Cornerstone's Weekend Update

December 14, 2018

New Worship Service Times will begin this Sunday, December 16! Classic Worship, Connections Class & Youth Class will begin at 9:00 am. Modern Worship & Kids JAM will begin at 10:45 am. Nursery for infants and toddlers will be available at both services.

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Join us for Christmas Eve Services - Modern Worship - 3 pm & 5 pm, Classic Worship - 7 pm. All 3 services will share the inspiring message of the birth of Jesus Christ and beautiful Christmas music. Invite your family, friends & neighbors!

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Wear your Christmas attire on December 23!

Wear your Christmas attire on December 23! Whether it’s an ugly Christmas sweater, beautiful Christmas dress, Christmas tie or vest, come & enjoy the family atmosphere and the Christmas celebration!

Ushers & Greeters Needed for Christmas Eve

We need ushers & greeters for Christmas Eve Services at 3 pm, 5 pm & 7 pm. Please sign-up at “Sign-up Central.”

Special Christmas Offering

Our special “Christmas Offering” this year will be divided: half will go toward the Cornerstone building project, & half will go for hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico. Please use the Christmas envelope in your box of offering envelopes, or pick up one on the bench at the back of the Sanctuary.

"Taking Down the Greens"

We will be “Taking Down the Greens” on Monday, January 7 at 9 am. If you’re willing to help, please join us!

Other News...

This Sunday, December 16, Electrified Faith (Youth Praise Team) will be singing at 2nd service!

All donations to The Mitten Tree need to be to the church by this Sunday, December 16 at 12:00 pm.

There will be a Pharr Information Meeting on December 16, at 10:00 am, in Room A of Fellowship Hall, for those going, or interested in going on the mission trip in February.

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

We have a very special family in our congregation. This special family 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 a directory, please stop by the office and pick up an overlay sticker in the basket in the office.

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 (Please do not begin to use your 2019 envelopes until January).

Thank you - The Visitation Committee sincerely appreciates the lap quilts that were made and donated by the Quilting group for five Cornerstone shut-in's. The recipients of these quilts were: Joyce Kerr, Pat Wilbur, Jean Leutzinger, Othela Pierce, and Dorothy Poppe. Thank you for this gift of love.

The church office will be CLOSED from December 24 - January 1. In the event of an emergency, (ex. death, hospitalization, etc.) please call the church office at 636-379-5334 and leave a message on Dr. Mike’s voicemail (ext. 7001).

For our volunteers, the Food Pantry will be closed from December 26, 2018 thru Jan. 2, 2019. It will reopen on January 9th.

Communion Servers for 2019 Needed - Please sign up at sign up central if you would like to take this opportunity to serve.

Operation Backpack needs fruit cups, pudding cups and individually wrapped snacks. We are currently serving 30 students in the Fort Zumwalt School District at 3 different schools!

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!


  • Jean Murray - recovering from fall
  • Sandy Moeller’s mother-in-law - hospice
  • Mason - grandson of a friend of Katie Paul - health concerns


Lyle Allen, Danny Armstrong, Gary Ballowe, Rebecca Dunivan, Carol Fairchild, Mike Farmer, Helen Figueroa, Evelyn Guyer, Shirley Horton, Roger Houk, Patsy Langston, Patti Okai, Jean Rapert, Bob Scherer, Shawn Scott, Virginia Spangler, Betty Stansfield, Dee Stilgenbauer on death of Husband, Vurn, 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 12/16

9:00 am Classic Worship

9:00 am Youth Class

9:00 am Connections Class

10:00 am Pharr Meeting

10:15 am Hodge Bible Study

10:45 am Modern Worship

10:45 am Kids JAM

Nursery care is offered during all services

12:30 pm Adopt a Family Pick-up

1:00 pm Advent Study

Monday, 12/17

6:30 pm Yoga

Tuesday, 12/18

9 30 am NO Quilting TODAY

10:30 am Yoga

5:30 pm Electrified Faith

6:30 pm Youth Dinner

6:45 pm Praise Team Practice

7:00 pm Youth Group

Wednesday, 12/19

9:30 am Food Pantry

5:30 pm Handbell Practice

6:45 pm Choir Practice

Thursday, 12/20

10:30am Yoga

6:00 pm Circle of Companions

Friday, 12/21

9:00 am Operation Backpack

Saturday, 12/22

7:30 am Men Living in Christ

You can see our monthly calendar by clicking here:

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