September 2023 Pastor’s Column – Pastor Cecilia Comer

Happy September Everyone! I pray that this has been a great month for you thus far, and that it will be filled with many more blessings to come.

As we move into the Fall, we have several new opportunities for fellowship, service, and growth that you will read and hear about. I want to encourage you to dive in and get involved if you’re not already. Being involved in study and fellowship, service and worship really enriches our Christian experience, and without it our faith can feel a little stagnant and we can feel a bit disconnected from God, others, and a sense of deep fulfillment. Participation and pursuing Christ and Christian fellowship and service—these are gifts that keep on giving.

As we embark upon this new Fall Season, I am inviting you to join me in renewing our pursuit of Jesus as Lord with as much of our whole heart, soul mind and strength as we can muster, with the help of the Holy Spirit; and following Him as His disciples. (Honestly, if we were able to do this very successfully, I’m not even sure what that would look like, but I know if we try each day, we will learn.)

1 Corinthians 9 says, “But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

As members of the Cornerstone Family, we are asked to commit our faith, prayers, presence in worship and study, gifts, service, and witness to God, individually and together, at the leading of the Holy Spirit. This leads to our growing as disciples and in making disciples as Christ’s faithful Church.