Cornerstone Bible Church

735 East 10th Street, P.O. Box 454, Hastings, MN 55033 ~ Pastor James S. Bzoskie ~ (651) 437-5458

                  We Give Thanks


Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.

Welcome to Cornerstone
November 19, 2017

Weekly Service Schedule
  9:00 am - Sunday Morning Bible Study
10:00 am - Praise, & Worship Service
  7:00 pm - Sunday Evening Bible Study
  7:00 pm - Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Every Day
Read God's Word every day. Try to do what the Lord is showing to you.
Pray for Pastor Jim, our Deacon - Eddie Nestingen, and for each other.
Pray and ask God to guide and protect our Local, National and World Leaders.
Pray for our President Donald Trump and V.P Mike Pence. Pray for wisdom from above.
Please be praying for our Country. We need God's help! Pray for Revival.
Pray for the unity of our Nation and our Nation's people. All people are precious in God's sight.
Pray for Peace in Israel, Egypt, Syria, and throughout the Middle East.
Pray for those adversely affected by the recent hurricanes & earthquakes.
Pray for an end to the acts of terrorism. Pray the lost will find Salvation in Christ Jesus.
Pray for the safety and needs of our military troops and their families.
Pray for the Christians who are suffering persecution for their faith in Christ.
Pray for the safety of students & their teachers - here and everywhere.
Pray for those attending the Bible Studies at the Jail & Juvenile Center.
Pray for God's continued blessing on the Ministries of Cornerstone.

Coming Events

* December 3rd is our next Fellowship Sunday Luncheon.

The Joash Chest - Offering for Building Repairs, Etc.
* Last week, Offerings in the Joash Chest totaled $50.00 - Thank you!

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A Note From Pastor Jim & Charlie

* Today is Mission Sunday. Union Gospel Mission is our featured Mission this month. We will be taking a Special Offering for them this morning. Their ministry will again be serving free Thanksgiving Dinners to people who are in need. Union Gospel Mission also provides help with food, clothing, shelter, counseling, and training for people in need all year long. Please pray and ask the Lord what you should give. Thank you!

* We would like to encourage you to come out for one of our Sunday or Wednesday Evening Bible Studies. They are just 1 hour long and are really good. These are small group studies that meet in our Gathering Room. It’s a good place to get your Bible questions answered, receive  encouragement, and also a good place to make some new friends.
Hope to see you at one of our Evening Bible Studies soon.

* Please continue praying for these people on our prayer list. They need  physical healing. Members:
Bob S, Carol C, Charlie & Marion P, Chuck & Maye C, Darlene L,George S, Jeremy L, Jim L, Joy M, Karen D, Kathy L, Kaye B, & Ruth K  ~ Family & Friends: Barb A, Bob V, Caroline F, Deb B, Deb D, Evie S, Fred F, Geri W, Ginny D, Hayden O, Hazel W, Jack M, Jack W, Jeremy O, Joe St, John L, Kole H, Liz S, Lucille S, Max B, Mercille P, Molly R, Rick M, Ron Sh, Roy S, Ryan L, Scott D, Susan N, Sylvia R, & Tom M.

* Thank you to all of our volunteers. We couldn't do it without you!

  With Love, Pastor Jim and Charlie

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A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day
by Debbie McDaniel

Psalm 100:1-5  Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness, come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God, it is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise, give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good; his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.

All across our nation, Thanksgiving is a day that we set aside in order to do one thing. Be thankful. And usually what goes along with it, is lots of food, family and friends, laughter and fun, times of giving to others in need, maybe some football, or traditions that you’ve recognized through long years.

And sometimes too, there is also loneliness, struggle, deep loss, feelings of hurt, or painful circumstances, that you’re still trying to hurdle over.

Whatever you’re facing this Thanksgiving Day, in the midst of all of it, may we remember again that God gives us the opportunity each and every day, to give worship and thanks to Him. Every morning He gives us breath, is His invitation to come joyfully into His Presence. He reminds us that He alone is God and we belong to Him. He assures us that His plans in our lives are for good, that His love covers us securely, and His faithfulness extends from generation to generation.

No matter what, He’s given us so many reasons to choose thankfulness and joy this day. Let’s do what the Psalmist of this great chapter says:
- Shout for joy.
- Worship the Lord with gladness.
- Come before Him with joyful songs.
- Know that He is God.
- Enter His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.
- Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
- Recognize His goodness, love, and faithfulness, through all the generations of our family.

Dear God, Thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over our lives. Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given. We’re so grateful to you for your amazing love and care, for your mercy and grace, for always working on our behalf, even behind the scenes when we’re unaware. Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us, even through loss and the most difficult of times. Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy, this Thanksgiving Day and every day. We give you thanks and praise, for You alone are worthy!
In Jesus' Name, Amen.

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John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.