BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 19, 2010
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
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
*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: email@example.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
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
The Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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.
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.