224 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY - September 28, 2014

Our Mission is to Create a Caring Community to Honor and Serve God.

Our Service of Worship and Praise

Prelude ~ Chimes

Welcome & Announcements

Moment for Mission - - - - - - - Judi Scheel   

*Congregational Song - - - - - - Majesty” - PB no. 74

*Call to Worship

*Congregational Song - - - - - - “I Will Sing the Wondrous Story”  on Insert

Anthem - “The New 23rd

Children's Message

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer



*Offertory Prayer

Scripture Reading - - - - - - - - Romans 8:31-39

*Congregational Song

Message - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If God Is For Us” - Rev. Stephen Sanden

*Congregational Song - - - - - - Victory in Jesus” - on Insert

*Benediction ~ Postlude

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


Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart

Ushers/Greeters: Greg Miller , head usher. Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

Please Be In Prayer For:

Tom Burke, Donald & Beverly Hall, Ben Loomis, Linda Potts, John Rasmussen, Barbara Ritz, Gene Spannet, Ruth Spencer, Ronna Stewart, Stacy Whitney

Our Special Interest Missionaries - International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy ~ Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

At Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff

At The Homestead: Helen Ansley. Virginia DeLooza, Margaret Drakeley, Marge Cornell, Necia Smith, Irene Wachala

At The Manor: Billie Potts, Mary Armstrong, Milly Bloomquist

Those in our community who serve as law enforcement, fire fighter volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers

Prayer Needs: 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


5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, September 29

5 pm Church Supper/Movie

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Tuesday, September 30

7 pm Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Barbara Burke!

Wednesday, October 1

4 pm Backpack Program

7:30 pm Habitat for Humanity Meeting

Happy Birthday to Margaret Mills!

Thursday, October 2

9 am Homeschool Group

10 am Missions

7 pm Boy Scouts

Saturday, October 4

9 am Keuka Quilters

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper - Sept. 29th, $3.00 per person – Chicken ‘n Biscuits

Monday Movie at 6 pm Free! Movie Plot: A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle’s estate, where she makes a wonderful discovery that gives meaning to her life and that of another person in need.

Ladies, Save the Date - The ABW Fall Rally will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Second Milo Baptist Church. 8:30 am Continental Breakfast - 9 am Business Meeting - 10 am Missionary Speaker, Matt Mann to tell about his work in Laos.

Were you here? Aug. 31 - 43. - Sept 7 - 70. = -Sept. 14 – 63. - Sept. 21 -53

Received Last Week     Pledges & Loose Offerings  $358.00 Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Report - Thank you for the $47 that was contributed for our Mission Budget on September 21st. We are still in need of $300 to keep pace with our budgeted obligations for this month

Mission Board - There will be a meeting of the Mission Board on Thursday, October 2, at 10 am in the library.

Mission Nugget - A Focus Mediation on the ABC/NYS biennial October 3-4, 2014 Theme: “Incline”: We’re on the INCLINE. Sometime the walk is hard, but we face forward. Sometimes we get tired, but always moving upward. Sometimes we lean, but always on Jesus. We’re on the INCLINE in Jesus’ name”.

Leader: We’re on the INCLINE People: We’re pressing on the upward way.

Leader: We’re on the INCLINE People: Moving forward every day.

Leader: We’re on the INCLINE People: Heading in a new direction.

Leader: We’re on the INCLINE People: Leaning on the Spirit’s inspiration.

Leader: Lord, lift us up and let us STAND People: Plant our feet on higher land.

A Prayer for the ABC/NYS Biennial – October 3-4 in Utica, NY - We pray this morning for all the American Baptist Churches in our Region, and not just our own. In Christ, we are no longer strangers and aliens to you, O God. We are members of the household of God. Our witness and ministry with other churches is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Christ Jesus is our cornerstone. We pray for our Regional leadership and the building up of churches. We pray for the gathering of Baptists in Utica in October. May it be a time to grow, move, and be built up together. In Christ’s name. Amen.

October item for Milly’s Backpack Program - Individual Oatmeal Packets

Community News and Events

Community Café - Free meal open to the community at PY United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 30, from 5 – 7:30 pm.

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.

Service Information

We're glad you 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. After the service, please join in a time of fellowship in the great room

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

God So Loved the World.....

Rev. Stephen Sanden

PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Home: 315-536-6385

Cell Phone: 386-986-6961

Office: 315-536-9821


Church Office:     315-536-9821

Office Hours:       Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

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