Cornerstone fellowship newsletter nov. 20, 2012 final copy
Vol 1 … November…2012 Church Newsletter Cornerstone Fellowship of Mill Run “...Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone.” - Ephesians 2:20 Since March when Sara was and donations we never asked for. hospitalized until now, there has There is also the endless bags of Pastors Corner been a family member in the clothes for my whole family. I hospital for all but 6 weeks. cant forget the 100s of cards, So much to do with so little time to When you consider I took over 1,000s of prayers and endless do it. We all feel that way now and as pastor on January 6th to say words of encouragement. again. This time of year no sooner this year has baptism by fire into How am I so sure God was does the turkey begin to digest than the ministry would be an and is at work despite of all this? we are into black friday shopping understatement. When my family was down and and the holiday season. Yet despite the adversity to defeated, Christs love shown in all Yet it wasnt until this past say Im thankful and feel blessed of those ways and more, let us Sunday when I preached on would be a gross understatement. know God had never left us nor thankfulness did it truly strike me Ever since Sara was first forsaken us. During hard times the first of all just how busy this year hospitalized friends, family and opposite is actually true. 2 Cor. has been. Much more than that this church family supported us 9:15 says His power is made though, this year has cemented in in miraculous ways. perfect when were at our weakest. my mind that in the midst of There was the MOPS Want proof? Sunday terrible circumstances God is at group who filled my freezer with morning and Awana attendance work in powerful ways just below meals twice, the $1,000 of has nearly doubled during this the surface. dollars worth of money, giftcards time. Praise God for He is Good! John 6:33-35Dont Miss Upcoming Events! “And Jesus said unto • Holiday Bazaar Craft Show @ Cornerstone Fellowship them, I am the bread of– Saturday, Dec. 1 8am – 4pm life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he • AWANA Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 16th 6 – 8pm that believeth on me shall • Christmas Eve Service Dec. 24th starting at 6:30pm never thirst.” *Christmas Play “The Very First Christmas” will be performed primarily by Cornerstone AWANA clubbers So come out and see them!
Prayers and Praises If you would like to have a prayer or praise added e-mail, call or remind me in person. I will do my best to include it on the list. Dave and Kim Clapper: Dave continues to undergo treatment for his brain cancer. Kim had experienced some issues with her heart also. Please keep both of them in your prayers. The Ott family: Two pillars of the Ott family past away this past month. Norma Neff, sister of Annie Ott, past away. Just one day later Cletus Ott passed away. Amidst the grief hitting this family at their passing, it was amazing to see the celebration of their lives. The Pielmeier family: Kammy Pielmeier underwent a 2nd reconstructive surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Conner was involved in a freak accident at school in which he broke his right eye socket in three places. He was taken to Childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh and a few weeks later had 3 titanium plates inserted during his reconstructive surgery. Just prior to this they had to put to sleep a second dog of theirs this year. Scott and the whole family really could use our prayers and supports, especially to see how Gods hand is at work through all they have gone through this year. Jennifer Fye: Underwent back surgery and is recovering well. Dan Hulse: Praise that Dan was able to find a part time job at Lowes and seems to have worked out a schedule where Dan and his family can continually bless our congregation with their music ministry. Im constantly told how much people are blessed their music. Makayla and Sara Olivieri: My daughter is now at the Childrens Institute in Pittsburgh working around the clock with a feeding team to see if they can get her to take a bottle without some of it going into her lungs. It will take up to 4 weeks, but she may not have to get a feeding tube if its successful. Pray for Sara as well. She is getting really worn down and Makayla still has almost a month more to go. Sandy Morris: is recovering amazingly well from Emergent Bowel surgery. AWANA teachers and helpers: A praise to all of you for the tireless dedication you display every week toward a growing ministry that is making a REAL difference in the youth of Mill Run & Altoona. How To Get Connected... • Sunday Morning Service: Sermon Series – The Story 31 week walk through the Bible– Adult Sunday School: 9:30 – 10:15am– Worship Service: 10:30 – 11:45am**Latisha Clapper is looking for volunteers interested in helping to teachSunday school/Childrens church in the new year. If interested please see Latisha for more details** • Awana Kids Club @ Cornerstone Fellowship: For kids ages 2 through 7th grade– Sunday nights during the school year: 6 – 8pm**Pastor Steve is looking for helpers with T & T class (3rd – 7th grade). One or two more helpers would allow us to split T& T into an older and younger class allowing us to teach more age appropriate lessons.** • The Story Small Group Study @ Dan and Sandy Morriss house– Monday nights starting at 7pm → snacks and sometimes even dinner provided.– Located at the intersection of Firehouse and old Mill Run rd. in Mill Run.– All are welcome! *Cornerstone believes strongly in every member • Bible Study @ the Church led by Jeff Jones (not just the pastor) ministry!– wonderful, in-depth bible study *Do you have an outreach or ministry idea– Wednesday nights from 7 – 8pm God has laid on your heart? *Pastor Steve wants to hear from you! No Idea, burden or concern you feel needs addressed will be overlooked EVER!
Passage of the Month “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is withmen, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipeevery tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the thronesaid, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." - Revelation 21:3-5 Pastor Stephen Olivieri Mailing Address Contact Information Cornerstone Fellowship of Mill Run Cell: 703-629-0441 415 Mennonite Road Church Office: 814-695-0640 Altoona, Pa 16635 firstname.lastname@example.org