Excelsior Springs Baptist Church
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Christ Centered. Bible Believing. Family Focused.

COVID - 19 Information Page

COVID Update, March 20, 2020


Hey ExcelsiorSpringsBaptistChurch Family!

 

The past couple weeks have reminded me of the truth of James 4:13 - 15; "Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  As the situation with COVID-19 has changed almost daily, so too has our plans for the coming week.  Lord willing, this is our plan for the coming week:

All services for the coming week at ExcelsiorSpringsBaptistChurch will be 100% online.  All services will be posted on both Facebook and Youtube.  Please check our homepage to find links to both.  Please be patient with us through this process as everyone is on a learning curve at the moment, and technical advisors have warned us that, given that every church in the nation will be trying to do the same thing, these servers may be overloaded on Sunday.

 

On Sunday, we will post a Sunday School devotion at 10:00 AM .

Our worship video will be posted at 11:00 AM.

A youth devotion video will be posted at 7:00 PM. 

Also, every morning at 7 AM, I am going to post a video devotion from a part of my daily devotion.  We're going to be reading out of William Gunall's The Christian in Complete Armor, which is available through Amazon in:

paperback - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802413366/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

and on kindle - https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Readings-Christian-Complete-Armour-ebook/dp/B00V9D0YGM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= -.

You don't necessarily need a book to join me for this devotion. 

Also, Wednesday nights at 6 PM, we are going to post a video devotion made especially for kids.  Unfortunately, our AWANA program doesn't meet when school is out, and this is a great way to keep your kids plugged in even though they can't be with us in person. 

A question that I've been getting asked a lot is how can we give and tithe when we're all online.  I really appreciate that question because while the church has cut back as many expenses as we can, one area where we're not cutting is in staff.  Our secretary and janitor and all of our staff are still working and still getting paid because they have bills and obligations, and we at Excelsior Springs Baptist believe that our people are our greatest resource, so we're going to support them as long as we can.  But we can only do that through your faithful giving.

You can give online through our "Give Online Now" link on our homepage.

Or you can mail your gift to our office - 1500 Rosealea, Excelsior Springs, MO64024

Or if you're out and about, you can stop in at the office, which will be open during our usual business hours. 

Also, this is going to be a time of tremendous need in our community, particularly among the elderly in our community.  If you find yourself in need of someone to go grocery shopping for you or bring food to you, please let us know.  If there are people around you with the same need, please contact the church office - (816) 630-6341.  We have a number of volunteers who are ready to help you however we can. 

 

Church, this is a stressful situation for everyone.  In the next week, you may run into a number of people who's nerves have been frayed, so take this as an opportunity to be salt and light in the world around you!