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First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York
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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ October 11, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” - No. 96
*Call to Worship and Prayer of Invocation
  Anthem ......................... “Thy Word”
  Moment for Mission ..........Judi Scheel
  Responsive Reading:

Leader: The Apostle Paul, a great missionary of the first century, wrote these words to the church in Philippi:
All: “One thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, I press on toward the goal.”
Leader: Like Paul, today’s American Baptist International Ministries global servants also “press on”.
All: We thank God for their work of evangelism in places like Mexico and France.
Leader: For their teaching in Hungary and Japan.
All: For the physical healing they bring to South Sudan and Nicaragua.
Leader: We thank God for giving these servants the strength to persevere against human trafficking in Thailand and Bulgaria;
All: And for their labors in economic development in Chile and Haiti.
Leader: For their peacemaking in Hong Kong and Zambia.
All: For their training of church leaders in Brazil and the Democratic of the Congo
Leader: We commend them to God’s presence and power.
All: And we seek the same for our own witness for Jesus wherever we are.
*Congregational Song ..........“Be thou My Vision” - No. 83
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. Psalm 119:41-48
*Congregational Song ....... “Open My Eyes That I May See” - No. 443
  Message .......................... “Teach Me Your Ways” - Rev. Don Lawrence
*Congregational Song ....... “He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought” - No. 81
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Today's nessage: Rev, Don Lawrence
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    John Decker
Dan Emerson       Donald Hall            Beverly Hall
Chris Holder      Don Ovens              Barbara Ritz
Jennifer Slocum

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

Today, October 11
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Sunday school
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Sunday School
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, October 12
5 pm Church & Community Supper – meatloaf ‘n mashed potatoes
7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

Tuesday, October 13
10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle
4 pm Backpack

Wednesday, October 14
7 pm Cub Scouts
Happy Birthday to Jayda Schroo!

Thursday, October 15
10 am Bd of Mission meeting
Noon Homeschool group
7 pm Advisory Council meeting
7 pm Boy Scout meeting
7 pm Hour of Prayer small group
7 pm Bible Quiz

Friday, October 16
Happy Birthday to Greg Marion!

Saturday, October 17
9 am Keuka Quilters

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper – Monday, October12
Each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week's entree - meatloaf, mashed potatoes!

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.

Hour of Prayer - Thursday, October 15
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.

Thank you
To all who lent-a-hand with the reception for Lyle Conrad.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month
What can you do to show your support and appreciation for Rev. Sanden and Karen. (The most important thing you can do for your pastor is to keep him in prayer every day).

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

For a $10 donation to help cover the cost of bulletins you may choose a Sunday to dedicate bulletins in loving memory or in honor of your loved one. Use the form on the greeting table or in the printed bulletin, or contact the church office.

Milly’s Backpack Program Needs for October - Instant Oatmeal - a stay-with-you food to keep the kids fueled at school so they can have better concentration = better performance. Thank you for whatever you can do. Shop at Aldi or the Dollar stores for better pricing.

Were you here?
Sept. 20     Sept. 27     Oct 4
   59           56      no report

Pledges and Loose offerings: (Needed each week: $1,825) 
Sept. 20      Sept. 27     Oct. 4
  $729        $719.05    $3107.25

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Costa Rica
Sue Hegarty serves in Costa Rica, with the Baptist Federation and with the Pastoral Care for Women ministry. She teaches seminary courses for training pastors with the Costa Rican Baptist Federation in San Jose, as well as serving as liaison with American Baptist mission teams. Sue also teaches in the leadership development program for the inter-denominational ministry of Pastor Care for Women. This ministry seeks to give Christian hope to women in a male-dominated culture by teaching them of God’s love for them, which then empowers them as they seek to reach their potential as women of faith. Previously Sue served for twelve years in Cuba where she taught at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Santiago de Cuba and directed an editorial group responsible for writing and publishing Bible study materials for all age groups for the Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention. Prior to that she worked for five years in Nicaragua as the Christian education Promoter for the Baptist Convention, where she and a team of national leaders led teacher-training workshops and published Sunday School curriculum. Language used in ministry: Spanish

Mission Report
Thank for your generous contributions to the Mission fund! This fund enables us to help programs and organizations such as Springbrook, Keuka College and their chaplaincy program, Campus Ministry at schools across New York State, Bacone College, Green Lake, Murrow Indian School and others. Thank You

Community News and Events

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

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