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December 9th, 2018

Joys

  • Over 400 people enjoyed the message of Christmas through the work of Worship Arts Director Marvin Easter, our Music Ministry Assistants, and our choirs during this past Sunday’s “Christmas at Cornerstone”. To God be the glory!
  • For the hard work of the Strategic Team as they share their thoughts and suggestions with Session and Staff. May they be blessed.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the following:

  • Mike McLaughlin and family in the loss of Chris. For God’s peace and comfort to be deeply theirs.
  • Mike Wiseman as he continues to undergo treatment for a serious infection in his foot and moves to Kenton Manor for 4-6 weeks of rehab.
  • Betty Schmidt as she regains her strength at Grace Point.
  • Mick Holmes and Doug Graff as they rehab at home following heart surgery.
  • Jodi Young in the death of her father in recent weeks. And for her husband, Chris as he recovers from a knee replacement.
  • Amber Sauer, niece of the Tom Binder family, as doctors treat her aggressive cancer with both radiation and chemo.
  • Donna Davison as she recovers from back surgery this past Wednesday.
  • Sandy and Chuck Jack as they move through this season with Sandy’s ALS. For the whole family to experience the love and comfort and strength of Jesus.
  • The college students as they travel home or rejoin their families for Christmas break.
  • The caregivers in our midst as they move through long seasons of being alongside ailing family members.

If you have a prayer request, please email the church prayer chain directly at prayerchain@csgreeley.org. You may also call the office at 970.352.3030.

In Need of Prayer?
There is a prayer team available between services just outside the Prayer Sanctuary door for anyone needing prayer.

Community Connect

Pastor Search Team
The Session has nominated the following individuals to serve on our Pastor Search Team: Bill Hoyt, Mick Holmes, Sharon Kurz-Wagner, Pam LaPorte, Alex Murphy, and John Trull. A brief congregational meeting will be held immediately after the Dec 30 worship service for a vote of affirmation of these members. Please contact the Session prior to Dec 30 if you have concerns. The Session is very grateful for all who volunteered for this significant task. Please pray for God’s clear and gracious guidance as the team works to select our lead pastor.

Year-End Donations
Thank you for your faithful and prayerful financial support of Cornerstone Community Church. Please remember that donations must be DELIVERED or POSTMARKED on or before December 31, 2018, in order to be claimed as a charitable donation for 2018. Please contact Brian Underwood at 352.3030 with questions.

Worship and Music 

Advent Worship Services
Dec. 23 & 30- One Service at 10am

Christmas Eve Services
~ 4pm Family Service
~ 8pm Candlelight service with choir, bells, and extended prelude

Missions

Thank you for your generous gifts for Angel Tree and for those willing to deliver the gifts. Many children were blessed.

Thank you to those who baked and volunteered for the Second annual Cookie Walk to benefit the 2019 Habitat Faith Build.

Dos Rios teachers have asked for volunteers to help them clean up on Friday, December 21st. There will be no students, just teachers to help. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Any amount of time will be helpful.

Our Prayer Focus for December is Deacons, Facilities Team and Mission Team. Monthly gatherings will resume in January.

Youth

Grades 6-12 | Sunday am classes will resume on January 6.

Grades 9-12 |Sunday night youth group will resume on January 6.
High Altitude winter camp is Feb. 15-17. Sign up here.

Grades 6-8 | Wednesday night youth group will resume on January 9.
Snowbound winter camp is Jan. 18-20. Sign up here by Jan. 6.

Girls Bible study on Saturdays from 4-6 pm at John Galt – contact Rachel for more info 970-702-5627.

Children

Sunday School Classes | We are resting over Advent, so there is no Sunday school. Thank you to all our Sunday school teachers who work so hard to teach and guide our children all school year!

Children’s Church| We are creating space to listen to Jesus during this busy Advent season. Children are learning the Christmas story, wondering about it, and responding to the story as God leads them.

December 9th, 2018

Joys

  • For the $19,772 sent to World Vision by Cornerstone and a matching amount donated. Water wells for those with no clean water!
  • We rejoice with those able to join us again in Worship following surgeries, procedures, and rehab. To God be the glory for all He is doing in us and through us as a community of faith.
  • A new grandchild for Jerry and Linda Felte. Easton Patrick Miller was born to their daughter Kendra and husband, Ryan on 11/12/18.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the following:

  • Bob Schmidt, George Moore and Betty Birleffi, all are in various stages of rehabilitation following falls. They are each at Grace Pointe.
  • Amber, niece to the Tom Binder family, as she moves through serious cancer treatments for several weeks. For cards, her address is: 25226 Weld County Rd. 17 1/2 Milliken, CO. 80543.
  • Those experiencing their first Christmas season without a loved one.
  • Our elderly as they go about daily life during winter’s weather.
  • Mick Holmes as he continues to rest and heal from heart bypass surgery.
  • All of our “caregivers” living daily life with family members in need of continuous care.
  • Our ministry through cards to be active toward those in difficult places during this holiday season.

If you have a prayer request, please email the church prayer chain directly at prayerchain@csgreeley.org. You may also call the office at 970.352.3030.

In Need of Prayer?
There is a prayer team available between services just outside the Prayer Sanctuary door for anyone needing prayer.

Community Connect

Color with us! We invite you to release your inner child and help us make Advent banners. For the next few weeks, we’ll have extra-large coloring sheets in the atrium for everyone to color together. As they are completed, we’ll hang them in the sanctuary as part of worship.

Fellowship Lunch Christmas Luncheon is this Thursday, Dec. 13th at noon in the Celebration Center. Please join us, and bring a neighbor for a wonderful holiday meal, great fellowship, and music by Anita McSwain, Greg Kuenning, Brian Underwood, and Mary Haight, as well as a Christmas carol sing along. Cost is $9. Please make a reservation (for planning purposes) by signing up in the Atrium or calling the church office at 352-3030.

Operation Christmas Child Packaging
Ages 13 and up are welcome to join us at the Operation Christmas Child processing center in Denver on Friday, December 14th. Our shift at the center will be from 3-7 pm. We will meet at the Church Parking lot at 1:30 pm and plan to return to the Church around 9:00 pm.  Click here for more info and to sign-up.

Thank you
Dear church family, Once again we are grateful for your care for us in this season of healing. As we have read your cards and eaten your delicious meals, we have prayed that God would bless you for blessing us. Thank you for caring and praying. In His love, Tom and Grace Brotherton

Worship and Music 

Christmas at Cornerstone Concert – THIS SUNDAY-  December 9th- 4:00 p.m
Join us for our annual concert of Christmas music featuring the Chancel Choir, handbells, soloists and guest musicians. This year’s concert is “Christmas Suites” which includes two suites of carols that both add a distinctive flavor to traditional carols. The bells play The Nutcracker “sweets”, along with many other holiday favorites. There will be nursery care available for 3-year-olds and younger.

Advent Worship Services
Dec. 23 & 30- One Service at 10am

Christmas Eve Services
~ 4pm Family Service
~ 8pm Candlelight service with choir, bells, and extended prelude

Missions

Thank you for your generous gifts. We still need some elves to help deliver Angel Tree gifts on December 15th. Sign up today or contact Shaunda at 590-2591.

Remember to go buy some cookies at the Second annual Cookie Walk to benefit the 2019 Habitat Faith Build. Shop at Zoe’s Belaire Room on December 15th from 8am to noon. Thank you to those who will bake and volunteer.

Dos Rios teachers have asked for volunteers to help them clean up on Friday, December 21st. There will be no students, just teachers to help. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Any amount of time will be helpful.

Youth

Grades 6-12 | Sunday am classes will resume on January 6.

Grades 9-12 |Sunday night youth group will resume on January 6. Ice skating at the Ice Haus on Dec. 15                                 6:30-8:00 pm – cost is $8 per student (bring a friend and both get in for $4 each!)
 High Altitude winter camp is Feb. 15-17. Sign up here.

Grades 6-8 | Wednesday night youth group will resume on January 9.
Snowbound winter camp is Jan. 18-20. Sign up here by Jan. 6.

Girls Bible study on Saturdays from 4-6 pm at John Galt – contact Rachel for more info 970-702-5627.

Children

Sunday School Classes | We are resting over Advent, so there is no Sunday school. Thank you to all our Sunday school teachers who work so hard to teach and guide our children all school year!

Children’s Church| We are creating space to listen to Jesus during this busy Advent season. Children are learning the Christmas story, wondering about it, and responding to the story as God leads them.