Cornerstone Presbyterian Church
Newsletter - December 9, 2016

  A congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, Founded 2013

Dear Friends, 
Christmas is a fun time of year at Cornerstone. We have many activities and services designed to be a blessing to our church family. I wanted to comment on a few of these opportunities.

This year we will hold our Second Annual Cornerstone Family Christmas. This event is for the whole church. Join us on Sunday evening, December 18th at 6pm as we have some fun through singing and music as well as an extended time of fellowship. I can't wait to hear the Twelve Days of Christmas sung by YOU as we all jump in to sing this classic together.

Many of our members have expressed a desire to serve other members in our congregation.  Please join us as we bless some of our members on Wednesday, December 21st as we will go caroling to several homes of some of our church family. This promises to be a wonderful time of fellowship and service. 

Finally, with Christmas Day and New Year's Day falling on Sunday this year, we adjusted our holiday worship schedule a bit.  In order for our families to still enjoy time together Christmas morning, our worship service will be at 10:30am with no Sunday School. On New Year's day, we will be back to our regular worship service time at 9:30am, but there will be no Sunday School. Also, don't forget our Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 6:00pm. Come early to make sure you get a seat with your family! 

See you Sunday for the third Sunday of Advent!

by His grace and to His praise, 

       Preparation for Worship-December 11th
  • This Sunday sermon: The Incarnation in John: Jesus, The Glory of God, John 1:1-18
  • In preparation for the sermon: “This union of two natures in Christ’s one person is doubtless one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian religion.” - J.C. Ryle
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Wilson's Weekly

Cornerstone Christmas Schedule

Dec. 18      Cornerstone Family Christmas                                6:00pm

Dec. 21      Family Christmas Caroling                                        6:00pm

Dec. 24     Candlelight Christmas Eve Service                          5:00pm

Dec. 25     Christmas Day Worship Service                              10:30am      (No Sunday School)

Christmas Fun
with Pathfinders & Trail Blazers!


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

Communion - We will observe the Sacrament of Communion this Sunday.  Please prepare your hearts.

Christmas Poinsettias - If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory of or honor of a loved one, please complete the order form located in the sanctuary chair pockets, attach your payment and place it in the offering plate.

Church Office Closings - Christmas:  Monday & Tuesday, December 26th & 27th.  New Year’s:  Monday, January 2nd.

Cornerstone Family Christmas - Next Sunday, December 18th at 6:00pm.  We will gather as a church family for singing and fellowship along with cookies and hot chocolate. Invite friends to join us for a great time of fun and fellowship.  Please bring your favorite sweet or savory Christmas treat to share and a gift for ChooseLife Ministry.  We are collecting new items such as: baby blankets, infant clothes, onesies, baby bathtubs and pack-n-plays.

Church Family Christmas Caroling - 6pm-7pm, Wednesday, December 21st.  We will meet at the church for hot chocolate and cookies at 6pm.  We will visit some of our home-bound families for caroling.  RSVP to Matthew Elliott at if you are planning to participate.  This is open to all.

Rocket City Men’s Rally -Friday, January 20, 2017. Register at

Youth Retreat @ CampToKnowHim - Pisgah, AL. Jan. 20-22, 2017.  Contact Jessica Zambie for more information at  Deadline to register is next Sunday, December 18th.

Cornerstone Women’s Retreat  - Feb. 10-11, 2017, in Mentone, AL.

Prayer Requests

Healing - Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Bill & Betty Baldwin, Ann Keown and Katie Park.

Pray for church members caring for family - Carol Cox, Wendy Dillon, Bryan Gassaway, Debbie Jones, Mark Hundscheid, Lori Nelson, Alan Patterson, Randy and Dee Petcher, Earl and Jean Wells, Sean Williamson and Susan Wilson.

Ministries -  INFOCUS Ministry at UAH, Grace Presbyterian Church-Fort Payne, Home-bound members

Praise God for the rain!

Pray for our expectant mothers - Esther Cook, Rebecca Gassaway and Melissa Trotter

Please contact the church office by Thursday for changes or additions to the prayer requests.

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 or 256-489-4625.
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