outdoor appearance – weather permitting. All men and young men are invited to join us. See you at 8 am Saturday, July 27th.


“Fearless in Christ” AB Men - August 9 - 11

This is the theme for the AB Men NYS Gathering taking place at Keuka College August 9-11th. There will be small groups, youth programs, workshops, great food and fishing. See Don Lawrence or visit for information/registration.


“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.


Well Done Charlie Miller!

Today Charlie will be “Ringing the Church Bell” for the 4000th time!

We are blessed to have Charlie in our church family. Be sure to thank  him for his faithful service to First Baptist Church.


Vacation Bible School Thank You!

Without the following people, our 2013 VBS would not have been possible. Thank you to: Suzy Willson, Joan Strong, Jeff Champlin, Alec Champlin, Pam Scutt, Lyle Conrad, Greg Marion, Nancy Marion, Diane DeLooza, Lisa Wood, Erma Mullins, Tammy Miller, Paulina Reid, Denise Jose, Betsey Comstock, Karen Sanden, Pastor Sanden, Eileen Modaffari, Calysta Conrad, McKenzie Arroyd

Rich Stewart, Karen Rasmussen, Cathy MacDougall and Barbara Burke.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?           6/16             6/23              6/30               7/7

                                                             59                  61               94               

Local Budget            $1,324         $1,027           $1,636         $2,788


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

ROBERTA STEPHENS – American Baptist Missionary in Japan

Roberta’s first assignment was to work with students at a mission school called Skokie Girls’ School in the northeastern city of Sendai for 18 years. She taught English conversation, spoke in daily chapel services and worked with small groups and a Bible club. She also coordinated the Skokei Abroad American home-stay program through the school. Her second assignment focused on working in small churches located in rural towns outside of Sendai. This led her into leadership of a small gathering of believers called Shichigahama Preaching Place. There, the numbers in Sunday worship gradually increased to the point where the group bought its own building and have hired a Japanese pastor. During this period of ten years, Roberta particularly enjoyed evangelism and discipleship through Bible study.


Board of Missions July Spotlight Item

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


Mission Financial Report

Mission income for the Treasury was $145.10. We received another $2 for One Great Hour of Sharing and another $4 in pennies. Thank you.


Community News


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.


Yates County Habitat for Humanity

As covenant churches in partnership with YCHH, we express our most sincere gratitude for the help that you give us. We will soon be establishing a partnership with our 14th family in Yates Co., as we continue to build lives and communities and again ask you to remember us in your prayers.

We would also ask that if there are any in your congregation who love to cook, bake or buy, we are always in need of goodies for our Wednesday or Saturday coffee breaks and our Wednesday noon lunches. Charlie Marks in in the process of establishing a list of available persons or groups. If interested would you please contact him at 536-8213. Thank you.


Installation, Geneva FBC

First Baptist Church of Geneva extends an invitation for you to join them on Sunday, July 14th at 3pm for the installation of Senior Pastor, Rev. Phyllis Granger and Assistant Pastor, William Robbins. Dr. Jim Kelsey will be the guest speaker. You are invited to come join for a time of celebration and fellowship.


Boot Camp 2013

An annual youth leadership event for youth grades 7th – 12th, hosted by Brookfield First Baptist Church. The mission: Using military style training methods, the purpose of Boot Camp is to demonstrate that faith in Christ is real and has relevance and practical use in everyday life. The Vision: We will use a military style of training and Biblical truth to install basic values in the youth of our surrounding area, encouraging them to create or strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Contact Brookfield Baptist for info and forms at 315-899-6249. See a promo video at 1st Baptist’s Facebook page.


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