CBC Bulletin March 18, 2018


  Welcome To
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
80 W. Brubaker Valley Road, Lititz, PA  17543
“Jesus Christ Himself being the chief Cornerstone” Eph.2:20
Rev. Jeffrey Klansek, Pastor                 (717) 675-4054
Rev. Grant McIntosh, Elder                         (717) 466-6141
Darryl Miller, Deacon                                 (717) 471-1777
Kathy Klopp, Librarian                                (717) 435-2184
Church Phone:                                         (717) 626-3104
FaceBook: Cornerstone Baptist Ministries Lititz

March 18th 2018

Sunday School:                                                        9:30am

We have Sunday School for all ages.  It is in Sunday School that we are able to connect with one another as the Body of Christ as we study the Bible together.

Morning Worship                                    10:45am

Welcome and Announcements           
Prelude: Dottie on flute
*Hymn #527 “Glory to His Name”                                 Congregation
*Invocation
*Meet and Greet                                                        
*Hymn #517 “I’d Rather Have Jesus”                            Congregation                
“Offering Hymn #372 “Living For Jesus                                                                                    
Prayer and Praise
Psalm Reading: Psalm 22:16-31: Jack                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sermon  “St. Patrick’s Day”                                           Pastor Klansek
*Hymn #486 “Faith is the Victory”                                 Congregation
Benediction

 *Stand if you are able

 Evening Service Tonight-6:00pm

This Week

·         Monday Trail Life  Meeting-6:30pm
·         Tuesday Bible Study at the Buck’s-7:00pm
·         Tuesday “Truth Project” -7pm
·         Wednesday Afternoon Study-3:00pm (James)

Coming Events

·         Easter Sunrise 7am,  Breakfast 8am,  Service 9am

 2018 Theme: Growing in Christ
(To Be fully committed Christ Followers)
“...teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you:”
Matthew 28:20

 Church Vision and Mission:
To reach the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to be Bible-centered in our faith and practice, to equip and empower people for ministry, to be an active part of our community without compromising God’s message.

King’s Sweepers this week: Buck’s
King's Sweepers the following week:  Klopp and Ressler
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(notes by Kathy Y)
Pastor Klansek's Message

St. Patrick was a fifth-century Christian missionary in Ireland. AKA as the "Apostle of Ireland",
Why is this man worthy of a sermon?
 He was regarded as the founder of Christianity in Ireland, converting a society practicing a form of Celtic polytheism. He has been generally so regarded ever since. 
When he was about 16, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals. He lived there for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. 
Two letters survive which are generally accepted as having been written by St. Patrick. These are the Declaration and the Letter to the soldiers of Coroticus from which come the only generally accepted details of his life. The Declaration is the more biographical of the two. In it, Patrick gives a short account of his life and his mission. 
Patrick writes in one letter that the time he spent in captivity was critical to his spiritual development. He explains that the Lord had mercy on his youth and ignorance, and afforded him the opportunity to be forgiven of his sins and converted to Christianity. While in captivity, he worked as a shepherd and strengthened his relationship with God through prayer, eventually leading him to convert to Christianity.
After six years of captivity he heard a voice telling him that he would soon go home, and then that his ship was ready. Fleeing his master, he traveled to a port, two hundred miles away, where he found a ship and with difficulty persuaded the captain to take him. After returning home to Britain, Saint Patrick continued to study Christianity.
Patrick eventually returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary.
He was someone we could consider as someone to "copy".
1. He had an authentic conversion to Christ. He shared his conversion. God brought him to Christ through affliction. After his conversion, he was willing to go back to his captures to preach salvation.
2. He set his heart to complete his mission. In his 40's, he sold all he owned to be able to preach in Ireland. He used things as simple as a 3 leaf clover. He would go first to leaders in a community to convert them first. He always was humble. 
3. He expressed a faith worth imitating. He was ready without hesitation, to give his life. He truly loved the Irish people.

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Prayer/Praises: Baby Bonnie's surgery went well, however prayers that no infection to set in. Grant's SIL's cancer. Wally passed. Darryl removed from prayer list. Jack's wife fell and underwent wrist surgery. Lisa's 2nd cousin, Joe, has tonsil cancer.

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Visitors: Bob and Todd

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