Questions about worship


Q. What time does worship start?

A. Cornerstone's worship service begins at 1 PM each Sunday.  But feel free to come early, mingle with our greeters and come into the sanctuary to prepare for your heart for worship.  Services usually last about an hour and fifteen minutes.  

Q. What kind of worship format will I find at Cornerstone?

A. Cornerstone's worship service is a blended format with both contemporary and liturgical elements.  We seek to retell the gospel story in our service beginning with God's Majesty (Call to Worship, Prayer of Invocation, Song of Praise, Confession of Faith).  Beholding God's majesty we are confronted with our sin which leads to God's Mercy (Prayer of Confession, Private Confession, Assurance of Pardon, Songs of Grace, Collection of Offering).  Having received his mercy we become God's Members (Congregational Prayer, Announcements, Passing the Peace, Prayer and Dismissal of Children) as he adopts us and makes us a family of believers.  At this point we turn our ears to hear God's Message (Scripture Reading, Gospel Message, Prayer of Response, Song of Response).  Now equipped with his message, we are commissioned out to fulfill God's Mission (Benediction, Dismissal).  As sufferers of gospel amnesia, we seek to rehearse this gospel story over and over again as we gather to worship him weekly.  

Q. Do you provide childcare or children's ministries on Sunday?

A. At Cornerstone we try to keep our worship as covenantal as we believe is edifying to the congregation and each family.  All children participate in the worship service until the moment before the sermon when we pray for and dismiss children from kindergarten to fifth grade.  This is called our Pebble's ministry.  They are separated into two classes, K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade.