224 Main Street                                                        November 18, 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          “Great Is the Lord”                              PB no. 20


*Call to Worship


*Hymn            “There's Something About That Name”          PB no. 78


Anthem                      “Thanks Be To God”


Children's Time


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


Scripture Reading      Ephesians 1:3-6                                  NT pg. 258    


*Hymn                        “Let All Things Now Living”                 No. 554                                     


Sermon                         “Always Thanksgiving”   Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn    “Jesus, We Just Want to Thank You”  PB no. 36


*Benediction ~ *Postlude


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


Greeters:                    Greg & Nancy Marion

Lay Reader:               Brittany Griffin        

Ushers:                       Clifford LeBarr

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                    


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

                                    Margaret Drakeley

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman             Willie Nelson

                                                                         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



3 pm Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, November 19

5 pm Wellspring Thanksgiving Dinner

7 pm Community Chorus


Tuesday, November 20

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team

Happy Birthday to Marge Cornell!


Wednesday, November 21

10 am ARC Worship Service

Happy Birthday to Judi Scheel!


Thursday, November 22

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Birthday to Carrie Ahearn!


Friday, November 23

Church Office will be closed today


Next Sunday:

Lay Reader: Barb Stewart ~ Greeters: Charlie Miller

November Coffee Hour Hosts: Christian Education


Church  News


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 today 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.


Ring the Bell

There are a few early open spots to fill for Ringing the Bell for the Needy. See the clipboard in the sanctuary.


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 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. 


Mission Treasury

Mission income for the Treasury on November 11th was $150. Another $4 was received for the World Mission Offering bringing the total to $1,036. We also received $1 for Pennies for Milly's Pantry. Thank you.


Investment Committee

There will be a meeting of the Investment Committee on Tuesday, November 27th, at 5:30 pm


Thank you

for prayers covering Stacy Whitney, she is doing well.


Attendance and Financial Report

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

                                                     52                 66                     68

 Current Expenses                  $675          $3,327                 $896

BT&T                                         103           1,052                1,098

Total                                         $778         $4,379              $1,994



Community News


 PYA Drama Club Presents:

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

Penn Yan Academy Auditorium     Today at 2 pm

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


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.   


Craft Bazaar

A craft sale and bake sale will be held at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 8th from 9 am – 3 pm. Vendors may rent a table/space for $25. Call 536-6711.


Family Life Radio

....has sent pamphlets of their Christmas programming which begins Nov. 26th. Locally you can find them on the FM dial at 93.7 or 88.9. Pick one up from the greeting table!



Rest and be Thankful.

~ William Wadsworth

Happy Thanksgiving!