224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

July 28, 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                        “The Wonderful Cross”                        On Insert               


Parent Dedication                                             

                      Jennifer & Dan Green: Parents of Jackson Willson Green 


Special Music             “This World Is Not My Home”        Ken Haynes


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 6:11-15              Pew Bible NT pg. 8


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


Sermon                       “Forgiving”                        Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Hymn                        “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”        No. 387   


*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    Greg Miller, head usher

                                            Eric Miller, Trevor Conrad

            Choir Director:       Barbara Stewart

Organist:                 Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:         315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                      Pat Davis                       Hunter Greene

Rachel Carter                 Clyde Dillon                  Kalie Greene

Cristine Conklin             The Family of Marge Moulton


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 29

5 pm Church Supper

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Wednesday, July 31

5 pm Pre-Concert Cookout Church Fund-raiser

6:30 pm Yates Co. Concert in the Park

Happy Birthday to Kevin Conrad!


Sunday, August 4

10 am Worship at the Presbyterian Church

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, August 5

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Tuesday, August 6

7 pm Friendship Square Dancing


Wednesday, August 7

5:30 pm Pre-Concert Fund Raising Cookout

6:30 pm Concert at the Courthouse Lawn


Friday, August 9

2 pm Sandwich Making


Saturday, August 10

11 am Mobile Food Pantry


News and Upcoming Events


Monday Church Supper - July 29nd ~ 5pm

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 31th

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!


Worship at First Presbyterian - August 4

Remember that the next Sunday, August 4th, we will worship at the First Presbyterian Church. It is always good to see old friends


“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.


Sandwich Making – August 9

On Friday, August 9th, at 2 pm we will be making sandwiches for the FBC Men’s Annual Conference at Keuka College. Thank you to everyone who donated sandwich supplies.


Mobil Food Pantry – August 10

Saturday, August 10th in the FBC parking lot from 11 am to 1 pm. Fresh produce etc, free for the public.


Newsletter aticlesby August 15

Articles for the September newsletter are due to the church office by August 15th


Keuka College Carnival August 30

Set for Friday, August 30th at 6 pm, this annual event is a great way for incoming students to see the various places of worship in our community. The evening has a carnival feel as the students visit each booth for games and lite conversation. Contact Pastor Steve if you are interested in helping out.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?            6/30               7/7           7/14               7/21

                                          61               94               64                  64    

Local Budget             $1,636        $2,788        


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Roberta Stephens – American Baptist Missionary in Japan

Roberta lives in Yokohama where she serves with the Japan Baptist Union Women in their ministries, and since she lives close to Kanto Gakuin, an American Baptist related educational consortium, is engaged in a variety of other ministry opportunities. These include telling Bible stories to kindergarteners, leading Bible studies with their mothers, and speaking at chapel services at Kanto Gakuin University. She works with the Sigma Society at the university, helping them to prepare for volunteer work in Thailand. She also recruits volunteers from the U.S. to work in partner churches of the Japan Baptist Union. Roberta writes, “I am now in the last year of my stay in Japan as a missionary. I want to make the most of it and pray that you all will feel led to continue to stand with me. I feel grateful but unworthy to be your representative here in Japan. But, it is you and the Lord who will keep me here until my term in Japan ends on May 31st of next year. “WALK WITH ME!”


Prayer for Roberta Stephens

Gracious God, we thank you for the long and faithful ministry that you have provided through Roberta Stephens, our missionary in Japan. She has followed your call and there are many persons in Japan, young and old, who lovingly remember that it was through Roberta that they first learned about Jesus and accepted him as their

Lord and Savior. May Roberta know of our continuing love and support as we walk with her through this final year of foreign ministry and into retirement. May she come to know the Lord’s own validation of her ministry: “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Master”.


Board of Missions August Spotlight Item

Canned Tuna & Chicken

Summer donations are especially important because the kids are not in school to obtain reduced price/free lunches.


Mission Financial Report

Mission Treasury Income on July 14th was $648.60. Many thanks for keeping your contributions up-to-date in the summer months.
We received a very nice “thank you” from Milly’s Pantry for the “Pennies” we sent in. During the 2012-13 school year, over 18,000 bags of food and 16,000 academic items were distributed to Yates County Students.


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.


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