224 Main Street                                                        September 23, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ,

by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements 


Moment for Mission                                                       Shelley Bicksler                                             


*Song of Praise                      “Great Is the Lord”                   PB no. 20


Call to Worship


*Hymn                                    “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”        No. 276


Anthem                                  “The Old Rugged Cross”


Children's Time                                                         


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer                                 


Offertory                    “Give Thanks”                                      PB no. 26


*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                  Isaiah 33:10-16     OT pg. 773 Pew Bible


*Hymn                                    “O Worship the King”                 No. 476


Sermon                     “Can Anyone Survive”        Rev. Stephen Sanden                                 


*Invitational Hymn                “Lord, I'm Coming Home”       On Insert             





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


Greeters:                    Karen Sanden                      

Lay Reader:               Nancy Marion        

Ushers:                       Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, Ed & Rita Castillo

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart        

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden       Cell # 386-986-6961

                                    PO Box 695, Penn Yan

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

Julanne Guild                   Ben Loomis                       Dick Sharman

Ethel Hoose                      Fran Morse                       Kathryn Warren

George Jensen                 Barb Mortensen

 Karen Sanden's family in the loss of her brother


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 

The Homestead:         Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Irene Wachala            Dick Sharman

                                    Willie Nelson             Margaret Drakely

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell


Our Service Men and Women and their families                             

Our Country and  Leaders


This Week



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, September 24

Council of Churches Meeting at Milo Center UMC

7 pm Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Greg Miller!


Tuesday, September 25

Happy Birthday to Jack Clancy!


Wednesday, September 26

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting


Thursday, September 27

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting in Room 201


Friday, September 28

9 am Food for the Needy - distribution


Saturday, September 29

ABW Finger Lakes Association Fall Rally – see “Church news”

7 pm Wellspring – documentary


Next Sunday:

Greeter: Karen Rasmussen ~ Lay Reader: Trevor Conrad

Installation Service

You are invited to attend the formal Installation of our new pastor, Rev. Stephen Sanden

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.


Every member is encouraged to attend this important event in the life of our church

Join us for the Installation of Rev. Sanden as our new Pastor!


Church News


ABW Finger Lakes Association Fall Rally

Saturday, September 29th at Wayne Baptist Church.

It is a morning meeting with a continental breakfast. See Diane DeLooza (536-3162), if you would like to attend/need a ride.


Children's Nursery

Volunteers are needed in the nursery during the worship service. If you are able to sign up for just one Sunday a month see Ethel Clancy.


Note to the Congregation

For the past several years our church has given Thanksgiving Baskets to needy families in the community. This year, if we want this tradition to continue we need 1 or possibly 2 or 3 people to work together to oversee the project. If this is something you would have a heart for, call the church office and leave your name.


School Kits Collection

Items being collected through the month of September for Church World Service Kits 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!!)


Cards of Sympathy

We covet your prayers for the family of Karen Sanden and Mary Hutson in the loss their of brother and son. Addresses are as follows:

Mary Hutson: 56 Kathleen Trail, Palm Coast, FL 32164

Karen Sanden: PO Box 695 Penn Yan


Mission Contributions for September 16th were:

Pledges: $121; Loose Offerings: $24; Secret Place: $10; Sunday School $2; Pennies for Milly's Pantry: $2.30

September Totals: Treasury $1070; Pennies $20.30; Thank You.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                      9/2                 9/9                  9/16 

                                                  51                  63                     60

Current Expenses              $5,435              $812            $1,184

BT&T                                   1,400                 67                  159

Total                                    $6,835             $879            $1,343


Community News


Community Supper

PY United Methodist Church will host it's monthly Free Community Supper on Tuesday, September 25th from 5:30 to 7 pm. This is an opportunity to enjoy some good foods and fellowship with others.


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.


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan.  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.


When am I going to deepen

my friendship with God?