He Is Risen! Jesus, Our Living Hope
This Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
Peter links our new birth—our salvation—with the idea of “living hope.” The hope Peter speaks of is not the wishful thinking usually associated with the word hope today. We might say, “I hope it doesn’t rain,” or “I hope I pass the test.” But this is not the kind of hope Peter has in mind.
“Hope” in the passage means “an eager, confident expectation.” This hope of the believer is not only “living” but “lively.” It is a hope that lives on.”
Unlike the empty, dead hope of this world, this “living hope” is energizing, alive, and active in the soul of the believer. Our living hope originates from a living, resurrected Savior. Peter’s living hope is Jesus Christ.
Two Services Easter Sunday Morning
Worship Services on Easter Sunday will be at 8:15 & 10:45.
Sunday School/Adult Bible Studies will be at 9:45.
New Family Service Series Begins Next Sunday
We will not have our regularly scheduled Family Service this evening.
In our Family Service next Sunday evening will begin a series that will equip us to live our lives with the reality of God’s presence.
Please Help Make Our Guests Feel Welcome
Take the time to get acquainted with those who are visiting our services in person. Show them a warm CSBC welcome!
Please share with our guests watching online that they can receive more info about CSBC by texting HELLO to 417.889.1999.
Join Us For GROW Monday Evening
We have resumed our GROW outreach on Monday evenings at 6:45 p.m. Join us inside the southeast entrance of the Gillming Center (gym). GROW stands for God Rewards Our Work
You can come to GROW and make a difference in the lives of others by making personal visits (with a partner), making phone calls, or writing cards or letters.
Thanks To All Our Volunteers
We want to say thank you to all those who volunteered on this Easter weekend, including those who volunteered to get the property ready; those who helped with the Egg Hunt on Saturday; and those who volunteered to help on Easter Sunday services.We appreciate you!
Thank You For Your Faithful Giving
We want to encourage everyone to be faithful with their tithes and offerings.
You can give:
We have offering boxes in the back of the auditorium and on the walls in the lobby
Through the website at mycsbc.com
On the Realm Connect app
Through the mail – our offering envelopes are postage paid – meaning you can drop your offering in the mail without a stamp. If you would like us to send you envelopes to use during this season, just call the church office and we will be happy to put them in the mail to you asap.
Thank you so much for your faithfulness in giving to the Lord, especially during this difficult time.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEETING IN PERSON
We take the safety and health of our CSBC family and guests very seriously. Our buildings are disinfected to CDC standards every day (including Sundays between morning and evening services).
If you are hesitant to return to in-person church services, we understand. We will continue to live stream our services.
If you are experiencing fever, persistent cough or other symptoms, please continue to watch the services from your home until you are better.
We are asking everyone to follow the city masking requirements and maintain social distancing guidelines while at church.
Please confine your fellowship to the auditorium and outside the buildings.
Please follow directional signage and do not congregate in the lobby or hallways to minimize risk.
Continue to pray for one another and extend grace to one another during this time.
If you have not been receiving emails from the church, we don’t have your current email address. Send an email address to Info@mycsbc.com Please be sure to include your first and last name. We will send a link to the Realm Connect app as well.