First Baptist   Bulletin   Penn Yan   

Our Service of Worship and Praise
Second Sunday of Advent - December7, 2014

. Prelude & Chimes
. 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
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading .......... Matthew 3:1-12
*Congregational Song ..... “Come To Us” (On Insert)
. Message ........................ “Prepare” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
. Right Hand of Fellowship
. Communion
. . 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

Please Be in Prayer For

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.

This Week at First Baptist

3 pm Community Chorus Christmas Concert
6 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, December 8
5 pm Church Supper/Movie
7 pm Trustee Meeting
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

Tuesday, December 9
Food for the Needy - set up

Wednesday, December 10
All Day - Food for the Needy
4 pm Backpack Program
6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting

Thursday, December 11
All Day - Food for the Needy
6:30 pm FBC Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Christian Education Meeting
7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Friday, December 12
9 am – Noon Food for the Needy
6 pm FBC Teen Group

Saturday, December 13
10 am Ministers and Spouses Meeting

News and Upcoming Events

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

Our Church's Mission

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 News and Events

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

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: