This Sunday at CPC, June 9, 2024

9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship

10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship

Scripture    2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Sermon Who Will Write God’s Reference Letter?

Okay, so God’s not applying for a job or anything, and it’s crass to say God is auditioning for a role in our lives. The living God doesn’t need an advertising executive or anyone to make his ways known. But the apostle Paul seems to think God could use a letter of recommendation or two…

To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend. Coffee service is available after Sunday services.

This Sunday is Mission Recognition Sunday honoring the amazing mission outreach made possible by this church family. In terms of dollars, our church gave over $76,000 to mission in 2022-23, 13% of total giving! CPC leads the way in hands-on mission, too; our bulletin insert includes many of the names of those who do mission here. We apologize for those we have undoubtedly missed, as we celebrate the amazing number of people who share the love of Christ here!

The Kindness Board has made its appearance in the northwest corner of the sanctuary, near the Baby Space. Kindness, our word for the year for 2024, serves as our spiritual focus as we seek to be instruments of the peace and justice of Christ in a broken world. You are invited to share a kindness done to you on a postcard pinned to the board (signed or unsigned). There will be other “prompts” as the year goes on. Thanks to Marcia Griffith & JJ Springer for the board and all our sanctuary decorations, including for Pentecost!

Messages in June: Questions for Modern Day Corinthians

   June 9         Who Writes God’s Reference Letter?       2 Corinthians 3:1-6

   June 16        What Happens When Adversity Strikes? 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

   June 23        Where Do We Look for God?           2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

   June 30       Start the Party!    Vacation Bible eXperience Celebration

Children and Youth

Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org

              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message

            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message

Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.

Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.

High School Youth (9th-12th grade) Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday at CPC, June 2, 2024

9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship

10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship

Scripture    Ephesians 4:4-6

Sermon      All About the One

To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend. Coffee service is available after Sunday services.

Today we celebrate the profession of faith of the 2024 Confirmation Class of Christ Presbyterian Church! We rejoice with our young people and their families in this step of their faith journey: Many thanks to confirmation leaders Jessica Reese and Eileen VanGieson.

It’s also Worship Celebration Sunday when we honor all who serve in the worship ministries of CPC, and Communion Sunday. That makes a three-ring celebration, not a circus!

The Kindness Board has made its appearance in the northwest corner of the sanctuary, near the Baby Space. Kindness, our word for the year for 2024, serves as our spiritual focus as we seek to be instruments of the peace and justice of Christ in a broken world. You are invited to share a kindness done to you on a postcard pinned to the board (signed or unsigned). There will be other “prompts” as the year goes on. Thanks to Marcia Griffith & JJ Springer for the board and all our sanctuary decorations, including for Pentecost!

Children and Youth

Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org

              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message

            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message

Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.

Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.

High School Youth (9th-12th grade)

Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday at CPC, May 26, 2024

 9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship
This Sunday in honor of Memorial Day, we remember servicemen and women who have given their lives for our country, and we remember their loved ones.
Scripture  Psalm 29
Sermon  Loose in the World
The Sunday after Pentecost is known as Trinity Sunday. The spirit of God is loose in the world working to make the work of God and Jesus evident. We will explore the unfathomable mystery of our faith in the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is also Memorial Day and we will honor all those who have served. The service will conclude with the Presentation of the Memorial Wreath, a Prayer of Remembrance, and singing My Country ‘Tis of Thee.
 
To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend. Coffee service is available after Sunday services.
 
The Kindness Board has made its appearance in the northwest corner of the sanctuary, near the Baby Space. Kindness, our word for the year for 2024, serves as our spiritual focus as we seek to be instruments of the peace and justice of Christ in a broken world. You are invited to share a kindness done to you on a postcard pinned to the board (signed or unsigned). There will be other “prompts” as the year goes on. Thanks to Marcia Griffith & JJ Springer for the board and all our sanctuary decorations, including for Pentecost!
   
We’re continuing our annual Mother’s Day offering for the Camp Pendleton YMCA Temporary Emergency Assistance Fund assisting Marine families in crisis. Last Sunday’s video showed the variety of CP YMCA programs we support, photos depicted Marines in the School of Infantry appreciating goodie bags from our middle schoolers, and our So Sew ladies displayed their homemade layettes for Marines babies. Support our Marine friends by check to CPC (memo CPYMCA) or online. Thank you for your donations! Details: mission committee rep Shannon Rowson or http://www.asymca.org/camp-pendleton-home
  
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
 
Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.
 
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.
 
High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday at CPC, May 19, 2024

The Day of Pentecost, May 19
  9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship
This Sunday is Pentecost, fifty days after the resurrection of Christ on Easter, the day we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit to waiting disciples.
Scripture  Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 (selected verses)
Sermon  When the Spirit Reverses the Curses
When Christ left the disciples for good forty days after the resurrection (“for good” has a double meaning!), he promised not to leave them alone. If the disciples, followers, and friends of Jesus didn’t know what he was talking about (how could they?), they didn’t have to wait long. We’ll read what happened, and think about what curse is reversed on Pentecost…
 
To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend. Coffee service is available after Sunday services.
 
Wear red for Pentecost on Sunday, May 19, as we celebrate the birthday of the church! We’ll remember the way the Holy Spirit empowered the disciples to tell their story and transform the world. The Spirit still empowers us to be glad and faithful people!
 
The Kindness Board has made its appearance in the northwest corner of the sanctuary, near the Baby Space. Kindness, our word for the year for 2024, serves as our spiritual focus as we seek to be instruments of the peace and justice of Christ in a broken world. You are invited to share a kindness done to you on a postcard pinned to the board (signed or unsigned). There will be other “prompts” as the year goes on. Thanks to Marcia Griffith & JJ Springer for the board and all our sanctuary decorations, including for Pentecost!
   
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here:http:// www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
 
Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.
 
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.
 
High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday at CPC, May 12, 2024

Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 12
  9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship

Mother’s Day: all the women in attendance will receive a flower from our children, and our prayer concerns will both honor mothers and recognize the bittersweet nature of the day for many.
Scripture  Luke 24:44-53
Sermon  Up, Up and (mostly) Away
The ascension of Jesus has always been challenging cinematically; how would you portray this visually? But that’s the “Up, Up” part—it’s the “Away” that matters most, and it matters for all of us.
 
To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.
 
This Sunday begins our annual Mother’s Day offering for the Camp Pendleton YMCA Temporary Emergency Assistance Fund assisting Marine families in crisis. Sunday’s video shows other CP YMCA programs we support, photos depict Marines in the School of Infantry appreciating goodie bags from our middle schoolers, and our So Sew ladies will display their homemade layettes for “Marines babies.” Support our Marine friends by check to CPC (memo CPYMCA) or online. Thank you for your donations! Details: mission committee rep Shannon Rowson or www.asymca.org/camp-pendleton-home
 
Coffee service is available after Sunday services.
   
Wear red for Pentecost on Sunday, May 19, as we celebrate the birthday of the church! We’ll remember the way the Holy Spirit empowered the disciples to tell their story and transform the world. The Spirit still empowers us to be glad and faithful people!
 
A Memorial Day Observance will be held during both services on Sunday, May 26, with the presentation of a memorial wreath presented by Jay Packer, United States Marine Corps.
   
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
 
Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.
 
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.
 
High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday at CPC, May 5, 2024

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 5
  9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Scripture  Luke 24:28-35 (read 24:13-35 for the whole story
Sermon  A Blessing in Broken Bread
This story of two disciples on Easter night who do not know what to believe about rumors or resurrection has captivated listeners for centuries. When a stranger joins them on the road to Emmaus, a village outside of Jerusalem, their world is turned upside down—or is it right side up? The’ll experience the blessedness of the ordinary, and if they’re paying attention, they might discover a clue to what brokenness has to do with blessing.
 
To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.
  
Coffee service is available after Sunday services.
   
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
 
Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.
 
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.
 
High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org
 
 

This Sunday at CPC, April 28, 2024

Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 28

  9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship

10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship

Scripture John 4:7-221

Sermon  Love Perfected, Eileen VanGieson

To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.

Blessed to Be a Blessing is our focus as we make plans for our financial giving to our 2024-25 operating budget that begins July 1, 2024. In April we are hearing what our church means to three of our members and why they give generously to what God is doing in and through CPC. We are all invited to make estimates of giving (pledges which may be adjusted at any time) and bring or mail them to CPC this Sunday, April 28 or soon after. A letter and email with details arrived this week; pledge cards will be available in the lobby and online https://christ-pres.church/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/pledge-card-2024.jpg Your pledge helps our leaders make faithful plans in challenging times, and even more, empowers our church to be a blessing in God’s world.

An Inquirer’s Class for those interested in church membership or all things Presbyterian will be held this Sunday, April 28, 10:15-11:45 a.m. in the adult ed room (child care provided). Please note the blue sign-in pad if you would like to receive details or if you’re interested but can’t attend that day.

Coffee service is available after Sunday services.

Children and Youth

Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org

              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message

            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message

Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.

Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.

High School Youth (9th-12th grade)

Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday at CPC, April 21, 2024

Jazz at CPC: The Russell Bizzett Trio, this Sunday, April 21, 4:00 p.m. Free concert (donations welcome) preceded by a reception at 3:00 in CPC’s Centella Street Garden, the concert sponsor. Russell (drums) is joined by Mikan Zlatkovich (piano) and Justin Grinnell (bass). Invite friends and neighbors!
 
Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 21
  9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship
Scripture  Genesis 12:1-3
Sermon  Blessed to be a Blessing
We continue to reflect on the biblical principle Blessed to be a Blessing found all through the Bible. This Sunday we’ll emphasize how the blessings we’ve received enable, empower, and energize us to be a blessing. If we’re not both recognizing our blessings and paying them forward, we’re missing it—“it” being Life with a capital L, the Life Christ came to bring.
 
To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.
 
Blessed to Be a Blessing is our focus as we make plans for our financial giving to our 2024-25 operating budget that begins July 1, 2024. In April we are hearing what our church means to three of our members and why they give generously to what God is doing in and through CPC. We are all invited to make estimates of giving (pledges which may be adjusted at any time) and bring or mail them to CPC on Sunday, April 28 or soon after. Look for a letter (and identical email for those who prefer email) to arrive early this week. Your pledge will help our church leaders make faithful plans in challenging times, and even more, is an important way to be a blessing in God’s world.
 
Coffee service is available after Sunday services.
   
One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received throughout April. The One Great Hour supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, helping victims of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and war in the US and around the world; the Presbyterian Hunger Program, supporting programs that feed hungry people; and the Self-Development of People, funding grass roots efforts to help communities. It’s one of the very best things Presbyterians do! Mark your check “OGHS” or give online at www.Christ-Pres.Church/give
 
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
 
Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.
 
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.
 
High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org
 
Sign up now for Youth Summer Camp at amazing Zephyr Point on Lake Tahoe, July 14-19 for both middle and high school. Cost is $600. Details: Eileen eileenv@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday at CPC, April 14, 2024

Third Sunday of Easter, April 14
  9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship
Scripture  Ephesians 2:8-10
Sermon  Blessed to be a Blessing
Blessed to be a Blessing is one of the great biblical principles that continually resurfaces throughout the Bible. This Sunday we’ll emphasize the Blessed how we are endlessly the recipients of grace in our lives, even when it’s tough. Next Sunday we’ll focus more on what comes out of being blessed: the natural desire to give back, to respond in gratitude: to be a blessing. When you recognize the one and respond with the other, well, that’s when your 24/7 turns into an actual life.

To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.

Coffee service is available after Sunday services.

Blessed to Be a Blessing is our focus as we prepare to make plans for our financial giving to CPC’s 2024-25 operating year that begins July 1, 2024. Over the next three weeks we’ll hear what our church means to three of our members and why they give generously to support what God is doing in and through CPC. We’re invited to make estimates of giving (pledges) which may be adjusted at any time to the operating budget on Sunday, April 28. Yours will help our church leaders make faithful plans in challenging times.

One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received throughout April. The One Great Hour supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, helping victims of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and war in the US and around the world; the Presbyterian Hunger Program, supporting programs that feed hungry people; and the Self-Development of People, funding grass roots efforts to help communities. It’s one of the very best things Presbyterians do! Mark your check “OGHS” or give online at  http://www.Christ-Pres.Church/give

Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message

Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.

Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.

High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org

Sign up now for Youth Summer Camp at amazing Zephyr Point on Lake Tahoe, July 14-19 for both middle and high school. Cost is $600. . Details: Eileen eileenv@cpclacosta.org

This Sunday at CPC, April 7, 2024

A Very Special Sunday: Renewal of Baptism & Communion
On the first communion Sunday after Easter, we celebrate the renewal of baptism by coming forward to receive both the water of life and the bread of heaven. Our pastors will make the sign of the cross on our foreheads, symbolically washing away the ashes of our mortality placed there on Ash Wednesday with the water of life. It’s a day for grace, forgiveness, new beginnings, unconditional love, and more. Yes, it’s the first Sunday after Easter… but it has a meaning all its own.
  
Second Sunday of Easter, April 7
  9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worshpi
Scripture  John 20:19-31
Sermon  When We Lock the Doors
On Easter night, the disciples of Jesus are hiding behind locked doors in fear. How do we hide in fear, in our own way? What gifts and graces might we be locking out… and what happens to us when we lock our fears in?
Renewal of Baptism & Communion
 
To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.
 
Coffee service is available after Sunday services.
   
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
 
Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.
 
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for in-person youth group and the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.
 
High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org