Church Life Updates - April 2013
March was a wonderful month of ministry, with a fantastic conclusion; our Easter Celebration. Easter Worship was awesome! The Video Presentation and Drama was phenomenal, the Message was right-on, our brunch was off the hook, the Easter Egg Hunt was very exciting, and everyone seemed to have an amazing time! We can’t appreciate enough those who made it all possible, including our Awesome God who was the center of our celebration. Thank you for praying, inviting friends and family, contributing supplies, and getting involved in activities like canvassing. Ultimately, our greatest hope is that our celebration was pleasing to the Lord Jesus, the significance of His resurrection overly emphasized and that lives were changed by the power of the gospel!
April is an exciting month at Cornerstone, as we also gear up for several great activities in May. First off, this month we will be closing out our Teaching Series, God-Packed Life, and in May launching a New Series: In The Light. In the Light focuses on what it means to live as children of the Light, called out of darkness, and how to truly experience the joy of our salvation!
The Baja Mexico Mission Trip is scheduled for September 28th – Oct 4th, and the Deadline to join the Team is Sunday, April 14th. What an awesome opportunity, and the response has been great! Cornerstone has a great track record of stepping out in faith when it comes to Missions, and God has proven faithful time and time again. If you haven’t already, talk with Dale Grenie and let him know you’re on board!
On Saturday April 20th everyone is inviting to come out to Trinity Parkway in Stockton and support Cornerstone as we participate in a Community Appreciation Event, raising community awareness! We’re raising money for Haven of Peace & Cornerstone’s Baja Mission Trip. You can ask Ruth Maginnis at the church office how you can get involved!
Also right around the corner, on Saturday, the 27th, the Women’s Ministry is hosting a Women’s Elegant Evening. It’s sure to be a blessing to all who attend. It's an evening of pampering that includes: A sit down dinner, Games, Door Prizes, Praise and just lots of fun. Think of who you can invite! The $5 tickets may be purchased at the Women’s Ministry Information Table, along with additional Information. You may also call Sara Syrock 712-5809 or DeeDee DeBord 365-0180 for details.
Still thinking about joining the ladies this spring for a very relaxing and spirit filled weekend retreat in the Sierra Nevada Mountains? (June 7th - 9th) This year’s theme is “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God”, and it’s going to be a great one! Please pray about attending this uplifting and wonderful time of growth, fun and fellowship with the women of Cornerstone. Visit the Women’s Ministry Information Table for more details!
This month we’re preparing to take part in the Lodi Street Faire, which is on Sunday, May 5th. A Team is being assembled to serve at Our Own Cornerstone Booth, in pursuit of creative ways to share God’s love in our community. We know that sharing God’s love doesn’t just happen at a Special Event or Sunday Church Service, but God gives us opportunity daily to express His love. How has God inspired you to share His love in the community, at church, in your work-place, or on the home-front? We want to encourage you to heed His prompting, and follow His lead.
GOT TALENT? Here’s another thing to look forward to: We’re putting on a show, the long-awaited A Talent Show is coming back on Sunday May 26th, which means April is the time to start thinking about how you can bless the church family with your God-Given Talent. Talent’s abound at Cornerstone, and so start prepping for an incredible show. We can’t wait! Following the Talent show will be a Church Family BBQ and a few other surprises!
Our Monthly Men's Breakfast is the First Saturday of Every Month, 8AM – 10AM! Grub, Worship and get focused in life through the lens of God’s Word! Once a month a great group of guys from Cornerstone meet up and enjoy a morning of Eating, Gabbing, a short time of Worship and Bible Study. Very casual, fun, encouraging and amps you up for a great weekend and a great life. Come hungry and ready for an empowering time.