224 Main Street                                                        November 25, 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          “His Name is Wonderful”                     PB no. 7


*Call to Worship


*Hymn                        “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”           On Insert


Anthem                      “We Thank You, Lord”


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


Stewardship Prayer: A Dedication of our Pledges

God, you give good gifts to me, this I live so gratefully. You enrich all my days, now I come to sing your praise. Praise for life and friends and food, praise for giving all that's good. Praise for Jesus Christ your son, praise for loving everyone. Now I come to give myself, give my time and give my wealth. Give my gifts as generously as, O God, you give to me. May my life and all I give help this world to richly live. May all greed for things decrease that your people live in peace. As a steward help me live. Help me care and help me give. Help me share your gifts with all. Help me answer to your call. You are calling and I hear. In your presence, I come near. Come with gifts that they may be consecrated, God, to thee.


Scripture Reading                  2 Corinthians 8:1-13              NT pg. 244


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


Sermon               “How Should We Then Give?”   Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn    “Purer in Heart, O God”                        On Insert


*Benediction  ~ *Postlude


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


Flowers on the altar are placed in Loving Memory of Edward and Elsie “Peg” Pond; from their children, grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.


Greeters:                     Barb Stewart

Lay Reader:               Charlie Miller        

Ushers:                       Matt Scutt, Sheryl Robbins, Ed & Rita Castillo

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



5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, November 26

7 pm Community Chorus

7 pm Council of Churches meeting at St. Paul's Lutheran Church


Tuesday, November 27

5:30 pm Investment Committee

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team

Happy Birthday to Margaret Drakeley!


Wednesday, November 28

4 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, November 29

9 am Wellspring Homeschool

7 pm Boy Scouts

7 pm Choir Practice


Friday, November 30

FBC Ring the Bell for Christmas for the Needy at Tops


Saturday, December 1

9 am Keuka Quilters

6 pm “Nefarious” film showing (Wellspring)

Happy Birthday to Marge Moulton!


Church News


Sign up

We need Lay Readers & Greeters for most of the Sundays in December and on Christmas Eve. See the sign up 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. 


Devotion Aids

There are a variety of pamphlets of Advent devotions and prayers on the Readers Table. Help yourself or pass them on to someone who would appreciate them.


Family Life Radio

 has sent us 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!



to Kyle Miller and Ralph Clancy for making the Honor Roll at PYMS!


Mission Treasury

Mission income for November 18, was $373 for the Treasury and another $2 for the World Mission Offering. That total is now $1, 038. Thank you for sharing.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                     11/4                11/11              11/18

                                                   66                     68                   62

 Current Expenses             $3,327                 $896            $1,619

BT&T                                   1,052                1,098                   55

Total                                   $4,379              $1,994            $1,674


Community News


Community Supper

The PYUMC will host their free community supper on Tuesday, November 27 at 5:30 pm. Come eat and enjoy the company of others.


Community Chorus Concert

Annual Community Chorus Christmas Concert “And On Earth, Peace”

Sunday, December 2, 2012 ~ 3 :00 pm First Baptist Church of Penn Yan


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.


Bible School

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches is planning a Vacation Bible School which will take place the week of February 18, 2013 at the PYUMC. However they need to know if there are enough adults who will be willing to help. If you would be willing to assist in any way, contact Sandi Perl at 719-7827 or or Pastor Michele Fischer at 536-8156,

This ministry cannot happen without you.


Note: The forms below could be printed out and mailed to First Baptist Church, 224 Main St, Penn Yan, NY, 14527, or the information could be called in weekdays 9AM to noon, (315) 536 - 9821


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.

Preferred date: _______________________________

I would like the Sunday bulletin to be named:

In Honor of: __________________________________

In Memory of: ________________________________

My name is: _________________________________






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