224 Main Street                                                        October 7, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ

by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements 


Moment for Mission                                                  Karen Rasmussen          


*Song of Praise                      “The Wonderful Cross”                  Insert


Call to Worship


*Hymn                                    “He Included Me”                           Insert


Anthem                                  “His River, His Peace”        


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 


Scripture Reading                  Daniel 3:16                                OT pg. 959


*Hymn                       “There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit”                 No. 398

Sermon                       “What If He Doesn't”         Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn                  “To God Be the Glory”               No. 285


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


Lay Reader:               Shelley Bicksler       

Ushers:                       Jack Clancy, Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,

                                    Erma Mullins, Pat Ames

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart        

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden      

Pastor's Phone:          Cell 386-986-6961

                                    PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor's E-Mail:

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Rachel Carter                     George Jensen                  Barb Mortensen

Julanne Guild                     Janice Knecht                   Marge Moulton

Ethel Hoose                        Ben Loomis                      Dick Sharman

Fran Morse             

Prayers for the family of Kathryn Wunder


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

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

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes      

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Necia Smith                Doris Barcliff  

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Irene Wachala            Dick Sharman           

                                    Willie Nelson              Margaret Drakely

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell


The U.S. Presidential Election

Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and  Leaders


This Week



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service

Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!


Monday, October 8

7 pm Community Chorus

Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer!


Tuesday, October 9

9 am YC Food Pantry/St. Michael's

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team


Wednesday, October 10

4 pm Backpack Program

6 pm Evening Food Distribution

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting


Thursday, October 11

9 am Wellspring Home School

3:30 pm Bd of Mission Meeting

7 pm Bd of Christian Education Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, October 12

10 am Nominating Committee


Next Sunday: Lay Reader: Russ Scheel ~ Greeter: Russ & Judi Scheel

October Coffee Hour Hosts: Pastoral Relations


Church  News


Mary & Martha Circle

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Ladies Circle will meet in the library of the church for their monthly meeting. Bring your own sandwich for our lunch together. Diane DeLooza will bring a dessert for the group and Kathie Lawrence will lead our devotions. We will be cutting and rolling bandages.  All ladies are invited to attend.


Advisory Council

The Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 pm.

All boards need to have a representative present with their budget figures for 2013.


Children's Nursery

Volunteers are needed in the nursery during the worship service. If you are able to sign up for just one Sunday a month see Ethel Clancy.



Can You Help?

For the past several years our church has given Thanksgiving Baskets to needy families in the community. This year, if we want this tradition to continue we need 1 or possibly 2 or 3 people to work together to oversee the project. Call the church office and leave your name if this is something you can help with.



> There is a clip board on the front pew for you to sign up to be greeters and lay readers. Check it and fill in where you can.

> Articles for the November edition of the church newsletter are due to the office on Monday, Oct. 15.


Mission Income

For September 30th was $281. The total income for the treasury for the month of September was $1762. Your generosity enabled us to pay $900 for United Mission Basics as well as $350 for Colgate Rochester Crozier divinity School and $300 each to Fairport Baptist Homes and Springbrook (formerly called Upstate Home for Children & Adults). Our current treasury balance is $1085.73.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     9/16                9/23                9/30

                                                   60                   54                   66

 Current Expenses              $1,184            $1,558              $915

BT&T                                      159                    83               130

Total                                    $1,343            $1,641           $1,045




Next Sunday, October 14


Community News


Turkey Walk

The Annual Turkey Walk will be held on Sunday, November 4. Leaving from the First Presbyterian Church, registration will start at 1 pm and the walk at 1:30 pm. This fundraiser will buy the turkeys and hams for the Christmas for the Needy food baskets. We need to assemble our team of walkers!!! There will be a 5 mile and a 1 mile route. You can do it!


Food for the Needy

The food pantry can use items such as cereals, mac n cheese, breakfast cereals, pudding/jello/fruit cups spaghetti and sauce.


Backpack Program

Donations of breakfast/granola bars, cereal, instant oatmeal, mac & cheese, jello/pudding/fruit cups, tuna etc and help packing on Wednesdays at 4 pm are greatly appreciated. These foods help keep the kids fed when mom and dads aren't at home to prepare meals.

Normally you would have received in the October Newsletter the envelopes for the World Mission Offering. They were forgotten and left out. We have made them available in the pews. If you know of someone who doesn't make it to the worship services but, would like to contribute, call the church office at 536-9821 and we will see to it that they are mailed one.


You are invited

….to join the PY United Methodist Church as they bid farewell to Engel Heggie as she will be leaving very soon moving to New Hampshire to be near family. Engel has been a valuable asset to the PY Community as teacher, drug court volunteer, YC concert series member etc. The event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2-4 pm.  Cards the size of a postcard with your name and picture, contact info, a special remembrance and/or verse are appreciated.



-        The PYUMC will show the film “The Line: Poverty in America – It's Not What You Think” on Oct. 13th, at 6 pm with a potluck supper. For more information call 536-6711.


-        St. Mark's Episcopal Church is assisting Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes in “World Peace Begins at Home”, on Saturday, October 20. Special guest speaker will be Arun Gandhi-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan.

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.


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.


Be faithful in small things

because it is in them

that your strength lies.

                                            ~ Mother Teresa