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Weekly Update - 11/25/2022

Worship Service, this Sunday, November 27th
Senior Pastor, Billy Haines, will be kicking off the Advent Sermon Series, The Weary World Rejoices, and preaching out of Isaiah 35:1-10 on "Rejoice Because...God is Good". The blog can be viewed HERENote: Socially-distanced seating is by request only. Please email the office HERE and we will reserve seats for you.

Worship Service Livestream
Visit our YouTube Channel HERE. Sunday Resources can be found HERE and will be available by Friday afternoon at the latest. Each week we have an online host to assist in building community among those who are joining us online. Consider using a device that will allow you to participate in the chat.

 

Thank you Cornerstone for your participation! We delivered 180 boxes to the regional collection center last Sunday!

Advent begins this Sunday, November 27th. We encourage you to set aside time individually or as a family to focus on the birth of our Savior. Listed below are some resources that our staff recommends. Visit the table in the lobby to preview and/or purchase the book options.

Wonders of His Love - Champ Thorton

  • This daily devotional is perfect for busy families with younger children, through using pictures of Jesus from Isaiah's prophecies.
  • Click HERE for a preview.
  • Cost - $11.00

Come Let Us Adore Him - Paul Tripp

  • This daily devotional is a bit more advanced and best suited for families with middle school or older students.
  • Click HERE for a preview.
  • Cost - $10.00

The Coming of the King - J.C. Ryle

  • Daily devotional with a special focus on the "Second Advent" when Jesus will come again.
  • Click HERE for a preview.
  • Cost - $4.00

Advent Study

  • These weekly readings with discussion questions were created by At His Feet Studies.
  • Free copies will be available at church or download your own copy by clicking HERE.

Gospel of Luke 

  • There are 24 chapters in the book of Luke. Read one a day by yourself or with your family.

 

Christmas is coming! Read below to know what is happening at Cornerstone this Christmas season.

Advent Worship Services
"The Weary World Rejoices"
Sundays, November 27th through December 18th
In Person and Online at 10:00am

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services
In Person and Online at 4:00 & 6:00pm

Christmas Day "Unplugged" Worship Service
In Person Only at 10:00am

Christmas Invitation Bags
These gift bags are for you to invite a friend, relative, neighbor or coworker to join us this Christmas season. Each bag has a copy of The Case for Christmas, an invitation to Christmas services, and candy.

Digital Christmas Invitation
We have created an image that we would love for you to share on social media. You can download the image HERE, or you can share it directly from our Facebook Page HERE. Thank you in advance!

 

Men - Show off your axe throwing skills!
Friday, December 2nd from 7:00-9:00pm at Angry Jacks Axe Throwing Club, 985 E Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921. Cost is $40 to throw or $10 for spectators. Certified Lane Coaches instruct guests in the art of axe throwing with a focus on safety and proper technique. Open to men ages 21 and over. RSVP no later than TODAY, November 25th, to Pastor Dave HERE. Questions? Email Darryl King HERE.

 

Ladies' Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 3rd at 9:00am. Join us to celebrate the Christmas season. The morning will feature speakers exploring the Christmas story through the traditional nativity scene. Breakfast casseroles, fruit, and pastries will be served. The event is free, but registration is required. Please register HERE. This is a wonderful opportunity to reach out and invite a friend or neighbor.

 

Sunday, December 4th at 9:00am in Fellowship Hall
This is a special meeting to present the 2023 budget to the congregation. While we will still present an overview of the budget at our Annual Congregational meeting on December 11th, this special budget meeting will allow for an in-depth presentation and time for questions.

 

Sunday, December 11th at 9:00am in the Sanctuary
We will celebrate what God has done in and through Cornerstone this past year. Additionally, Rob Gregory, Ralph Jarrell, and George Pauley will be standing for re-election as ruling elders. Bios for all of these men are available on the website under Elders HERE. Jeff Scheidt and Craig Wellman will be standing for re-election as deacons. Jay Gallagher and Mark Rusinko will be standing for election as deacons. We will also be voting on corporation officers: Keith Green for president, Craig Wellman for secretary, and Jeff Scheidt for treasurer. Bios for all of these men are available on the website under Deacons HERE. A full agenda for the meeting is available in the office.

 

Sunday, December 11 at 9:00am in rooms 103 & 104
Games and activities for children 5th grade and younger. This event takes place during the Congregational Meeting and provides a place for the children to be while their parents are in the meeting.

 

Weekly general giving + online:  $22,808
Weekly budget requirement:  $21,307

YTD general giving budget requirement:  $1,001,412
YTD general giving + online:  $893,889
YTD deficit:  $107,523

YTD loan payoff giving:  $9,662

 

Cornerstone offers an online giving option through Vanco. You can give one-time or automatically-recurring donations through Vanco Online Giving or the Vanco Mobile App.

  • For Cornerstone's Vanco Online Giving Page, click HERE.
  • To download the free Vanco Mobile App click HERE for the Apple App store and HERE for the Google Play store.

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