From the Pastor’s Desk: Contend for the Faith

Dear Cornerstone brothers and sisters, May we all rejoice in the faith once and for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3).  And this faith centers on the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ who loved us and gave himself for us.  Wherever the Lord has you this week, know that your great Shepherd knows and loves his …

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

The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship Matthew 11:28-30 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the Lord’s Call * Hymn of Praise # 53 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” Confession of Faith WCF V.1, TH, p. 851 Responsive Prayer of Confession Psalm 51, TH, p. 804 Silent Prayer of …

From the Pastor’s Desk: Prayer and the Word

Cornerstone family and friends, Be encouraged this week by the gospel of Christ: “This is love, not that we loved God; but he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10).  We love Him only because He first loved us.  This is good news – God loved us while we were unlovely: …

Worship Tomorrow

Join us tomorrow at Cornerstone OPC as we gather to meet with our God and Savior.  Worshiping God on the Lord’s Day is the highlight of the week.  And if you are in the Houston area, we would love to have you join us.  We will be continuing our study through the book of Philippians.  www.csopc.org.  

1Order of Worship Sunday March 10, 2013 11:00am

The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship Revelation 4:9-11 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the Lord’s Call * Hymn of Praise # 167 “When Morning Gilds the Skies” Confession of Faith The Apostles’ Creed, TH, p. 845 Responsive Prayer of Confession Psalm 143, TH, p. 837-38 Silent Prayer of …

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).