BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 30, 2012
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetDecember 30, 2012
10:00 AM Yan, New York
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 ~ Chimes
Welcome & Announcements
*Song of Praise “Majesty” PB no. 74
*Call to Worship
*Hymn “The Family of God” PB no. 76
Anthem “Dona Nobis Pacem”
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 Matthew 2:1-12 Pew Bible NT pg. 2
*Hymn “We Three Kings of Orient Are” No. 66
Sermon “What About the Gifts?” Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Invitational Hymn “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” No. 29
*Benediction ~ *Postlude
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Greeters: Paul Nash
Lay Reader: George Jensen
Ushers: Stan Ovens, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart,
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Pastor's Phone: Cell 386-986-6961
PO Box695, Penn Yan
Pastor's E-Mail: email@example.com
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Tom Burke Julanne Guild Rachel Carter
Ben Loomis Fran Morse
The family of Barbara Mortensen
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West,
Courtney Crisler, The Place,
: Alice Wise Summit
Crest: Necia Smith Doris Barcliff Clinton
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
Dick Sharman Willie Nelson
The Manor: Margaret Hartwell Billie Potts
Living Ctr: Irene Wachala Geneva
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and Leaders
Those in our community who serve as law enforcement, fire fighter volunteers,
teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers
This Week at First Baptist
5 pm Wellspring Fellowship Service
Monday, December 31
Happy Birthday to Virginia DeLooza and Darryl Johnson!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy New Year! The church office will be closed.
Wednesday, January 2
4 pm Backpack Program
6 pm Habitat for Humanity dinner/meeting in the Great Room.
Committee reports are due to the office today
Thursday, January 3
9 am Homeschooling
7 pm Advisory Council
7 pm Boy Scout Meeting
Annual Report Deadline
Committee reports are due by Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
Evelyn Emerson will lead a series of classes on “Christian Education” for the
Finger LakesBaptist Association. Classes will be held here at PYFBC on January 12 and 26th, February 9 and 23rd, and March 9. Contact Evelyn by January 4th, at 536-0225 if you are interested.
The annual Castillo hosted Game Night will be on Saturday, January 12th at 7 pm. Everyone is invited!
The FBC of PY Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013. The meeting will begin at 11 am and will be followed by an all church pot-luck luncheon. We hope to see you there!
Your 2013 Offering Envelopes are available for you to pick up at the rear of the sanctuary.
FBC is searching for someone to be our “news reporter”. This person will forward information on the events at FBC to the Chronicle Express and the
DundeeObserver. For more information call the church office. Coaching is available from past “reporters”.
Sign Me Up!
There is a new sign up sheet for Greeters and Lay Readers for the month of January. This is a rewarding way to serve the church.
Missiongiving on December 23rd was: $80 for the budget, $10 for the RMMO (total $813), and 75 cents for Pennies for Milly's Pantry.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/24
64 65 68 104
Current Expenses $1,312 $2,684 $1,689
BT&T 90 2,091 1,200
Total $1,402 $4,775 $2,889
Thank You to
*Those who helped in the preparation and the decoration of the church building for the Christmas Season.
*Everyone for making it possible for so many groups in the community to have a meeting place: Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Community Chorus, Keuka Quilters, YC Summer Concerts, Backpack Program, ARC Worship Service, Food for the Needy, Home School Group, Wellspring Youth Bible Quiz Team, Wellspring Fellowship, Friendship Square Dance Group, Lenten Luncheons. While some groups do support us financially; some are non-profits who cannot.
*Those who helped to make the Christmas Eve service special;
choir members & director, lay reader, greeters, ushers, organist and pastor.
*Those who volunteered their time and rang the bell at Tops Supermarket for the Christmas for the Needy program.
*Jack Clancy for serving as the FBC News Reporter for the last 6 months.
*To the person who will volunteer to serve as the FBC News Reporter beginning in January.
*Those who give their time and talents in the church serving as lay readers, greeters, committee members, committee chairpersons and secretaries, those who help clean, those who donate supplies, mow the lawn, plant flowers, spruce up the property, perform maintenance tasks, those who care for the financial business, serve in the library and nursery, and Sunday School teachers.
of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate. First Baptist Church
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.
One resolution I have made,
and always try to keep, is this:
To rise above the little things.
~ John Burroughs