Weekly Update:

Friday, April 26, 2024

Dear Cornerstone Family,

Words cannot express the joy and privilege I have had serving you as Lead Pastor. I will leave here with many fond memories of God’s power and presence in our midst. From the movie theater days to this wonderful and beautiful campus, I rejoice in what God did. Most of all it has been you, the backbone of Cornerstone, that have given me and my family the greatest joy. We will surely miss you. You have welcomed us into your community and treated us like family. You have held us up in prayer as we went through some of our hardest moments in our family history. You have encouraged us. You have loved us. We are so grateful and we praise God for you.

Departures are never easy, so we leave with mixed emotions. I just want to express my love and thanks to you. My time at Cornerstone has shaped me in many ways. We faced many challenges but we all saw God lead and provide all that we needed. I will always have wonderful memories from our experience here. I also want to thank the staff and leadership for their love and support. It has been a great joy to work alongside of them. You are in good hands. Cherish them, encourage them and pray for them.

As I leave, I would like to encourage you in your spiritual journey. I will continue to pray for you and for Cornerstone in the next season God has for you. I will be praying for your next pastor. The Lord has already prepared that person for you. God’s providence is far beyond our imagination. I pray that you will hold tightly to Christ, that the things of this world will have less attention from your heart. It is my prayer that you will strive to know more of God’s grace and mercy. May Christ become more and more precious to you. Love God, love people and serve this city and beyond.  

May God richly bless you,

Sunday's Guest Preacher: Matt Stegenga

Cornerstone Member Matt Stegenga will be our guest preacher this Sunday, April 28th! He'll be preaching on various verses from Judges 7 with a sermon titled, "God's Got It!". You can read more about Matt below. We're excited to see you at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. online!

Matt grew up as an MK (missionary kid) in the rainforest of southern Mexico. He learned to speak three languages: Cho’l, English, and Spanish natively. He's spent over 30 years in marketing but is currently enjoying the low stress life as a local delivery semi-truck driver.

Prior to becoming part of Cornerstone, Matt and his wife, Kristin, had been members at Presbyterian Church of Stanley since 1998. Matt was ordained an elder and Kristin as a deacon. In his role as an elder, Matt was often enlisted to assist in leading worship which eventually led him to pursue a call to ministry and attend a number of years of seminary. While he has yet to complete his seminary education, Matt loves the Lord and serving the church as God calls and leads.

Congregational Meeting: May 5th

The Session has called for a Congregational Meeting to be held on Sunday, May 5th, from 10:20-10:50AM in the Library. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the following slate to serve on the Pastor Search Committee. We hope you can join us for this important meeting.

Pastor Search Committee Slate:

Kathy Ellis

Mike Hershberger

Dave Hintz

Nathan Huber

Jeff Hunter

Ron Sterk

Laurie Stoecker

Cornhole Competition: Tomorrow!

Cornerstone Social exists to bring people together for connection and community. They gather monthly for various activities throughout the KC area. Invite friends to these events or get to know others in the congregation. Check out the April event below!

Event: Cornhole Competition

Date: Saturday, April 27th

Time: 9:00-11:00AM

Where: Cornerstone parking lot

Description: Teams of two will compete for the grand prize in a double elimination competition! All ages and skill levels welcome. Don't worry if you don't have a teammate, we can pair you up. (Contact Dale below if you're able to loan your corn hole set for this event.) Register below!

Questions? Contact Dale Ellis

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May Parents' Night Out

Our next Parents’ Night Out is coming up on Friday, May 3rd and we would love for you to serve with us! We host PNO to build bridges with our community. This event allows us to reach people we would otherwise never see. For some of the single parents that register, this event is one of the only times they get a break. For others, it provides them with a date night or just a night of rest. More importantly, this event allows kids and adults to see that churches are safe and fun, that they belong here and that we care about them.

Your one-on-one interactions with these kids provide love and care that they may not be receiving elsewhere. Pastor and author Tim Keller said this, “There are some needs only you can see. There are some hands only you can hold. There are some people only you can reach.”

We never know from which circumstances kids walk into our building. We need you because our kids need you! We would love for you to serve on our PNO team, and we can’t wait to see the relationships you develop with our community that have the power to create a life-changing impact. Use the buttons below to register your children or to sign up to serve!

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MacGillivray Celebration Send-Off: Sunday at 4:00PM

Don't forget that the celebration send-off for Sheldon and Alissa is this Sunday, April 28th at 4:00PM. We'll start with a short program at 4:00PM and then move to an open house. Dessert will be served. Make plans to join us as we celebrate their time at Cornerstone!

New Team Member: Nate Uglialoro

Cornerstone Member, Nate Uglialoro, is joining the staff team! He'll be working part-time as the youth ministry program intern. His first day will be Wednesday, May 1st. Be sure to give him a warm welcome when you see him on Sunday morning!

Mission Update from Hannah

One of Cornerstone's Missionaries, Hannah, will be hosting a ministry update gathering tomorrow, April 27th, from 3:00-5:00PM, in the Cornerstone Library to fellowship and share about the last year on the mission field. Feel free to come and go as you like, however there will be an update presentation given at 3:30PM. If you’re unable to join tomorrow, but would like to hear about the last year of ministry, there will be a ministry update via Zoom on Sunday, May 5th at 3:00PM. Please email Hannah to receive the Zoom link.

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