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Newsletter March 20, 2015

Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,

Spring is finally here! As I write this to you, I'm looking out the window of my office at a half-dozen bradford pear trees bursting with white flowers. I'm very thankful for the mild weather and the chance to be outside!
 
Speaking of being outside, we will have our second annual Spring Picnic at Monte Sano on Sunday, May 3rd after church. I hope you can join us for this wonderful time of fellowship in God's creation.
 
It's hard to believe that Easter is upon us. For this reason, during Holy Week, we are going to take a break from our sermon series on Kingdom Living and look further in the Gospel of Matthew and view Easter through his eyes.  Our study of Easter Through the Eyes of Matthew will begin on Palm Sunday, continue with a special communion service on Good Friday at 7pm, and wrap up with the joy of Easter morning. We will see Jesus as A Humble King, A Serving King, and A Risen King.
 
One last thing to note, on June 8-12, 2015 the 43rd annual PCA General Assembly will be held just a short drive away from Huntsville in Chattanooga, TN. I'm very thankful that GA will be so close to home to ease the travel burden for many in the South. I mention this to you so that you can begin praying for the work of our denomination, but also to invite you to worship at GA that week. One of my favorite parts of GA is the evening worship that will take place on TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday of that week. This large gathering of five thousand plus believers from across the PCA is such a great reminder of how vast, diverse, and connected the Lord Jesus' Church truly is. Please plan to attend that week if you can. 
 
The theme for the Assembly is Anchored in Christ - Active in Culture. This truly is the hope and prayer for our denomination as we seek to be "Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ." To learn more about GA please visit: http://www.pcaac.org/general-assembly/. I will share more details as the time gets closer. 
 
In Christ, your pastor,
 
Wilson
 
Worship Notes for Sunday, March 22:
  • Our brother Ralph Keel will be preaching this Sunday on "Life Questions". Please be in prayer for Coach Keel. 
  • As responsive reading and confession of faith, we will use the first question of the Heidelberg Catechism which asks, Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death? A. That I am not my own, but belong body and soul, in life and in death to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him. (The Heidelberg Catechism, Question 1). This is a wonderful truth of the faith! This catechism question would be well worth your time memorizing and meditating on with your family. 
  • "To Live is Christ" is a new song that will be sung during the offertory this SundayClick here to listen
  • Click here to access this Sunday's bulletin.
 

                                                                              

Prayer Concerns

Church Facility - Please continue to pray for the Lord’s guidance in 2015 as we seek a solution for our church facility needs.

Pray for healing - Bill Baldwin, Ann Keown, Kevin Lammons

Pray for those serving overseas - Noah Evans - Afghanistan

Please pray for persecuted Christians by ISIS.

Pray for our expectant mothers - Katie Park and Ashley Poppe

Pray for sister PCA church - The Village Church - Huntsville, AL

Pray for Local Ministry -  NE Alabama Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Pray for CPC Ministry Nursery Workers

Send your prayer requests to Cynthia Keen at office@cornerstone-pres.org or call the church office.




Announcements

Children’s Choir - Practice Sunday at 10:45.  This will be our last rehearsal for the Palm Sunday service.

Cornerstone Men’s Softball Team - Sign up: old and young, novice and pro.  All are welcome!  Sign up in Sunday School or contact Brett Davenport with questions: wbdaven@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible School - Save the date!  July 13-17  Our theme for this summer will be "The Scottish Sleuths and The Case of the Hidden Hero.”  Please contact Lauren Davenport if you are able to volunteer and serve our children in this ministry at laurenhdavenport@hotmail.com.

Young Business Leaders Young Professionals Forum - Friday, April 17th at 11:30am at Aegis Technologies Inc.  (410 Jan Davis Dr., Huntsville, AL   35806)    Our speaker is Alan “Skeets” Simonis, President of First Protective Financial.  Skeets will be speaking on  "The Importance of Forgiveness in our Every Day Relationships —at Work and at Home".  Lunch will be catered by Little Paul's BBQ.  Cost is $5.00.  Registration is required on or before Tuesday, Apr. 14th by email at bob@yblhsv.org or by phone at 256-882-6003. 

Good Friday Communion Service - Please join us April 3rd at 7pm at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  A nursery will be provided.

Church-wide Picnic -  Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 3rd!  Immediately following Sunday School at Monte Sano State Park.

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