Have you extended an invitation lately?

Have You Extended an Invitation Lately? (10/26/2023)  Reminder: If you invite someone, please drop an acorn in our tree (sitting on the offering table). You can also email invite@cornerstone-marion.org or text 319.382.6424. We’ll then drop an acorn in for you.  Our goal: 1,000 invitations by June 1. 1,000 seeds planted. Please join us! 

Prayer Service and Shared Meal Next Week

Dear Church Family,

We’re very excited for our time of prayer as a church family on Wednesday October 18th. Unless your small group leader has stated otherwise, please plan to join us for this midweek meeting instead of an evening small group next week. Midweek morning meetings will still meet. Remember there’s a meal at 6PM, and then come ready to join our “unplanned worship and prayer service.”

What in the world is “an unplanned service?” or maybe you wonder “How do I prepare for an unplanned service?”

First, understand that this gathering was planned intentionally to have “no plan.” This does not mean it was not prepared for by its organizers. In fact, we have even done 2 dry (smaller) runs to cast our vision.
We also want you to come prepared. Consider what God has been teaching you and be willing to share a verse or a word that captures that.
Ask yourself in advance: Is God placing someone on your heart to pray for? Are there prayers of praise ringing in your mind? Would you be willing to pray upfront and prepare to obey God’s urgings? How would you like the church to pause and pray for our city, our church, those who don’t know Christ, etc.?
Our music team for the night will be made up of two members who are prepared to play/sing anything in the Cornerstone library. This consists of all the songs we sing on our Sunday mornings in our repertoire. You may request any of these songs, so be mindful ahead of time. What song do you believe would help you and our church worship and petition God together?
Please come prepared to extend grace to the (1) The music and tech that might not flow perfectly; (2) To your brothers and sisters as we use our gifts to serve each other; (3) to yourself so you don’t get so preoccupied with having to say or pray just right.
We are excited to see how the Spirit will lead!

– Sarah Messer (worship planning team)

Pastor Post

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 (invite@cornerstone-marion.org) […]

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. https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/article/christian-resources-for-pride-month/

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. […]

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