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Words from Pastor Thomas


December 7, 2021


The Lord's Supper will not be observed this Sunday.  It will be at the 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight communion service.

This week at the 7:00 p.m. Wednesday December 8 business meeting, the congregation will finalize and vote on the 2022 church budget.  Your presence is needed.

Ladies Night Out will be this Friday, December 10, at Rhett's.

We extend Christian sympathy and prayer to Dave Maddox and family upon the death of his daughter who had been battling cancer.  Dave now lives at The Independence in Charlottesville.  Also pray for Pastor Ted and Charlene's twin grandson who has been hospitalized.

Some have asked for a copy of the "Differences Between Santa Claus and Jesus Christ" that I read last Sunday.  It is not original to me.  As far as I know, it is anonymous:

  • Santa lives at the North Pole…but Jesus is everywhere.

  • Santa rides in a sleigh…but Jesus rides on the wind and walks on water.

  • Santa comes once a year…but Jesus is an Ever Present help in times of trouble.

  • Santa fills your stocking with goodies…but Jesus supplies all your needs.

  • Santa comes down your chimney uninvited…Jesus stands at your heart’s door and knocks and is ready to enter whenever you invite Him in.

  • You have to wait in line to see Santa…but Jesus is as close as the mention of His name.

  • Santa lets you sit on his lap…but Jesus holds you in His arms.

  • Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly…but Jesus has a heart full of love.

  • Santa may make you chuckle…but Jesus gives you joy that is your strength.

  • Santa can offer a “HO HO HO”…but Jesus offers health, help and hope.

  • Santa says “You better not cry”…but Jesus wept and says, “Cast all your cares on Me, because I care for you.

  • Santa makes new toys…but Jesus can make your very life new, mend wounded hearts, repair broken homes, and build mansions in Heaven.

  • Santa doesn’t know your name.  All he can say is “Hi little boy, Hi little girl.  What’s your name?”...but Jesus knew your name before you were ever born. He knows your history, your past and your future.  He knows how many hairs you have on your head, and he knows just how you are. 

  • Santa loves you and gives you presents when you’re nice and not naughty.  Jesus loves you even when you’ve been naughty and not nice!

  • Santa puts gifts under your tree…but Jesus gave His life for you and me.

  • It’s obvious; there really is no comparison…Jesus IS.


Yours in Christ,

Pastor Roy

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