Cornerstone's Weekend Update

May 6, 2016


Sunday, May 8 is the last chance to buy seats for the youth group "Shares Of The Youth Retreat" fundraiser or to donate to the youth group to help cover the cost of the annual Spring retreat. Shares are $25 per person (larger donations are welcome and appreciated). The "Shares Luncheon" will be held on May 15 at 12:00 pm, following the second service in the Sanctuary. Lee's Fried Chicken and sides will be served, there will be a slide show presentation and students will share events that happened on retreat with the lunch attendees. THANKS for your support of the youth group! Contact Greg Evans with questions, 636-357-3433 or

Is serving communion for you? Have you ever wondered what is involved in serving communion? Have you ever wanted to be invited to serve communion? Have you doubted if you are worthy or capable? Whether you have been serving, or are curious about serving, you are invited on Monday, May 16, at 1:30 pm or 7:00 pm to learn, to sign-up and to have questions answered. This is a wonderful way to serve Christ as you become more involved at Cornerstone.

A Note from Dr. Mike

Cornerstone Offerings: A How-To

Your financial offerings to Cornerstone are crucial to the success and excellence of this seven-day a week ministry. Thank you for your continued, consistent, generous support of this ministry for Christ.

It’s important for you to do a few things in order to make it easier for us to keep track of your contributions and make sure we know to what you’re contributing.

First, make sure you’re writing out your check accurately, especially using the correct date on the check. I know it sounds silly, but it’s easy to be distracted and write out the wrong month, day, or year. Also, please make sure you sign the check.

Second, please use an offering envelope. We use offering envelopes in our record keeping to make sure contributions are attributed to the right person or family. Your offering envelopes have a number unique to you that we use to keep track of your financial contributions. Also, the offering envelopes have a place for the total contribution you’re making, as well as a breakdown of where you want that money to go. For example, you might write a check for $200. That’s the amount that would be written in the total. Then you might want $75 to go to our Building Fund, so you’d write that on the envelope. And you might want the remainder to go to the Budget, so you’d write $125 on that line. The offering envelopes also have a place for you to designate other funds or special offering gifts.

These simple steps help our offering Counting Committee and our Financial Secretary know how to record and keep track of your gifts. Again, thank you for your ongoing,

faithful support of your church.

Dr. Mike

Community Bulletin Board

For groups to post their upcoming events, fundraisers, etc. Just send a .jpg (picture) of your event to Stacy in the church office and we'll get it posted on the website. All items will be checked for content & approved by the office before they will be posted. For questions, please contact the office at 636-379-5334. To see our community bulletin board, click here:


Food Pantry Needs for May: Canned sloppy joe mix (Manwich) & canned pasta sauce. Please no glass containers!

The Postal Food Drive is Saturday, May 14. We need volunteers to help collect food from the post office. Call the office if you can help!

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Fundraising Guidelines

We get requests weekly to either have fundraising events at the church or advertise fundraisers through the church publications. The Finance Team and Pastor are asking that every fundraising event, whether for a Cornerstone ministry, or for an outside organization, be approved by them. Simply contact the church office and fill out a fundraiser event request form. Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • Paula Ford - starting chemo treatments
  • Buzzy Fairchild - hospitalized
  • Kerry Hartsoe - health concerns
  • Debbie Howell - resident at Twin Oaks - health concerns
  • Family of Jeff Moody who passed away - friends of Ken & Sharon Bass

On Going Requests

Michelle Boyer, Judi Bright, Beverly Bush, Floyd Case, Glenda Chrisman, Cona Cypret, Scott Dowler, TJ Hartnett, Robin Hays, The Houke Family, Alec Ingram, Diann Kapoulis, Kurt Kenel, Jen Lehnhoff, Doris Mollet, Jean Rapert, Brad Reed, Julie Rodriguez, Shirley Sims, Shirley Spradley, Vurn Stilgenbauer, Karen Jo Survant, 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


Sunday, 5/8 Mother's Day

9:00 am Traditional Service

9:00 am Connections Class

9:00 am Youth Sunday School

9:00 am Children’s Classes

10:30 am Contemporary Service

Monday, 5/9

9:00 am Preschool Junior Olymics

7:00 pm Golden Games

Tuesday, 5/10

8:30 am Trustees Meeting

9:30 am Quilting

1:00 pm OLIO Bible Study

5:30 pm Handbell Practice

7:00 pm Choir

Wednesday, 5/11

9:00 am Visitation Committee Meeting

9:30 am Food Pantry

5:30 pm Electrified Faith

6:30 pm Youth Dinner

6:45 pm Praise Team Practice

7:00 pm Youth Group

Thursday, 5/12

5:30 pm TOPS Group

6:00 pm Circle of Companions

6:30 pm CTT Children's Ministry Meeting

7:00 pm Building Committee Meeting

Friday, 5/13

9:00 am Operation Backpack

9:30 am Moms & More

7:00 pm Disciple 1

7:00 pm NA

Saturday, 5/14

Postal Food Drive

7:30 am Men’s Accountability Group

You can see our monthly calendar by clicking here:


  • Pastor ~ Dr. Mike Gillen
  • Office Manager ~ Stacy McGlasson
  • Director of Discipleship & Communications ~ Dawn Gerard
  • Director of Students & Outreach ~ Greg Evans
  • Choir Director ~ Kerry Hartsoe
  • Preschool Director ~ Joann Markus
  • Custodian ~ Roger Campbell
  • Treasurer ~ Jon Woodrum
  • Media Director ~ Glenn Cadena
  • Accompanist ~ Dee Stilgenbauer
  • Accompanist ~ Joan Oliver