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First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York
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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ September 6, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “To God Be the Glory” - No. 28
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “The Wonderful Cross” - No. 239
  Special Music ................. “My Father’s Wings” - Barbara Stewart
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. 1 John 4:7-8
*Congregational Song ....... “The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power” - No. 227
  Message .......................... “God’s Nature” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “I Give You My Heart” - No. 528
    Welcome to The Lords Table
    Sharing the Bread
    Sharing the Cup
*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
Happy Birthday to Bessie Decker!

Monday, September 7
Labor Day Observance – the office will be closed
Happy Birthday to Kathryn Clayson and Sean Ahearn!

Tuesday, September 8
Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Hainsworth!

Wednesday, September 9
3:30 pm Cub Scout meeting
7 pm Cub Scout meeting

Thursday, September 10
Noon Homeschool group
4:30 pm Board of Christian Education meeting
7 pm Boy Scout meeting
7 pm Hour of Prayer small group

Saturday, September 12
10 am Mobile Food Distribution

Sunday, September 13
We will resume with the Children’s Time during Worship service and Coffee Hour will resume in the Great Room following the Worship Service.

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 10
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.

Finger Lakes Association Meeting - Sunday, September 13
At the Himrod Baptist Church.
Associate Executive Minister, Jerrod Hugenot, “Responsibilities of the Church Officers and Trustees: What the Nominating Committee Doesn’t Tell You”.
Bring a dish-to-Share. Registration at 2:30 pm

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

FLBA Fall Rally - Saturday, September 26
At Clifton Springs 1st Baptist Church
4 Prospect Street in Clifton Springs off Route 96
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Business Meeting
9:45 am Missionary Speaker Bruce Borquist (there will be time for questions at the end)
Amy and Bruce serve as regional missionaries with partner Baptist conventions in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Vietman, Indonesia and the Philippines. They work alongside national leaders to build capacity in servant leadership, church-based community and economic development and cross-cultural missionary training.

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

Hearts & Hands 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.

Milly’s Backpack Program Needs for September - Canned Tuna and Chicken

Were you here?
August 2     August 9     August 16     August 23     August 30
    85           40           52            32            52

Received Last Week:
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $646
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - France

Awenam Anifrani and Holale Azondjagni are endorsed as missionaries to France. They will serve through the Federation of Evangelical Baptist Churches of France, where they will both be working in the Federation’s Evangelism department. Awenam will assist in the development of outreach programs, preaching and leading small groups and discipleship training courses. Language used in ministry: French.

Mission Giving
Thank you to everyone who kept their Mission contributions up-to-date through the summer. On August 30th we receive $99.50 plus $100 from ABMen of NYS for the sandwiches we made for the Men’s Conference. We have paid Colgate Rochester Crozer and Fairport Homes. We will need to receive about $1300 per month for the rest of the year to meet our budget.

Community News and Events

Yes! I Can Help
Volunteer opportunities
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