Pastor's Letter, Announcements, and Worship Service Details - November 13, 2022


Sunday is my favorite day of the week.

We have a number of reasons this Sunday is going to be a special one.

  • We get to look at God’s Word! We’re going back to Luke 7:1–10 because there is something we missed that I think will help us appreciate this passage and ultimately Jesus even more. I am really excited. I hope you will be too!

  • It’s Global Orphan Sunday. As people who have been shown great mercy, we want to be people characterised by mercy. We take some time every year to reflect on opportunities we have to do that for vulnerable children.

  • Another reason Christians are especially interested in adoption is because we have all been adopted! Our Equipping Hour will be focused on what the Bible teaches about God’s adoption of us.

  • God is at work in this world saving people. This Sunday evening we are going to celebrate that at our Baptism Service as a number of individuals share what God has done in their lives.

Come praying God will glorify Himself!


Special Announcement

We are going to have a members meeting next week after our morning service! Lunch will be provided. Please make a priority out of coming. We are partnering together in literally the greatest work in the world. It’s important that we have time to discuss with one another what is happening, what we are hoping will happen, and what we can do even better. To help you do that, please check out the Members Meeting Agenda.

Also, we are adding a new component to our meeting: Q and A! Here’s a link where you can fill in questions you might have, and we’ll try to add them to the discussion.


For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word: “Naaman.”

(That’s a surprise, right? You’ll have to come this Sunday to find out why.)

To encourage them, Marda will have some treats afterward.

Truth To Think About

“Being a learner of Jesus necessarily involves learning truth and content conveyed in words, but it must also involve the learning of a new way of being and living. The Great Commission itself reminds us of this. The eleven first learners are charged by Jesus to make learners of all peoples, initiating or baptizing them into relationship with the Father, Son, and Spirit, and teaching them to keep all of Jesus’ commandments. We often don’t take much notice of this little word ‘keep.’ The learners are to be taught not only to know the commandments of Jesus. The learning outcome is that they keep or observe or obey the commandments of Jesus. They are to learn the new way of life that the Lord Jesus Christ commands his subjects to live, which is summarized or encapsulated in the love commandment – to give ourselves sacrificially for the benefit of others, as Christ has done for us. In fact, whereas, we often think of learning in terms of our own personal growth and advancement – of becoming a better me in some way – to learn Christ is to be increasingly focused on others rather than ourselves. It’s to lay down our lives for others, as Christ laid down his, in weakness and suffering and death. This is what a learner of Jesus is learning: a transformed existence based on a transformed relationship with God in Christ.”

Colin Marshall and Tony Payne, The Vine Project


Women of the Word. Ladies, join us on November 12th at 9 a.m. as we continue to study the lives of the women from the Bible and their great God. Sarah Bulis will be teaching on the Samaritan Woman. Guests and students 7th grade and up are welcome.

Baptism Service. November 13th, 5pm. Come and hear what God is doing in the lives of those He’s saved as they publicly confess their allegiance to Christ and obey His command to be baptized.

Global Orphan Sunday. November 13th. CBC members are involved in caring for children in need, both locally and internationally. Please be sure to read the flyers in your bulletin this Sunday, highlighting both a local and an international organization.

  • Olive Crest is a local foster care and adoption agency in Orange, Riverside, and LA counties.

  • 1Hope Baby Homes (MBH and ABH), located in South Africa, are "Places of Safety" for abandoned babies until they are placed into a forever family.

Please contact Michelle Yang or Marda Mack if you have any questions regarding these opportunities to serve children. There are many ways for anyone and everyone to be involved.

Members Meeting. Sunday, November 20th, 1:00 p.m. Please plan on joining us after communion lunch for a member’s meeting. As members of Cornerstone BIble Church, we strive to serve together, pray together, make disciples together and pursue God’s glory together. The Member’s Meeting is where we emphasize the together of CBC so that our hearts beat as one… in love for one another and in passion for God’s glory! (There will be no Equipping Hour or CM on November 20th.)

Men’s Ministry. December 3rd from 7:30–9:00 a.m. Gather with men. Eat Jim’s food. Listen to God’s Word.

Woman of the Word Christmas Brunch Potluck. December 10th from 9–11:30 a.m. Carol Beakley will be our special guest speaker. Guests are welcome. Please contact Melissa Mackler for more information.

Holiday Calendar. The children will be singing at our annual Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 23rd at 7 p.m. There will only be the 10:30 a.m. service on both Christmas Day and New Year Day.

CBC Annual Retreat. Mark your calendars and start saving for our annual CBC Retreat: February 17–20, 2023 at Oak Glen Christian Conference Center.

Bible Reading Project. There will be no Bible Reading Project on 11/17 and 11/24.

Equipping Hour @ 9 AM

When God saves someone through faith in Jesus Christ, he does a miracle in their lives. Paul's two-word summary of the change that follows is "in Christ" or "in Him." The more you grasp the extent of the miracle of being "in Christ", the more you will glorify Christ with your life. This week, we’ll explore our adoption in Christ! Recordings from previous can be found on the church website.

Sunday Morning Worship Service @ 10:30 AM