First Baptist   Bulletin   Penn Yan   

Our Service of Worship and Praise
December28, 2014

. Prelude & Chimes
. Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ..... “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit” No. 398
*Call to Worship ............,. Psalm 139:1-6 OT pg. 688
*Congregational Song ..... “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” No. 315
. Anthem ...........................
. Children’s Message ...............Cheryl Stewart
. Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
. Offering
*Offertory Prayer
. Scripture Reading .......... John 14:15-17
*Congregational Song ..... “Spirit of the Living God” No. 322
. Message by Greg Mation:
   “The Holy Spirit and the Future of First Baptist Church”
*Congregational Song ..... “Breathe On Me, Breath of God” No. 316
*Benediction - Postlude
   *If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.

Today's message: Greg Marion
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist / Pianist: Carrie Ahearn
Today's Ushers/Greeters: Greg Miller, head usher,
Erik Miller, Sheryl Robbins, Trevor Conrad

Please Be in Prayer For

Ben Loomis      Barbara Ritz     
Stacy Whitney   Donald & Beverly Hall  

Our Special Interest Missionaries:
International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy
Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries

ABW Scholarship Woman: Cheyenne Skinner

Clinton Crest:	 Doris Barcliff     Doris Norman 
The Homestead:	 Helen Ansley	    Virginia DeLooza
	         Necia Smith        Kathryn Clayson
                 Marge Cornell           
The Manor:	 Billie Potts       Mary Armstrong
                 Margaret Mills     Bessie Decker
                 Margaret Drakeley

> Our Country and Leaders
> Our Service Men and Women and their families
> Those in our community who serve as law enforcement,fire fighter 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.

This Week at First Baptist

6 pm Wellspring Fellowship

Monday, December 29
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz

December 31
Happy Birthday to Virginia DeLooza!

Thursday, January 1
Happy New Year! The Office is closed

Sunday, January 4
Ushers & Greeters: Erma Mullins, Charlie Miller,
Cheryl Stewart, Lyle Conrad

News and Upcoming Events

Church - Community Supper & Movie
...will be suspended until January 5th

2015 Offering Envelopes
Your 2015 envelopes are available at the back table. The estimated cost per box is $5.00. Whatever amount you can put into the “initial offering” envelope will be appreciated to help offset that cost. If you need a statement of giving for 2014 tax purposes, see Diane DeLooza.

From the Church Office
Pastor Steve will be away from Dec. 26 – 29.
Annual reports will be due by Jan. 5.
The Missions Board will meet next Sunday, January 4th at 11 am.
The Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, January 8th at 7 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to set the budget. All boards need to have a representative present.

The December item for Milly’s Backpack Program: Macaroni & Cheese (cups or boxes)

January item for Milly’s Backpack Program: Instant Oatmeal

Were you here?
Nov. 30    Dec. 7     Dec. 14     Dec. 21
   75         61         59          68

Received Last Week
Pledges & Loose Offerings: $1,820.50
Needed each week: $1,825

Our Church's Mission

Mission Nugget - Ministers and Missionaries Offering Month

Who is the Pastor’s Pastor?
“Like most church members, I have called my pastor when there was need, and he has never failed me. But who is his pastor? Who rushes to his side when the load is heavier than he can bear alone? The Savior on earth, turned aside to talk with the Father and spent long hours in prayer. But our Lord also needed John and Peter and James and the others. I have made a resolution which, by God’s help, I will not break. I am determined that my pastor shall know that I love him, that he shall not lack the sympathetic understanding which I can give. As a member of my church I shall, in some way, be a shepherd’s friend. I cannot but believe that there are many others like me who will day by day, stand at the side of the man who has no pastor”.

A Prayer for Our Pastor and His Wife
Dear Lord, please bless our Pastor, Steve this morning. And bless his wife, Karen. Help them as they rush around getting ready for church. Just as we do, Lord. Smooth their path. Help them. Help them with any worries they may have, any problems. They not only have their own, Lord; they often have the burden of ours. Comfort and guide them. Bless our Pastor as he speaks to us. Fill him with your Holy Spirit. And help us to listen, Lord, really listen. If we listen with our hearts, his words – Your words – can give us faith and strength for another week. Give our Pastor the joy of our encouragement, Lord. Let it shine from our eyes. Lord, help us to show how much we really appreciate this wonderful man and his wonderful wife. They both work so hard for us, Lord. They sacrifice so much time and energy and privacy. Lord, our Pastor and his wife pray constantly for us. Now we pray for them: Bless them, dear Father. Give them peace and health and happiness. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mission Budget Report
A big THANK YOU from your Board of Missions. You gave another $55 to the RMMO for a total of $914. You also gave $237.34 in pennies on December 21st, making the total for the year of $584.38 for the Backpack Program. In addition, the $99.50 given for the Budget has helped us meet our obligations for the year. Thank You!

Community News and Events

You are invited to the PY United Methodist Church Community Café on Tuesday, December 30th from 5:30 – 7pm. This is a free meal offered to the community. Good Food, Good Fellowship.

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

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

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:
Church Website: