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Welcome

to Cornerstone Church - We’re glad you’re here! If you have any questions or need assistance, please stop by the Guest Services Desk. Pick up a free Bible, sign up for classes and events and much more!

SERVICE TIMES Saturdays: Sundays:

84th St.: 6:00pm 84th St: 9:30 & 11:00am Heritage Hill: 10:30am

STARTING OCTOBER 4:

South Wyoming: 9:30 & 11:00am CornerKids during all services, all locations

OFFICE HOURS

(Our office is located at 84th St.) M-Th: 8:30am - 4:30pm Fri: 8:30am - 12:30pm 616.698.3170

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• 84th = 84th Street Campus • HH= Heritage Hill Campus • B = Both Campuses Color = the host campus/location l Everyone’s welcome! Nights for High • Summit:hasSunday CORNERKIDS School started! It happens OPPORTUNITIES BETHANN FERNANDEZ bethannf@cornerstonemi.org 6:30-8:30 every Sunday night! Student Ministries Assistant We’re • CornerKids continues to be blessed looking for a part-time flexible, organized Y-CELL Student Groups Have Started! •by awesome growth! That means we •Wednesday Nights, 6:30-8pm. Middle and high-energy person to work are looking for volunteers to serve and share the love of Jesus with Infants-5th graders this year. We would love to have you join our team! Please contact Leah Slot at leahs@ cornerstonemi.org to find out about the opportunities available.

School students meet in Base Camp! High School students also meet in Base Camp and have group options: everything from Bible studies to Talk Night.

BECAUSE! Sign up now for the HS Fall Retreat, October 16-18 at Camp Roger in Please Bless new families at Rockford. Our theme is “Because”! Cost Cornerstone by providing childcare is $65. Go to cornerstonemi.org/Retreat to for parents who attend Pizza with get more info and register! a Pastor, Starting Point, Discovery, and Membership. Just contact Leah Slot at leahs@cornerstonemi.org if TOM FIFER tomf@cornerstonemi.org you are available.

with all aspects of organizing middle and high school ministry! This is an immediate need, so contact BetsyM@ cornerstonemi.org if you’re interested!

Fall is busy and it’s easy •forOverwhelmed? things to get overwhelming at times.

If you’d like to talk to someone oneon-one, please consider requesting a Stephen Minister. This confidential ministry can be emotionally healing. Your Stephen Minister meets with you once a week for as long as you find it helpful. For more information, please contact Mara Marsman in the office, Haven on the Hill is our 20s & 30s 698-3170. community that meets Thursday nights, Body & Soul Fitness The future: do 7-8:30 at the Heritage Hill campus. If you’re looking for a place to grow closer you think about possibilities and dream to the Lord and connect with other big - or is it a bit scary to think about? Join us for fitness, inspiration, and 20s & 30s, Haven is for you! encouragement Tuesdays and Fridays College + 20s & 30s Retreat Take 9:15-10:30am in the Square at 84th St. a weekend to unplug from the crazy All fitness levels welcome. This is an busyness of life! We’ll be at Cran-Hill 11.5-week session. Cost: $122 for 2x/ Ranch near Big Rapids. $50 for 2 nights week; $66 for 1x/week. Childcare for of lodging and 4 meals. Get in touch a nominal fee. Instructor: Pam Means: with Tom Fifer to sign up by October 1! 616.240.4890

20s & 30s

STUDENT MINISTRIES

BETSY MARVIN betsym@cornerstonemi.org (HS) CHRIS MCKENNA chrism@cornerstonemi.org (MS)

LIVE! Sunday Nights for Middle School is underway! We meet in Base Camp from 5-6:20pm. We’re excited about our new time, with a new emphasis on small group discussion, live music from our student band, and in-depth, Biblical teaching! Contact Chris with any questions.

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OPPORTUNITIES (cont’d) Do You Like Coffee? Can you make coffee? Being • coffee a host at our 84th St. Campus might be a perfect fit for you! Contact Sandy Turner at sandyt@ cornerstonemi.org to learn more.

Profitt Band Free Final Concert! Friday, •Oct.Tommee 16, 7pm at the 84th St. Campus. CARE & PRAYER KAREN BAKER karenb@cornerstonemi.org is for you if you’ve lost a friend or a •familyGriefShare member. Join us Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Registration: cornerstonemi.org/Care Support Groups.)

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Nights Join us at 84th St. at 6:30pm •for Tuesday support groups: DivorceCare (for adults);

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids); Single & Parenting and UnMasked (for any addiction). We also have a Prayer group. Details and registration at: cornerstonemi.org/Tuesday

Cancer Are you or a family member dealing with cancer? Join us Tuesday, September 29, 6:30pm at 84th St. We’ll be talking in a small group setting about how cancer affects you and/or your family. We’d like to start a cancer support group in the Care and Prayer ministry and want to design it in a way that best cares for you. the Tuesday Nights line-up • Chosen20, joins October meeting every other Tuesday after

that. Chosen is a group helping anyone regain self-worth in Christ when spouses deal with pornography issues.

SOUTH WYOMING OPENING! Cornerstone’s South Wyoming Campus is •opening its doors October 4! Services are at 9:30

and 11am every Sunday. CornerKids (Infants - 5th grade) is available during both services.

FAITH DEVELOPMENT SHELLY WATKINS shellyw@cornerstonemi.org Spiritual Mentor Training If you have a heart to •spend time helping newer Christians, we’re forming a group to pilot new discipleship materials. Please contact Shelly Watkins if you’re interested in the program!

OUTREACH TRACY BOWERS tracyb@cornerstonemi.org Wide Food Drive Now through Nov. 1, help • County Wipe Out Hunger in West Michigan by participating in a new way! Shopping online = 6-times more food! Your donation and the food it provides is shared among area food pantries to help as many families as possible. If you’d rather buy groceries for the food drive, you can still do that! You can find the details on everything here: cornerstonemi.org/FoodDrive Kenya 2016! Cornerstone’s Missionary Partners, Eddie & •Rachel Andersen, will be here to share about their

ministry among the Gabbra people of Northern Kenya, Sunday, October 11 at 9:30am in Base Camp at 84th Street.. We’ll also be sharing information about the three 2016 mission teams we’ll be sending to Kenya! If you’re at all interested in being part of an upcoming team, or would just like to hear from our missionary friends, (and their six kids), please plan to come, then worship at 11am!

Help Homeless Families! Cornerstone is a host •congregation for Interfaith Hospitality Network

(IHN). The 84th St. Campus becomes home to homeless families for one week at a time, four times a year. We love the families by providing food, shelter and friendship. Please consider volunteering for the Oct. 18-25 IHN: cornerstonemi.org/IHN

ARTPRIZE AT HERITAGE HILL ArtPrize Pieces that will be • There atAretheFour displayed Heritage Hill Campus, including

an entry by all the kids who attended MEGA Kids Camp! You’re invited to the Artist Reception Friday, Sept. 25, 7-9pm. Then on Sat., October 3, we’re having an Open House, including refreshments and HH tours. We’re looking for 40 people to welcome all the visitors and serve refreshments! Info and sign up at cornerstonemi.org/ArtPrize Breakfast Is On Us! We’re Excited to offer a •variety of breakfast baked goods at the 84th St. campus most Sunday mornings - bagels, toast, stuff like that :) Different options each week! Just stop by the kitchen window in the Hub . There’s no charge, so come and join us for a light breakfast. Donations are welcome, but not expected!


HAPPENING THIS WEEK

84 = 84th St. HH = Heritage Hill SW = South Wyoming

Sunday, September 20 9:30a 84 Worship 10:30a HH Worship 10:45a 84 SPRT Meeting 11:00a 84 Worship 11:00a 84 Confirmation 12:15p 84 Discovery 12:30p 84 Multi-Cultural Worship 5:00p 84 LIVE! 6:00p 84 Summit Olympics Monday, September 21 7:00p 84 Dementia Support Group Tuesday, September 22 9:15a 84 Body & Soul Fitness 6:00p 84 & HH Prayer Groups 6:30p 84 Tues. Nights (Support Groups) 6:30p 84 & SW Men of Stone Wednesday, September 23 10:00a 84 English Language Learners 5:30p 84 & HH Dinner in the Hub 6:30p 84 & HH Wednesday Nights 6:30p 84 Financial Counseling Thursday, September 24 6:15a 84 Men of Stone 6:30a HH Men of Stone 6:30p 84 GriefShare 6:30p 84 & HH Worship Rehearsal 7:00p HH Haven on the Hill Friday, 6:30a 9:15a 7:00p

September 25 84 Men’s Bible Study 84 Body & Soul Fitness HH ArtPrize Artist Reception

Saturday, September 26 6:00p 84 Worship

Prayer Room on the Web If you have •a prayer request (public or private), are looking

for one-on-one prayer, or want group prayer opportunities, just go to cornerstonemi.org/ Prayer You can also find public prayer requests there, as well as at the Resource Center at 84th St. and Guest Services at Heritage Hill.


Ready. Set. Go. “Set”

September 19&20, 2015 “Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. ‘Go, look over the land,’ he said, ‘especially Jericho.’” Joshua 2:1a “So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.” Joshua 2:1b “The king of Jericho was told, ‘Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.’ So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: ‘Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land.’” Joshua 2:2-3 “But Rahab had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, ‘Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, they left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.’ (But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof.)” Joshua 2:4-6

Two facts you need to know, and apply to your soul: 1. “But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.” Joshua 6:25 “By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.” Hebrews 11:31

2. “‘Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them—and that you will save us from death.’ ‘Our lives for your lives!’ the men assured her.” Joshua 2:12-14a

Rahab did three things that changed the direction of her life and her family forever: 1. She 2. She 3. She

OUR MISSION

All Scripture is from the NIV unless otherwise noted

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