Cornerstone Bible Church

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

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       ~ Hope ~
          1st Week of Advent

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace. (KJV)

Welcome to Cornerstone
November 27th, 2022

Weekly Service Schedule
  9:00 am - Sunday Morning Bible Study
10:00 am - Praise & Worship Service
* Watch our Service live streamed on Facebook—10 to 11 a.m.
or search for Cornerstone Bible Church on Facebook
  7:00 pm - Sunday Evening Bible Study

  7:00 pm - Wednesday Evening Bible Study
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 one another.
Pray and ask God to guide and protect our Local, State, National and World Leaders.
Pray that that the Lord will heal our Country.

Pray the lost will find Salvation in Christ Jesus.
Pray for Peace in Israel, Egypt, Syria, and throughout the Middle East.
Pray for the needs and safety of Ukraine’s people. Pray for Peace in Ukraine.
Pray for the safety and needs of our military troops and their families.
Pray for our U.S. military deployed overseas and for those stationed in the States.
Pray for the needs of our Veterans. Their needs are varied and many.
Pray for the Christians who are suffering persecution because of their faith in Christ.
Pray for healing for the sick. Pray that people, of all ages, are healthier this Fall and Winter.
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

* December 4th, is our next Fellowship Sunday Luncheon. Ham Dinner.

The Joash Chest - Offering for Building Repairs, Etc.

* Offerings in the Joash Chest last Sunday totaled $30.00 - Thank you!

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A Note From Pastor Jim

* Last week’s Offering for Union Gospel Mission was $951. Thank you.

* Next Sunday is our Christmas Fellowship Luncheon. Lucy will be baking Ham. It is up to the rest of us to bring a fully-prepared, ready-to-serve entree, to fill out the menu.  Each family brings a dish to share. Suggestions: a hot casserole, cold salad, vegetable, veggie/fruit or meat/cheese tray, chips & dip, or a dessert. Everyone is invited. Please plan now to attend. Thanks.

* Please continue praying for these people on our Prayer List for healing. Members: Anna G, Barbara M, Carol E, Carol R, Chuck & Maye C, Delores M, Denise A, Dennis E, Gene K, Joy M, Kirk A, Lewis T, Mike N, Phillip Mc, Phyllis J, Phyllis M, Roy S, Sharon T, and Susan A. ~ Family & Friends: Allie S, Boyd H, Brielle P, Butch S, Christine K, Dean V, Faye V, Fred F, Greg S, Hazel W, Hope O, Ingrid M, Jacob S, Janet A, Jean N, Jeff P, Jessica G, Karl L, Katherine Mc, Kim H, Legend H, Linda P, Marie F, Mary Mc, Mary Jane S, Mary V, Nancy F, Owen K, Peggy M, Riley W, Ryan W, Sharon Mc, Shirley D, Sylvia R, Theresa K, Thomas Wh, & Todd V. Thank you.

* 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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Advent Week 1—Hope

The Waitby Campus Crusade for Christ

Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. (ESV)

“When will they get here?” said an eager-eyed 8-year-old. “I can’t stand it any longer.” If you’ve ever waited for out-of-town grandparents to arrive, you understand the urgency of this situation. Grandparents often arrive bearing gifts, affection, and often, candy. Children around the globe agree: they’re worth the wait.

The experience of God’s people has always been one of waiting and expectation. From the very beginning, when Adam and Eve introduced sin into the world and God promised to send a rescuer to save people from the ravaging affects of that sin, the redemption countdown began.

By the time the prophet Isaiah wrote the words in the verses above, God’s people had grown accustomed to waiting. Ever since God had clearly designated Abraham’s family as the line through which He would send a Redeemer, His people had watched for this Messiah, always hoping that His arrival would be right around the corner.

Over centuries, the promise passed through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah and David. In dark days, when prophets called God’s people to return to Him and hold on to hope, a flicker of light signaled that the Messiah was not far off. But then, suddenly, after Malachi, God became quiet. Had He given up on these defiant, wayward people? Had they strayed beyond God’s reach?

Today, we have the benefit of hindsight. We know that after 400 years, God broke this silence first by sending John the Baptist to prepare the way. Then He split the silence wide open with another baby — a baby who wouldn’t just patch up a broken world but would restore it completely. John 1:14 And the Word became flesh.

We know about Jesus, the Messiah, and about how the story ends. But knowing about the story isn’t enough. We were created to know the Author of the story.

During this Advent season, you are likely waiting for something: an “all-clear” test result from a doctor, a phone call from an estranged loved one, help with finances, or an answer about something else you’ve been praying about. As with God’s people through the ages, your human experience is also defined by weary waiting.

Isaiah’s words were spoken to desperately longing people on the brink of losing hope. They offer you an equal hope in One who not only has already come and gone but who will come again: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Now, that’s a description of someone truly worth waiting for. Do you Know Him? You can invite Jesus into your life right now. Just ask Him.

(You can find most of the devotions posted on our site at

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This information is for those of you who cannot attend service in person.

* 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

You can also give thru our Give Now tab at the top of our Church Webpage at or thru our new web page Donate Button at

Thank you to all of you who have already used the Give Now tab, Donate Button, or mail in option to give your Tithes and Offerings.

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* 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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* Please Note! Our Church website is moving to a new site and has a new address. Our new web address is  Please click on this link to be redirected to our new site - then bookmark it to find it again later. For now we are updating both sites weekly.

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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.