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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ September 13, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “All Hail medley” - No. 295, 296, 297
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Blest Be the Name” - No. 310
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. John 4:34
*Congregational Song ....... “Knowing You” - No. 487
  Message .......................... “Doing God’s Will” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Where He Leads Me” - No. 436
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Today's Message: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart

Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne     Shirley Butterfield    Dan Emerson
Donald Hall       Beverly Hall           Chris Holder
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
11 am Fellowship Hour
2:30 pm FLBA Fall Meeting
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, September 14
5 pm Church & Community Supper – meatloaf ‘n mashed potatoes
6:30 pm Keuka Quilters
7 pm Trustee meeting

Tuesday, September 15
4 pm YC office of the Aging Dinner

Wednesday, September 16
10 am ARC Worship
4 pm Backpack
7 pm Cub Scout meeting
7 pm Advisory Council meeting

Thursday, September 17
10 am Mission meeting
Noon Homeschool group
7 pm Boy Scout meeting
7 pm Hour of Prayer small group
Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!

News and Upcoming Events

Finger Lakes Association Meeting - Today, 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

Church & Community Supper – Monday, September 14
5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week - meatloaf, mashed potatoes

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

Hour of Prayer - Thursday, September 17
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.

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.

Looking Forward
Diaconate - will meet Sunday, Sept. 20
Men’s Group – will meet Saturday, Sept. 26
Newsletter items - Your submissions for the October newsletter should be into the church office by Monday, Sept. 21.

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.

Thank You! To the wonderful, giving ladies who filled in as secretary while I was away. Thank you very much Erma Mullins, Ethel Clancy, Mary Watkins and Diane DeLooza.

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

Were you here?
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Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Brazil
Ann and Bruce Borquist have served in Brazil since 2004. Through the National Baptist Convention of Brazil and its 2,800 churches they provide training, conferences, consultancy, information resources and networking that strengthen the ministries and leadership of state conventions; the auxiliary associates for women, men and youth; and local churches. Ann and Bruce also serve as professors and consultants for JAMI, the Convention’s cross-cultural mission agency, which equips and supports missionaries who share the good news of Jesus Christ with unreached peoples in Brazil and around the world. Ann and Bruce are honored to be part of the growing response of “majority world” churches to the Great Commission, as these churches increasingly send and support their own missionaries. Language used in ministry: Brazilian Portuguese.

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

The Birthday Program!
Pastor Sandi Perl has asked us if we would like to partner with Branchport UMC in the Birthday Program. Donations of cake mixes, frostings and sprinkles are requested to give those children whose parents are on limited incomes, the chance to be able to celebrate their birthdays like “the other kids”. Watch for sales and stock up if you can.

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