Weekly Update:
Friday, June 11, 2021
Dear Cornerstone Family,

I want to remind you that this Sunday we have a Congregational Meeting at 10:10 a.m. in the Worship Center. The Session has called this meeting for the purpose of electing ruling elders to the Session. The three candidates are: Jeff Hunter, Ron Sterk and Deb Swirczynski. A picture and short biography of each candidate are below. Take a moment to learn more about them and then join us on Sunday as we seek to elect them as our new officers!

For His Kingdom,
Sheldon MacGillivray
Lead Pastor, Cornerstone
Jeff and his wife, Mary Anne, have been married for 38 years and live a mostly retired lifestyle of kids and grandkids with a nice mix of quiet thrown in. They view it more as the ministry years. One of his ministries includes Head Golf Coach at Kansas City Christian High School. He ministers to competitive high school golfers as they individually navigate the course of living for a Kingdom greater than themselves.
Jeff seeks to go where His love calls. He learns His ways and majesty through the teachings of His Holy Word. He accepts the fact he is a sinner and left to his own he would die in that sin. He claims the Grace that Jesus Christ provides through obedience to His Father’s will. His perfect plan sacrificed His only Son for his sin. He will never understand this type of love and by no merit of his own, he accepts this Grace and asks the Holy Spirt to show this very truth to others through him.
Ron Sterk and his wife, Kay, came to Cornerstone via Covenant Chapel, where Ron was serving as an elder at the time the two congregations joined. They were members of Covenant Chapel since 1994.

Both are southern Iowa natives. Ron grew up in the Christian Reformed Church and still holds the Heidelberg Catechism close to his heart. They have three adult/married children: Jonathan (Heather) and Emily (Aaron) both in the KC area and Rebekah (Travis) in Nashville; and five grandchildren.
Ron currently is moderator-elect and will be moderate of the Great Plains Presbytery in 2022. He served on the Ministerial Committee of GPP for the past eight years. He is senior editor, markets, at Sosland Publishing Company in Kansas City. In addition to loving Kay’s cooking, he is an avid car fan, having acquired a 1969 Buick Skylark in 2020.  
After accepting Jesus as her Savior as a young girl, Deb grew in faith encouraged by the spiritual mentoring of her mom and grandmother and the faithful ministry of a church that stood firmly on the inerrancy and inspiration of God’s Word.

At Cornerstone, Deb has served as a facilitator of the Adult Sunday School Class as well as being a member of several Bible Study groups. Passionate about studying God’s Word, prayer, and discipling, Deb also serves on the leadership team of Soul Healing in Kansas City.
With a master’s degree in organization communication, Deb has worked at KUMED developing telemedicine applications, coordinating seminars and communication at the National Center for Fathering and as a trainer at Cerner. Deb and her husband, Mike, live in Stilwell and are the parents of four adult children.
This Weekend in Worship
This Sunday, we will be focusing on 2 Samuel 9. This passage is a beautiful picture of God’s grace and mercy for the least and the lost. David shows kindness to Jonathan’s crippled son by inviting him to sit at the king’s table. The gospel had such an impact on David that it manifested itself in kindness. The gospel should impact us the same way. If we have been redeemed by God’s grace when we were so undeserving, out of gratitude we should love the poor. Our love for Jesus should cause us to care for others just as Jesus cared for the sick, the poor and the hungry. A simple invitation to dinner can mean all the difference in the world. 

We look forward to seeing you at Cornerstone at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. online!
Tomorrow: Mission Drop Off & Fellowship!
Everyone needs a donut on a Saturday morning, right? Drop off your items for Mission Southside tomorrow between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the church parking lot and then stick around for fellowship and a donut!

Currently, Mission Southside's greatest needs are:
  • Plastic zipper storage bags in gallon and quart sizes (preferably from brands like Ziploc, Hefty or Glad)
  • Individual sized store bought snacks such as chips, trail mix, cookies or rice krispie treats
  • Sidewalk chalk

Can't make it to the drop off? No problem! Mission bags are available in the church lobby throughout the month of June. Drop off your items anytime in the Missions Bin. Thank you for donating!
Calling all Middle School & High School Students!
Cornerstone Students' summer plans are underway! Recently, the High Schoolers learned how to play pickleball and the Middle Schoolers had a game night at Main Event. Cody Pritchett, our Director of Student Ministries, has a summer packed full of fun events for the students. Do your kids or grandkids want to join in? Check out the summer plans or contact Cody with questions!
Eagle Lake Camp Serve Opportunities
Even though our May Mission Focus for Eagle Lake Summer Day Camps has ended, there are still opportunities to get involved!
Here are specific ways you can participate:

1. Serve During Camp (Two Options):

2. Donate Food Items Before Camp
  • Sign up to donate food items that will feed the Eagle Lake Counselors during our weeks of camp
  • Drop off food between July 14-18 (Prep Week #1) and/or July 28-August 1 (Prep Week #2) at the church office
3. Pray for Camp! 
  • Read and pray Psalm 145:4 each Monday in May! 
  • Pray that the Lord would transform kids, their families, and the community through this camp! 

*For camp registration or volunteer questions, contact Ron Reno!
The Walk for Life was a Success!
It was a beautiful morning supporting one of our Mission Partners, Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers, at their annual Walk for Life last Saturday! Here are the results from the event:

  • 576 walkers
  • 71 local churches represented
  • $120,000 raised!

Awesome job being "4KC", Cornerstone!
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