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Good Friday live stream service, Apr 10

Good Friday service

One of the most compelling descriptions of the cross of Christ is found in Isaiah 53. On this Good Friday, we will be examining the meaning and implications of this passage in anticipation of Easter Sunday.

Join us for Good Friday service online from 7-8 pm.
https://www.youtube.com/c/CornerstonechurchchicagoOrg/live

Palm Sunday, April 5 service and sermon livestream recording

If you missed our live stream service this Sunday, catch up on our YouTube channel.

Find more videos, check out our YouTube channel and Instagram IGTV. Cornerstone Podcasts are also available at Anchor.fm (links to Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other services.)

Palm Sunday, Apr 5

Communion

I am looking forward to seeing and sharing with you tomorrow for our Palm Sunday Celebration through the preaching of the Word and Communion!

I would like for us to take time to reflect upon the sermon text for tomorrow found in Psalm 118:25-26. It is a beautiful This Psalm is referenced by the people as Jesus triumphantly marched into Jerusalem in Matthew 21:9.

In the midst of this debilitating crisis, and disarray. some of you may feel a bit defeated, like there is no answer to our present situation. But take courage. Christ is not defeated! By faith we can see Him arise in the center of this storm, and we will see Him triumph over this as He has also solidly triumphed over death once for all!

God Be Praised!

We are asking the head of each family to prepare the Passover meal for his/her family. If you are single, you should still prepare your sacraments and participate in this ceremony together with us all. I do not know of a time in history where the sacrament resonated so much with all of us than in this present moment.

We will partake of the sacraments after the sermon response song.

Preparation:

Break a slice of bread into small bit-sized pieces enough for each family member to have one piece

Fill glasses with small amount of grape juice (or other dark juice), one glass for each family member

Serve the sacraments (Bread and Wine) to each family member,

The other leader of the house should serve the sacrament to the head of the house then together I will lead us in receiving the Body and Blood of our Lord in accordance with His command "Do this in remembrance of me".

God Bless You All!

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March 29 service and sermon

If you missed our live stream service this Sunday, catch up on our YouTube channel. Pastor Calvin Robinson's sermon continues his message from Galatians 5:22-23 on Self Control, one of the Fruits of the Spirit.

Find more videos, check out our YouTube channel and Instagram IGTV. Cornerstone Podcasts are also available at Anchor.fm (links to Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other services.)

Homeschooling Tips by Shirley Li

Home schooling family

Parents,

I know this is a time of stress for parents who need to balance work and school at home. Being a homeschooler for my three children (now four) for almost 9 years and did work from home, I thought maybe I can offer some insights and encouragement during this time.

For our family, we chose to homeschool because we want to disciple our children in the way of the Lord, and build a close relationship with each one of them.

During this time at home, I would encourage you to see this as opportunity to build closer relationship with your children, to teach and inspire them with things they wouldn’t be able to learn at a school setting, and discover new things about each other you would’ve missed.

One thing you might feel stressed over is the “schedule”. How do I fit EVERYTHING into a day? The answer is, you can’t! I think the most important thing is to prioritize the tasks, then delegate, and if you still can’t finish everything, do it the next day.

The schedule – This really varies from family to family, but I would suggest not to keep a timed schedule especially when you have younger children. For years, I have tried to do that but I’ve failed a thousand times and finally realized I am just not wired that way, and it’s not how our family operates. Every time I looked at the clock, I felt that time was slipping away and was so overwhelmed. Instead, focus on finishing the school assignments as tasks, give a reasonable and realistic time to finish, so that you wouldn’t feel stressed. Give breaks in between assignments, so that you can also take a break yourself.

It is okay to have a general schedule so that you do have a structure, especially since the children are used to one when they were at school. However, be flexible so you don’t feel stressed.
Also, for some children, they work better in the morning for certain subjects like Math, so it would be more beneficial and productive if you schedule those assignments at the optimal time and hear fewer complaints.

If you’re working from home and your children are more independent at doing their school work, you can certainly work alongside them so they know that you’re also working hard, just like them! If they are younger and require more help, then you might need to schedule blocks to do your work. It can be before they wake up, when they play, or after they go to sleep.

Servant heart – this is a really great time to develop a servant heart in your children. If you have teenagers, you can ask them to help make and serve breakfast/lunch so that you don’t have to. They can learn how to make breakfast/lunch if they don’t know how, which is a great bonding time.

You can delegate more chores for your children to do during this time as well, so that they can help relieve your stress of juggling work, school, and housework. It will teach them great life skills.

Discover new hobbies – This is a great opportunity to discover new hobbies! Go learn something new with your children. Do science experiments with kitchen ingredients, make slime, try new recipes together. There are plenty of online resources you can tap into for learning almost everything.

Play together as a family. Do a 500 piece puzzle together (we do that), watch documentaries, do lots of sharing time, play board games, etc. Learn something new about one another!

Quiet time – Having all your children at home also means more noise and dramas. Believe me, I feel like I’m in a zoo ALL THE TIME. So it’s crucial that you find that quiet place to be with yourself and the Lord, to take a deep breath, and to decompress, even in the middle of the day.

There are couple books that might be great inspiration and encouragement to you.

They are both homeschooling resources but still offer great insights about teaching our children at home. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Steve and I.

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