224 Main Street                                                         September 2, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ

by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


*Song of Praise                      “Majesty”                                PB No. 74


Call to Worship                                                  


*Hymn                                    “Knowing You”                        On Insert


Something For The Child In All of Us




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                  Genesis 50:15-21                     OT pg. 60


*Hymn                        “Trusting Jesus”                                    On Insert


Sermon                         “Why”                              Rev. Stephen Sanden                                                                    


*Invitational Hymn         “Precious Lord”                                  No. 404                


The Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord's Table

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup


*Benediction ~ *Postlude                                                  


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Greeters:                        Eva Dillon & Karen Rasmussen

Lay Reader:                  Erma Mullins

Ushers:                          Jack Clancy, Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,    

                                       Erma Mullins, Pat Ames           

Organist:                       Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:              Barbara Stewart        

Pastor:                           Rev. Stephen Sanden

Pastor's E-Mail:  

Church Phone:               315-536-9821

Church E-mail:    

Church Website: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Ethel Hoose                    Ben Loomis                   Kathryn Warren

George Jensen               Fran Morse                   Janice Knecht

Marge Moulton              Barbara Mortensen


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox – Thailand

Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House, Billings, Montana


Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes      

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Necia Smith                Doris Barcliff        

                                                                        Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Irene Wachala            Dick Sharman     

                                    Willie Nelson

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and  Leaders






5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, September 3

Labor Day – the office will be closed


Tuesday, September 4

7 pm Diaconate Meeting


Thursday, September 6

3:30 pm Bd of Missions Meeting


Friday, September 7

Happy Birthday to Kathryn Clayson & Sean Ahearn!


Saturday, September 8

Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Hainsworth!


Next Sunday, September 9th

Greeters: Ed & Rita Castillo ~Lay Reader: Lyle Conrad

September Coffee Hour: Board of Mission


Church  News


September Meeting Schedule

The Diaconate - Tuesday, September 4th, at 7 pm

The Board of Mission -  Thursday, September 6th, at 3:30 pm

The Board of Trustees -  Sunday, September 9th, at 11:15 pm

The Board of Christian Education -Thursday, September 13th, 7 pm


From the Church Office

Thank you to Diane DeLooza, Richard Johnson, Erma Mullins, Cindy Ovens, and Cheryl Stewart for sitting in for me in the office while I took a week off. Thank You!  ~ Peggy


Next Sunday is Rally Day!

Lots of activities planned for next Sunday as we kick off the start of another year of Christian Education. Come, listen as our campers tell of their experiences they had at Camp Vick. Then the FBC Thesbians under the guidance of Shane Furman will produce a drama based on the life of the Apostle Paul. Following the worship service everyone is invited to join us at a picnic and time of fishing at the boat launch. Don't Miss next Sunday!!!



Next Tuesday, September 11th, the Mary & Martha Circle will start-up their monthly meetings. We will meet in the church library at 10:30, bring your own sandwich for lunch and dessert will be provided. Never attended before? Come check us out!


Circle the Date

The Installation Service for Rev. Sanden will be Sunday, September 30th at 2 pm.


Field Trip

The Board of Christian Education invites you to a trip to the Ithaca Science Center and Earth Museum on Saturday, September 22nd . Keep watch here for more information.


ABW Collection for School Kits During September

Here is the list of items being collected through the month of September for Church World Service Kits. They may be left in the “Sesame Street” blue box in the sanctuary. Any questions, see Diane DeLooza or any ABW.

    blunt metal scissors (rounded tip)

    70 page spiral notebooks (not loose paper, 3 per kit)

    30 centimeter ruler (12 inches)

    hand held pencil sharpener

    large eraser

    new pencils (do not sharpen, 6 per kit)

    box of 24 crayons (only 24!!)


Financial Report

                                                 8/5                 8/12               8/19   

Current Expenses             $2,595             $1,013           $1,130

BT&T                                    177                  250                 173

Total                                  $2,772             $1,263            $1,303



Community News


Food for the Needy

It's back-to-school time. The food pantry can use items such as cereals, mac n cheese, breakfast cereals, pudding/jello/fruit cups spaghetti and sauce. Thank You!


Backpack Program

Donations of breakfast/granola bars, cereal, instant oatmeal, mac & cheese, jello/pudding/fruit cups, tuna etc and help packing on Wednesdays at 4 pm are greatly appreciated. These foods help keep the kids fed when mom and dads aren't at home to prepare meals. Thank You!


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. 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.


We invite you 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.


True friends

warm you with their presence

trust you with their secrets

remember you in their prayers