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Cornerstone Presbyterian Church
Newsletter - August 12, 2016

  A congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, Founded 2013

Dear Friends,
 
This is a busy time in your life and the life of Cornerstone. I am praying for you and your family as many of us start back school and activities with our children. 

During this busy season, I want to encourage you not to neglect your spiritual growth. For some reason, our walk with Christ seems to be the first thing to go when life gets busy. It should not be that way! Our spiritual growth should be at the top of our priority list! This is not my idea, but God's idea (Deut. 6). To help you with this, please see the resources listed below.  In addition, this Sunday I will be preaching on Maturing in Christ. I hope this will be an encouraging and practical word for you from Ephesians.

I also want you to consider joining us for Foundations this Fall, beginning August 24th. We hope this time to be a "foundational" part of you and your family's spiritual growth. The children will be learning catechism, the youth will have an opportunity to learn and serve, and our adults will have opportunities to serve and grow in their faith as well. Click here for more info. 

Finally, this Sunday we will have our first called congregational meeting since I was called to be the Senior Pastor. This will be an important time for our church family as we take care of some administrative items as well as learn about the bright future of our church. If you have not had a chance to do so, please review the corporation documents that can be found here. All members are encouraged to attend - even children who are communing members! Children who are not communing members can join Matthew Elliott for a time of fun and fellowship during the congregational meeting. 

See you Sunday!


Your friend and pastor,

Wilson
Wilson's Weekly
This Sunday I will be preaching from Ephesians 4:14-16 on Maturing in Christ. Here are some resources that can help you with your Christian growth. 
Prepare for Worship-August 14th
  • This Sunday sermon: Ephesians 4:14-16, Maturing in Christ
  • In preparation for the sermon: "Jesus told us to have a child-like fait, one that trusts him completely, but not achildish faith, one that remains ignorant and weak in the things of God." - Richard Phillips 
  • A hymn for the week: Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)
  • Click here for this week's bulletin. 
  • We are podcasting! Catch up on sermons on iTunes.
  • We are LIVE STREAMING! Click here. 


A n n o u n c e m e n t s

Communion - We will observe the sacrament of communion this Sunday during worship.  Please prepare your hearts.

Congregational Meeting this Sunday immediately following the worship service.  Youth and communing children (members) are encouraged to remain in the sanctuary for the meeting.  Children ages 3-9 will gather in the Children’s Assembly Room upstairs across from the Kindergarten classroom.  Parents may pick them up at the conclusion of the meeting in the Fellowship Hall where they will have refreshments and fun activities.

New Sunday Schedule - Beginning next Sunday, August 21st, our new worship time will be 9:30am; Sunday School at 10:45am.

Youth Pool Party - Sunday, August 21st at the Hinsons from 5-7pm.

Promotion Sunday - Next Sunday, August 21st.  The new class divisions are:  Preschool (3’s), Preschool (4’s), Kindergarten, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th. 

New Members’ Class - If you are interested in joining or learning more about Cornerstone, please join us August 21, 28, Sept. 4, 11.  We will meet in the College Classroom downstairs during the Sunday School hour.  To register, please e-mail the church office at office@cornerstone-pres.org.

Communicants’ Class - A communicant’s class for children interested in joining Cornerstone will be offered beginning Sunday, August 21st.  A parent must attend the class with each child.  The class will be on Sundays, 4-5pm. To register your child please email the church office at  office@cornerstone-pres.org.

FOUNDATIONS! - New Wednesday night ministry at Cornerstone beginning August 24, 2016. Please make plans to join us for food, fellowship and foundations in God's Word this Fall. There will be discipleship opportunities for children, students and adults.

Wednesday night Foundations meals - Volunteers are still needed to help with Foundations meals on Wednesday nights beginning August 24th. We would like to have 4-6 teams of 2 people working together so you would just serve your meal 2-3 times for the 12 week Fall schedule.  The meals are pre-planned, very simple, kid friendly and mostly bought.  All paper products and drinks are provided.  Responsibilities would be to purchase and serve the meal for the group.  We are trying to make it as easy as possible and you would work with a partner.  Please contact Gail Kimrey if you could volunteer at Kimrey6@comcast.net.

INFOCUS Ministry UAH -  The INFOCUS international college student ministry is in urgent need of donations of used bicycles which can be refurbished and given to new international students at this year’s “Welcome to U.S.A.” picnic which will be held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on August 20, 2016. Such a gift can show Christ’s love to these students by helping to meet their need for on-campus transportation. Please contact Earl & Jean Wells @ 256-882-6603 for further information and to arrange a pickup.

Young Business Leaders - Please join us for our Summer Luncheon, Friday, August 19th at 11:30 at The Jackson Center. Jack Alexander will speak on "The Cup, The Sleeve, and The Napkin: contrasting the popular notion of “success” with humility and servanthood. For detailed information, please click here.  Registration is required by Monday, August 15th by calling the YBL office at (256) 882-6003 or through email at: bob@yblhsv.org.  Tickets are $25/ea.  Tables of 8 are $200. Mail checks to: YBL/ 1111 Gleneagles Dr., Suite D/ Huntsville, AL 35801. *The program will conclude by 1:00pm.

Upcoming Women's Ministry Events

Fall Ladies’ Bible Study - Please join us this Fall for Jen Wilkin’s study of I Peter: A Living Hope In Christ.  Registration cards can be found in the narthex and the adult Sunday School classrooms.  The morning study will begin Tuesday, September 6th, and evening study will begin August 24th during Foundations.

Fall Women's Conference featuring speaker Aimee Byrd - September 23-24 at Christ Presbyterian Church-Hampton Cove.   To register or for more information, please visit the website or contact Risha Hoover at risha.hoover@gmail.com.  

2016 PCA Transformed Conference - September 9-10 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.  See the website for more information.


Prayer Requests

Healing - Please pray for the health of the following individuals:  Bill & Betty Baldwin, Dianne Brown, Glynn Dupre’, Ann Keown and Aubrey Lammons.

Pray for church members caring for family:  Carol Cox, Jack Duncan, Bryan Gassaway, Debbie Jones, Mark Hundscheid, Dee Petcher and Sean Williamson

Alan and Terry Ware - Praise the Lord for the birth of their grandson, Lucas Ray Bean.

Ministries:  Choose Life of North Alabama, Grace Fellowship Presbyterian Church-Albertville, Session and Diaconate

Pray for our expectant mothers: Esther Cook, Ashley Poppe and Melissa Trotter

 

The Cornerstone Newsletter is a weekly publication emailed each Friday. 
 
To notify the church office of church members in the hospital or of births and deaths, or if you have a change of address or name, please contact Cynthia Keen at office@cornerstone-pres.org or 256-489-4625.
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