224 Main Street                                                        December 30, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


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


Children's Time


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.


Offertory Prayer


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,

                                    Brittany Giffith

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:           Barbara Stewart        

Pastor:                        Rev. Stephen Sanden      

Pastor's Phone:          Cell 386-986-6961

                                    PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor's E-Mail:

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Tom Burke                             Julanne Guild                Rachel Carter

 Ben Loomis                           Fran Morse

Doug Gibbs 

The family of  Barbara Mortensen


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Clement-West, Zambia

Courtney Crisler, The Place, Norwich, NY


Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Necia Smith                 Doris Barcliff

                                    Margaret Drakeley

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman              Willie Nelson

The Manor:                Margaret Hartwell       Billie Potts

                                    Mary Armstrong

Geneva Living Ctr:    Irene Wachala 


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


Church  News


Annual Report Deadline

Committee reports are due by Wednesday, January 2, 2013.


Lay Studies

Evelyn Emerson will lead a series of classes on “Christian Education  for the Finger Lakes Baptist 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.


Game Night

The annual Castillo hosted Game Night will be on Saturday, January 12th at 7 pm. Everyone is invited!


Official Notice

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!


Now Available

Your 2013 Offering Envelopes are available for you to pick up at the rear of the sanctuary.


Help Wanted

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 Dundee Observer. 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.


Mission Treasury

Mission giving 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.


Welcome to First Baptist Church 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.


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