224 Main Street                                                        December 19, 2010

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


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 of Advent


Prelude                                                                            Sheryl Robbins


Song of Praise                        “Away in a Manger”                    No. 25


Welcome & Announcements


The Lighting of the Advent Candle              Cathy & Paul MacDougall


*Hymn                        “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”         No. 22                                


Scripture Reading                  Isaiah 7:10-16                        OT pg. 750   


Anthem                                   “Do You Know?”        Charlotte Algozin


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “O Little Town of Bethlehem”                  No. 44


Pastoral Prayer & The Lord's Prayer


Scripture                     Luke 2:1-14                                          NT pg. 79


Sermon                       “Gifts From God”                Rev. Richard Burke                                                                                                                                                        




*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                        “The First Nowell”                                    No. 56






*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


  Today's bulletin is in honor of our entire church family.

Merry Christmas to all !! ~ Fran Morse and Cheryl Stewart


Advent Readers:        Cathy & Paul MacDougall   

Greeters:                    Lisa Wood & Brittany Griffin

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Cliff LeBarr

Organist:                    Sheryl Robbins

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

                                    Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am – noon 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Richard D. Burke

                                    2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan





Bethlehem's Little Boy

A playlet by Cheryl Taylor


Director: Shane Furman

Narrator: Brittany Griffin

Shepherd: Kyle Miller

Shepherd: Erik Miller

Joseph: Kevin Conrad

Angel: Claysta Conrad

Mary: Elizabeth Ortiz

Inn Keeper: Christian Modaffari

Wiseman: Gary Fuller

Inn Keeper: Keith Fuller

Young Girl: Jayda Schroo



Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Milly Bloomquist                              Mary Murphy       

Holly Buchanan                                 Lisa Newton

Tom Burke                                        Keith Pierce

Meg Chapel                                      The family of Jennifer Schoen

Richard Davis                                   Andrew Stewart

Margaret Drakely                            Charlie Taylor

Alice Fairbrother                               Stub Vaughn     

Bill Gillette                                        Irene Wachala

Deya Glover                                      The family of Phyllis Whitbeck

Mary Beth Greene                            Elwood Whitbeck

John Paul Hunt                                   Stacy Whitney


Our Special Missionaries:

Kristy Engel–Dominican Republic

Cynthia Harper–Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY


Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes       Quail Summit: Alice Wise

Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff           Kathryn Clayson       

                                    Gerry Lane

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

                                                                        Ruth Sampson

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer        Margaret Hartwell

                                    Georgia Ovens


Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



9 am Choir Practice

11 am Children's Sunday School

11 am Adult Sunday School – God verses “gods”

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, December 20

Articles are due for the Jan. newsletter


Tuesday, December 21

First Day of Winter


Wednesday, December 22

5 pm Backpack Program

7 pm “The Miracle of Life Change” Small Group


Friday, December 24

7 pm Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

We hope you join us for this special service which will be

a Ceremony of Lessons and Carols. Let the much-loved words and songs of this season fill us body and soul, giving us hope and helping us respond to that great plea that permeates this season:

for peace on earth and good will to all. The service will close with the singing of Silent Night as we light our candles.


Next Week's Theme:

“The Names of Jesus and Their Meaning in Our Lives”


Church  News


Flowers for the Sanctuary

Every Christmas season we are invited to bring in a poinsettia to adorn the sanctuary.  For those who wish to do so in honor or in memory of a loved one, you are invited to fill out a form listing the names of those involved and they will be published in the Christmas Eve bulletin. Forms may be found on the table at the rear of the sanctuary and in the office.


January Newsletter and Annual Reports

Keep in mind that your articles for the newsletter will be due next Monday, Dec. 20. Also, it's time to think about the Annual Reports. Boards and Committees, your reports should be into the office by the end of the year. If you need an extension of time, please call Peggy in the office at 536-9821


Can You Help?

Cristine Conklin is in need of a ride to a doctor's appointment to the Dundee Family Health Clinic on Monday, Dec. 20, at 9:45am. Call Cristine at 536-0415.


Help Is Needed

Volunteers are needed in the nursery on a rotating basis. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 716-225-4755 or


Stewardship Update

As of Sunday, December 12, thirty-one pledges had been turned in.

Their total puts us only about 1/2 of the way towards the goal of our proposed local and mission budgets for 2011.

Please turn in your pledge sheets as soon as possible.

There are extra pledge sheets available on the table at the rear of the sanctuary.


You Are Invited

Sunday, December 26 at 2 pm

To a wedding shower for Tom & Katie Tharp in the Great Room. A wish list is available on the foyer table.


Custodial Service

In order to continue our once a month cleaning service, we need someone from our congregation who would be willing to pledge $15 per month for 2011. If this is something you're interested in doing, please contact either Sheryl Robbins or Diane DeLooza. Thank You.



Pledges. Did you get yours in yet?


Donation from the Historical Society

The book “Inheritance of Time-Guidelines for the Village of Penn Yan Historic Preservation District” has been donated to our church from the Historical Society. It can be found in the church library if anyone is interested in looking at it.


Community  News


Jail Ministry

Is in need of devotional materials that can be distributed to the inmates at the county jail. If you have any leftover devotional booklets (such as Secret Place) and you would be willing to share them with the inmates, they may be left in the church office. This will be an ongoing ministry, so any contributions now or in the future will be greatly appreciated.


Red Cross Needs & Things

There is a  need for: diapers; size 3,4,5,6, paper towels, laundry soap and dish soap. Look for the “Red Cross” box in the office


Food Pantry

There is always a need for breakfast cereals and boxed macaroni and cheese. Anything you can do to help is very much appreciated!!


Office for the Aging Sunday Bus Riders

You are asked to contact Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345 if you wish to remain on the riders list.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       11/28               12/5            12/12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                       57                  50                  58

Current Expenses                    $581          $3,356            $3,065

Missions                                      223               429                 713

BT&T                                          155               324                   95

Total                                          $959          $4,109            $3,873



Welcome to First Baptist Church 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.


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.