Questions about worship









FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q. What time does worship start?

A. Cornerstone offers two service times. Our worship services begin at 9:00 am and 10:30 am each Sunday.  But feel free to come early, mingle with our greeters, and come into the sanctuary to prepare your heart for worship.  Services usually last about an hour and fifteen minutes.


Q. Where do I park?

A. There are 2 options, both of which are free. You can do street parking on Jenkins Avenue. You can also park in the adjacent parking lot at 52 Jenkins Avenue, Lansdale, PA. Here are a few conditions for using the parking lot:

  1. Parking in this lot is allowed only on Sundays between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  If you come to church on any other day of the week, you cannot park in this lot.
  2. There is no parking in the last three rows. In other words, please do not park toward the back of the lot or do anything to block the back entrance of the buildings on that lot.
  3. If there's snow/ice and it hasn't been plowed, please do not park in this lot.  This is for your safety and we do not want to block the plow/salt trucks from cleaning the lot.  If our cars are there, they will not be able to do their work.

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

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 covenantal as we believe it's edifying to the congregation and each family.  All children participate in the worship service.


For more information about covenantal worship, we encourage you to listen to our sermon and read these letters from our pastor: