Winter Bible Study, “The Holiness of God”, by Dr. R.C. Sproul; Fri.-Sun. January 31-February 2, 2020

WINTER BIBLE STUDY – January 31 – February 2, 2020!

“The Holiness of God” – by R.C. Sproul

This DVD study of the Bible, by Dr. R.C. Sproul, centers on understanding and encountering “The Holiness of God.” Dr. Sproul wrote about this transformative study:

“Do you want to experience a transforming encounter with God? Start here. Learn why having an understanding of God’s holiness is vital to God-centered, God-honoring theology and Christian living.”

We will view the 30-minute teaching segments by Dr. Sproul and then discuss them together in each session. Workbook notes will be provided. Join us for this truly remarkable study based on Dr. Sproul’s classic book, “The Holiness of God.”

Our schedule for this Winter Bible Study:

 Friday, January 31

  • 6:00 PM—Supper Provided
  • 7:00 PM—Session 1: “The Importance of Holiness”; “The Trauma of Holiness”

(Large Fellowship Hall)

Saturday, February 1

  • No Meal
  • 6:00 PM—Session 2: “Holiness and Justice”; “The Insanity of Luther” (Large Fellowship Hall)

Sunday, February 2

  • 10:30 AM—Session 3—”The Meaning of Holiness” (Sanctuary)
  • 12 Noon—Carry-in Potluck Meal after Morning Worship (Please bring a family-sized main dish and a side dish or dessert to share).
  • 1:00 PM—Session 4: “The Holiness of Christ” (Large Fellowship Hall)

 Note: Nursery & Childcare provided for children 5th Grade and under. 

ATTENTION: No 6 PM Evening Service Sunday, February 2

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions – Church Goal $4,000! UPDATE: Goal Reached!

Cornerstone Goal: $4000   Given to Date (1/21/20): $4,086.71

UPDATE 1/21/20 – We have surpassed our Lottie Moon Offering Goal! Thanks so much for your generous giving to the cause of sharing Christ around the World!

Our 2019 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!

This offering supports nearly 4,000 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!

“Trunk or Treat” 2019 – Wednesday, October 16, 5-7 PM; Everyone Welcome!

It’s time for “Trunk or Treat!”

Join us on Wednesday, October 16 for food, games and – of course – “Trunk or Treating!” 5:00-7:00 PM! Hot Dogs and Chips will be served. Last year we had more than 300 people!

Here’s the detailed schedule:

  • 5:00-5:45 pm = Hot Dogs & Chips
  • 5:30-5:45 pm = Early Trunk or Treat option for kids with special needs.
  • 5:45-6:15 pm = Trunk or Treat for all
  • 6:15-6:45 pm = games/face painting / cart rides

We look forward to seeing you! Everyone welcome!

Praise God for a Great Revival Week!

What a wonderful week we had with Chalk Artist Randy Davis leading our 2019 Revival Meeting!

Randy presented the Word of God each service with faithfulness and integrity, and then beautifully drove home the truth of God’s Word with an amazing chalk drawing. My life was challenged and strengthened by the messages, and I know many others expressed to me the same sentiment.

Several people indicated to me they had rededicated their lives to the Lord, and we praise God for, not only what He did in people’s hearts this week, but what He is going to continue to do in the days ahead.

It is so uplifting to see a servant of the Lord like Randy Davis. He willingly came and spent these days with us, following God’s leadership. This kind of selfless surrender to the Will of God is a great example to us all.

Thanks to all who came to these services and opened their hearts to the Lord, to hear from Him and to obey. Also, thanks so much to everyone who helped Randy unload and load his trailer. You are a great family of faith!

Pastor Brian

Annual Church Picnic – October 13, 2-7 PM; Fun, Food, Fellowship!

Join us for our annual Cornerstone Church Picnic at the Park, October 13, 2:00-7:00 PM at the Ellis-Porter Riverside Park.

We will have music and games, and there is a children’s playground nearby. We will gather at the big pavilion on top of the hill. The church will provide grilled meat. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and your own beverages.

We will eat at around 5:00 PM, with a brief devotional service to follow. Come and be a part of this informal, relaxing and enjoyable time of fellowship!

See Chalk-Artist Randy Davis, Sept. 15-18, Fall Revival!

I am so excited about our upcoming Fall Revival, September 15-18! We will have a very unusual, but powerful series of services featuring Nationally-known Chalk Artist Randy Davis.

Randy uses a large screen and draws a “hidden picture” ahead of each service. He then draws part of the picture as he shares the truth of God’s Word, intertwined with music during each service. At the conclusion of his message, Randy reveals the “hidden picture”, driving home the truth of the message.

Don’t miss this unique and powerful ministry for the five services, beginning Sunday Morning, September 15 at 10:30 am, and continuing each night at 7:00 pm.

A Church Pot-luck Fellowship Meal will be held on Sunday night, September 15 at 5:30 pm, and the church will provide supper on Wednesday Night, September 18, at 5:30 pm. A Nursery will be provided for each service for Children two and under. Please pray for Randy Davis as he prepares to come, and pray that God will use this week to change many lives and bring people to Jesus Christ!

Cornerstone Calls Mark Ritchey as Minister of Youth!

We are so excited to announce that Cornerstone has called Mark Ritchey to serve as Minister of Youth! Mark and his wife Heather are two of the finest people you will ever meet, and they have a great love for young people! They will officially begin their service July 16. I know God is going to use them greatly in the months and years ahead! Please pray for them as they get started in this great work. It is exciting to see God at work!

A big “thank you” to the Search Committee who worked so hard in this process, and to the Cornerstone family for taking this important step of faith!

Vacation Bible School 2019 a Tremendous Success! Thank You for Serving, Attending!

We ended up with a Total Enrollment of 182 for the week, and saw five children pray to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord! That makes all the effort far beyond worthwhile.

We also know that many seeds were planted in hearts and minds, seeds of the Gospel that will bear fruit in due time. It may be years in some cases. But God will take His Word and use it to change lives. We can trust Him to do that!

A big “thank you” to everyone who worked so hard to teach classes, do Recreation, prepare and serve the wonderful meals each night, clean up each evening, provide Security, lead Worship, drive the bus, provide the refreshments for Teachers and Workers, count the offering, Register those who attended, take photos and organize all the proceedings. Every one of you was vital to making VBS a great success! I am so proud of our church for working so hard to make VBS an outreach to all ages each year. It’s a rare thing today to see a church that offers classes for every age – from babies to adults. You make that possible through your willingness to serve.

We look forward to Vacation Bible School 2020! See you then!