Cornerstone's Weekend Update

January 11, 2019

JANUARY'S MESSAGE SERIES - "Beginning Again" - The New Year can be a way to begin again with God leading our way.

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With winter weather in the forecast this weekend we'd like to take a moment to remind you, in the event of inclement weather, please stay tuned to our website (, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter pages, or Fox 2 News, KMOV, or KSDK for church closings.

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UMW/New Day Circle Meeting

Weather permitting, the UMW-New Day Circle will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. We will have a program entitled “What’s Up!” so we hope you’re curious enough to come to the meeting, enjoy the program and have lunch with us. We will also spend a little time finalizing our meeting plans for 2019. Our goal is to bring interesting programs and opportunities to the women of Cornerstone. Maybe you’re the one with the best ideas for achieving that goal! We look forward to seeing you on January 17th. Please sign up at "Sign-up Central" if you plan to attend; a lunch count is helpful. (Your attendance is welcome even if you forget to sign up). By the way, we always take time for tears, concerns, joy and laughter so bring it all.

Ladies Monday Morning Bible Study

A new study will start, Monday, January 28, at 10:00 am. We will study Max Lucado’s “Life Lessons from JOHN.” Sign up at “Sign-up Central.” Books are available in the office. (Sign the sheet if you take a book. Payment of $7 will be due to Terry Lohymeyer at the first meeting).

Order your delicious Super Bowl Sandwiches!

The Pharr Mission Team is now taking your orders for delicious, yummy, appetizing, mouth-watering and tasty Super Subs for $15 each! Pick up will be Sunday, February 3rd between 1st and 2nd services from 10:00 to 10:45 am and again after 2nd service at 11:45 am. 18 Inch Super Subs will include ½ lb. of ham, ½ lb. of turkey and ¼ lb. of salami & American cheese with tomatoes, lettuce and onions on the side. Yummy! Fill out the order form in this week's bulletin, or pick one up from the brochure rack in the Lobby and turn into the office or offering plate. PAYMENT IS DUE AT PICK UP ON FEBRUARY 3RD! Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Pharr Mission Trip.

Other News...

We need Coffee Servers to set up on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am. Sign-up at "Sign-up Central," or email Greg Evans at if you can help!

The Hodge Bible Study will be meeting Sundays at 10:15 am in the Conference Room.

Church History Project - there will be an organizational meeting for anyone interested in working on a church history project. If you can help with research, pictures, interviews, writing, editing, etc. please join us on Jan. 12th, at 9:00 am. We will be meeting at Panera's in O'Fallon.

A Pharr Meeting has been added to the calendar on Sunday, January 13, at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall Room A, for those interested in going on the Pharr Texas Mission trip at the end of February.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for people to apply for homeownership in 2019. To see if you qualify, please see the flyer at “Sign-up Central” or pick up a flyer from the brochure rack in the Lobby.

Please pick up your 2019 offering envelopes on the table in the Lobby (they are alphabetized by last name). In order to receive financial statements you must have an assigned offering envelope. If you don’t have envelopes and would like them, please leave a note for Stacy in the office or email As a reminder, all checks must be written in black or standard dark blue ink or the bank will not accept. Please fill in the amount at the bottom of the envelope and designate funds on the right side of your envelope. Also, please do not use offering envelopes from previous years.

We have a very special family in our congregation that was left out of the recent directory, even though they had their picture taken! So that you all have the opportunity to know the Faber family, Lifetouch has provided an overlay sticker to adhere to the last page of pictures in the directory if you received or purchased one. Please stop by the office and pick up an overlay sticker in the basket.

Don’t forget to order your produce from First Fruits Co-op today! A portion of the proceeds will go to the Dewey Wofford Shoe Project! For more information, go to, or pick up an order form in the Lobby.

Do you go out to eat after church on Sundays? Texas Roadhouse in O’Fallon will give 10% of your total food sales back to our church if you present your bulletin to them!


  • Please pray for Sami Thomas, the FZN student who was involved in a serious car accident on Hwy P this week.


Bob Arnold, Gary Ballowe, Rebecca Dunivan, Helen Figueroa, Shirley Horton, Roger Houk, Barb Judd, Patsy Langston, Patti Okai, Jean Rapert, Carol Richardson, Bob Scherer, Virginia Spangler, Katie Stroder, Helen Voege, Amanda Whitecotton, Margaret Yates, Steven Strauch ~ friend of Dr. Mike, The Homeless, The Unemployed, All Military Personnel, POW’s & MIA’s, Our covenant church in the Funhalouro Village In Mozambique, The persecuted church & Christians all over the world, All Military Personnel who suffer from PTSD

Congregational Care Needs: Do you have a care need, or know of someone who does? Contact Dr. Mike Gillen: Church: 636-379-5334, ext. 7001, or e-mail: Reminder: Dr. Mike is off on Fridays.


Sunday 1/13

9:00 am Classic Worship

9:00 am Connections Class

9:00 am Youth Class

10:00 am Pharr Meeting

10:15 am Hodge Bible Study

10:45 am Kids JAM

10:45 am Modern Worship

Nursery care is offered during all services

Monday, 1/14

7:00 pm Staff Meeting

Tuesday, 1/15

9:30 am Quilting

6:30 pm Youth Dinner

6:45 pm Praise Team Practice

7:00 pm Youth Group

Wednesday, 1/16

9:30 am Food Pantry

11:45 am Bible Readers

5:30 pm Handbell Practice

6:45 pm Choir Practice

Thursday, 1/17

11:30 am UMW/New Day Circle

5:30 pm TOPS Group

6:00 pm Circle of Companions

6:30 pm Broeker Bible Study

Friday, 1/18

9:00 am Operation Backpack

Saturday, 1/19

7:30 am Men Living in Christ

9:30 am OASIS

10:00 am Scrapbooking

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Cornerstone Staff

  • Pastor ~ Dr. Mike Gillen
  • Director of Administration & Communications ~ Stacy McGlasson
  • Director of Faith Development & Outreach ~ Greg Evans
  • Director of Classic Worship ~ Kerry Hartsoe
  • Director of Modern Worship & Media Ministry ~ Brandon Salter
  • Assistant Director of Modern Worship ~ Carina McGlasson
  • Media Coordinator ~ Mike Cochran
  • Treasurer ~ Jon Woodrum
  • Accompanist - 1st service ~ Ren DeShong, Rachel Hunter, Joan Oliver, Dee Stilgenbauer
  • Custodian ~ Brian Cole