BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 4, 2011
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetDecember 4, 2011
10:00 AM Yan, New York
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.
Second Sunday in Advent
Prelude – Chimes
*Song of Praise “The Savior Is Waiting” PB no. 65
Welcome & Announcements
*Call to Worship
Pastor: Get Ready! The time is growing near.
People: What should we do?
Pastor: Prepare your heart for Christ! God's love is close to us.
People: We open our hearts to God. May God help us to slow down and be present to His presence!
Pastor: Prepare your gifts for God!
People: What shall we give to God?
Pastor: We start by giving ourselves to God. We build upon that by sharing our talents and our resources. We also give to God when we give to others especially to those who are in need. We give, because God has given his best to us in Jesus!
*Hymn “Prepare the Way” No. 13
New Testament Reading Isaiah 40:1-11
Gracious God, our hears are full from Your love. May we open our hearts to others with love and with compassion as we follow Your example. May our lives be an offering that shines in the darkness. May we know the joy that comes by being used by You for a purpose greater than ourselves. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen
Lighting the Advent Candle
People: Today we give thanks for the shepherds among us, back-breaking laborers on whom our economy stands, those we overlook or rarely see, yet rely on for our very survival, the ones who have much to teach us about watching for God in the darkness.
Leader: On this second Sunday in Advent, we light the second candle as a symbol of the Shepherds, agents of the gospel and redeemers of the world.
New Testament Reading 2 Peter 3:8-15a
Something For the Child In All of Us
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
*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.
's Bank the Baptist's Cry” No. 10 Jordan
Scripture Reading Mark 1:1-8
Sermon “Be Prepared” Rev. Linda Foody
Ordinance of The Lord's Supper
Welcome to the Lord's Table
Reading of the Church Covenant
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks
*Hymn “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates” No. 8
Lay Reader: Nancy Marion
Greeters: Mary Lou Hainsworth & Mary Fullagar
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody 2215
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Eva Jean Best Michael McBride
Jean Brewer Christian Modaffari
Barbara Gage Mary Murphy
Mary Beth Greene Ida Tharp
Betty Johnson Marilyn (Tharp)
Andrea LeClair Katherine Warren
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox –
Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House,
ClarkMeadows: Ralph Wilkes
: Alice Wise Summit
ClintonCrest: Barcliff Kathryn Clayson Burton
DorisBarcliff Margaret Drakely
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and it's Leaders
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Adult Sunday School: Praise Builds Us Up
3 pm Community Chorus Concert
5 pm Wellspring
Happy Birthday to Kyle Miller!
Tuesday, December 6
8:30 am Wellspring Bible Study
7 pm Deacons
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group
Wednesday, December 7
4 pm Backpack Program
7 pm “Invisible War” Small Group
7:30 pm Habitat for Humanity
Thursday, December 8
6 pm Caregivers Support Group
7 pm Boy Scouts
Saturday, December 10
9 am Keuka Quilters
Calling All Knitters and Crochetters
We are collecting 6X6” squares knitted or crochetted in any color, style or pattern to make a quilt. The quilt will be given to someone in our congregation or our community who is in need of an extra “hug”. This is a great way to use up those extra odds and ends of yarn while ministering to others. There are 2 drop off boxes for the squares: one on the desk by the Great Room entrance and one on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Thank you in advance for your help – let's get those needles clicking!! Questions call Pam Scutt at 536-2791.
Advisory Council Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Advisory Council on Thursday, December 15, at 7 pm in the library.
If you are interested in becoming a member of
please speak with Rev. Foody or one of the Deacons. First Baptist Church
Board of Missions
Thanks to a very generous donation, the Board of Missions will be able to meet their Basic Budget obligations. After paying United
MissionBasics in December we will decide what we can cover of the items which we had to omit from the budget. Income for November 27th was $1118.25. Thank you all for your generosity.
While it is important to financially support your church we want to thank those who support it with their time and talents as well. Thanks to those who helped with the decorating: Ethel Clancy, Jennifer Willson, Cindy Ovens, Karen Rasmussen, Polly Logan, Barbara Burke, Jean Brewer,
cleaning out the basement:Greg Miller, Sheryl Robbins,
maintenance: Greg & Nancy Marion
You Are Invited:To Clifford LeBarr's 60th Birthday on Saturday, December 10th, from 1–3 pm at the Penn Yan Moose Club.
Calling Cookie Bakers
The Keuka Comfort Care Home is busy planning our 4th Annual
HolidayCookie Walk. If you are interested in baking 6 dozen (2 batches or more) of the same type of your favorite, holiday cookie for us, we would love to have you participate. To sign up, call the KCCH at 536-1690 and let them know what kind of cookie you plan to bake. The cookies can be delivered to the Presbyterian Church in PY on the afternoon of December 16. The HolidayCookie Walk will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 10 am. Proceeds to benefit the Keuka Comfort Care Home.
Food for the Needy:
Cereal is the most needed food item at this time. Thank You!
The December distribution date is Friday, Dec. 16, from 9am-11am.
Milly's Pantry Weekend Backpack Program:
To help feed school age kids over the weekends, the needed food item right now is breakfast cereal bars or granola bars. These items cannot be purchased from Food Link, so your help is appreciated. Thank You!
Food for the Needy
The Food for the Needy program and the
Red Cross in Penn Yan have begun a new partnership for the distribution of emergency food. From now on, food will only be available at the PYFBC during the regular monthly distributions. At all other times, boxes of non-perishable food may be picked up at the Red Cross office at Yates County 121 East Main Street, Penn Yan.
Comfort on the Journey
A confidential mutual support group at Keuka Comfort Care Home, for those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one.
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-8pm. 536-1690
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 11/13 11/20 11/27
69 53 46
Current Expenses $1,171 $3,048 $552
BT&T 165 170 200
Total $1,336 $3,218 $752