224 Main Street                                                        December 9, 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.


Second Sunday of Advent

Prelude ~ Chimes


Welcome & Announcements 


Moment for Mission                                                            Judi Scheel                            


Lighting of the Advent Candles


*Song of Praise          “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”           No. 28


*Call to Worship                   


*Hymn                        “Because He Lives”                            PB. no. 23                


Anthem                       “The First Noel/Pachelbel's Canon”


 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      Isaiah 11:1-10                                    OT pg. 755

                                    Matthew 3:1-3                                    NT pg. 3


*Hymn                        “The King  Is Coming”                         On Insert                           


Sermon                        “Prepare”                           Rev. Stephen Sanden


*Invitational Hymn                “Take My Life”                           No. 391


*Benediction   ~ *Postlude   


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


Greeters:                     Lyle, Trevor, Kevin & Calysta Conrad

Lay Reader:               Karen Rasmussen

Ushers:                       Judi Scheel, George Jensen, Paul Nash,

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Ethel Clancy

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


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



11:15 am Bd of Trustees Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service

Happy belated Birthday to Richard Davis (Dec. 3)!


Monday, December 10

Christmas for the Needy-set up

6:30 Choir Practice


Tuesday, December 11

Christmas for the Needy-set up

12:00 noon Mary & Martha Out to Lunch at La Trattoria

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team


Wednesday, December12

Christmas for the Needy-distribution

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Cub Scouts


Thursday, December 13

Christmas for the Needy-distribution

9 am Wellspring Homeschool

7 pm Advisory Council

7 pm Bd of Christian Education

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, December 14

Christmas for the Needy-distribution

Saturday, December 15

Happy Birthday to Joyce Slocum!  


Next Sunday:

Lay Reader: Erma Mullins ~ Greeters: Karen Sanden

December Coffee Hour Hosts: Trustees


Church News


Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering

Receiving next Sunday!


Mary & Martha Circle ~ Tuesday, December 11

Ladies, join us for our annual December luncheon. This year we have decided to go to La Trattoria. See Marge Cornell TODAY if you would like to join us.


A Special Coffee Hour

Be sure to join us Sunday, December 23, when Ethel Clancy and Karen Sanden will present A Christmas in the Philippines at coffee hour. Adults and kids alike will enjoy this!


January Newsletter

A reminder that your articles for the January newsletter are due to the office by Monday, December 17th.


Stamp Reminder

Please tear off and save the stamps from your Christmas cards for the Missions stamp collection. Give them to a Missions Bd member or leave them in the dish in the church office.



There are openings for December 23, 24, and 30th for Lay Readers and Greeters.



During Advent it is our tradition to decorate the sanctuary with poinsettias. To place a plant in honor or in memory of your loved one, we ask that you purchase your own flower and bring it to the sanctuary by Sunday, December 16th. Please remember to label your plant for easy retrieval after the Christmas Eve Service when you may take it home with you. Fill out the form below and turn it in by Wednesday, December 19, in order for your information to be included in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

Given by: _________________________________________

In Memory of: _____________________________________

In Honor of: _______________________________________


Help Needed

Help is needed following the service this morning to move the Christmas trees from the Great Room into the kitchen so that they are out of the way for the Christmas for the Needy event. Thank you.


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. Please include First Baptist Church of Penn Yan, Finger Lakes Association when you sign your name. Thank you.


                                                Michelle DuMond

                                                700 Health Sciences Drive

                                                Chapin Apts C1034CY

                                                 Stony Brook, NY 11790

Mission Treasury

Mission Income on December 2 was: $612 towards our budgeted obligations and $365 towards our $700 goal for the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering. Thank you to all who contributed. If you have Pennies for the Backpack Program, please turn them in by December 30th. Thank you.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                    11/18              11/25                12/2

                                                    62                   68                   70

 Current Expenses               $1,619               $916            $2,435

BT&T                                         55                  208                 272

Total                                     $1,674            $1,124            $2,707

Community News


Cookie Walk - Saturday, December 15 at  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.


Community Café - Tuesday, December 18

The community is invited to a free dinner at the Penn Yan UMC from 5:30 – 7 pm in the fellowship hall.


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.