224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

September 1, 2013                                                  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


*Song of Praise                      “Holy Ground”                         PB no. 28                                        


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn            “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit”             Hymnal no. 398                              


Special Music             “He Will Not Let You Fall”      Cristine Conklin


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 6:25-34             Pew Bible NT pg. 8


*Hymn                        “His Eye Is On the Sparrow”                On Insert   


Sermon           “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”             Rev. Stephen Sanden



Welcome to The Lord’s Table

Sharing the Bread

Sharing the Cup


*Hymn                        “Jesus Paid It All”                                 On 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 Phone:       Cell 386-986-6961

Pastor's E-Mail:

            Ushers/Greeters   Erma Mullins, head usher

                   Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle 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                        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, September 1

10 am Worship Service

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, September 2

Labor Day – The Church Office will be closed


Thursday, September 5

9 am Homeschool Group

10:30 am Bd of Missions


Saturday, September 7

Happy Birthday to Kathryn Clayson and Sean Ahearn!


News and Upcoming Events


Church Suppers

There will be no church supper on Labor Day, September 2.

Our church suppers will resume next Monday, September 9th. Your hosts will be Sean & Carrie Ahearn.


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!


ABC Fall Gathering – September 8

American Baptist Churches of the Finger Lakes “FALL GATHERING” - Sunday, September 8th, at Dundee Baptist Church

2:45 pm Registration, 3:00 pm Leon Oaks-Lee “Where is God at Work in Thailand”, 5:00 pm Pot Luck Supper


Mary & Martha CircleSeptember 10

Tuesday, September 10th, at 10:30 am in the church library.

Bring a sandwich for your lunch.


Upcoming meetings

Trustee Meeting – Sunday, Sept. 8th

Christian Education Meeting – Thursday, Sept. 12th


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


Thank You!

The Bd of Trustees would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s pre-concert sale of hot dogs and hamburgers a huge success! We raised $1,797 that will go towards the steeple restoration fund.


Thanking the Volunteers

The Christmas for the Needy committee would like to make a lunch available for the volunteers at the Christmas f.t. Needy distribution and they are wondering if a few people from FBC would like to staff the kitchen. The lunch will be provided by the committee. For more information 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


Attendance and Financial Report

 Were you here?             7/28            8/11             8/18             8/25

                                           72               58                56                 46

Local Budget                                                     $1,761          $1,195


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Mission Nugget

Keuka College – An American Baptist-Related Institution

Keuka College was founded in 1890 by a Baptist Minister, The Rev. George Harvey Ball (1819-1907), who envisioned a college that would provide a high-level education to all deserving students, regardless of economic background. As a brochure produced in 1891 attested: Keuka College was “pre-eminently, for the common people… With ample endowment,” the brochure continued, “it will raise an army of … superior men and women who shall bring strength to the nation and help to humanity.” The freshman class in Fall 1890 consisted of eighty students. Today, there are 1,546 full-time and 327 part-time students as well as many others in offsite study programs. Keuka College still aims to provide an affordable, private liberal arts, sciences, and career education. As a result, over 93% of the full-time undergraduates at Keuka receive some form of need-based financial support, with the College awarding over 11 million dollars in aid each year.


Board of Missions Spotlight Item

The Board of Missions September Spotlight Item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program is Granola Bars


Community News


Milly’s Pantry Backpack Program

The kids will soon be back-to-school and the Backpack Program continues. The way it works is volunteers pack bags of food on Wednesdays (here at FBC Great Room), they are transported to the PY Elementary school, Middle and High school, Head Start and Keuka Lake School on Thursdays, and the kids go to a confidential spot at their school and collect a bag (out of sight of their peers) on Fridays. In this way they have food available to them over the weekend in the event there is not food in the home to get them through the weekends.

What can you do to help?

Donations of granola bars, breakfast bars, mac n cheese, fruit/pudding/applesauce cups, canned tuna/chicken, breakfast cereal, instant oatmeal, any foods that are easy to prepare and nutritious are what goes into the bags. Your donations are needed now more than ever. Thank you.


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