BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 12, 2010
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street December 12, 2010
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.
Third Sunday of Advent
Prelude Sheryl Robbins
Song of Praise “He Has Made Me Glad” PB no. 21
Welcome & Announcements
The Lighting of the Advent Candle The Conrad family
*Hymn “Joy to the World!” No. 40
Scripture Reading Isaiah 53:1-9 OT pg. 800
Anthem “Where Will We See Him?” Price & Besig
*Hymn “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” No. 28
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord's Prayer
Scripture Ephesians 4:1-6 NT pg. 261
Sermon “God Will Make a Way” Rev. Dr. Wayne Paulsen
Interim Executive Minister of ABC/NYS
Offertory “I Wonder As I Wander” Sheryl Robbins
*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 “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” No. 29
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
The candles in the sanctuary are provided in memory of Fred Russell and family and Bob Brewer. ~ Jean Brewer
Todays bulletin is in honor of Rev. Richard Burke's birthday and his contribution to First Baptist Church. ~ Fran Morse & Cheryl Stewart
Advent Readers: Lyle, Trevor, Kevin & Calysta Conrad
Greeters: Paul Nash & George Jensen
Ushers: Judi Gibbs, George Jensen, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller, Paul Nash, Barb Stewart
Organist: Sheryl Robbins
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Office hours: 9 am – Noon Mon.-Fri.
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Richard D. Burke
2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan
Please be in Prayer for:
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
Holly Buchanan Mary Murphy
Tom Burke Lisa Newton
Richard Davis Keith Pierce
Margaret Drakely Jennifer Schoen
Alice Fairbrother Andrew Stewart
Bill Gillette Charlie Taylor
Deya Glover Stub Vaughn
Mary Beth Greene Irene Wachala
Bernie Gridley Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck
John Paul Hunt Stacy Whitney
Our Special Missionaries: Kristy Engel - Dominican Republic
Cynthia Harper - Cameron Community Ministries
Clark Meadows: Ralph Wilkes
Quail Summit: Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Kathryn Clayson
The Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and its Leaders
Our Pastoral Search Committee
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
9 am Choir Practice
11 am Children's Sunday School
No Adult Sunday School
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship
Monday, December 13
9 am Set up-Christmas for the Needy
Happy Birthday to Richard Burke!
Tuesday, December 14
9 an Set up-Christmas for the Needy
Noon Mary & Martha Circle to Antique Inn
7 am Bd of Trustees
7 pm Bd of Christian Education
Wednesday, December 15
9am Set up- Christmas for the Needy
5 pm Backpack Program
7 pm “The Miracle of Life Change” Small Group
Happy Birthday to Joyce Slocum!
Thursday, December 16
9 am Food Distribution-Christmas for the Needy
7 pm Boy Scouts
Friday, December 17
9 am Food Distibution-Christmas for the Needy
6 pm Kid's Club
Happy Birthday to Paul McDougall!
At 11:15 am in the library there will be a showing of the movie “Gaslands” which addresses the issues of natural gas drilling in Pennsyvania and other areas. The producer is a Pennsyvanian with experience in the process known as hydrofracking that is used in drilling for shale gas.
Flowers for the Sanctuary
Every Christmas season we are invited to bring in a poinsettia to adorn the sanctuary. You may bring them in at any time. For those who wish to do so in honor or in memory of a loved one, you are invited to fill out a form listing the names of those involved and they will be published in the Christmas Eve bulletin. Forms may be found on the table at the rear of the sanctuary and in the office.
You Are Invited
Everyone is invited to a wedding shower for Tom & Katy Tharp on Sunday, December 26 at 2 pm in the Great Room.
January Newsletter and Annual Reports
Keep in mind that your articles for the newsletter will be due next Monday, Dec. 20. Also, it's time to think about the Annual Reports. Boards and Committees, your reports should be into the office by the end of the year. If you need an extension of time, please call Peggy in the office at 536-9821
Can You Help?
Cristine Conklin is in need of a ride to a doctor's appointment to the Dundee Family Health Clinic on Monday, Dec. 20, at 9:45am. Call Cristine at 536-0415.
Help Is Needed
Volunteers are needed in the nursery on a rotating basis. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 716-225-4755 or email@example.com
Anyone interested in helping with Kidz Club on December 17, donations of any craft supplies would be appreciated for use with future Kidz club projects. Thank you for all your help and dedication to our kids. Adult volunteers please be at church by 5:15 pm on Dec. 17. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 716-225-4755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As of Sunday, November 28, twenty pledges had been turned in.
Their total puts us only about 1/3 of the way towards the goal of our proposed local and mission budgets for 2011.
Please turn in your pledge sheets as soon as possible.
There are extra pledge sheets available on the table at the rear of the sanctuary.
Is in need of devotional materials that can be distributed to the inmates at the county jail. If you have any leftover devotional booklets (such as Secret Place) and would you be willing to share them with these inmates, they may be left in the church office. This will be an ongoing ministry, so any contributions now or in the future will be greatly appreciated.
Red Cross Needs & Things
There is a need for: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Look for the “Red Cross” box in the office
There is always a need for breakfast cereals and boxed macaroni and cheese. Anything you can do to help is very much appreciated!!
Office for the Aging Sunday Bus Riders
You are asked to contact Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345 if you wish to remain on the riders list.
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.
We invite you 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.