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First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York
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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ August 30, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “Agnus Dei” - No. 54
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Great Is the Lord” - No. 61
  Special Music ................. “How Great Thou Art” - Ryan Smith
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. Proverbs 3:5
*Congregational Song ....... “Guide Me” - No. 82
  Message .......................... “How Does God Guide?” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Day by Day” - No. 517
*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     Don Ovens              Barbara Ritz
Jennifer Slocum   John & Colleen Tharp
Family of Mary Beth Green  

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
               Jim Best 
The Homestead: Helen Ansley	   Virginia DeLooza
	       Marge Cornell       Kathryn Clayson
               Bob Logan
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

Monday, August 31
6 pm Cub Scout event
Happy Birthday to Eleanor Stiles and Cathy MacDougall!

Wednesday, September 2
7 pm Cub Scout meeting
7 pm Habitat meeting

Thursday, September 3
7 pm Hour of Prayer small group

Saturday, September 5
House of Worship Carnival at Keuka College

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.

Hour of Prayer - Thursday, September 3
Prayer meetings are each Thursday at 7 PM. Learn more about prayer and put it into practice! Pray for our church, community and social justice issues. See Bill Decker for more information.

Advisory Council meeting - Wed. Sept. 16th
There will be an Advisory Committee meeting on Wed. Sept. 16th at 7:00 pm

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

Afghan Squares
If you would like to make afghan squares for the Hearts & Hands Ministry, there is a container of yarn in the Library closet. Take as much as you want. Collection bin is in the sanctuary for your squares.

August items for Milly’s Backpack Program: Cereal and Granola Bars

Were you here?
July 26     August 2     August 9     August 16     August 23
   45           85           40           52            32

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $1,059
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World

Jorge and Hermelinda Damasceno are missionaries who serve with the Baptist Churches in the Dereham region of the United Kingdom. They are assisting churches of the Baptist Union of Great Britain reach out to the communities of Portuguese-speaking migrant workers in the region. The Damascenos previously served as missionaries in Albania. Jorge and Hermelinda serve through the Amigos Project in the UK, which seeks to serve the Portuguese-speaking community in four ways: 1. Services and Bible studies in Portuguese – to provide opportunities to Portuguese speakers to get to know and worship God in their own language and integrate into church life in US. 2. “Listening Ear” – Opportunities for people to come and share about their problems, difficulties and concerns. 3. Food program – Food parcels to help those who are facing financial problems as a result of debt, low income or just being new to the country. This program aims to attend to urgent needs rather than creating dependency. 4. ESL program – because the Portuguese community needs to integrate and have a better quality of life, ESL (English as a second language) can be a powerful tool to achieve this objective. Language use in ministry: Portuguese

Mission Giving
Thank you for your generous contributions to Mission on August 16th and 23rd. We received $496 for our budget and another $13.50 in Backpack Pennies. The “Penny” total since May is now $38.80. We will now be able to send our donations for both Colgate Rochester Crozer and Fairport

Community News and Events

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

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