BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 20, 2011
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 20, 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 “His Name is Wonderful” PB no. 7
Welcome & Announcements
Moment for Stewardship
*Call to Worship
Pastor: Enter the presence of God with praise and thanksgiving!
People: Praise be to God!
Pastor: Many are the gifts that God bestows upon us!
People: Thanks be to God!
Pastor: Come into God's presence with rejoicing!
People: Praise be to God!
Pastor: Let us not forget any of God's benefits!
People: Thanks be to God!
*Hymn “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” No. 551
New Testament Reading I Timothy 2:1; 4:4-5 NT pg. 283, 284
God of grace, we have so much for which to be thankful! Your love, grace, and forgiveness fill our lives. You provide for our needs. You bless us with people who care for us. The world that you have created for us to live in is beautiful There is no end to your goodness, Thank You! Help us not to take for granted all Your blessings; through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
Anthem “Thank You God”
Something For the Child In All of Us
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
A Litany on Stewardship See Insert
A Stewardship 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.
*Hymn “Now Thank We All Our God” No. 555
Scripture Reading Philippians 4:6-7 NT pg. 269
Colossians 3:15-17 NT pg. 273
Sermon “The Spiritual Discipline of Giving Thanks”
Rev. Linda Foody
*Hymn “God Is So Good” PB no. 8
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand
Lay Reader: Judi Scheel
Greeters: Lisa Wood & Brittany Griffin
Ushers: Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody 2215 Clark Road
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Eva Jean Best Michael McBride
Jean Brewer Christian Modaffari
Barbara Gage Mary Murphy
Mary Beth Greene Ida Tharp
Betty Johnson Katherine Warren
Greg Marion Stacy Whitney
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox – Thailand
Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House, Billings, Montana
Clark Meadows: Ralph Wilkes
Quail Summit: Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Kathryn Clayson
Doris Barcliff 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
Bring out Christmas Decorations – help is needed see Barb Burke
Adult Sunday School class will not meet again until Dec. 4.
12 Noon Packing Thanksgiving Food Boxes
3 pm Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service - St. Paul's Lutheran Church
5 pm Wellspring
Happy Birthday to Marge Cornell!
Monday, November 21
9 am December Newsletter deadline
7 pm Community Chorus
Happy Birthday to Judi Scheel!
Tuesday, November 22
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group
8:30 am Wellspring Bible Study
Wednesday, November 23
6:30 pm Cub Scouts
7 pm “Invisible War” Small Group
Thursday, November 24
Friday, November 25
The Church Office is Closed
Saturday, November 26
10 am Wellspring Study
Thanksgiving Basket Campaign
Today we will pack boxes of food for needy families in Yates County. We certainly appreciate your help in making this happen with both your monetary donation and your time! We will start right after coffee hour, hope to see you in the Great Room.
If you are interested in becoming a member of First Baptist Church please speak with Rev. Foody or one of the Deacons.
Board of Missions
The Board of Mission reports that $197.20 was received on November 13th. The average receipts for the first two Sundays in November was $392. Our budgeted obligations by the end of December total $4110. If we want to start next year with a minimum balance of $500, we must receive an average of $405 or more per week over the next six weeks. This amount included support for American Baptist related institutions in New York State. Please be generous and do your part to help us meet this goal.
Calling All Knitters and Crocheters
We are collecting 6X6” squares knitted or crocheted in any color, style or pattern to make a quilt. The quilt will be given to someone in our congregation or our community who is in need of an extra “hug”. This is a great way to use up those extra odds and ends of yarn while ministering to others. There will be 2 drop off boxes for the squares: one on the desk by the Great Room entrance and one on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Thank you in advance for your help – let's get those needles clicking!! Questions call Pam Scutt at 536-2791.
We are enlisting the help of everyone to send a card shower to Marge Moulton. Marge's birthday is December 1, this year she will turn 90, and every year she is away over her birthday and the holidays at her son's home in Indianapolis. If you would like to be a part of this you may send your cards to: Marge Moulton c/o John Moulton, 1778 Crabtree Court, Terra Haute, IN 47803.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 10/30 11/6 11/13
51 49 69
Current Expenses $1,178 $1,927 $1,171
BT&T 920 395 165
Total $2,098 $2,322 $1,336
Calling Cookie Bakers
The Keuka Comfort Care Home is busy planning our 4th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk and it's time to round up cookie bakers. If you are interested in baking 6 dozen (2 batches or more) of the same type of your favorite, special holiday cookie for us, we would love to have you participate. To sign up, call the KCCH at 536-1690 and let them know what kind of cookie you plan to bake. The cookies can be delivered to the Presbyterian Church in PY on the afternoon of December 16. The Holiday Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 10 am. Proceeds to benefit the Keuka Comfort Care Home.
You Are Invited
To Clifford LeBarr's 60th Birthday on Saturday, December 10th, from 1–3 pm at the Penn Yan Moose Club.
Food for the Needy:
Cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies/fruits,
pasta and sauce are needed to help Yates County families. The December distribution date is Friday, December 16, from 9am-11am.
The Food for the Needy program and the Yates County Red Cross in Penn Yan have begun a new partnership for the distribution of emergency food. From now on, food will only be available at the PYFBC during the regular monthly distributions. At all other times, boxes of non-perishable food may be picked up at the Red Cross office at 121 East Main Street, Penn Yan.
Christmas For the Needy
toy, stocking stuffer and clothing distributions will be at the US Army Reserve Center on December 15, by appointment, from 8:15a m until 4 pm. Please sign up for appointments. Forms are available at ProAction Office for the Aging and through the schools. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Dec. 2.
To help feed school age kids over the weekends, your donations of fruit/applesauce/pudding cups, granola bars, individual size foods etc are appreciated.
When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities.
When GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.