Friends, in light of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, Sunshine Baptist church will suspend all activities for the next two weeks. We will consider the situation again as Palm Sunday approaches, and make a decision at that time concerning the events of Holy Week and the weeks that follow. Please be sure to visit the website and Facebook page for updates.
Know that we do not take this decision lightly, and our hearts are burdened because we believe that fundamentally the church exists to glorify and worship the Lord. But God's Word also teaches us to obey the civil authorities as long as they do not ask us to disobey the Lord Jesus Christ. Those authorities, at the federal, state, an local level have asked us to help combat the spread of the virus by limiting social gatherings. So we will comply with that request, not from a sense of panic or fear, but in obedience to the clear teaching of Holy Scripture and with a profound sense of responsibility for the souls entrusted to our care.
Let me urge you to join with us in prayer during this season. If you are forced into idleness, do not let the opportunity go to waste; take time for sabbath, read God's Word and reflect on the eternal truths that really matter. We will continue to pray that illness passes swiftly so that we can gather again.
Until then, may "the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
Church doesn’t need to be complicated. It shouldn’t be an impossible choice between fitting in another program or feeling guilty if you just can’t make it. Church at Sunshine Baptist is simple. We believe simplicity leaves time to focus on the things that matter most: the Gospel, relationships, and mission.
The church is called to love God and love people. So, faithfulness means a commitment to the truth, and to humility. It means preaching the Word of God boldly, and observing baptism and communion according to the Scriptures. We believe God is calling Sunshine to this kind of faithfulness.
The Church should be about so much more than just trying to keep the doors open. We are called to show Christ’s love to the hungry, the hurting, and the lost. We are called to preach the Good News to all people. We believe God is calling Sunshine to be this kind of church - a church on mission.
April 5 at 10:30am
April 9 at 7:30pm
The Easter Vigil will be on April 11 at 7pm anEasterd the Sunday service will follow on April 12 at 10:30am
5034 East Sunshine Terrace, Springfield, Missouri 65809, United States