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. Welcome & Announcements
. Moment for Mission ......Don Lawrence
*Congregational Song .....“Offering” (On Insert)
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” (No. 2)
. Anthem ........................... “Sing We Noel”
. Children’s Message
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Scripture Reading .......... Matthew 3:1-12
*Congregational Song ..... “Come To Us” (On Insert)
. Message ........................ “Prepare” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
. Right Hand of Fellowship
. . Welcome to the Lord’s Table
. . Sharing the Bread
. . Sharing the Cup
*Congregational Song ..... “The Wonderful Cross” (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: Erma Mullins, head usher
Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad, Charlie Miller
Donald & Beverly Hall Ben Loomis Linda Potts Riley Potts Barbara Ritz Fritz Roulo Stacy Whitney 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.
3 pm Community Chorus Christmas Concert
6 pm Wellspring Fellowship
Monday, December 8
Tuesday, December 9
Wednesday, December 10
Thursday, December 11
Friday, December 12
Saturday, December 13
Community Chorus Christmas Concert - Today
Today at 3:00 pm here at First Baptist Church, Refreshments to follow in the Great Room
Church - Community Supper & Movie - Monday, Dec. 8
Supper at 5:00 PM – Meatloaf - $3.00 per person
Movie at 6:00 pm - Plot: Having left the Army following W.W. II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.
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.
ABW Scholarship Girl Please remember our ABW Scholarship girl this Christmas season by sending her a card. Cheyenne Skinner, 104 Sawmill Road, Lockhaven, PA 17745
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 December item for Milly’s Backpack Program: Macaroni & Cheese (cups or boxes)
Were you here? Nov. 7 Nov.16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 78 58 60 75 Received Last Week Pledges & Loose Offerings: $668.00 5th Sunday Offering $1,099.00 Needed each week: $1,825
Mission Nugget - Ministers and Missionaries Offering Month
“Babe Ruth’s Pastor”
“Said Babe Ruth, the world-famous baseball player, about an aged minister, ‘Most of the people who have really counted in my life were not famous. Nobody ever heard of them, except those who knew and loved them. I knew an old minister once. His hair was white. His face shone. I have written my name on thousands of baseballs in my life. The old minister wrote his name on just a few simple hearts. How I envy him. He was not trying to please himself. Fame never came to him. I am listed as a famous home-runner, yet beside the obscure minister, who was so good and so wise, I never got to first base.”
Mission Budget Report
Thank you for your Mission contributions on November 30th of $304.00. Our December needs are $2,004.41 or $501.10 per week. Thank you for the $30 given to the RMMO.
Community Chorus Concert Today
The Penn Yan Community Chorus Christmas Concert will be held this afternoon, December 7th at 3:00 pm here at First Baptist Church. The theme for the concert is “A Down-Home Family Christmas". Refreshments to follow in the Great Room
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
Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
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: email@example.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com