BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 28, 2010
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 28, 2010
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.
~ First Sunday of Advent ~ “The Cast of Christmas” ~
Prelude Sheryl Robbins
Song of Praise “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates” No. 8
Welcome & Announcements
The Lighting of the Advent Candle Fran Morse
*Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” No. 9
Scripture Reading Psalm 130 OT pg. 684
Anthem “Emmanuel Is Coming” Besig
*Hymn “Angels We Have Heard on High” No. 23
Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller
The Lord's Prayer
Scripture Luke 2:25-40 NT pg. 80
Sermon “Simeon & Anna – Rev. Richard Burke
Committed County Folk”
*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
*Commitment Prayer – in unison
Gracious God, We thank you for the privilege of giving back to you a portion of what you give to us so bountifully. We dedicate this offering and our pledges for the coming year. Help us to be generous and faithful stewards as well as being your hands and feet in this time and place. Amen
*Hymn “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” No. 1
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
The flowers on the altar this morning are in loving memory of
Elsie “Peg” Pond from her children and great grandchildren.
Advent Readers: Fran Morse & Cheryl Stewart
Greeters: Eva Dillon and Erma Mullins
Organist: Sheryl Robbins
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Office hours: 9 am – Noon Mon.-Fri.
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 Paul Hunt
Holly Buchanan Mary Murphy
Tom Burke Marion Perry
Margaret Drakely Keith Pierce
Alice Fairbrother Jennifer Schoen
Bill Gillette Andrew Stewart
Deya Glover Charlie Taylor
Mary Beth Greene Stub Vaughn
Bernie Gridley Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck
Our Special Missionaries:
Kristy Engel–Dominican Republic
Cynthia Harper–Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY
Clark Meadows: Ralph Wilkes
Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Kathryn Clayson
The Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
Irene Wachala Ruth Sampson
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
Quail Summit: Alice Wise
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and it's Leaders
Our Pastoral Search Committee
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
9:15 am Choir Practice
11 am Children's Sunday School
11 am Adult Sunday School: “God's Covenant With Israel”
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship
Monday, November 29
7 pm Community Chorus
Wednesday, December 1
5 pm Backpack Program
7 pm “The Miracle of Life Change” Small Group
Happy Birthday to Marge Moulton!
Thursday, December 2
7 pm Boy Scouts
Saturday, December 4
9:30 am All Church Family Sanctuary Decorating
Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller!
Come Help Decorate the Sanctuary
Saturday, December 4
Everyone is invited to join this festive event! Bring a morning snack to share: coffee cake, cider, donuts, juice, bagels & cream cheese. We will start at 9:30 am. See You Here!!!
Can You Help?
Cristine Conklin needs a ride to Dundee Family Care Center on Monday, December 6, for a 10 am appointment. Call Cristine at 536-0415 if you can help her out.
December Kid's Club !
Under the guidance of Eileen Modafarri there will be a Kid's Club Christmas Activity Night on December 17, that will be open to kids in grades K-5. The plan is to hold this from 6-8 pm and with the help of volunteers the children will be served a simple meal and have some craft time. If you would like to volunteer your time to help that evening or if you would like to help in another way we need: pre-baked cut-out cookies to decorate, and some small unisex pre-wrapped gifts or you may give a monetary donation. If you need more information call Eileen at
Ladies: Let's Go Out to Lunch
The Mary & Martha Circle will be going out to lunch to the Antique Inn for their December meeting. We are inviting ALL ladies of the church to go with us. Our date is Tuesday, December 14. Please call Erma Mullins at 536-8730 to make your reservations.
We need people
… People to ride the Council of Churches bus on Sunday mornings during December. If you can help, or have any questions, please see Rita. Thanks!
While Away – use these addresses to keep in touch
Marge Moulton – 1191 Promontary Trail, Zionsville, IN 46077
Clancy's – 1409 Causey Court, Sanibel, FL 33957
To all who rang the bell on Friday. and to all who helped with the celebration on Sunday, many thanks. Because of the generosity of Dawn, Elaine, and Kathy (the caterers who wouldn't take any money for their work) and you who gave, and worked on packing the boxes, setting the tables, serving and cleaning up we have $250 to give to the Deacon's Fund to help with the needs of the community.
….. Thanks again, The Diaconate
Poinsettias for the Sanctuary
It's a tradition that every Christmas Season we adorn the sanctuary with poinsettias. If you would like to place a plant in the sanctuary for the Christmas Season in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone, please fill out the portion below and put it in the offering plate or you may leave it in the church office. Bring your plant to the church anytime after December 4.
Given by: ______________________________________
In Memory of: __________________________________
In Honor of: ___________________________________
Every Sunday is Stewardship Sunday
Most Americans associate the month of November with Thanksgiving. In American Baptist Churches,we also think of November as a time to express our thankfulness to God for his many gifts to us. We do this as generous disciples by promising to return a portion of our financial resources to God through the ministry of our local churches. In many churches, this giving is celebrated on “Stewardship Sunday,” usually the second Sunday of the month.
In reality, every Sunday is Stewardship Sunday! As disciples of Jesus, we are aware that everything comes to us as a gracious provision of God's love. Every moment of each day and every breath we take is granted to us by God, and we are called to be stewards (or careful and wise managers) of all – including the time we have to live on this earth. Every day belongs to God, including the Sundays, so every Sunday reminds us that we are called to be good stewards of our time and all of the gifts from God which we enjoy.
Red Cross Needs & Things
Currently they are in need of: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Look for the “Red Cross” box.
For the month of November the Food Pantry is asking for breakfast cereals and boxed macaroni and cheese. Anything you can do to help is very much appreciated!!
Office for the Aging Sunday Bus Riders
You are asked to contact Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345 if you wish to remain on the riders list.
Oak Hill Bulk Foods will be the collection point for your egg cartons. You may drop them off at their store on Route 14A.
Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.
We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.