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.
Songs of Praise & Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Greg, Tammy, Erik and Kyle Miller
Lighting the Candles
*Hymn “O Come, All Ye Faithful” No. 41
Birthday choice of Daryl Johnson
Anthem “Sing Out the News!”
*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
*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
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Thought: God bless us all! No exceptions.
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.
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.
¨ New Years Eve – The office will be closed
¨ Happy Birthday to Virginia DeLooza!
¨ Happy Birthday to Daryl Johnson!
¨ Happy New Year! – the office is closed
¨ Happy Birthday to Fran Hartwell! – We will sing Fran’s birthday song next Sunday.
There’s no such thing as
too many prayers.
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
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
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