Newsletter | November 17, 2021

Christmas Choir

If you love to sing and enjoy praising your Savior, we would love to have you sing a few songs with us for Christmas. If you are interested, please see Jonathan.

Practice in the fellowship hall.

Wednesday, December 1, 7:00-7:30
Wednesday, December 8, 7:00-7:30
Wednesday, December 15, 6:00-7:00

We Will Sing: Sunday, December 19, during the morning worship service.

Dear Church Family

Thank you for supporting Operation Christmas Child missions project.  Because of your prayers and donations, we were able to pack 100 boxes that will be used to lead children throughout the world to Jesus Christ.  Please continue to pray for the children who will receive these boxes.

Michelle Taylor


Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.

Giving as of November 17, 2021

Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . .  $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $283,851.35
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $224,523.43
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . $5,508.00

Harvest Banquet – $17,416.00

From Our pastor

Wow!  Thursday is Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a great day enjoying your favorite Thanksgiving traditions.  But, more than anything, I hope it is truly a day of giving thanks unto the Lord.  I hope we all “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.  Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing” (Psalm 100:1-2).  Further, I hope we “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.  Give thanks to Him, bless His name” (Psalm 100:4).

How can we have that kind of Thanksgiving?  What preparations must we make?  When we look closer at Psalm 100, we see important truths we must understand to give thanks truly.

First, we must know that the Lord is God.  Verse 3a reads, “…Know that the Lord Himself is God…” Though this may seem to be obvious, it states a vital truth that needs to shape our thinking.  Our Lord is God.  He is sovereign, almighty, and unlimited.  He can do whatever He desires.  In His perfection He only desires what is perfect.  Knowing He is God should give us joy and confidence even in a world turned upside down.

Next, the Lord is our Creator.  Verse 3 continues, “…It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves…” Our Lord is our Creator – twice.  He brought us into existence.  We were conceived because He created us.  We were created again in salvation.  Through Jesus Christ we have been born again (John 3) as new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17).  We exist only because He created us.

Third, the Lord has made us His own.  Verse 3 concludes by saying, “…We are his people and the sheep of His pasture…” This speaks of the tender, loving relationship into which Christ has called us.” “His” is the most beautiful name we could ever possess.  We are eternally and immeasurably loved.

Next, the Lord is good.  Verse 5a says, “For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting…” The very nature of our Father is good. His plans, means and motives all come out of His perfect goodness.  We teach children to pray. “God is good…” How we adults need to remember this truth!  In fact, few things can change our life more than knowing that God is good. 

Last, God is faithful.  Verse 5b says, “…and His faithfulness to all generations.” God is faithful.  He always keeps His word.  If God says it, you can “take it to the bank.” As we face the circumstances of our lives and in the world, we can live in absolute confidence and reliance upon God.  He is faithful.

We have every reason to give thanks during this Holiday.  In fact, our God is worthy of joyous thanksgiving.  We should “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.  Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”

          Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21

Deacon of the Week: Carl Hobbs

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Carl Hobbs
Organ Greeter: David Mathis
Piano Greeter: W. Greg Brown

Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West

Nursery Workers
Suzi Mathis & Barbara Anne Perry

Sunday, November 28

Deacon of the Week: Tony McCard

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Tony McCard
Organ Greeter: Allen Whitehead
Piano Greeter:  David Flake

Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West

Nursery Worker
Eilene Perry & Sami Mastrario