From the Pastor’s Desk: A Strange Scene

Dear Conerstone members and friends, This is the day that the Lord has made, may we rejoice and be glad in it.  May we rejoice in the forgiveness we have in Christ.  May we rejoice in the new life that is ours in Christ.  And may we rejoice in the eternal inheritance that is ours in Christ!  There are several …

On Death and Dying

Death and dying are realities that all must face.  And as believers it is imperative that we have categories to help deal with it … in particular, when we are forced to deal with heartbreak from suicide, the loss of a spouse, or the loss of an infant.  In the March 2013 issue of “Ordained Servant,” entitled, “Dealing with Loss: …

From the Pastor’s Desk: Our Pilgrim Hope

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May our Lord’s grace and peace be upon you this week.  As you go about your daily business, remember the promise of our Savior, “And Lo I am with you always.”  May that be your comfort and joy this week! A few things to note: 1.  the COPC men’s breakfast is this Saturday morning …

Where do We Flee?

John the Baptist began his public ministry with the stirring call to “flee from the wrath to come” (Luke 3:7).  And the question that we all must face is, “Where do we flee?”  “Where can we go?”  Thankfully, John gives us the answer: “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of …

Preparing Our Hearts

As we look forward to gathering together to worship our Lord this Sunday, may the Spirit give us that frame of heart that marked the young Samuel: “And the LORD came and stood, calling as at other times, ‘Samuel, Samuel!’  And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant hears’” (1 Samuel 3:10).

From the Pastor’s Desk: Our Trinitarian Salvation

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Grace and peace to you.  May you know the joy of the Lord this week … a joy rooted in Christ’s love for us.  John tells us in 1 John 4:10, “This is love, NOT that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for …

Order of Worship Sunday February 17, 2013 11:00am

Welcome and Announcements Scripture Meditation “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.” Galatians 3:13 The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship 1 Chronicles 29:10-11 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the Lord’s Call * Hymn of Praise # 38 “Immortal, Invisible” Confession …

From The Pastor’s Desk: We Are Trinitarian

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Lord bless you this week as you labor and live for his glory!  There are two things I’d like to make you aware of regarding our church: First, this Sunday is going to be a uniquely wonderful Lord’s Day!  We will be receiving several new members and celebrating a baptism.  I look …

Order of Worship Sunday 10 Feb, 2013 11:00am

Welcome and Announcements Scripture Meditation “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14 The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship Psalm 86:8-10 * Prayer of Invocation   …

From the Pastor’s Desk: Our Security in God’s Sovereignty

Psalm 93:1, “The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty.” So often in the church today the doctrine of God’s sovereignty is a point of contention. Discussions of the issue tend to narrow to the so-called ‘Five Points of Calvinism.’ In Scripture, however, the truth of God’s sovereignty is much broader. The Bible declares that God is in control of …