224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

August 10, 2014                                                      10:00 AM


Our Mission: To Create a Caring Community to Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


* Congregational Song   “We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise”     Insert      


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song           “Majesty”                               PB no. 74


  Special Music                                                            Gareth Fishbaugh


  Pastoral Prayer & the 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                Romans 7:7-13                       NT pg. 209


* Congregational Song          “Thy Word”                                    Insert


   Message                  “Don’t Touch That!”         Rev. Stephen Sanden    


* Congregational Song          “The Savior Is Waiting”           PB no. 65


*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 Office:    315-536-9821

Pastor’s Cell:        386-986-6961

Pastor’s Email:

Choir Director:     Barbara Stewart

            Organist:              Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters   Judi Scheel, head usher

                  Karen Rasmussen, George Jensen, Paul Nash

Church Office:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                Donald & Beverly Hall      Ben Loomis

Linda Potts                Barbara Ritz                       Ken Sisson

Gene Spannet            Ronna Stewart                   Stacey Whitney


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy

Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries


Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

                                 Margaret Drakeley    

The Manor:             Billie Potts                     Mary Armstrong

                                 Milly Bloomquist


  • 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


Note from the office: Alice Wise is no longer at Quail Summit in Canandaigua. It appears that she went into the hospital during the winter and did not return to Quail Summit. They do not have a forwarding address.


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 Fellowship


Monday, August 11

5 pm Church/Community Supper

6 pm Movie


Tuesday, August 12

7 pm Friendship Square Dance


Wednesday, August 13

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm final summer concert


Thursday, August 14

Happy Birthday to Cheryl Stewart!


Friday, August 15

Happy Birthday to Necia Smith!


September Newsletter: articles are due August 18.


News and Upcoming Events


Monday Church - Community Supper - Monday , August 11

Sloppy Joes, corn, tossed salad and dessert

5 pm, $3.00 per person. All are welcome!

Following supper at 6 pm:

free family friendly film follows food.

Movie Plot: Two fly-fishing sons of a Presbyterian minister – one reserved, one rebellious – grow up in rural Montana. With an all-star cast.


CWS School Bag Project

Our goal is to fill 25 school bags. Each bag should include:

1 – pair blunt scissors

3 – 70 page spiral notebooks

1 – 30 centimeter (12 inch) ruler

1 – hand-held pencil sharpener

1 – lg. eraser

6 – new pencils with erasers (do not sharpen)

1 – box of 24 crayons (only 24)


Ushers & Greeters for August 17th

Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr, Charlie Watkins


Crop Walk Report

The CROP Hunger Walk held in May raised a total of $10,196. Thanks to the walkers, the sponsors, volunteers and also to an award of $251.47 from the Allen S. Feinstein Foundation.


Reminder: Backpack Program

Keep in mind that we do continue to help feed our school-age kids over the summer months: those that attend summer-school and the summer recreation programs get food. These kids “get to” eat during the school year because of the “free/reduced priced” school lunches that they qualify for. That is why the Board of Missions has undertaken this project: to see that our children will have good foods to eat over the summer months when school is not in session. It takes a community to raise a child. Thank you for any little bit that you can and do contribute.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?         June 29          July 6         July 13          July 20

                                            49                95                 53                  68

Budget Figures

Received August 3       

     Pledges & Loose Offerings     $1,718.50                                   

      Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission  Nugget  -  American Baptist Churches of NYS

Our Region provides Leadership development through Board Training Events across New York State. These church board training workshops have helped participants learn about what it takes to be an effective local church board member and understand expectations and legal responsibilities. Or qualified presenters share their many experiences as well as equip participants with more knowledge about what church board responsibilities really are. The Fall Meeting of our Finger Lakes Association on September 14, 2014, will be led by our Region Executives, Rev. Jim Kelsey and Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, with workshops for Pastors, Clerks, Moderators, Trustees, Finance Committees, Treasurers, Deacons, and Pastoral Relations Committees.


Mission Report

Thank you for your Mission Pledges of $416 received on August 3rd. Thank you also for the $9 in pennies for Milly’s Backpack Program. We now have $17.80 toward our end-of-the year contribution. Last month in addition to our $900 in United Mission Basics, we were able to send $300 for Camp Vick and $100 for the Karen Refugee Ministry in Utica.


Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:

August item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program:  Breakfast/Granola Bars

      Thank you very much for your support of this mission! You do make a difference in the lives of our YC Youth!


Community News and Events


The Living Well

Bible Study for Mom’s with children under the age of 8 yrs, on Tuesdays in August. Call 521-6883 for more information.


Classic Club

A gathering for Seniors’ is held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 135 Hamilton Street, Penn Yan on Mondays from 9 am to 11:45 am. Transportation is available by calling Pro-Action at 536-5515. In addition to the programming there will be 20 minutes of walking in the sanctuary.

The August schedule is:

Aug.  11 – Service Project (wear old cloths as we sterilize toys)

Aug. 18 – Tying Quilts

Aug. 25 – Tying Baskets


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


John 3: 16