224 Main Street                                                         September 9, 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 Chris,

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          “Shine, Jesus Shine”                            PB no. 77    


Call to Worship


*Hymn                        “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”   No. 263    


Anthem                       “This Little Light of Mine”


Something For The Child In All of Us                            Playette


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                  John 15:1-5                            NT pg. 146


*Hymn                        “O Word of God, Incarnate”                   No. 327


Sermon                       “Is The Power On?”           Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn        “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”        No. 316              


*Benediction ~*Postlude                                                   

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


Greeters:                     Ed & Rita Castillo

Lay Reader:               Lyle Conrad

Ushers:                       Judi Scheel, Charlie Miller, Greg Miller,

                                    Ethel Clancy           

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:


Rachel Carter                    Janice Knecht                   Marge Moulton

Margaret Drakely             Ben Loomis                       Dick Sharman

Ethel Hoose                        Fran Morse                       Kathryn Warren

George Jensen                   Barb Mortensen

Family of Emma Wheeler, Marion Perry's sister who has passed


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



This week’s schedule



Noon: Rally Day Picnic & Fishing at the Boat Launch Site

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, September 10

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters


Tuesday, September 11

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle

Happy Birthday to Sylvia Ansley!


Wednesday, September 12

3:30 pm Bd of Missions Meeting in the Library

6 pm Evening Food Distribution

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, September 13

7 pm Bd of Christian Education Meeting in the Library

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting in Room 201


Next Sunday: American Baptist Women's Sunday. ~ Sermon: “Surrounded By Missionaries”

Greeters: Karen Rasmussen & Pam Scutt.  ~ Lay Reader: Karen Rasmussen


Church  News


Today is Rally Day!

As we kick off the start of another year of Christian Education you are invited to join us for a picnic and  fishing at the boat launch following the worship service today.



On Tuesday 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!


Board of Mission Meeting

Wednesday, September 12th at 3:30 pm.


Trustees Meeting

11:15 next Sunday, September 16th.


Next Sunday is American Baptist Women's Sunday

Join us for a special service planned and presented by the women of the church. The message will be “Surrounded by Missionaries”. You will also enjoy hearing several of the women from our congregation share some “on the job” information about projects and programs they are involved with.


Field Trip to Ithaca Science Center & Earth Museum

Come join the fun as we take a trip on Saturday, September 22.  Everyone is invited! Ticket prices are: Science Center: Adults $5.50, children 4-17 yrs $3.50; Earth Museum: Adults $6.00, Seniors $3.50, children 4-17 yrs $2.00. The church van will leave at 9 am. Bring your ticket money and your lunch and drink as we have a lunch room reserved for us at the Science Center. Call the church office by Thursday, Sept. 20th if you plan to attend. You may wish to bring a few extra dollars in case we stop on the way home for a snack.


October Newsletter

Please have all articles in to the church office by Monday, September 17th for the October Newsletter.


Circle the Date

The formal Installation of our new pastor, Rev. Stephen Sanden, will be held on Sunday, September 30th, at 2 pm.  A number of guests have been invited to attend, and the service will include American Baptist Regional Staff and American Baptist Association Members. There will be a special reception following the service. This is a very important event in the life of our church and every member is encouraged to attend. Please join us for the Installation of Rev. Sanden as our new Pastor!


Rev. Sanden will be away this week.

Call the church office for pastoral needs. You will be put in contact with pastoral coverage.


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!!)


Attendance / Financial Report:

                                                 8/19               8/26                    9/2

Were you here?                   (at Presbyterian church)                    51

Current Expenses               $1,130           $2,346              $5,435

BT&T                                       173                 80                 1,400

Total                                    $1,303          $2,426               $6,835


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.


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.


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.


Don't give the devil a ride -

he will want to take over the driving.