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Special Guest: Randy Ruiz

Join us for services on April 21st & 22nd with guest Randy Ruiz!  Randy will be speaking in all our regular weekend services.

Weekend Service Times

  • Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

SPECIAL SERVICE on Sunday, April 22nd @ 6:00 p.m.

Childcare will be provided for kids birth to 4th grade.  Check-in is available at our guest services desk in our Next Generation wing.  You can read more about our kid’s environments & check-in HERE.

You can read more about Randy Ruiz here: Randy Ruiz Ministries

Take advantage of this great opportunity to grow in Christ! We’d love to see you!

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Water Baptism Service Rescheduled

Our April 14th Water Baptism Service has been rescheduled to May 19th.   Because Minnesota still believes it is winter we had to cancel our latest Water Baptism Service.

We hate having to cancel and reschedule but we would rather err on the side of safety.  The good news is if you are interested in being water baptized on April 14th but it didn’t work for your schedule NOW YOU CAN!

Contact Cornerstone Church by stopping at the Info Center during one of our weekend services.  You can also email us here: office@cornerstoneaustin.org.

If you would like to know more about water baptism you can read more HERE.  If you would like to watch a few water baptism stories you can view them HERE.

Maybe you’ve been invited by a friend and family to a water baptism service and would like to know what to expect.  Check out our What to Expect page HERE.

My Story

My Story

A new message series will be starting this weekend, April 7th & 8th, entitled My Story.  Everyone has a story.  Our life experiences (our stories) define who we are today and who we will become in the future.  In the month of April, we will hear stories of unbelief, anxiety, addiction, pain, and sin.  We will learn what happens when our story and Jesus’ power meet.

My story begins with…  

But then Jesus.

Service Times

  • Saturday 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m

A family-friendly meal is offered after each Saturday service.  The cost is $3 per person or $20 a family.

Kids environments are available during all our service times.  You can find out more about our kid’s environments here:  Fly Kids.

My Story Shirts

You will notice people wearing “My Story” shirts.  A kind of cotton testimony about what Jesus did to their story.  Shirts can be ordered at Cornerstone Church this weekend & during business hours throughout the week.  You can also order shirts by calling the church office at 507-219-0940 or email at office@cornestoneaustin.org   Shirts are $15 each.

My Story Videos

 

 

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Kids Summer Camp Registration

 FLY KIDS SUMMER CAMP

JUNE 11-14th  –  COST: $245


Summer is coming sooner than you think.  This year Cornerstone will be heading to Lake Geneva Christian Center for 4 days of summer camp.  I would like to invite your child to come to camp. Visit our website and consider sending your child to Kids Camp this summer.

KIDS SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

 

BASIC REG. INFO.


DATES: June 11-14th

WHO: Kids heading into 3rd & 5th grade in fall of 2018.

COST: $245 ($145 deposit due May 13th. Total due June 3rd.)

REG. DEADLINE: Sunday, May 13th.

Please visit our Kids Summer Camp web page by clicking the button below.  There you will find Online Registration & Parent Resource links.  It’s your one-stop shop for all you need to know to send your child to kids camp.

KIDS SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

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Easter in Austin

 

We want to spend Easter weekend with your family. Cornerstone Church, in the Sterling Shopping Center, has a message of hope for you this Easter.

Easter Service Times

  • Saturday, March 31st @ 3:30 p.m.  &   5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 2st @ 9:00 a.m.  & 10:30 a.m.  & 11:45 a.m.

Kids Environments for All Ages

We will have safe & engaging environments for children birth thru 4th grade.  A guest services volunteer will assist you in getting children checked into the correct environment.  Read more about visiting Fly Kids here.

Bunny Town

There will be baby bunnies, chics & ducklings that kids can pet and interact with.  If your kids are looking for cute OVERLOAD then Bunny Town is for you.  So come a little early or stay a little longer so your kids can experience Bunny Town.

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Eve in Austin

Christmas Eve in Austin

Cornerstone Church will be hosting a Christmas Eve experience for you and your family.  Our Christmas Eve service will feature live music & a meaningful Christmas message under the dim glow of candlelight.   On your way home make sure your kids pick up some Christmas candy.  It is our hope that we can celebrate Christmas with you and your family.

 

Service Times:

Saturday, December 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

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Sunday, December 24th at

10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

 

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Say Yes to Serving: day one

We are called to serve others.

Galatians 5:13 says, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” (NIV)  The Bible tells us that even Jesus himself came not to be served, but to serve others. (Mark 10:45, NIV)

And yet, often times, serving can feel like such a chore.  It’s easy to find excuses to not want to serve.  It’s time-consuming, it can be exhausting, and we wonder sometimes if it’s really worth our effort.

But where God calls, He always provides.

Here are a few practical steps to help us as we navigate our God-given call to serve.

1. Schedule it.  

It may sound strange but schedule your serving time.  

A lot of volunteer roles at churches or in your local community will have a begin date and an end date.  Put it on your calendar, like you would anything else that you’ve committed to.  By doing this, you are placing value upon it.  We tend to show up for the things that we have scheduled time for.  Most service positions are willing to work with your schedule.  Take a  look at your calendar and let them know ahead of time when you will be unavailable.  This allows them time to fill your position and it also makes serving feel more manageable knowing that when necessary, you can miss a time or two.

2.  Use your gifts.

Use the gifts that God has already given you to serve others.  

1 Peter 4:9-10 says, “Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God.”

God has given each of us unique gifts, talents and abilities.  If you’re unsure what your gifts may be, try to think of what it is that you enjoy doing.  Often times, your gifts will line up with what your passions and interests are. If you enjoy working with young kids and students, there are a wide area of service opportunities for you to choose from here at Cornerstone Church.  Talk to a pastor and get plugged in somewhere.  If kids aren’t really your cup of tea, then there are a number of other opportunities including being a part of our greeters team, usher team, hospitality team or worship team.  As pastor Dave Simerson often says, “Do something, not nothing.”

3. Use His strength

We can serve from the strength that God provides.

So often we use the excuse of being tired when it comes to serving. But ask anyone who has been serving consistently and they will tell you that serving can also be very life giving.  There have been countless times when I have left my house feeling exhausted, headed to church to serve, wondering how I’m ever going to make it through only to discover that by the end of the service I feel energized!  I leave feeling inspired, like I made a difference in someone’s life.    

1 Peter 4:11 says, “If anyone speaks, let it be as one who speaks God’s words; if anyone serves, let it be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything.”  God provides the strength we need to serve and all the glory goes to Him.

I believe that as we schedule our serving time, use our gifts, and use His strength, we will experience the fullness that God intended for us as we serve one another in love.  When we give of ourselves, our time and our resources to serve those around us, God is faithful to fill us back up and provide all that we need.


written by: Jessica Broberg

jessicabroberg.com

Say Yes to Friendship: day Three

When I was a kid I remember a public service campaign about how to respond if you found yourself in a smoke-filled room or a building that was on fire. The campaign slogan was short and memorable, “Stop-Drop-And Roll.” Here I am 35 years later in life, and I still remember that simple slogan.

Dr. Henry Cloud has a similar slogan for how what to do when we experience personal trauma or crisis, “Stop-Drop-And Connect.” We are in the middle of a series of messages called, “Say Yes”, and this week is “Say Yes to Connection and Friendship!” I want to encourage all of us to go through a crisis, not alone, but with someone else. Connect!

Why is this a challenge? Our human nature often leads us to isolate and seek to be alone when we face trouble in life. It may be because we feel ashamed, hurt, tired or broken. We don’t want to broadcast our failure, mistake or abuse to anyone else we know. And we don’t have to. However, let me encourage all of us to reach out to at least one person when we are facing a crisis. That one connection can make all the difference!

When we try to live as an island to ourselves it begins to be all too easy to let lies, half-truths, and misinformation become our reality. When we are alone there is no one else to throw a flag on the play and cause us to reconsider our thoughts or feelings in the context of reality. We become the chief official, the only voice and that is a treacherous path to walk on. I love what we are told in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” If we fall, we need someone else to help lift us up!

God has given us friends and made us friends so that there can be a connection when there is a fall. We all need that! Don’t forget to connect in crisis. It may be the one thing that makes the troubled times survivable. “Stop-Drop-And Connect!”

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