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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ August 16, 2015 ~

Please note: Because of our secretary's schedule, the service information is not included this week.

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song .....
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song .....   Special Music .................
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ..............
*Congregational Song ....... “
  Message ..........................
*Congregational Song .......
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Today's Message: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Pianist: Gail Younge
Ushers & Greeters: Stan & Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins

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

Monday, August 17
Sept. newsletter articles are due
Happy Birthday to Betty Johnson!

Tuesday, August 18
Happy Birthday to Rita Castillo, Karen Sanden and Dick Johnson!

Wednesday, August 19
7 pm Cub Scout meeting

Thursday, August 20
7 pm Hour of Prayer – small group

News and Upcoming Events

Note From the Kitchen
The Monday church & community suppers have been on 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 - Monday 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. Churches are encouraged to have games and treats to draw the students in and give an opportunity to share information. 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
~ To all who worked and helped out at the concert series: grilling, serving, selling food and cleaning up. Your help enabled us to raise funds for our church.
~ To those like Stan Ovens and Cathy MacDougall who help to keep our restrooms, kitchen and all around our church building clean week after week.
~ To Ralph and Jack Clancy for mowing the lawn.
~ To everyone who shares their gifts and talents in any way that lets others see Jesus in First Baptist.

Help is needed in the church office while Peggy moves her daughter to Arizona. If you would like to help in the office Sept 8 – 18th, from 9 am to noon to answer phones, etc, please call the office at 536-9821. Your prayers also appreciated.

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     August 9
   55          43          45           85           40

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $665.25 
Needed each week: $1,825
Yard sale: $1,433

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Prague, Czech Republic

Nora and Pieter Kalkman are based in Prague, Czech Republic, where they serve through International Ministries as liaison and volunteer coordinators with the European Baptist Federation (EBF). They match the skills and interests of short term mission volunteers from the United states and Puerto Rico with the needs of more than 50 Baptist unions that are a part of the EBF. In the early 1990’s, the opening of former Eastern Block countries in Europe provided numerous opportunities to help and encourage struggling churches and Christian organizations. Today, travel and communication options are changing the world into a global community. These combined factors have led to a greater interest from individuals and churches to be directly involved in ministry and mission in Europe. The Kalkmans travel extensively, meeting with partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and West Asia to identify needs and to coordinate opportunities for American Baptist churches and individuals to engage in mission in the region. Facilitating the volunteers and volunteer groups is important in developing relationships across national boundaries to glorify God in Europe and around the world. Languages used in ministry: English, German, Spanish, Dutch and Czech.

Mission Giving
Thank you for your Mission Budget contributions on August 9th of $144. Another $200 this month will enable us to pay our donation to Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School to support scholarships to future pastors and church leaders.

Community News and Events

Something New – starting August 25th
worship services in the style of Taize’ will take place the last Tuesdays of the month at 6:45 pm, following the Community Café at the PYUMC. Come for some time in quiet and prayer and music. A free will offering will go entirely to Milly’s Pantry to support their backpack ministry. Offered by PYUMC and Cobblestone Springs Retreat Center.

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