224 Main Street                                                        November 4, 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 Stewardship


 *Song of Praise         “He Has Made Me Glad”                     PB no. 21  


Call to Worship


*Hymn                        “How Firm a Foundation”                       No. 361


Children's Time


Anthem                      “Thank You Lord”


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


Stewardship Litany                                                                   On Insert


Scripture Reading                  Acts 19:1-6                            NT pg. 185


*Hymn                        “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”            PB. no. 49

Sermon                       “There Has To Be More”   Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn            “The Wonderful Cross”                On Insert   


The Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord's Table

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup        


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


Greeters:                     Charlie & Mary Watkins   

Lay Reader:               Jack Clancy        

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                          Richard Johnson              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


This Week at First Baptist



1 pm Turkey Walk

2:30 pm Finger Lakes Baptist Association Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, November 5

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, November 6 – Election Day

7 pm Diaconate Meeting

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team


Wednesday, November 7

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, November 8

9 am Wellspring Home School

3:30 pm Bd of Mission Meeting

7 pm Bd of Christian Education Meeting

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Saturday, November 10

9 am Keuka Quilters

1 pm Mary & Martha Circle “Rip 'n Roll” event

Happy Birthday to Clarence Ansley!


Next Sunday: Roberta Stephens will be our Guest Speaker

November Coffee Hour Hosts: Christian Education


Church  News


Turkey Walk - Today

Benefit  -  Christmas for the Needy



Association Meeting - Today

FL Baptist Association Annual Meeting at FBC

Our special guest will be Roberta Stephens, long term missionary to Japan. 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.


Trustees Meeting

Next Sunday, November 11th at 11:15 am.


Stewardship Information

Scroll to the bottom of this page for information on making a stewardship comment for the ministry of First Baptist. The form can be printed and brought in, or sent to Penn Yan First Baptist Church, 224 Main St, Penn Yan, NY, 14527. Information can be called in (315) 536-9821


Rip 'n Roll

The Mary & Martha Circle is hosting a “Rip 'n Roll” event on Saturday, November 10th in the church library. Our goal of 200 rolled bandages for White Cross is a huge request! Even if you can come for only part of the time, your help would be appreciated. With many helping hands we can do it and enjoy some quality fellowship at the same time! Hope to see you there!!! No previous experience is required.


Bell Ringers Needed

The PY 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.


Starshine Committee

Starshine is Friday, December 7th at the County Courtyard/FBC. FBC will take advantage of this opportunity for fund raising.

We are looking for donations for the baskets we will be selling, a list of baskets and a box for the donations will be in the sanctuary. Monetary donations are always welcome and can be given to Cindy Ovens to help defray costs. All items need to be at the church by Sunday, December 2nd  so we have time to get the baskets together.

Ethel Clancy will again be making her delicious egg rolls and we will be selling sodas, water and hot cocoa as well.

This year we are asking for baked goods and Sheryl Robbins will be making her peanut butter fudge. Baked goods should be individually packaged for selling. Any questions regarding the baked goods, call Cathy MacDougall at 531-8390 anytime between 9 am and 8 pm. We have added pies to our bake sale, they will be single serving pies. Let Cathy know if you'd like to help bake pies.


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

needed for next Sunday and Sundays in December.


Thank You

from PY Rotary & Food for the Needy

Thank you for the use of the Great Room for the “Can Hunger – Can-Struction” event that helped the YC Food for the Needy. A total of 319 boxed food items and 1,756 canned foods were collected!


Memorial Bulletin

A special way for us to remember and recognize our loved ones is through FBC Memorial Bulletins. The cost is $10 for each request and monies raised will help defray the churches operating costs. Fill out the form below and leave it in the offering plate or turn it into the church office. Printed in the bulletin will be the information you provide below. With the holidays approaching, we have included two forms in the event you have more than one request.

Preferred date: ______________________________

I would like the Sunday bulletin to be named:

In Honor of: ________________________________

In Memory of: ________________________________

My name is: _________________________________


Mission Treasury

The Mission Budget  income for October 28th was $222. We received another $52 for the World Mission Offering bringing our total to $499, towards our goal of $1000. There is still time to make a contribution for this very important offering. Thank you for your generosity. In order to meet the minimum total of our budgeted obligations for the year, we need to receive at least $1200 a month in November and December.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     10/14              10/21            10/28

                                                     53                   62                 52

 Current Expenses               $2,803             $1,521            $675

BT&T                                     1,102                218                103

Total                                    $$3,905         $1,739               $778


Community News


Veteran's Day Concert

7 pm Sunday, November 11th  at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. Featuring: the Sanctuary Choir, Memorial Handbells,  Gabriel's Bunch Ensemble and Patriotic Hymn Singing. Veterans and their families and current Military Personnel and their families are especially invited to come. Refreshments will be served following the concert.


A Stewardship Commitment  For Our Church Ministry





With gratitude to God and as an expression of my personal commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church, it is my intention to offer for the Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2013 period:

The equivalent of _____ hours/week for the Lord's work,

my personal talents for ____________________________

and financial support payable as follows:

I plan to contribute $__________ Weekly__  Monthly__ Quarterly__  Annually__

     to be divided as follows:

     $_______ Local Church Budget 

     $_______  Mission Budget 

     $_______  Building Fund


__ I am making a one-time donation in the amount of $_________

__ I am unable to pledge at this time


My total estimated commitment is $__________

Please indicate your offering envelope choice ____wk  ___ mo


Signed: ____________________________________________

Date: ________________________


For My Records I have pledged:

$____weekly  $____monthly  $____quarterly   $____annually