Staying in Touch
April 13, 2018
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Your Cornerstone News & Updates
If you have any questions about any of the following information, feel free to call our church office at 440-442-6470. 
Weekly Cornerstone Blog
on the New City Catechism

In an effort to make our year through the New City Catechism as fruitful and helpful as possible, some of our pastors and elders are writing a weekly blog to provide additional insights and explanation on the question for that week. 

It includes the question and answer, the kids' answer, the accompanying memory verse, additional verses to consider on that question, some commentary on life application, and a connection to our church's statement of faith. 
Go to the blog post for this week   
Be a Gospel Neighbor

"Being a good neighbor is a crucial component to being a faithful evangelist."

Take a little time to read an excellent article on reaching your neighbors for Christ.

Read it here
Biblical Counseling Institute
29th Annual Conference

"Does the Bible Really Speak to...?"

Friday evening, May 4, 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 5 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
@ Cornerstone Community Church

Does the Bible really speak to depression? Anger? Anxiety? Gender confusion? Demonic activity? Church conflicts? Hoarding? Hyper-sexualization? Difficult marriages? YES!
The Bible is sufficient and robust and it's all we need to counsel non-organic problems.

The topics in this conference are important for every believer, not just counselors.  Pick up a brochure on the information table at the rear of the Worship Center. 

Spiritual Gifts Class

"Employing Your Spiritual Gifts as a Good Steward of God's Manifold Grace"

3 Sunday mornings:
May 6, 13, 20
@ 8:45 am in Room 222

God has given every Christian at least one spiritual gift which equips him or her to minister to the needs of others. Join us for this practical class designed to show how you may know, use, and develop the spiritual gifts God has given you. Come and discover where you can be the most fruitful and fulfilled in ministry. Contact Paul Coumos for more information.

Election hospitality

Tuesday, May 8

Once again, we have a unique opportunity to demonstrate love and hospitality to our neighbors on Tuesday, May 8th. As you know, we are a voting location for our area, and as we have done before, we want to go the extra mile and offer free freshly-baked cookies and coffee to those who come and vote. We will bake some in advance, but we will be baking them in our church kitchen all day. If you can help by baking in advance or baking and manning a table for some part of the day please sign up here.
Volunteer Opportunities

Informational meeting:
This Sunday, April 15th, 
after the worship service in Room 222

Cornerstone would like to partner with the Mayfield area Community Partnership on Aging to do spring year clean-up for older adults. This is a tremendous opportunity to show the love of Christ to our neighborhood. If you're interested, come to an informational meeting on Sunday, April 15th, after our worship service in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact Jill Schanz for more information.
New "Thrive" Young Adult Ministry

Launching Tuesday, April 17th

For young adults age 18-35ish. 

Announcement and details this Sunday during our worship service!
Struggling with addiction?
Know someone who is?

Addictions Victorious:
Christ-centered addiction support & transformation

Every Monday @ 6:30 pm
Cornerstone Fellowship Hall

There is hope! Our goal is to lead individuals who are enslaved by various addiction issues to Jesus Christ, who alone is able to provide complete pardon, healing, and a truly transformed life. We also embrace loved-ones and friends who find themselves on the other side of the addict's destructive lifestyle.

Click here for more information on our meetings and our ministry.
Save the dates!

Upcoming events happening this summer
Skyview Camp: Personally register your children
(grades 4-12) for various camps through the summer
See published dates in brochure
Vacation Bible School June 11-15
JAARS Missions support trip July 21-29
Family Camp at Miracle Mountain Ranch in Spring Creek, PA. Pastor Paul Tautges will be the speaker.  mmrm.org August 8-12

New City Catechism

4 Helpful Resources

We are pleased to announce several new resources we are offering to help ground us in some of the foundations of our faith - for adults and children: The New City Catechism. 

FLIP BOOK:   $5.00 
This is a spiral-bound flip book that includes the 52 questions and answers including a shortened kid's answer along with the Scripture reference.
 
SOFT COVER BOOK:  $4.00
Includes the 52 questions and answers including the highlighted kid's answer along with the Scripture written out.
 
DEVOTIONAL BOOK: $5.00
A weekly devotional includes the 52 questions and answers, relevant Scripture reading, a short prayer, and devotional commentary written by contemporary pastors and historical figures.
 
MOBILE APP
Web and Mobile app are available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices (free at newcitycatechism.com or on the associated app stores). The app pairs each question and answer with a Scripture reading, a short prayer, and a devotional commentary written by contemporary and historical figures. The app also includes kid-friendly songs designed to help children memorize the entire catechism.

Stop by the resource table at the rear of the Worship Center to see which resources are best for you.  The NCC is also online at www.newcitycatechism.com 
Our Mission

Our mission as a church is very simple and it comes directly from Jesus. Jesus gave the Church her mission in the "Great Commission" in Matthew 28:19-20. It defines why we exist as a church: 

To glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ

Cornerstone App

We're (still) very excited to let you know that we have an excellent smartphone app for Cornerstone!  It's available now in the Apple app store and the Google Play store.
 
It' ll give you access to almost everything on our website in a much more accessible forma t for your smartphone. 
 
You ca n find the iOS app at the Apple Store by clicking here.  

Click here to find the Android app at the Google Play Store.
Other News

Youth Group:  Friday, 4/13/18: Study @ 7:00 pm. Topic: "God's love causes us to walk in sexual purity". Read the book of Ephesians once, then chapter 5, then vss. 1-14. Contact Pastor Marty with any questions.

Men's Breakfast:  Our next gathering will be this Saturday, April 14th, at 8:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. The topic will be "fasting" and Pastor Paul Tautges will be our speaker. Contact Lou Alioto with any questions.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Trip: If you are going with us to Houston, we will have a short meeting this Sunday immediately following the worship service in the Fellowship Hall.

Nursing Home Ministry: Be a part of God's work as we minister to the residents of Manor Care Nursing Home in Mayfield Heights through our monthly worship service there this Sunday, April 15th. We'll gather at Manor Care at 1:30 pm. All are welcome! Contact Mike or Michelle Zabielski for more information.

Ladies Prayer Night: Ladies, please join us on Thursday, April 19th, at 7:00 pm for an evening of prayer and fellowship. We will meet at the church house adjacent to our church property. Please contact Mary Winne with any questions.

Parent Conversations: From so many directions (movies, TV, media), our kids are told, "You're awesome! Be what you are on the inside. Be who you want to be." So how can we as parents help guide our children to think rightly about themselves? about God? Join Pastor Paul Tautges on Wednesday, April 25th, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall as he shares biblical principles that guide us to train our children in the fear of the Lord. This seminar is for parents of children ages 2-16 years old. Please call or email the church office if you plan to attend and if you need childcare, at 440-442-6470 or at contact@cornerstonemayfield.org.

Child Dedications: We will be having child dedications during the worship service on Sunday, May 13th. If you have interested in having your child dedicated, please contact the church office at 440-442-6470.

JAARS Mission Trip Meeting: If you are interested in learning more about our upcoming mission support trip to JAARS (supporting Wycliffe Bible Translators) in Waxhaw, NC, from July 21 thru 28, please join us for an informational meeting on Sunday, May 20th, immediately after the worship service in the Fellowship Hall.

Notes of Encouragement: If you are looking for a way to minister God's truth and hope, please join us as we write notes of encouragement for The Way Out Prison Ministry. We will meet on Thursday, April 26th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the party room at Hamilton House located at 200 Chatham Way in Mayfield Heights. Contact Joy Gilchrist with any questions.

Homeless Ministry: Join us every Saturday evening as we partner with True Freedom Ministries to feed the homeless and offer the hope of Jesus Christ. We meet at Cornerstone at 6:45 and travel downtown together. Contact Fred Bucci for more information.
Worth pondering

"Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal godliness."
 
William Carey
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Scripture Memory Program

Our memory verse for 4/8 - 4/14

"Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. "

Jude 3, ESV
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Cornerstone Community Church
1400 Lander Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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