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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ November 8, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
  Stewardship Moment
*Congregational Song ......... “The Love of God” - No. 111
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “Love Lifted Me” - No. 107
  Anthem .............................
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
  Offering
*Doxology
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading .............
*Congregational Song ....... “The Old Rugged Cross” - No. 230
  Message .......................... “The Price of Freedom” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “In Christ Alone” - No. 506
*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

Malcom Bourne     Shirley Butterfield    Barbara Champlin
John Decker       Dan Emerson            Donald, Beverly Hall
Chris Holder      Don Ovens              Barbara Ritz

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

ABW Scholarship Woman: Olivai O’Connell

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, November 8
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Sunday school
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Sunday School
2:45 pm FLBA meeting at 2nd Milo
5 pm Wellspring

Monday November, 9
5 pm Church & Community Supper – meatloaf
7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

Tuesday, November 10
10:30 am Mary & Martha
4 pm Backpack

Wednesday, November 11
3:30 pm Cub Scout meeting
7 pm Cub Scout meeting
Happy Birthday to Barbara Gage!

Thursday, November 12
1 pm Homeschool group
3 pm Hour of Prayer small group
4:30 pm Bd of Christian Education meeting
7 pm Boy Scout meeting
7 pm Bible Quiz


News and Upcoming Events

Finger Lakes Association Meeting - Today, November 8
At the 2nd Milo Baptist Church, Registration begins at 2:30 pm
Program: Dan Kulp, Christian Comedian and Pastor at First Baptist Church in Manchester.
Bring a dish-to-pass and your own table service.

Turkey Hunger Walk - Today, November 8
Help end hunger by participating in the Turkey Hunger Walk
Starts at Penn Yan First Presbyterian Church. 100% Comes Back to Our Local Food Pantry! Join the Fun and Walk With Us!
* Sheryl Robbins and Diane DeLooza will be walking in the Turkey Walk. Please, see either one to sponsor them.

Church & Community Supper – Monday, November 9
Suppers are each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week's entree - Meatloaf!

Hour of Prayer - Thursday, November 12 - NOTE TIME CHANGE
Prayer meetings are each Thursday at 3 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.

Newsletter Deadline - Monday, November 16
Articles for December newsletter should be in by Nov. 16th.

Nominating Committee - Monday, November 16
The Nominating Committee will meet Monday, November 16th at 6:00 pm

Ring the Bell - Friday, November 20
Ring the Bell for Christmas for the Needy! There are still a few times open where volunteers are needed to Ring the Bell on Friday, November 20th from 8 am to 4 pm at Tops Supermarket. The sign-up sheet can be found on the Reader’s Table.

Change in Meeting Time
AS noted above, the small group Hour of Prayer has changed it meeting time to 3:00 pm.

Prayer Chain
The Hour of Prayer small group is implementing a prayer chain. To be a part of this or if you have a prayer request please call Rita Castillo at 536-3631 or Bill Decker at 607-243-5843

Pew for Sale
There is still one church pew available. Please see Greg Miller.

Thank You! Thank You!
*Thank you to those who help out at the Monday church supper.
*Thank you to those who have signed up to Ring the Bell at Tops.

Backpack Program Needs for November - hot cocoa! Mmmm… love, in a cup!.


Were you here?
Oct 4      Oct 11     Oct 18     Oct 25     Nov 1
  55         39          ?          50        56

Pledges and Loose offerings: (Needed each week: $1,825) 
 Oct. 4      Oct 11     Oct 18     Oct 25     Nov 1
$3107.25     $1843       $933       $740      $3165

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Haiti
After 14 years of medical mission work at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Steve James as a doctor, and Nancy James as a nurse, the Haitian Baptist Convention invited the James’ to return to Haiti to help with medical assistance to Christian faith based community health centers. Working as medical consultants, the James’ serve as members of local Christian health teams providing physical, mental, and spiritual health care in Jesus’ name to those suffering in darkness. Nancy and Steve are supported as commissioned missionaries working jointly with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and American Baptist International Ministries and their Mission Partnership Team and Network. The James’ have six children – Kirstin, Miriam, Carrie, Andrew, Asia and Micah. Language used in ministry: Haitian Creole.

Mission Report
Thank you for your contributions to the Missions Budget of $490 on November 1st. In addition, another $170 was received for the World Mission Offering, bringing us to a total of $1434 (or $296 over our goal!)


Community News and Events

Dinner-Theatre Event - November 19, 20, 21
A Charlie Brown Christmas ~ Dinner sittings at 5:15 and 7:15 ~ Performances at 6:00 pm.
Hosted at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church
Mark your calendars for this exciting benefit. Tickets: $20 for adults; $15 for seniors (over 65) and $10 for kids (11 and under). Tickets are available at the Living Well. All proceeds benefit Sampson Theatre restoration, PYTCO, and The Living Well.

2 Church Bazaars - Saturday, November 21
> Second Milo Baptist Church Bazaar - Saturday, November 21st. 9 am
> PYUMC Church Bazaar + Craft + Bake Sale - Saturday, November 21st. 8 am – 3pm

Thanksgiving Service - Sunday, November 22
This year's Ecumenical Thanksgiving service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 22 at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church.

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

Pet Food Pantry
Help for Yates Co. pets and their owners during times of financial hardship. Through the generous support of our community, Pet Partner Connections is able to provide temporary food supplies to assist with keeping pets in their homes and with their families. Please donate unopened and un-expired wet and dry dog and cat food and kitty litter at: Keuka Coffee Roasters Rte. 54A, Branchport Library, Knapp & Schlappi. For information on program eligibility requirements or an application please visit www.ppcny.wordpress.com or call Michael Bennett at 215-478-4723 or email petpartnerconnections@gmail.com


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