BULLETIN FOR July 20, 2014



224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

July 20, 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       “He Has Made Me Glad”          PB no. 21     


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song      “To God Be the Glory”                   No. 485


  Special Music                                                                 Sheryl Robbins


 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 6:14-23                     NT pg. 208


* Congregational Song         “Open the Eyes of My Heart”         Insert


   Message                       “What Do You Mean, Slaves?”  Rev. Sanden  


* Congregational Song          “I Will Serve Thee”                   PB no. 54


*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    Stan Ovens, head usher

                  Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr, Charlie Watkins

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                    Barbara Ritz

Gene Spannet               Ronna Stewart              Zachary Tharp

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


11 am Congregational meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, July 21

5 pm Church/Community Supper - Chicken ‘n Biscuits +

6 pm Movie

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Tuesday, July 22

7 pm Friendship Square Dance


Wednesday, July 23

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Courthouse Concert - Fiddlers


Thursday, July 24

9 am Food Pantry – set up


Friday, July 25

9 am Food Distribution

7:30 pm Christmas in July: Carols & Worship in Courtyard


News and Upcoming Events


Special Notice

Today there will be a congregational meeting to vote on a proposed loan to Rev. Sanden for improvements to his residence.


Monday Church-Community Supper - Monday , July 21

Chicken ‘n Biscuits, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, dessert

5 pm, $3.00 per  person


Following supper at 6 pm – family friendly Movie.

Movie Plot: Based on fact, this is the story of a teenager growing up in a coal town in West Virginia where a boy’s usual destiny was to “end up in the mines.” When the Soviets launch the Sputnik however, the boy dreams of launching a rocket into space, so he and his friends set about building a small rocket from whatever materials they can scrounge. His father thinks it’s all a waste of time but the boy perseveres and eventually wins the National Science Fair and manages to go on to college. Will he and his father reconcile their differences?


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


Men’s Rally at Keuka

Men: A reminder of the Men’s Rally taking place at Keuka College August 8-10. More information is available at the church office or


Thank you!

The Yard Sale Committee would like to thank Rev. Sanden, Cindy Ovens, Stan Ovens, George Jensen, Greg Marion, Harvey Sanden (Rev. Sanden’s dad), Jean Vaughn, Jean Brewer, Pam Scutt, and Sheryl Robbins and all of those who donated items and/or purchased items for the sale. Our final total was $2,382.55

Committee: Nancy Marion, Karen Sanden, Karen Rasmussen and Bill Decker


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?        June 22         June 29          July 6          July 13

                                           70                  49                 95                 53

Budget Figures

Received July 6th w/ First Presbyterian Church         Received July 13th

     Pledges   $3927.50                                                   Pledges & Loose

     Loose Offerings   $140.00                                          $846.25

     5th Sunday $500.00

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission  Nugget:  Karen  Refugee Ministry

The Refugee Ministry of tabernacle Baptist Church was formed in the late 2000 to help the congregation minister to the first ethnic Karen refugees from Burma arriving in Utica from the refugee camps along the Burma-Thailand border. The Karens, (pronounced Karans’) at Tabernacle Baptist Church are refugees who have fled the persecution of Burma’s brutal military regime, regarded as one of the most repressive dictatorships on earth. Although there are other Christian and Buddhist Karens in Utica, Tabernacle has become the spiritual, social and cultural center for the core of the community. Working with the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, they welcomed over sixty families of newcomers in 2007. Hundreds more were resettled in the community in 2008 bringing the number of persons from Burma living in Utica to about two thousand.


Thank you!

to everyone who gave to the Blanket+ and One Great Hour of Sharing Offerings. The total for the Blanket+ Offering is now $204 and the OGHS total is now $915.

Because the Easter Offering was $150 below the approved budget amount and the Loose Offering as of June 30th was $368 below budget, our Mission Income for the first 6 months of the year is $390 below what we need to reach our adopted budget. We would appreciate your keeping your pledges and giving up to date through the rest of the year. Thank you.


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


Worship at the Well: Sundays at 5 pm

Sunday, July 20: PYUMC Hosts/Communion

Sunday, July 27: Bluff Point UMC Hosts

August Theme: Life at the Lake - Come as you are - Go Changed!

·          Mission Statement: The Living Well is a place for spiritual growth, building skills, gentle guidance and celebration of community; designed to empower individuals and families.

·          Vision Statement: We envision a world where all are given the opportunity to thrive.


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