Cornerstone Bible Church

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

       Reclaim the Joy

 

Psalms 118:24
This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it. (KJV)

Welcome to Cornerstone
October 18, 2020

Weekly Service Schedule
Sunday
  9:00 am - Sunday Morning Bible Study
10:00 am - Praise & Worship Service -
* Watch our Service live streamed on Facebookó10 to 11 a.m.

or search for Cornerstone Bible Church on Facebook
  7:00 pm - Sunday Evening Bible Study.

Wednesday
  7:00 pm - Wednesday Evening Bible Study
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Every Day
Read God's Word every day. 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 upcoming November Elections. We need the Lord's help.
Pray for our President Donald Trump. Pray for wisdom from above.
Please be praying for our Country. 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 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 because of their faith in Christ.
Pray for those sickened by Covid-19, and for all those working to fight it.
Pray for good health for the residents and workers in Nursing Homes and Care Centers.
Pray for those affected by the recent rioting. Pray for a peaceful solution.
Pray for the safety of students & their teachers - here and everywhere.
Pray for the inmates,residents, and correctional officers at the Jail & Juvenile Center.
Pray for the Bible Studies and Services at the Jail and Juvenile Center to bring many to Salvation in Christ.
Pray for God's continued blessing on the Ministries of Cornerstone.
Coming Events
* No monthly Fellowship Sunday Luncheons until further notice.

The Joash Chest - Offering for Building Repairs, Etc.
* Last week, Offerings in the Joash Chest totaled $35.00 - Thank you!

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A Note From Pastor Jim


* Today is Mission Sunday. Bob Sellars will be sharing a presentation with us this morning about Samaritanís Purse. They help people in need around the world as well as share the Gospel with those to which they minister. We will be taking a Special Mission Offering for them. Please pray and ask the Lord what He would like you to give. Thank you.

* Pastor Jim and I want to thank all of you for your gifts & cards last Sunday, on Pastor Appreciation Day. We love and are thankful for you too!

* Please continue praying for the Lordís intervention in this Pandemic. Pray for a Covid-19 immunization to be available soon!

* Pray for our November 3rd, 2020 Elections. We need the Lordís guidance!

* A Big Thank You to Randy for Music & Jodi R for the video recording of the Sunday Services, Sarah L for managing our Facebook pages, and to our Phone Call Encouragement Team (Chuck, Darlene, Mickey, and Lucy). We appreciate your efforts to help us stay connected during this time.

* Please continue praying for healing, for these people on our Prayer List. Members: Anna G, Barbara M, Carol E, Carol R, Charlie Bz, Chuck & Maye C, Darlene L, Delores M, Don O, Gene K, George S, Jeff D, Joy M, Phyllis M, Ruth K, & Sharon T. ~ Family & Friends: Al T, Alorah _, Bob S, Brielle P, Cheryl W, David L, Dave Ma, Faye V, Fred F, Gordon S, Hazel W, Ingrid _, Janet A, Jean _, Jemma _, John L, Judy B, Lucille S, Mark H, Mary Mc, Mary Jane S, Megan R, Molly R, Nancy F, Patty C, Peggy M, Rich G, Roy S, Samantha _, Shirley D, Steve W, Sylvia R, Terese S, Terri D, Theresa K, and Wayne T.  Agreeing together in prayer makes our prayers even more effective! Thanks!

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

May God Continue to Richly Bless You!
With Love, Pastor Jim and Charlie

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This information is for those of you who cannot attend service because of health concerns or distance.

* If you cannot attend Church, and have a tithe or offering you would like to give, please mail to:     
Cornerstone Bible Church, P.O. Box 454, Hastings, MN 55033
or you can give thru our Give Now tab at the top of our Church Webpage.   www.cornerstone55033@webs.com

* If you are sick, have health concerns, or restrictions, donít feel guilty about staying home for awhile yet. Waiting is okay. We look forward to seeing you as soon as you are able to join us in service again. We invite you to call Pastor Jim for prayer, a need, or concern, etc.*

* Please join us on Facebook. No Facebook account, no problem, The following link will work. Just paste it in the the address bar and hit enter. https://www.facebook.com/151939448154386/videos/
You can also Search for Cornerstone Bible Church on your Facebook page to find our live streaming or previous Sermons.

* Thank you for watching our services on Facebook. Thank you for mailing in your Tithes and Offerings. God bless your faithfulness!

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Reclaim the Joy
by Candyce Carden

Psalms 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; let's rejoice and be glad in it.

"Wanna come fishing with us, Grami?" asked my grandson, Deacon, as I sat on the veranda enjoying my book, coffee, and the cool morning quiet of the surrounding mountains. He was up early. Now, I'm not a fan of fishing, but I am a fan of my grandkids. Laying aside my book, I followed Deacon and his sister Eden to the dock where their dad stood baiting the fishing lines. I sat in a lawn chair next to my daughter to watch the activity. Her family was vacationing near my home and had asked me to join them.

It wasn't long before the sounds of excitement signaled someone had a bite. Surprised, I saw it was Eden who is usually more reserved than her brother. She didnít rival Deaconís noisiness, but the amazement and joy on her face was something to behold.

Her first catch! A live wiggly fish dangled on the end of her line. As I looked into Edenís face, I caught the excitement and clapped in delight. I was taken back to my childhood summers when each day unveiled new and wondrous discoveries to be made.

And I had to wonder: When do we stop looking at each day with anything less than joyful anticipation? Why do we resist getting animated about life? Maybe years of peer-pressure changes us. Maybe we hide our emotions because we don't want to appear silly or unsophisticated. Maybe we let the disappointments and troubles we encounter rob us of  our hope and joy.

When we let boredom or cynicism become our default mode, we arenít experiencing life abundantly as Jesus intends. Consider what Jesus says in Matthew 19:14 (NIV): "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Jesus wants all His children, young and old, to enjoy life. And when we show our joy, we serve as witnesses for Him and the abundant life He came to give (John 10:10).

Joy is a response to Godís gifts and to who we are in Him. Itís not difficult to find and express joy.  Letís celebrate His Love and kindness toward us!

This is the day the LORD has made; let's rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalms 118:24

Thank you Lord, for this day that You have made. Make my eyes and heart like those of little children. Help me see the many reasons I have to rejoice and be glad. Remind me not to hide my joy because, by sharing it with others, I am showing them You. In Jesus Name, Amen."

What do you have to celebrate? Why not thank the Lord for it right now!

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(You can find most of the devotions posted on our site at www.crosswalk.com/devotionals)

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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.

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