223 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY – October 5, 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 - - - - - - - Jack Clancy

*Congregational Song - - - - - - “In the Garden” (on Insert)

*Call to Worship

*Congregational Song - - - - - - “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”  (on Insert)

Anthem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “Come to the Water”

Children's Message

Pastoral Prayer



*Offertory Prayer

Scripture Reading - - - - - - - - I Corinthians 13:4-8 - - - -  NT pg. 233

*Congregational Song - - - - - - The Old Rugged Cross” (on Insert)

Message - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Unfailing Love” - - Rev. Stephen Sanden

*Congregational Song - - - - - - There Is a Fountain” (on Insert)

Communion Service

*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: Erma Mullins, head usher. Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad, Charlie Miller

Please Be In Prayer For:

Tom Burke, Donald & Beverly Hall, Ben Loomis, Linda Potts, Riley Potts, John Rasmussen, Harold Rasmussen, Barbara Ritz, Gene Spannet, Stacy Whitney                                                                      

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

At Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff

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

At The Manor: Billie Potts, Mary Armstrong, Bessie Decker, Milly Bloomquist, Margaret Mills

Our Country and Leaders, and 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

This Week at First Baptist


5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, October 6

5 pm Church Supper/Movie

6:30 pm Trustee Meeting

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Tuesday, October 7

7 pm Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!

Wednesday, October 8

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scouts

Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer and Rev. Sanden!

Thursday, October 9

9 am Homeschool Group

7 pm Boy Scouts

7 pm Christian Education Meeting

Friday, October 10

Happy Birthday to Clarence Ansley!

Saturday, October 11

9 am Mobile Food Pantry

News and Upcoming Events

Church - Community Supper & Movie - Monday, Oct. 6 -  

$3.00 per person – Sloppy Joes, green beans, salad, dessert. Movie Plot: As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. This inspiring and revealing drama focuses on the President’s tumultuous final four months in office as this visionary leader pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery.

American Baptist Women Rally – Saturday October 11

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

Advisory Committee MeetingThursday, October 16

There will be a meeting of the Advisory Council on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Boards are required to have a representative present with budget figures for 2015.

Concert - Mark Lawrence – Sunday, October 26

Please come and join us at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 26th for our concert performed by Mark A. B. Lawrence. Mark is a well-known professional singer and the son of our own Kathie and Don Lawrence. Mark will perform a selection of classical and modern songs from opera, musical theater and the movies. Refreshments will be served following the concert. A Good Will offering will be taken. Please show your support and enjoy an afternoon of quality entertainment.

October item for Milly’s Backpack Program is Instant Oatmeal

Were you here?       Sept 7 - 70 , Sept. 14 - 63, Sept. 21 - 53, Sept. 28 - 53

Received Last Week     Pledges & Loose Offerings     $497.50. Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Report - Thank you for your Mission contribution on September 28th. We received $117 for the Budget and $30 for the World Mission Offering. We will need to receive a total of at least $1400 in October to keep up with our budget. Please consider prayerfully how you can help. (In September, we received only $1155).

Rise to the Challenge - World Mission Offering - October 26, 2014

Our goal - $1050. Received to date: $30

A cry for help requires a response – a hurt child calls for a parent to come running; a swimmer unable to negotiate the water needs a rescuing lifeguard; a person in dire need beckons for assistance from a 911 operator. The Apostle Paul heard this same cry in the first century when these words came in a vision: “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” We hear those words ourselves today: “Come over and help us!” That’s the request from people you see daily, and it doesn’t take a journey to Macedonia. That’s also the cry from church leaders around the globe to International Ministries, and you can respond to that plea as you give to the World Mission Offering.

Community News and Events

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. Pick up a 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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