BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 25, 2012
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
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”
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: email@example.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
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
The Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
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!
We need Lay Readers & Greeters for most of the Sundays in December and on Christmas Eve. See the sign up clipboard in the sanctuary.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Michele Fischer at 536-8156, email@example.com
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
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: _________________________________
A STEWARDSHIP COMMITTMENT FOR OUR CHURCH
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
For My Records I have pledged:
$____weekly $____monthly $____quarterly $____annually