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First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York
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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ October 4, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
Moment for Mission ..........Jack Clancy
*Congregational Song ..... “I Worship You” - medley - No. 16-19
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “I Stand in Awe” - No. 78
  Anthem ......................... “The Prayer”
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. Isaiah 46:5-10
*Congregational Song ....... “Open the Eyes of My Heart” - No. 66
  Message .......................... “Following God” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
      Welcome to the Lord’s Table
      Sharing the Bread
      Sharing the Cup
*Congregational Song ....... “Worthy Is the Lamb” - No. 264
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Stephen Sanden
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
The Family of Lyle Conrad
The Family of Clarence Ansley

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

10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Sunday school
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult bible study
5 pm Wellspring

Monday October 5
5 pm Church & Community Supper – Whit Yonge’s Ham Loaf
6:30 pm Trustee meeting
6:30 pm Keuka Quilters
7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

Tuesday, October 6
4 pm Backpack

Wednesday, October 7
3:30 pm Cub Scouts
7 pm Cub Scouts
7:30 pm Habitat for Humanity meeting
Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!

Thursday, October 8
Noon Homeschool group
7 pm Boy Scout meeting 7 pm Hour of Prayer small group
7 pm Bible Quiz
7 pm Christian Education meeting
Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer and Rev. Sanden!

Sunday, October 11
Rev. Don Lawrence will deliver the message “Teach Me Your Ways”.

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper – Monday, October5
Each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week's entree - Chef Whit Yonge’s Ham Loaf!

Hour of Prayer - Thursday, October 8
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.

Ladies Group - Tuesday, October 13 Mary & Martha will meet on Tuesday, October 13th at 10:30 am for fellowship, devotions and to cut and roll bandages for White Cross.

Advisory Council Meeting - Thursday, October 15 There will be a meeting of the Advisory Council at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 15th. A representative from every board must be present with their budget figures for 2016.
In addition, all church boards need to select a member for the Nominating Committee for this Advisory Council meeting.

Thank you
....to all who contributed to the ABW School Kits. We have filled 53 bags!!!

Yes! I Can Help!
Search the list below for ways that you can help enrich the life of another person.
Afghan Squares for Hearts & Hands
Cancelled Stamps for Mission/Veteran rehab
BoxTops for Mission/ playground equipment
Cake mix and frostings for Birthday program
Card fronts for Hearts & Hands
Pennies for Backpack Program
Volunteer: Tuesdays at 4 pm Backpack Program
Last Thursdays and Fridays of month for Keuka Food Distribution. Contact Cheryl Davis at 315-521-5949 for more information on lending a helping hand at these two events.
Living Well – Monday thru Thursdays 536-0838 for more info
Keuka Comfort Care Home – 536-1690
Once Again Shoppe – 536-3620

Keep In Touch
Kevin Conrad
330 Chautauqua Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

The food pantry is NO longer collecting egg cartons.

Milly’s Backpack Program Needs for October - Instant Oatmeal

Were you here?
Sept. 6     Sept. 13     Sept. 20     Sept. 27
   58          49           59           56

Pledges and Loose offerings: (Needed each week: $1,825) 
Sept. 6     Sept. 13     Sept. 20      Sept. 27
$4409.75      $504          $729        $719.05

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Chile
Barbara and Dwight Bolick serve with the Convention of Baptist Churches-Chilean Mission in ministries of economic and leadership development. Their primary focus is with Mapuche churches in southern Chile. The Mapuche are the indigenous people of Chile and Argentina. Most of them live on small farms in isolated rural communities called “reduction.” They struggle with severe poverty, lack of sustainable livelihoods, and the debilitating, culture-eroding effects of centuries of domination. The goals of the Bolicks’ ministries with the Mapuche churches and communities are: first, recovery of identity as a people made in the image of God; and second, discovery of vocation as productive stewards of God’s creation. Barbara and Dwight, with the Mapuche churches, pursue these goals through various programs, such as covering the use of the native language, Mapudungun, in worship, evangelism and service; entrepreneurship training in a rural context (beginning with the production of traditional weavings, and beekeeping /honey production); and theological education. Rooted in Bible study and reflection, these programs equip Mapuche leaders to serve their communities through economic development fully integrated with a proclamation of the Gospel grounded in their culture and context. Languages used in ministry: Spanish and Mapudungun.

Mission Report
Thanks to your generous contribution of $1025 to Missions on September 28th, we were able to send our donations for Springbrook, Keuka College and their chaplaincy program, Campus Ministry at schools across New York State, Bacone College, Green Lake and Murrow Indian School. Thank You

Community News and Events

Community Chorus rehearsals–
The Penn Yan Community Chorus has begun rehearsals for their Christmas Concert. This year's concert will include selections from Handel's Messiah, along with other season based selections. There is still time to join - rehearsals are held Monday evenings at 7:00 PM at our church.

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