Sermon Audio

March 25, 2012: Genesis 22:1-19 “Does God Provide or What?”

Speaker: Cornerstone Church member and Linn County Deputy Rob Taylor

Big Idea:  God Provides!!



Pastor Post: March 22, 2012

The Pastor Post is a bi-monthly update from Pastor Matt with a brief meditation as well as information on upcoming events in the life of Cornerstone Church.



March 22, 2012

Dear Church family,

We have lots of announcements; so please check them out below.

One of the things I’m most excited about this Holy Week is our combined Good Friday worship service with Northbrook Baptist Church on April 6 (7PM, more info below). This will be a neat opportunity for two different churches who love Jesus to worship the LORD together. Each church will probably learn some new songs. Each church will meet new people. Each church will have an opportunity to hear messages and testimonies from different folks. All these differences and new things have the potential of making someone uncomfortable. My encouragement to each one of us is to come with an open heart, willing to receive what the LORD might have for us. I look forward to this special worship services of 2 different bodies!! Please consider inviting friends to this special service.

More announcements:

Baby Shower Thursday March 29th  6:30 We will have a baby shower to bless Sara and Ramona Crandall. The Shower will be held  at Colleen Gardner’s in Central City. Dessert will be served.  Sara and Jonathan have all they need to care for baby number five.   Sara has requested freezer meals for their family or diapers as a gift.

Ladies Craft Night Thur. April 5 : Please join for fellowship at 7:00PM at MaryLou Erlacher’s home.  This is a great opportunity to invite a friend!

Good Friday Service – April 6, 7pm We will be joining the congregation of Northbrook Baptist Church 1700 Boyson Road.  Join us to glory in the cross of Christ through song, Scripture, devotions, testimonies, prayer and the Lord’s Supper. Childcare will be provided for children 4 and under (please RSVP to Lesia Stuelke by Monday April 1st to ensure sufficient staffing). Light refreshments and fellowship to follow.

Resurrection Sunday, April 8: An Easter brunch at 9:30am will precede our 10am worship service.

Sharing the True Meaning of Easter Outreach, April 1-5:  Have you been looking for an opportunity to tell others about Jesus?  Or have you ever wanted to share your faith with a bit more confidence?  Whether yes or no, please come to a 9am training next Sunday morning.  Then, we will encourage you to consider going out one evening of Holy Week to share the true meaning of Easter.  We will be going to Thomas Park from 6:30 – 7:30pm Sunday-Thursday April 1st -5th.  Even if you don’t want to talk to others, it would be great to have you come for prayer support or to listen. Bring your kids too.  Please talk to Jeff Olson or Gary Schultz if you have any questions or if you want to sign up.  Consider what the Lord did for us and please give Him an extra hour or two the first week of April.

Easter Sunday Mens Group: If you would like to join a group of men singing “Up from the Grave” on Easter Sunday, please contact Tony Weber. Practice will be Thursday March 29 and Thursday April 5 @ 6:15 pm at Weber’s.

Palm Sunday Processional April 1:  We would like to invite any of the children who would like to be involved in the Palm processional to meet in the flint room at 9:50 next Sunday.

Flowers to decorate the sanctuary Easter Sunday: We would appreciate anyone who would like to bring Easter Lilies to decorate the lobby and the sanctuary.

Thanks friends!

-Pastor Matt

Sermon Audio

March 18, 2012: Genesis 19 “The Hopelessness of Sodom”

Big Idea:  There is no hope in Sodom (but there is hope in Genesis 19!)


Holy Week 2012

We hope you will be able to be able to worship with us this Holy Week. Please mark these worship services on your calendar.

Sunday April 1: Any kids interested in our Palm Sunday processional will need to arrive at the church no later than 9:45AM.

Friday April 6, 7PM: We will be doing a combined Good Friday worship service with the congregation of Northbrook Baptist Church at their church facility, 1700 Boyson Ave. in Cedar Rapids.

Sunday April 8: See all the festivities below! These will be all held at our normal location of Collins Road Theater!

9:30AM: Easter Brunch

10AM: Resurrection Sunday Worship Service



Sermon Audio

March 11, 2012: Genesis 18:16-33 “Does God Act Unjustly?”

Big Idea:  ›Because of God’s character, the LORD’s perfect plans include perfect justice.