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Give Online!

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Cornerstone now offers an Online Giving option! Just click on one of the options above, and it will take you to a secure site where you can give by Card, or by ACH Bank transaction!

Thank you so much for your generous giving to support the work of our Lord! God will bless you for your faithfulness in giving.

UPDATE: Goal Exceeded! Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions

Day 8: Together from IMB on Vimeo.

Our 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is underway! We join more than 40,000 other Southern Baptist Churches in this great cause to share to Good News of Jesus Christ to the ends of the Earth!

Our Church Goal for the Offering is $4,000. As of 1/19/21, we have given $4445! We have exceeded the goal! Thank you so much for your faithful giving!

This offering supports more than 3,600 missionaries serving all over the world, providing nearly half of their total support – particularly most of the funds used for actual ministry. Our Cooperative Program giving every month (Cornerstone gives 10% of our General Receipts to the Cooperative Program) provides the other half of the International Mission Board’s funding. We are privileged to be part of a worldwide missions endeavor.

Let’s give generously to reach our goal and tell the world about Jesus this Christmas! Thanks for your generosity!

“Journey Through the Indispensable Book” – A Survey of the Bible – Sunday Nights, 6 PM, Beginning 1/24/21

The Bible is the indispensable book. That’s because it is the Word of God. The word “indispensable” means, “absolutely necessary,” “not subject to being set aside or neglected.” It is from God’s heart to our hearts. If we are to know why we are here and where we are going, we must give ourselves over to the indispensable Book – the Bible.

It is to that end we will journey through the pages of God’s Word in a systematic way on Sunday nights at 6 PM, from Genesis to Revelation, knowing that God will speak to us and do His work of growth and change in our lives. We will begin this journey on January 24, 2021, at 6 PM in the Sanctuary, which will also be broadcast online each week. I hope you will be blessed beyond measure as you open yourself to His Word, and that you will never be the same again for having done so.

winter Bible Study – “Elijah: Truth For All Seasons” – Feb. 5-7

We hope you will join us for our 2021 Winter Bible Study February 5-7 at Cornerstone! We will use a DVD Study by Dr. Ed Young Sr. on the life of the Prophet Elijah.

The first two days of the study will be held in the Large Fellowship Hall. Each video session is just under 30 minutes. We will watch and discuss together the first two segments on Friday Night, February 5 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Segments three and four will be viewed and discussed on Saturday night, February 6 from 6:00- 7:30 pm. The final session will be during the Sunday Morning Worship Service (8:30 & 10:30 am) with Pastor Brian preaching the closing message. There will be no Evening activities February 7 following the study.

Here is a synopsis of the study: “Elijah was a great man of God who stood for truth in the face of a pagan king and an idolatrous nation. However, like many of us today he faced anxiety, burnout and depression.  Despite his weaknesses God used Elijah in mighty ways. In this series discover how God works out His purposes, even in times of deep despair and how He can do that in your life, too!”

  • Friday, February 5, 6:00 PM:
    • Segment 1: “God Uses Unlikely People”
    • Segment 2: “Sitting On the Bench”
  • Saturday, February 6, 6:00 PM:
    • Segment 3: “Showers of Blessing”
    • Segment 4:”Avoiding Burnout”
  • Sunday, February 7, during 8:30 & 10:30 AM Worship (Pastor Brian Preaching):
    • Segment 5: “Leaving a Legacy” – 2 Kings 2

Retaining Wall Project Underway – Photos!

Work is underway to replace the two retaining walls on either side of our church building. You can see the good progress being made on the East Side Wall in the photos below! We’ll keep updating this post as more progress is made! Thank you so much for your generous giving to make this possible. You can give to our church’s “General Fund” if you would like to help offset the cost of this project. It is estimated to cost around $52,000 for the entire project.

Please continue to pray for the great workers from Schrimpf Landscaping who are doing outstanding work on this project!

Walking with God into a New Year – Pastor’s Update

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

As we cross over into a New Year, we do so knowing that the God who walked with us through the wilderness of 2020 will go before us.

None of us could have ever dreamed 2020 would unfold as it did. This time last year, there was no thought of masks, hand sanitizer, “social distancing”, toilet paper shortages and a host of other new realities. But none of this took God by surprise. Neither will anything we will face in 2021.

As a church, we have done the very best we could to balance continuing to worship God week by week with the need to keep people safe. When our President and our Governor requested churches to pause meeting in-person from mid-March until early May, we cooperated, as you responded with faith and courage, and God provided once again! With the exception of one Sunday, we have met for worship every week since May 10. We praise God for that. We continue to do two worship services each Sunday Morning – 8:30 & 10:30 AM – so that we can keep every other pew blocked off to provide distancing. There is no way to perfectly please everyone on how to approach things, but please always be assured we are doing our best to find the right balance.

It is our hope that as 2021 unfolds, we will be able to return to our full range of Sunday School classes and other regular activities as soon as possible. Our target for doing so is March or April, but that will depend on conditions on the ground at that time. It takes workers willing to commit to being here every week to carry out those ministries, and as soon as we have the workers who feel able to get out and come to church, we can resume those ministries. I know it will happen at the right time. We are trusting God to lead and to provide His guidance and strength.

Until then, we carry on with the worship of the Lord and the proclamation of His love and grace! Our GROW Ministry resumes in January on Tuesday nights, and our Online broadcasting of services and Bible Studies continues to grow. This is one new ministry that has come out of this difficult year! God is always at work around us. Praise God for those He has used to begin and grow this vital ministry!

I want to thank you for your love for the Lord, your support of His work through Cornerstone, your patience and encouragement. I am humbled to serve as your Pastor and to see the tremendous faith you have, and continue to demonstrate! Never doubt that God is using you and your witness in a powerful way. He has great things in store for us in 2021! Let us go into this New Year with complete confidence in Him, and with joy in our hearts! May God richly bless you as we continue to serve the Lord Jesus together.

Pastor Brian

In-Person Services every Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 AM!

If you are getting out these days, we would love to have you worship with us in-person. Both services are identical. The 8:30 AM service is much more sparsely attended. So if you are looking for a service with lots of Social Distancing, the 8:30 service will be perfect! We have every other pew blocked off in both services to provide distancing during this COVID time. Children’s Church is provided in our 10:30 service.

We will, of course, continue broadcasting our 10:30 AM Service online. So if you don’t get out, we hope you will worship with us online! May God richly bless you!

UPDATED: Online Only Sun. 12/20 & Christmas Eve Due to COVID

We have made the decision to be online only for Bible Study tonight, December 16 at 6:30 pm, and on Sunday morning, December 20 at 10:30 am. All other activities are canceled. We will also have an online only Christmas Eve Service at 6 pm.

We have had a church member test positive for the virus who was at church this past Sunday morning. He didn’t have symptoms Sunday, but started feeling bad Monday and tested positive yesterday. They told him he was likely contagious Sunday.

So we are going to do online only through Sunday, and will also have an Online-only Christmas Eve Service at 6 pm. We will return to in-person services on Sunday, December 27, 8:30 & 10:30 am.

This will be the first time we have had to do this since resuming services May 10 following the shutdown, but feel like this is the right thing to do under the circumstances.

We will not have our Sunday Night Bible Study as a result. We had planned to not have the Bible Study on Christmas and New Year’s Weekend already. So we will resume the Sunday Night Study of Daniel on January 10. 

Our Wednesday night Bible Study and our Sunday Service will be broadcast as usual online. So I hope you will join us!

This has been a very difficult year for everyone. But I want you to know how encouraged and humbled I have been to see the maturity and faith in you through this great hardship. I hope you are filled with joy at the Presence and power of our Savior, who walks with us every step of the way. May God richly bless you, and may He guide us and give us strength together as we continue to follow Him.

Pastor Brian

ONLINE Only Christmas Eve Service, 6 PM

We hope you with watch our online-only Christmas Eve Service on Thursday night, December 24th at 6:00 PM. You can watch on Facebook Live or on Youtube. It will feature some familiar Christmas Carols, special music and a brief message. At the end, we hope you will get some candles in your home and join us in lighting them as we sing “Silent Night” together.

We had planned on having an in-person Christmas Eve Service, but due to now knowing we had some folks attend our Sunday Worship Service on December 13 who tested positive for COVID-19 the following day (they had no symptoms on Sunday), we are pausing in-person activities until Sunday, December 27 to allow the full 14-day period to pass in hopes of preventing any further spread among our congregation. We regret this, but believe it is the better part of wisdom to do so. Thank you for your understanding.

We hope you and your family will join us online Christmas Eve at 6 pm! Merry Christmas!

NOTE: We will return to in-person services Sunday, December 27 – 8:30 & 10:30 am.

Sunday Night Bible Study Continues Jan. 10. Video Study of Daniel, “Agents of Babylon” by David Jeremiah!

NOTE: Sunday Night Bible Study, January 10, 2021, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. We will resume with Lesson 11, “The Archangel.”

Beginning October 11, we will begin having a Sunday Night Bible Study at 6 PM in the Large Fellowship Hall. We will study the book of Daniel using a Video Series by Dr. David Jeremiah, “Agents of Babylon.” I know this study will be a tremendous blessing to you and hope you will make plans to attend. We will not have a music service, only the Bible Study.

Here are the 12 Lessons of the Study:

NOTE: Once we return to having one Morning Worship Service when the need for Distancing has passed, this will resume being our Evening Worship Service, with the study as the Evening Sermon.