This Sunday at CPC, June 16, 2019

Worship Sunday, June 16

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship (identical services)

   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th (except the 1st Sunday of the month)

                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.

10:10 a.m.   Adult Education(adult ed room) on summer break

10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship (identical services)

                     (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20

Sermon:  God the Father, and…

On Trinity Sunday, which is Father’s Day, we will listen to the scripture, look at our stained glass,  think about how God is like a Father – and more. The idea of the Trinity – that God is best described as a mystery involving three separate yet united persons – actually opens the door to a number of ways to experience the living God, which is what matters, after all!

Father’s Day Celebration

The men of the church are invited to our annual squirt gun battle. Afterwards, we’ll celebrate with root beer floats using Dad’s Root Beer, donated by Susie Davis Maghy, daughter of Paul and Nancy Davis, in loving memory of her father.

A brief congregational meeting was held last Sunday. Thanks to the following faithful people who were elected to serve three-year terms as Elders: *Ann Collins, Audra Hokunson, Lisa Scott Jones, Jessica Reese, *Phil Sider, Anne Warner; and as Deacons: Jessica Buuck, *Linda Cherrington, Tom Chesnutt, Jill Merrill, *Linda Watson.

Inquirer’s Class for new members…

An Inquirer’s Class for those considering joining CPC will be held Sunday, June 23, 10:10 – noon in the youth room (education building). Those who want to learn more about the Presbyterian branch of the faith are welcome; there’s no pressure to join. We’ll cover what Presbyterians believe and do, and an introduction to what goes on at CPC. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP helpful but not essential:  mailto:gregb@cpclacosta.org  If you’re interested in the class but can’t make June 23, send Greg an email.

Summer Sermon Series: Your Help Needed!Your help needed for our Summer Sermon Series: Questions People Ask  Greg and Eileen are planning a sermon series that will address questions asked by the congregation – which means we need you to ask them! Please submit questions in writing, anonymously or otherwise, by email or offering basket. There will be one or two informal follow-up gatherings the week after each sermon in a local pub and/or coffee shop to further discuss the question. 

This Sunday at CPC, June 9, 2019

Wear Red for Pentecost! This Sunday, June 9
   9:00 a.m.  Pentecost Worship (identical services)
   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th (except the 1st Sunday)
                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.
10:10 a.m.   Adult Education(adult ed room) on summer break
10:45 a.m.   Pentecost Worship (identical services)
                     (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Wear red for Pentecost Worship featuring the praise team, band, and choir in a unique celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit, then and now. Kids will be invited to play the drums on one song. We’ll make a special offering of food for the kids at La Mirada Academy during the service; don’t use the bins in the lobby, keep the food to present during worship. We’ll honor all those whose efforts make worship happen at CPC. And unique and special music will feature all our church musicians!

Scripture:  Acts of the Apostles 2:1-22 (selected verses)
Sermon:  Spirit on the Loose!
We will read the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, the beginning of the church, and we’ll talk about how the Spirit has been at work (at play?) here at CPC in the past, present… and future! The whole service will be a celebration of the way the living God moves in and among us in the often mis-understood and always mys-terious Holy Spirit.

A brief congregational meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. for the election of elders and deacons. Nominated for three year terms as Elder: *Ann Collins, Audra Hokunson, Lisa Scott Jones, Jessica Reese, *Phil Sider, Anne Warner. Nominated as Deacon: Jessica Buuck, *Linda Cherrington, Tom Chesnutt, Jill Merrill, *Linda Watson  (* indicates a second term)

1000 Meals for the Poor, Sister Faiths service project at CPC, Sunday, June 9, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. We gather with our Jewish and Muslim friends of every age and stage to make one thousand meals for the needy. $10 donation per person requested, $25 family maximum. Sign up at  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egcr2icebff6705c&oseq=&c=&ch=

Inquirer’s Class for new members…
An Inquirer’s Class for those considering joining CPC will be held Sunday, June 23, 10:10 – noon in the youth room (education building). Those who want to learn more about the Presbyterian branch of the faith are welcome; there’s no pressure to join. We’ll cover what Presbyterians believe and do, and an introduction to what goes on at CPC. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP helpful but not essential:  mailto:gregb@cpclacosta.org  If you’re interested in the class but can’t make June 23, send Greg an email.

Summer Sermon Series: Your Help Needed!
Your help needed for our Summer Sermon Series: Questions People Ask  Greg and Eileen are planning a sermon series that will address questions asked by the congregation – which means we need you to ask them! Please submit questions in writing, anonymously or otherwise, by email or offering basket. There will be one or two informal follow-up gatherings the week after each sermon in a local pub and/or coffee shop to further discuss the question. 

This Sunday at CPC, June 2, 2019

Seventh Sunday of Eastertide, June 2
   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th (except the 1st Sunday)
                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.
10:10 a.m.   Adult Education(adult ed room) on summer break
10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship 
                     (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)
  2:00 – 5:00   Summer Block Party!
Come for the fun, wear your church nametag, welcome our guests – and please share the Facebook Block Party flyer on CPC’s FB page, an important way to get the word out!

Scripture:  John 17:20-26
Sermon:     The Me in Thee
On the last Sunday in the season of Easter, we hear the closing words of chapter 17, which is the prayer Jesus offers for his disciples – both the original twelve and all of us who have come after – culminating in his heartfelt plea “that we all may be one.” Can the church that is as fractured and divided as the world truly be one? Can the church afford not to be one? We will look to Rembrandt, Ernest Hemingway and Christ himself for wisdom here.

Summer Block Party, 2 – 5 p.m.  Once again CPC offers a block party to our neighbors complete with petting zoo, food truck, DJ, face painting, dunk tank, corn hole, lawn games, bounce house, cake walk, and ice cream sundaes.

CPC Renews Outreach to Military Families: Our Mission Committee will sponsor a Baby Needs and Emergency Food Drive for YMCA-Camp Pendleton. Samantha Holt, Executive Director of YMCA-CP, will share a Minute for Mission during both services. Food and baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, baby food) may be returned by June 2.

Inquirer’s Class for new members…
An Inquirer’s Class for those considering joining CPC will be held Sunday, June 23, 10:10 – noon in the youth room (education building). Those who want to learn more about the Presbyterian branch of the faith are welcome; there’s no pressure to join. We’ll cover what Presbyterians believe and do, and an introduction to what goes on at CPC. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP helpful but not essential:  mailto:gregb@cpclacosta.org  If you’re interested in the class but can’t make June 23, send Greg an email.

Summer Sermon Series: Your Help Needed!
Your help needed for our Summer Sermon Series: Questions People Ask  Greg and Eileen are planning a sermon series that will address questions asked by the congregation – which means we need you to ask them! Please submit questions in writing, anonymously or otherwise, by email or offering basket. There will be one or two informal follow-up gatherings the week after each sermon in a local pub and/or coffee shop to further discuss the question. 

This Sunday at CPC, May 26, 2019

Sixth Sunday of Eastertide, May 26
A Memorial Day Observance will conclude our worship as we remember those who have given “the last full measure of devotion” in the service of our country.

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th (except 1st Sundays)
                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.
10:10 a.m.   Adult Education (adult ed room) on summer break
10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship 
                     (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  John 14:23-29
Sermon:     A Peace the World Cannot Give
Let not your hearts be troubled… is what Jesus told his disciples the night before the crucifixion. But how do we do that?

CPC Renews Outreach to Military Families: Our Mission Committee will sponsor a Baby Needs and Emergency Food Drive for YMCA-Camp Pendleton. Samantha Holt, Executive Director of YMCA-CP, will share a Minute for Mission during both services. Food and baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, baby food) may be returned by June 2.

Inquirer’s Class for new members…
An Inquirer’s Class for those considering joining CPC will be held Sunday, June 23, 10:10 – noon in the youth room (education building). Those who want to learn more about the Presbyterian branch of the faith are welcome; there’s no pressure to join. We’ll cover what Presbyterians believe and do, and an introduction to what goes on at CPC. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP helpful but not essential:  mailto:gregb@cpclacosta.org  If you’re interested in the class but can’t make June 23, send Greg an email.

Summer Sermon Series: Your Help Needed!
Your help needed for our Summer Sermon Series: Questions People Ask  Greg and Eileen are planning a sermon series that will address questions asked by the congregation – which means we need you to ask them! Please submit questions in writing, anonymously or otherwise, by email or offering basket. There will be one or two informal follow-up gatherings the week after each sermon in a local pub and/or coffee shop to further discuss the question.