March 21, 2021 Worship, Lent 5

Rev. Mary Ellen Sharp, Interim Lead Pastor; Worship Leaders: Scott Nichols, Sally Smith, Beth Maxwell, Sharon Smith

Virtual Easter Flower in Memory of a Loved One

This Easter season, we would like to give you an opportunity to honor a loved one or a special date by sponsoring a Virtual Easter Flower. This donation will go toward the America For Christ offering. The cost is $10 each.

Below is an order form to let us know of your request. Completed forms with payment may be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the church office (501 S. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62701) by Thursday, April 1. Make checks payable to Central Baptist Church noting “Easter plant” in the memo line.

On Sunday, April 4, we will meet for a Drive-In worship at the New Berlin campus at 10:30 a.m.  A special insert in the bulletin that morning will list the sponsors and the wording of their choice for purchasing a plant.

Supporting God’s Work through Central

We encourage you to continue your faithful support of Central’s ministry in these days. Offerings can be mailed to Central’s office (501 S. 4th St Springfield, IL 62701) or you can make an online offering here:

America For Christ Offering

Thanks to America for Christ (AFC) Offering contributions, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) helped support communities in the United States and Puerto Rico distressed by the devastation of COVID-19 last year. We also helped families who lost homes to floods, wildfires and storms, along with children living on the edge because of poverty, and seminarians preparing to devote their lives to sharing the Good News. These are just a few of the ways we minister to those in need; there are many more.  You may send a check made out to Central Baptist Church with “AFC” in the memo to the church office or you may give online here.

Wednesday Night Dinner Meals for Contact Ministries

Since we do not know when we will meet again for on-site meals, we will continue the Meal Train for Contact Ministries on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month until further notice. Instructions are on the Meal Train web site. Go to this link: or call the church office 217-523-3639 and Ann will sign you up.

Spiritual Guidance

Lent: A Time to Get Ready

A Lenten Journal

Habitat for Humanity Lenten Devotions 2021

A link to the daily devotional series the First Fifteen

Instructions guiding you through an Examen prayer 

A good app for an Examen prayer for your phone or tablet