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Fireside Chats

Are you new to Cornerstone or have a topic for the pastor? Join us on the 2nd Friday of the month at 7pm on the patio for a piece of pie, answers to questions you might have, and a discussion of what it means to be a member of Cornerstone.

Let’s check on our neighbors

The past year has been challenging on many levels. Anxiety, depression, and loneliness are on the rise in the wake of the pandemic and other fears. How are those around you? I will be walking the Memorial Parkway neighborhood on Wednesday afternoons at 5pm to check on our neighbors. If you’d like to join me, let’s meet on the Cornerstone patio.

Pastor Carter

Fireside Chat – 7pm Fri, 1/15

7pm Friday night, January 15 we will host our first fireside chat on the patio. We’ll talk about Cornerstone’s vision and culture, and discuss questions and topics of concern. If you’re new to Cornerstone, you are especially welcome and encouraged to attend.

Looking forward to getting to know you better.

Pastor Carter

Christmas Eve Liturgy & Music

Bring a chair for the lawn, find a seat on the patio, or roll down your windows and watch from your car. If you plan to stay for a time of fellowship afterward, please bring your own refreshments. Merry Christmas!


Readings from:
John 1, Genesis 2-3, Revelation 12, Romans 5

O Come O Come Emmanuel (verses 1-3)

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear  

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel 

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory over the grave

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel 

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel 


Readings from:
Revelation 12, Matthew 1, John 1, Romans 5

O Come O Come Emmanuel (verses 4-5)

O come, Thou Dayspring, come & cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
And drive away the shades of night
And pierce the clouds and bring us light 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel 

O come, Desire of nations, bind
All people in one heart and mind
Bid envy strife and quarrels cease
Fill all the world with heaven’s peace

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel 


Readings from:
Matthew 2, Isaiah 9

What Child is This? (Hymn 213)

What Child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary. 

Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear; for sinners here
The silent word is pleading.

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary. 

So bring Him incense, gold, & myrrh,
Come, peasant, king, to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.  

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary. 


Readings from:
Revelation 12, Matthew 2, Genesis 3

O Come, All Ye Faithful (Hymn 208)

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant;
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, Born the King of angels;

O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above:
“Glory to God, glory in the highest!” 

O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Yea, Lord we greet Thee, Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n.
Word of  the Father, now in flesh appearing

O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!


Readings from:
Revelation 12, Luke 10, Matthew 12, Jeremiah 31, Luke 22, Hebrews 2, Romans 16

Joy to the World!

Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing

Joy to the Earth, the Savior reigns
Let all their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy

Joy, unspeakable joy!
Overflowing well, No tongue can tell
Joy, unspeakable joy! 
Rises in my soul, Never lets me go

No more let sin And sorrow grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as the curse is found

Joy, unspeakable joy! 
Overflowing well, No tongue can tell
Joy, unspeakable joy!
Rises in my soul, Never lets me go

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
and wonders wonders of His love


Good News for the Oppressed (Luke 4:16-21)

Silent Night

Noche de paz, noche de amor,
Todo duerme en derredor.
Entre sus astros que esparcen su luz
Bella anunciando al niñito Jesús.
Brilla la estrella de paz,
Brilla la estrella de paz.

Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm all is bright 
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace!
Sleep in heavenly peace!

Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!

Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light 
Radiant beams from Thy holy face 
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus Lord at Thy birth!
Jesus Lord at Thy birth! 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

This year we are excited to host our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight service outside!

Bring a chair for the lawn, find a seat on the patio, or roll down your windows and watch from your car.

Music and liturgy available here. In the event of poor weather (below 40, raining, or windy), we will meet in the sanctuary, with overflow seating available in the fellowship hall.

If you plan to stay for a time of fellowship afterward, please bring your own refreshments. Merry Christmas!

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