224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

August 24, 2014                                                      10:00 AM


Our Mission: To Create a Caring Community to Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


* Congregational Song          “Step By Step”                         On Insert    


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song          “Knowing You”                         On Insert


  Special Music                                             Gail Yonge & Rev. Sanden    


  Pastoral Prayer & the 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                Romans 8:1-4                        NT pg. 209


* Congregational Song         “In Christ Alone”                      On Insert


   Message                  “Live By The Spirit”       Rev. Stephen Sanden     


* Congregational Song    “The Comforter Has Come”          On Insert


*Benediction - Postlude


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


This bulletin is dedicated in memory of Cristine Conklin ~ by Cheryl Stewart


                Pastor:                  Rev. Stephen Sanden

                              PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor’s Office:    315-536-9821

Pastor’s Cell:        386-986-6961

Pastor’s Email:

Choir Director:     Barbara Stewart

            Organist:              Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters:    Greg Miller, head usher

                              Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

Church Office:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                Donald & Beverly Hall      Ben Loomis

Linda Potts                Barbara Ritz                       Ken Sisson

Gene Spannet            Ronna Stewart                   Stacey Whitney


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy

Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries


ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner


Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

                                 Margaret Drakeley    

The Manor:             Billie Potts                     Mary Armstrong

                                 Milly Bloomquist


  • 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



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, August 25

5 pm Church/Community Supper

6 pm Movie


Tuesday, August 26

6:30 pm Friendship Square Dance


Thursday, August 28

YC Food – set up for distribution


Friday, August 29

YC Food Distribution


News and Upcoming Events


Monday Church - Community Supper - Monday , August 25

Chicken ‘n Biscuits, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, dessert

5 pm, $3.00 per person. All are welcome!


Following Monday Supper at 6 pm:

free family friendly film follows food.

Movie Plot: When a 10-year-old girl meets a beautiful copper-colored mare, she knows that she must free the horse from her cruel owner. In the midst of controversies at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the girl also struggles to hold her family close, and to find ways for love and friendship to rise above the growing conflict.


5th Sunday – Sunday, August 31

Next Sunday is our Deficit Reduction opportunity. Every month that there is a fifth Sunday, we use to encourage “extra” giving towards the reduction of the $12,000 deficit in the budget. Special envelopes will be in the bulletins for whatever extra amount – large or small - that you feel you can contribute. Thank you!


Ushers & Greeters for Aug. 31st

Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart


“Houses of Worship” Carnival - Saturday, September 6

We will again take part in the Keuka College “Houses of Worship” Carnival on Saturday, September 6th, from 1-4 pm on the Chapel lawn. We will have a game booth, prizes and snacks as we talk with students and let them know of our presence within the community. Interested in helping out with this ministry? See Rev. Sanden.


CWS School Bag Project

Our goal - 25 school bags. Each bag should include:

1 – pair blunt scissors

3 – 70 page spiral notebooks

1 – 30 centimeter (12 inch) ruler

1 – hand-held pencil sharpener

1 – lg. eraser

6 – new pencils with erasers (do not sharpen)

1 – box of 24 crayons (only 24)


à Note: Our goal has been met! Whoo Hoo! If you keep sending in supplies, bags will be made to accommodate them.


Reminder to Save:

Fronts of your received greeting cards for Hearts & Hands Ministry

(find drop box in sanctuary)

Cancelled stamps for Missions (see bulletin board)

Box Tops for Missions (see new display on Reader’s Table)


Were you here?       July 20         July 27          Aug. 10        Aug. 17

                                          68                52                   42                 46

Budget Figures

Received Aug. 3       

            Pledges & Loose Offerings     $921.50                                  

            Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission  Nugget  -  American Baptist Churches of NYS

American Baptist Churches of New York State, a regional expression of the Body of Christ, in response to Christ’s call, assumes responsibility for leading, challenging, resourcing and empowering our churches and associates so the liberating Good News might be proclaimed, experienced and lived in fullness. The Region’s governing board, the Board of Mission, is a representative body of thirty-six persons (one from each association; nine at-large; five officers, presidents or designees of four recognized auxiliary organizations; and the Executive Minister). The Board establishes the policies and sets the priorities for the American Baptist Churches of New York State. Members are elected at the biennial meeting for a four-year term. The Board’s ultimate responsibility is to enable American Baptists through New York Stare to make a difference in persons’ lives, their churches, associations and communities, Rita Castillo, from our congregation, is a Board member.


Mission Report

The Board of Mission thanks those who contributed $86 for our budget and $4 in pennies for the Backpack Program on August 17th. We now have $21.80 for Backpacks.


Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:

Keep in mind that we do continue to help feed our school-age kids over the summer months. These kids “get to” eat during the school year because of the “free/reduced priced” school lunches that they qualify for, so when school is not in session, then what? That is why the Bd of Missions has undertaken this project. It takes a community to raise a child. Thank you for what you can, and do, contribute.

The August item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program:  Breakfast/Granola Bars


Community News and Events


Community Café

At the Penn Yan United Methodist Church 5:30 pm, Tuesday, August 26th Free and Open to everyone in the community.


Classic Club

A gathering for Seniors’ is held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 135 Hamilton Street, Penn Yan, on Mondays from 9 am to 11:45 am. Transportation is available by calling Pro-Action at 536-5515.

In addition to the programming there will be 20 minutes of walking in the sanctuary.  Aug. 25 – Tying Baskets


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


John 3: 16