Cornerstone Baptist Church
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Teach Us to Number Our Days
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     Thank you to

  our Community

         for the

        GREAT

 show of support

        in our

 

  3rd ANNUAL

        LAW

ENFORCEMENT

APPRECIATION

       DAY!

       

 We Will Always
     Appreciate
           the
   Commitment
   of those who
Serve and Protect
          Us!
 
  
    
 

    

 

Events

3rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!  May 7, 2017, at 10 AM
 
Come and show your support and appreciation to the law personnel of the Stark County Departments and Offices on this spectacular day!  It will be very similar to last year's program. Please view below:
 
Here's what happened in 2015 and the 2016 program was very similar. We are anticipating more in 2017 with a full program, as well.  
 
May 3, 2015, was the first time our church had a service of this type.  The Lord blessed us exceedingly above all that we could ever ask or think.  Every police department or office of our county, Stark, was invited to attend.  In attendance were 42 Officers, 15 Chiefs, the Sheriff,  representatives from the FBI, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Stark County District Park Rangers, the U.S.Marshals Office, the Ohio Investigative Unit, a bag-piper from the Pipes and Drums of the Cleveland Police, the "Blue Knights" (retired law enforcement), a Mayor and a Law Director from one of the cities in our county.  One of the Stark County Commissioners was unable to attend, but sent a nice note in support of these dedicated men and women.  All the public were invited to attend. 
 
Blue and white lapel pins were available to everyone at the Welcome Table and could be worn in show of support. The blue ribbon symbolizes our law enforcement personnel; the white ribbon symbolizes, "Our prayers are behind you."
 
The "thank you" packet included a special Welcome card, a letter from the Pastor, information about Cornerstone, a patriotic pen and most importantly, a pamphlet entitled, "How to be 100% Sure of Heaven According to the Bible." 
 
The service was as follows at 10 AM:
 
Choir Opener ....................... "Freedom Isn't Free"
The Stark County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard
Pledge of Allegiance
Congregational Song..............."The Star Spangled Banner"
Welcome...............................Pastor Tom Fryman
Opening Prayer......................Doug Jellel
Congregational Song..............."My Country 'Tis of Thee"
Recognition of Dignitaries........Deputy Quentin Robinson and Pastor
     A.  Elected  Officials
     B.  Plaques to each Chief and or Representative of that Office/Department
     C.  Families of the Law Enforcement Personnel
Police Officer's Prayer by the Mayor of North Canton, David Held
Video Presentation................."Dear Officer, I See You"
Tribute to Fallen Officers......."Amazing Grace"  (Bag Pipe)
Special Music......................."Statue of Liberty" by our Young Men's Quartet
Congregational Song.............."Holy, Holy, Holy"
Challenge to Officers............The Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier
Special Music......................."Do You Know My Jesus" by our Men's Quartet
Final Thank You and Acknowledgement.... Pastor Fryman
Message, Invitation and Offering.............. Pastor Fryman
Retire Colors...........................................The Honor Guard
Closing Prayer and Dismissal for Lunch.....David Roberts
 
A delicious meal was provided by the ladies of our church and all were invited to eat under a beautiful tent provided by the H.O.P.E. Ministries. The weather was perfect: 74 and sunny.
 
We believe the Lord was pleased with everything that was done and said on this special occasion.  We are thankful to have the freedom to honor Christ and to honor those who are committed to serve and protect.
 
The theme verse of the day and Pastor's message was found in Romans 13:1. "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."
 
Officers who were on duty and not able to attend were invited to stop by in the afternoon for a hot meal.
 
We had 234 for this special service and plan on making this an annual event.
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We walk down the hall following one of the last Sunday night's of the quarter for an extra special time of what we call "fellowship."  This is where we get together to share something great the Lord has done in our life, or maybe watch a skit, or maybe listen to some great music. Whatever has been planned by the Teen Department, the Young Adult Class or the Auditorium Class is also combined with a hearty snack. Make sure you check out the calendar during these months.