Although the calendar says autumn begins September 22, many consider this last week before Labor Day the end of summer. I am reminded of Jeremiah 8:20 “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” The prophet was sorrowing over the state of his country. One author wrote, “The prevailing feeling is that if our economy is all right, we are all right. However, many are beginning to realize that the economy can be all right and we can be all wrong.” The good news is God is still working! God is still blessing those who, despite economic and political conditions in this world, are faithful to Him. It is important to remember if we please the Lord, it doesn’t matter whom else we displease. Let’s walk today and this week with a heart to please Him! If you are visiting with us, we want you to know how much we appreciate you! We trust that you will feel right at home. If you are a guest with us, please let us know you are here by filling out our digital guest card.We pray that God will bless you this weekend!
-Pastor Dennis Jennings
It’s Back To School Sunday
As of this past week, the last of our children, youth and young adults have returned to their respective schools. Today we want to celebrate and pray for them on this “Back to School Sunday.” We have a gift for elementary through high school students.
Back To School Resources in our Faith@Home Center
Parents and grandparents have new resources available in our Faith@Home Center in the north lobby, including new ideas for encouraging your kids, communicating with your children and discipling them in God’s Word. We also have a limited number of devotional books for families with kids. Take time to pick up these helpful resources to use to continue to strengthen faith in your home!
Awana and Awana Readers Reach a Milestone
Awana, our Wednesday evening ministry that provides Bible-based discipleship and evangelism for children through 5th grade, reached the highest number of kids since before the pandemic. Awana is designed for kids to learn God’s Word, and Awana Readers is a one-on-one “learn to read” program designed to help strengthen both reading and comprehension – directly impacting the child’s ability to learn God’s Word. Awana Readers begins before Awana at 5:45 then those children move directly into Awana at 6:15. Registration is available at www.mycsbc.com/kids. If you would like to help with Awana Readers, see our Awana Commander, Jake Severs or contact the church office.
Every believer needs to grow in their faith from the day of their salvation until they graduate to heaven. Christ. This process of growth is “making disciples.” Our Sunday School is the primary discipleship ministry of our church to help everyone growth through a nine-year plan which covers every book of the Bible! We have many great classes in adult departments made up of teachers and communities of people who love the Lord, encourage one another, and expect God to work in and through them each week. Occasionally, circumstances change, and some people would like to try a different class. We also know that sometimes it is hard for new people to “break in” to a class that has been around a long time. Whether you have never tried one of our adult classes or are thinking about trying another, we want you to know that September is the special month to make that happen!
“Living Water for a Thirsty World” Missions Conference
Mark your calendar for September 25-October 2 for our annual global missions emphasis. There will be special services Sunday –Wednesday, a youth event, and we are bringing back the Saturday Missions Barbecue. Details will be coming over the next few weeks.
Christmas Choir Rehearsals Begin Sunday At 5:00 PM
Christmas choir rehearsals today with a preview of our Christmas musical titled, “The Majesty of Christmas.” We invite you to come see what it’s all about! Use the gifts that God has given you to sing for Him in our wonderful choir. Text “Choir” to the church phone number or contact Micah Young if you are interested in being a part of this exciting ministry of CSBC.
Calling All Photographers Meeting After Evening Service
If you enjoy taking pictures, whether you are an Instagram Amateur or Photoshop Professional, we need your help to update pictures for our website. If you are interested, there is an informational meeting, Sunday, after the evening service in the choir room.
Lange Ladies Lunch after morning service, August 28
Lange/Woods Lunch after morning service, August 28
Creative Relationship Building In Your Class Teacher Training, September 10, 8:30 a.m.
Thank You For Your Faithful Giving
We want to encourage everyone to be faithful with their tithes and offerings.
You can give:
By using dropping your offering envelopes into the 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
Realm Connect – Our Church App
Our Realm Connect App allows us to send out announcements electronically as needed, rather than waiting for Sunday to publish them in the bulletin. The Connect App also allows you to be faithful with your giving. Realm Connect allows us to do many things more efficiently and effectively, like managing events, group attendance and communications and so much more! If you don’t have the Realm Connect app, send an email to Info@mycsbc.com We will send a link to the Realm Connect app.