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April 7th, 2020 Update

Hi Church, Hope this email finds you living, not somehow, but triumphantly! UPDATES AND MORE 1. Numbers for Sunday, April 5th, that normally show up on the back page of our bulletin/worship folder:   Worship Participation: 586 and counting (based on a best guess formula we are using in this live-stream era).   General Fund Giving: $7,426.33; General Fund Balance as of 3/31: $27,899.33   Alliance Mission Giving: $958.00; Other Mission Giving: $2,085 2. Operational giving for the first week of April was at about 87% of normal for the first week of April in recent years. If we could stay at 87% of our normal giving, given our reduced spending, I think we would be ok. Alliance mission giving is down significantly and we pray that will not remain so. God is faithful to provide; ours is the privilege of giving back to Him out of what He has given to us, even when that amount we can give is proportionately less. 3. Park N' Pray is still on for tomorrow evening from 6:30 PM to 7:25 PM. Park your car in the North front lot facing our portico and tune to 88.5 FM.  We encourage the body to be getting the word out that worship gatherings can continue to be viewed even after the live-stream at our YouTube channel and email updates can be found at our website and on our Facebook page. 4. Even as we encourage the body to connect via media platforms, we want to let you know that if you are using Zoom, please make sure you create a password for those you are inviting to the video call to use.  Hackers are having a field day interrupting gatherings and adding inappropriate images. 5. Continue to pray for wisdom, peace, and healing as the corona virus spreads.  Each day it seems we are learning of more connected to our body in some way who are being tested or who have the virus.  To this point, Marion County has "only" 25 cases, but numbers are beginning to multiply. Pray for a stay in this advance...and not just for Marion, but Ohio, the United States and the world.  We are also saddened to report that Tara Flannigin, to whom Scott and Carrie ministered and who was a part of CAC from time to time, died of a drug overdose today. Please pray for deep comfort for her family and friends. 6. To those of you who have been taking Marlene and I up on a "porch visit", we will begin to contact you right after Easter to schedule a day and time, consistent with any ever changing mandates that might COUNTDOWN TO EASTER LENTEN DEVOTIONAL FOR THE DAY (Adapted from "The Unvarnished Jesus") Tenth Biblical Station of the Cross: Jesus is Crucified (Luke 23:33-38) All the words that Jesus utters from the cross are remarkable, but none more remarkable than "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing!"  In those words, we find the very heart of God's love for us. God the Father and Son are one. God is like Jesus. God has always been like Jesus. There's never been a time that God was not like Jesus. God is love and we have the incredible privilege of sharing the good news with the world. If they truly understand the gospel, they  might not fully believe it, but oh how they will wish it is true.  And we know it is! GRACE PERSPECTIVE The "exile" to Babylon for the Israelites was their pandemic crisis on steroids...and the nightmare as they saw it went on for 70+ years.  But it was in the very early stages of that nightmare that Jeremiah utters the words that so many of us take comfort in, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."  The Israelites were being asked to endure well, lean in, and trust that God knew what He was doing. Those are good words for us too---endure well (display the fruit of the Spirit when bumped), lean in (to catch what God wants to do to strengthen your faith at this time),and trust God (for He is our true hope)! In Christ, Pastor Tim tHE

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Cornerstone Alliance is a part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance network of churches. More information on the Alliance can be found at cmalliance.org

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