May 14, 2012
Dear Church Family,
It has been a spectacular school year. We have seen new individuals and families become a part of the Cornerstone Church family. We’ve seen individuals trust Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior. The whole body (and particularly the Vision Team) labored faithfully to seek God’s face for our future. God is bringing in a harvest. Keep praying, keep serving, our labors in the LORD are not in vain.
At the same time, the year has been filled with moments of sorrow and pain. We’ve seen close friends go through illness and death. We’ve seen loved ones struggle through difficult marriages and relationships. I’m thankful that at these moments that we have Christ’s church to offer support and solace. I’m thankful for a church that deeply cares for one another.
Christ promised, “In this world you will have trials and tribulation, but take heart I have overcome the world.”
A look ahead…
This Sunday May 20th…Back by Popular Demand!! Rob Taylor will be preaching from Genesis 32. Keep him in your prayers as he labors over God’s Word and prepares to speak with God’s people. I’m so thankful for Rob’s passion to study and proclaim God’s Word. He models the heart of Ezra: “For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel” (Ezra 7:10, NIV). We’ll also be blessed as Jeff Olson leads us through the Lord’s Supper.
“Drinking Deeply in Dark Days” — Summer Series: Starting June 3 our church family will begin traveling through the Psalms. We invite and encourage every person to grab a Reading Guide so we can all read together the 150 psalms. Also, we encourage every person at Cornerstone Church (teenagers included) to identify one person to pray with on a somewhat weekly basis throughout the summer (more details to come). Call someone today and ask them if they will be your summer 2012 Prayer Partner.
Church in the Park, June 17: We will be having Church in the Park on June 17. Our worship service will start at 10AM in downtown Marion at the Depot. Bring your own picnic lunch for after the service. There will be no Sunday School, Nursery or Children’s Church. Bring chairs, a blanket, activities for kiddos (as needed), and dress for the weather.
Privileged to serve with you,