Congregational Update

OCTOBER 22nd

First time worshipping with us inside our building?  Watch this short video from Pastor Billy.

 

From Pastor Billy  |  22 October 2020

We have resumed our indoor worship services as we seek to move FORWARD TOGETHER this fall!

Thanks to a generous estate gift and the hard work of our volunteers, we’ve made some significant improvements to our sanctuary.  You’ll notice we have a new dual projection system which will allow us to seat people almost anywhere in the room (which is important as we practice social distancing).  We’ve also made some significant upgrades to our lighting which will greatly improve our livestream service.  And we are still at work with a few more updates including an expanded media room to house a second audio board which will also improve our livestream service. 

I recognize that not everyone in the congregation is ready to come back inside.  I want to encourage you to take your time in making a decision as to what is best for you and your family.  Know that your staff and elders remain committed to finding space for the worship of our God and for fellowship with one another.  We will continue to explore options — inside and outside of the box — to see this happen.

As we come back inside, please be sure to check out our Initial Indoor Service Guidelines.  We plan to evaluate these guidelines each week and may make some changes from Sunday to Sunday.

Here are a few important items to pay attention to as we move FORWARD TOGETHER:

 

-1- Masks are required the entire time you are inside the building Sunday morning.

We feel it is particularly important as we come back inside for the first time that everyone wear a mask the entire time they are inside the building.  This might change for future Sundays so stay tuned for more information.  Note that this does not apply to our children in children’s church who will be able to remove their mask once they are seated and socially distanced.

 

-2- There will be a few different spaces in the building to attend the service.

Based on the attendance at our outdoor worship services, we anticipate having plenty of room as we move inside.

Sanctuary: The service will be conducted as usual in this space.  We have an official capacity of 750 in here and with social distancing, we anticipate being able to hold about 175 people.

Fellowship Hall: We will have a livestream feed of the service in here.  This room has an official capacity of 250 and with social distancing, we anticipate being able to hold about 50 people.

Nursery Rooms: We have equipped 3 of our nurseries with a livestream of the service. Registration is not required but if you would like to reserve a room you can do so by emailing the office at office@cornerstonepca.com.

 

-3- Ushers will help you to your seats when you arrive.

We ask that you reserve the seats in the back for those at-risk so that they can be the first people dismissed at the end of the service.

 

-4- You will be dismissed at the end of service.

We ask that you not linger inside but enjoy fellowship outside the building at the conclusion of the worship service.  As the weather gets colder later this fall we will be working on plans for fellowship inside the building.

 

-5- You are invited to join us for our Outdoor Fellowship Time after the worship service.

Join us on the side lawn of the church closest to Gypsy Hill Road for our outdoor fellowship time.  We’ll have hot chocolate and music.  Masks are required if you cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance.

 

-6- Reminder that our Livestream Worship Service will continue indefinitely.

We remain committed to having a quality livestream worship service each Sunday regardless of whether we are inside or outside for the indefinite future.  Thank you to our volunteers who have worked hard each Sunday to make this happen!

 

And with everything let’s keep living out Philippians 2:3 ~

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

 

 

 

Weekly Bulletin

22 OCTOBER 2020

 

Indoor Worship Service this Sunday, October 25th – 10:00am

Social distancing and masks will be required inside. Indoor guidelines can be found HERE. Click HERE for more information, including a video from Pastor Billy.

 

NEW Outdoor Fellowship Time this Sunday

Immediately following the service on the side lawn of the church. We’ll have hot chocolate and music. Masks required unless you can maintain 6 feet of social distance.

 

Worship Service Livestream

We will be continuing to livestream the service and you can visit our YouTube Channel HERE. Sunday Resources can be found HERE.

 

NEW Online Chatroom Host

We are continuing to explore ways to build community amongst those who are joining us online. This Sunday Tim Malone will serve as our chatroom host. Consider using a device that will allow for you to participate in the YouTube chat.

 

Communion Will Be Celebrated Sunday, November 15th

We will be using pre-packaged elements.

 

Prayer for the Church Service

You are invited to group prayer for the church service on Sundays, from 9:30-9:45am, indoors in the hallway outside of Fellowship Hall.

 

Special Collection for Families in Need

We are collecting clothing and essential household items to bless the families of our Mighty Writer students using our building.  Click HERE for more information.

 

Classroom Helpers and Van Drivers Needed!

Cornerstone is partnering with the non-profit organization Mighty Writers to host at-risk elementary school students in our building as they do virtual learning through the Avon Grove School District.  We are in need of classroom helpers and van drivers. Watch this short video HERE to learn more. Email the office at office@cornerstonepca.com if you are interested in volunteering.

 

Operation Christmas Child

Boxes are available in the church lobby. Completed boxes are due back to church by November 22nd. For more information visit the Operation Christmas Child website HERE.

 

This Week’s Sermon Blog

Click HERE for this week’s sermon blog to accompany Pastor Billy’s sermon this Sunday on the 6th commandment.

 

Sound Team Help Needed

Please consider joining this important ministry! Help is needed on our team for both the in-person and online services. Contact Jaimie Macartney HERE for more information.

 

“Hinged @ Home”

Cornerstone Women’s Ministry invites all women to attend “Hinged @ Home.” For four weeks beginning Monday, October 26th, we will meet via Zoom or in-person to discuss the keynote sessions from at home conference on Ephesians taught by our PCA sisters. The cost is $25, but Cornerstone is covering the cost for the first 25 women who register! Options for meeting are Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom or in person at Cornerstone; or Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Michelle Llorens HERE for details.

 

Life Groups

Life Groups (formerly Home Groups) for the fall are underway! Check out the times and places HERE and contact the church office if you want to be connected.

 

COVID-19 Exposure

If you have attended any church event or been on the church property, and have a confirmed case of COVID-19, a suspected case, or had exposure (close contact within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) to a confirmed/suspected case, we ask that you notify the church office. We will keep your identity confidential from the congregation.

 

Cornerstone Connect Cafe

Our Cornerstone Connect Cafe is up and running for our high school students and their friends.  Students can connect to our internet, work on their school, socialize with their friends, and purchase snacks and beverages.  Parents are welcome to stop anytime.  Click here to see the hours of operation.  Questions?  Contact Tim Malone at tmalonestone@gmail.com.

 

Revised Green Phase Guidelines

Cornerstone’s Revised Green Phase Guidelines can be found here.  These guidelines apply to all church activities outside of our outdoor Sunday morning worship service.

 

Here to Help

The current circumstances we face have given us, as Christians, a unique opportunity to love those around us! The Mercy Ministries committee would like to help.  If you, or someone you know might use some help ranging from the loss of income to needing groceries – email the church office at office@cornerstonepca.com.  We would like to partner with people in the church to show the love of Christ in this uncertain time.

 

Ways to Give

Three options to continue to support the work of the church:

  1. In person on Sundays. A box is provided just inside the Sanctuary doors.
  2. You can give online HERE or by downloading the Give+ Church App.
  3. You can mail a check to:  P.O. Box 339, Kemblesville, PA 19347. Thank you for your continued giving!

 

Sunday Resources

We will posting all our resources connected with our Sunday morning worship service on our Sunday Resources page. You’ll find a number of resources including our weekly bulletin, children’s bulletins, children’s sermon guide, sermon outline, sermon blog, and sermon discussion questions.

 

Stay Connected to Us

  • Weekly Emails

We send out a weekly Notes from the Office email. If you would like to be added to our distribution list email us at office@cornerstonepca.com.

  • Text Announcements Now Available

We sent out an email with instructions on how to sign up to receive text announcements from us. If you did not receive an email from the church, please email the office at office@cornerstonepca.com and we will send you instructions on how to sign up for texting announcements.

  • Facebook

We now have a Public Facebook Page (click HERE to like or follow) and a Private Facebook Group (click HERE to join the group). The page will be where we post upcoming events, information, and highlight ministries in the church. This is a great place to invite friends and family to learn more about Cornerstone. The group is intended to promote community within the congregation of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.

 

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