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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 30, 2008
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
Songs of the Season
Welcome and Announcements
The Lighting of the First Candle Greg & Nancy Marion
Scripture I Peter 5:8-11
Reading: Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree
Lighting the Candle
*Hymn “Angels We Have Heard on High” No. 23
Birthday choice of Kyle Miller
Anthem “Thanks Be to God!” Price & Besig
*Hymn “Now Thank We All Our God” No. 555
Prayers of the People
Scripture James 1:16-18 Pg. 311 NT
James 3:13-18 Pg. 313 NT
Message “The Giving of Good Gifts” Rev. John Tharp
Offertory “People Need the Lord” Barbara Stewart
*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 Come, O Come, Emmanuel” No. 9
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Margaret Mills
Greeters: Pat Ames & Necia Smith
Ushers: Brittany Griffith, Margaret Hartwell, Stan Ovens,
Cheryl Stewart, Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall
Virginia DeLooza Willie Nelson
Helen Ansley Alice Wise
Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces: Jennifer Willson
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Mrs. Susan Harding Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey
Mary Armstrong Kim Strong Imisides Barbara Stewart
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Brad Stewart
*Bessie Bliss Lori Lawrence Charlie Taylor
Pat Carroll Mary Ellen Mattison Phil Trautman
Judi Gibbs Doug Mattison Jean Wager
Bill Gillette Barbara Mortensen Ralph Wilkes
*Marlene Guild *Emily Seager Jean Whitaker
Alicia Hurlburt *Doug Seager Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
Today, November 30
¨ 11 a.m. Parenting Class
Monday, December 1
¨ Happy Birthday to Marge Moulton !
¨ Happy Birthday to Peyton Hansen !
¨ 7 p.m. Deacons
¨ 7 p.m. Missions
¨ 6 p.m. Youth group in the kitchen
¨ Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller !
9 a.m. Decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas
If you have questions feel free to contact Beth DeLooza.
Dec. 7 Jack & Ethyl Clancy and family
Dec. 14 Charlie Miller & Matt Scutt
Dec. 21 Fran Morse & Judi Gibbs
Dec. 28 Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins
Sunday, December 7, at 3 p.m. in our sanctuary
Peg Patterson, Conductor
Lucinda Loomis, Accompanist
There will be classic and contemporary Christmas songs and audience carol sing-a-long! Admission is free!
Once again this year we encourage our congregation to adorn the sanctuary with the beautiful Christmas Poinsettia.
Let the office know your intentions - 536-9821.
All plants should be in place by Sunday, December 21.
You may take your plant home with you following the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
Does Your Gift Make a Difference?
Yes, it does! In 2007, Paul Klous, along with over 3,000 other retired ministers and missionaries or their widowed spouses, received a Thank You check from the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO).
He wrote a thank you note which read: “It is always such a blessing to receive an RMMO Thank You check. As we seniors age, both dental and medical care become more and more expensive. At such a time, the Thank You check is a tremendous help.”
RMMO Sunday is December 14, 2008.
Our 2008 goal is $800.00. Please help us:
Remember Them with Love and Give with Gratitude.
RETIRED MINISTERS AND MISSIONARIES OFFERING
Administered by the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board
Community News -
Friday, December 5
Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Juice, Coffee, Tea or Milk
Serving: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
$18 ~ family $6 ~ adult $4 ~ 5-12 yrs
St. Michael’s Church Dining Hall
Friday, December 5
Don’t miss your chance to win a handmade Gingerbread House in front of J. Carey & Co. The Keuka Comfort Care Home will be selling raffle tickets for $1 a piece and you’ll receive a cookie sample as a reminder of the Cookie Walk fundraiser which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Presbyterian Church from 10 am to 2 p.m.
Thought: Pray constantly that you will have the strength and the wits to make it through everything that’s coming, and will end up on your feet. Luke 2:35 The Message
When your mother asks,
“Do you want a piece of advice?”
it is a mere formality.
It doesn’t matter if you answer no.
You’re going to get it anyway.
~ Erma Bombeck