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June 17th, 2018

Joys

  • For the safe Jr./Sr. trip to South Dakota this past week.
  • For the enthusiastic VBS volunteers and their training time this past week.
  • For our choir’s wonderful contributions throughout this past year. This is their last Sunday for the summer.
  • For all these things and many more, we give God the glory and our gratitude as a church family..

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the following:

  • For Chris and Mike McLaughlin as they continue on in Chris’ cancer journey and Mike’s heart difficulties. Pray for renewed strength and God’s counsel and comfort.
  • For Vera Musser and her family in the passing of her daughter, Carol Feit.
  • For fall planning and discussions being held with Staff and Elders and the Strategic Team.
  • For the “summer soaking” in God’s word our faith community is doing as we each choose our one passage in Scripture to spend the summer reading and praying through.
  • For the ongoing ministry, despite the kitchen remodel challenges, of the Monday Lunch Bunch ministry to feed our neighbors.
  • For our visitors this summer and those looking for a church home. May their time with Cornerstone be full of the Lord’s hospitality and presence.
  • For VBS to be filled to the brim with children and their friends.
  • For Bob Schmidt who has been diagnosed with cancer returned. He will begin cancer treatments. Pray for strength and God’s peace.
  • For Nancy Brown as she goes in the hospital again for a week to reconnect her lower intestine and repair a very large hernia under the stoma.
  • For the Strategic Team’s finalizing and organizing. For God’s wisdom and spiritual understanding.

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.

Community Connect

We welcome Bill Enns (consultant/coach) later this week (Wed-Fri) as he will workshop with our Staff, Session, and Strategic Planning Team to help us think through the next steps that we need to make as a church.

Cornerstone VBS  Clean Up: If you still want to help with VBS please mark your calendars for Friday, June 22 at 11:30 AM to come help with CLEAN UP and tear down. We would love to have you! We could also use one or two volunteers to take home all of the costumes from the week and launder them. Thank you so much for your generous involvement. Your VBS core team Jane Kayl, Courtney Joyner, and Ramona Baker.

Parade time is just around the corner! Start your 4th of July here at Cornerstone, extending hospitality to those sharing our lawn along the parade route. We’ll be offering water, shade, and restroom access. Sign up to be part of this fun outreach using the link found on the Sign-Ups and Forms page or call Sharon at 330.5848.

Strategic Planning Team
Thank you to our new Strategic Planning Team! They are Pam Laporte, Sarah Mireles, Alex Murphy, Aldo Classen, Donny Butkus, Danielle Rutz, Lisa & Atkelt Simon, Gary Casseday, Sharon Kurz-Wagner.

Listening Posts: Two Elders will be available every Sunday between services and immediately following the 2nd service to listen to you. We welcome any thoughts you would like the Elders to be aware of, related to the survey or otherwise. Please find an Elder in one of the rooms off the Atrium, the Community Room or the Conference Room.

“Eat this Book” – One Text for the Summer of 2018
Pick one text for this Summer
PRAY & READ it once or more a day… every day. Suggested texts for this Summer
(Ps. 27, 51, 103, 139) (Matthew 5-7, 13, 28; Mark 5-6; Luke 15, 24; John 4, 6, 14-17) Once you pick your text write it down and hang it in the Atrium!

Thank You
Dear Church,
Thank you so much for the prayers, cards, calls, and meals brought in during the acute phase of my foot surgery. I am on my way to restoration and through it all, I have sensed the love of Jesus through your acts of kindness and caring. It was so much appreciated.
~ Pat Moore

God blesses us in so many ways – by His calming presence, by His healing touch and by the cards, calls, meals, and visits by our fellow believers in the Cornerstone family. Thank you all so very much for the part you played in this; Bill and I greatly appreciate and have our hearts warmed by this outpouring of love.
~Sue Hurt

 

Missions

The Habitat Faith Build dedication is scheduled for July 7th. Tuesday Morning Bible Study women suggested we bless Chela Bonifacio with a “kitchen basket” at the dedication as Chela plans to replace her kitchen utensils and pots and pans. The Tuesday group has gathered utensils. The women of Cornerstone can bless Chela with cash toward a gift card to purchase pots and pans. Please give your contribution to Mike Ewert, Lou Anne Sandin, or leave it at the Welcome Center. Thanks, ladies!

Serve Day registration is officially open! Click here to sign up for your favorite job for July 14th.

Mark your calendars for June 24th. Doug and Jeannie Cummings will be here to tell us about their new mission direction. They will speak briefly in each service and then meet with us in the Celebration Center from 9:30 to 10:30 for a more detailed update.

Soccer Without Borders is running a 3 week camp for immigrant elementary and middle schoolers from July 9 – July 27. They need volunteers from 9 – 12 to keep children safe and under control. They also need tutors from 12:30 – 2 to work with middle school students. You do not need to commit to every day: all help accepted! Contact our own Jared@csgreeley.org or call/text him at (315) 679-0706.

Worship & Music

Summer Worship Hours are 8:15 & 10:00 a.m. and discipleship for all ages will resume again in August.

Youth

Middle School 

Movie & Game Night | All 6-8 graders | Wed, June 27 | 5:30-9:00 pm | Youth Center | $5

Girls Summer Group | Starting June 6 at 10 am at the Blue Mug on 59th | Join Emma (302-1141) and Megan (388-9992) on Wednesdays for tasty drinks, digging into the Bible, sharing about what’s going on in life and praying for each other. Let us know if you can make it!

High School 

Movie Night at the church! 7-9pm this Tuesday!

Children

VBS Babylon 2018!
Join us as we adventure in Babylon at Vacation Bible School, June 18-22, from 9am to 11:30am.
Register HERE. Questions? Contact Jane Kayl at janerleigh@gmail.com or 590-0078.

Children’s Church: Children between ages of three through third grade are dismissed in the middle of the worship service for a time of age-appropriate teaching in the Children’s Chapel (downstairs from the Welcome Center).

June 10th, 2018

Joys

  • For all the hard work by many VBS volunteers and the leadership of Jane Kayl and Ramona Baker and their team, we give thanks!

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the following:

  • For VBS to be filled to the brim with children and their friends.
  • For Bob Schmidt who has been diagnosed with cancer returned. He will begin cancer treatments. Pray for strength and God’s peace.
  • For Vera Musser in the death of her daughter, Carol Feit, this past week. Service will be at Cornerstone this Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.
  • For the Strategic Team finalizing and organizing. For God’s wisdom and spiritual understanding.
  • For our Transitional Pastor Don Orange and Mary as they are visiting their first grandchild and her parents. For joy and renewal.
  • For safe travels and a meaningful time together for Youth Pastor Donny Butkus, sponsors and nine students on the Jr./Sr. Trip to South Dakota.

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.

Community Connect

“Eat this Book”
One Text for the Summer of 2018
Pick one text for this Summer
PRAY & READ it once or more a day…every day. Suggested texts for this Summer
(Ps. 27, 51, 103, 139) (Matthew 5-7, 13, 28; Mark 5-6; Luke 15, 24; John 4, 6, 14-17) Once you pick your text write it down and hang it in the Atrium!

Thank you for all who were here yesterday helping with the
clean-up/work day! We appreciate each of you!

Vacation Bible School
THANK YOU church for your response to donations and volunteer opportunities. If you have a yard canopy that you are willing to loan from June 15-22 please let us know! Now it’s time to invite neighbors and friends. We still have lots of room for everyone at VBS!

Anyone who can help please come on the following dates:
Decorating and VBS set up June 14 & 15 from 9-11:30
VBS Tear down on June 22nd at 11:30.

Listening Posts: Two Elders will be available every Sunday between services and immediately following the 2nd service to listen to you. We welcome any thoughts you would like the Elders to be aware of, related to the survey or otherwise. Please find an Elder in one of the rooms off the atrium, the Community Room or the Conference Room.

Coming up: A chance to engage more deeply with survey recommendations this summer during Prayer and Dialogue Times. Dates, times and topics will be announced shortly. Session, Staff and the new Strategic Planning Team would love to have your input!

 

Missions

The Habitat Faith Build dedication is scheduled for July 7th. Tuesday Morning Bible Study women suggested we bless Chela Bonifacio with a “kitchen basket” at the dedication as Chela plans to replace her kitchen utensils and pots and pans. The Tuesday group has gathered utensils. The women of Cornerstone can bless Chela with cash toward a gift card to purchase pots and pans. Please give your contribution to Jean Smith or leave it at the Welcome Center. Thanks, ladies!

Serve Day registrations will officially open on June 16th. Click here to sign up for your favorite job on July 14th.

Mark your calendars for June 24th. Doug and Jeannie Cummings will be here to tell us about their new mission direction. They will speak briefly in each service and then meet with us in the Celebration Center from 9:30 to 10:30 for a more detailed update.

Soccer Without Borders is running a 3 week camp for immigrant elementary and middle schoolers from July 9 – July 27. They need volunteers from 9 – 12 to keep children safe and under control. They also need tutors from 12:30 – 2 to work with middle school students. You do not need to commit to every day: all help accepted! Contact our own Jared@csgreeley.org or call/text him at (315) 679-0706.

Worship and Music

Choir Favorites Sunday, June 10– each year the choir votes on their favorite anthems from the past year. We are sharing the top three favorites this morning as part of our worship together.

Youth

Middle School 

Movie & Game Night | All 6-8 graders | Wed, June 27 | 5:30-9:00 pm | Youth Center | $5

Girls Summer Group | Startin June 6th at 10 am at the Blue Mug on 59th | Join Emma (302-1141) and Megan (388-9992) on Wednesdays for tasty drinks, digging into the Bible, sharing about what’s going on in life and praying for each other. Let us know if you can make it!

High School 

No High School Youth Group this week. Next High School Youth Group event is Tuesday the 19th. Movie night from 7-9pm! Location TBA!

Annual Jr. Sr. Trip | June 11-14 | South Dakota | Sign-up online.

Children

VBS Babylon 2018!
Join us as we adventure in Babylon at Vacation Bible School, June 18-22, from 9am to 11:30am.
Register HERE. Questions? Contact Jane Kayl at janerleigh@gmail.com or 590-0078.

Children’s Church: Children between ages of three through third grade are dismissed in the middle of the worship service for a time of age-appropriate teaching in the Children’s Chapel (downstairs from the Welcome Center).