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April 13, 2013

“We love because He first loved us” John 4:19
Torah Teacher: Steve Bothum
Torah Reader: Cliff Mosher
Torah Portion
This Week: Lev. 12:1-15:33
Next Week: Lev. 16:1-20:27
11:00 AM
Welcome, Announcements and Prayer
Tabitha Wellard
Pastor Rick Chesher
Worship Music
Pastor Rick Chesher
John 1:6-9
Bomb Shelter “Tour of Duty”
The intent of this email is to introduce myself and to let you know that our Cornerstone congregation is ready to schedule and commit to a “Tour of Duty” team.   We have raised $12,000 toward the $20,000 needed and have commitments from 6 individuals of the 15 needed.  Our fundraising efforts are underway; our organizational team is in place. 
The team consists of:
 Overall headship:  Pastor Rick
  •  Will oversee the “plan” & make appropriate announcements to the congregation
Travel & logistics:  Carol Gerhard (writing this email)
  •   Will coordinate with you re dates, costs, transportation, documents, insurance, travel extensions,  handouts to congregation, etc.
Finances:  Kathy Pack
  •   Will collect, bank & send you the $20,000
Fundraising:  Micheline Mosher
  •    Will coordinate fundraising activities and hand off proceeds to Kathy/Finance
  • We are excited about our progress and are anxious to “tie” down the details.  If it works for you I’d like a one-on-one to talk through things, e.g., a firm date (can we influence the “when”); who books the flights, what extensions are possible, what is the individual cost & what is included, trip insurance advice, when you need the $20K, who books flights, gets the money, etc.  I know you know “all” the answers so the sooner I can get this information out to our congregation the sooner we will have our Team in place

    I am currently residing in Burbank so could come to you.  If this is not possible we can communicate by phone.  My tel. no. is 818-846-0676.   I look forward to our meeting and to finalize our trip.

  • Tour of Duty Team

    Cornerstone Baptist Church

    Purpose of Trip:

    To offer assistance with plastering and painting a bomb shelter in Nahariyah, Israel; loving the Israelis in the building and the town in which we are in for the duration of the project; enjoy a Shabbat dinner with residents of building; enjoy some sightseeing

    Team Members Needed:  15 (no skill or age limit required).  Note:  there’s a church in Texas also trying to put a team together.  If we don’t reach our target number we may be able to combine the two groups.

    Project Funds Needed:  $20,000

    Cost To Each Team Member:  $3,500 (food, lodging, air and in-country transportation)

    Duration of Trip:  12 days

    Project Dates:  Saturday, October 5, 2013 to Saturday, October 12, 2013

    Sightseeing Dates:

    Sunday, October 13, 2013 travel to a B&B, Sea of Galilee; visit Golan Heights

    Monday, October 14, 2013 travel through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea, Masada & Ein  Gedi (an oasis where King David hid from Saul); spend the night in Ein Gedi

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 travel to Jerusalem; spend two nights near the Old City

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 board a late evening/midnight flight for return to the U.S.


    FYI – I am told we will book our own flights although Rony has indicated he will assist in finding the best fares.    I will start immediately, however, to identify what tickets are going for so we don’t miss  saving money.   A meeting of team members will reveal who would like to extend their trip and what sights individuals want to see.  If there is agreement in the group perhaps we can arrange something collectively.  If not, members may have to take their own action.  This could get complicated and we may have to select a travel agent we can use to assist individuals.   

    Obviously, there are some unanswered questions at this time.  If you have some, please contact me via email:  I will record them and attempt to get the answers you need. 

    Blessings to all …

    Carol Gerhard

As a reminder, the microphone passed around during Torah and the 11:00 am
service is for the purpose of questions and comments pertaining to the message.
Let’s be careful and not use it to point fingers or as a forum to correct others. It
is important for us to allow the Ruach to be the one who corrects us.
Copies of Pastor Rick’s bookLearning To Walk
Hebrews Study CD’s & DVD’s
are avilable to buy, here at the church, MP3’s online
We are putting together a Hebrew Vacation Bible School for this next summer,
if you are interested contact Tabitha Wellard or for more information.
Pastor Rick and Sharon days off are Tuesday and Wednesday
Pastor Rick and Sharon will be out of town Feb. 10-14, 2013 if you need help call leadership people below
Check Church Website for changes on times, and dates &
meetings also on back of bulletin are regular media times
Join us Thursday nights
6:30-8:00 PM in Fellowship Hall
Cornerstone has a radio blog talk show
Host Rick Chesher & friends
Wednesday 10:30-1:30 PM
Sheryl Mullins & Stephenie Husk
Has a radio blog talk show
Biblical Counseling
Mon. 4:00-6:00 PM
You can call in anytime during the shows
to participoate.
Call 914-803-4323
Who Should I Contact When I Have:
A prayer request for needs can be written on the back of the welcome card or
Contact one of the people listed below.
Questions about church, baptism, membership, parent or child education: Call
Pastor Rick at the church office, 503-391-0243.
Admin. Rick Chesher 503-602-1406
Education Sharon Chesher 503-602-9533
Music Ministry Endre 503-580-1848
Hospitality Linna Polley 503-930-3348
Sound & Camera Mike Stewert 503-851-3925
Secretary Kathy Pack 503-930-1625
Events Tabitha Wellard 971-388-5124
Building Maintence Craig Polley 503-871-1668

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