Digital Bulletin 12-31-2023

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Welcome to CSBC

Welcome to the last Sunday of 2023 at Cherry Street Baptist Church! It is fitting that we follow the celebration of the birth of Christ with the dawning of a new year, as He is the One who gives new life to those who know Him. Whether you are a guest or a regular attender, we welcome you to our services on this last Sunday of the year. 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

Read The Bible With Us!

If you started the Bible reading plan for 2023 on January 1 and followed it through, then you completed reading your entire Bible this past week. It has been wonderful to see so many in our church family join together to encourage one another to read the Bible through – from young people to senior adults! We want to encourage everyone to join us this year as we read God’s Word together in 2024. This will be the 15th year our church family has done this together. It is a great way to have your daily quiet time with the Lord! Our Reading Plan provides 25 daily readings each month, giving a few days to make up any that you might miss. It provides variety with passages from the Old and New Testaments each day. A printed copy of the “Discipleship Journal Reading Plan” is available in your Sunday School class or in the lobby. It is also available in the YouVersion app on your mobile device or online at There is a link to the reading plan on as well.

The Lord’s Supper Sunday Night

The local church has two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. During the last service of 2023, during our Family Service Sunday night at 6:00, we will be remembering the Lord’s death through our church’s observance of the Lord’s Supper.

Birthday Gift For Jesus Offering

As of this writing, we are $699 away from reaching this year’s Birthday Gift for Jesus Offering goal of $40,000. As we go over we will be able to accomplish more projects, so please pray about what you can do to help us with these important projects!

Christmas Card Post Office

CSBC’s Christmas Card Post Office, located in the northeast corner of lobby by the missionary letters will be going away after next Sunday. Don’t forget to go by and check for cards.

Schedule Changes For The Week

The church offices will be closed on New Year’s Day, and there will be no Outreach Monday evening. We will be back on our regular schedule for the rest of the week, including Awana for children, Youth Ministry, and Next Steps adult classes on Wednesday evening.

Men’s Retreat Coming in February

On Friday-Saturday, February 2-3, the men of our church will enjoy a great time together at our Men’s Retreat. This will be a great time for our guys. Registration will begin next Sunday, January 8.

Football Sunday Coming 2.11.24

“Football Sunday” coincides with the Super Bowl, and is an evangelistic opportunity for our church that points unapologetically toward Jesus. The media presentations display how God is working through some of the players in the big game, and using them to impact the lives of others. We will be providing invitations for you to use to invite your unchurched friends. Begin praying now for “Football Sunday 2024.”

Cleaning Out Your Closets? Donate to Garage Sale

If you find yourself cleaning and purging your closets for the new year, consider donating to the winter garage sale benefiting Youth Camp and 2024 Missions Trips on January 25-27. Items can be dropped off by appointment. Call the church office to schedule a time (417-889-1999).

Discipleship Wednesday Nights

Looking Ahead

  • Sunday, December 31 – Lord’s Supper 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 1—Offices Closed

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

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 We will send a link to the Realm Connect app.

How do I start?

It’s quick and easy to get started:

• Click Here (A new browser tab will open)

• Click the “Sign Up” Button

• Fill out the form

• Click “Continue” Button at bottom

• A Confirmation Email will be sent back within 24 hours

• Follow the emailed instructions to set up your username and password

• Download the app from your phone app store (android or apple)