This Sunday at CPC, April 14, 2019

Sunday, April 14: Palm/Passion Sunday Worship:
Drama, Choir, Praise Team, Band, Orchestra (identical services)

   9:00 a.m.  Palm/Passion Sunday Worship
   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th (except 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) The Way: Walking with Jesus
10:45 a.m.   Palm/Passion Sunday Worship (11:15 children’s program age 3 – 5th)

Scripture:  Luke 19:28-40, Philippians 2:5-11
Sermon:    On the Road to Alleluia: Steps Along the Way   
Step Up… to Commitment  We continue to follow Christ on “The Way” as we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, just five days before the crucifixion. The philosopher Socrates once noted that the unexamined life is not worth living, but preacher William Sloane Coffin believed it was actually the uncommitted life that’s not worth living. What do you think?

Egg-venture: our annual gathering for Easter fun! Easter Egg hunts and games. Bring a picnic lunch and a dozen eggs for each child; it would be great for those without kids to bring a dozen eggs, too (plastic eggs filled with a treat). Details: Jill at mailto:jillm@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday and every second Sunday bring your non-perishable food items (or donation) for children of La Mirada Academy in San Marcos, a school with many low-income families. CPC sends a backpack of food home every weekend with 60 children – your support matters!

CPC joins Presbyterians everywhere to receive the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering this Sunday (and for the next three Sundays). The One Great Hour supports disaster victims, self-development projects, and hunger programs in the USA and around the world.

Holy Week at CPC
Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14, 9:00 & 10:45

To truly celebrate Easter, first come to the foot of the cross at any of our Holy Thursday or Good Friday services:
        Holy Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.  On the night of the Last Supper, we break bread together and reflect on what it meant for Jesus to wash the feet of the disciples. Why were they — and we — so hesitant?

       Good Friday, April 19, noon and 7:00 p.m.  We gather on the day of the crucifixion for the office of Tenebrae (“the shadows”) as we hear once again the story of the suffering and death of our Savior in what many believe to be the most moving service of the year.

Easter Day, April 21, 6:30, 9:00 & 10:45   
Celebrate the resurrection of the Lord in our beautiful sanctuary with band, orchestra, praise team, choir, and your church family.
Bread Breakfast at 10:00 a.m.  All who wish are invited to bring a breakfast bread, muffin, doughnut, fruit or fruit salad, or breakfast treat to share between services.

This Sunday at CPC, April 7, 2019

Sunday, April 7: Fifth Sunday in Lent: Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

   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) The Way: Walking with Jesus

10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  John 12:1-8

Sermon:    On the Road to Alleluia: Steps Along the Way   

Step Down… in Compassion  We continue to follow Christ on “The Way,” and find this remarkable story that echoes the extravagant grace of the Father in last week’s parable (Luke 15:11-32), reminding us that surely one of the steps of discipleship is compassion.

Check out the new kitchen on Sunday morning after worship! This Sunday we finish our first year in our new sanctuary, and the kitchen is now complete at last!

This Sunday at CPC, March 31, 2019

Sunday, March 31
   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 – resumes March 17 (adult ed room) The Way:                                 Walking with Jesus
10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  Luke 15:11-32
Sermon:    On the Road to Alleluia: Steps Along the Way    Stop… for Grace
God’s extravagant grace often – usually! – catches us off guard. Our series of “steps” along the Way of Christ will be interrupted this Sunday by what may be the most profound story of grace ever told – the parable of the lost son.

Check out the new kitchen on Sunday morning after worship!

Coming soon…
Holy Week at CPC
  Palm Sunday, April 14, 9:00 & 10:45
  Holy Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
  Good Friday, April 19, noon and 7:00 p.m.
  Easter Day, April 21, 6:30 (patio), 9:00 & 10:45    Bread Breakfast at 10:00 a.m

This Sunday at CPC, March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 24

   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 – resumes March 17 (adult ed room) The Way: Walking with Jesus

10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Doug and Jean Kelly will worship at CPC at 9:00 this Sunday and stay for coffee hour after worship. Doug was pastor at CPC for over twenty years until 2013. Let’s welcome Jean and Doug back home!

Scripture:  Psalm 63:1-8, Isaiah 55:1-3, 6-8

Sermon:    On the Road to Alleluia: Steps Along the Way    Step In… to Your Own Soul

There’s so much happening in our lives that it’s easy to neglect our own souls. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also – but so often, we’re looking for treasure in the wrong places. How do we tend the soul we have been given? This Sunday we’ll consider how we might best “seek the Lord,” with these Old Testament texts as a guide.

Check out the new kitchen on Sunday morning after worship!

Sister Faiths Book Discussion: March! Youth and adults are invited to gather at CPC for a discussion of the graphic novel by civil rights leader John Lewis. 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ffffff