December 17, 2017
Today in Worship – we continue our Advent series, focusing on the songs in Luke, hearing the Angel’s Gloria, from Luke 2:8-14. During this scene, directly following the birth of Jesus, heaven breaks through the normal everyday events of earth. Heaven breaks through to some shepherds. Understandably, fear struck the shepherds, but joy followed. The birth of Jesus was an event that brought heaven to earth and resulted in an angelic choir’s glory to God!
Cornerstone Missionaries Mike & Lauren Wenzler will be prayed for this morning. Mike and Lauren are serving with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, engaging with college students and seeking to share the Gospel. Also, join us in prayer for Living Stone Church in Oshkosh, Pastor Josh Golackson.
A diaconal offering will be taken during the month of December, with proceeds going to Bethany Christian Services. Please specify Bethany on your check.
Christmas Eve Service will be at 6p.m. this year. We will be providing a staffed nursery (infant to 3 years old) for the service, if desired. Please plan to attend and share with any friends or family that may be interested in joining us. This will be a special service in the evening and there will be the Lord’s Day worship in the morning. Please join us!
2018 Snow Camp is set for January 12–14 at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp in Pembine, WI. Activities at this 7–12th grade retreat include Bible studies, worship, carpet ball, tubing, cross-country skiing, skating, and more. Food is awesome and the cocoa is unlimited! We could use some chaperones to join us as well. Also, we have scholarships for those who may need it. We have more than 120 people signed up so far. We can take 180 people max. Please invite your friends and sign up soon. You can pay through the PayPal link or you can give your check to Erin, written out to Cornerstone. Register at www.tinyurl.com/snowcamp2018 Contact Erin King with questions or for details.
Family Promise hosting week is December 24-31. The sign up is at http://www.cornerstone-pca.com/family-promise-sign-up/. If you haven’t been trained yet and want to serve with us please talk to Susan Slaber or Scott Tetting.
We’d like to treat our Family Promise guests to something special during the Christmas season; whether trained or not, we’d love to have you help in any of these ways!
- Donations for gifts, gift cards or toward a 2- night hotel stay can be given to the deacons. Please designate “for Family Promise”.
- Items for snack baskets during the hotel stay can be dropped off at church or given to Susan Slaber or Scott Tetting.
- We welcome a loan of Christmas decorations for the church basement, and/or please join us in decorating on the 24th right after the worship service.
Please talk with Scott or Susan if you have any questions. Thank you!
Youth Group will pick up with a more predictable 2nd and 4th Sunday gathering schedule starting on January 28. Please be encouraged to send a text out to go sledding, skating or head to the movies, especially over break! In January, we will be at snow camp the second Sunday of the month so youth group will not meet that Sunday night.
Holiday Shopping? Cornerstone Church is registered with Amazon Smile. When you shop at https://smile.amazon.com – Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the church. Simply go to above mentioned site and select Cornerstone Church as your charity of choice.
Stock up for your holiday gatherings…. Check out the selection of whole bean regular and decaf Stone Creek specialty flavors on the narthex table. Take some home today for just $13 each (every purchase supports our missions program). Please put your payment in the “coffee” envelopes (provided) into the offering box.