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Newsletter May 20, 2016

Pastor's Corner  
 

Dear Friends,

After more than a year of prayer, searching and discerning, I’m happy to report to you that the Lord has raised up a man to serve on staff at Cornerstone as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Let’s give praise to God!

Matthew Elliott is coming to us from the Jackson, MS area. He is currently serving as the Assistant Camp Director at Twin Lakes Camp in Florence, MS. Twin Lakes is a ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS. My children have attended this camp for many summers and have personally benefited from Matthew’s ministry.  Matthew will be working directly with Pastor Russ in coming alongside parents to teach our covenant children as they grow in their knowledge and love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Matthew is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS with a Masters of Divinity and Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling. He will also be pursuing a Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology with a ThM minor in Apologetics and Worldview at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Matthew grew up as a child in a PCA church. He loves the local church and is excited to come along-side our families and leadership to help the next generation know and praise the Lord.  
Matthew’s duties at Twin Lakes will end in July and he will join us at the beginning of August. The Session is enthusiastic about the addition of Matthew to the Cornerstone staff to serve our young children and families. Please be in prayer for Matthew as he ministers faithfully this summer at camp and prepares to transition to Huntsville.  

By His grace and to His praise, your friend,
 
Wilson
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A Note of Thanks

“To the many members of the Cornerstone family who gave so graciously of their time in support of my family during the illness and untimely death of my beloved wife, Margaret Ann Lammons, known to many as Ann, I offer to you my most sincere and heartfelt thanks.”
    - Aubrey Lammons

Prepare for Worship
 
Worship Notes: May 22, 2016
  • This Sunday's sermon we are in a new section in Ephesians, that deals with our unity in Christ. This Sundaywe will explore the important of remembering the Gospel and how good it is, Ephesians 2:11-13. 
  • In preparation for the sermon: Ephesians 2:13 is one of the most glorious and moving summaries of the Gospel! 
  • A hymn for the week: He Will Hold Me Fast
  • Click here for this week's bulletin. 
  • We are podcasting! Catch up on sermons on iTunes.
  • We are LIVE STREAMING! Click here. 
Announcements

College Sunday School Class.  Welcome back college students! Please join us this summer for a study of the Gospel of Mark in the room off the fellowship hall, first floor.  

Women's Ministry Potluck Fellowship - All Cornerstone women are invited to the home of Emily Hinson for a salad potluck Sunday evening, May 22nd, at 6:00pm.    Click here to sign up for a goody to bring.

Cornerstone Youth Lake Day - June 4th at the Kimrey's Lake House. Visit cornerstone-pres.org/youth for more details.

Vacation Bible School - June 6-9, 2016.  The Scottish Sleuths and the Case of the Puzzling Parables.  Registration has begun.  Both children and volunteers need to complete a registration form. To volunteer please contact Hart Barham at hartbarham@gmail.com.

VBS Missions - New Hope Children’s Clinic - This clinic provides local, low cost medical care to needy children.  For our missions project this summer, we are collecting items that will be assembled and decorated by the children during the Missions Moment at VBS.  If you are able to donate any of the listed items, please do so by Sunday, June 5th in the large box located at the VBS table.  Items needed:  small shoeboxes or plastic containers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small bottles of sunscreen, hand sanitizer, small pack of crayons, no sugar added fruit juice boxes, peanut butter or cheese crackers, swim goggles, sunglasses, stickers, children books (used or new), stuffed animals (used or new).

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. Stay tuned for more details. 

 

 

Children's Ministry
Vacation Bible School -  June 6-9, 2016

Vacation Bible School - June 6-9, 2016.  The Scottish Sleuths and the Case of the Puzzling Parables.  Both children and volunteers need to complete a registration form.  It's not too late to register!  To volunteer, contact Hart Barham at

hartbarham@gmail.com.

Youth Ministry
Cornerstone Youth Lake Day - June 4th at the Kimrey's Lake House. Visit cornerstone-pres.org/youth for more details.

          

Prayer Requests

Healing - Please pray for the health of the following individuals:  Bill Baldwin, Bill and Dot Barnes (Carol Cox’s parents), Betty Carter (Dee Petcher’s stepmother), John Gassaway (Brian Gassaway’s father), Ann Keown, Valerie Lees (Debbie Jones’ & Anne Thompson’s mother), Craig Martin, Clare Purinton, Polly Ricks, Denise Sommers and Adam Williamson (Sean Williamson’s father).

Ministries:  Church Planting in Providence PresbyterySouthwood Presbyterian Church, General Assembly, June 20-24, in Mobile, AL, Matthew Elliott’s transition.

Pray for those caring for ailing parents.

Vacation Bible School!

 

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