BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 16, 2012
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetDecember 16, 2012
10:00 AM Yan, New York
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 ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
Lighting of the Advent Candles
*Song of Praise “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks” No. 59
*Call to Worship
*Hymn “Offering” On Insert
Antem “Emmanuel is Coming”
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Offertory “One Small Sleeping Baby Boy” Cristine Conklin
*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.
Receiving the Retired Ministers & Missionary Offering
Scripture Reading Galatians 4:4 NT 254
*Hymn “The First Noel” No. 56
Sermon “The Fullness of Time” Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Invitational Hymn “Angels, From the Realms of Glory” No. 22
*Benediction ~ *Postlude
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Today's bulletin is printed in loving memory of Henry Lawrence.
~ Don & Kathie Lawrence
Greeters: Karen Sanden
Lay Reader: Erma Mullins
Ushers: Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Cliff LaBarr
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Pastor's Phone: Cell 386-986-6961
PO Box695, Penn Yan
Pastor's E-Mail: email@example.com
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Tom Burke Julanne Guild Barb Mortensen
Rachel Carter Ben Loomis Fran Morse
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West,
Courtney Crisler, The Place,
: Alice Wise Summit
Crest: Necia Smith Doris Barcliff Clinton
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
The Manor: Margaret Hartwell Billie Potts
Living Ctr: Irene Wachala Geneva
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and Leaders
This Week at First Baptist
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service
Monday, December 17
6:30 Choir Practice
Articles are due for Jan. newsletter
Happy Birthday to Paul MacDougall!
Tuesday, December 18
5 pm Wellspring Christmas Dinner
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Team
ARC Worship Service
4 pm Backpack Program
Thursday, December 20
9 am Wellspring Homeschool
7 pm Boy Scouts
A Special Coffee Hour
Be sure to join us Sunday, December 23, when Ethel Clancy and Karen Sanden will present A Christmas in the Philippines at coffee hour. Adults and kids alike will enjoy this!
Evelyn Emerson will lead a series of classes on “Christian Education” for the
Finger LakesBaptist Association. Classes will be held here at PYFBC on January 12 and 26th, February 9 and 23rd, and March 9. Contact Evelyn by January 4th, at 536-0225 if you are interested.
Annual Report Deadline
Committee reports are due by Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
We've tried to be really good this year; doing God's work and spreading the news. On our list this year are some new dish towels and dish cloths for our church kitchen. You may leave them in the kitchen. Thank You!
Pre-Christmas Eve Service
will hold their Pre – Christmas Eve Service on Sunday, December 23rd, at 7 pm. All are invited to attend. Altay Baptist Church
A reminder that your articles for the January newsletter are due to the office by Monday, December 17th.
ABW Scholarship girl
Below is the name and address of our ABW Scholarship girl for this year. We encourage you to send her a Christmas card. Perhaps you could enclosed a simple gift with your card – (no money), a bookmark, postage stamps, stickers etc. If not, then just a card with a short greeting would be greatly appreciated. Please include
First Baptist Churchof Penn Yan, Finger LakesAssociation when you sign your name. Thank you. Michelle DuMond ~ 700 Health Sciences Drive ~ Chapin Apts C1034CY ~ Stony Brook, NY 11790
Save Those Stamps
Tear off and save the stamps from your Christmas cards for the Missions stamp collection. Give them to a Missions Bd member or leave them in the dish in the church office.
Income on December 9th, was $144. We received another $40 for the RMMO bringing the total to $405 towards our goal of $700.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 11/25 12/2 12/9
68 70 64
Current Expenses $916 $2,435 $1,312
BT&T 208 272 90
Total $1,124 $2,707 $1,402
Visitors - Welcome to
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. First Baptist Church
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. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.