FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street December 16, 2007
Penn Yan, New York 10:00 A.M.
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
Songs of Christmas Joy
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” No. 31 vs. 1
“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” No. 38 vs. 1
“O Little Town of Bethlehem” No. 43 vs. 1
Welcome and Announcements
The Lighting of the Advent Candle
Rev. Don & Kathie Lawrence
Advent Meditation Reading
Scripture Luke 1:8-20
Lighting the candles
*Hymn “I Heard the Bells” Insert
Anthem “The Birthday of a King” W.H. Neidlinger
*Hymn “Take My Life” No. 391
Birthday choice of Paul MacDougall
*Prayers of the people
Scripture Luke 1:67-80 Pg. 78 NT
Message “The Songs of Christmas”
Preparation: The Song of Zechariah
Rev. John R. Tharp
*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 “Angels We Have Heard on High” No. 23
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Thought: God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
Greeters: Ed & Rita Castillo
Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell,
Clifford LeBarr, Stan & Cindy Ovens
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Frances Hartwell
Glenna Allen Onnalee Mallory Luella Passage
Alberta Gottshall Willie Nelson Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Ralph Seager Milly Burke
Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer
Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces:
Jennifer Willson Jamie Twist Conal Smith Shane Slayton (Keuka College Student)
Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info
Rev. Virgil Nelson Kathy Pearce
Prayers for: Marge Cornell
Helen Ansley Bill Gillette Doug Passage
Mary Armstrong Mary Beth Greene Billie Potts
Roy Bell Marlene & Gene Guild Linda Potts
Eva Jean Best Kim Strong Imisides Nancy Putnam
Bessie Bliss Carolyn Johnson Lucas Ryska
Milly Bloomquist Don Johnson Corrina Schultz
Pat Carroll Bob & Mary Jones Charlie Taylor
Rachel Carter Bill LaRock Jean Wager
*Mickie Christiansen Lori Lawrence Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ Adult SS: “Reconciliation” – Genesis 33 in the library
¨ The Child Discipline Parenting Group will meet in the alcove
¨ 9 a.m. January Newsletter articles are due.
¨ Happy Birthday to Paul MacDougall!
¨ Noon Women’s group luncheon at the Antique Inn
Church office “Open House” Join Us!
Office Christmas Open House
Stop into the church office on Wednesday, Dec. 19, and join John and Peggy for some Christmas cheer. There will be cookies, mulled cider, and carols. So come “Dashing through the snow” to visit from
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. to noon. See you there!
Support our Youth!
2008 will be here soon and you want to be ready with a new calendar that gives you an inspirational message every month. See a member of the Christian Education Board or stop into the office. $12
Save the Stamps from your Christmas Cards!
We are still collecting stamps, Campbell Labels and Boxtops for Education. We would like to send these on by the end of the year. Please bring your donations to the church as soon as possible.
Inquirers Event – January 16 @ 7 p.m.
If you would like information about baptism and being a member of our church, you can find it at this event. Our Deacons will provide a delicious assortment of homemade desserts and there will be a short program about the church and what it means to be a member here. If you have any questions about this event please contact the church office at 536-9821 or one of the Deacons.
ABMen NYS Disaster Relief Trip
A trip to Mississippi is being planned for 2008 January 6-18. The contact person is the Disaster Relief Coordinator for WV; Jack Cobb. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell # 304-206-8462 or home at 304-757-8081.
A ladies black jacket with red lining. Can be claimed in the office.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE JANUARY NEWSLETTER ARE DUE MONDAY, DECEMBER 17.
REPORTS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING ARE DUE JANUARY 7, 2008. THE MEETING IS JANUARY 20.
Keeping in Touch With…
Lianwei Zhong & Tao Tu
6578 Dysinger Rd, Lockport, NY 14094
1400 Hammond Rd, Palmyra, NY 14522
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