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Funeral Notice for John J. Regier

Funeral of John J. Regier

Cornerstone Bible Church, Mountain Lake, MN
10:30am, Saturday, August 25, 2017

Visitation at Sturm Funeral Home in Mt. Lake, MN
4-8pm, Friday, August 24, 2017


John J. Regier was born on January 29, 1931 to Rev. David and Barbara (Epp) Regier in Mountain Lake, Minn. He grew up in Mountain Lake and graduated from Mountain Lake High School in 1949. John served 2 years under the 1-W service during the Korean War. He attended Moody Bible Institute and the University of MN. After his father’s death in 1956, John left school and moved to rural Mountain Lake to take over the family farm with his brother, Arnold. The two brothers worked together for many years. He was united in marriage to Edna Buller on June 13, 1969. They were blessed with two sons, John and James.

John sang with the Round Table Singers and Joyful Ministries for many years. He was a lifelong member of the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church, which is now Cornerstone Bible Church. He was a long time usher in the church. John accepted Christ as his personal Savior at a very young age. His father baptized him upon the confession of his faith in Jesus Christ as an adult. John enjoyed farming and spending time in his garden raising vegetables, flowers and hostas. He also enjoyed meat canning for the MCC. John sold seed corn to friends and neighbors but enjoyed the visiting more than the sale. John was always happy to spend time with his 9 grandchildren, teaching them life lessons on the farm, as well as the fine art of loading hogs. He prayed for his grandchildren every day, up to the end. We will miss him terribly but are assured we will see him again in heaven where he is no longer in pain and suffering. We are so happy that he can finally have his cold glass of water and eternal life, the two things he longed for.

John is survived by his wife, Edna Regier; sons, John (Amy) Regier and James (Sherry) Regier, all of Mountain Lake; 9 grandchildren, Madelyn, Nathan, Thomas, Annelise, Grant, David, Walker, Race and Jett, all of Mountain Lake; sisters, Elfrieda (Mel) Loewen of Goshen, IN, Mary Ann Regier of Nappanee, IN; brother, Milton (Lenora) Regier of Glen Ellyn, IL, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, R.A. (Gertrude and Oralue) Regier, Elmer (Gloria) Regier, Arnold Regier; sister, Evelyn (Lynn) Eifeldt; 1 niece and several nephews

Byron and Pamela Anderson, Global Partners with Share Education Services under International Messengers

Byron and Pamela Anderson PictureByron and Pamela Anderson shared with us their upcoming ministry plans with SHARE Education Services.  This is their story of how God led them to enter into a new era of life at the age most couples plan for retirement!  It is exciting to see God at work in His Children as they surrender their plans to follow His.  They will be going out under the ministry of International Messengers.

For a donation to their ministry, follow the Paypal link to Cornerstone Bible Church and designate your donation to Byron and Pamela Anderson in the memo line.

Cornerstone Youth Group Pine Ridge Missions Trip

On July 9, 2017 the team that went to Pine Ridge shared about their experience:

Esther Kroeker Funeral

Funeral Notice for Esther Kroeker

20170623-114534_kroeke22rFuneral at Cornerstone Bible Church at 1:00pm on Friday, June 30, 2017. (Scroll Down or Click Here for Video)

Esther Friesen Kroeker was born on March 8, 1920 Jansen, Nebraska. Her parents were George A. and Elizabeth Ratzlaff Friesen. She was the fifth child, second daughter. Her early schooling was in country schools and then Jansen Bible School. She went to Tabor College briefly and graduated from what was then called St. Paul Bible Institute (now Crown) Esther and Nick (Klaas) Kroeker had been acquaintances from childhood, but with an age difference, they didn’t become interested in each other until later. They were married in 1941 at the country Carson Church in rural Delft, Minnesota. When Nick graduated from St. Paul Bible their first daughter, Sharon was born and they moved to a church in Stickney, South Dakota to gain experience in the ministry. They served the Stickney church from June 1943 until October of 1946. During their stay in Stickney, son Donald was born. In 1945 they joined the Gospel Missionary Union (GMU) and left for Africa in October 1946. Son, Donnie passed away during their first term and daughter Mary was born in what was then known as French West Africa (now Mali). They opened two new mission stations one at Wasala in 1946 and one at Nonkon in 1952 and in 1952 son Kenneth was born during their second term. A medical furlough brought them to the US for an extended time until the death of Kenny. Upon their return to Mali, the girls were sent off to Mamou, Guinee for school for most of each year. Furlough years were spent in Nebraska and Minnesota with a lot of traveling to all the churches that supported them. Eventually the girls finished what schooling was available and returned to the US to finish their education. Nick and Esther remained in Mali until they retired in 1984 when they bought a house in Mountain Lake, Minnesota and took up everyday life which included gardening and enjoying the flowers planted by previous owners and quilting. They remained active in their local church as long as possible. When Nick died in 2007 Esther remained in their home until she moved to the assisted living at the Lodge of Mountain Lake in 2014. She moved to the Good Samaritan Village of Mountain Lake about two weeks before her death.

She is survived by daughter Sharon “Shary” Hauber and husband Clint of Campbell, New York and by daughter Mary of Mountain Lake. Also surviving are grandchildren Timothy, Esther and Bartholemew (Randi) Hauber and Wanda, Kenneth, Gwen (Gary) Martinez, Laurel (Nathan) Gustafson and great grandchildren Abigail, Elisha, Noel and Natalie Hauber, and Keegan and Keeley Classen. She was preceded in death by her parents, all brothers and sister, her husband and two sons.

Click here to Link for Info at Sturm Funeral Home Website.

Maker Fun Factory VBS


Join us at Vacation Bible School!

*Make New Friends
*Enjoy Incredible Music
*Play Creative Games
*Experience Amazing Experiments
*Grow in understanding God’s Purpose for You!


June 25-29, 2017
Supper 5:20-5:50pm
VBS 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Bethel Mennonite Church
301 9th Street North
Mountain Lake, MN  56159

VBS is sponsored by:

Bethel Mennonite Church
Community Bible Church
Cornerstone Bible Church
Lakeview Gospel Church

Looking to get the most out of the experience?
Memory Verse Cards Link to get a head start!

Alvina Schroeder Funeral Announcement

Alvina Schroeder



Alvina went to be with her Lord on Tuesday morning, May 23, at the Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Lake, MN.

Her funeral service will be on Saturday, May 27, at 10:30am at the Cornerstone Bible Church in Mountain Lake.  Visitation will precede the service at 9:30am.  Burial will immediately follow at the Cornerstone Bible Church Cemetery.  Lunch will be provided in the fellowship hall after the service.

For maps and other info, visit the Sturm Funeral Home website posting by clicking here.

The Case for Christ Series

Sunday Mornings
April 16 – May 7, 2017
9AM Sunday School Group Study
10:15AM Worship Service Sermon Series

TCFC_PastorResource_300x250Join us as we investigate challenging questions and explore the real evidence of Jesus death and Resurrection.   Both believers and seekers will be touched by the true story of Lee Strobel’s investigation that revealed compelling facts about Christ, that cannot be ignored.

Click Here to visit the official movie website.

Click Here to visit Lee Strobel’s website.


Week 1:  April 16, 2017 Resurrection Sunday!
Message: Investigating the Case for Christ (Sermon Begins at 30:15)

Week 2: April 23, 2017
Message: Exploring the Evidence for Christ
Central Truth: If the Resurrection is true, it changes everything.
And there is an overwhelming historical evidence that supports the reality of this event. (Sermon begins at 26:35)

Week 3: April 30, 2017
Message: Embracing the Truth of Christ
Central Truth:   Fulfilling God’s Redemptive Plan, Jesus became Mankind’s only way to be made right with God through our faith in Him, receiving His gift of eternal life and forgiveness, by which we become His children.

Key Resource: The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel
Click Here for Video Summary

Week 4: May 7, 2017
Message:Explaining the Good News of Christ
Central Truth: God has called and empowered all who believe in Him to be salt and light to the people around us. (Matthew 5:13-16)

Resource: Share God's Story Action Steps Share God’s Story Action Steps.pdf

Christmas Program 2016

Cornerstone Bible Church Christmas Program
6:30PM, December 18, 2016

The Children’s Program starts at 17:00
Preschoolers perform first.
Elementary Drama: If We Do It, It Will Work!