224 Main Street                                                        October 14, 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                                                              Ed Castillo


*Song of Praise                      “Give Thanks”                         PB no. 26


Call to Worship


*Hymn                        “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”          No. 464


Anthem                      “The Journey Is Our Home”                       


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                  Ephesians 5:1, 15-20      NT pg. 262, 263

                                                1 Kings 3:3-15                        OT pg. 371    


*Hymn               “Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above”       No. 483

Sermon      “Living Worship, Living Wisdom”      Rev. Janice Bourne


*Invitational Hymn                “Lord, Speak to Me”                   No. 426


*Benediction ~ *Postlude


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


Greeters:                   Russ & Judi Scheel

Lay Reader:              Russ Scheel        

Ushers:                      Judi Scheel, Charlie Miller,

                                   Greg Miller, Ethel Clancy   

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

Prayers for the family of Ralph Wilkes

Prayers for the family of Helena Cranmer 


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

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

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Necia Smith                Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

                                    Margaret Drakely        Irene Wachala

The Manor:                Margaret Hartwell


The U.S. Presidential Election

Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and  Leaders


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week at First Baptist



11:15 am Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, October 15

9 am November Newsletter articles due

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, October 16

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team


Wednesday, October 17

10 am ARC Worship Service

4 pm Backpack Program

Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!


Thursday, October 18

9 am Wellspring Home School

7 am Advisory Council

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Friday, October 19

4 pm “Can Hunger” set up


Saturday, October 20

“Can Hunger”

Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!


Next Sunday: Lay Reader: Erma Mullins ~ Greeter: Charlie Miller

October Coffee Hour Hosts: Pastoral Relations


Church  News


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.


“Baptism Ahead” Class

There will not be a class today. Kids, please read chapter 2, to prepare for next week's class.


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.


Lay Readers & Greeters

Oct. 28 and Nov. & Dec. need to be filled. There is a clip board at the front pew for you to sign up.



Income for October 7, was $369 for the treasury; $5 for World Mission Offering. Thank you for your generosity.


November 4th is the Turkey Walk.

Have you formed your team yet? Have you pledged yet? The event is less than a month away and raises money for the turkeys and hams that go into the Christmas for the Needy food baskets!


Planning for Starshine

Come join a brainstorming task force on Saturday, October 27th,  to plan for Starshine which will be held in the courtyard / FBC again this year. A light lunch will be served as we make plans to sell refreshments and themed baskets. Please RSVP to Cindy Ovens at 536-2485 by Monday, Oct. 22. We need your ideas and input, please come!


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     9/23                9/30             10/7

                                                   54                   66                54

Current Expenses              $1,558               $915         $3,178

BT&T                                         83                130              810

Total                                    $1,641           $1,045         $3,988


Community News



-        “Safe Harbors”; 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.


-        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

We are putting out a call for volunteers to help with the monthly distributions and unloading the Food Link delivery trucks. Call George Schaeffer at 315-200-0527 to gather more information. Needed items of mac n cheese, breakfast cereals, pudding/jello/fruit cups and spaghetti and sauce are welcome too!


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.


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.


Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul;

man cannot live in health without them.


                                               ~Mahalia Jackson