This Sunday at CPC, October 13, 2019

Worship: Sunday, October 13

   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) Questions People Ask

10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship: Hymn Sing (first verses of your favorite hymns)

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

Scripture   Matthew 25:31-32, 46; John 12:32; Romans 5:18-21

Sermon   Questions People Ask: Would a loving God condemn anyone to hell?

When someone asks this question, occasionally they’re looking for interesting conversation, but more often there’s a deeper question: what about my friend or my uncle who died without any faith I could detect? We’ll find that on this issue, as with many, the Bible is multi-vocal, to use Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann’s phrase, and we may be surprised by what we find there.

Sunday Adult Education: 10:10-10:45 am in the adult education room. Discussions track the fall sermon series “Questions People Ask.” 

The Peacemaking Offering will be shared between Presbyterian efforts in the US and around the world and the efforts against human trafficking of San Diego Youth Services, providing help and healing for at-risk youth and survivors up to age 24. Services include a drop-in center, mental health clinic, and the county’s only overnight emergency shelter for minors as well as transitional housing. Use the peacemaking envelope or give online (CPC website: “Give,” scroll to “Give Now”).

Care Packages for College Students are sent by our Deacons every fall so they know their church family cares for them.  Send your student’s address & e-mail to mailto:amyk@cpclacosta.org by Sunday Oct 20. Stop by the lobby display to choose items for return on Oct. 20; donations needed too

This Sunday and every second and fourth Sunday: pack food for La Mirada School All ages take on a fun hands-on mission project: packing food for kids who don’t get much food on the weekend at 10 a.m. We still need your non-perishable food donations on the second Sunday—see the pink list in the lobby.

Come to CPC’s Enchanted Block Party this Sunday, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.!This is our vital outreach to our neighbors, and a great opportunity to introduce them to our church. Come hang out, greet people, and enjoy the fun! Mary Poppins will sing songs, and meet the characters of Toy Story, the Little Mermaid, Captain Marvel, Coco, Superman. pirates and circus performers (face painters! balloon artists!). It’s not a haunted house – it’s an Enchanted Block Party! Food truck, DJ, bounce house, lawn games (cornhole!) and much more! Invite your friends! 

This Sunday at CPC, October 6, 2019

Worship: Sunday, October 6  World Communion Sunday

   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) Questions People Ask

10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship

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

World Communion Sunday  We welcome our children to the Lord’s Table. Breads from around the world remind us that we share this feast with people of faith of every language, in every place, on every continent.

Scripture   Colossians 1:15-20

Sermon   Questions People Ask: Are we to seek God’s universal truth, or just our own version?

In what is often called a “post-modern” world, is there such a thing as “universal truth?” We of the Christian faith look to an eastern Mediterranean peasant as our leader, not to mention our Savior. How can a faith that arose in such a specific, particular location following a specific, particular person possibly reveal a truth that is for everyone?

Sunday Adult Education: 10:10-10:45 am in the adult education room. Discussions track the fall sermon series “Questions People Ask.” 

The Peacemaking Offering will be shared between Presbyterian efforts in the US and around the world and the efforts against human trafficking of San Diego Youth Services, providing help and healing for at-risk youth and survivors up to age 24. Services include a drop-in center, mental health clinic, and the county’s only overnight emergency shelter for minors as well as transitional housing. Use the peacemaking envelope or give online (CPC website: “Give,” scroll to “Give Now”).

Care Packages for College Students are sent by our Deacons every fall so they know their church family cares for them.  Send your student’s address & e-mail to mailto:amyk@cpclacosta.org by Sunday Oct 20. Stop by the lobby display to choose items for return on Oct. 20; donations needed too

Blessing of the Animals in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, noon. Bring your pets to this brief, outdoor service, and invite your friends, too!

This Sunday at CPC, September 29, 2019

Worship Sunday, September 29

   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) Questions People Ask

10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship

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

Scripture   Romans 8:35, 37-39, 15:13

Sermon   Questions People Ask: How do we trust God in the face of suffering?

When times are tough for ourselves or those we love, how can we continue to trust in a loving God? For some, God seems absent in the tough times, but for others, God seems most near. What makes the difference?

Sunday Adult Education: 10:10-10:45 am in the adult education room next to the sanctuary. Discussions track the fall sermon series “Questions People Ask.” Share your perspectives about the questions. 

Pack Food for La Mirada School: all ages are invited to a new, fun hands-on mission project: packing food for kids at La Mirada School who don’t get much food on the weekend. We’ll pack 120 bags on Sunday September 29 at 10 a.m. Come to the old choir room next to the kitchen; it’s easy! Time expected: 25 minutes. We still need your non-perishable food donations! Pick up a list of what’s needed in the lobby.  

Homeless Veterans Initiative: Bring your supplies for “move-in packs” for homeless vets receiving housing. Choose items to purchase from the lobby display, or donate funds (memo: Vets or online at our website/Give/Give Now). In two years CPC and four Presbyterian Churches in North County combined with Interfaith Community Services to house 122 veterans, 7 spouses, and 17 children!  CPC alone has donated over $7000 and 60 “Make-It-A-Home” packs. Furniture in good condition is needed anytime; call Interfaith (760) 215-9637 to schedule home pickup.   

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance will be on the ground in the Bahamas and other places devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Make your check out to CPC with the memo “Dorian,” or go online to our website, click “Give,” scroll down to “Give Now” and choose Mission: Hurricane Dorian.

This Sunday at CPC, September 22, 2019

Worship Sunday, September 22: Annual Meeting of the Congregation, 10:15 a.m.
   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
   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) Questions People Ask
10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship
                     (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture   1 Corinthians 10:11-14
Sermon Questions People Ask: God Only Gives Us What We Can Handle – Really?
That’s something you often hear, and it leads to a question of control vs. trust. Do we rely on God’s grace or on our own ability to control our own destiny and “handle” our own lives?

Annual Meeting of the Congregation, 10:15 a.m. On the agenda: presentation of annual reports, final 2018-19 finances, and the 2019-20 budget; election of the nominating committee; changes in terms of call for the pastors. Pick up an annual report in the lobby. Verbal summary at 11:45 a.m.

Sunday Adult Education: 10:10-10:45 am in the adult education room next to the sanctuary. Discussions track the fall sermon series “Questions People Ask.” Share your perspectives about the questions. 

Homeless Veterans Initiative: Once again we will be providing “move-in packs” for homeless vets receiving housing during September. Choose items to purchase from the lobby display, or donate funds (memo: Vets or online at our website/Give/Give Now. In two years CPC and four Presbyterian Churches in North County combined with Interfaith Community Services to house 122 veterans, 7 spouses, and 17 children!  CPC alone has donated over $7000 and 60 “Make-It-A-Home” packs. Furniture in good condition is needed anytime; call Interfaith (760) 215-9637 to schedule home pickup.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance will be on the ground in the Bahamas and other places devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Make your check out to CPC with the memo “Dorian,” or go online to our website, click “Give,” scroll down to “Give Now” and choose Mission: Hurricane Dorian.