PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
BULLETIN FOR SUNDAY
DECEMBER 30, 2007


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ORDER OF OUR SERVICE OF WORSHIP AND PRAISE:

       FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    December 30, 2007

Penn Yan, New York                                                        10:00 A.M.

 

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

 

                       

Songs of Praise & Worship  

 

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

 

Lighting of the Advent Wreath

                        Greg, Tammy, Erik and Kyle Miller

                        Scripture

                        Meditation Reading

                        Prayer

                        Lighting the Candles

 

 

*Hymn                        “O Come, All Ye Faithful”                       No. 41

                                    Birthday choice of Daryl Johnson

           

 

Anthem                       “Sing Out the News!”

 

 

Children’s Time

*Hymn                        “Shall We Gather at the River”                   Insert

                                    Birthday hymn for Virginia DeLooza

 

                       

*Prayers of the people          

 

                       

Scripture                     Matthew 2:1-12                                     Pg. 2 NT

           

 

Message                      “The Songs of Christmas”

                                    God’s Final Word: The Song of the Wise Men

                                                                                  Rev. John R. Tharp

 

Offertory

                       

 

*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

 

 

*Prayer of Dedication

 

 

*Hymn                        “On Eagle’s Wings”                                    Insert

                                    Birthday song of Karen Rasmussen

 

*Benediction 

 

 

*Postlude

*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.

 

 

 

Thought: God bless us all! No exceptions.

 

Church News

 

Annual Game Night Saturday, January 12, 2008!

Mark your calendar for a fun night at the Castillo’s. Bring a snack to share and we will see you at 7 p.m.

 

Inquirers Event – January 16 @ 7 p.m.

If you would like information about baptism and being a member of our church, you can find it at this event. Our Deacons will provide a delicious assortment of homemade desserts and there will be a short program about the church and what it means to be a member here. If you have any questions about this event please contact the church office at 536-9821 or one of the Deacons.

 

Thank You!

I wish to thank everyone for the prayers, cards and gifts that were sent during my stay in the hospital. God bless you all!       Frances Hartwell

 

REPORTS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING ARE DUE BY JANUARY 7, 2008. THE MEETING IS JANUARY 20.

 

 

 

Dear Church Friends,

 

Your Christmas card and message was a bright spot in this Christmas time. I am sorry you did not receive the news of Rev. Munger’s release from a time of pain and suffering to go to his Father in Heaven on August 27, 2007. Our years in Penn Yan Church were filled with many memories and joys. God be with you all!

 

Fondly, Leslie Munger

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Schedule & Announcements

Today

¨      There will be no Adult Sunday School class today.

Monday, December 31

¨      New Years Eve – The office will be closed

¨      Happy Birthday to Virginia DeLooza!

¨      Happy Birthday to Daryl Johnson!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

¨      Happy New Year! – the office is closed

Wednesday, January 2

¨      Happy Birthday to Fran Hartwell! – We will sing Fran’s birthday song next Sunday.

 

 

 

Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           12/9           12/16    12/23-24

                                                                     85                46      94 -125 

 

Current Expenses                   $1,851         $1,406       $2,583

Missions                                        625              378         1,104 

BT&T                                          5,205              150           327

Total                                          $7,681         $1,934      $4,014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Prayer Concerns…

 

At the Homestead:                

Onnalee Mallory           Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall

                                    Willie Nelson                Alice Wise

                                               

Clinton Crest:             Ralph Seager                Milly Burke

 

Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer

                                                       

Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces:

Jennifer Willson                         Jamie Twist                 Conal Smith Shane Slayton (Keuka College Student)

             

Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info

Rev. Virgil Nelson                    Kathy Pearce              

           

Prayers for:               Marge Cornell                          Lori Lawrence 

Helen Ansley                Bill Gillette                                Doug Passage

Mary Armstrong           Mary Beth Greene                    Billie Potts

Roy Bell                       Marlene & Gene Guild  Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best               Frances Hartwell                      Nancy Putnam

Bessie Bliss                  Kim Strong Imisides                 Lucas Ryska

Milly Bloomquist           Carolyn Johnson                       Corrina Schultz

Pat Carroll                    Don Johnson                            Necia Smith

Rachel Carter               Bob & Mary Jones                   Charlie Taylor

*Mickie Christiansen    Bill LaRock                              Jean Wager                                                                          Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Family & Friends of Gertrude Glenowski who passed away 12/23

 

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones

 

 

 

 

There’s no such thing as

too many prayers.

 

                   Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Valuing People”

Matthew 5:21-26

 

 

Greeters: George & Joyce Slocum

Ushers: Erma Mullins, Margaret Hartwell, Barbara Stewart,

 Cheryl Stewart, Stan Ovens

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821

 E-mail: pyfbc@peoplepc.net

Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html

 

 

Welcome Friends!

We are glad you worshiped with us today. If you are a visitor or are attending for the first time, we ask that you honor us by sharing the following information. Please place this sheet in the offering plate.

 

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