224 Main Street                                                           October 28, 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          “More Precious/We Exalt Thee”       On Insert     


Call to Worship


*Hymn                        “We Bow Down”                                  On Insert


Children's Time


Anthem                      “We Will Glorify”     


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      Genesis 32:22-31                                OT pg. 38


*Hymn                        “Seek Ye First”                                       No. 333

Sermon                       “The Wrestler”                 Rev. Stephen


*Invitational Hymn                “Pass Me Not”                           On Insert


*Benediction   ~ *Postlude


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


Greeters:                   The Clancy Family  

Lay Reader:              Nancy Marion        

Ushers:                      Jack Clancy, Shelley Bicksler,

                                   Cheryl Stewart, Erma Mullins, Pat Ames

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


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       Billie Potts


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 PY First Baptist



12:30 pm Eagle Scout Award Program

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, October 29

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, October 30

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team


Wednesday, October 31

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, November 1

9 am Wellspring Home School

3:30 pm Bd of Mission Meeting

6 pm Boy Scout Dinner/Meeting


Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night.


Next Sunday:

Lay Reader: Jack Clancy     Greeters: Charlie & Mary Watkins

November Coffee Hour Hosts: Christian Education


Church  News


Turkey Walk  - November 4th is the.

One week until the Turkey Walk - -Monies raised will provide turkeys and hams for the Christmas for the Needy food baskets.



Finger Lakes Baptist Association Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 4th

First Baptist Church of Penn Yan, with special guest Roberta Stephens, who has been a long term missionary to Japan. Come, learn about her work. Registration begins at 2:30 pm, the program will begin at 2:45 pm and will be followed by a dish-to-pass supper at 4 pm. Bring your own place setting


Memorial Service for Ralph Wilkes

Saturday, December 8th at 2:00 pm at Keuka College Norton Chapel.

Rev. John R. Tharp, officiating.


Lay Readers & Greeters

Nov. & Dec. have openings. 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 to the church!


Ring the Bell  for a Good Cause

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches “Ring the Bell for the Needy”. Our turn to ring is on Friday, November 30th from

9 am – 4 pm in front of Tops Supermarket. There is a sign up sheet in the sanctuary. Usually we work in teams of two. Grab a partner and sign up for a two hour shift.


Thank You

~ To Barbara Burke and her family for the bounty of beauty in the    


~ To the Installation Service Committee for a job well done.

~ To those who serve on church boards. This church cannot function

    without those who give their time.


Mission Treasury

Income on October 21, was $448. The World Mission Offering was $228 bringing that total to $447 toward a goal of $1000. There is still time to contribute to this offering. Thank you for your continuing support.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                      10/7          10/14              10/21

                                                   57                53                   62

 Current Expenses              $3,178          $2,803           $1,521

BT&T                                       810           1,102                218

Total                                    $3,988           $3,905         $1,739


Community News


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.


Community Supper

Tuesday, October 30th at 5 pm sponsored by the PYUMC. Come, enjoy a free supper for the community.


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 a worship experience. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.