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Volunteer Workshop Feb 3

If you are a current volunteer and have not attended a Volunteer Workshop in the past three years, or hope to begin working with our children or youth in the near future, please plan to attend this important event. We will review our current Child Abuse Prevention Policies and Cornerstone policies as they relate to our children.

Why is this training important? While tedious, completion of this training (which is required by our insurance provider) will help us create a warm, welcoming and safe environment for our members, attenders and most importantly, our visitors.

Feel free to bring a sack lunch, but dessert will be provided. To register or for more information, please contact Carol Kutzer at 281-579-1080 or info@CornerstoneKaty.org.

Church Directories

So many new faces at Cornerstone – what a blessing!  If you are new to Cornerstone you are an answer to prayer. So this means it is time to update the Cornerstone church directory.  Linda Cover and Carol Kutzer have already begun working on this project already.

All Cornerstone attenders, please provide us with the following by January 31 (you may submit them to info@CornerstoneKaty.org) :

  • Updated contact information
  • Birthdates
  • Family photo (We prefer you submit the photo of your choice, however, we have been known to download photos from Facebook.)

Ladies’ Bible Study Resumes Jan 18

Our Christmas trees have come down, the decorations are put away and New Year resolutions are under way. If one of those is to attend Bible study, you’re in luck! The new study will begin Thursday, January 18th at 9:15 a.m.

We will be reading the book, Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. It is a perfect continuation of last semester’s study of Titus since this book focuses on Titus 2. From the product description: “The Titus 2 model of older women living out the gospel alongside younger women is vital for us all to thrive. It is mutually strengthening, glorifies God, and makes His truth believable to our world”.

You will be expected to read one chapter of the book each week and come prepared to discuss it with a group. There are some discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Our time together will be enhanced the more each woman comes prepared to share.

If you would like to purchase a book Beverly Tucker will have some available this Sunday before and after church. The cost is $12.68 each. You may also purchase the book on your own from Amazon or the retailer of your choice.

Guatemala Mission Trip

Cornerstone has supported Pastor Juan Monroy’s theological education for the past several years. In May it’s time to celebrate his graduation!

We’re putting together a trip to attend his graduation from Seteca Seminary in Guatemala City, see some of Guatemala, and participate in mission work around Jalapa, Guatemala.

The approximate cost is $1000/person and approximate dates are May 24-31.

Interested? Send an email to Pastor Carter: carter@cornerstonekaty.org

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Men’s TWC Saturday, Jan 6

The date for this event is this Saturday, January 6 at 6:00PM. TWCs are events for men who attend Cornerstone (and their friends) to enjoy time together discussing theology. Bring your favorite beverage and munchies if you are able. Contact Tom Lott for more information.

Sunday Morning Classes Resume Jan 7

We return to our normal schedule for Sunday mornings this Sunday, January 7.  Sunday school begins at 9:00 a.m. (adults begin at 9:15 a.m.)  Let’s get back into the Word!

Following Christ as King

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.  (Lk 1:32–33)

The beginning of the year is a good time to take stock of life. What’s important? What direction will you take this year? One thing we profess as Christians is Jesus as King. Have you ever thought about what it means to have a King over you? It grates against our nature. At the heart of Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden was to be their own king. It is still the pulse of our hearts. We don’t like submitting to authority figures over us. Think about it. Are there are any authorities in your life that you don’t complain about?

Calling yourself a Christian is to acknowledge Jesus as your King. You don’t get to pick and choose which of his marching orders you obey. Your life, and everything in it, belongs to Him. What does that mean practically? It means all of life must be examined through this reality. It means that you look to Jesus for your direction. It means accepting the commission He has given you. That commission is pretty great, by the way. That’s actually what the Church has called it through the centuries – the Great Commission. He has given you marching orders to gather the elect from the four corners of the earth. Do you take these marching orders into account when you make decisions about your career, your family, your friends? Everything in your life should be submitted to these orders.

What does it look like when you don’t submit life to these orders? Imagine a soldier given orders to rescue civilians trapped in terrorist occupied territories. That’s an important order. Along the way he finds that there are treasures to be discovered, and so he decides to collect these treasures as he runs across them. How much time does this treasure hunting take from rescuing trapped civilians? How long until rescuing civilians becomes secondary to treasure hunting? Is this the soldier you want searching for your son or daughter?

Sadly, I’m convinced that’s how most Christians approach their commission.

Jesus is King. All we are and all we have is to be at his disposal. Let us live our lives in such a way that this is evident to the world around us.

 

Stepping Stones

On a path to godly womanhood

Goals:

  1. To equip girls with tools they can use in living godly lives in the midst of their culture.
  2. To use the Gospel as a guide and foundation for every activity and gathering.
  3. To provide a firm foundation of friendship among young Christian girls and to encourage them to support each other through the tougher teen years.
  4. To foster relationships with and respect for other generations, including their mothers.

When: 7-8:30pm Friday evenings once a month: January-May

  • Jan 5
  • Feb 2
  • Mar 2
  • Apr 6
  • May 4

Sample topics include tasteful outward and inward beauty, health and strong bodies, healthy relationships.

 

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