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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ September 20, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “He Has Made me Glad medley” No. 579, 580. 581
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Ancient Words” - No. 344
  Anthem
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
  Offering
*Doxology
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ..............
*Congregational Song ....... “Thy Word” - No. 342
  Message .......................... Gideon Guest Speaker
*Congregational Song ....... “Sent the Light” - No. 364
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Stephen Sanden
Today's Message: Gideon speaker
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart

Following the service, all are invited to join in a Fellowship Hour in the Great Room


Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne     Shirley Butterfield    Dan Emerson
Donald Hall       Beverly Hall           Chris Holder
Don Ovens         Barbara Ritz           Jennifer Slocum

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

Today
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Sunday school
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult bible study
5 pm Wellspring
Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!

Monday, September 21
5 pm Church & Community Supper – macaroni ‘n cheese
October newsletter articles due today

Wednesday, September 23
3:30 pm Cub Scout meeting
4 pm Backpack
7 pm Cub Scout meeting

Thursday, September 24
Noon Homeschool group
7 pm Boy Scout meeting
7 pm Hour of Prayer small group
Happy Birthday to Greg Miller!

Friday, September 25
9 am Keuka Food distribution
Happy Birthday to Jack Clancy!

Saturday, September 26
8 am Men’s Group
Fall Association meeting at Clifton Springs


News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper – Monday, September 21
Each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week - macaroni & cheese

Hour of Prayer - Thursday, September 24
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.

Men's Group - Saturday, September 26
Come join us for fellowship and to he;p with some odd jobs around our building! Saturday, Starting at 8 AM.

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.

CWS School Kits
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.

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
With the blessing of the National Baptist Convention of Brazil, Corenne (Garrison) and Philip Smith minister to children who are part of a residential program that rescues homeless street children and youth ranging in age from 8 to 18. In Brazil, poor youth often choose life on the streets to escape the poverty of the slums and, more often, to escape abusive families. On the streets, they are exposed to HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, child prostitution, substance abuse, and violence. This program provides guidance, education, and training for future employment. All students have completed a paid internship and are employed before they leave the program. Corenne counsels mainly with the older children, working with them on life skills so that they can eventually transition away from a boarding school to independent living. Corenne also serves as a surrogate mother to many of the children, sharing with them the love of Jesus. After experiencing day-to-day living in a safe, caring Christian environment, most of these children make decisions to follow Christ. Philip Smith is the president and CEO of the residential program, Hope Unlimited for Children, which was founded in 1991. Philip is serving in Brazil in a joint appointment by International Ministries and Hope Unlimited International. Language used for ministry: Portuguese.

Mission Giving
Thank you to everyone who kept their Mission contributions up-to-date through the summer! Your generosity makes it possible to help several mission centered organizations that our church has chosen to support.


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