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~ ~ DECEMBER 20, 2009 ~ ~
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street December 20, 2009
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
Song of Praise & Worship
Welcome & Announcements
Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle The Marion Family
Scripture Matthew 9:1-8
Reading “It's All About How You See It”
Lighting the candle
*Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” No. 9
Anthem “Prayer At The Manger” Price & Besig
Children's Time Shelley Bicksler
*Hymn “Away in a Manger” No. 24
Child Dedication Daniel Aidan Green
Parents: Daniel & Jennifer Willson Green
Prayers of the People
Scripture Luke 1:46-56 Pg. 78
Message “The World Upside Down” Rev. John Tharp
Offertory Barbara Stewart
*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 “I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day” Insert
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand
Greeters: Ed & Rita Castillo
Ushers: Stan Ovens – head usher, Cindy Ovens &
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: email@example.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Today's bulletin is in honor of Our Whole Clan.
~ Ed & Rita Castillo
Today's Sunday School Topics
Adult Program – “Begging To Get In”
The Christmas Poinsettia Decorating Our Sanctuary
are Given in Memory and in Honor of Our Loved Ones.
Lyle Conrad … in memory of Lynn Conrad and Parents
Pat Ames … in memory of my parents Gloria & Lyman Pierce
Jean Brewer … in memory of Bob Brewer & Fred Russel Family
Margaret Mills … in memory of my husband Jack Mills
Fran Morse & Cheryl Stewart … in memory of Warren “Baldy” Morse
Judi Gibbs & Family … in memory of Warner L. Gibbs
Joan & Harry Strong … in memory of Elsie Gillette
Bill Gillette & Scutt Family … in memory of Elsie Gillette
John & Nancy Tharp … in memory of F. Marion Tharp, Stephen J. Sedlock, and Jennie Young
John & Nancy Tharp … in honor of Robert & Veronica Matthews and Ada Tharp
Greg & Nancy Marion … in honor of The Children of the World
Greg, Tammy, Erik & Kyle Miller … in memory of Georgia Reilly and Marion & Clarence Miller
Paula Washburn … in memory of Robert Neilson, Esther & Wallace Washburn,
Jean Neilson and Annette & Herb Damico
Please Be In Prayer For
At Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Alice Fairbrother
At the Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Alberta Gottshall Viola Gray Willie Nelson
Luella Passage Dick Sharman Irene Wachala
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer Kathleen Clayson
Margaret Hartwell Georgia Ovens
Our Special Missionaries:
Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic
Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester
Mary Armstrong John Paul Hunt Lorraine Phillips
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson The Schroo Family
Kathleen Beyea Lori Lawrence Frieda Slocum
Mickie Christiansen Barbara Mortensen Brad Stewart
Barbara Gifford Wayne McBaker Charlie Taylor
Gary Fuller Mary Murphy Rick Weir
Chris Fuqua Doug Passage Emma Wheeler
Bill Gillette *Keith Pierce Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck
Mary Gillette Ralph Wilkes
Michele & Jeff Hager and baby
Ryan Barkley 19 year old had heart surgery
President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ 3 pm Wellspring Service
Thursday, December 24
¨ 7 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - see below
Friday, December 25
¨ Merry Christmas Everyone!
Please have your reports in to the church office by Dec. 31.
Volunteers (guys & gals) are needed in the nursery in the month of February. If you are willing to help for one Sunday, please call Ethel Clancy at 536-6265. (Several different people ensure that no one person is always missing service.) Thanks!
Sign ups have begun! Picture day is January 13! If you haven't signed up yet, be sure to secure your spot now!!
Stewardship Status Report
48 pledges have been returned. Of this $68, 325 has been pledged for the local budget, $15, 246 has been pledged for missions, and $7,651 has been pledged for the building fund. We still have a ways to go. Have you returned your pledge card? If not, please do so before the Annual Meeting in January.
has moved to Penn Yan Manor.
655 N. Liberty St. Room 165
Last Tuesday we had a dedicated group of singers who joined us in caroling to our shut-ins. Special thanks to: Bessie Bliss, Cristine Conklin, Richard Davis, Don & Kathie Lawrence, Marion Perry, John & Nancy Tharp. We left our friends with Christmas cookies and “glad tidings.”Extra Special” thanks to Jeanette O'Brien for having the group over for refreshments at the conclusion of our trip.
Celtic Christmas Concert
Today at 3 pm. St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Branchport.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 11/29 12/6 12/13
65 60 62
Current Expenses $1,437 $3,037 $921
Missions 455 1,206 424
BT&T 200 444 146
Total $2,092 $4,687 $1,491
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.
May the days until Christmas be full of sweet pleasure
And your holidays create joyful memories to treasure.