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Our Service of Worship and Praise
First Sunday of Advent - November 30, 2014

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
. Moment for Mission ......Ed Castillo
*Congregational Song .....“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” (No. 379)
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Jesus Paid it All” (On Insert)
. Anthem ...........................
. Children’s Message
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Dedication of 2015 Pledges
. Scripture Reading .......... 1 Peter 3:21-22
*Congregational Song ..... “Give Thanks” (PB no. 26)
. Message ........................ “Baptism” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
. Baptism - Ralph Clancy, George Jensen, Cathy MacDougall,Paul MacDougall
*Congregational Song ..... “Living for Jesus” (On Insert)
*Benediction - Postlude
***If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Ushers/Greeters: Stan Ovens, head usher
Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

Please Be in Prayer For

Donald & Beverly Hall  Ben Loomis    Linda Potts         
Riley Potts  Barbara Ritz  Fritz Roulo     
Stacy Whitney  Family of Irene Wachala

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

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest:	 Doris Barcliff     Doris Norman 
The Homestead:	 Helen Ansley	    Virginia DeLooza
	         Necia Smith        Kathryn Clayson         
                 Marge Cornell           
The Manor:	 Billie Potts       Mary Armstrong           
                 Milly Bloomquist   Margaret Mills
                 Margaret Drakeley  Bessie Decker	

> Our Country and Leaders
> Our Service Men and Women and their families
> Those in our community who serve as law enforcement,fire fighter volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital, home bound etc. or if you have other prayer concerns, please call 536-9821 to let the church office and pastor know.

This Week at First Baptist

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, December 1
5 pm Church Supper/Movie
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Tuesday, December 2
7 pm Community Chorus

Wednesday, December 3
4 pm Backpack Program

Thursday, December 4
10 am Mission Meeting
7 pm Boy Scout Meeting
Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller!

Saturday, December 6
9 am Hanging of the Greens
3 pm Comm. Chorus Rehearsal

Ushers & Greeters for Dec. 7
Erma Mullins, Charlie Miller, Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad

Next Sunday - Business Meeting, Right Hand of Fellowship

News and Upcoming Events

5th Sunday - Today
We have an opportunity as a designated 5th Sunday to give whatever extra amount, large or small, to help with the budget deficit. Envelopes are provided for you. Thank you.

Birthday Party for Margaret Drakeley - Today
The family of Margaret Drakeley invites you to attend a celebration of her 100th Birthday (November 27th), to be held at the Penn Yan Manor Activity Room, on Sunday, November 30th at 2:00 pm.

Church - Community Supper & Movie - Monday, Dec. 1
Supper at 5:00 PM – Lasagna - $3.00 per person
Movie at 6:00 pm - Plot: Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn’t fully understand where he is, or why he’s there. A guardian angel named Patience is given the task of showing Michael the joys of Heaven and helping him find his place in the Hereafter.

Deck the Halls! - Saturday, December 6
Join us on Saturday, December 6th at 9 am for the Hanging of the Greens. We will have Christmas music playing and hot cocoa on the stove. Feel free to bring a snack or cookies to share.

Hey Teens! - Friday, December 12
You are invited to our TEEN GROUP meeting on Friday, December 12th, from 6-7 pm. We will have dinner, (think pizza!) and fellowship activities. We hope to see you there!

Nominating Committee - Sunday, December 14
The first meeting of the Nominating Committee will be held immediately following worship service on Sunday, December 14th. One representative from each board and committee needs to attend.

Serving in 2015
For those who would like to explore the idea of serving on an FBC board/committee, see Barb Burke or call her at 536-7020.

Thank you
for all your prayers for Harold and John Rasmussen. Both are doing better. Thank you!

Poinsettias for Christmas
During the Advent Season, it is our tradition to decorate the sanctuary with poinsettias. You are invited to bring in your own plant anytime during the month of December and if you wish to have your plant dedicated in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special please fill out the form in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate, bring it to the church office or you may phone it in to the church office at 536-9821 by December 18. Be sure to label your plant for easy retrieval after the Christmas Eve service. The names will be published in the Christmas Eve and Christmas Sunday bulletins.>
Given by: _________________________________________
In Memory of: _____________________________________
In Honor of: ______________________________________

The November item for Milly’s Backpack Program: Hot Cocoa
December item for Milly’s Backpack Program: Macaroni & Cheese (cups or boxes)

Were you here?
Nov. 2     Nov. 7    Nov.16     Nov. 23
  55        78        58           60

Received Last Week
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $1232.50
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - The Murrow Indian Children’s Home
Many Murrow alumni return to visit the Murrow Home, wanting to look at their old rooms. A number of graduates have become “success stories”, excelling in various fields and going on to college. One young woman spent all her growing-up years at the home with her brother. Later, after moving away, she returned to Muskogee and worked at the home for several years, eventually as a case manager. After completing her college education, she became a teacher and has stayed in the local community. Sometimes Murrow children are reunited with their parents, as in the case of two middle school-age children who rejoined their mothers in the Muskogee are. “That took a lot of coordination,” Brown says, “with the Indian Baptist Church (also on the Bacone College Campus), the Creek Tribe, and others.” Brown says these stories speak well of what American Baptists have given to the Murrow Home’s ministry. “Many blessings have come in,” she says, expressing heartfelt thanks for all American Baptist have done to help the children.

A Prayer for the Murrow Indian Children’s Home Loving God, we thank you for the ministries through the years of the Murrow Indian Children’s Home and the way they have helped so many orphaned and homeless children. Bless, we pray, all of those who work with the children and those who support this vital mission. May our hearts be moved to remember children with very special needs wherever they live and seek to help them build lives full of hope and faith. We ask all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mission Budget Report
Mission Income on November 16th was only $38. There are only 6 weeks left to raise $2557.41 which is needed if we are to cover the Budget that was adopted at the Annual Meeting. Most of this amount is for our support of Fairport Homes, Springbrook, Keuka College, Missionary Support and Special Interest Missionary Christmas gifts. Please consider prayerfully how you can help.

Community News and Events

Community Chorus Concert - Sunday, December 7
The Penn Yan Community Chorus Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, December 7th at3:00 pm here at First Baptist Church. Refreshments to follow in the Great Room

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

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

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Pianist: Gail Young

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email:
Church Website: