FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street December 9, 2007
Penn Yan, New York 10:00 A.M.
Second Sunday of Advent
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.
Songs of Christmas Joy “The First Noel” No. 56 vs. 1
“Rise Up Shepherd” No. 50 vs. 1
“O Come All Ye Faithfu” No. 41 vs. 1
Welcome and Announcements
The Lighting of the Advent Candle
Carrie Fuqua, Meghan Fuqua & Sean Ahearn
Advent Meditation Reading
Lighting the candles
*Hymn “Angels From the Realms of Glory” No. 22
Anthem “Grant Us Thy Peace” Roberta Bitgood
*Hymn “Away In a Manger” No. 24
Birthday choice of Joyce Slocum
*Prayers of the people
Scripture Luke 1:46-56 Pg. 78 NT
Message “The Songs of Christmas”
Deliverance: The Song of Mary
Rev. John R. Tharp
*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
*Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn “Good Christian Friends Rejoice” No. 28
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
The Christmas pew candles were given in memory of Eva Thayer by her daughter Polly Logan.
Greeters: Tom & Barbara Burke
Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller and Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Frances Hartwell
Glenna Allen Onnalee Mallory Luella Passage
Alberta Gottshall Willie Nelson Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Ralph Seager Milly Burke
Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer
Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces:
Jennifer Willson Jamie Twist Conal Smith Shane Slayton (Keuka College Student)
Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info
Rev. Virgil Nelson Kathy Pearce
Helen Ansley Bill Gillette Doug Passage
Mary Armstrong Mary Beth Greene Billie Potts
Roy Bell Marlene & Gene Guild Linda Potts
Eva Jean Best Kim Strong Imisides Nancy Putnam
Bessie Bliss Carolyn Johnson Lucas Ryska
Milly Bloomquist Don Johnson Corrina Schultz
Pat Carroll Bob & Mary Jones Charlie Taylor
Rachel Carter Bill LaRock Jean Wager
Marge Cornell Lori Lawrence Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ Adult SS: “Working For Your Wife” – Genesis 29 in the library
¨ The Child Discipline Parenting Group will meet in the alcove
¨ 3 p.m. Community Chorus Concert at FBC
¨ Happy Birthday to Deb Eveland!
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Trustees
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Christian Education
¨ Happy Birthday to Joyce Slocum!
~ Happy belated birthday on Dec. 1 to Peyton Hansen! ~
2008 Calendars on Sale Now! Support our Youth!
The Youth Group and the Board of Christian Education are selling 2008 Calendars to raise money for next year’s camping program. The calendars titled, “God’s Creation” sell for $12.
Poinsettias for the Altar
It’s time to get your plants for the Advent season. Purchase your plant and contact the church office to let us know if you wish to place it in honor/memory of someone.
Out to Lunch!
The Mary & Martha Circle and the Fellowship Class have agreed to dine at the Antique Inn for their annual Christmas meeting. The date has been set for nest Tuesday, December 18. Anyone interested in joining them should contact Marge Cornell at 536-6607 by Dec. 11. You don’t need to be a member of the groups to attend.
From the Missions Board
We are still collecting stamps, Campbell Labels and Boxtops for Education. We would like to send these on by the end of the year. Please bring your donations to the church as soon as possible.
Inquirers Event – January 16 @ 7 p.m.
If you would like information about baptism and being a member of our church, you can find it at this event. Our Deacons will provide a delicious assortment of homemade desserts and there will be a short program about the church and what it means to be a member here. If you have any questions about this event please contact the church office at 536-9821 or one of the Deacons.
ABMen NYS Disaster Relief Trip
A trip to Mississippi is being planned for 2008 January 6-18. The contact person is the Disaster Relief Coordinator for WV; Jack Cobb. He can be reached at email@example.com or cell # 304-206-8462 or home at 304-757-8081.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE JANUARY NEWSLETTER ARE DUE MONDAY, DECEMBER 17.
REPORTS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING ARE DUE JANUARY 7, 2008. THE MEETING IS JANUARY 20.
It will soon be time to receive our American Baptist Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering. (Dec. 16)
Recently I gratefully received my Thank You check from last year’s RMMO, and it was much appreciated. 57% of what you give is a way of saying “Thank You” in remembrance of all our previous pastors. While I put the money to good use, the fact that one is remembered means much, much more.
43% helps provide emergency assistance to both active and retired pastors and/or their families in times of critical financial need. (100% of what you give goes for these two purposes - the cost of promoting the offering comes from other sources.)
Over the years, the people of our church have responded faithfully and generously to the appeal of the RMMO. Let us keep up this great tradition.
Rev. Douglas W. Passage
96 75 72
Current Expenses $1,186 $1,210 $1,981
Missions 1,227 623 936
BT&T 4,176 1,033 460
Total $6,589 $2,866 $3,377
Thoughts: When God measures a man, he puts the tape around the heart instead of the head.
Thou shalt not lie…
…in bed on Sunday Morning!
Come to church!