Cornerstone Presbyterian Church
Newsletter - September 16, 2016

  A congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, Founded 2013

Dear Parents (but really everybody!),

This Sunday's text in Ephesians brings up a subject about which I'm VERY uncomfortable preaching: sexual immorality. The reason why I'm so uncomfortable preaching this text is because we have so many little ones in our congregation and I'm anxious about introducing "new" concepts to them. I am going to strive to keep the sermon rated G, but the truth is this passage is rated PG-13. Please pray for me as I try to be faithful to the text yet sensitive to young ears in our congregation.

This passage is one that I would not likely select on my own to preach but this is why preaching expositionally is so important.  It forces us to deal with topics and subjects that make us uncomfortable. The truth is sexual immorality is a HUGE issue - not just in the culture - but in the Church. If we, the body of Christ, want to grow in holiness and righteousness, then this is an area we must address as it impacts our walk with Christ. 

If this is an area in which you are struggling and you need counsel, please contact me or one of the elders. We would love to help you in your walk with Christ as you strive for purity and holiness. But most of all, I pray that we will all be assured that Jesus is the answer to our struggle! He died for specific sins so that we might have new life in the Spirit. “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”  (Romans8:13 ESV) I'm praying for you as we fight this good fight together. May God help us as we do so.

Ladies, I want to remind you about an important event coming up. Cornerstone, along with Valley and Christ PCA, is hosting a women's ministry conference on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th. Speaker and author, Aimee Byrd, will be a great encouragement to you. Click here to register.

See you Sunday!

by His grace and to His praise,  

Preparation for Worship-September 18th
  • This Sunday sermon: Ephesians 5:3-7, The Christian Walk: Not Even a Hint
  • In preparation for the sermon: "Let no-one say that doctrine does not matter! Good conduct arises out of good doctrine. It is only when we have grasped clearly who we are in Christ, that the desire will grow within us to live a life that is worthy of our calling and fitting to our character as God’s new society." ~ John R. W. Stott
  • Click here for this week's bulletin. 
  • We are podcasting! Catch up on sermons on iTunes.
  • We are LIVE STREAMING! Click here. 
Wilson's Weekly
  • “I want my sons to grow up believing that a grown man singing is one of the most natural sounds in the world.”Dad Enough to Sing
  • For a treasure-trove of resources on sexual purity, please visit: 

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

FOUNDATIONS Wednesday-Sept. 21st. -  If you will be joining us for dinner, please complete the reservation card each week located in the chair pockets in the sanctuary and place it in the offering plate.  You may also e-mail Pastor Russ at no later than Tuesday at noon.  The cost for dinner is $5/person; $15 max/family.  Dinner is served beginning at 5pm; classes begin at 6pm.

New Adult Seminar beginning Oct. 12th - “What is Covenant Theology and Why is it important in the Christian Life?”

Fall Women's Conference - September 23-24 at Christ Presbyterian Church- Hampton Cove.  Cost is $10.  Tickets are still available online and on sale Sunday following the worship service.

Cornerstone Dove Shoot (sponsored by Cornerstone's Men’s Ministry) - Next Sunday, Sept. 25th at 2pm at the Bayless farm located about 12 miles south of the Tennessee River.  Tickets available today and the next Sunday following our worship service and on weekdays through the church office by Wednesday, Sept. 21st.  Costs:  $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16.   Ticket price includes snacks, drinks, and door prizes.  Please invite a guest!  **Alabama Hunting License required for anyone 16 years old and older.  A Gun safety orientation and short program will be provided for all hunters (big and small).

Churchwide BBQ and Blues Picnic at the Kauffman’s - Sunday, October 16th, 4-7pm.  Invite your friends who do not have a church home.

Upcoming Women's Ministry Events

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  Tickets will also be on sale in the narthex Sunday morning.

Opportunities To Serve

Disaster Relief Service Opportunity - Over the next few weeks, we will be collecting items to aid the relief effort in Louisiana.  At the completion of our collection effort, we will personally deliver the items to the Mission to North America warehouse in Rome, GA.  Click here for a list of the items needed and to learn about other ways you can help, please contact Kyle Mosier at (256) 658-1050 or or visit:

Employment Needs:  We have an opportunity to assist one of our regular church and Sunday School attenders in need of a job. This is a need for temporary employment through the end of the year before entering the US Army.  Please contact Bill Sneed by phone at (256) 881-1958 or by e-mail at if you need for additional details and information or if you might be aware of any potential job opportunities.

Prayer Requests

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

Please remember Kendall Junen’s family in your prayers in the passing of his father, Leo Junen last weekend. 

Pray for church members caring for family:  John Bise, Carol Cox, Bryan Gassaway, Debbie Jones, Mark Hundscheid, Alan Patterson, Dee Petcher, and Sean Williamson

Pray the Lord would raise up a church planter for a new PCA church in Scottsboro.

Ministries:  Lincoln Village Ministry, Talucah Presbyterian Church - Valhermoso Springs, AL, Officers’ Meeting Tuesday night

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

Please contact the church office 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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