Posts by Jonathan Romig

Posts by Jonathan Romig

January 12th – Covid Safety Update

The Deacons recommend that Cornerstone worship in community and in person this Sunday, January 16th. At this time the weather forecast looks dry although quite cold on Sunday morning. Those of our members and attenders who recently tested positive for COVID-19 will have completed their isolation periods and, we pray, will have recovered and be feeling well. We ask that if others test positive or have known close contacts to follow the CDC and Department of Public Health guidelines attached…

January 8th – Covid Update / Zoom Service Announcement

Hi Church, Due to the ever-multiplying number of Covid cases, we are moving this Sunday’s church service to Zoom, which will be streamed on Facebook Live. We hope you can join us. Church Service on Zoom Our church service will take place on Zoom at 10:30 AM on Sunday, January 9th. We will also LiveStream to Facebook. If you don’t want to appear on the LiveStream, please turn your camera off or join us on Facebook. Otherwise, we hope you…

January 4th, 2022 – Cornerstone Covid Safety Update

The health and safety of our Cornerstone community is of utmost importance to us. Therefore we are closely monitoring the COVID statistics and will be prepared to take any measures necessary to keep us safe. Currently, this includes requiring anyone aged 5 or older to wear a mask when inside the church building. We also have set the seats in the sanctuary in groupings of 2, 3, 4, and 5, set 6 feet apart, to encourage families to sit together…

Collaborative Church Service – Psalms of Praise, Lament, Confession & Thanksgiving (12/26/21)

This service will not be broadcast on Facebook Live, but we invite those staying at home to join us over Zoom. You can access the Zoom info through our Facebook Page or Group. Welcome & Invocation Today is a time to pray, praise, confess, lament, and share stories of God’s faithfulness. Jesus Loves Me (Kids’ Song) Dismissal of children downstairs. Song (Request) Intercessory Prayer Prayer requests then the pastor prays. Song (House of the Lord) Psalm 103 – Psalm of…

God Bless You – U.S. Senate Chaplain Benediction

A pastor in our most recent Imagine Learning Community wanted to ensure that the last message his congregation heard before they left the building on Sunday morning was that they were being sent back into the world to be a blessing to their frontlines. To do this, he employed a benediction that was inspired by the former chaplain to the U.S. Senate, Richard Halverson: You go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you. Wherever you are, God…

You Are Indispensable (Your Work Doesn’t Define You)

While I was standing in line the other day waiting to order my lunch, I heard an employee encouraging people to use one of the empty self-service kiosks. I looked over, and saw some customers who had just arrived take up the offer. It then dawned on me that they were now ‘ahead’ of me, even though I was there first! So I felt a little foolish as I continued to wait to place my order with the woman behind…

Connecting Faith and Everyday Life through the Lord’s Prayer

One of our faithful readers responded to my last posting with a question about how Christians can practically connect their faith to their everyday life. It’s a great question, as I believe it’s something most believers have a hard time doing. Many of us have been taught the importance of having a ‘quiet time’ or ‘devotional’—the daily practice of setting aside time to read the Bible and pray. However, if you’ve been a Christian for more than a week, you’ve…

“Curiosity is the New Humility”

I was having lunch recently with a pastor named Dave who had participated in our most recent Imagine Learning Community. He shared with me a catchy phrase that his wife likes to say: “Curiosity is the new humility.” It’s a great line, for sure. What I really appreciated, however, was that it’s not just a slogan for Dave. Rather, he is actively seeking to live out this principle in his pastoral ministry. For example, he recently invited members of his…

Grief & Hope: Christian Books and Music for when a Loved One Dies

With the recent passing of my dad, I’ve been processing by reading books on death and listening to music that helps me grieve and worship. But even as I experience loss, those around me are losing their loved ones as well. This is why I am sharing some of the books and songs I’ve come across as a way to help (music playlist below). The books focus more on grieving the loss of brothers and sisters in Christ than those…

How to Abide in Christ / Ways to Commune with God (Book Recommendation)

As a follow-up to Sunday’s sermon the encouragement to abide in Christ, I’d like to share this book called “With: Reimaging the Way You Relate to God” by Skye Jethani. First, he talks about how we relate to god, typically one of four ways. Here’s an excerpt: Am I a sinner—a despicable being, living under the constant threat of God’s wrath and punishment, who must appease his will through strict obedience to moral and ritual commands (LIFE UNDER GOD)? Am…