August 31, 2014 10:00 AM
Prelude ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
* Congregational Song “Holy Ground” PB no. 28
*Call to Worship
* Congregational Song “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit” No. 398
Special Music Diane DeLooza
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.
Scripture Reading Romans 8:5-9 NT pg. 210
* Congregational Song “Open the Eyes of My Heart” Insert
Message “Obey the Spirit” Rev. Stephen Sanden
* Congregational Song ‘Wonderful Words of Life” Insert
*Benediction - Postlude
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Pastor’s Office: 315-536-9821
Pastor’s Cell: 386-986-6961
Pastor’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Ushers/Greeters: Stan Ovens, head usher
Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Website : www.pennyanfbc.com
Tom Burke Donald &
Linda Potts John Rasmussen Barbara Ritz
Gene Spannet Ronna Stewart Stacey Whitney
The Family of Willie Nelson
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries
ABW Scholarship Woman:
Marge Cornell Necia Smith
The Manor: Billie Potts Mary Armstrong
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.
5th Sunday Deficit Reduction
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship
Happy Birthday to Eleanor Stiles & Cathy MacDougall
Monday, September 1
Labor Day Observance – the office is closed
No Church Supper/Movie today
Wednesday, September 3
7 pm Habitat for Humanity
Thursday, September 4
10 am Bd
7 pm Bd
of Christian Education
Saturday, September 6
Note: There will be no Monday night supper & movie on Labor Day
Today is 5th Sunday
Today 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 are in the bulletins for whatever extra amount – large or small - that you feel you can contribute. Thank you!
“Houses of Worship” Carnival - Saturday, September 6
To be held at the Chapel lawn at
Rally Day - Sunday, September 7
What is Rally Day? It’s just for kids isn’t it? Webster’s defines “rally” as: verb: “to draw or call together for a common purpose”, noun: “a renewal of energy in joint action”. During the summer, our many activities and vacations continually draw congregation members away from each other. Summer can also be a spiritually draining time. We intend to keep on track with our Bible readings and regular worship. But summer’s hectic schedules easily draw us away from our good intentions. Come the end of summer we need a “renewal of energy” when it comes to spiritual matters. Join us on Sunday, September 7th, as we renew our Sunday School classes and welcome those who’ve been away on vacations etc. As we seek the Holy Spirit’s power to “renew our energy for worship”, for praying, serving, witnessing.
Were you here? July 27 Aug. 10 Aug. 17 Aug. 24
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Received Aug. 24th Pledges & Loose Offerings $668.00
Needed each week: $1,825
The ABC/NYS Biennial 2014, will be held October 3 & 4, at
A Prayer for the American Baptist
Loving God, we pray
for the shared and helpful ministries at the American Baptist Churches of NYS.
We pray for the Region’s staff and the many volunteers who serve as members of
the Boards and Committees that assist our pastors and churches across the
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
Classic Club -
A gathering for Seniors held at St. Paul’s
Sept. 1 – no classic club,
Sept. 8 – making Christmas cards,
Sept. 15 – cutting coupons for overseas families.
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