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Our Service of Worship and Praise
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 23, 2014

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song .....“Great Is the Lord” (PB no. 20)
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “We Gather Together” (No. 559)
. Anthem ........................... “Come and Thank Him”
. Children’s Message
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading .......... Romans 11:1-12
*Congregational Song ..... “Give Thanks” (PB no. 26)
. Message ........................ “Our Gain” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ..... “Take My Life” (No. 391)
*Benediction - Postlude
***If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.

The flowers on the altar are placed in loving memory of our mother and father, Edward and Elsie “Peg” Pond. From their children, grand-children and 20 great-grand-children.

Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Ushers/Greeters Greg Miller, head usher
Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

Please Be in Prayer For

Donald & Beverly Hall  Ben Loomis    Linda Potts         
Riley Potts     John Rasmussen  Harold Rasmussen   
Barbara Ritz    Fritz Roulo     Stacy Whitney 

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest:	 Doris Barcliff     Doris Norman 
The Homestead:	 Helen Ansley	    Virginia DeLooza
	         Necia Smith        Kathryn Clayson         
                 Irene Wachala      Marge Cornell           
The Manor:	 Billie Potts       Mary Armstrong           
                 Milly Bloomquist   Margaret Mills
                 Margaret Drakeley  Bessie Decker	

> Our Country and Leaders
> Our Service Men and Women and their families
> Those in our community who serve as law enforcement,fire fighter volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital, home bound etc. or if you have other prayer concerns, please call 536-9821 to let the church office and pastor know.

This Week at First Baptist

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, November 24
5 pm Church Supper/Movie
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Tuesday, November 25
7 pm Community Chorus

Wednesday, November 26
4 pm Backpack Program
6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 28
The church office is closed today

Saturday, November 29
8 am FBC Men’s Group

Ushers & Greeters for Nov. 30
Greg Miller, Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

News and Upcoming Events

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service - Today
3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. See Community section below fore more information

Church - Community Supper & Movie - Monday, Nov. 24
Supper at 5:00 PM – Scalloped potatoes and ham and butternut squash - $3.00 per person
Movie at 6:00 pm - Plot: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.

FBC Men’s Group - Saturday, November 29
Our Men’s Group will meet this Saturday, November 29th at 8 am. Our basic project will be to repair 10 or more of the chairs that we use in the Great Room: the seat coverings have split open and need to be replaced. We must drill out four rivets on the bottom of the seat, remove the cushion, and then remove many staples to take off the old covering. Next, we will put on the new seat covering, staple it in place, replace the seat into the chair and fasten it with four pop-rivets. This is a necessary job and will require lots of help. Anyone having good staple guns or pop-riveters should bring them along. Covering material, staples, and pot-rivets will be supplied. We also have been asked to bring the artificial Christmas Trees into the church building from the outside storage buildings All interested men and boys are invited to join us for whatever of these jobs or tasks you would like to take on. We will probably have to work through most of the morning to get the chairs done, but you may leave early if necessary. If you have any questions, please speak with Don Lawrence.

Next Sunday, - November 30
*Dedication Sunday – bring your pledge forms for our 2015 budget.
*1st Sunday of Advent: Make church a priority during the Advent Season. Christmas hymns and messages that will inspire.
*Baptism: Ralph Clancy, Cathy & Paul MacDougall and George Jensen will be baptized.
*5th Sunday: This is the last of the 5th Sundays in 2014 in which we are encouraged in extra giving to help reduce the budget deficit. Envelopes will be provided.

Deck the Halls! - Saturday, December 6
Join us on Saturday, December 6th at 9 am for the Hanging of the Greens. We will have Christmas music playing and hot cocoa on the stove. Feel free to bring a snack or cookies to share.

Nominating Committee - Sunday, December 14
The first meeting of the Nominating Committee will be held immediately following worship service on Sunday, December 14th. One representative from each board and committee needs to attend.

Serving in 2015
For those who would like to explore the idea of serving on an FBC board/committee, see Barb Burke or call her at 536-7020.

Congratulations Kevin!
To Kevin Conrad on a wonderful performance of Mortimer, in the PYA play, “Arsenic and Old Lace”. Way to go, Kevin!

The November item for Milly’s Backpack Program Hot Cocoa

Oct. 26     Nov. 2     Nov. 7    Nov.16
   59          55        78        58

Received Last Week
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $371.50
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - The Murrow Indian Children’s Home
The Rev. Jack Smith and his wife, Hilda, of First Baptist Church, Dixon, Illinois, are appointed volunteer missionaries serving the Murrow Indian Children’s Home through National Ministries’ Volunteers in Mission program. Jack, formerly a bi-vocational pastor and manager of a food processing plant, handles truckloads of supplies – this summer he supervised delivery of some 2-1/2 tons of food to the home. Hilda’s quiet and loving presence belies the tremendous energy it takes to cook for volunteer groups of all sizes. Both are committed and passionate about volunteering. “I do what I can and the Lord will take care of the rest,” says Jack, who maintains an e-mail newsletter network offering updates on the home to interested people.

Mission Budget Report
Mission Income on November 16th was only $38. There are only 6 weeks left to raise $2557.41 which is needed if we are to cover the Budget that was adopted at the Annual Meeting. Most of this amount is for our support of Fairport Homes, Springbrook, Keuka College, Missionary Support and Special Interest Missionary Christmas gifts. Please consider prayerfully how you can help.

Community News and Events

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service -Today
Today, at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hamilton Street, PY Come together as a community of faith to give thanks. Do you have friends? a job? Do you have enough trials that you are drawn to God, seeking him for strength, peace, healing? Give thanks

Free Community Meal - Tuesday, November 25th the PY United Methodist Church, 5:30 pm to 7 pm.

Service Information

We are glad you’ve joined us! We hope you’ll have a rich experience as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.

If you are a guest here today, in the pew in front of you, you will find a Guest Information card. We would like to get to know you better, please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.

You are invited to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience worship.

For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance

Church information

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Pianist: Gail Young

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email:
Church Website: