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Our Service of Worship and Praise
~ December 27, 2015 ~
  Prelude & Chimes
  Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come” No. 181
*Call to Worship
  Advent Candle Lighting ...... Brittany Griffin & Cheryl Stewart
*Congregational Song ......... “Offering” - No. 103
  Anthem ............................. Duet ~ “Let There Be Peace on Earth” ~ Shelley Bicksler & Greg Marion
  Children’s Message
  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
  Offering
*Doxology
*Offertory Prayer
  Scripture Reading ............. Luke 2: 25-32
*Congregational Song ....... “His Name Is Life” - No. 318
  Message .......................... “What Are We Waiting For?” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” - No. 182
*Benediction ~ Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Ushers & Greeters: Greg Miller, head usher
Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

You are invited to join us in the Great Room for refreshments and Fellowship following the Service.


Please Be in Prayer For

Malcom Bourne Shirley Butterfield John Decker Dan Emerson Donald, Beverly Hall Chris Holder Don Ovens Barbara Ritz Jennifer Slocum Sally Zane Rev. David Daniels, pastor, 2nd Milo Baptist Our Special Interest Missionaries: International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries ABW Scholarship girl: Olivai O’Connell At The Manor: Billie Potts Mary Armstrong Margaret Mills Bessie Decker Veronica Sedlock Margaret Drakeley Clinton Crest: Jim Best Doris Norman Doris Barcliff The Homestead: Helen Ansley Marge Cornell Virginia DeLooza Kathryn Clayson

Our Church and Pastor
Our Country and Leaders
Men and Women of our Armed Forces and their Families
Our Community

Prayer Needs:
If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital or homebound, please call the church office at 536-9821 to let the pastor know.
Prayer Chain: Rita Castillo at 536-3631 or Bill Decker at 607-243-5843


This Week at First Baptist

Today, December 20
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Fellowship Hour
11 am 11 am Diaconate Meeting
5 pm Wellspring

Tuesday, December 29
7 pm Wellspring band rehearsal

Thursday, December 31
7 pm Wellspring New Year’s Eve Ball
Happy Birthday to Virginia DeLooza!

January 1, 2016
New Year’s Day
Have a blessed New Year!

Jan. 4th Ushers: Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart, Charlie Miller, Trevor Conrad


News and Upcoming Events

Church & Community Suppers and Adult Sunday School are both taking a break, and will start again in January.

January Church & Community Supper Menu
4 – chicken ‘n biscuits
11 – lasagna
18 – meatloaf
25 – macaroni ‘n cheese

2016 Envelopes
Your 2016 Offering envelopes are available on the back table in the sanctuary. The approximate cost for each box is $5.00. Whatever you can contribute in the initial envelope to help defray the cost will be greatly appreciated.

Please Note:
Annual Reports: are due by January 4th.
January Coffee Hour Host: Diaconate

Milly’s Backpack Program: December Needs - Granola Bars/Breakfast Bars
Items may be left on the pew at the front of the sanctuary.

Were you here? Nov 22 Nov. 29 Dec.6 Dec. 13 Dec. 20 59 - 59 55 62 Pledges and Loose offerings ~ Needed each week: $1,825 Nov 22 Nov. 29 Dec.6 Dec. 13 Dec. 20 $451 $707 $4483 $933 $962


Our Church's Mission

Mission Around the World - Dominican Republic
Kelty and Vital Pierre work in the East Coast of the Dominican Republic to strengthen local churches and encourage existing churches to plant new ones and disciple new members. One way they do this is by leading and coordinating seminars and workshops. Through these sessions, pastors and leaders of local congregations learn how to start and strengthen a broad range of outreach ministries in their communities The Pierres also serve as a link with volunteer groups, matching them with local ministries according to where they would be the most effective, as well as encouraging and facilitating Haitian mission work both within the D. R. and abroad. Language used in ministry: Spanish

Mission Giving
Thank you for your Mission Contributions on December 20th. We received $82 towards our Budget and another $5 for the RMMO. That total is now $175 over our goal at $1174.

Mission Collection for the Backpack Program:
For the month of December: Granola Bars/Breakfast Bars
Thank you for your faithfulness.

Yes! I Can Help Others!
Here is a list of ways you can help enrich the life of others:
Afghan Squares for Hearts & Hands
Cancelled Stamps for Mission/Veteran rehab
Box tops for Mission/ playground equipment
Cake mix and frostings for Birthday program
Card fronts for Hearts & Hands
Pennies for Backpack Program
Volunteer: Tuesdays at 4 pm Backpack Program
Last Thursdays and Fridays of month for Keuka Food Distribution. Contact Cheryl Davis at 315-521-5949 for more information on lending a helping hand at these two events.
Living Well – Monday thru Thursdays 536-0838 for more info
Keuka Comfort Care Home – 536-1690
Once Again Shoppe – 536-3620


Community News and Events

Community Supper
You are invited to attend the PYUMC’s Community Supper on Tuesday, December 29th. Free and open to the public, 5:30 pm. On the menu: pizza and salad. Following the meal there will be a Taize Service of meditation.
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