December 29, 2013 10:00 AM
To Create a Caring Community
To Honor and Serve God.
Prelude ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song “What Child Is This?” No. 53
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song “Offering” On Insert
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
*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.
Scripture Reading Mark 13:32-37 NT pg. 69
*Congregational Song “In Christ Alone” On Insert
Message “The Second Christmas” Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song “Knowing You” On Insert
*Benediction ~ *Postlude
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Pastor’s Office: 315-536-9821
Pastor’s Cell: 386-986-6961
Pastor’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Today’s Ushers/Greeters Stan Ovens, head usher
Cindy Ovens, Erma Mullins, Trevor Conrad
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon
Church Website : www.pennyanfbc.com
Tom Burke Donald &
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. Mr. Charles and Ruth Fox,
Rev. Matt Lundgren, Friendship House,
Marge Cornell Willie Nelson
Irene Wachala Necia Smith
The Manor: Margaret Hartwell Billie Potts
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.
Today, Sunday, December29
5 pm Wellspring Service
Monday, December 30
7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group
Tuesday, December 31
Happy Birthday to Virginia DeLooza and Darryl Johnson!
Wednesday, January 1
Happy New Year! The church office will be closed.
Note: No Church Supper
The Monday night church suppers have been temporarily discontinued.
Year End Reports - by Monday, January 6
Due by 9:00 am Monday, January 6th (or before, would be nice too) to the church office.
Advisory Council - Tuesday, January 7
There will be a meeting of the Advisory Council on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:30 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to set the budget. All boards need to have a representative present.
Official Notice of Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 19
First Baptist Church of Penn Yan Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014. The meeting will begin immediately after the worship service and will be followed by an all church pot-luck luncheon. Bring a dish-to-pass and your own table service.
Visiting Those Who Need a Visit
Homemade casseroles are available for giving to someone who is recovering from an illness, surgery, or who just needs a “hug”. Contact the church office at 536-9821, Pam Scutt at 536-2791, or Cheryl Stewart at 536-2570 to make arrangements.
~ Marge Cornell’s niece will be away from Dec. 27 to Jan. 13, visits to check in on Marge at the Homestead, #320 would be appreciated.
Attendance and Financial Report:
Were you here? 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22
58 68 33 73
Local Budget $4,523 $1,517 $1,384 $1,337
Charles and Ruth Fox – Missionaries in
Chuck writes: “The ‘Pigs for Pastors’ program was held during the month of November. Our thanks to American Baptists who have supported pigs for pastors. In this outreach, pastors are asked to raise the pig and then mate it and give one of the piglets away to a needy person in the village. They have received a blessing, so in turn they should try to bless others. This is not always a welcome message as the Akha like to raise the pig and kill it within 3 months. Another recent activity included loading a truck with pipe to help a village with clean water. This village runs out of water in the dry season. Every family contributed some money toward the project and all worked to lay the pipe through the jungle. Our thanks to American Baptist who contributed toward this water project.
A Prayer for Charles and Ruth Fox
– Missionaries in
Gracious God, we thank you for the ministry of Charles and Ruth Fox in
Board of Missions Spotlight Items
December Item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program is Macaroni ‘n Cheese (cups or box)
January Item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program is Oatmeal
Lunch & Learn at Keuka Comfort Care Home - January 9
A pizza lunch ‘n learn session will be held on January 9th from noon to 1:30 pm to give information to those wishing to learn more about becoming a caregiving volunteer at the KCCH. Come have your questions answered, meet current volunteers and see if this is right for you! For planning purposes call Anne at 536-1690 and leave your name and phone number.
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. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.
For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance
Visitors - Welcome to
John 3: 16