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First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York
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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ August 2, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “Come Now Is the Time to Worship” Medley - No. 30, 31, 32
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Holy, Holy, Holy” - No. 68
  Special Music ................. “Lily of The Valley” - Greg Marion
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. John 4:23-24
*Congregational Song ....... “Open the Eyes of My Heart” - No. 66
  Message .......................... “Worship In Truth” - Rev. Stephen Sanden Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Come Just as You Are” - No. 411
    Welcome to the Lord’s Table
    Sharing the Bread
    Sharing the Cup
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Today's Message: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Special music: Gregg Marion
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Pianist: Gail Younge
Ushers & Greeters: Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad, Charlie Miller

Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne    Shirley Butterfield    Dan Emerson     
Donald Hall      Beverly Hall           Chris Holder    
Janice Knecht    Eliza Moore            Don Ovens      
Barbara Ritz
  Ed & Rita Castillo as they serve at Green Lake 
  Conference Center in Wisconsin over the summer months.    

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministry

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff     Doris Norman 
The Homestead: Helen Ansley	  Virginia DeLooza
	       Marge Cornell      Kathryn Clayson
The Manor:     Billie Potts       Mary Armstrong
               Margaret Mills     Bessie Decker
               Margaret Drakeley  Veronica Sedlock

> 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

10 am Worship Service
11 am Fellowship hour
5 pm Wellspring service

Wednesday, August 5
4 pm Backpack Program
6:30 pm Yates County Summer Concert
7 pm Cub Scout meeting
7 pm Habitat meeting
Happy Birthday to Charlie Watkins!

Friday, August 7
2 pm Sandwich making

Saturday, August 8
10 am Mobile Food Pantry

News and Upcoming Events

Note From the Kitchen
The Monday church & community suppers will take a break until September 14th. When we return will you consider lending a hand in setting up, cleaning up or in some other capacity? See Bill Decker.

Yates County Summer Concert Series - Wednesday, August 5
The next to last concert of the series. This week: The Penn Yan Community Band!

Sandwich Making - Friday, August 7
If you can help make sandwiches on Friday, August 7th at 2:00 pm for the AB Men’s Conference, please see Kathie Lawrence today. If you want to contribute or have forgotten what you signed up for, she has the list! Thank you.

Newsletter deadline - August 17
*Your articles for the September Newsletter are due to the office by August 17. Thank you.

Keuka College Carnival - August 29
Once again this year, Keuka College will hold a carnival-type event at the start of the fall semester (August 29) that will give area churches a chance to connect with students interested in attending church services. Churches are encouraged to have games and treats to draw the students in and give an opportunity to hand out information. There will be a live band providing music. We need 2 or 3 people to help out. See Pastor Steve if you would like to be a part of this.

Yard Sale News
Our sale raised $1,441 for our church. I want to sincerely thank the committee members Karen Rasmussen, Karen Sanden and Bill Decker for helping to organize, publicize, set up, carry out and tear down the yard sale. I also want to give a big thank you to the volunteers who helped: Rev. Sanden, George Jensen, Lyle Conrad, Diane DeLooza, Erma Mullins, Don Lawrence and Greg Marion. Your help was a life saver. I also want to thank those who contributed items to the sale and/or purchased items. Thank you all!!!

Volunteers Needed
To write letters to inmates who request to be written to.
To visit inmates who would like to be visited.
Who has a heart to help others change direction in life
Who wants to make a difference in our community showing love, patience and kindness to those who are seeking change.
For more information see Pastor Sanden, call Gary at 315-694-2511 or Doug at 585-755-0721.

July items for Milly’s Backpack Program: Fruit/Applesauce/Pudding/Jello Cups
Needs for August: Cereal and Granola Bars

Were you here?
June 21     July 5     July 12     July 19     July 26
   52     (At Pres.)      55          43          45

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $1,968 
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World Katherine and Wayne Niles have served in the Democratic Republic of Congo for many years. Wayne serves as a seconded missionary to Interchurch Medical Assistance and is involved in full-time service with health and development activities in Congo. Additionally, Wayne has been helping Congolese people through a development project to grow more food. Among other activities, the project distributes new seeds, disease resistant crops and offers women’s groups small loans to purchase machines for hulling, milling, and producing oil. Katherine is working with a group of Congolese Christian professionals in training Community leaders, urban and rural, to be promoters of health in their communities. The staff of a church related health center in Kinshasa is also using her expertise to make their medical ministry more holistic as they care for urban poor people.Languages used in Ministry: French, Lingala, Kituba, and Kikongol

Mission Budget Contributions
Thank you for your contributions to our Mission Budget of $458. We were able to pay our united Mission Basics and the PSALM Fund donations. We also received $11.50 in Backpack Program Pennies, bringing that total to $16.80.

Community News and Events

Yates County Summer Concert Series - Wednesday, August 9
Weekly concerts are held at 6:30 pm on the Yates County Courthouse Lawn.
In case of bad weather, concerts will be held in our sanctuary.
This week - Penn Yam Community Band

G Force VBS - August 17-21
Children will experience God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and put God’s love in action. VBS at Penn Yan United Methodist Church, August 17-21, 9 am to noon. Ages 3 to grade 5th. For more info or to volunteer, call the church office at 536-6711 or Linda Snyder at 536-8844.

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

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