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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 29, 2009
Penn Yan, New York 10:00 A.M.
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
Song of Praise & Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Lighting of the First Advent Candle
Greg, Tammy, Erik, Kyle Miller
Scripture Matthew 2:1-2
Reading "Seeing Bigger"
Lighting the Candle
*Hymn “Angels We Have Heard on High” No. 23
Birthday choice of Kyle Miller
Anthem “We Thank You, Lord” Price & Besig
Commitment Offering Tableaux
*Hymn “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” No. 1
Prayers for the People
Scripture Isaiah 35:1-10 Pg. 774
Message “In the Beauty of Holiness” Rev. John Tharp
*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 “O Little Town of Bethlehem” No. 44
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Greeters: Paul & Cathy MacDougall
Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
George Slocum, John FM Tharp
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Today's Sunday School Topics
Elementary Program - “Who Is the Holy Spirit?”
Pre-Teen Program – Key Theme: “Who Is Jesus?”
“What If Jesus Is Lord?”
Adult Program – Key Theme: “Covenant Communities”
“Nehemiah: A Motivator”
Please Be In Prayer For
At Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Margaret Hartwell
Alice Fairbrother Gerry Lane
At the Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Alberta Gottshall Viola Gray Willie Nelson
Luella Passage Dick Sharman Irene Wachala
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer Kathleen Clayson
Our Special Missionaries:
Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic
Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester
Mary Armstrong John Paul Hunt Frieda Slocum
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Brad Stewart
Kathleen Beyea Lori Lawrence Charlie Taylor
Barbara Gifford Barbara Mortensen Rick Weir
Gary Fuller Mary Murphy Emma Wheeler
Chris Fuqua Lorraine Phillips Ralph Wilkes
Bill Gillette The Schroo Family
Michele & Jeff Hager and baby
Ryan Barkley 19 year old had heart surgery
President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ 3 pm Wellspring Service
Monday, November 30
¨ 7 pm Community Chorus Rehersal
Tuesday, December 1
¨ 7 pm Deacon's Meeting
¨ 7 pm Bd. Of Mission's Meeting
Wednesday, December 2
¨ 5 pm Backpack Program
Thursday, December 3
¨ 7 pm Boy Scout's Meeting
Friday, December 4
¨ 5 pm Community Starshine Event
Saturday, December 5
¨ 9 am Decorating the Sanctuary
Today is Commitment Sunday!!
Remember what God has already done for you and make the choice to honor Him with a cheerful financial pledge to the work of God's Kingdom through First Baptist Church of Penn Yan – God's Church! AS THANKFUL STEWARDS, REDEEMED STEWARDS, SPIRIT-FILLED STEWARDS, REMAIN FAITHFUL TO CHRIST!!
Your Bd. Of Missions is sponsoring a Fun Night on Friday, Dec. 11, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. You're All Invited!!!
We will be assisting the young people of our church school in making a cloth mural of the Nativity Scene. We will need lots of adults (particularly those of you who are young at heart) to help the kids in cutting and gluing. We will wind up with refreshments and a Christmas DVD. Come and have Fun! Bring your grandchildren!! We have need of material in the following colors: tan, brown, white, yellow, flesh color, purple and light blue. We need the material in the church office by Dec. 1.
Happening in December – watch for more information
5th – Decorating the Church
8th – Ladies Group Out to Lunch to Antique Inn
11th – All Church Christmas Party
13th – Community Chorus Christmas Concert
20th – Children's Christmas Program
24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
A HUGE THANKS to all who contributed and participated in the ABW Fall Fest Bazaar. We were able to raise a total of $1,062!!
A Starshine Celebration
Friday, Dec. 4
Yates Co. Habitat for Humanity annual Pancake Day!
Serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, tea or milk. 11am-1:30 pm and 4:30pm-7pm at St. Michael's Church Dining Hall. $18-family; $6-adult; $4-5-12 years.
Service for Peace
Monday, Dec. 7
There will be a Prayer Service for Peace at Norton Chapel at 7:30 pm. Open to the community.
Sunday, Dec. 13
The Community Chorus annual Christmas Concert will be held here at FBC at 3 pm. This year's theme is “A Medieval & Renaissance Christmas Concert” featuring a “Ceremony of Carols” and a carol sing-a-long.
Sunday, Dec. 13
The community is invited to attend a Christmas Service at Norton Chapel. Time 7:30 pm.
Holiday Cookie Walk
Saturday, Dec. 19
The KCCH annual benefit will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 10am til the cookies sell out.
Gospel Music Club
The White Stone Chapel opens its doors for a Gospel Music Club. Currently they meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights at 6 pm. In January they will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For more information you may call 694-8997.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 11/8 11/15 11/22
64 74 76
Current Expenses $820 $986 $1,235
Missions 273 223 263
BT&T 5,645 151 126
Total $6,738 $1,360 $1,624
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.
What is the difference between Bird Flu, Swine Flu and Duck Flu?
for bird flu you need tweetment
for swine flu you need oinkment
and for duck flu you need quackers!