First Baptist   Bulletin   Penn Yan   

November 16, 2014
Our Service of Worship and Praise

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song .....“Great Is the Lord” (PB no. 20)
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “My Life Is in You, Lord” (PB no. 67)
. Anthem ........................... “We Thank You, Lord”
. Children’s Message
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading .......... Romans 10:10-21
*Congregational Song ..... “Thy Word” (Insert)
. Message ........................ “The Importance of Your Testimony” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ..... “Take Time to Be Holy” (Insert)
*Benediction - Postlude
***If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Pianist: Gail Young
Ushers/Greeters Stan Ovens, head usher
Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins

Please Be in Prayer For

Donald & Beverly Hall  Ben Loomis    Linda Potts         
Riley Potts     John Rasmussen  Harold Rasmussen   
Barbara Ritz      Gene Spannet     Stacy Whitney 
Fritz Roulo

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

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest:	 Doris Barcliff
The Homestead:	 Helen Ansley	    Virginia DeLooza
	         Necia Smith        Kathryn Clayson         
                 Irene Wachala      Marge Cornell           
The Manor:	 Billie Potts       Mary Armstrong           
                 Milly Bloomquist   Margaret Mills
                 Margaret Drakeley  Bessie Decker	

> 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 11 am Deacon Meeting
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, November 17
5 pm Church Supper/Movie
6:30 am Keuka Quilters
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz
Newsletter articles due by today

Tuesday, November 18
7 pm Community Chorus

Wednesday, November 19
11 am ARC Worship
4 pm Backpack Program
6 pm Wellspring Thanksgiving Meal

Thursday, November 20
9 am Homeschool Group
9 am Food for the Needy – set up
6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Boy Scouts

Friday, November 21
9 am Food for the Needy – distribution

Saturday, November 22
9 am to 4 pm FBC Rings the Bells at Tops Supermarket

Ushers & Greeters for Nov. 23
Greg Miller, Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

News and Upcoming Events

Articles for the December edition of the Church Newsletter will be due by Monday, November 17. Thank you.

Church - Community Supper & Movie - Monday, Nov. 17
Supper at 5:00 PM – Macaroni & Cheese - $3.00 per person
Movie at 6:00 pm - Plot: In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as “The Love Dare”.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service - Sunday, November 23, 2014
The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to join as a community of faith as we give thanks, Sunday, November 23rd at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 135 Hamilton Street. A goodwill offering will be taken to benefit the Yates County Food for the Needy Program. Come together as a community of faith to give thanks.

The November item for Milly’s Backpack Program Hot Cocoa

Today’s test is tomorrow’s Testimony
Share Testimony of what God is doing in your world.
Testimonies glorify an Amazing God!
Got a Testimony? Share it and encourage somebody today
There’s no Testimony without the test

Were you here?    
Oct. 19    Oct. 26     Nov. 2     Nov. 7
   61         59          55        78 

Received Last Week
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $982.75
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - The Murrow Indian Children’s Home
The Murrow Home depends heavily on church donations, and during the last few years, a lack of funds had become a critical issue. Just before Christmas 2006, the home was unable to accept a large sibling group because one of its residential cottages had been closed due to a lack of funds. “It broke our hearts,” Brown says. Soon afterward, the home announced that it might have to close entirely within a few months. Once the word was out, many friends helped to spread the word about Murrow’s plight. In February, members of the Creek Tribe made a one-time gift of $100,000. People prayed, made financial gifts, and contributed volunteer services as well as much-needed practical items. American Baptist Home and Caring Ministries, a program of National Ministries, has also committed resources and training assistance to the Murrow Home in the area of development and long-range planning. The Home was able to continue its important mission.

Mission Budget Report
Mission giving on November 9th was only $127. This only gives us enough to pay our United Mission Basics and the Christmas gifts for the Special Interest Missionaries.

Community News and Events

A New Men’s Ministry at the Homestead - Thursday, Nov. 20
Men from any of the PY area churches are invited to come on Thursday, Nov. 20th, at 3:30 pm to the Homestead to establish a new ministry to the men who are there. Come join us for Bible Study, prayer and fellowship. Contact Rev. Jeff Childs at 536-6711 or if you plan to attend.

Madeline’s Christmas Dinner Theater - November 21 & 22
November 21 & 22 at the PY UMC, to benefit The Living Well and the Sampson Theater. Serving a Lasagna Dinner with seatings at 5:15 pm and 7:15 pm, performance at 6 pm. Tickets may be obtained from The Living Well or thru a cast member. Ticket prices: $20 – adults, $15 – seniors, $10 – children.

Bazaar - Saturday, November 22
The 2nd Milo Baptist Church will hold a Bazaar on Saturday, November 22nd, from 9 am to 3 pm. Crafts, bake sale, lunch.

YC Indoor Farm & Craft Market – Sat. Nov. 22nd
at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9 am – 1 pm. Fall veggies and fruits, baked goods, jams, jellies, soaps, pottery, wreaths, and crafts.

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

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Pianist: Gail Young

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email:
Church Website: