United Reformed Church

805 Sunrise Avenue

Sanborn, Iowa

How much Christians may lose by not regularly attending the assemblies of God's people! Thomas was absent the first time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after his resurrection and consequently Thomas missed a blessing (John 20:24-29). Yet, at such a crisis in the lives of the eleven, it seems highly improbable that he had any good reason for not being with his brethren and it is far more likely that in some way he was to blame. One thing, at any rate, is clear and plain. By being absent he was kept in suspense and unbelief for a whole week, while all around him they were rejoicing in the thought of a risen Lord. It is difficult to suppose that this would have been the case if there had not been a fault somewhere. It is hard to avoid the suspicion that Thomas was absent when he might have been present. We shall do well to remember the charge of the apostle Paul: "Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is" (Heb 10:25). Never to be absent from Gods house on Sundays without good reason, never to miss the Lords Supper when administered in your own congregation, never to let your place be empty when means of grace are going on, this is one way to be a growing and prosperous Christian. The very sermon that we needlessly miss may contain a precious word in season for our souls. The very assembly for prayer and praise from which we stay away may be the very gathering that would have cheered and established and quickened our hearts. We little know how dependent our spiritual health is on little, regular, habitual helps and how much we suffer if we miss our medicine. The wretched argument that many attend means of grace and are no better for them should be no argument to a Christian. It may satisfy those who are blind to their own state and destitute of grace, but it should never satisfy a real servant of Christ! - J.C. Ryle

To hear a recent Sunday Sermon by Pastor Donovan click on this line!

One of the things we strongly emphasize in the Cornerstone United Reformed Church is the importance of education which is in harmony with the teaching of the Bible. We are therefore enthusiastic supporters of the Sanborn Christian School. To see something of this School in action click on the underlined words

Minister: Rev. Dan


Study Phone:

  1. (712)729-3789

Home Phone:

(712) 729-5366

Sunday Worship


Morning: 9:30 a.m.

Evening: 6:30 p.m.

(Nursery Provided)