224 Main Street                                                        September 16, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


American Baptist Women's Mission Statement


In commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

and to the mission of the church and

through the enabling of the Holy Spirit,

American Baptist Women's Ministries provides

opportunities for each woman and girl to:

- become and develop as God's person

- build God's faith community and

- serve God's world.


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements                                              Judi Scheel


*Song of Praise                      “I Will Serve You”             PB no. 54           


Scripture Reading      Jeremiah 18:1-6 - OT pg. 840 Pew Bible - Eileen Modafarri


Unison Prayer                                                                    Tammy Miller

Dear Heavenly Father, we are all broken pieces mended by your love. We need your help Lord, to open our hearts and our hands to all those broken pieces, one piece at a time. May your loving light shine through us to help mend those pieces in your comforting grace.  And may we together become a beautiful work that brings glory to your name. Amen.


*Hymn                        “Morning Has Broken”               No. 469


Women's Choir          “The Potter's Hand”                     Written by Darlene Zchech       


Children's Time                                                                 Cheryl Stewart


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer                                    Barbara Burke




*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                                                              Sheryl Robbins


*Hymn                       “We Give Thee but Thine Own”. No. 428


Scripture Reading      Matthew 25:35-40 - NT pg. 38 Pew Bible - Karen Rasmussen


Sermon                       “Surrounded By Missionaries”

                                               Diane DeLooza, Rita Castillo, Kathie Lawrence,

                                               Erma Mullins, Marge Cornell                                                                    


*Hymn                        “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”       No. 438             


*Benediction ~ *Postlude                                                  

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


Greeters:                     Pam Scutt

Lay Reader:                Karen Rasmussen

Ushers:                        Sue Willson, Karen Rasmussen, Ethel Clancy,

                                     Elizabeth Ortiz, Eileen Modafarri

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

Julanne Guild                     Fran Morse                       Kathryn Warren

Ethel Hoose                       Barb Mortensen

George Jensen


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


Scheduled events



11:15 am Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, September 17

October Newsletter Articles Due

Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!


Thursday, September 20

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting in Room 201

Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!


Saturday, September 22

9 am Field Trip to Ithaca


Next Sunday:

Greeter: Karen Sanden ~ Lay Reader: Nancy Marion


Church  News


Field Trip to Ithaca Science Center & Earth Museum

Come join the fun as we take a trip this 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.


Installation Service

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!


School Kits Collection

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 and Financial Report

Were you here?                      8/26                    9/2                 9/9   

                                                                             51                  63

 Current Expenses              $2,346              $5,435              $812

BT&T                                                             1,400                 67

Total                                    $2,426              $6,835             $879



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.


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.


Exit doors are located at the rear of the sanctuary, at the front and out the foyer, and at the rear of the building at the kitchen and stairwell.


We are the clay ~ You are the potter

We are all the work of Your hands.

                                                      Isaiah 64:8