Cornerstone Baptist Church
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Teach Us to Number Our Days

 

   

 

 
 
                                                                            

 

 
 
 
 

Events

4th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!  May 6, 2018, 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! 
Our special speaker this year will be  Pastor Bill Prater from Liberal, Kansas.
In addition to pastoring Fellowship Baptist Church, Bro. Prater also serves his community of Liberal as a board member and facilitator for the Leadership Enrichment and Development Group, and as a Chaplain and Commissioned Police Officer for the Liberal Police Department. 
 
 
Here's what happened in our first LEAD Day, 2015. To God be All the Glory!
 
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.
                                    
We look forward to our Law Enforcement Appreciation Day each year and cordially invite you, the reader, to honor these fine men and women.
 
 
 
 
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Sunday Night After Church or a "Fifth Sunday Fellowship" is an extra special time of fun. Skits, music, sharing what the Lord has done in someone's life and a hearty snack or sometimes a whole meal, is what this is all about.