224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

September 29, 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


Moment for Mission                                                              Ed Castillo


*Congregational Song           “In Christ Alone”                      On Insert                                       


*Call to Worship                   


*Congregational Song           “The Wonderful Cross”           On Insert                  


Anthem                       “Family of Christ”


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     

(Baptismal candidates may leave to prepare)


*Congregational Song           “There Is a Fountain”             On Insert




Baptism                                  Elizabeth Ortiz

                                                Ethel Hoose

                                                Trevor Conrad

                                                Bill Decker


*Congregational Song           “Amazing Grace”                        No. 280

                                                                                                   v. 1,2,3,5

*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


The mums at the altar are in loving memory of Manuel Estimo, Caridad Estimo, and Caridad Castro.

                                                                 ~ Ethel & Jack Clancy


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, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

            Choir Director:       Barbara Stewart

Organist:                 Carrie Ahearn

Church Phone:         315-536-9821

Church E-mail:

Church Website: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                    Margaret Drakeley             Hunter Greene     

Marge Cornell               Kali Greene                        Stacey Whitney  


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

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

Courtney Crisler - The Place, Norwich, NY


Quail Summit:         Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Dick Sharman               Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

                                 Marge Cornell

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



5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, September 30

5 pm Church Supper – Chicken ‘n Biscuits

6:30 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

Happy Birthday to Barbara Burke!


Tuesday, October 1

Happy Birthday to Margaret Mills!


Wednesday, October 2

9 am Food Safety Class

4 pm Backpack


Thursday October 3

9 am Homeschool

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, October 5

8:30 am Keuka Quilters


News and Upcoming Events



Weekly Church Supper – September 30

5 pm in the Great Room. Chicken and Biscuits prepared by our Penn Yan Diner pros!


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).


Recycle Your Greeting Cards

Heart & Hands Ministry will take your used greeting cards. Instead of discarding them, please cut off the front of the cards and leave them in one of the blue polka-dotted greeting card recycle boxes. The boxes are found on the front pew and the back table of the sanctuary.



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.


Handicap Bus Schedule

The month of November is our turn on the PY Area Council of Churches Handicap Bus which makes it possible for people with disabilities to have a ride to their churches. We will need a helper.


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!)


Our Nursery

We are looking to fill some vacancies in our church nursery during our Sunday morning worship time, Sept – Dec. See Ethel Clancy (536-6265) if you can rotate in once in a while.


Volunteers Needed In December

The Food for the Needy program is looking for kitchen helpers for Dec. 11, 12, 13th. They will be thanking their volunteers with a nice lunch during their Dec. distribution. We need teams of two people for each day. The lunch will be provided by the program. We will set up the food and clean up the kitchen. Our church sponsors this program, so let’s demonstrate our support. Please contact Nancy Marion. Thank you.


Can You Help?

We need donations of Pine Sol floor cleaner and Murphy’s Oil Soap. If you are able to help with that, we thank you very much.


Thank You!

~ To Gail Yonge for her gift of music before our worship services.

~ The FBC Men’s Group for the work around our church building.

~ To FBC and You for sponsoring the Food for the Needy with space and support so that they can be there in times of need for our members of the community when they need a helping hand and to know that someone does care.

~ To Rev. Russ Scheel for his message last Sunday.

~ To Diane DeLooza, Erma Mullins, and Judi Scheel for filling in at the church office last week.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?              9/1               9/8             9/15             9/22

                                          59                61                61                50

Local Budget             $6,360            $831         $2,906         $5,276


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget 

Keuka College – An American Baptist-Related Institution

“At Keuka College, behaving ethically and with integrity means being honest, keeping promises, and respecting the property and interest of others. Our personal and professional integrity guides the actions of our college community, supports the character development, wellness, and spirituality of our students, and makes us a more civil society.  Keuka College develops integrity and ethical behavior in its students through the curriculum and by consistent modeling of honest and forthright behavior by the faculty, staff, administration, and alumni.”


Prayer for Keuka College

Gracious God, we thank you for the long and faithful ministry of Keuka College to students and the community. We pray that, at the beginning of this new school year, all members of the student body, faculty, administration, and staff may know your blessing and guidance. May they, in the words of the school’s founder, “bring strength to the nation and help humanity” and may they, both here and in the other countries where they meet for classes, help to build “a more civil society”, in the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.


Mission Treasury

Thank you to all who gave so generously to Missions on September 22nd. We received $1,097.50 towards our budget. This will help us meet a number or our obligations for Institutional Support.


Board of Missions Spotlight Item

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

The October  Item is Instant Oatmeal Packets


Community News


Bereavement Presentation

A presentation entitled, “Loss and Grief: New Perspectives”, will take place from 7-8 pm, Tuesday, October 8, here at FBC. The speaker will be Michele Allman, LMSW, Medical Social Worker and bereavement support group facilitator for Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc. The program is free and open to the community. Pre-registration is appreciated by calling the Keuka Comfort Care Home at 536-1690.


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