224 Main Street                                                        October 21, 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 


*Song of Praise                      “He Is Exalted”                        PB no. 44    


Call to Worship


*Hymn                        “Holy, Holy, Holy!”                                No. 138


Anthem                      “Is This Not The Land Of Beulah 


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


World Mission Offering Prayer of Dedication:

Dear God, we present these World Mission Offering gifts, which help make it possible to share the good news of Christ around the world. As Samuel responded to your call by saying, “Speak, for your servant is listening,” so we have heard how our missionaries are faithfully serving because of our support – people like Mike & Becky Mann, Bill & Ann Clemmer, Jorge Damasceno, Deliris Carrion Rosa and Mario Morales. We ask that you continue to empower them as they minister in Thailand, South Sudan, Bolivia, the United Kingdom and Haiti. Empower us also, as we Hear the Call to tell others about Jesus Christ through our words and actions, wherever we are. In his name we pray. Amen.                                                      


Scripture Reading                  Jeremiah 29:11-14                   OT pg. 852


*Hymn               “Change My Heart, O God”                          PB no. 25

Sermon                 “Who Wants Truth?”               Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn              “Take My Life”                             No. 391   


*Benediction ~ *Postlude


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


Greeters:                   Charlie Miller

Lay Reader:              Rita Castillo        

Ushers:                      Stan & Cindy Ovens, and Clifford LaBarr

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:


Tom Burke                         George Jensen                 Barb Mortensen

Rachel Carter                    Janice Knecht                   Marge Moulton

Julanne Guild                     Ben Loomis                       Dick Sharman

Ethel Hoose                        Fran Morse                       Stacy Whitney

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



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, October 22

7 pm Council of Churches meeting at 2nd Milo Church

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, October 23

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team


Wednesday, October 24

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting


Thursday, October 25

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

9 am Wellspring Home School

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Happy Birthday to Pam Scutt & Scott Robbins


Friday, October 26

9 am Food for the Needy – distribution

6 pm Kidz Klub Movie Night


Saturday, October 27

9 am Keuka Quilters

12 Noon Starshine Planning Team


Next Sunday:

Lay Reader: Nancy Marion ~ Greeters: The Clancy Family

October Coffee Hour Hosts: Pastoral Relations


Church  News


Kidz Klub

Hey Kids, come to “The Klub” on Friday, October 26th for a movie night. Of course there will be snacks too. Invite a friend to come with you. Adults, we could use a little help, come on over!


Planning for Starshine

Come join a brainstorming task force on Saturday, October 27th, at 12:00 noon 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.


Turkey Walk  - November 4th

Two weeks until the Turkey Walk - - Have you formed your team yet? Have you pledged yet? Monies raised will provide turkeys and hams for the Christmas for the Needy food baskets!


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

Nov. & Dec. need to be filled. There is a clip board at the front pew for you to sign up. Thank you to those who do take a turn, we appreciate your service!



On October 14, Mission giving for the Budget was $199. In addition, $10 was received for Love Gift. The World Mission Offering total to date is $214 towards a goal of $1000. Thank you.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     9/30             10/7           10/14

                                                   66                57                53

Current Expenses                $915         $3,178          $2,803

BT&T                                     130               810           1,102

Total                                  $1,045         $3,988           $3,905


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.


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.


A lie can travel half way around the world

while the truth is putting on it's shoes.


                                               ~ Charles Spurgeon