Dear Cornerstone Family,

Well, here we are….Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and I’m certain no one could have anticipated the events we are experiencing across the world!  We are in uncharted territory for all of us.  That’s why the leadership at Cornerstone has been closely following the status of the coronavirus crisis.  While we haven’t experienced, firsthand, the impact of the virus, we are all experiencing the peripheral effects.  

As I mentioned Sunday, this is a difficult time.  We are faced with hard decisions.  The call to love one another is clear throughout Scripture.  As I was thinking about this call it was becoming abundantly clear that one of the ways to do this…to love one another…is to abide by the guidelines that are being put in place to provide for ‘social distancing.’  To that end, the Session of Cornerstone has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel ALL activities at Cornerstone through Sunday, March 22, including worship.  We will assess the situation on a day-to-day basis and it is likely that the cancellations will be extended but we want to make that decision on a week-to-week basis.  Our plan is to provide devotionals for your personal use and to facilitate family worship.  If we are able to make the necessary arrangements, we may provide some online worship material.  

As you begin to adjust to this new routine, please keep in the mind those in our church family who may be alone and more isolated.  Call one another.  Make a “through the screen door, standing on the front porch” visit.  If you are going shopping, check in with our senior citizens to see if you might be able to do their shopping for them.  And by all means, pray.  Pray for our leaders, that wisdom would prevail; pray for the health care workers on the front line of this crisis; pray for one another; pray for the LORD of the harvest to make His glory known and for His Kingdom to advance for His glory!   Pray for peace and comfort in the midst of this unsettledness.  Pray for the grace to trust God, to trust in His word!

Grace and Peace,

Steve and the Session of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church