PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
BULLETIN FOR JULY 22, 2012

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

in union with

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

 

224 Main Street                                                                 July22, 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                      “Thou Art Worthy”                      PB# 73

 

Call to Worship

 

*Hymn                        “Arise, Your Light Has Come”               No. 411

 

Something For The Child In All of Us

 

Solo                                                                                     Dick Johnson                                        

 

Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer

 

Offertory                   

 

*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                  1 Peter 1:13-16                       NT pg. 316

 

*Hymn                        “Change My Heart, O God”                      PB#25   

 

Sermon                       “Be Holy”                           Rev. Stephen Sanden                                     

 

*Invitational Hymn                “Take Time to Be Holy”           On Insert   

 

*Benediction ~ *Postlude                                                  

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

 

Lay Reader:               Barbara Stewart

Greeters:                                    

Ushers:                       Sheryl Robbins & Matt Scutt

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart        

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden

Pastor's E-Mail:        revsanden@aim.com

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail:           pyfbc224@gmail.com

Church Website:       pennyanfbc.com

 

Please  be  in  Prayer  for:

 

Jean Brewer                      Janice Knecht                 Marion Perry

Rosie Cropp                      Andrea LeClair               Kathryn Warren 

Steve Davis                       Eleanor Lerch                 Emma Wheeler   

Bruce Gilman                   Fran Morse                      Ellen & Tom Wilkie 

Connie Glover                  Michael McBride            Stacy Whitney

 

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           

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell

 

Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and  Leaders

 

This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements

 

Today

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

 

Tuesday, July 24

7 pm Friendship Square Dancing

 

Wednesday, July 25

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Concert on the Courthouse Lawn

 

Thursday, July 26

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

 

Friday, July 27

9 am Food for the Needy - distribution

 

Sunday, July 29

10 am Worship Service

11 am Fellowship Hour

 

Church  News

 

Board of Mission

The Board of Mission reports that thanks to a donation of $30, our One Great Hour of Sharing total is now at $714. Mission Treasury income for July 15th was $154.40. Thank You.

 

Can You Help?

Don't forget our collection of new or gently used school supplies and books for the children of Sta. Lucia Elementary School in the Philippines They have very little in the way of adequate supplies. We will be collecting through the month of July.  For more information see Ethel Clancy or Sue Willson. Thank you.

 

Attendance and Financial Report

                                                7/1                 7/8                  7/15

Were you here?                      80                  88                     85

Current Expenses             $3,011          $1,445              $2,539

BT&T                                     242               330                     30

Total                                   $3,253          $1,775             $2,569

 


International Missionary Jim Kelsey

Accepts Call as Executive Minister of

ABC-NYS International Ministries

 

The Rev. Dr. James Kelsey, American Baptist IM in Italy, has been called as the executive minister of American Baptist Churches of New York State. Kelsey will begin serving in this position on August 16, 2012.

 

Jim's wife Debbie, also an ordained AB minister, will continue  to serve as a missionary with IM. Debbie is currently on U.S./Puerto Rico assignment.

 

The Kelseys have served as IM missionaries in Belgium and Italy. Most recently they partnered with the Italian Baptist Union to work with African immigrants. Kelsey established a program that focuses on theological formation for African pastors and has worked with their churches, providing training, pastoral care and preaching.

 

“I have enjoyed my years of service with IM and have been honored to serve in an organization with such a storied history and vigorous ongoing ministry. The staff and missionaries at IM have enriched my life and demonstrated daily faithfulness, patience, and giftedness”, commented Kelsey.

 

Reid Trulson, IM executive director expresses his admiration for Kelsey's service to IM and IM's partners. “The quality of Jim's multi-cultural ministry in Europe led to invitations in recent years for him to also help train pastors in Vietnam. This, along with his own experience in pastoral ministry, has equipped him well for his work as Executive Minister of New York State,” Trulson commented. “As well as a deep commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ and a strong sense of call, Jim brings a broad spectrum of experience and gifts for ministry. Jim's gifts for administration, his passion for local churches and their leaders, and his rich experience as an American Baptist make him an excellent fit for us,” said

Rev. Lynn Sullivan, president of ABC-NYS

 


 

Community News

 

Food for the Needy

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.

 


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.


 

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring

and a sunrise every morning...

Face it, friend. He is crazy about you!

 

                                                                       ~ Max Lucado