224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

November 3, 2013                                                   10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Stewardship


*Congregational Song       “How Majestic Is Your Name”   PB no. 35


*Call to Worship                   


*Congregational Song           “We Bow Down”                      On Insert


Anthem                                   “Give Thanks”          


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                  Matthew 7:13-14      Pew Bible NT pg. 9


*Hymn                        “Near the Cross”                                   On Insert


Meditation                  “The Narrow Gate”            Rev. Stephen Sanden


Communion                Welcome to the Lord’s Table

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup


*Congregational Song           “Jesus Paid it All”                     On Insert


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


Pastor:                  Rev. Stephen Sanden

                              PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor’s Office:    315-536-9821

Pastor’s Cell:        386-986-6961

Pastor’s Email:

Choir Director:     Barbara Stewart

Organist:               Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters    Erma Mullins, head usher

                    Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                    Kali Greene                    Jennifer Slocum 

Hunter Greene               Ben Loomis                   Stacey 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:          Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Dick Sharman               Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

                                 Marge Cornell

The Manor:             Margaret Hartwell        Billie Potts

                                 Mary Armstrong  


  • 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



11 am Hospitality Committee

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, November 4

5 pm Church Supper

6:30 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group


Wednesday, November 6

4 pm Backpack


Thursday November 7

9 am Homeschool

10:30 am Missions Meeting

7 pm Christian Education Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Dinner/Meeting


Friday, November 8

8am-4pm Ringing the Bell at Tops for Christmas for the Needy


Saturday, November  9

11 am Mobil Food Pantry

9 am Cub Scout “Scouting for Food”


News and Upcoming Events


Hospitality Committee – Today, Sunday, November 3

Please meet in the Great Room following the worship service.


Weekly Church Supper – Monday, November 4

Fellowship and good eats prepared by our pros from the Penn Yan Diner!

5:00 PM in the Great Room. $3.00


Ring the Bell - Friday, November 8

First Baptist Church people will be ringing the bell for Christmas for the Needy at Tops Supermarket on Friday, November 8,  8 am to 4 pm. A sign-up sheet will be available for all who can help. Thank you!


Finger Lakes ABC “Annual Gathering” - Sunday, November 10

What Is God Doing Among Us? This is the theme for the American Baptist Churches of the Finger Lakes “Annual Gathering”at Geneva Baptist Church on Sunday, November 10. Registration: 2:45 pm. Program: Pianist, Craig Raisner “Hymns of the Church” at 3 pm ; Prayer of Installation & Blessings and Pot Luck Supper at 5 pm.


Bereavement Presentation - Tuesday, November 12

On Tuesday, November 12, Lorrie Zone, LMSW, Medical Social Worker for Ontario Yates Hospice, will talk about the experience of grief during the holiday season. The discussion will take place from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan. The program is free, and pre-registration is appreciated by calling the Keuka Comfort Care Home at 536-1690.


Taking Up a Collection - Friday, November 15

A trip to the Utica Refugee Center is being planned for Friday, November 15th, that will take donations of bicycles, winter clothing, and household goods to the Karen people. Please bring in your donations to the church basement (be sure to label them), by Thursday, Nov. 14. See Cheryl Stewart for more information.


100th Birthday Party for Marg! – Saturday, November 23

You are cordially invited to the 100th Birthday Celebration for Marjorie Cornell On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 from 2pm to 4 pm, First Baptist Church Great Room. Please RSVP by November 16th  -  Jeanne: 536-6003 or Bob: 570-884-7000, or on sign-up sheet on bulletin board


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?             10/6            10/13            10/20          10/27

                                           72                 48                 50               49

Local Budget              $3,469          $3,619             $542           $572


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget  -

Special Interest Missionary: Introducing Rev. Matt Lundgren –

The Rev. Matt Lundgren, executive director of Friendship House of Christian Service, Billings, Montana, joined the organization in August 2012. He is the latest in a long line of executive directors in Friendship House’s 55– year history.   Friendship House is a community development center, focused on building healthy, trus-ting relationships with the students and families involved in the year round, After School and Summer Enrichment Youth Programs. The majority of the children enrolled, kindergarten through 6th grade, are considered at risk,  and Friendship House aims to provide a structured yet creative environment for students to grow socially, emotionally and academically. The programs provided for the community are affordable and are driven by community minded staff and board members. “My goal is to see the local church community more fully integrated into the fabric of volunteers, donors and prayer supporters of this vital service to children and families in our neighborhood,” he says.


Mission Treasury

Thank You to all who gave to the World Mission Offering. Our total is now $1,099 toward our goal of $1,000. (Last year’s total was $1,050). We also received $607 for the Treasury on Oct. 27.


Board of Missions Spotlight Items

The Board of Missions November Item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program is: Hot Cocoa


Preaching Jesus

And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.           Acts 5:42


Yesterday I visited my sister in her assisted living facility. As I reached the elevator, the door suddenly opened. “Are you going down or up?” I inquired of the occupants as I entered. “We’re going up,” a man in a wheelchair replied. As the door closed, he added, “Soon I’ll be up in heaven with Jesus.” You must be a Christian,” I exclaimed. “You bet,” he said. The other occupants were silent, but no doubt they wondered about our conversation.

Not every believer is as powerful and effective in proclaiming Jesus as were Peter and the other apostles in the scripture reading. But like the encounter in the elevator, opportunities arise when each of us can be a witness. Even our smallest efforts can be fruitful.


Community News and Events


Church Bazaar - Saturday, November 9

2nd Milo Baptist Church will be holding their church bazaar on Saturday, November 9th, 9am to 3 pm.


Living Well Training- Sunday, Nov. 10

There will be training from 3-4:30, Sunday, Nov. 10th, for anyone wishing to become a volunteer.


Church Bazaar & Craft Sale - Saturday, November 16

Penn Yan United Methodist Church  

Saturday, November 16, from 9 am to 2 pm. Vendors from across the region will be selling their handmade treasures.


Living Well Service - Sunday, Nov. 17

On Sunday, Nov. 17th at 5 pm the first Worship Service will be held for the community.


Service Information


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.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance


Visitors - welcome  to  First  Baptist  Church! 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.


John 3: 16