224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

August 18, 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                      “He Is Exalted”                        PB no. 44


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                                   “Thou Art Worthy”                  PB no. 73                    


Special Music                         “Ballade Pour Adeline”       Barb Stewart


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 6:19-21              Pew Bible NT pg. 8


*Hymn                        “Seek Ye First”                                    PB no. 71    


Sermon                       “Treasure”                          Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Hymn     “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”          Hymnal No. 379                


*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   Stan Ovens, head usher

                Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr, Charlie Watkins

            Choir Director:       Barbara Stewart

Organist:                 Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:         315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website: 


Today’s bulletin is dedicated in Loving Memory of Lawrence (Stub) Vaughn. ~ Jean Vaughn


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Rebecca Banach                Rachel Carter                Kalie Greene                 

Tom Burke                        Cristine Conklin            Hunter 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


Sunday, August 18

10 am Worship Service

5 pm Wellspring Service

Happy Birthday to Rita Castillo & Dick Johnson!


Monday, August 19

5 pm Church Supper


Tuesday, August 20

7 pm Friendship Square Dance


Saturday, August 24

2 pm Marge Moulton Memorial Service


News and Upcoming Events


Monday Church Supper – August 19 ~ 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.


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.


Rally Day! September 8

Sunday, September 8th, at 12:30 pm. Picnic and fishing at the Boat Launch. Hot dogs, salads, chips and drinks will be provided. Bring a dessert to share if you’d like. Rods & tackle available. Everyone is welcome!


Recycle Those Greeting Cards!

Wait!!! Don’t throw them out! Heart & Hands Ministry will take those greeting cards right off your hands. Instead of discarding them, please cut off the front of the cards and drop them off in one of the blue polka-dotted Greeting Card Recycle Boxes. One is located on the front pew and the other is on the back table of the sanctuary. We have a new project we’re working on that you will soon reap the benefits of… stay tuned!    ~ Heart & Hands Ministry


Would You Like to Lend a Hand?

The YC Food for the Needy is looking for a few FBC volunteers to be kitchen attendants during the Christmas for the Needy distribution on Dec. 11-13. A lunch will be brought in (to feed the volunteers only,) they only need people to be on hand to help maintain the kitchen, make coffee, and clean up. For more information call the church office or call Donna Johnston at 536-2683.


Steeple Restoration

On June 23rd the congregation voted to accept a bid of $15,448 for the restoration of the steeple. The money to cover the cost of the project is to come from Memorial Funds, our church’s general fund and individual contributions.  Since we have many plans for future improvements to our church it is very important that we do not deplete our church’s memorial funds and general fund. So please, let’s try to cover as much of this expense with individual contributions as possible. Please give what you can and designate it for the steeple restoration. You may send a check to the church office or place your contribution in the special Steeple Collection box located at the front of the church each Sunday now and through the month of September. Thank you for your continued generosity.

~ Nancy Marion, Moderator


Attendance Report 

Were you here?            7/14               7/21            7/28            8/11

                                          64                 64               72                58


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

PATTI & TIM LONG American Baptist Missionaries in Mexico

Patti writes that Lupita came to the Monte Horeb Grade School in Tijuana when she was six years old and was placed in kindergarten. Other schools would not accept her. Her speech was so distorted from a high palate that no one could understand her. She was considered a ‘burro’ at the other schools and even by her own grandmother, who was raising her. Fourth grade was the turning point for Lupita. The special attention she was given over the years at Monte Horeb finally reaped some real tangible rewards. She learned to read and enjoyed doing so, her math skills improved markedly, and her speech had progressed to the point where most could understand her. Not only did Lupita’s confidence and self-worth improve over the years through the special education program directed by Patti and the acceptance she felt by students and teachers alike, but her own grandmother came to a most important understanding. Lupita was not the ‘burro’ that her former teachers talked about and that she herself and had come to believe. She began to help with homework and volunteered daily at the school. The developing teamwork between grandmother, student, and teachers made a world of difference, one that we trust now will serve them well as Lupita moves on to other schools.


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.


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.


Chicken Barbeque

The Branchport UMC will be holding a chicken bbq on Saturday, August 31st starting at 4:30 pm. Cost is $8 per meal or $4.50 for half a chicken. A great start to your Labor Day weekend!


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