224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

November17, 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  O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” No. 466


*Call to Worship


*Congregational Song           “The Wonderful Cross”            On Insert


Anthem                                   “I Will Give Thanks””         


Children's Time


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer     


Offertory                    Carrie Ahern, organ and Gail Young, piano


*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 7:21 - 23   Pew Bible NT pg. 9


*Congregational Song      “Open My Eyes That I May See”    No. 324


Meditation                  “Lord, Lord”                      Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Congregational Song           “Pass Me Not”                           On Insert


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


Today’s bulletin is dedicated in honor of my loving Aunt Marjorie Cornell.

                                                                             ~ Jeanne Schuck    


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

Pianist                    Gail Young

            Ushers/Greeters    Stan Ovens, head usher

                   Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr, Charlie Watkins

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                Milly Bloomquist

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

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


Today, November 17

11:15 am Diaconate Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Service


Monday, November 18

5 pm Church Supper

6:30 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group

Newsletter articles are due today.


Tuesday, November 19

7 pm Investment Committee Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Thanksgiving Meal


Wednesday, November 20

10 am ARC Worship

4 pm Backpack

Happy Birthday to Marge Cornell!


Thursday November 21

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

9 am Homeschool

7 pm Boy Scout  Meeting

Happy Birthday to Judi Scheel!


Friday, November 22

9 am Food for the Needy – distribution

Happy Birthday to Carrie Ahearn!


Saturday, November  23

2 pm Marge Cornell 100th Birthday Celebration


News and Upcoming Events


Adoniram Judson: the Man and the Mission Video today, Sunday, November 17

During today’s fellowship time the Missions Board will show a video titled, Setting the Scene: 200 years Past. A different video will be presented the 3rd Sunday of every month, through the month of April.

We hope you will get a cup of coffee and stay for this short presentation.


Weekly Church Supper – Monday, November 18

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

5:00 PM in the Great Room. $3.00


December Newsletter Items - by Monday, November 18

Please have your articles for the next edition of the newsletter into the church office by Monday, November 18th. Thank you.


Investment Committee - Tuesday, November 19

Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 7 pm in the church library.


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


Stewardship Pledge Forms – Due Sunday, November 24

Pledges are due next Sunday, November 24th. They can be placed in the offering plate, given to Diane DeLooza, or turned into the church office. Thank you!


Deep Clean– Saturday, November 30

Join us as we get-together to do a thorough cleaning in the sanctuary in preparation for the Christmas Season. We plan to begin at 9 am.


Men’s Group – Saturday, November 30

The FBC Men’s Group will hold their monthly get-together. We will gather at 8 am for devotions, coffee and donuts then we will hitch up with the cleaning crew and help out with cleaning the sanctuary.


Adult Sunday School

Next week we are starting a 3 week series on “How Our Bible Came to Us”. It will be a video presentation format and we hope if you’ve never attended an Adult SS class that you will give this a try. We meet at 11:15 in the Library.


Thank You

I wish to thank the Hearts & Hands Committee for the beautiful afghan they made for me. I love its warmth and the love in which it was made and given.   ~ Marjorie Cornell


ABW Note

The ABW has decided that they will not participate in StarShine this year. However, we do need to work on a fundraiser opportunity for our church. Your ideas are always welcome!


Address for Milly

Milly Bloomquist has moved to Clinton Crest, 411 Clinton Street Room #131, Penn Yan. Phone 536-3213


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?            10/20          10/27           11/3         11/10

                                            50               49              59              74

Local Budget                  $542           $572       $2,852       $4,318


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Values & Mission Statement of Friendship House, Billings, MT

“We believe in the primacy of loving God and loving people. We are accountable for the lives we live; integrity and transparency will saturate everything we do. Meaningful relationships are the most effective means of permanent, substantial transformation in ourselves and the families we are serving. A safe, healthy and responsible community is only possible with safe, healthy, and responsible families. Selfless, humble service to others- rooted in equality- is how we work and what we teach. We understand that stewardship of our resources – time, talents, and money is an integral part in serving the community well.”

Mission Statement: “Reflecting the love of Jesus Christ by fostering renewal, stability, and transformation in the life of youth and families in South Billings.”


Adoniram Judson: the Man and the Mission

During today’s fellowship time the Missions Board will show a video titled, Setting the Scene: 200 years Past. A different video will be presented the 3rd Sunday of every month, through the month of April.

We hope you will get a cup of coffee and stay for this short presentation.


Board of Missions Spotlight Items

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


Community News and Events


Living Well Service - Sunday, Nov. 17

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

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches


American Education Week  November 18 – 22

On November 4th, Mayor Bob Church read a proclamation urging citizens to commit to and support education at all levels. The mayor is requesting the community to wear their school colors on Friday, November 22 to honor this event. Seeing people, young and old, all around town that day in school colors would be a great way to recognize our local educators.


Living Well

The facility which took over after the closing of the Red Cross office  has been busy. There is emergency food available, counseling, resource information, and a community worship service on Sundays at 5 pm. Volunteers and donations of dry goods, laundry detergent, food etc are always welcome. In October they served 160 families and they expect that number will increase over the winter months. Look for the article in the December Newsletter for more information.


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service - Sunday, November 24

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches Invites you to worship as a Community of Faith at the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 24th - 3:00 pm First Presbyterian Church.  Father John Hayes, is the featured speaker. Offering benefits YC Food for the Needy

Giving thanks for all of God’s blessing in our lives!


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