in union with



224 Main Street                                                                 July15, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                              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.


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


*Song of Praise                      “He Is Exalted”                            PB #44


Call to Worship


*Hymn            “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”             No. 356    


Something For The Child In All of Us


Solo                                                                                 Stephen Sanden                                        


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                  Romans 13:11-14                   NT pg. 216


*Hymn                        “Be Thou My Vision”                             No. 339    


Sermon                           “ Investment Advice”     Rev. Stephen Sanden                                     


*Invitational Hymn                “Make Me a Blessing”                  PB#10   


*Benediction ~ *Postlude                                                  

            *If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Lay Reader:               Russ Scheel

Greeters:                    Russ & Judi Scheel                 

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Cliff LaBarr                             

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart        

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden

Pastor's E-Mail:

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Jean Brewer                    Andrea LeClair             Marion Perry

Steve Davis                     Eleanor Lerch               Kathryn Warren 

Bruce Gilman                  Fran Morse                   Emma Wheeler

Connie Glover                 Michael McBride         Ellen & Tom Wilkie                            

Janice Knecht                  Stacy Whitney                                                        

Family of Mary Murphy – Eva Dillon's daughter who passed away

Family of  Miriam Masteller – Janice Knecht's mother


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox – Thailand

Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House, Billings, Montana


Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes      

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Necia Smith                Doris Barcliff        

                                    Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Irene Wachala            Dick Sharman     

                                    Willie Nelson

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell

Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and  Leaders

 Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



1 pm All Churches Picnic at St. Paul's Lutheran Church

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Wednesday, July 18

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Concert on the Courthouse Lawn


Friday, July 20

Happy Birthday to Guy Love!


Saturday, July 21

Happy Birthday to Margaret Hartwell!


Sunday, July 22

10 am Worship Service

11 am fellowship Hour


Church  News


Books for Sta. Lucia

We will be collecting new and gently-used books and school supplies for Sta. Lucia Elementary School in the Philippines through the month of July. They have very little in the way of adequate supplies. For more information see Ethel Clancy or Sue Willson.


From Your Board of Missions

Mission income for July 8th, was $193. The two week average is $215.50. We need an average of $300 per week to meet our July obligations. We received a “Thank You” from Church World Service for our contributions to the Blanket + program.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                 6/24                    7/1                7/8 

                                                  61                     80                  88

 Current Expenses               $801               $3,011          $1,445

BT&T                                    175                     242               330

Total                                    $976                $3,253          $1,775


Community News


Food for the Needy

Next Friday, July 27th is the distribution day. Volunteers are always needed to help on that day with carry outs etc. Great outreach for kids to get involved with. Spend an hour or several – Thank You!


Backpack Program

Is in full swing again for the summer to help keep hungry Yates Co. kids fed. If they qualified for free breakfast/lunches during the school year, there's a good chance they are going hungry over the summer while school is not in session. Donations of breakfast/granola bars, cereal, instant oatmeal, mac & cheese, fruit cups, tuna etc and help packing on Wednesdays at 4 pm are greatly appreciated.


The Yates Co. Office for the Aging is in Need of Volunteers

Home Delivered Meal Drivers to deliver meals to home bound seniors. Mileage is paid and training is provided. If you would prefer not to use your own vehicle we do have an agency vehicle.

Phone Friends: these volunteers make brief, friendly phone calls to home bound seniors to provide support and to enhance social contact. Call Stephanie Bates at 536-5515 if interested in serving.


Upcoming Events From the Penn Yan Council of Churches

·        All Church Picnic at St. Paul's Church on Hamilton Street. Everyone is invited. Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be provided, bring a dish to pass. Weather permitting we will be outside, have games for the kids and lots of fun. But, if the rains come, we will move inside. Bring your lawn chairs, a frisbee or football!!! Also, need volunteers to help cook, set up (at 11:30) and clean up.

·        The Turkey Walk is November 4th. The route will be the same as the CROP Walk and starting at the Presbyterian Church. We are asking each congregation to have one coordinator. All funds raised provide meat for the food baskets for Christmas for the Needy. Last year we raised $6000, and we know the need is going up. Contact Donna Johnson at 536-2683 if you can serve as your church's coordinator.


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. 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.


We invite you 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.


Be Still and  Know

Somewhere along the way, I forgot how to be still. Having six children, and then entering the work force, I stayed active from morning until night, sometimes not sitting down all day. I even multi-tasked in the shower! Overloaded and overwhelmed, consumed with my responsibilities, I ignored Gods' directives to be still and consider his wondrous works.

A dear Christian friend patiently asked me to slow down. At last, I heeded her advice. At first, I actually needed to set the kitchen timer for thirty minutes to make myself sit still. I sat on my deck in the early evenings, watching the clouds float by, listening to the birds. During those times, my soul became quiet and still; I communed with God in my heart. I experienced renewed peace as I took time to talk with God.
Now I have a renewed appreciation for who God is: the Creator of the Universe and the lover of my soul. I believe God is truly pleased when I practice this Scripture: be still and know him.

                                             ~ Taken from The Secret Place