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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ August 9, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “Joyful, Joyful” - No. 13
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “I Worship You” medley - No. 16, 17
  Special Music ................. Shelley Bicksler
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. Psalm 51: 15-17
*Congregational Song ....... “Spirit of the Living God” - No. 330
  Message .......................... “The Heart of Worship” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “The Heart of Worship” - No. 127
*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: Judi Scheel, Karen Rasmussen, Paul Nash, George Jensen

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 Drakeley   Bessie Decker
               Margaret Mills      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
5 pm Wellspring service

Tuesday, August 11
7 pm Friendship Square Dance

Wednesday, August 12
4 pm Backpack Program
5:30 - 6:30pm FBC Hamburgers/hot dogs/chips prior to Concert in the Square
          Then, at 6:30: Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads - Bluegrass/Acoustic)
7 pm Cub Scout meeting

Friday, August 14
Happy Birthday to Cheryl Stewart!

Saturday, August 15
4 pm PYUMC Closer Walk dinner/Holy Hour

*September newsletter articles are due Aug. 17.

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.

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 Keuka College will hold a carnival-type event at the start of the fall semester on Saturday, September 5th 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.

Watch for “Back to School” Sales
We are preparing for the CWS School Kits drive which takes place in September. We hope to put together 25 school bags (which Diane DeLooza is sewing). If you want to get a start on your shopping, here is a list of items that will go into each kit.

- One box of 24 crayons
- Six new pencils w/erasers (do not sharpen)
- One large eraser
- One hand-held pencil sharpener
- One 30 centimeter ruler (12 inch)
- Three 70 page count spiral notebook (no loose-leaf paper)
- One pair of blunt (round tip) metal scissors

Thank You!
Thanks to all who helped make the AB Men’s sandwiches and/or contributed the ingredients.

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.

August items for Milly’s Backpack Program: Cereal and Granola Bars

Were you here?
July 12     July 19     July 26     August 2
   55          43          45           85

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $3,121.50 
Needed each week: $1,825
Yard sale: $1,433

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Bulgaria

Terry and Tom Myers help the Baptist Union of Bulgaria give holistic expression of the gospel. Tom works primarily in development and in job and small business creation, using these as a means to address the issues of poverty and trafficking. He is also involved in a business-as-mission project, which will support the ministry outreaches of Sofia Baptist Church, build connections with ministries working in community development around the world and provide a place for job training. Terry’s work includes managing a literacy program with Roma children, working with victims of human trafficking, coordinating the Union’s partnership with American Baptist International Ministries and providing support to short-term mission teams. Tom and Terry have also become involved in a growing ministry to refugees entering Bulgaria and are assisting local churches in exploring ways they can become more involved. Languages used in ministry: Bulgarian

Mission Budget Contributions
Thank you for your Mission Budget contribution on August 2nd of $604. Thank you also for $8.50 in Backpack Pennies, bringing our total for the second half of the year to $25.30.

Community News and Events

Yates County Summer Concert Series - Wednesday, August 12
Weekly concerts are held at 6:30 pm on the Yates County Courthouse Lawn.
FBC has Hamburgers/hot dogs/chips/etc available 5:30 - 6:30
In case of bad weather, concerts will be held in our sanctuary.
This week - Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads - Bluegrass/Acoustic

Wayne Baptist Church Fundraiser - Friday, August 14
Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, August 14th, 5-7 pm
$8/adults, $5/child ` Music while you eat` Take outs available
In December 2014 the Wayne Village Baptist Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. We believe that restoration of the church is essential in order to provide this as a historical landmark for the American people. Raising funds for exterior restoration. Then you are invited to join us on Sunday, August 16th, at 5 pm for a short program of dedication of the sign which commemorates that the Wayne Baptist Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Refreshments will follow.

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