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First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York
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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ October 25, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
  Moment for Mission ..........Karen Rasmussen
*Congregational Song ..... “Holy, Holy Holy” - No. 68
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Holy Ground” - No. 71, 72
  Anthem .........................
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
  Offering
*Doxology
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............. TBA
*Congregational Song ....... “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” - No. 454
  Message .......................... Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “God of Grace and God of Glory” - No. 115
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
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

Wilma Basco      Malcom Bourne     Shirley Butterfield
John Decker      Dan Emerson       Donald & Beverly Hall
Chris Holder     Don Ovens         Barbara Ritz
Karen Sanden

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

Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest: Doris Barcliff      Doris Norman
               Jim Best 

The Homestead: Helen Ansley	   Virginia DeLooza
	       Marge Cornell       Kathryn Clayson
               Jennifer Slocum

The Manor:     Billie Potts        Mary Armstrong
               Margaret Mills      Bessie Decker
               Veronica Sedlock    Margaret Drakeley
> 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 25
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Sunday school
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Sunday School
5 pm Wellspring
Happy Birthday to Pam Scutt & Scott Robbins!

Monday October 26
5 pm Church & Community Supper – baked ziti
7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

Tuesday, October 27
4 pm Backpack
4 pm Office of Aging dinner

Wednesday, October 28
3:30 pm Cub Scouts
7 pm Cub Scouts
Happy Birthday to Gail Yonge!

Thursday, October 29
1 pm Homeschool group
7 pm Boy Scout meeting
7 pm Hour of Prayer small group
7 pm Bible Quiz

Friday, October 30
9 am Keuka Food distribution

Saturday, October 31
8 am Men’s Group
5 pm Lions Club Community Halloween Party


News and Upcoming Events

Today, we will receive the World Mission Offering. Our 2015 WMO goal is $1,139.
Did you know that two-thirds of the world still does not know the fullness of God’s love through Jesus Christ? This is why, this October, we focus on the wide-ranging impact of the World Mission Offering, using the theme, Stretch Forward found in Philippians 3:13-14.

STRETCH FORWARD
with International Ministries
through the World Mission Offering!

Please give generously and expectantly to the World Mission Offering as, together we help people everywhere come to Christ, grow in their relationships to God and change their worlds through the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank you! Your Mission Board

Church & Community Supper – Monday, October 26
Each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week's entree - baked ziti!

Hour of Prayer - Thursday, October 29
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 the members of the congregation who came together to decorate our sanctuary for Autumn. A very fitting reminder of the abundance of blessings that come from our Father in heaven.

Turkey Hunger Walk - Sunday, November 8
Help End Hunger By Participating In The TURKEY HUNGER WALK
Sunday, November 8th
Penn Yan First Presbyterian Church
Register at 1:00 pm
Join the Fun and Walk With Us!
100% Comes Back to Our Local Food Pantry!
* Sheryl Robbins and Diane DeLooza will be walking in the Turkey Walk. Please, see either one to sponsor them.

Dear First Baptist Congregation, At this week’s Advisory Council meeting it was decided to proceed in updating our organ and procuring a projector for our sanctuary. We will be doing this in cooperation with the Wellspring Church that meets in our building. In order to see that this project is successful, we are asking for volunteers for two committees:
Committee No. 1 Will be a group of people from both churches interested in determining how the organ is to be updated and what type of projector is to be used.

Committee No. 2 Will be a group of people from both churches to determine how the project is to be financed.

We ask you to take your time and seriously, prayerfully consider how you can work to make this project successful. If you are interested in either of these committees contact either our Moderator, Nancy Marion or Pastor Steve. Volunteers will be accepted until November, 8.

Please pray for the success of this project. Thank you for your attention.

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.

Backpack Program Needs for November - hot cocoa! Let’s give our kids a warm treat for these cool mornings.
Thank you for whatever you can do.


Were you here?
Sept. 20     Sept. 27     Oct 4      Oct 11     Oct 18
   59           56          55         39

Pledges and Loose offerings: (Needed each week: $1,825) 
Sept. 20     Sept. 27     Oct. 4     Oct 11     Oct 18
  $729       $719.05    $3107.25      $1843       $933

Our Church's Mission

Tiday we will receive the World Mission Offering. Our 2015 WMO goal is $1,139. Please give generously and expectantly to the World Mission Offering as, together we help people everywhere come to Christ, grow in their relationships to God and change their worlds through the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank you! From your Mission Board

Mission Around the World - Dominican Republic
Based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Madeline Flores-Lopez works with a steadily increasing number of volunteers from the USA and Puerto Rico, doing mission work in the “bateyes’ (bah-tays) in the Dominican Republic. These bateyes were built by owners of the sugarcane fields for the Haitian workers and their families. The bateyes are known for their poverty, lack of basic needs and poor sanitation. Many teams offer Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs for the children, set up medical clinics, offer training in hygiene, birth control and preventing domestic violence. Some teams build schools or do evangelistic work with the families bringing them the Gospel and sometimes Bibles in Creole or Spanish. Madeline’s enthusiasm for mission is contagious. She stresses that missions are for everyone! “Any age, race, gender, color… you just need to have a heart to serve. Languages used in ministry: Spanish, English and Creole.

Mission Report
Thank you for your Mission contribution of $79 on October 18th. Another $30 was given for the World Mission Offering – the total is now $135. FYI in 5 ½ years, we have collected 285,503 pennies (or $2855.63) for the Backpack program at Milly’s Pantry.


Community News and Events

Free supper at the PYUMC, Main and Chapel Streets. 5:30 – 7 pm on Tuesday, October 27th.

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
Box tops 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