August 20, 2017
Today in Worship – we take a brief excursus from our series in Acts to look at Psalm 73. This Psalm addresses some of the key questions that Christians often face: What is God up to when my life doesn’t look successful according to the world’s definition of “success?” Where do I find the wisdom for living faithfully in a complex and broken society? When I lose heart, is God still with me? Through this Psalm we receive a reminder of God’s enduring faithfulness, goodness, and nearness.
Andrew & Laura Kate Lupton and their children Fox, Evie Jude and Lucy will be prayed for this morning. The Lupton’s serve with MTW’s Next in Bogotá, Colombia. Andrew serves as pastor of the United Church of Bogotá, an English-speaking, international church focused on reaching the growing expat community in the city. The Lupton’s have the privilege of discipling families in gospel-growth to be sent out to every part of God’s world as agents of his mission. They long to see missionary families, and the church plants in which they labor, strengthened and encouraged as the gospel transforms the nations and the next generation.
Also, please join us in praying for our friends at Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) in Madison, pastored by Rev. Danny Hindman.
We will be celebrating The Lord’s Supper TODAY, August 20th. Please prepare for communion by considering Christ’s death and resurrection for us.
The August Deacon Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, August 28th at Cornerstone. If anyone has an item to be discussed at the meeting, please speak to one of the deacons.
Vogel Vacation…Chris and Janet will be gone this week. If there is anything you need, please contact Ben and Andrew or the church office.
2017 Annual Church Picnic. This year’s event will be held TODAY, Sunday, August 20 in Area 4 at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield. Join the Cornerstone family for an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and games following morning worship. Grills, drinks, condiments and tableware will be provided. What to bring: Meat to grill and lawn chairs for you and your family.
If your last name begins with:
A-P bring salad or side dish with serving utensi
Q-Z bring appetizer or dessert with serving utensil
Youth Group… August 26th – Girls/Guys Movie Night 6:00 -10:00 p.m. One of the groups will be at the King’s house and the other location is yet to be determined. Yummy food, a fun movie and chatter about things for just the girls and guys. RSVP to Erin King.
Summer Sunday School – August 27th – Please join us on August 27th for our final installment of the the Summer Sunday school series called Songs of the Church. We will be looking at Modern and International songs. Join us at 9am on August 27th downstairs in the church. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Sinnard or Jason Heinen.
The Morning Women’s Bible Study will start on Wednesday, September 6th. We will be studying I Samuel, using a book written by Christine B. Gordon and Hope A. Blanton. (Hope is a personal friend and mentor to Kara Sinnard, our Associate Pastor’s wife.) We are looking forward to what God’s word has to teach us this fall. We meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone’s lower level. Please contact Sue Brinkmann or Laura Brinkmann with any questions or to obtain a book. Childcare is provided. Please join us!
The Women’s Evening Bible Study will start their new Bible Study on Thursday, September 14th and will study the book of Hebrews, using Nancy Guthrie’s book, Hoping for Something Better. They will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Barb DeYoung’s home. Melody Sparks and Barb DeYoung will be co-leading the study. Please contact Barb or Melody for more details. Please join us!
Adult Education | Fall Classes beginning September 3rd will be Hebrews – This class will continue our series in the book of Hebrews, as verse-by-verse study. We will be looking at how Christ is the new, final, and superior High Priest. There will be a good amount of interaction with the Old Testament as Hebrews regularly references and uses OT themes, motifs and direct references. This class will be taught by Jay Nelson.
Job – Why does God permit suffering? Is it really possible to rejoice in our sufferings according to Romans 5? What is the relationship between God’s sovereignty and suffering? These are questions all of us have asked and the book of Job points us toward the answer. This quarter we will examine this OT book and consider what the Bible has to say about suffering and dark moments in life. This class will be taught by Jason Heinen, and will utilize Derek Thomas’s 12 part study on Job produced by Ligonier Ministries.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
* August 26th – Guys/Girls Night for Youth Group
* August 27th – Songs of the Church – Sunday School Class (9am)
* September 3rd – New Sunday School Classes (all ages) Start
* September 8-9th – Cornerstone Camping Trip
* September 10th – 17th – Family Promise at Cornerstone
* September 23rd – Presbytery at Jacob’s Well in Green Bay
* September 24th – Ashish Pushkaran – Project India at Cornerstone
* October 27th – 28th – MJC Memorial Craft Fair at Cornerstone
* October 29th – Fall Festival/Chili Cook Off