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Our Service of Worship and Praise
224 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York
August 21, 2016

  Prelude & Chimes

  Welcome & Announcements

*Call to Worship

    Leader: I think it is only right of me to stir up your memories of these matters while I am still alive.
        Response: Remember today, and never forget; the LORD is God in heaven and on earth. There is no other god.

    Leader: I know that I shall soon put off this mortal body, as our Lord Jesus Christ plainly told me
        Response: Teach us how short our life is so that we may become wise.

    Leader: I will do my best, then, to provide a way for you to remember these matters at all times after my death.
        Together: Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light to my path.

*Congregational Song “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” No. 1

  Special Music

*Congregational Song ......... “Worthy of Worship” - No. 3

  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

        *Offertory Prayer

*Congregational Song ....... “Thy Word” - No. 342

  Scripture Reading ............. 2 Peter 1:16-21

  Message .......................... “No Fiction” - Rev. Stephen Sanden

*Congregational Song ....... “I Love to Tell the Story” - No. 626

*Benediction, Postlude

      *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor - Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organ, Piano: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Today’s Ushers: Stan Ovens head usher, Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins

Please join us in the Great Room after the service for coffee hour and a time of fellowship.

Please Be in Prayer For

Rita Castillo John Decker Thelma Estimo Doug Gibbs Tech SGT Dan Green Don & Beverly Hall Chris Holder Richard Johnson Don Ovens The Family of Doris Norman The Family of Marjorie Cornell Our Special Interest Missionaries: International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries ABW Scholarship girl: Olivai O’Connell At The Manor: Billie Potts Veronica Sedlock Margaret Drakeley Mary Armstrong Clinton Crest: Jim Best Doris Barcliff The Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Wayne Hancock >Our Church and Pastor >Our Community, Country and Leaders >Those who are struggling with addictions >Men and Women of our Armed Forces and their Families Prayer Needs: If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital or homebound, please call the church office at 536-9821 to let the pastor know. Visitation Needs: If you or someone you know would like a pastoral visit, please use the prayer request cards in the pews and place in the offering plate, or speak with Pastor Sanden directly to make your wishes known.

This Week at First Baptist

Today, Sunday, August 21
10 am Worship Service
5 pm Wellspring Service

Monday, August 22
5 pm Church & Community Supper – baked ziti
September Church Newsletter articles are due today

Tuesday, August 23
7 pm W. rehearsal
7 pm Friendship Squares

Friday, August 26
9 am Keuka Food distribution

Sunday, August 28 Ushers: G. Miller, E. Miller, S. Robbins, T. Conrad

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Monday, August 22
Suppers are held each Monday at 5:00 PM. Cost - $3:00
This week - Baked Ziti!

Newsletter deadline - Monday, August 22
September Church Newsletter articles are due August 22, 2016.

Keuka College “Houses of Worship Carnival"Saturday, September 3
Help Us Introduce FBC to College Students! September 3rd is the Keuka College “Houses of Worship Carnival”. An opportunity to let the students meet the area churches through games and food that will help draw the kids in, and to begin a conversation. Planning will begin soon, see Pastor Steve to take part.

Advisory Council Members
The 2017 Budget process starts in September with each Board discussing your section of the budget at their September meeting and determining your needs for 2017. These figures must be presented at the October meeting of the Advisory Council.

Small Groups
Do you have an interest in leading a small group this fall? Stop into the office to borrow any of the catalogs from Lifeway, Cokesbury or Christian Books.

Thank You
Thank you so very much for all of the thoughtful cards and calls for our anniversary. We feel so blessed to have First Baptist as our church family and friends. ~ Leon & Eleanor Stiles

School Kits for Church World Service
We Have 17 and Counting!
The American Baptist Women are again collecting items to fill backpacks with school supplies. Now is the time for back-to-school sales!
Thank you for any items that you can donate.

One pair of blunt (round-tip) metal scissors
Three 70 page spiral notebooks (no loose-leaf or filler paper)
One 30 centimeter ruler (12 inch)
One hand-held pencil sharpener
One Large eraser
Six new pencils with erasers (do no sharpen)
One box of 24 crayons (only 24)
“I shopped at the Dollar Stores in town and spent only $4.50 for what was needed for one backpack! Now, that’s a bargain!”

August Backpack Program
Cereal and Granola Bars: good carbohydrates for long energy!
* It’s easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.
(We realize that many of us are on a fixed income and adding anything extra to our budget isn’t always easy. We want you to know how much we appreciate what you do, do.) Thank You!

Were you here? July 24 July 31 August. 7 August 14 48 42 At. Pres. 56 Pledges & Loose offerings Needed each week: $1,825 July 24 July 31 August. 7 August 14 $1,175 $1,688 $1268 $2,149

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World ~ Thailand and United States ~
Karen Smith is currently on an extended ministry assignment in the United States, co-leading Responding to the Call, International Ministries (IM) extraordinary future-planning process for its third century of mission. The process will result in a new vision, priorities and goals that will guide the work of IM through the next decade. Karen says, “Responding to the Call has been an amazing experience, and I wait with joyful anticipation to see the operational plan which will be finished in mid- 2016!” In addition to working on Responding to the Call, Karen is also continuing to provide administrative assistance to the New Life Center Foundation (NLCF) in northern Thailand. This ministry serves minority women who are survivors of human trafficking, forced labor and sexual abuse. NLCF residents receive education, vocational and life skills training and legal assistance. Special therapeutic activities for survivors include comprehensive art, dance and music therapy and individual counseling. NLCF also promotes education at every level and supports over 200 minority women and men in vocational and university degree programs throughout Thailand. As a program consultant, Karen’s assistance includes writing grants and reports, public relations and supporting the staff. Language used in ministry: Thai

Mission Giving

Thank you for your Mission contribution on August 14th of $369. Thank you also for keeping up with your pledges and giving through the summer.!

Community News and Events

~ No reports ~
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

Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY

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