224 Main Street                                                        November 11, 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          “Jesus, Name Above All Names”       PB no. 52


*Call to Worship


*Hymn                        “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”       No. 482


Anthem                      “Give Thanks”


Children's Time/Skit                              Phlegis Rubin – Kevin Conrad

                                                                Margie – Cheryl Stewart

                                                                Phone-a-Friend – Rev. Sanden


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      Psalm 139:12                                      OT pg. 688

                                    John 8:12                                            NT pg. 135    


*Hymn                        “Shine, Jesus Shine”                            PB no. 77

Sermon           “Pushing Back the Darkness”           Roberta Stephens


*Invitational Hymn              “Send the Light”                         On Insert


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


Greeters:                    Janice Knecht & Marion Perry

Lay Reader:              Erma Mullins          

Ushers:                       Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Paul Nash,

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Ethel Clancy

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


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and  Leaders


This Week at First Baptist



11:15 am Bd of Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service

Happy Birthday to Eva Jean Best & Barbara Gage!


Monday, November 12

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, November 13

10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team


Wednesday, November 14

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, November 15

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

9 am Wellspring Home School

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

December Newsletter articles are due today


Friday, November 16

9 am Food for the Needy – distribution


Next Sunday:

Lay Reader: Brittany Griffin ~ Greeters: Greg & Nancy Marion

November Coffee Hour Hosts: Christian Education


Church  News


Ring the Bell

Friday, November 30th, 9 am – 4 pm in front of Tops Supermarket. There is a sign up sheet in the sanctuary.


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to join with others from our faith community in a service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 18, at 3 pm, here at First Baptist Church.

Judy White, pastor of Bluff Point UMC will deliver the Thanksgiving message. An offering to benefit the Food Pantry will be taken.


Can You Help

Cristine Conklin is in need of a ride to a 10 am Geneva Dr's appt on Thursday, November 15. Please let Cristine know if you can help her out as she will need to confirm her appt.


Starshine Committee

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. All items need to be at the church by Sunday, December 2nd  so we have time to get the baskets together. Monetary donations are always welcome and can be given to Cindy Ovens to help defray costs.

Ethel Clancy will again be making her delicious egg rolls and Sheryl Robbins will be making her peanut butter fudge. We will be selling sodas, water and hot cocoa as well. This year we are asking for baked goods (individually packaged) and single serving pies. Any questions regarding the baked goods or if you'd like to help bake call Cathy MacDougall at 531-8390 anytime between 9 am and 8 pm. 


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: _________________________________


Family Life Radio Network

has sent pamphlets of their special Christmas programming. Pick one up today from the greeting table!


Mission Treasury

THANK YOU to everyone who gave to the World Mission Offering. We received another $533 on November 4th. We have reached and exceeded our goal as our total is now $1,032! On the 4th, we also received $484 towards our budget. Thank you, again!


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                      10/21           10/28              11/4

                                                     62                 52                 66

Current Expenses                $1,521             $675          $3,327

BT&T                                         218              103            1,052

Total                                      $1,739            $778          $4,379



Community News


Veteran's Day Concert

Tonight at 7 pm 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.


PYA Drama Club Presents:

“You Can't Take it With You, by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart

Penn Yan Academy Auditorium

November 15, 16, 17 @ 7 pm and November 18 @ 2 pm

Tickets at the door: $8 students/seniors, $9 adult

pre-sale at Pinckneys, Long's, Milly's Pantry:$7 students/srs, $8adults


Hurricane Sandy Relief

The Dundee Youth Center is collecting supplies for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. A local family is collecting and has already taken several car loads down to the NYC area. Items being collected are:

toothpaste          toothbrushes         cleaning supplies          soap

paper towels      toilet paper            kleenex                         shampoo

blankets             diapers                   baby clothes                 coats

Items may be left at the Youth Center, they are open til 6 pm.  They only ask that clothing and coats are gently used.   


Indoor Yates Co. Farm & Craft Market

Saturday, November 17th, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church  9 am – 1 pm

There will be fall vegetables and fruits, baked goodies, jams & jellies, soaps, pottery, wreaths, and crafts. The youth group will be selling warm drinks.


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



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


It's not what you look at that matters,

it's what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau