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Christmas at Sale Street

Merry Christmas and welcome to Sale Street Baptist Church!  Throughout the month of December, we will be sharing the message of Jesus in a variety of ways.  The primary method, as always, will be through the preaching of the gospel.

This month, we will be looking at accounts that Luke wrote, “that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.”  That’s how Luke dedicated his writings to Theophilus in Luke 1:1-4.  After all, it’s an amazing story of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection.  It’s nice to have certainty about those things.

When you come to services here, you will hear about the miraculous birth of our Savior, Jesus.  You’ll be reminded that much of the book of Luke includes many other witnesses to the events of Jesus’ life.  You will be directed to look at Jesus, and to cherish Him as God’s gift.

We really hope to see you as we celebrate Christmas at Sale Street.

-Randy Edwards, Senior Pastor



A Change in Seasons

Summer is almost over and our children are heading back to school.  Soon, we’ll all be back into the routine of autumn and we’ll wonder where summer went.  We’ll be reminded that for everything there is a season.
Many see this time of year as the end of things.  It is the end of growing season for some.  For others summer vacation has ended.  Still others will see days getting shorter and recreation time will be limited.  Golf clubs and fishing poles will be put away and they will be replaced by football games and hunting season.  It really seems every end brings a beginning.

Our church was recently reminded of the significance of new life as we celebrated baptisms of those who placed faith in Jesus Christ.  Our schedule continues to be filled with activity as people return from vacation.  We hear stories from camps and retreats and family reunions.  So, for the church, the end of summer rings in the beginning of so many things.

There will be no shortage of opportunities to gather and to serve at Sale Street in the coming months.  I hope you will be fed in Bible Study and then I hope you will serve in one of the many areas of our church.  Mostly, I hope you will be continuously renewed and refreshed in Christ.
Whether you are facing an ending or a beginning, please know that Jesus is constant and that His love never fails.  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14).” 

-Randy Edwards, Senior Pastor



Summer Update

Summer at Sale Street Baptist Church has already been thrilling and it stands to get even more exciting! God is allowing us to see the work of His hands and it is encouraging to see people of all ages accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. Our church family is engaging the community and life transformation is expected. We are making disciples to make a difference.

VBS was tremendous and I thank all of you who worked and planned for that week. Two elementary schools were served in May. Our children are being taught on Sundays and Wednesdays and we are blessed with wonderful people who serve these kids and their families. The youth are set for a summer of continued study and fun in camp venues and at Journey on Wednesdays. They also worked hard moving contents from the Children’s building to the Warehouse in preparation for the remodel of the Children’s building. Faithful workers keep the youth ministry going and we thank you.

Bible studies are growing on Sunday morning and throughout the week. Thank you to all the teachers and facilitators. When it comes to God’s Word, learn it, live it, teach it!

College students are serving on mission in Lake Charles, the United States, and the world.

Fresh Heart, the Deacons, and the rest of the body are making sure people are fed, clothed, and sheltered in Jesus’ name. Another faithful group of people minister to our homebound members.

Construction is starting at Sale Street Baptist Church and God will use us and every inch of the property to make disciples! Give faithfully.

If we weren’t here, would Lake Charles miss us? This summer, I think it would.

What will God do with us in the fall?


 - Randy Edwards, Senior Pastor