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First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York
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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ November 29, 2015 ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
  Moment for Mission ............ Judi Scheel
*Congregational Song ......... “We Will Glorify” - No. 22
*Call to Worship
  Advent Candle Lighting ...... Pam Scutt & Diane DeLooza
*Congregational Song ......... “Agnus Dei” - No. 54
  Anthem ............................. “Emanuel Is Coming”
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. Matthew 24:36-44
*Congregational Song ....... “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne” - No. 217
  Message .......................... “Be Ready” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” - No. 176
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart

You are invited to join us in the Great Room for refreshments and Fellowship following the Service.

Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne     Shirley Butterfield    Barbara Champlin
John Decker       Dan Emerson            Donald, Beverly Hall
Chris Holder      Don Ovens              Barbara Ritz
Jennifer Slocum   Sally Zane

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

ABW Scholarship girl: Olivai O’Connell

At The Manor:    Billie Potts        Mary Armstrong
	         Margaret Mills	     Bessie Decker
	         Veronica Sedlock    Margaret Drakeley

Clinton Crest:	 Jim Best            Doris Norman
		 Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:	 Helen Ansley	     Marge Cornell
		 Virginia DeLooza    Kathryn Clayson
Our Church
Pastor Stephen Sanden
Our Country and Leaders
Men and Women of our Armed Forces and their Families
Our Community

Prayer Needs:
If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital or homebound, please call the church office at 536-9821 to let the pastor know.
Prayer Chain: Rita Castillo at 536-3631 or Bill Decker at 607-243-5843

This Week at First Baptist

Today, November 22
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Sunday school
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Sunday School
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, November 30
5 pm Church Supper – Whit Yong’s ham loaf
6:30 pm Community Chorus rehearsal

Wednesday, December 2
7 pm Cub Scouts
7 pm Habitat

Thursday, December 3
10 am Missions
1 pm Homeschool 3 pm Prayer Group
7 pm Boy Scouts
7 pm Bible Quiz

Friday, December 4
Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller!

Saturday, December 5
9 am Keuka Quilters
3:30 pm Community Chorus rehearsal

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper – Monday, November 30
Suppers are each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week's entree - Whit Younge's Ham Loaf

Prayer Group Meeting - Thursday, November Dec. 3
Prayer meetings are each Thursday at 3 PM. Learn more about prayer and put it into practice! Pray for our church, community and social justice issues. See Bill Decker for more information.

Prayer Chain
The Hour of Prayer small group is implementing a prayer chain. To be a part of this or if you have prayer request, please call Rita Castillo at 536-3631 or Bill Decker at 607-243-5843.

ABW and Church News
The ABW has been requested for our White Cross Ministries to purchase sweatshirts and sweat pants for Cameron Community Ministries in Rochester. Any contributions from the congregation would be greatly appreciated either through monetary donations or purchase of these items:

Sweatshirts and sweat pants, 5 each for girls, boys, men and women
Sizes small to x-large.
Walmart sells them for about $5.00 each.

....Thank you and God Bless, Karen Rasmussen, White Cross Chair

*Milly’s Backpack Program: November Needs: hot cocoa
~ ~ ~ Mmmmm… love, in a cup! ~ ~ ~
Items may be left on the pew at the front of the sanctuary.

Were you here?
Nov 1     Nov 8     Nov 15     Nov 22
 56        52         52         59

Pledges and Loose offerings:
(Needed each week: $1,825) 
Nov 1     Nov 8     Nov 15     Nov 22
$3165     $1609       741        451

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Latin America
Kristy Engle is a global consultant with a focus on health care issues. Kristy served for 12 years in the Dominican Republic, leading mobile medical clinics and International Ministries relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. As a global consultant, Kristy is able to visit countries in need of health assessments, ongoing education, health team visits or other forms of collaboration during crisis and non-crisis situations. Her goals are to empower local leaders, to help communities recognize their strengths and understand how to make better use of their resources and to build relationships that increase the health of populations around the world through innovation, networking and encouragement. Languages used: English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

Mission Giving
Thank you for your combined Mission contribution for November 8th and 15th. Budget contributions totaled $669. An additional $30 was received for the World Mission offering, bringing our total to $1465.

Mission Projects
*Veteran’s Rehab: cancelled postage stamps
*PYE & Hopi Children’s Home: Campbell’s Box Tops and labels
*Milly’s Backpack Program:November Needs: hot cocoa Mmmmm… love, in a cup!

Yes! I Can Help Others!
Here is a list of ways you can help enrich the life of others:
Afghan Squares for Hearts & Hands
Cancelled Stamps for Mission/Veteran rehab
Box tops for Mission/ playground equipment
Cake mix and frostings for Birthday program
Card fronts for Hearts & Hands
Pennies for Backpack Program
Volunteer: Tuesdays at 4 pm Backpack Program
Last Thursdays and Fridays of month for Keuka Food Distribution. Contact Cheryl Davis at 315-521-5949 for more information on lending a helping hand at these two events.
Living Well – Monday thru Thursdays 536-0838 for more info
Keuka Comfort Care Home – 536-1690
Once Again Shoppe – 536-3620

Community News and Events

Community Chorus Christmas Concert - Sunday, December 6
First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 2:00 pm
In celebration of their 40th anniversary the Penn Yan Community Chorus will perform works that reflect their history, including parts of the John Rutter Magnificat, Britten A Ceremony of Carols and Handel’s Messiah.

Living Well Come learn more about the assorted volunteer opportunities the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm. Call the Well at 536-0838 to let them know you are coming.

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

Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY

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

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email: pyfbc224@gmail.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com