BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 25, 2011
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetDecember 25, 2011
10:00 AM Yan, New York
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.
Prelude - Chimes
*Song of Praise “Holy Ground” No. 29
Welcome & Announcements
*Call to Worship
Pastor: Joy to the world! The Lord has come!
People: Praise to Christ's Holy Name!
Pastor: May joy fill this day!
People: May joy fill every day!
Pastor: Praise be to God!
People: A God who now dwells among us!
All: Let all who have breathe, praise the Lord!
*Hymn “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” No. 28
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 52:7-10 OT pg. 800
Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of Your Son Jesus Christ who came to bring us salvation. We admit our need for a Savior. We are broken, but You have provided for us the perfect way back into
Your graces! Our hearts are filled with joy and love! Thank you for your mercy! Amen!
New Testament Reading Hebrews 1:1-4 NT pg. 295
Anthem “Christmas Jubilation”
Something For the Child In All of Us
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
*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.
*Hymn “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” No. 38
Gospel Reading John 1: 1-14 NT pg. 123
Sermon “Receive the Promise” Rev. Linda Foody
*Hymn “O Little Town of
” No. 44 Bethlehem
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Todays bulletin is dedicated in honor of
T., L., R., C., E., Castillo, A., S., A., Jones, and S. & S. Robbins.
By Ed & Rita Castillo
Ushers: Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
Ed & Rita Castillo, John Tharp
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody 2215
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Eva Jean Best Michael McBride
Jean Brewer Christian Modaffari
Barbara Gage Mary Murphy
Mary Beth Greene Marilyn (Tharp)
Betty Johnson Katherine Warren
Andrea LeClair Stacy Whitney
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox –
Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House,
ClarkMeadows: Ralph Wilkes
: Alice Wise Summit
ClintonCrest: Barcliff Kathryn Clayson Burton
DorisBarcliff Margaret Drakely
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and it's Leaders
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
5 pm Wellspring
Monday, December 26
The church office is closed
Tuesday, December 27
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group
Saturday, December 31
Happy Birthday to Virginia DeLooza!
Happy Birthday to Daryl Johnson!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
10 am – Worship Service
Pledge Drive Reminder
Have you turned yours in yet? We have received many pledges, but are still waiting to hear back from several others. If you have not already done so, please be sure to return your pledge card ASAP. We need this information to assist with budget planning for next year. Thank You!!
Just a reminder that the office needs the Boards reports the first week of January.
The Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, January 5, 2012, to set the proposed budget. All Boards should have a representative present.
Child Safety Training
On January 8, right after the worship service, there will be a Child Safety training video for anyone who will be working with kids for the 2012 year. If you will be unable to attend, please contact Eileen Modaffari.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The annual Meeting will begin promptly at 11 am. There will be dish to share lunch following the meeting.
January Coffee Hours: Bd of Christian Education
Board of Missions
Thanks to your generosity, Missions contributions on December 18, were: $480.20 towards the Budget; for the RMMO Offering for a total to date of $648; and $600 in Pennies for the Backpack Program for a total of $241.74 for the year. Thank You.
If you are interested in becoming a member of
please speak with Rev. Foody or one of the Deacons. First Baptist Church
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 12/4 12/11 12/18
60 50 60
Current Expenses $3,410 $1,357 $2,133
BT&T 510 1,180 1,605
Total $3,920 $2,537 $3,738
Food for the Needy:
Cereal is the most needed food item at this time. Thank You!
The Food for the Needy program and the
Red Cross in Penn Yan have begun a new partnership for the distribution of emergency food. From now on, food will only be available at the PYFBC during the regular monthly distributions. At all other times, boxes of non-perishable food may be picked up at the Red Cross office at Yates County 121 East Main Street, Penn Yan.
Milly's Pantry Weekend Backpack Program:
To help feed school age kids over the weekends, the needed food item right now is breakfast cereal bars or granola bars. These items cannot be purchased from Food Link, so your help is appreciated. Thank You!
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. First Baptist Church
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.
Christmas, my child, is love in action.
Every time we love,
every time we give,
~ Dale Evans Rogers