224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

September 14, 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           “Great Is the Lord”                PB no. 20     


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song          “My Life Is In You, Lord”       PB no. 67


  Anthem                                “Like a River that Overflows”


  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 8:17-25                     NT pg. 210


* Congregational Song          “Spirit of the Living God”              Insert


   Message                  “Wait With Hope”             Rev. Stephen Sanden   


* Congregational Song           “Living for Jesus”                          Insert


*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:    Judi Scheel, head usher

                     Karen Rasmussen, Paul Nash, George Jensen

            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            Ruth Spencer                      Ronna Stewart

Stacey Whitney


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



10 am Worship Service

10:15 am  Youth Sunday School

11 am Fellowship Hour

11 am Bible Studies

2:45 pm Finger Lakes Assoc. Meeting in Manchester

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, September 15

5 pm Church Supper/Movie

Newsletter articles due to the office


Wednesday, September 17

10 am ARC Worship

4 pm Backpack Program

Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!


Thursday, September 18

9 am Homeschool Group

7 pm Boy Scouts


Saturday, September 20

10 am Association Clergy

Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!


News and Upcoming Events


Rally DayToday, September 14

(Sorry for last week’s confusion about the date)

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.


Finger Lakes Association Meeting – Today, September 14

at First Baptist Church, Manchester. Registration begins at 2:45 pm.

PROGRAM: “Leadership: A New Way To Look At It” Led by Dr. James Kelsey, Exec. Minister, ABC/NYS, and Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, Associate Executive Minister, ABC/NYS. 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 & Community Supper – Monday, September 15

Stir Fry and Rice - $3.00 per person.

Movie at 6 pm Free! – Movie Plot: While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, a spirited little lady detective correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.


Church Finance ConferenceFriday, October 3

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

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.


American Baptist Churches, NYS BiennialFriday & Saturday, October 3 & 4
See information below in “The Church’s Mission” section.


WOW & Thank You

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


Reminder to Save:

  • Fronts of greeting cards for Hearts & Hands Ministry
  • Cancelled stamps for Missions
  • Box Tops for Missions


Ushers & Greeters for Sept. 21:

Stan Ovens, Charlie Watkins, Clifford LaBarr


Keys Found

A set of keys was found in the church van. Claim at the church office.


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. 17       Aug. 24        Aug. 31       Sept 7

                                         46                52                43              70


Received Last Week     Pledges & Loose Offerings     $3,694.50

                                        Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget  - American Baptist Churches, NYS Biennial - October 3 & 4

The ABC/NYS Biennial 2014 meetings will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Utica, October 3 & 4. This Biennial program combines the theme of “INCLINE”, moving forward on the “upward way”; and the reminder that we begin as strangers and come together as one family with Christ as the cornerstone. We enter into the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ together. The Biennial scripture is: “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, build upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.” (Ephesians 2:19-20)


Mission Report

Thank you for your contributions of $559 to the Mission Budget on September 7th. In order to keep up with our budget we will need almost another $800 this month. Please keep up your pledges and consider prayerfully how you can help.


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


Free Work Shop for Parents and Grandparents -  Sept 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2

“You Using Media Or Is Media Using You?”  Get Media Savvy. You can know what to say in every conversation with your kids, choose your media wisely, and use media to share your family centered life.

Sept 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2nd, 7 pm at the Living Well. Led by Rev. Dr. Robin Blair of Rushville UMC.


Keuka Comfort Care Home Pig Roast 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. Tickets are a $14.00 donation available at the door and take-outs will be available.


Online: Be Safe Be Smart - September 27

September 27th, 10 am to Noon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Penn Yan. Led by Pastor Serena Mollenkopf-Grill of Townline Lutheran Church in Alden. RSVP to 536-8165 by Sept. 24th.


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