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Worship at Home

With the onset of the pandemic, many businesses changed their business practices. What was once done in person now became acceptable, and often preferred, via zoom. It saved on travel, expense, and time. Churches followed suit, streaming their worship services over youtube or facebook. While most people would recognize there are lost elements to such

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Have a Talent?

Years ago we had a young woman in our church very gifted on the piano. At the time, we were in great need for musicians in worship and so I asked her if she would play. Most of the time I asked, however, she declined because of the stressful memories she had from performing on

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The Banquet

In my morning psalter I chanted these words, Nourish the Church at the banquet of your Word and Bread, strengthened by this food may she follow you in joy. Mundelein Psalter As much as I try to emphasize the importance of regular worship, this was nice to read. It helps as we reshape our view

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A Psalm a Day

Someone recently asked me where in the Bible it tells us to have a daily quiet time. To the surprise of many, perhaps, it doesn’t. That’s important to know in a day that popular Christian culture deems it a must. A daily quiet time is not an ordinary means of grace. This is not to

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To Vaccinate or Not?

That is the question for many. Another question is also circulating: how should I treat the unvaccinated (or vaccinated, depending on your perspective)? That’s an easier question to answer. You love them. It’s not complicated. The parable of the good Samaritan shows us that we are to love those who very well might be viewed

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The Practicality of Worship

When we think of attending a worship service, “practical” isn’t what generally comes to mind. Perhaps “obligatory” (for those who attend out of a sense of duty) or “beautiful” (for those who enjoy the music and aesthetics), or “helpful” (for those who appreciate the teaching) are more familiar words to associate with worship. And yet,

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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.

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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,

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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

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Bible Reading Plans for 2021

The beginning of the year is a great time to start a Bible reading plan. If you’re looking for a plan to follow there are many good resources. Ligonier offers a number of plans which can be found here. If you want an app to help you keep track, there are many available on a

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