Church ~ July
& August, 2014
Beloved, Time sees to
slip by quickly and we wonder where it has gone. Monday dinners are going very
well as we get to know more of our community, both
churched and unchurched. The fellowship and
friendships we enjoy are a treasure. And the way folks step up to help in
various ways is inspiring and gratifying. Thanks to all who participate.
Monday movie night has gotten off to a
nice start. We had 11 for the first showing. The second week was pre-empted for
our new missionaries to the Dominican Republic
(their gifts for this new work are promising!) We got the popcorn going for the
third week and we hope to keep improving on the layout and correcting a few
The church yard sale is coming soon!
July 5th and 6th will be upon us before you know it. As
of now, we still need items for sale. This has the potential to be a big event.
For some of us it can help with our spring cleaning; for others who can’t
resist a sale it is an opportunity to at least shuffle things around and get
some different things.
with a longstanding tradition (if somewhat cutback) we will be sharing services
with our Presbyterian neighbors. The first Sunday of July they will join us
here, and the first Sunday of August, we will join with them in their facility.
We look forward to enjoying fellowship with the broader Christian Community.
We’ve been here with you for two years
now and we both still feel like we are on a honeymoon with you. I pray this
never ends as our love for you all grows and deepens. We are blessed to be a
part of this church family.
We have enjoyed growth in our fellowship
with new members and new believers. I look to God to continue the work He has
begun here. To that end, I encourage us all to seek God more diligently and
pray for boldness to share Jesus with those who have not yet given their lives
Blessings, Pastor Steve
12 – Christian Modaffari
21 – Margaret Hartwell
31 – Kevin Conrad
5 – Charlie
Watkins 17 – Betty Johnson 18 – Karen Sanden
14 – Cheryl Stewart
18 – Rita Castillo 31 – Eleanor Stiles
15 – Necia Smith 18
– Richard Johnson 31 – Cathy
Yard – Craft – Bake Sale - July 5th, 8 am - 4 pm and July 6th
1 pm - 5 pm
We are accepting the following: furniture, small
appliances, kitchen and home décor items and infant/toddler clothing and toys.
Please no adult clothing. Bring your items to the church at any time. If you
are unable to transport your items, please contact a member of the Men’s Group
for assistance. If you have questions, please contact the Sale’s committee members: Karen Rasmussen,
Bill Decker, Nancy Marion, Karen Sanden. We will also
need help at the time of the sale. Thank you.
Church Fellowship Suppers -
Mondays at 5:00 pm - Open
to All - Only $3.00 per person
July 7 Pulled pork, tossed salad, dessert
July 14 Cold meat platter, chicken and potato
salad, coleslaw, cupcakes
July 21 Chicken ‘n biscuits, mixed veggies,
tossed salad, dessert
July 28 Mac & Cheese, green beans, tossed
August 4 Scalloped potatoes, peas, tossed
salad, dinner roll, dessert
August 11 Lasagna, salad, dessert
August 18 Sloppy joes,
corn, tossed salad, dessert
August 28 Chicken ‘n biscuits, mixed veggies,
tossed salad, dessert
Dinner and Movie - You can now enjoy a great
Fellowship Dinner and then see a family-friendly movie all for $3.00 per
person. Movies will be shown in the church library and yes, there will be
popcorn! Come for supper, stay for the
Summer Sizzle Walk - July 22
Raises money for Christmas for the Needy food baskets. The date
has been changed from November to July due to an increasing number of other
fundraisers in the fall. Sheryl Robbins and Diane DeLooza
will be walking, contact either one of them if you would like to sponsor their
steps in this cause.
Keeping in mind those
children who, during the school year get to eat lunch only because they qualify
for free or reduced price lunches; over the summer we do what we can to keep
them fed when there isn’t enough food in the home. Can you add a few of these
items to your grocery cart this month? Our donation box is in the sanctuary.
- July Item - Fruit/Pudding/Applesauce Cups
- August Backpack Item - Cereal/Granola Bars
Sound System Training
If you are interested in learning how to operate our new sound system,
please see a member of the Trustee Board.
Volunteers are Valuable
The summer concerts will begin on Wednesday, June 25 and we will once
again be cooking and serving hot dogs and hamburgers from 5:30 – 6:30 pm before
the concerts begin. If you would like to volunteer to work one or more of the
concerts, please see Greg Miller or Pam Scutt.
Sunday – Deficit Reduction Sunday
There are four months this
year that have 5 Sundays in them and the Advisory Council has voted to
designate these “extra” Sundays as dates to encourage “extra” giving toward the
reduction of the $12,000 deficit in this year’s budget. Special envelopes will
be in the bulletin on August 31st for whatever “extra” amount –
large or small – that you feel you can contribute. Thank You!!!
Men’s Rally - August 8-10,
the campus of Keuka
College, Sponsored by:
N.Y.S. American Baptist Men & Boys ~ All Rooms Are Air Conditioned
Small Groups * Youth Program * Workshops * Great Food
*Saturday Morning Sunrise Service * Sunday
Morning Communion Service
Featured Speaker: Jay Koshy
Jay is a graduate of Messiah College and Faith Heritage
School. He is the
Evangelical Chaplain at Syracuse
University where he has
the opportunity to minister to over 21,000 students. Jay’s focus is to reach
out to students to show them God’s love. He has spoken and ministered in a
number of countries including India,
Australia, Thailand, and England. He is involved with an
international church movement that has planted many churches in India and the surrounding countries of Asia, often in areas where there is little Christian
witness. He is also very involved in international student ministry and has
taught seminars on international ministry.
Registration forms are available at the church office. For more
information and on-line registration, visit www.abmennys.org
Special End of Summer
Dinner - Sunday, August 31st
Roast boneless pork loin
w/honey mustard sauce
Oven roasted potatoes
Green beans almondine
Tossed Salad and dinner
Remember Your Church
Summer is finally here and many of us look forward to
time off from regular routines, vacations, or just some time to relax and enjoy
the warm weather. But, remember that the business of the church continues and
bills still have to be paid. Please make every effort to keep your pledges up
to date or even pay ahead if you know you will be out of town.
School Bags for Church World Service
In September ABW will once again be collecting school
items for School Bags for Church World Service. I have already started making
the bags – my goal is to do at least 25. I challenge you to fill them all. Keep
your eyes open as the back-to-school sales will start in August. Thank you for
any items you can contribute.
Each completed school kit should include:
~ One pair of blunt (round tip) metal scissors
~ Three 70 – count spiral notebooks (no loose-leaf or
~ One 30 centimeter ruler (12 inch)
~ One hand-held pencil sharpener
~ One large eraser
~ Six new pencils with erasers (do not sharpen)
~ One box of 24 crayons (only 24!)
From Your Board of Mission
the time you receive this, we will have collected the One Great Hour of Sharing
Offering. To date you gave $635.
is our hope that some funds from OGHS will be given to the Penn Yan environs to aid with flood relief.
May you gave $179 to Church World Service for the Blanket Plus
Offering. You gave $100 to Christmas for the Needy and $323.24 to Milly’s Pantry for the Backpack Program.
received Thank Yous from ABC/NYS for your gift to the
Regional Offering and for your gift of $200 to the Rushville Community
though it was not a direct action of your Bd. of Mission, by action of the Advisory Council of
FBC, $5000 of the Passage Bequest was expended for flood relief. $1000 went to
Christmas for the Needy to help replace toys lost in the flood, $1000 went to
the Living Well for cleaning supplies used in flood clean- up and $3000 went to
the Deacon’s Fund to help members of our congregation affected by the flood.
Bd of Mission
If relaxing with a good book is on your list of summer
activities here are a few suggestions from your church library, or don’t
hesitate to go in and browse for yourself – you might be pleasantly surprised
at all the interesting choices you will find.
“The Highly Suspicious Halo” by Eileen Berger. This is
only one title in a series called “Church Choir Mysteries”. Join Gracie Parks,
her Uncle Miltie, her cat Gooseberry, her friends and
neighbors in Willow Bend, Indiana,
as they laugh, pray and solve mysteries together. Light reading sure to make
you smile. (And maybe even wish you were in the church choir?)
Place” by Jeanette Oke
and T. Davis Bunn. In 1753 the lines of separation were clearly drawn in
Acadia. One village rarely spoke to another.
But in this first book in this exciting series, two young women, one French the other English – begin a friendship that will
change their lives forever. Historical fiction that will keep you turning pages and coming back
for the next book.
Prayer for Independence Day
Behold, O God, this, our beloved Country:
old, the young, the little children, rich and poor, ignorant and
laborers and managers of industry; workers in factory and mine, office and home;
A people of many traditions, many colors, divergent hopes and fears.
Its mountains and plains, rivers and forests, its inland seas and shining
this land, upon these people, pour down your life-giving Spirit of nobility and
there is strife, bring co-operation for the common good;
greed and envy abound, control us with that divine perspective which sees in
every man the dignity of a growing soul;
interests clash, set free in us the higher impulse which seeks first your righteous
kingdom, where we may enjoy the
glorious liberty of the children of God.
Behold, O Father this, our Nation.
it, make it strong with your strength, and fill it with the beauty of holiness;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ ~
~ From: Prayers
of the Spirit By John Wallace Suter
The Maker of all human
begins (God) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year,
due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This
is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units
code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in
all subsequent units. This defect has been identified as “Sub-sequential
Internal Non-morality,” more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily
Some of the symptoms
1. Loss of direction 6. Depression of confusion
2. Foul vocal emissions 7. Fearfulness
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy 9. Rebellion
5. Selfish or violent behavior
Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing
factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.
The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire
burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee
required. The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R. Once
connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure.
Next download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart
No matter how big or small
the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love 6.
2. Joy 7.
3. Peace 8.
4. Patience 9.
Please see the operating
manual, the B.I.B.L.E (Best Instructions Before
Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.
Warning: Continuing to
operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer
warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list, and
will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency
service, call on Jesus.
Danger: The human being
units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the
furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter heaven so as to prevent
contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention! – God
P.S. Please assist where
possible by notifying others of the importance of this recall notice, and you
may contact the Father any time by “Knee-Mail”.
First Baptist Church Church
224 Main Street
Rev. Stephen M. Sanden
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Barbara Stewart: Music Director
email@example.com Jan Hafner:
Peggy S Smart: Secretary
Hours: Mon thru Fri 9AM - Noon
Church Officers Our Schedule
Sunday Worship - 10 AM
Moderator: Sheryl Robbins
Sunday School - 10:15 AM
Clerk: Cheryl Stewart Adult Sunday School - 11 AM
Treasurer: Mary Watkins
Officer: Diane DeLooza
ABW: Diane DeLooza