December 22, 2013 10:00 AM
To Create a Caring Community
To Honor and Serve God.
Prelude ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song “O Come, All Ye Faithful” No. 41
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” No. 5
Anthem “Jesus Is Our Christmas Peace”
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
*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.
Scripture Reading Luke 2:25-29 NT pg. 80
*Congregational Song “Angels We Have Heard on High” No. 23
Meditation “Waiting for Christmas” Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song “Joy to the World!” No. 40
*Benediction ~ *Postlude
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Pastor’s Office: 315-536-9821
Pastor’s Cell: 386-986-6961
Pastor’s Email: email@example.com
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Ushers/Greeters Greg Miller, head usher
Eric Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Website : www.pennyanfbc.com
Tom Burke Donald &
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. Mr. Charles and Ruth Fox,
Rev. Matt Lundgren, Friendship House,
Marge Cornell Willie Nelson
Irene Wachala Necia Smith
The Manor: Margaret Hartwell Billie Potts
volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers
If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital, home bound etc. or if you have other prayer concerns, please call 536-9821 to let the church office and pastor know.
Today - Sunday, December 22
5 pm Wellspring Service
Monday, December 23
6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group
Tuesday, December 24
7 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Wednesday, December 25
Have a blessed Christmas!
Saturday, December 28
8 am FBC Men’s Group
Note: No Church Supper
The Monday night church suppers have been temporarily discontinued.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - Tuesday, December 24, 7:00 PM
Join us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Be sure to invite your family and friends to join you at this service which is always very special. This year our choir will present, “Nativity” a Christmas musical drama. Pastor Steve will bring the message of, “The Real Meaning of Christmas” and we close with the singing of “Silent Night” and the lighting of a hundred candles as we circle the sanctuary. Service begins at 7:00 pm.
Men’s Group - Saturday, December 28
The FBC Men’s group will meet on Saturday, December 28th at 8 am in the church library.
From the Church Office reports needed by January 9
We are a month away from the Annual Meeting; so it’s time for all Boards and Committees to begin compiling their reports. They will be due by January 6th (or before, would be nice too) to the church office.
A Christmas collection is being taken for Sandi Howard, our custodian. See George Jensen or leave with church office.
Hearts & Hands Ministry Outreach
Visiting Those Who Need a Visit - Homemade casseroles are available for giving to someone who is recovering from an illness, surgery, or who just needs a “hug”. Contact the church office at 536-9821, Pam Scutt at 536-2791, or Cheryl Stewart at 536-2570 to make arrangements.
Marge Cornell’s niece will be away from Dec. 27 to Jan. 13. Visits to
check in on Marge at the
Attendance and Financial Report:
Were you here? 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15
47 58 68 33
Local Budget $491 $4,523 $1,517 $1,384
Charles and Ruth Fox – Missionaries in
Chuck writes: “Recently I was invited to teach at a Pastor’s Training Program
among the Ahka Churches of
As we make our budget plan for 2014, to make the same budget as this year, another $664 in pledges is needed. To increase our giving 5%, another $1471 needs to be pledged. To increase 10%, which is our goal, another $2279 is needed in pledges. Please consider prayerfully what you can do to help us reach our goal, particularly if you have not yet made a pledge for mission. Thank you to all who have given so faithfully this year.
Board of Missions Spotlight Items
December Item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program is: Macaroni ‘n Cheese (cups or box)
Altay Christmas Service – Today, Sunday, December 22
Altay Baptist Church will be
having a Pre-Christmas Service tonight at 7:00 pm. 4289 Six Corners Rd,
Lunch & Learn at Keuka Comfort Care Home – Thursday, January 9
A pizza lunch ‘n learn session will be held on January 9th from noon to 1:30 pm to give information to those wishing to learn more about becoming a caregiving volunteer at the KCCH. Come have your questions answered, meet current volunteers and see if this is right for you! For planning purposes call Anne at 536-1690 and leave your name and phone number.
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.
For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance
Visitors - Welcome to
John 3: 16