BULLETIN FOR JANUARY 2, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street January 2, 2011
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.
Song of Praise “Bind Us Together” PB no. 24
Welcome & Announcements
*Hymn “O God, Our Help In Ages Past” Insert
Scripture Reading Psalm 84 OT pg. 650
Gracious God, as we come to worship you on this first Sunday of the New Year, we praise you for the strength you have given us in our times of weakness and the grace which has led us through the difficult times. We ask you now to guide us in the days ahead so that we would live to the praise of your glory. Amen.
Anthem “Were You There On That Christmas Eve? ”Natalie Sleeth
*Hymn “The Church in the Wildwood” On Insert
Birthday hymn for Joyce Slocum
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord's Prayer
Scripture Ephesians 1:3-14 NT pg. 258
Sermon “God's Lavish Gifts To Us” Rev. Richard Burke
*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
*Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” No. 438 vs 1,2
Ordinance of the Lord's Supper
Welcome to the Lord's Table
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks and the Lord's Prayer
*Hymn “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” No. 438 vs 3,4
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Cristine Conklin
Greeters: Greg, Tammy, Erik and Kyle Miller
Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Erma Mullins
Organist: Connie Gibson
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am – noon
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Richard D. Burke
2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan
Please be in Prayer for:
Milly Bloomquist John Lewis
Holly Buchanan Mary Murphy
Tom Burke Keith Pierce
Meg Chapel Charlie Taylor
Richard Davis Jim Travis-in Afghanistan
Alice Fairbrother Stub Vaughn
Bill Gillette Irene Wachala
Deya Glover Elwood Whitbeck
Mary Beth Greene Stacy Whitney
John Paul Hunt Family of Christine Talbo
Family of Ruth Sampson
Our Special Missionaries: Kristy Engel–Dominican Republic
Cynthia Harper–Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY
Clark Meadows: Ralph Wilkes
Quail Summit: Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Kathryn Clayson
Gerry Lane Margaret Drakely
The Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and it's Leaders
Our Pastoral Search Committee
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
9 am Choir Practice
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship
Thursday, January 6
7 pm Advisory Council
Friday, January 7
Happy Birthday to Beth Travis!
Sunday, January 9
9 am Choir Practice
10 am Worship service
"The Lord of Justice"
Rev. Don Lawrence
11 am Fellowship time, Sunday School
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship
Beginning next Sunday, January 9, our services will be held in the Great Room for the months of January and February.
Rev. Burke will be away for the next two Sundays. Rev. Don Lawrence will be preaching.
`Advisory Council –
The advisory council will meet on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 7 PM, to set the proposed budget. All boards should have a representative present.
Annual Church Meeting – The annual meeting with potluck luncheon will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011. The luncheon will begin at noon and the annual meeting will begin at 12:45 PM.
Help Is Needed
Volunteers are needed in the nursery on a rotating basis. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 716-225-4755 or email@example.com
As of Sunday, December 26, Forty two pledges had been turned in.
This puts us only about 60% of our local goal and 55% of our mission goal for 2011. Please turn in your pledge sheets as soon as possible. There are extra pledge sheets available on the table at the rear of the sanctuary.
In order to continue our once a month cleaning service, we need someone from our congregation who would be willing to pledge $15 per month for 2011. If this is something you're interested in doing, please contact either Sheryl Robbins or Diane DeLooza. Thank You.
Pledges. Did you get yours in yet?
Donation from the Historical Society
The book “Inheritance of Time-Guidelines for the Village of Penn Yan Historic Preservation District” has been donated to our church from the Historical Society. It can be found in the church library if anyone is interested in looking at it.
Is in need of devotional materials that can be distributed to the inmates at the county jail. If you have any leftover devotional booklets (such as Secret Place) and you would be willing to share them with the inmates, they may be left in the church office. This will be an ongoing ministry, so any contributions now or in the future will be greatly appreciated.
Red Cross Needs & Things
There is a need for: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Look for the “Red Cross” box in the office
There is always a need for breakfast cereals and boxed macaroni and cheese. Anything you can do to help is very much appreciated!!