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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ August 23, 2015 ~

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

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “Praise Him! Praise Him!” - No. 149
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Wonderful, Merciful Savior” - No. 162
  Special Music .................
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. 1 Corinthians 2:12-16
*Congregational Song ....... “Grace Greater than Our Sin” - No. 105
  Message .......................... “Who Knows” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know” - No. 282
*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

Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne    Shirley Butterfield    Dan Emerson
Donald Hall      Beverly Hall           Chris Holde
Janice Knecht    Eliza Moore            Don Ovens
Barbara Ritz     Jennifer Slocum        John & Colleen Tharp
Family of Mary Beth Green

  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

Tuesday, August 25
7 pm Friendship Square Dance

Wednesday, August 26
3:30 Cub Scout Meeting
7 pm Cub Scout meeting

Friday, August 28
9 am Keuka Food Distribution

Saturday, August 29
11 am Johnson Family Reunion

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.

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 Pastor Steve, Greg Marion and the congregation of First Baptist, a heartfelt Thank You for the graduation gifts and for keeping me in your prayers. - Erik Miller

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.

Yes! I Can Help
Volunteer opportunities
Keuka Food distribution: Friday, August 28, 8 am - Noon
Keuka College Carnival: Saturday, September 5, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Mobile Food Pantry: Saturday, September 12, 8 am - 11 pm
Backpack Program: Wednesdays at 4 pm beginning September 16
ARC Worship: 3rd Wednesday of month, 10 am beginning Sept. 16

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 26     August 2     August 9     August 16
   45           85           40           52

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $1,197.50 
Needed each week: $1,825
Yard sale: $1,433

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Hungary

Kurt and Carrie Smalley are Associate Missionaries serving through Pioneers as church planters in Hungary. The Smalleys provide support and encouragement to a growing church related to the Baptist Union of Hungary, an International Ministries partner. There, they serve through leadership development and discipleship ministries, teaching English and reaching out in friendship evangelism in their community. Hungary is unreached. Less than 2% of the 10 million people there trust Jesus alone as Savior. Though it is considered a Catholic country, most of Hungary’s churches are museums. Adult Children: Alex and Zach.

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

Community Café - Tuesday, August 25
5:30 - 7pm at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, free meal, open to the community. A worship service in the style of Taize’ will take place following the Community Café at the PYUMC at 6:45 pm.(see below)

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