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Cantata and Candlelight Service
~ Christmas Eve, 2015 ~
The Nativity on display is in memory of Steven A. Owens

  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome
*Congregational Song ......... “Away in a Manger”- No. 205
*Call to Worship
  Advent Candle Lighting ...... Brittany Griffin & Cheryl Stewart
*Congregational Song ......... “What Child Is This?” - No. 198

“A Carol Fantasia” - Sanctuary Choir
    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    The First Noel
    Away in a Manger
    Silent Night
    Go, Tell It on the Mountain
    O Come, All Ye Faithful

  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
  Offering - “Mary Did You Know?” Sheryl Robbins
*Doxology
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. John 1:1-5,9-14
*Congregational Song ....... “O Little Town of Bethlehem” = No. 196
  Message .......................... “Does Christmas Last?” - Rev. Stephen Sanden

*The Circle of Light
*Congregational Song “Silent Night, Holy Night” - On Insert
Join in a circle around the sanctuary as we sing Silent Night and pass the light between us. Please use caution with lighted candles. Tip the unlit candle toward the lit candle. Adults, please assist the children.

*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.
   * Containers are located at the exits for the deposit of your candles.

A special thank you to the following people who have made tonight special:
Accompanist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Soloist: Eli Clancy, Children’s Choir
Soloist: Sheryl Robbins, Sanctuary Choir
Narrators: Diane DeLooza and Don Lawrence
The First Baptist Church Choir


Christmas Poinsettias In Memory of: Given by: Warner L. Gibbs Judi Gibbs-Scheel, Warner’s children, grandson Bill & Elsie Gillette Jerry and Pam Scutt Our Parents Greg and Nancy Marion Katherine Inglis Jack, Ethel, Ralph, Eli, and Charles Clancy Raymond & Miriam Mastller, Lewis W. Knecht Jr., Richard Groff Sr. Janice Knecht Don & Eloise Scutt Jerry & Pam Scutt Our Loved Ones Stan and Cindy Ovens Caridad & Manuel Estimo Jack, Ethel, Ralph and Eli Clancy Margaret Manahan Charlie Miller In Honor of Family, Friends Stan and Cindy Ovens


Service Information

We are glad you’ve joined us!
We hope you’ll have a rich experience as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.

If you are a guest here today, in the pew in front of you, you will find a Guest Information card. We would like to get to know you better, please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.

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.

For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance


Church information

Penn Yan First Baptist Church
224 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY

Rev. Stephen Sanden
PO Box 695, Penn Yan
Home: 315-536-6385
Cell Phone: 386-986-6961
Office: 315-536-9821
Email: revsanden@aim.com

Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn

Secretary: Peggy Smart
Church Office: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Email: pyfbc224@gmail.com
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com