Say Yes to Trust: day one


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Say Yes to Trust: day one

“The Lord is my shepherd.

I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me besides still waters.

He restores my soul.”

Psalms 23:1-3


Green pasture. Still waters…

Of course, a soul would be restored in this setting. How could it not? So why do I fight against trusting my God when this beauty is where He wants to take me??

I have to admit- I have a hard time believing God wants the best for me because I’ve been ‘let down’ many times by God before. I had something I’ve prayed for and he whispers to me, “Do you trust me?”  I respond excitedly yes only to be left disappointed when the prayer isn’t answered in the way I’m expecting.

Say YesIt took a year to work out my frustrations with God after we moved up to Austin.

I had many dreams of helping countless lives through the farm God told us to leave behind. He blessed us with a wonderful home, but it is in town. My horse of 21 years was rehomed far away. It pained me to give up all the peace and security of the country. I had trusted God and he didn’t come through in my eyes.

But oh, He had! It took a while for him to soften my heart but when I finally surrendered what I thought was best I realized God has blessed us more than I could have asked for! More growth has come to pass this past year than all the 11 years combined when we were on that farm- Our marriage is stronger than ever. Our family is closer than it’s ever been- we laugh more together, our children are standing strong and figuring out their personal relationships with God. I rest now, like really stop to rest which I’ve never done before. All because we chose to trust God, and this is only the beginning of our journey!

The thing I’ve been learning is- God’s BEST doesn’t look like the world’s best.

The world screams its many bests at us- a successful job, a beautiful house, being smart or beautiful, to appear everything is in order in your household. The worlds best leaves us wanting, frazzled, & sometimes depressed and lonely. Nothing close to what this scripture paints.

God’s best has substance.

His best is a peace that surpasses all understanding, a joy that doesn’t waver with situations surrounding you, an identity in Him where you know you are loved and treasured, the courage to face your fears, genuine thankfulness for all the things you already have… You will not be wanting because you are trusting in Him and surrounded in HIS best!

David knew our God and trusted in a way we still can’t grasp as clearly today. Maybe it was the slow-moving days of the quiet back then- not having to drive vehicles hurriedly through congested roads, no bosses breathing down his back with pressing deadlines, no TV or internet to distract his aching heart, or no obligatory payments weighing on his soul. He watched sheep all day and had all day to do it. Whatever the difference was David had a clear perspective on how fleeting this world is and how great and good our God is… and we can too.

God desires the best for us.

THE BEST. And when we continue to discover the differences of God’s best to the World’s best, like David had, it’s all the easier to trust our Mighty, Loving Father with our lives.

written by: Israel Keefe

Funfest 2017


Cornerstone’s 17th Annual Funfest will be held on September 10th at 10:30 a.m. Join us down at the Austin Bandshell for an outdoor community worship service.

Following the service Cornerstone will be serving a complimentary BBQ lunch.   To finish off lunch cotton candy and snow cones will be served.



  • Community Worship Service
  • Free BBQ
  • Cotton Candy
  • Snow Cones
  • Bounce Houses.
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course.
  • Bungee Trampolines.
  • Human Knockerballs.



Funfest will be located at Austin Community Bandshell located at Main St. & 9th Place S.W. Austin.  You can get direction here:  Directions to the Bandshell.


You can follow our facebook event:  Facebook Funfest Event Page for up to date information.  Also, you can use the event page to invite friends.


  • Lawn chair.
  • Blanket.
  • Umbrella.  (Funfest will happen rain or shine.)
  • Friends.

We hope you and your friends will help us celebrate the beginning of the fall season at Funfest.

Easter Weekend 2017

Easter Weekend Celebration

Bring your kids to our Cute Cuddly Zone. We’ll have baby chicks & bunnies for you child to hold & pet.  Kids, baby bunnies & chicks: Instagram & Facebook will never be the same!
The Easter Bunny will also be here to greet your family as you arrive. I bet he even has a few treats for your kids too.  Not to mention fresh COTTON CANDY for everyone.

Kids classrooms will be available for kids birth – 4th grade.  We’d love to have you celebrate with us this Easter.

Service Times

Saturday, April 15th

  • 5:00 p.m. Easter Celebration

Sunday, April 16th

  • 9:00 a.m. Easter Celebration
  • 10:30 a.m. Easter Celebration
  • 12:00 p.m. Easter Celebration

What to Expect

Planning a visit for the first time?  Check out our What to Expect page.  It should help you know what to plan for when visiting Cornerstone Church.

Invite a Friend

Don’t come to the party alone!  Bring someone with you. Here’s how in 3 easy steps.

  1. Click the image below.
  2. Save the image to your mobile device or computer.
  3. Use the image to invite your friends.



Kids Summer Camp: June 12-16th


  • DATES: June 12-16th
  • WHO: Kids heading into 3rd & 5th grade.
  • COST: $260 ($100 deposit due April 30th. Total due June 12th.)
  • REG. DEADLINE: Sunday, April 30th.

Please visit our Kids Camp Parent Resouce page by clicking the button below.  There you will find downloadable registrations forms, pay registration online, and much more.  It’s your one stop shop for all you need to know to send your child to kids camp.


These are my People

Who are your people?  You know, the ones that you can laugh and cry with, the people that know the details of your life.
Everyone knows that it’s important to be connected to a community of friends.  As life becomes more saturated with technology, people are becoming more and more isolated.  We spend less time engaging in real conversations with real people and more time leaving messages and replying to emails.

What if taking one simple step could change that?

At Cornerstone, we are trying to make it easier for you to find real people who share your common interests.  It’s a fact that having friends with similar Christian values will increase your aptitude for spiritual growth.  Your friends are predictors of your values, health, and overall wellness.

Basically, it’s like this: Friends are good. Isolation is bad. Take a step today and join a life group! You may just find yourself a great new group of friends that you can laugh with and learn from as you deepen your faith walk.




New Years Eve & Day Service Times

Water Baptism Service on New Years Eve!


There is nothing better than finishing off 2016 with a Water Baptism service on New Year’s Eve. Service starts at 5:00 p.m.  and finishes with a meal catered by Piggy Blues BBQ at 6 p.m.  The cost for the meal is $3 per person.  Bouncy House is available for Preschool Kids.

Water Baptism Service on New Year’s  Day!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1st @ 10:30 P.M.

Start 2017 off right.  How about a Water Baptism Service.   On New Year’s Day our 9:00 a.m. worship service recessed but at 10:30 a.m. we will have our Water Baptism service!

Children’s environments are available for kids birth – 4th grade.  Actually, for kids, it’s PJ Sunday.  Be to have your kids wear their favorite jammies this weekend at Cornerstone.   You cannot beat Water Baptism Service and PJ Sunday…it’s a WIN WIN.

Contact Cornerstone Church with any questions at 507-433-7008 or

Christmas Eve Service 2016

You and you family are invited to enjoy our family candlelit Christmas Eve service.  There will be three service times to choose from

  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m
  • 4:00 p.m.

We hope that your Christmas will be filled with Wonder.   There will be no services on Christmas Day.

August: Volunteer of the Month

Vision2020_spread_the_spiritWe would like to recognize Neil Ariano and his family as our August volunteers of the month. Neil and his wife Laura have just recently started attending Cornerstone Church with their two daughters, Regina and Bobbie. They wasted no time jumping in to help serve. The Ariano family has helped to bring further awareness to the Cornerstone Food Shelf which serves as a helping hand to those in need in our community. Neil has also been a welcomed addition to the worship team, playing the bass for our weekend services. We are so blessed by the Ariano family!


If you are interested in becoming part of a bigger story, consider volunteering at Cornerstone Church.  It’s a great way to take the next step in your relationship with Jesus. Email: for more information on one of our serving teams.

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