224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

October 6, 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                                                          Don Lawrence


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


*Call to Worship                   


*Congregational Song   “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms”    Insert




Children's Time


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer     


Offertory                   “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee”

                                                                 Gail Yonge and Carrie Ahearn


*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                  Romans 12:4-5         Pew Bible NT pg. 215


*Congregational Song     “The Church’s One Foundation”          No. 442


Meditation      “Membership Has Its Responsibilities”    Pastor Sanden 


Communion                            Welcome to The Lord’s Table

                                                 Sharing the Cup

                                                 Sharing the Bread    


*Congregational Song           “Nothing But the Blood”          On Insert


Receiving New Members &   Susan Boyd                   Ethel Hoose

Right Hand of Fellowship       Trevor Conrad               Elizabeth Ortiz

                                                  Bessie Decker               Karen Sanden

                                                  Bill Decker                    Stephen Sanden


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


Pastor:                     Rev. Stephen Sanden       

                                 PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor's Phone:       Cell 386-986-6961

Pastor's E-Mail:

            Ushers/Greeters    Erma Mullins, head usher

                      Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad

            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


Sunday, October 6

11:15 am Hearts & Hands Ministry

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, October 7

5 pm Church Supper

6:30 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!


Tuesday, October 8

10:30 am Mary Martha Circle

7 pm Keuka Comfort Care Home Bereavement Talk

Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer and Pastor Sanden!


Wednesday, October 9

4 pm Backpack

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, October 10

9 am Homeschool

10:30 am Bd of Missions Meeting

7 pm Bd of Christian Education Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, October 12

11 am Mobil Food Pantry


News and Upcoming Events


Hearts & Hands MinistrySunday, October 6

We will be meeting today 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.


Weekly Church Supper – Monday, October 7
Good Food and fellowship each week at 5:00 PM in the Great Room


Mary Martha CircleTuesday, October 8

We will meet on Tuesday, October 8th at 10:30 am in the church’s library. We will be cutting and rolling fabric bandages.


MeetingsThursday, October 10

10:30 am Board of Missions Meeting

7 pm Board of Christian Education Meeting


Advisory Council October 17

There will be a meeting of the Advisory Council on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 pm.



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.


Volunteers Needed …to Thank Volunteers

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.


Many Hands Make Light Work

Help is needed in the church nursery during our Sunday morning worship time. See Ethel Clancy (536-6265) if you can rotate in once in a while.


Thank You

To the young people of our church and Barbara Burke and for the beautiful fall decorations.


Please Note

The carpets throughout the church building will be getting shampooed this week. Please use caution if you enter the building as they may be wet.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?              9/8             9/15             9/22              9/29

                                          61                61                50                 50

Local Budget                $831         $2,906         $5,276             $654


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget 

What Is the Board of International Ministries?

The American Baptist Board of International Ministries began its pioneer mission work in 1814 in Burma, and today works in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas serving more than 1,800 long-term and short-term missionaries in more than 70 countries. Its central mission is to help people come to faith in Jesus, grow in their relationship with God, and change their worlds through the power of the Spirit. International Ministries is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals, with a portion of its income coming through the World Mission Offering, promoted each fall in our American Baptist Churches.


Mission Treasury

Thank you for your contributions to Missions on September 29th. We received $131 towards our budget. In order to meet our budget obligations we need to receive approximately another $1200 per month for the next three months from pledges, loose offering, Sunday School and Secret Place contributions.


Board of Missions Spotlight Item

The Board of Missions October Item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program 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.


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