224 Main Street                                                        December 2, 2012

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 Day of Advent

Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements 


Moment for Mission                                                    Kathie Lawrence


*Song of Praise          “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”                 No. 9


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “Holy Ground”                                     PB no. 29


Anthem                      “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth”


Children's Time


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer




*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.

Offertory Prayer


Scripture Reading                  Matthew 24:36-44                   NT pg. 36


*Hymn              “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”                  No. 2


Sermon    “Look For Me When You See Me”      Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn                “How Great Thou Art”               No. 467


The Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord's Table

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup


*Benediction ~ *Postlude


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Greeters:                     The Miller Family

Lay Reader:               Karen Rasmussen

Ushers:                       Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,

                                    Erma Mullins, Pat Ames

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden

Pastor's Phone:         Cell 386-986-6961

                                    PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor's E-Mail:

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                             Julanne Guild                Barb Mortensen

Rachel Carter                          Ben Loomis                  Fran Morse


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Necia Smith                  Doris Barcliff 

                                    Margaret Drakeley

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley                Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman               Willie Nelson

The Manor:                Margaret Hartwell        Billie Potts

                                    Mary Armstrong

Geneva Living Ctr:   Irene Wachala 


Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and  Leaders

This Week at First Baptist



3 pm Community Chorus Christmas Concert -

         “And On Earth, Peace”

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service


Monday, December 3

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

6:30 Choir Practice


Tuesday, December 4

7 pm Deacon's Meeting

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team

Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller!


Wednesday, December5

4 pm Backpack Program

7 pm Habitat for Humanity Meeting


Thursday, December 6

9 am Wellspring Homeschool

3:30 pm Bd of Missions Meeting

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, December 7

5 pm Star Shine Activities


Saturday, December 8

2 pm Memorial Service for Ralph Wilkes at Norton Chapel


Next Sunday: Lay Reader ~ Karen Rasmussen

December Coffee Hour Hosts ~ Trustees


Church News



StarShine is just a few days away and many preparations are being made as FBC prepares to open our doors to the community. Baking, baskets, warm food and drinks all come together to raise funds for FBC. Can you help in any way? See Cindy Ovens or Cathy MacDougall.


Mary & Martha Circle ~ Tuesday, December 11

Ladies, join us for our annual December luncheon. This year we have decided to go to La Trattoria. Call the church office at 536-9821 by December 6, if you would like to join us


ABW Scholarship Girl

Below is the name and address of our ABW Scholarship girl for this year. We encourage you to send her a Christmas card. Perhaps you could enclosed a simple gift with your card – (no money), a bookmark, postage stamps, stickers etc. . If not, then  just a card with a short greeting would be greatly appreciated. When you sign your name, please include First Baptist Church of Penn Yan, Finger Lakes Association.

Thank you

Michelle DuMond

700 Health Sciences Drive

Chapin Apts C1034CY

Stony Brook, NY 11790

Mission Treasury

Thanks to your generous contributions, $1221 was received for the budget and another $1 for the Backpack Pennies Program. The final World Mission Offering total is $1050. If we receive between $1175 and $1375 in December we will meet all our budget contributions for 2012.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                    11/11              11/18              11/25   

                                                    68                   62                   68

 Current Expenses                 $896            $1,619               $916

BT&T                                    1,098                  55                  208

Total                                    $1,994           $1,674             $1,124


Community News



Annual Community Chorus Christmas Concert

“And On Earth, Peace”

Sunday, December 2, 2012

3 :00 pm ~ First Baptist Church of Penn Yan



Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 15   9 am ~ The Keuka Comfort Care Home will hold their annual cookie sale (by the pound) at the Presbyterian Church.



The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches is planning a Vacation Bible School which will take place the week of February 18, 2013 at the PYUMC. However they need to know if there are enough adults who will be willing to help. If you would be willing to assist in any way, contact Sandi Perl at 719-7827 or or Pastor Michele Fischer at 536-8156,

This ministry cannot happen without you.


Craft & Bake Sale

Saturday, December 8   9am-3pm   Penn Yan UMC

Variety of vendors selling handmade craft items and homemade baked goods. Plus the PYUMC new recipe book will be on sale. Don't miss this event to get some Christmas shopping done!


Visitors - 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.


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. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.


Christmas now surrounds us

Happiness is everywhere

Our hands are busy with many tasks

As carols fill the air