14th January 2018 marked the humble beginnings of the First CSI Holy Communion Worship in Sarjapura to cater to the spiritual needs and growth of the CSI members residing in the vicinity of Sarjapur Road, Sarjapura, Electronic City, Attibelle and Chandapura. Grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the zeal and prayers of Reverend Sujit Solomon David along with the faith and dedication of the congregation of Ebenezer CSI Malayalam Church helped get this extension worship centre started. The first service was held in a beautiful chapel at Camillian Pastoral Health Centre in the scenic campus of Snehadaan. It was ably led by Rev. Sujit David and attended by 35 people.
Over a period of time, as the congregation at Sarjapura grew in strength, the spiritual needs also grew. This spurt in numbers justified the foresightedness of the Ebenezer CSI Malayalam Church.
Reverend Reshin Renold who took charge of the parent church – Ebenezer Malayalam CSI; actively took initiative to establish a stronger foothold of the extension worship centre. He, along with the committee members, discussed on multiple occasions with the Bishop and other KCD leaders to bring them to speed on the growth of this ministry. It was under Reverend Reshin’s able guidance that we moved to a new location at a chapel inside St. Jerome PU College, Ambedkar Nagar and initiated Holy Communion Services all Sundays of the month. The Holy Communion service @ Sarjapura extension starts at 6:30 AM and is followed by Sunday School for kids from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The junior choir will also meet every week to practice to lift their voices to our Lord and Redeemer.
Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, the members of the Sarjapura worship extension, demanded an identity and a new name for the Church. Reverend Reshin opened up this discussion formally to the congregation on 1st September 2019. It was at this forum that we all agreed on a new name, a new identity of our church – CSI Church of Hope (Malayalam).
CSI Church of Hope, Sarjapur Road
PHONE - 9538728589