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A church with conservative services
reaching people for Christ and His kingdom.
7271 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, Maryland 20855
Dr. Frederick W. Carroll, Pastor

December 2017

Dear Friends,

Let me share with you the following poem by Georgia Knick Horne—“The Greatest Gift”.

(see 2 Corinthians 9:15)


You ask what I’m wanting for Christmas,                   And since this great Gift I’ve accepted

    What gift I would like to acquire-                                  To me God has given, beside,

A gift that would thrill my whole being                        A life never ending, eternal;

    And satisfy every desire.                                                  A promise with Him to abide.

 Well, just such a Gift has already                                   He gives sweetest peace ‘mid life’s conflict,

    Been given-and it is my own;                                            In days filled with peril and fear;

For no greater gift could be given                                   Gives joy day by day in His service;

    And no greater love could be shown                                In sorrow gives comfort and cheer.

 Then when God the Father gave Jesus,                          His presence is with me each moment;

    His only, His well-belov’d Son,                                            He satisfies fully my needs,

To suffer in my place on Calv’ry,                                        Gives grace for each test, bears my burdens;

    To pay for the sins I had done.                                             And gently my footsteps He Leads.

 O Gift over all gifts transcending!                                     What gift could I ask, then, beside Him?

    O Gift dear and precious, divine!                                        Could man such a Gift e’er afford?

Unspeakable Gift God has given                                         Oh, no! God in mercy has given

    To all who believe-and He’s mine!                                       The greatest Gift-Jesus my Lord!

A Merry Christ-Centered Christmas to you all.

Mrs. Carroll and I wish each of you a blessed and rejoicing Christmas season as we all praise and thank the Heavenly Father for sending  Jesus to die for our Salvation (John 3:16).







Pastor Frederick W. Carroll