In our walks, we face times when God doesn’t seem present. There are other times when we know God is present, but less certain if His presence is good news for us. In these times, the truth we know about God can become more challenging than comforting.
He could [fill in the blank]. But He’s not.
Psalm 77 is written about that point of our spiritual journey when it feels like God himself is the one keeping us awake at night (v.4).
What do you do when your distress doesn’t go away, even though you’re praying and remembering God’s character? What’s your next move when the truths about God should be really encouraging…but they’re not? How should you respond when you’re left wondering whether God has distanced Himself from you, maybe even, turned on you?
If that’s how you’ve been feeling, this Sunday is for you.
And if you’ve never felt that way, this Sunday is still for you, because you will have brothers and sisters who feel that way. Or you will feel that way. You are responsible to help them. And you can!
We all have tough questions as we live by faith. Come learn how to endure when we’re weary and how to help strengthen other weary saints.
And please, make a special effort to come to Equipping Hour. It’s going to be a real treat. Five of our brothers will be sharing what God has been teaching them. God will be put on display. This is what we’re here for. I can’t wait!
Grace and peace,
Time with Sam. Our friend Sam will be back in town and preaching on June 4th! He will also be speaking at Equipping Hour on June 11th. Equipping Hour on June 11th is for members only. If you are not a member but would like to attend, please speak to one of the pastors/elders.
Church Park Day with our missionaries Joshua and Julie Lee will be on June 4th after worship service at 1 p.m.
VBS is a Children’s Ministry event on the evenings of June 26–29 for kids entering Transitional Kindergarten to 6th Grade in the Fall of 2023. Please use this link to register.
Babysitting Fundraiser for Alaska Service Team. The Alaska team will be hosting a babysitting fundraiser at CBC on June 9th from 6–9 p.m. The team will provide safe and fun care, pizza, snacks, games, and movies. Register HERE or contact Sarah Bulis for more information.
Women’s Fellowship with our missionary wives will be on June 10th at 7:30pm
Summer Missions Conference. June 24th from 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Details to follow.
Missions Spotlight. This month we are praying for the People of India. Check out the Missions Board for additional prayer cards.
Angels Game. Mark your calendar! Thursday, August 3rd vs the Seattle Mariners. Tickets will be $8 and available for purchase soon.
Cornerstone Bible Institute. CBI will be on break for the summer. Pastor Joshua’s teaching and resources can also be found here.
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. We will meet on Mondays from 7:30–9:30 p.m. to go through the First Principles Women's Course produced by the Simeon Trust (June 5, 12, 19; July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7). 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.
Transformation Group. These are small groups designed to help each other grow in Christ through prayer, time in God's Word, and accountability. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, please contact Francis Orejudos.
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.
Pre-Service Prayer. Sunday mornings in the upper room, 8:15–8:45am. (There will be no pre-service prayer meeting on May 21st because the church will meet at 9 a.m. for corporate prayer.)
Roots Summer Retreat. Save the dates! Junior High and High School. July 28–July 31
This Sunday, we have a treat! Four men from the Aspire class will be sharing testimonies of God’s work in their lives: Michael Chon, Will Lau, Albert Low, and Josh Feaster. Come and worship God for what He is doing in the lives of these men!
Next Sunday, we will return to our series, "Resolving Conflict for God’s Glory."