224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

August 31, 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                      “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.


*Offertory Prayer


  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

                              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:    Stan Ovens, head usher

                     Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

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                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: Cheyenne Skinner


Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              Necia Smith

                                 Irene Wachala        

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



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 of Mission

7 pm Bd of Christian Education

Saturday, September 6

1 pm Keuka College “Houses of Worship Carnival”


News and Upcoming Events


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 Keuka College on Saturday, September 6th, from 1-4 pm. We will have a game booth 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.


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

                                          52                42               46                52

Budget Figures

Received Aug. 24th Pledges & Loose Offerings     $668.00                                 

                              Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission  Nugget  -  American Baptist Churches of NYS

The ABC/NYS Biennial 2014, will be held October 3 & 4, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Utica, NY. The Theme Scripture will be: “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:19-20. President Rosey Oaks-Lee writes: “When we gather in October, we will experience and explore a variety of ministries: Not to find one ‘right’ way, but to know and understand each other. We look and sound different, and yet we follow the same Lord, are grounded in the same Scripture, minister in the same world. Join us in October. Take it in. Meet a new brother or sister. Learn how they experience God. Bask in the amazing household of God. Then we move out together. Our world needs our message and mission as much as ever.


A Prayer for the American Baptist Churches, New York State

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 Empire State. We also ask your blessing on the gathering of church representatives at the October 3-4 Biennial Gatherings at Tabernacle Baptist Church.  May all those present sense your presence and the leadership of the Holy Spirit as they explore ways in which we can share in ministry here and around the world. These things we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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


Classic Club -

A gathering for Seniors held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, PY, on Mondays from 9 am to 11:45 am. In addition to the activity there will be 20 minutes of walking in the sanctuary.

Sept. 1 – no classic club,

Sept. 8 – making Christmas cards,

Sept. 15 – cutting coupons for overseas families.


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