FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street December 23, 2007
Penn Yan, New York 10:00 A.M.
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
Songs of Christmas Joy
“Angels We Have Heard on High” No. 23 vs. 1
“In the Bleak Midwinter” No. 36 vs. 1
“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” No. 48 vs. 1
Welcome and Announcements
The Lighting of the Advent Candle
John, Nancy, John & Tom Tharp
Advent Meditation Reading
Scripture Luke 2:13-20
Lighting the candles
*Hymn “Angels, From the Realms of Glory” No. 22
Anthem “Prayer At the Manger” Price & Besig
Children’s Time Church School Presentation See below
“Trust in the Lord”
*Hymn “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” No. 31
*Prayers of the people
Scripture Luke 2:8-15 Pg. 79 NT
Message “The Songs of Christmas”
Heavenly Voices: The Songs of Angels
Rev. John R. Tharp
*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 “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” No. 38
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Church School Presentation –
A Sharing of the Lessons Learned
During this past Church School Season:
Forgiveness Choices Worship
Honor Kindness Faithfulness
Wisdom Reliable Devotion Trust
Pianist – Barbara Stewart
Father – Shane Furman
Mother – Lily Scheel
Mary – Tatiana Scheel
Joseph – Keith Fuller
First Child – Gary Fuller
Second Child – Kyle Miller
Third Child – Erik Miller
Fourth Child – Kevin Conrad
Fifth Child – Ralph Estimo
Sixth Child – Calista Conrad
Seventh Child – Christian Modafarri
Eight Child – Peyton Hansen
Thought: Prayer sends your words to heaven on wings.
The Christmas Poinsettias on the Altar are given:
In Memory of Warren “Baldy” Morse
~ with our love Fran Morse and Cheryl Stewart
In Honor of our parents: Georgia Ovens and Donald & Beverly Hall
~ Stan and Cindy Ovens
In Honor of our children: Brian, Don, Kim John and Kathleen
~ Stan and Cindy Ovens
In Loving Memory of our parents: Mary & Henry Hartwell
~ Frances and Margaret Hartwell
In Memory of Robbie Mills ~ with my love Margaret Mills
In Memory of Frank Mullins ~ with love Erma Mullins,
Mindy Johnson, Ginny Fenton and Roger Mullins
In Memory of Esther & Wallace Washburn, Jean Neilson and Annette & Herb Damico ~ Paula Washburn and Robert Neilson
In Memory of Manuel Estimo, Katherine Inglis, Charles Clancy and Caridad Castro ~ Jack and Ethel Clancy
In Memory of Elsie Gillette ~ The Scutt Family
In Memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell ~ Marge Cornell
In Memory of John & Carolyn Lewis ~ Tom and Barbara Burke
In Memory of Patty Burke ~ Tom and Barbara Burke
In Memory of Carol Jean Willson ~ Tom and Barbara Burke
In Loving Memory of Clarence & Marion Miller and Georgia Reilly
~ Greg, Tammy, Kyle and Erik Miller
In Memory of Gertrude & Gregory Marion, Sr.
~ Greg and Nancy Marion
In Memory of Bernice & Harold Paul ~ Nancy and Greg Marion
In Memory of All parents: Walter & Harriet Guild, and
Lauren & Gladys Horning ~ Gene and Marlene Guild
Greeters: Jack & Ethel Clancy
Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt
George Slocum, John F.M. Tharp
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead:
Onnalee Mallory Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall
Willie Nelson Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Ralph Seager Milly Burke
Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer
Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces:
Jennifer Willson Jamie Twist Conal Smith Shane Slayton (Keuka College Student)
Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info
Rev. Virgil Nelson Kathy Pearce
Marge Cornell Lori Lawrence
Helen Ansley Bill Gillette Doug Passage
Mary Armstrong Mary Beth Greene Billie Potts
Roy Bell Marlene & Gene Guild Linda Potts
Eva Jean Best Frances Hartwell Nancy Putnam
Bessie Bliss Kim Strong Imisides Lucas Ryska
Milly Bloomquist Carolyn Johnson Corrina Schultz
Pat Carroll Don Johnson Necia Smith
Rachel Carter Bob & Mary Jones Charlie Taylor
Mickie Christiansen Bill LaRock Jean Wager Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
Support our Youth!
2008 will be here soon and you want to be ready with a new calendar that gives you an inspirational message every month. See a member of the Christian Education Board or stop into the office. $12
Save the Stamps from your Christmas Cards!
We are still collecting stamps, Campbell Labels and Boxtops for Education. We would like to send these on by the end of the year. Please bring your donations to the church as soon as possible.
Inquirers Event – January 16 @ 7 p.m.
If you would like information about baptism and being a member of our church, you can find it at this event. Our Deacons will provide a delicious assortment of homemade desserts and there will be a short program about the church and what it means to be a member here. If you have any questions about this event please contact the church office at 536-9821 or one of the Deacons.
Annual Game Night Saturday, January 12, 2008!
Mark your calendar for a fun night at the Castillo’s. Bring a snack to share and we will see you at 7 p.m.
A ladies black jacket with red lining. Can be claimed in the office.
REPORTS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING ARE DUE BY JANUARY 7, 2008. THE MEETING IS JANUARY 20.
Keeping in Touch With…
Lianwei Zhong & Tao Tu
6578 Dysinger Rd, Lockport, NY 14094
1400 Hammond Rd, Palmyra, NY 14522
¨ Christmas Eve – The office will be closed
¨ 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
¨ Merry Christmas!
Worry ends where faith begins.