Newsletter | December 1, 2021

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering


Campers gather at an English camp in Tlučna, Czechia. This camp was organized and led by Czech church members from Mozaika, a church planted by IMB workers Larry and Melissa Lewis. It was the first of many to be held in this new location.

Since 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions has supported Southern Baptist missionaries as they share the gospel around the world. The offering represents 59 percent of the International Mission Board’s total annual support. Every penny you give to the offering goes directly to support missionaries, including salaries, medical care, housing, transportation, and children’s education.

Church Goal for Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: $3000.00

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.


Wednesday, December 1 | Regular Night

Wednesday, December 8 |Christmas Party

Meet in the Family Ministry Building

January 12, 2022 | Resume The Stand
Plan now to make Worship on Wednesday a regular part of your week.

Giving as of December 1, 2021

Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . .  $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $296,192.89
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $230,620.78
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . $3,953.85

MID-WEEK DEVOTION

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.

From Our Pastor

Child of God, isn’t our Father wonderful?  When we think of our Father’s greatness, love and works, our heart ought to overflow in praise.  We should be filled with a loving adoration for Him.

We are led to such a response when we read Isaiah 66.  Although this chapter is about God’s future dealings with Israel, the principles apply to God’s people of every generation.  Our Father is truly wonderful.

Isaiah first reminds us of God’s greatness.  Verses 1-2a God said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool.  Where then is a house, you could build for Me?  And where is a place that I may rest? For My hand made all these things, thus all these things came into being,’ declares the Lord.”

Thinks of that!  God is the Creator.  He is above and beyond everything.  Nothing can contain or hold Him.  He is truly awesome!  We should be filled with awe, wonder, and respect simply because of God’s nature.

Isaiah then adds an even more amazing truth.  This great God desires fellowship with those who come to Him in humble faith.  This great God, who does not need us, wants us!  Verse 2b says, “…But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.”

That quote is both a condition and a promise.  Yes, there is the necessity of humility before the Lord.  But there is also the wonderful promise of fellowship for those who approach God in humble faith.  God wants a relationship with us.  He wants us to know Him as our perfect, loving Father (Matthew 6:9, 26, 32; Romans 8:14-16; 1 John 3:1).  The Living God wants us to know Him as Father.  Amazing!

Next, Isaiah reminds us that God wants us to experience His loving care in our lives.  Verse 13 says, “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”  God wants us to experience His guidance, strength, comfort and provision in our daily life.  What a wonderful God!

Last, we are reminded of God’s plans for us.  Verses 14-24 describe God’s plans of deliverance and victory for Israel in the future.  God’s plans for them are beautiful and good.  God’s plans for us are beautiful and good.  His plans for us go from this moment into eternity.  They are beautiful and good.  Our Father is wonderful!

Child of God, think about our Father.  Isn’t He wonderful!  How our heart ought to overflow with praise and adoration.

Sunday, December 5

Deacon of the Week: Shawn McRae

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Shawn McRae
Organ Greeter: Daniel West
Piano Greeter: Tony McCard

Sound: Chris McCard
Video: Saskia Van Son

Nursery Workers
Rachel Flake & Sandra Ellis

Sunday, December 12

Deacon of the Week: Daniel West

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Daniel West
Organ Greeter: Shawn McRae
Piano Greeter:  Dan Raines

Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Sue Mastrario

Nursery Worker
Charnelle Reinhardt & June Whiddon