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First Baptist Church    Bulletin   Penn Yan, New York
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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ December 13, 2015 - Third Sunday of Advent ~

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
  Moment for Mission ............ Karen Rasmussen
*Congregational Song ......... “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” - No. 175
*Call to Worship
  Advent Candle Lighting ...... Greg and Nancy Marion
*Congregational Song ......... “There’s A Song in the Air” - No. 185
  Anthem ............................. “The First Noel”
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. Matthew 2:16-18
*Congregational Song ....... “Angels from the Realms of Glory” - No. 179
  Message .......................... “The First Grinch” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “How Great Our Joy” - No. 202
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Ushers & Greeters: Judi Scheel, head usher
      Karen Rasmussen, Paul Nash, George Jensen

You are invited to join us in the Great Room for refreshments and Fellowship following the Service.

Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne     Shirley Butterfield    Barbara Champlin
John Decker       Dan Emerson            Donald, Beverly Hall
Chris Holder      Don Ovens              Barbara Ritz
Jennifer Slocum   Sally Zane

Rev. David Daniels, pastor at 2nd Milo Baptist
Family of Dorothy Johnson Mott (Richard Johnson’s sister)

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries

ABW Scholarship girl: Olivai O’Connell

At The Manor:    Billie Potts        Mary Armstrong
	         Margaret Mills	     Bessie Decker
	         Veronica Sedlock    Margaret Drakeley

Clinton Crest:	 Jim Best            Doris Norman
		 Doris Barcliff

The Homestead:	 Helen Ansley	     Marge Cornell
		 Virginia DeLooza    Kathryn Clayson
Our Church
Pastor Stephen Sanden
Our Country and Leaders
Men and Women of our Armed Forces and their Families
Our Community

Prayer Needs:
If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital or homebound, please call the church office at 536-9821 to let the pastor know.
Prayer Chain: Rita Castillo at 536-3631 or Bill Decker at 607-243-5843

This Week at First Baptist

Today, December 13
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Sunday school
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am Adult Sunday School
5 pm Wellspring

Monday, December 14
5 pm Church Supper – Special Holiday Dinner
6:30 pm FBC Choir Rehearsal

Tuesday, December 15
4 pm Backpack Program
5 pm Office of Aging Dinner
Happy Birthday to Joyce Slocum!

Wednesday, December 16
10 am ARC Worship
7 pm Cub Scouts

Thursday, December 17
1 pm Homeschool
7 pm Boy Scouts
7 pm Bible Quiz
Happy Birthday to Paul MacDougall!

Next Sunday’s Ushers: Stan & Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins, Jack Clancy

News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Supper – Monday, December 14
Suppers are each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Great Room - $3.00
This week - Special Holiday Dinner - marinated roast pork tenderloin, twice baked potatoes, and green beans with bacon and mushrooms

White Cross & Cameron Community Ministries
We are collecting sweatshirts and sweatpants in sizes small to x-large for girls, boys, women and men. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated either through monetary donations or the purchase of these items. Look for the blue box in the sanctuary for your donations.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
All are invited to attend the Penn Yan First Baptist Church’s annual Christmas Eve Service on Thursday, December 24th at 7:00 pm. The church choir will be featured singing the exuberant celebration of carols alive with the joy and wonder of the Christmas season. This cantata entitled “A Carol Fantasia” is a medley of beloved traditional carols with some narration. This service will conclude with the beautiful ceremony of the congregation forming a circle, turning to each other and lighting individual candles while singing the stunning and melodic “Silent Night.”

Our Christmas List
There are a few needs that are on the Church’s Christmas Wish List. If you can help, we thank you.
Dish Soap
Spray Disinfectant
Paper Towels
Pump Hand Soap
13 gal. Garbage Bags
30 gal. Garbage Bags

Milly’s Backpack Program: December Needs: Granola Bars/Breakfast Bars
Items may be left on the pew at the front of the sanctuary.
Thank you for your faithfulness.

Following our tradition, you are invited to bring in your Christmas Poinsettias to be placed in the sanctuary during the Advent Season. Use the form below (or call the church office at 536-9821) to make your wishes known of your loved ones you would like your plant to be placed in memory or in honor. On Christmas Eve we will print the list in the bulletin. Please mark your plant for easy retrieval after the Christmas Eve service.
In Memory of: _______________________________
In Honor of: _________________________________
From: ______________________________________

Were you here?
Nov 15     Nov 22     Nov. 29     Dec.6
  52         59          -          59

Pledges and Loose offerings:
(Needed each week: $1,825) 
Nov 15     Nov 22     Nov. 29     Dec.6
 $741       $451        $707      $4483

Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Nicaragua
Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti are working with the Baptist Theological Seminary in Nicaragua, accompanying them in the program of informal theological education in the churches of the Baptist Convention of Nicaragua and as writers of curriculum material for the Seminary. They have been long-term missionaries serving through our mission society since 2000. They and their children live in the land of lakes, volcanoes, poets and contrasts - - Nicaragua is situated in Central America. It is politically divided in 15 departments and 2 special regions. It has a population of 5.5 million people. The capital city is Managua, which has a high population density. The Baptist Convention of Nicaragua is present in all departments with its 240 churches organized in 9 regions, 4 organizations, and 5 institutions and programs. Carlos and Mayra communicate with their churches and partners through their updates: Acts in Action – BGsEnRoute, available regularly. They seek each day to show others God’s love and mercy, as a reality. They consider it a wonderful privilege to be able to serve God and to practice what the Lord placed in their hearts: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15 NKJV) Language used in ministry: Spanish

Mission Giving
A big “Thank You” to all who gave so generously to Missions on December 6th. We received $700 for budget items and $723 for the RMMO Offering. That total is now $907 towards our goal of $999. Thank you for enabling us to help others in need.

A Reminder: Pennies for the Backpack Program should be brought in by December 20th. Thank you.

Mission Collection for the Backpack Program:
For the month of December: Granola Bars/Breakfast Bars
Thank you for your faithfulness.

Yes! I Can Help Others!
Here is a list of ways you can help enrich the life of others:
Afghan Squares for Hearts & Hands
Cancelled Stamps for Mission/Veteran rehab
Box tops for Mission/ playground equipment
Cake mix and frostings for Birthday program
Card fronts for Hearts & Hands
Pennies for Backpack Program
Volunteer: Tuesdays at 4 pm Backpack Program
Last Thursdays and Fridays of month for Keuka Food Distribution. Contact Cheryl Davis at 315-521-5949 for more information on lending a helping hand at these two events.
Living Well – Monday thru Thursdays 536-0838 for more info
Keuka Comfort Care Home – 536-1690
Once Again Shoppe – 536-3620

Community News and Events

New Single’s Ministry - Starts Friday, December 18
A new Single’s Ministry is starting for people aged 45 and up. There will be a game night on Friday, December 18th from 7-9 pm at the Penn Yan UMC Fellowship Hall. Bring a favorite game to play and a favorite snack to share.

Christmas Cookie Walk - Saturday, December 19
at the First Presbyterian Church on December 19th at 10 am
Sold by the pound. Come early, as they sell out fast.

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

Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821
Email: revsanden@aim.com

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email: pyfbc224@gmail.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com