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~ ~ DECEMBER 13, 2009 ~ ~
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street December 13, 2009
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
Song of Praise & Worship
Welcome & Announcements
Lighting of the Third Advent Candle
Lyle, Trevor, Calysta, and Kevin Conrad
Scripture I Corinthians 12:4-7
Reading “Root Beer and Twinkies”
Lighting the candle
*Hymn “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” No. 31
Birthday hymn of Paul MacDougall
Anthem “Do You Know?” Algozin
*Hymn “Church in the Wildwood” Insert
Birthday hymn of Joyce Slocum
Prayers for the People
Scripture Matthew 2:16-23 Pg. 3 NT
Message “He Will Be Called a Nazarene” Rev. John Tharp
Offertory Barbara Stewart
*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 “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow” No. 50
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand
Greeters: Pat Ames
Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs. Bob Fullagar,
Charlie Miller, Barbara Stewart
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Today's bulletin is in memory of Our Loving Parents.
~ Greg & Nancy Marion
Today's Sunday School Topics
Elementary Program - “What Does God Want Me to Do?”
Pre-Teen Program – “Can Being a Christian Ever Be Fun?”
Adult Program – “Recognizing Jesus”
Please Be In Prayer For
At Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Margaret Hartwell
Alice Fairbrother Gerry Lane
At the Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Alberta Gottshall Viola Gray Willie Nelson
Luella Passage Dick Sharman Irene Wachala
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer Kathleen Clayson
Our Special Missionaries:
Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic
Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester
Mary Armstrong John Paul Hunt Lorraine Phillips
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson The Schroo Family
Kathleen Beyea Lori Lawrence Frieda Slocum
Mickie Christiansen Barbara Mortensen Brad Stewart
Barbara Gifford Wayne McBaker Charlie Taylor
Gary Fuller Mary Murphy Rick Weir
Chris Fuqua Doug Passage Emma Wheeler
Bill Gillette *Keith Pierce Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck
Mary Gillette Ralph Wilkes
Michele & Jeff Hager and baby
Ryan Barkley 19 year old had heart surgery
President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ 3 pm Community Chorus Christmas Concert
Tuesday, December 15
¨ 3:30 pm Caroling!
Wednesday, December 16
¨ 5 pm Backpack Program
¨ 6:30 pm Girl Scouts Meeting
Thursday, December 17
¨ Christmas for the Needy at the Armory
¨ 7 pm Boy Scout Meeting
Saturday, December 19
¨ 9 am Keuka Quilters
Happening in December
13th – Community Chorus Christmas Concert
15th – Christmas Caroling
20th – Children's Christmas Program
24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Our church is going to publish a new pictorial directory through Olan Mills. Reserve your appointment time today at the sign up location in the foyer. Each family/household that comes for photography and portrait viewing at the church will receive a complimentary directory and 8X10 custom color portrait. You will be able to view and select your portraits electronically from a variety of poses. Sign up to reserve your time today!!
From the Church Office
It's that time of year again, time for the boards and committees to prepare their year end annual reports. They need to be available for the congregation to review on Jan. 10 with the annual meeting being on Jan. 17. Please have them into the office no later than Dec. 31. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
Join us Tuesday for a fun time of caroling and spreading Christmas Cheer! We'll meet here at the church at 3:30 pm. Drivers are needed to shuttle. Wear red, santa hats, elf hats , blinking noses or your reindeer antlers and make this a special time. We will conclude at Jeanette O'Brien's home. Bring your friends along. If you would like the group to make a stop at your home, call the church office by Mon. Dec 14, and we will put you on the list.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 7 pm
Our Traditional Candlelight Service will include scriptures, carols, and anthems with the customary ritual of “Sharing the Light”. This year's music will feature the choral pieces “Birthday of a King”, “First Noel/Pachelbel's Canon” and special organ pieces played by Connie Gibson, The Ukranian Bell Carol, Gesu Bambino, and a medley of carols from around the world. Come early (6:30) and hear these beautiful pieces. We hope to have a special guest with us. Dauda Abubakars' wife Lois, plans to be here from Nigeria to lead us in our candle lighting ceremony.
Stewardship Status Report
48 pledges have been returned. Of this $68, 325 has been pledged for the local budget, $15, 246 has been pledged for missions, and $7,651 has been pledged for the building fund. We still have a ways to go. Have you returned your pledge card? If not, please do so before the Annual Meeting in January.
New Address for Rev & Mrs Douglas Passage
c/o Bethanay Village
3005 Horseheads, NY 14845
Fill the Church with Poinsettias on Christmas
If you would like to place a poinsettia or other plant in church for Christmas in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone, please fill out the portion below and place in the collection plate, or you may leave it in the church office. Bring your chosen plant to the church by Sunday, December 20.
Given by: _______________________________________________
In Memory of: ___________________________________________
In Honor of: _____________________________________________
Christmas Service - Today
The community is invited to attend a Christmas Service at Keuka College's Norton Chapel. Time 7:30 pm.
Yates County Public Health H1N1 Flu Clinic
Monday, Dec. 14, from 4-7 pm at the Dundee American Legion (off Spring St.). There will be no charge. Remember to wear short sleeves. Offered to: pregnant women, all people 6 months – 24 yrs. People who live with or care for children younger than 6 mo., health care and emergency medical services personnel, people 25-64 yrs of age who have health complications.
Holiday Cookie Walk
Saturday, Dec. 19
The KCCH annual benefit will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 10am til the cookies sell out.
Gospel Music Club
The White Stone Chapel opens its doors for a Gospel Music Club. Currently they meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights at 6 pm. In January they will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For more information you may call 694-8997.
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.
As we celebrate this Holy Season
May your hearts be filled with love
May you and yours be truly blessed
with the peace of the Snow White dove.