First Baptist   Bulletin   Penn Yan   
October 12, 2014
Our Service of Worship and Praise

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
. Moment for Mission ........ Don Lawrence
*Congregational Song ......... “Step By Step” ........ Insert
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ........ “You Are My King” ........ Insert
. Anthem ........“This Is the Message” ........
. Children’s Message
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading ..... John 3:3-7 ..... NT pg. 126
*Congregational Song ........ “Open The Eyes of My Heart” ........ Insert
. Message ........ “You Must Be Born Again” ........ Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ........ “The Savior Is Waiting” ........ PB no. 65
**If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor ................. Rev. Stephen Sanden
Choir Director ..... Barbara Stewart
Organist .............. Carrie Ahearn
Ushers/Greeters ... Judi Scheel, head usher, Karen Rasmussen, George Jensen, Paul Nelson

Please Be in Prayer For

Richard Brow                   Donald & Beverly Hall         Ben Loomis
Linda Potts                       Riley Potts                           John Rasmussen
Harold Rasmussen            Barbara Ritz                         Gene Spannet
Stacy Whitney                 The Family of Tom Burke 

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

At Clinton Crest:        Doris Barcliff
At The Homestead:     Helen Ansley               Virginia DeLooza
                                   Marge Cornell              Necia Smith
                                   Irene Wachala               Kathryn Clayson      
                                    Margaret Drakeley
AT The Manor:            Billie Potts                    Mary Armstrong
                                   Bessie Decker	        Milly Bloomquist
                                   Margaret Mills

> 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

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, October 13
5 pm Church Supper/Movie
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Tuesday, October 14
10:30 am Mary Martha Circle
7 pm Community Chorus
Happy Birthday to Jayda Schroo!

Wednesday, October 15
10 am ARC Worship
4 pm Backpack Program

Thursday, October 16
9 am Homeschool Group
7 pm Boy Scouts
7 pm Advisory Council Meeting
Happy Birthday to Greg Marion!

Saturday, October 18
FL Association Clergy Meeting
*November newsletter information is due by Monday, Oct. 20th

News and Upcoming Events

Church - Community Supper & Movie Monday, Oct. 13
Supper at 5 PM - $3.00 per person – Chicken Cacciatore and spaghetti
Movie at 6 PM Plot: As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark on a dangerous quest to right the wrongs of the past – and redeem himself in ways he never expected – by displaying the ultimate in courage and devotion to his friend. After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, October 16
There will be a meeting of the Advisory Council on , 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.

The October item for Milly’s Backpack Program is Instant Oatmeal

Were you here? Sept. 14: 63 ... Sept. 21: 53 .... Sept. 28: 55 .... Oct. 5: 60
Received Last Week: Pledges & Loose Offerings: $3,551.50
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Rise to the Challenge - World Mission Offering - October 26, 2014
Our goal - $1050 - Received to date: $30+

“Challenge” is often used to describe a confrontation – a challenge to a duel or when an NFL coach throws the challenge flag. But, “challenge” can also have positive meanings. Like meeting a challenge to graduate or do well in a job. What challenges are you facing? Does it involve your education, work or relationships with family and friends? Are you aware that God is leading you, even as God has led others?

International Missions is beginning its 3rd century of ministry around the world. The same God who led the Apostle Paul and is leading International Missions can lead you. You can trust that, in God’s good timing, you will know what to do. Is God providing you with an open door, a new direction involving your education, work, or relationships with family or friends? As you think of others’ ministries when you give to the World Mission Offering remember that you have an opportunity to rise to the challenge by following God’s leading for your own life as well.

Community News and Events

Caregivers Disaster Planning Workshop
ProAction Yates Office for the Aging will host a professional guidance workshop to create your own plan, on Saturday, Oct. 25th at 10 am at the Penn Yan Fire Hall. Learn from professionals:
- Plan now – your elderly or disabled care recipient counts on you and a good plan.
- Learn how to survive being stranded at home
- Going to a shelter? Learn what to do and take
- Plan for after the emergency ends
- Consult one on one with professionals and walk away with a personalized plan.

Register by calling ProAction at 536-5515

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


Pastor - Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821

Church Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email:
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