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Pastor Post (9/21/2023) Church family, My daughter asked me last week, “Dad, if I invite someone to church and they say no, can I still put an acorn in the tree in the foyer?” And I said, “Of course; we’re celebrating whenever we make an invitation, not only if someone responds to it.” So, if you […]

Pastor Post: Church News

Pastor Post Church News (9/15/2023) Dear Church Family,  I trust that the fall routine is coming into focus. It has been great to consider together how we can invite people to great things. Maybe you’ve done some inviting this week into your community. Be sure to let us know by text (319-382-6424) or email ( […]

Pastor Post: Invite People to Great Things

Pastor Post Invite People to Great Things (9/1/2023) Church family, This past Sunday a middle schooler ran up during the potluck to show me she had texted a friend to church. She asked, “So, can I put an acorn in the tree?” And I was like, “Of course!” I heard a new family (almost entirely unchurched) […]

Pastor Post: Good Problems (8/24/2023)

Pastor Post Good Problems (8/24/2023) Cornerstone Family, First off, I want to thank the saint who gave me this new T-shirt. I agree with every word… Second, we have church problems.  We’re running out of parking spots (only 3 out front this past Sunday). We’re running out of seats. We’re running out of rooms (a Sunday School […]

Pastor Post: August 17, 2023

Dear Church Family, This Sunday, we will end our summer sermon series in Romans. Next, we’ll turn our sights on Sunday morning to a 6 week biblical theology sermon series. We will study the ways God calls us, summons us, and invites us. We will marvel at God’s invitations so that we might magnify Him in […]

Pastor Post: 6/15/2023

Dear family, 1) First off, thanks for praying for our daughter yesterday. Charity is in full recovery and her prognosis is great after the bone has been reset. 2) Second, thank you for praying for the Elder Retreat; I look forward to sharing some of the passionate hopes of these shepherd leaders in the coming weeks […]

Christian Resources for Pride Month

May this link help you and your family navigate this month with truth and love, with an eye to glorifying our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Pastor Post: 5/25/2023

Dear Church, Would you join me in praying that God fulfills Proverbs 11:10 in Marion and Cedar Rapids? “When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.” Our cities benefit when God’s people act for righteousness, justice, and goodness. We are to seek the peace and prosperity of our cities (Jer. […]

On the Passing of Rev. Timothy Keller (5/19/23)

Dear leaders and friends, I chose not to offer hagiography this past Sunday over the passing of Rev. Timothy Keller. He met his Maker on Friday May 19. That being said, he has helped me know God, understand the gospel, and treasure Christ more than any contemporary pastor (that I’ve never actually met). Keller exhibited […]

Pastor Post: April 13, 2023

Church Family, Jesus’ resurrection proclaims victory over sin, death, and hell to all who repent and believe. It was a sweet joy to celebrate Christ’s resurrection with you this past Sunday. David Gardner reported that we had the highest worship attendance in Cornerstone’s history. A big thank you to the 23 car owners who parked in our […]

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