224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

September 15, 2013                                                10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


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


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “We Bow Down”                               On Insert                                   


Anthem                       “Come Unto Me”


Children's Time


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          Matthew 7:1-2                  Pew Bible NT pg. 9


*Hymn            “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”                 No. 379


Sermon                       “You Be the Judge”           Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Hymn                        “Wonderful Grace of Jesus”                   PB no. 9                           


*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 Phone:       Cell 386-986-6961

Pastor's E-Mail:

            Ushers/Greeters   Stan Ovens, head usher

                    Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr, Charlie Watkins

            Choir Director:       Barbara Stewart

Organist:                 Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:         315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Rachel Carter                Kalie Greene

Tom Burke                     Marge Cornell            Hunter Greene


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement - West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler - The Place, Norwich, NY


Quail Summit:         Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:          Margaret Drakeley      Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Dick Sharman               Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

The Manor:             Margaret Hartwell        Billie Potts

                                 Mary Armstrong  


  • 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


Sunday, September 15

11:15 am Diaconate Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, September 16

Articles due for October Newsletter

5 pm Church Supper


Tuesday, September 17

Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!


Wednesday, September 18

10 am ARC Worship

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, September 19

9 am Homeschool

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, September 20

Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!


News and Upcoming Events



Weekly Church Supper – September 16

5 pm in the Great Room. Good food from our Penn Yan Diner pros!


Newsletter Deadline – September 16

Your articles for the October edition of the FBC Newsletter are due to the church office by September 16th.


ABW Fall Rally September – September 28

Canandaigua, Saturday, September 28th. Breakfast at 8:30 am. The speaker will be a missionary. We can carpool from the church parking lot. Contact Diane DeLooza at 536-3162.


Hearts & Hands MinistryOctober 6

We will be meeting on Sunday, October 6th, from 11:15 – 2:00, in the room just outside the choir room. We are planning to make some cards and put together some Welcome Bags and Sunshine Baskets. This doesn’t require any special skill or talent~~just a loving heart and ready hands to work. Please come join us for an afternoon of fellowship and fun~~ all are welcome!!(Please note: we are asking that everyone bring their own bag lunch).



Our Stewardship Campaign is coming up soon. Please begin to prayerfully consider your pledge for next year. Also, a reminder that the church brokerage account is available for donations.


A Thank You

We sincerely thank you all for the wonderful surprise last Sunday to celebrate our 72nd wedding anniversary. The beautiful cake, flowers, cards and good wishes were so appreciated.   ~ Leon & Eleanor Stiles


School Kits

September is the month to purchase items for School Kits for Church World Service. Any items you wish to contribute can be brought to the church and/or given to Diane DeLooza. Here is a list of the items that go into each kit:

~ One pair of blunt metal scissors (rounded tip)

~ Three 70-page spiral notebooks (no loose-leaf or filler paper)

~ One 30 centimeter ruler (12 inches)

~ One hand held pencil sharpener

~ One large eraser

~ Six new pencils with erasers (do not sharpen)

~ One box of 24 crayons (only 24!)


Recycle Those Greeting Cards!

Wait!!! Don’t throw them out! Heart & Hands Ministry will take those greeting cards right off your hands. Instead of discarding them, please cut off the front of the cards and drop them off in one of the blue polka-dotted Greeting Card Recycle Boxes. One is located on the front pew and the other is on the back table of the sanctuary. We have a new project we’re working on that you will soon reap the benefits of… stay tuned!    ~ Heart & Hands Ministry


Volunteers Needed

The Christmas for the Needy committee would like to make a lunch available for the volunteers at the Christmas for the Needy distribution and they are wondering if a few people from FBC would like to staff the kitchen. The lunch will be provided by the committee. For more information call Donna Johnston at 536-2683 or see Nancy Marion.


Can You Help Give a Ride?

Carol Miller will need rides to Geneva on Sept. 18, 25th and all the Wednesdays in October. She can be picked up at 1:30 pm to go to Geneva, her class is over at 3 pm. She has gas money. See Carol (536-9724) to make arrangements.


Steeple Restoration

On June 23rd the congregation voted to accept a bid of $15,448 for the restoration of the steeple. The money to cover the cost of the project is to come from Memorial Funds, our church’s general fund and individual contributions.  Since we have many plans for future improvements to our church it is very important that we do not deplete our church’s memorial funds and general fund. So please, let’s try to cover as much of this expense with individual contributions as possible. Please give what you can and designate it for the steeple restoration. You may send a check to the church office or place your contribution in the special Steeple Collection box located at the front of the church each Sunday now and through the month of September. Thank you for your continued generosity.

~ Nancy Marion, Moderator


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?              8/18             8/25             9/1               9/8

                                            56                46              60                59

Local Budget                $1,761         $1,195        $6,360          $831


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget  - Keuka College – An American Baptist-Related Institution

Keuka places emphasis on experiential education. The Field Period, or student-designed internship every year while enrolled, makes this institution a national leader in hands-on learning, as has been noted by the New York Times. Each year, they garner 140 hours of hands-on experience, putting into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Students may elect to pursue international Field Periods with the College’s partner universities or on their own. Community service has been part and parcel of the Keuka experience since it was founded and today, all of the 40-plus clubs on the home campus are required to conduct at least one community service project each semester.


Mission Giving

Mission income for the first two weeks of September was $752. This includes $65 from AB Men-NYS for the sandwiches we made for their conference. The other $65 went into the Steeple Fund. Thank you for your contributions.


Board of Missions Spotlight Item

The Board of Missions September Spotlight Item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program is Granola Bars


Community News


Seniors Gathering

“Classic Club” is back at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Monday’s from 9 am to 12 noon. For more information call St. Paul’s at 536-8165. Transportation is available by calling Donna at the Office for the Aging at 536-5515.


Thanking Volunteers

The Christmas for the Needy committee would like to make a lunch available for the volunteers at the Christmas f.t. Needy distribution and they are wondering if a few people from FBC would like to staff the kitchen. The lunch will be provided by the committee. For more information call Donna Johnston at 536-2683 or see Nancy Marion.


Service Information


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.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance


Visitors - welcome  to  First  Baptist  Church! 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.


John 3: 16


You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know


I pulled the bright red motorcycle helmet over my curls, and with a quick pounding heart I positioned myself behind my husband on the bike. What in the world was I doing on a motorcycle for the first time in my life?


I had always been the quiet, reserved lady in the background, living my safe secure life as carefully as possible. But I was hiding behind fear. Fear had kept me “safe” but in a prison of its own.


As we rode out among the country orchards, my heart soared with happiness and exhilaration! These words flew through my mind: “You don’t know what you don’t know!” I’d had no idea how fun it would be! I had not imagined how beautiful it felt to be on the back of a motorcycle riding through the countryside. The pure freedom was delightful and I sensed God’s joy in my breakthrough.


What else have I been missing all my life because I’ve been trusting in my own insight rather than trusting God?


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

and do not rely on your own insight.” ….Proverbs 3:5