224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

August 25, 2013                                                       10:00 AM


Our Mission is to

Create a Caring Community

to Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


*Song of Praise                      “He Is Exalted”                        PB no. 44


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                                    “As The Deer”                         PB no. 33                               


Special Music                         “Because He Lives”       Sheryl Robbins


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 6:22-23              Pew Bible NT pg. 8


*Hymn            “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”           Hymnal no. 372   


Sermon                       “Who Do You Love?”       Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Hymn                        “I Will Serve You”                               PB no. 54                             


*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   Greg Miller, head usher

                   Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

            Choir Director:       Barbara Stewart

Organist:                 Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:         315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website: 


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 25

10 am Worship Service

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, August 26

5 pm Church Supper

 Tuesday, August 27

Happy Birthday to Cristine Conklin!


Wednesday, August 28

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, August 29

9 am Food for the Needy – set up


Friday, August 30

9 am Food for the Needy – distribution

6 pm Keuka College Church Carnival


Saturday, August 31

Happy Birthday to Eleanor Stiles & Cathy MacDougall!


News and Upcoming Events


Monday Church Supper – August 26 ~ 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.


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 people 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


Thank  You

To the following people for hosting the Monday evening Church Suppers for the month of August: Cheryl Stewart, Russ & Judi  Scheel, Whit & Gail Yonge and Rev. Steve and Karen Sanden. Everyone’s efforts have been delicious and appreciated!


Thank  You

To Lyle Conrad and Ralph Clancy for keeping the church lawns mowed and looking nice.



Be sure to congratulate to Eileen Modaffari on her graduation from Nursing School. Way to Go, Eileen!


Attendance Report 

                                        7/21            7/28            8/11             8/18

Were you here?                64               72               58                56

Local Budget                                                                        $1,761


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

PATTI & TIM LONG American Baptist Missionaries in Mexico

Tim & Patti minister in leadership training by the Baja Baptist Convention, Dios Con Nosotros (God With Us). They help in the acculturation process of the many people who relocate to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico from other areas in Mexico. Oftentimes it is difficult to see beyond the seemingly endless problems associated with the dire economic situation of the neighborhoods, the difficulties each month just to pay the teacher salaries, not to mention the continued violence so prevalent in this eastern part of the city. A day of workshops for all 5th and 6th grade teachers and principals of the zone, both public and private schools, held at their school was a day that would end with a very welcome and energizing affirmation of warmth, acceptance and joy that is so lacking at their schools. One principal from a fairly prestigious school asked if she could “take back to her school” what she observed and felt at the host school. She commented that many schools have more money, nicer buildings, higher paid teachers and less diversely challenged student body than the Monte Horeb School, but they lack the nurturing environment of Monte Horeb. What a blessing for all at Monte Horeb to be reaffirmed in their educational ministry, a light that truly is making an impact and shining in a community of tremendous need, a witness to what God continues to do through a small, dedicated group of Christ’s followers!


Prayer for Patti & Tim Long

Gracious God, we thank you for the important and faithful ministry of Patti and Tim Long, our missionaries in Mexico. As Patti ministers with special needs children and their families through the grade school at Monte Horeb Church in Tijuana, and Tim ministers in the equipping of church leaders through the Mexicali Baptist Seminary, may they be assured of our love and support. May they always be reminded of your love and guidance, even as they work under the motto of the Baja Baptist Convention, Dios Con Nosotros (God With Us). This we ask in the name of your loving Son, our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.


Mission Income

For August 4th and 11th was $764.20 for our Treasury and $12.85 in pennies for Milly’s Backpack Program. The penny total is now $43.02. Thank you.


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