224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

September 7, 2014                                                   10:00 AM


Our Mission is To Create a Caring Community to Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


  Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


* Congregational Song                      “Majesty”                     PB no. 74    


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song      “How Majestic Is Your Name”    PB no. 35


  Special Music                                           Barb Stewart & Chris Fuqua


  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 8:10-16                     NT pg. 210


* Congregational Song          “How Great Thou Art”                No. 467


   Message      “Power in the Presence”   Rev. Stephen Sanden   


* Congregational Song           “Jesus Paid It All”                        Insert



                                    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.


                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:    Erma Mullins, head usher

                     Cheryl Stewart, Charlie Miller, Lyle Conrad

            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 Harland Chidsey


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



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Happy Birthday to Kathryn Clayson and Sean Ahearn!


Monday, September 8

5 pm Church Supper/Movie

6:30 pm Trustee Meeting

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

6:30 pm Choir Practice

Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Hainsworth!


Tuesday, September 9

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle


Wednesday, September 10

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, September 11

9 am Homeschool Group

7 pm Boy Scouts

Happy Birthday to Sylvia Ansley!


Saturday, September 13

8 am Boy Scout Leader Training

10 am Mobile Food Pantry


News and Upcoming Events


Rally Daytoday

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”. Rev. David from St. Lutheran’s Church of Minnesota says that “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.


Church & Community Supper - Monday September 8

Roasted Pork Loin with honey-mustard sauce, oven roasted potatoes, green beans almandine, tossed salad and dinner roll. $3.00 per person.

Movie at 6 pm Free! – Movie Plot: A passionate musician dreams of composing one truly memorable piece of music. He reluctantly accepts a “day job” as a high school music teacher to support his family and in time realizes that his real passion is teaching and his legacy is the generations of young people he inspires.


Choir Rehearsal - Monday, September 8

The first choir rehearsal will be Monday, September 8th at 6:30 pm.

See the note at the bottom of this page


Finger Lakes Association Meeting - Sunday, September 14

at First Baptist Church, Manchester

Led by Dr. James Kelsey, Exec. Minister, ABC/NYS and

Rev. Jerrod Hugenot Assoc. Exec. Minister ABC/NYS

“Leadership: A New Way To Look At It”

Registration begins at 2:45 pm
Brief devotions followed by the presentation of the topic with time for discussion and questions, and a pot luck supper. Bring a dish to share.


Church Finance ConferenceFriday, October 3

St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Utica, NY,  9 am to 3 pm

Perfect for Trustees, Clerks, Financial Secretaries, Treasurers and Pastors! Rev. Steve will be attending and he is looking for company. See him following worship this morning if you too, can attend.


ABW Scholarship Woman

Cheyenne Skinner is a senior this year at Lock Haven University and is an education major. Her birthday is September 12th. Let’s show her our support and send birthday greetings. You may enclose fun items like bookmarks, stickers or postage stamps. Her address at school is: 104 Sawmill Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745.



You helped us to send out an incredible 44 School Kits for CWS!!!


Reminder to Save:

  • Fronts of your received greeting cards for Hearts & Hands Ministry -sympathy, holiday, bday etc (find drop box in sanctuary)
  • Cancelled stamps for Missions (see bulletin board)
  • Box Tops for Missions (see Reader’s Table)


Ushers & Greeters for Sept. 14

Judi Scheel, George Jensen, Paul Nash, Karen Rasmussen


Small Groups, Bible/Book Studies

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches has compiled a brochure of the various opportunities to gather that are open to all. Regardless of the church you worship at you are invited to take part in any of the offerings. See the beige brochure on the Reader’s Table.


Were you here?      Aug. 10       Aug. 17       Aug. 24        Aug. 31

                                         42               46                52                 43


Received Last Week     Pledges & Loose Offerings     $696

                                    5th Sunday $839                               

                                    Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Report

Mission contributions on August 31, were only $61 for our adopted budget and $2 in Backpack pennies. The Penny total is now $23.80. We need an average of $340 per week in September to keep up with our budget. Thank you for your contributions.


Mission  Nugget  - Church Finance Conference, Oct. 3

A unique Church Finance Conference will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Utica, on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 9 am to 3:30 pm. This unique event is designed to provide tools and information to any church leader who cares about the financial challenges churches now face. Every church should bring a team. The day will focus on three areas that are continually identified as top needs: Compensation for pastoral leadership in the every size church, Church Budgeting when there are limited resources, and Property Management as investment in the future. There will be even more as we draw from the resources of Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, author Gerald W. Keucher, ABC/NYS Executive Minister Rev. James Kelsey, and others. More information is available at This resource is a ministry provided by our Region, The American Baptist Churches of New York State.


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 September item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program:  Canned Tuna & Chicken


Community News and Events


Keuka Comfort Care Home Pig Roast - Sunday, September 14

Keuka Comfort is hosting its 9th annual Pig Roast on Sunday, September 14, at The Valley Inn from 4-7 pm. Feast on a spit roasted pig, salad and sides. The pie wheel raffle will feature over 45 homemade pies baked by some of our area’s finest bakers for a mere $1/chance. (Pie Bakers – call 536-1690 if you would like to bake for this). Pre-sale tickets are a $14.00 donation and are available at Pinckney’s, Long’s, KCCH, Valley Inn. Tickets will also be available at the door and take-outs will be available.


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. 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


The Advantages of Church Choir Membership

(back by popular demand)


~ You have excellent seats and are assured of a reserved seat for  

     Christmas and Easter.

~ From your advantageous seat you can gawk at, smile at, ignore and

     otherwise enjoy the rest of the people in the congregation.

~ The pastor is always looking the other way (or is he?)

~ You’re in a wonderful spot to see new members.

~ The cost for all these benefits? Just one practice a week.

~ Oh yes, one more reason you’ll want to be in the choir… you are a

     leader in the worship experience.


Calling all singers – Please consider joining the choir!