224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

August 11, 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                      “Thou Art Worthy”                  PB pg. 73


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                                     “Knowing You”                        On Insert                


Special Music                         “You Raise Me Up”              Deidre Dye


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 6:16-18              Pew Bible NT pg. 8


*Hymn                        “You Are My King”                              On Insert   


Sermon                       “Fasting”                            Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Hymn                        “Wonderful Words of Life”                  On Insert    


*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   Judi Scheel, head usher

                George Jensen, Paul Nash, Karen Rasmussen

            Choir Director:       Barbara Stewart

Organist:                 Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:         315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                      Cristine Conklin              Hunter Greene

Rachel Carter                   Kalie Greene                 


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, August 12

5 pm Church Supper

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Wednesday, August 14

5 pm Pre-Concert Church Fund-raiser Cookout

6:30 pm Yates Co. Concert in the Park

6:30 pm Cub Scouts

Happy Birthday to Cheryl Stewart!


Thursday, August 15

Newsletter articles due

Happy Birthday to Necia Smith!


Saturday, August 17

Happy Birthday to Betty Johnson!


News and Upcoming Events


Monday Church Supper – August 12 ~ 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 SeriesAugust 14

Just one more concert to go! All monies raised from the sale of hot dogs and hamburgers before the Wednesday concerts go to the restoration of the church steeple. We can always use help prepping, serving, grilling and tearing down. Thank You!


Newsletter articlesby August 15

Your contributions for the September Newsletter need to be submitted by this Thursday, August 15.


Memorial Service for Marge Moulton -  August 24

A memorial Service for Marge Moulton will be held on Saturday, August 24th at 2 pm.

Following the service there will be fellowship and light refreshments in the Great Room.


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  *=Joint services with Presbyterians

Were you here?             7/7           7/14               7/21           7/28           8/4

                                        94*             64                  64              72            *

Local Budget           $2,788         


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Patti and Tim Long began their mission service in Baja California, Mexico, in July 1996. Patti ministers as a special education teacher and resource specialist at the Monte Horeb Baptist Grade School in Tijuana, a school that reaches out to the most vulnerable of the city’s young population, its children with special needs. She also coordinates the STEP scholarship program for students at the school. Tim serves in leadership development through the Baja Baptist Seminary, teaching present and future church leaders, both at its Mexicali campus and extension centers located throughout Baja California. He also coordinates a scholarship program for seminary students. Language used in ministry: Spanish.


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 Treasury

Thank you to all who gave to Missions in July. The totals for the month were: For the Treasury $1286.50; One Great Hour of Sharing $2, (total $724); Penny Project $16.67 (total $30.17). We paid out $900 for United Mission Basics; $100 for Karen Ministry in Utica; $100 for New Church Development; and $300 for Camp Vick.


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