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First Baptist Church
Bulletin Penn Yan, New York
224 Main Street, Penn Yan, New York
August 21, 2016
Our Service of Worship and Praise
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
*Congregational Song ......... “Worthy of Worship” - No. 3
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s 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
*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.
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
>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
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.
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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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
Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY
Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
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: email@example.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com