BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 18, 2011
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetDecember 18, 2011
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.
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Prelude - Chimes
*Song of Praise “Behold, What Manner of Love” PB no. 5
Welcome & Announcements
*Call to Worship
Pastor: Blessings abound, so let's come together and share what God is doing!
People: We love God's blessings! They are visible signs of God's grace.
Pastor: In the blessings of God, we find joy!
People: Joy makes our hearts sing! God gives joy to the world!
*Hymn “While Shephards Watched Their Flocks” No. 59
Old Testament Reading 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Pg. 340
Gracious God, today we remember all of your blessings. You came to us as a child and You grew to bless children. You reach out to us in the darkness of our world and You bring us light. We are blessed! We give You thanks! Let us not forget that You are present with us! Amen!
Lighting the Advent Candle See Insert
Anthem “Cool Night, Quiet Night”
Something For the Child In All of Us
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Offertory “I Wonder As I Wander” Sheryl Robbins
*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.
*Hymn “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came” No. 16
Children's Christmas Program
*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 in honor of my church family.
Merry Christmas to all!!! ~ Fran Morse
Lay Reader: Cheryl Stewart
Greeters: Paul & Cathy MacDougal
Ushers: Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody 2215
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Please be in Prayer for:
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Adult Sunday School: Hosanna
5 pm Wellspring
Tuesday, December 20
3:30 pm Bd of Missions
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group
Wednesday, December 21
10 am Church Office Open House Christmas Party
4 pm Backpack Packing
Thursday, December 22
7 pm Boy Scouts
Saturday, December 24
7 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Office Christmas Open House
Please join Rev. Foody and Peggy on Wednesday, December 21, from 10am – Noon for a time to visit and share in the joy of the Christmas Season. We will provide warm drinks and some sweet treats! We appreciate all of you so let us say thank you!
A Heart Full of Gratitude
Thank you to my church family who have kept me in their prayers, sent cards and called on me as I have been recuperating from a fall.
~ Jean Brewer
If you are interested in becoming a member of
please speak with Rev. Foody or one of the Deacons. First Baptist Church
Board of Missions
The Board of
reports that $255 was received towards the budget on December 11. The RMMO total to date is $483. Thank you. All Love Gift and Pennies for the Backpack Program should be turned in by December 25th. Mission
From the Church Office
The office will be closed Monday, December 26.
Pledge Drive Reminder
Have you turned yours in yet? We have received many pledges, but are still waiting to hear back from several others. If you have not already done so, please be sure to return your pledge card ASAP. We need this information to assist with budget planning for next year. Thank You!!
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 11/27 12/4 12/11
46 60 50
Current Expenses $552 $3,410 $1,357
BT&T 200 510 1,180
Total $752 $3,920 $2,537
Sunday, December 18, at Bluff Point UMC from 5-6:30 pm.
Pre Christmas Eve Service
, Friday, December 23, at 7:00 pm. Altay Baptist Church
Food for the Needy:
Cereal is the most needed food item at this time. Thank You!
Milly's Pantry Weekend Backpack Program:
To help feed school age kids over the weekends, the needed food item right now is breakfast cereal bars or granola bars. These items cannot be purchased from Food Link, so your help is appreciated. Thank You!
The Food for the Needy
The Food for the Needy program and the
Red Cross in Penn Yan have begun a new partnership for the distribution of emergency food. From now on, food will only be available at the PYFBC during the regular monthly distributions. At all other times, boxes of non-perishable food may be picked up at the Red Cross office at Yates County 121 East Main Street, Penn Yan.
Comfort on the Journey
A confidential mutual support group at Keuka Comfort Care Home, for those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one.
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-8pm. 536-1690.
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
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.
The most important part of Christmas...
The first six letters.