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Our Service of Worship and Praise
Third Sunday of Advent - December14, 2014

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song .....“Angels, from the Realms of Glory” No. 22
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ..... “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” No. 5
. Anthem ........................... “Gesu Bambino”
. Children’s Message
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading .......... Galatians 4:4-7
*Congregational Song ..... “O Come, All Ye Faithful” No. 41
. Message ........................ “Son of God” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ..... “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” No. 38
*Benediction - Postlude
***If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.

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

Please Be in Prayer For

Ben Loomis    Linda Potts   Donald & Beverly Hall  
Riley Potts   Barbara Ritz  Fritz Roulo     
Stacy Whitney  

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

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest:	 Doris Barcliff     Doris Norman 
The Homestead:	 Helen Ansley	    Virginia DeLooza
	         Necia Smith        Kathryn Clayson         
                 Marge Cornell           
The Manor:	 Billie Potts       Mary Armstrong           
                 Milly Bloomquist   Margaret Mills
                 Margaret Drakeley  Bessie Decker	

> Our Country and Leaders
> Our Service Men and Women and their families
> Those in our community who serve as law enforcement,fire fighter volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital, home bound etc. or if you have other prayer concerns, please call 536-9821 to let the church office and pastor know.

This Week at First Baptist

11 am Nominating Committee Meeting
6 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, December 15
5 pm Church Supper/Movie
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz
Happy Birthday to Joyce Slocum!

Wednesday, December 17
10 am ARC Worship
4 pm Backpack Program
6:30 pm Cub Scout Meeting
Happy Birthday to Paul MacDougall!

Thursday, December 18
5 pm Oak Hill Dinner
6:30 pm FBC Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Boy Scout Meeting

Sunday, December 21
Christmas Pageant
Ushers & Greeters: Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Charlie Watkins
Diaconate Meeting at 11 am.

News and Upcoming Events

Nominating Committee Today
The first meeting of the Nominating Committee will be held immediately following worship service today. One representative from each board and committee needs to attend.

Church - Community Supper & Movie - Monday, Dec. 15
Supper at 5:00 PM – Roast boneless turkey breast, twice baked potatoes, green beans w/ bacon, dinner rolls, cranberry relish, apple pie, pumpkin pie. - $3.00 per person
Movie at 6:00 pm - Plot: A divorced woman moves to a new city with her child, trying to build her life again. She joins the choir of a local church but has some personality conflicts with the choirmaster, a curmudgeonly old gentleman who will accept nothing but perfection from his group. As Christmas approaches and the choir practices for a big show and the director pushes them all to their emotional limits, she contemplates quitting the group.

January newsletter articles due - Wednesday December 17.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - Wednesday, December 24
“Joy to the World: A Celebration of Carols” - 7:00 pm

Upcoming Dates - From the Church Office
Pastor Steve will be away from Dec. 26 – 29.
The church office will be closed Friday, Dec. 26.
Greg Marion will give the message on Dec. 28.
Annual reports will be due by Jan. 5.

ABW Scholarship girl
Please remember our ABW Scholarship girl this Christmas season by sending her a card. Cheyenne Skinner, 104 Sawmill Road, Lockhaven, PA 17745

Poinsettias for Christmas
During the Advent Season, it is our tradition to decorate the sanctuary with poinsettias. You are invited to bring in your own plant anytime during the month of December and if you wish to have your plant dedicated in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special please fill out the form in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate, bring it to the church office or you may phone it in to the church office at 536-9821 by December 18. Be sure to label your plant for easy retrieval after the Christmas Eve service. The names will be published in the Christmas Eve and Christmas Sunday bulletins.>
Given by: _________________________________________
In Memory of: _____________________________________
In Honor of: ______________________________________

The December item for Milly’s Backpack Program: Macaroni & Cheese (cups or boxes)

Were you here?
Nov.16     Nov. 23    Nov. 30    Dec. 7
  58           60         75        61

Received Last Week
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $3954.50
Additional 5th Sunday Offering    $100
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - Ministers and Missionaries Offering Month
“When a local preacher died, his relatives found he had neatly tied up the messages he had delivered and placed a card on top of them with this inscription: ‘Where has the influence gone of all these sermons I have preached?’ Underneath he had scribbled in large letters, ‘OVER’. On the other side this answer was found: ‘Where are last year’s sunrays? They have gone into fruits and grain and vegetables to feed mankind. Where are last year’s raindrops? Forgotten by most people, of course, but they did their refreshing work, and their influence still abides.’”

Mission Budget Report
Thanks to your generous contributions for our Mission Budget, we are much closer to meeting our obligations. On December 7th we received $1708.50 for the budget and another $178 for the RMMO. That total is now $208 towards our goal of $859. Thank you.

Community News and Events

Cookie Walk - Saturday, December 20th
The Cookie Walk will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 20th at 10 am. Proceeds benefit the Keuka Comfort Care Home.

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

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

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:
Church Website: