Pastor Joshua’s Letter, Announcements, and Order of Service - Sunday, March 26, 2023


When I opened up my Bible on Monday and began to look at our passage for this Sunday, I wasn’t initially very excited. It’s an amazing passage, don’t get me wrong. It’s also very familiar.

‘The Feeding of the Five Thousand.’

By Wednesday I was concerned for almost the opposite reason. This story is blowing me away. There’s so much here. I wasn’t sure how to bring it altogether so you could see it.

I began Thursday morning crying out to God. I felt a little like I was in the wilderness and I needed him to feed me so that I could share what I was learning with you. It’s Friday now and I think He’s answered my prayers in a big way. I just can’t wait to dive into Luke 9:10–17 with you. I hope you will come away with a fresh understanding of exactly why Luke shares this story and how it should impact your life.


Parents: For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the words: “Five Thousand”. To encourage them, Marda will have some treats afterward.


Membership Class. This Sunday at 9am. If you are curious about membership at CBC, don’t miss the first week of our membership class! Anyone is welcome. The class will meet at 9am in the Infant Room. (For those wishing to continue in the membership process, the class will last eight weeks.) Questions? Please contact James Lee.

Transformation Groups Celebration. This Sunday at 6 p.m. for all transformation group leaders and participants. If you think should have received an evite but haven’t seen one, please contact Francis.

Women of the Word. Ladies, join us on April 1st at 9 a.m. as we continue to study the lives of the women from the Bible and their great God. Doreen Ferko will be teaching about Rahab from the Book of Joshua. Guests and students 7th grade and up are welcome.

Church Calendar. Have you ever thought, “It would be nice to have a church calendar.” Well, we have one of those! Please let us know if you have ideas how to improve!

Missions Spotlight. This month, we are praying for the Hazara people in Afghanistan. Please visit the missions board for a prayer card and let's pray for the Gospel to reach the Hazaras.

Biblical Friendship Podcast. A podcast series with the elders of Cornerstone Bible Church on the book "The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship" by Jonathan Holmes, where they discuss topics related to biblical friendship, including the theology of friendship, its marks, threats, and the purpose of friendship in the local church.

Online Church Directory. We're launching a new online directory through Planning Center! Hopefully this will be a useful tool for building relationships and more effectively loving one another in the church. Please use the links below to opt-in and select what information is shown.

Cornerstone Bible Institute. Wednesdays at 7–8 p.m. Join us as we continue to learn how to benefit from our Old Testament reading. Anyone is welcome! Pastor’s Joshua’s teaching and resources can be found here as well.

Studying and Teaching the Bible (Women). This summer the women of the church are invited to join a study focused on the fundamental principles for studying and teaching the Bible. On Thursday evenings in June and July, we will meet for 8 weeks to go through the First Principles Women's Course produced by the Simeon Trust. There will be 2–3 hours of homework each week; during our time together we will discuss the homework and then break into small groups to share the fruit of our study. For more information or to sign up please email Jessie Eng

Pre-Service Prayer will not be meeting for the next 2 Sundays. Please join us on April 9th in the upper room, 8:15–8:45 a.m.

Vacation Bible School. Children’s Ministry Event, June 26–29 (Evenings) For Kids entering Transitional Kindergarten to 6th Grade in the Fall of 2023.

Alaska Short Term Ministry. July 11–23. Contact Clifton for more information on how to apply.

Roots Summer Retreat. Save the dates! Junior High and High School. July 28–31

Equipping Hour @ 9 AM

Come and join us for part 6 of our series, Overcoming Anger, as we explore what do when we are the object of our own anger! Even if this is the only part of the Anger series you hear, you’ll be better equipped to counsel yourself and others with Gospel hope.

April 2nd will be our corporate time of prayer.

Sunday Morning Worship Service @ 10:30 AM