Downtown Cornerstone Blog
Aug 20
2019

An Invite to Our 9th Annual Summer Barbecue and Baptism

Baptism, Event, News | by Pastor David Parker

This coming Saturday, August 24th, we will be hosting our ninth Summer barbecue and baptism at Myrtle Edwards Park, from 10am-1pm, on the Seattle waterfront–and you’re invited.

This is a unique annual event in the life of our church where we gather to enjoy God’s common grace through a summer barbecue and God’s saving grace through baptism.

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Connect outside of our Sunday gathering rhythm.
  • Make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
  • Invite family, neighbors, and coworkers to hear the gospel.
  • Extend generosity by bringing something to share.
  • Steward your grilling techniques you’ve been mastering all summer
  • Revel in the ongoing saving grace of Jesus at work among us

We are holding this event on a Saturday so that as many of us as possible are able to join in on the celebration. We encourage you to make an afternoon of it. Bring your lawn chair or blanket—and maybe one to share. Break out your favorite lawn game. Dust off your frisbee. Come prepared to enjoy God’s creation and God’s people.

Parents, we’ll also have plenty of activities for the kids, including bouncy houses, face painting, giant bubbles, and more.

“What is the schedule?”
10:00 am: Mingling and activities
11:00 am: Baptisms***
12:00 pm: Food and fellowship

***Be sure to note that the baptisms will take place before the food this year, so please plan accordingly.

“What can I bring?”
DCC will provide the staples but, if you are able, we invite you to bring a dish to share. You can sign-up to bring something HERE.

“How can I help?”
An event like this requires all-hand-on-deck, from greeting to grilling, from set-up and tear-down. You can sign-up to help HERE. Also, if you currently serve with Cornerstone Kids (with a background check), there are still various shifts to be covered for our kids activities. To help, please sign-up HERE.

Let’s pray for those getting baptized—and for the weather to hold!

See you all on Saturday, Lord willing.

Christ is all,
Pastor Adam

P.S. Go here to get a sense of what last year’s BBQ & Baptism was like.

Jul 8
2019

An Invitation to Serve the City | July 13th, 2019

City Life, Serve the City | by Pastor Justin Keogh

This Saturday, July 13th from 9a-1p, we’ll gather at Gatewood Elementary School as a body to serve and bless the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) through our 7th annual Serve the City event.

Many of us regularly look forward to Serve the City each summer as we work together to make a big impact in a short time while making meaningful connections with others. It’s a time of joyful labor and fellowship. If you’ve never had the chance to serve with us, July 13th is a great time to jump in! Here are just a few things to consider as we gear up to serve:

WE LOVE BECAUSE HE LOVED US

We love and serve others because we have been loved and served in Christ. 1 John 4:10-11 says this: “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” When the love of God in Christ grips our hearts, it overflows in responsive love to God, his people, and all who bear his image.

LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS

The apostle Paul writes: For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Gal 5:13-14) We see that the outworking of God’s love for us is love for others.

SERVING TOGETHER WITH JOY

The author of Hebrew tells us to consider how to stir up one another to love and good works through continued fellowship and encouragement (Heb 10:24-25). As we serve together, not only do we get to enjoy one another’s company and comradery, but we are also encouraged to further love and good works!

With this in mind, let’s serve with a humble and joyful posture of heart, working heartily unto the Lord.

REGISTER TODAY!

So we can plan accordingly, please register to let us know you’re coming. If you’re interested in being a team lead, please indicate so when you register. Bring your communities and friends!

All of the details, directions, and registration can be found here.

For the glory of our King and the good of many,

Pastor Justin