Bible Baptist Church

11 Lakeview Ave.

St. Charles Missouri

December 2022

A Thrill of Hope... A Weary World Rejoices

​Do you remember as a child what it was like enduring those days before Christmas? It was the anticipation that made Christmas, Christmas. That same dynamic is what made the first Christmas so extraordinary. For generations, men and women had been waiting anxiously for the birth of their Messiah, with no assurance that they would live to see him. And like us, they probably wondered, Is this really going to happen? After all, God has been silent for years. Has he forgotten about us? Do you have those same doubts? Do you feel like God even knows you exist? Do you wonder if it’s worth it to follow Christ? This advent series makes the case that the Christmas story is our story. If you are weary and heavy laden – look up (or look back 2,000 years); there is Hope… His name is Jesus. It is certainly our ‘hope’ that as we examine Gods word this season we will have reason for a truly MERRY Christmas.

Of course there is more going on during the month for ‘all ye faithful’! There will be opportunities to come and adore Him, through Bible studies and festive gatherings.

We continue on Wednesday evening to ‘Follow in the Rabbi’s footprints’ as we study the gospel of Mark in detail. Then on December 18th at 5:00 we will have our annual Church Christmas dinner with the theme ‘Silent Night’. There will be fellowship, seasonal music, games and a devotional challenge from Paul Strosnider, a missionary to the deaf in the St Louis area.

Of course we would love to have you join us on the 24th for a beautiful candle light service at 5:00 PM! It doesn’t get any better than that as we lift our hearts in joyful praise on Christmas Eve. There is likely to be more added to the schedule as the season progresses so check out the calendar for details as it is updated regularly! Please come and join us for some or all of these amazing events and while you’re at it “have yourself a merry little Christmas”!​


Wishing you the most 'wonder filled' time of the year,

Pastor Steve Parks