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Our Service of Worship and Praise
224 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York
July 31, 2016

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “We Will Glorify” - No. 22
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “All Hail the Power” - No. 314
  Special Music “The Solid Rock”, “Sandy Land”
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. 2 Peter 1: 4-9
*Congregational Song ....... “Purer In Heart, O God” - No. 591
  Message .......................... “Qualities of Life” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “I Will Sing of the Mercies” - No. 625
*Benediction, Postlude
      *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor - Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organ, Piano: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Today’s Ushers and Greeters: Stan Ovens head usher, Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

Please join us in the Great Room after the service for coffee hour and a time of fellowship.

Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne Rita Castillo John Decker Rod & Rose Esidro Thelma Estimo Doug Gibbs Tech SGT Dan Green Donald, Beverly Hall Chris Holder Richard Johnson Eliza Moore Don Ovens Barbara Ritz Our Special Interest Missionaries: International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries ABW Scholarship girl: Olivai O’Connell At The Manor: Billie Potts Veronica Sedlock Margaret Drakeley Doris Norman Mary Armstrong Clinton Crest: Jim Best Doris Barcliff The Homestead: Helen Ansley Marge Cornell Virginia DeLooza Wayne Hancock >Our Church and Pastor >Our Community, Country and Leaders >Those who are struggling with addictions >Men and Women of our Armed Forces and their Families Prayer Needs: If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital or homebound, please call the church office at 536-9821 to let the pastor know. Visitation Needs: If you or someone you know would like a pastoral visit, please use the prayer request cards in the pews and place in the offering plate, or speak with Pastor Sanden directly to make your wishes known.

This Week at First Baptist

Today, July 31
10 am Worship Service
5 pm Wellspring Service
Happy Birthday to Kevin Conrad!

Monday, August 1
5 pm Church & Community Supper – Picnic Foods!
7 pm Cub Scout Leader meeting

Tuesday, August 2
3 pm Backpack
7 pm W. rehearsal

Wednesday, August 3
6:30 pm YC concert
7 pm Habitat for Humanity

Friday, August 5
Happy Birthday to Charlie Watkins!

Sunday, August 7: we will be worshiping with our friends across the street at First Presbyterian at 10:00 am.

News and Upcoming Events

5th Sunday - Today, Sunday July 31
You will find special envelopes in the bulletins as we give “what we can” to help reduce the budget deficit.

Church & Community Supper - Monday, August 1st
Suppers are held each Monday at 5:00 PM. Cost - $3:00
This week - Picnic food!

Next Sunday at First Presbyterian - Sunday, August 7
Sunday, August 7 we will be worshiping with our friends across the street at First Presbyterian at 10:00 am.

AB Men NYS Men’s Rally - August 12, 13, 14
At the Keuka College Campus. Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington.
Saturday concert by: Copper Coins (open to the public)
For more information, on-line registration, and forms visit: baptistmennys.weebly.com
Forms also available in the church office.

July Backpack Program
Oatmeal or Cereal – kids are home for the summer, they need an easy breakfast to prepare. Your donations are a HUGE help!

August Backpack Program
Cereal and Granola Bars: good carbohydrates for long energy! * It’s easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.

Thank You
To those who are providing the special music for worship over the summer months.
To those who care for the grounds and building.
To those who help on Wednesdays before the concerts.

School Kits for Church World Service
In September, the American Baptist Women will once again be collecting school items. Now is the time for back-to-school sales! Thank you for any items that you can donate.

One pair of blunt (round-tip) metal scissors
Three 70 page spiral notebooks (no loose-leaf or filler paper)
One 30 centimeter ruler (12 inch)
One hand-held pencil sharpener
One Large eraser
Six new pencils with erasers (do no sharpen)
One box of 24 crayons (only 24)

Keuka College “Houses of Worship Carnival"
September 3rd is the Keuka College “Houses of Worship Carnival”. An opportunity to let the students meet the area churches through innovative games, food etc that will help draw the kids in to begin a conversation. See Pastor Steve if you would like to be a part of this.

Were you here? July 3 July 10 July 17 July 24 62 46 37 48 Pledges & Loose offerings Needed each week: $1,825 July 3 July 10 July 31 July 24 $2,617 $6,163 $1,264 $1,175

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World ~ Thailand ~
Becky Mann has been working with the Hmong, Lahu, Lisu and Karen tribal women, helping with craft ideas, developing patterns and marketing of crafts. She is also committed to helping the Integrated Tribal Development Program, which her husband Mike Mann leads, with the marketing of Thai coffee, and working with parents of special needs children. Mike is a global consultant for American Baptist International Ministries in development. Languages used in ministry: Thai and Lahu

Mission Giving

Thank you for your Mission Budget contributions on July 24th of $108. Thank you also for the $8 in Backpack Pennies. The total for the second donation is now $20.50. (Thanks, Diane for counting and rolling!)

Community News and Events

Christmas in July - Saturday, July 30th
Ecumenical Worship Service, Saturday, July 30th at Noon on the Courthouse Lawn. Bring a chair or blanket. Free hot dogs and cupcakes following worship. Sponsored by the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches. Come, celebrate the birth of Christ!

Cancer Support Program
The Living Well will be providing a ministry of Cancer Support to people living in Yates Co. They want to pull together a core group of volunteers to outline and to be a part of this ministry going forward. If you would like to volunteer and you have a passion about helping others who are going through a cancer situation there will be an organizational meeting on Thursday, August 4th at 4 pm at The Well. For questions call Sandi Perl at The Well at 536-0838 or e-mail at sandiperl@gmail.com

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

Church information

Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821
Email: revsanden@aim.com

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email: pyfbc224@gmail.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com