This Sunday at CPC, January 29, 2023

Sunday after Epiphany, January 22

  9:00 Contemporary Worship

10:45 Traditional Worship

Scripture   Micah 6:1-8

Sermon:  What We’ve Been Told

Prophets are not fortune-tellers; they are people who speak for God. Here Micah addresses the people of Israel who have been worshiping God with their lips but not with their deeds to remind them of what they already know what is good. The last verses are among the best known in scripture, for good reason.

To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services. Welcome to our new baristas!

Children and Youth
Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org
 
  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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

High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!

Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship and a special program for toddlers.

This Sunday at CPC, January 22, 2023

Sunday after Epiphany, January 22

  9:00 Contemporary Worship

10:45 Traditional Worship

Scripture   Psalm 27:1-9

Sermon:  Triumphant Psalm of Confidence…Really?

To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services. Welcome to our new baristas!

Children and Youth
Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org
 
  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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

High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!

Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship and a special program for toddlers.

This Sunday at CPC, January 15, 2023

Sunday January 15

  9:00 Contemporary Worship

10:45 Traditional Worship

Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33

Sermon: The Peter Principle  

Some of us will recall one of the early books on organizations by this title. The major thesis is that in any organization, “people rise to their level of incompetence.” We’ll reflect on the principle, and consider whether it applies to the biblical Peter—and to people of faith like us.

To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services. Welcome to our new baristas!

Children and Youth
Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org

  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.

This Sunday at CPC, January 8, 2023

Sunday after Epiphany, January 8, 2023
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture: John 14:1-6, 10:14-16
Sermon: A Generous Faith The gospel of John understands Jesus to be “the way, the truth, and the life,” yet also recognizes that there is always a deeper level of faith waiting to be discovered. We’ll consider some of those deeper connections, and reflect on why CPC’s interfaith partnerships are a vital expression of our Christian faith..
Ordination of Leslie Mauerman as elder, at the 10:45 service
 
To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services. Welcome to our new baristas!
  
Children and Youth
Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org
  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!
 
Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship and a special program for toddlers.

This Sunday at CPC, January 1, 2023

Second Sunday of Christmastide, January 1, 2023
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-18 (selected verses)
Sermon: The Other Wise Man, adapted from the short story by Henry Van Dyke
In some churches it is a tradition to share this fictional tale that is filled with biblical truth.
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services. Welcome to our new baristas!

Children and Youth
Sunday School
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org

  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.

Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!

Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship and a special program for toddlers.

This Sunday at CPC, December, 18, 2022

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2022
The Sounds of Christmas features the Christmas story in music, with special music from our band and praise team (9:00) and our choir (10:45) with Christmas carols for all to sing at both services.
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture: Luke 2:8-15
Sermon: Fear Not: Finding the Holy in the Ordinary (Shepherds)
Our Advent series centers on the “fear not” passages in the Christmas story. This Sunday, we focus on the experience of the shepherds, keeping watch over their flock on an ordinary night which suddenly became extraordinary. Of all the characters in the Christmas story, we just might resemble shepherds the most…
A Celtic Advent Devotional is available in the lobby (online version: https://tinyurl.com/mwxtnzb4
 
To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services. 
 
Christmas at CPC
 Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship family-friendly services at 5 and 7 p.m. (child care at 5 pm) featuring traditional lessons and carols, special music and a Christmas story. Indoor and outdoor seating available, online live (and available afterwards; prepare to light a candle at home). 
 
Christmas Day Worship, 10:45 a.m. only. A Carol Sing and a Christmas story. Attire is breakfast casual; children are welcome to bring a toy with them.
 
New Year’s Day Epiphany Worship, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. Begin the new year with prayerful worship and communion. The sermon on New Year’s Day will be the dramatic telling of The Fourth Wise Man, a story by Henry Van Dyke.
  
Christmas Angel Tree gifts due this Sunday! Thank you for returning your wrapped gifts with angel attached. You may still donate to the purchase of angel gifts yet unclaimed at www.Christ-Pres.Church/give Your gifts for families in need at La Mirada School make Christmas happen! 
 
Advent Messages focus on the “Fear not!” scriptures in the Christmas story:
Nov. 27   Finding the Holy in Chaos: Isaiah (Isaiah 43:1-7)
Dec. 4     Finding the Holy in Mystery: Mary        (Luke 1:26-34)
Dec. 11   Finding the Holy in Disruption: Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)
Dec. 18   Finding the Holy in the Ordinary: Shepherds (Luke 2:8-15)
Christmas Eve  Fear Not: If You Don’t Go…  Luke 2:1-20
 
Children and Youth
Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org
 
  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!
 
Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship and a special program for toddlers.

This Sunday at CPC, December 11, 2022

THIS SUNDAY: A Celebration of Christmas for all ages including the Children’s Nativity Play Dec. 11, 5:00—6:30 p.m. We begin with children’s play, followed by a soup and chili supper, a hot cocoa bar and holiday treats, games and entertainment, and a special Christmas story by Sam Pickard and Kathy Bostrom, complete with a handcrafted souvenir for children (made by Sam and Peter Hergesheimer). Bring a treat to share if you wish! Fun for everyone!
 
Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2022
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Come ten minutes early (or stay ten minutes after) to watch a video of last Sunday’s Living Nativity!
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Sermon: Fear Not: Finding the Holy in Disruption (Joseph)
Our Advent series centers on the “fear not” passages in the Christmas story. This Sunday, we focus on Joseph, the father of Jesus, whose life was upended by the coming of an entirely unexpected baby. How do we get past our fears when our lives are disrupted?

A Celtic Advent Devotional is available in the lobby (online version: https://tinyurl.com/mwxtnzb4
 
To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services. Welcome to our new baristas!
 
Advent and Christmas at CPC
The Sounds of Christmas on Sunday, December 18 at both services, features special music and solos from our band, praise team, and choir, and Christmas carols for all to sing!
 
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at 5:00 p.m. (child care) and 7:00 p.m., both family-friendly services with the Christmas story, special music, and beloved carols.
 
Christmas Day Worship, 10:45 a.m. A Carol Sing and a Christmas story. Attire is breakfast casual; children are welcome to bring a toy with them.
 
New Year’s Day Worship, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. Begin the new year with prayerful worship and communion.
  
Advent Messages focus on the “Fear not!” scriptures in the Christmas story:
Nov. 27   Finding the Holy in Chaos: Isaiah (Isaiah 43:1-7)
Dec. 4      Finding the Holy in Mystery: Mary (Luke 1:26-34)
Dec. 11   Finding the Holy in Disruption: Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)
Dec. 18   Finding the Holy in the Ordinary: Shepherds (Luke 2:8-15)
  
CALENDAR
Sunday, Dec. 11      Angel Tree gifts due
                                 Celebration of Christmas: party for all ages, 5-6:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 14     Sister Faiths Reunion, noon – 1:30 p.m., Tri-City Islamic Center
Friday, January 20   Friday with Friends, 4:30 and after
January 27-28          Men’s Retreat at CPC (Friday night/Saturday morn) 
 
Children and Youth
Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org
 
  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!
 
Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship including a special program for toddlers.
 

This Sunday at CPC, December 4, 2022

Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Advent Communion
Scripture: Luke 1:26-34
Sermon: Fear Not: Finding the Holy in Mystery
This Advent we’re looking at the “Fear Not” messages in the Christmas story. This week an angel surprises Mary with some unexpected news, introduced with the words “do not be afraid.” Can we face the mysteries of life without fear?
A Celtic Advent Devotional is available in the lobby (online version: https://tinyurl.com/mwxtnzb4

THIS SUNDAY: CPC presents The Living Nativity, 5-7 pm, a gift to our community featuring an interactive walk-through experience of the Christmas story, featuring Emperor Augustus, Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem, the innkeeper, shepherds and angels in the field, wise men in search of the child, and a baby in a manger. Please come and invite your friends and neighbors!

THIS SUNDAY:  Holiday Book Sale to Benefit CPC’s Fund for Asylum Seekers  10 a.m. CPC’s Kathy Bostrom, author of over fifty children’s books, will donate all proceeds from sale of her books to this vital CPC ministry that has now welcomed two families fleeing persecution to the US. Kathy will also gladly sign the books for you!  

To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services. Welcome to our new baristas!

ADVENT / CHRISTMAS AT CPC

NEXT SUNDAY: A Celebration of Christmas for all ages including the Children’s Nativity Play Dec. 11, 5:00—6:30 p.m. Christmas cheer by the fire, a hot cocoa bar, soup and holiday treats, games and entertainment, all culminating in the children’s play. Fun for everyone!

The Sounds of Christmas on Sunday, December 18 at both services, features special music and solos from our band, praise team, and choir, and Christmas carols for all to sing!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at 5:00 p.m. (family service, child care) and 7:00 p.m., both with traditional lessons and carols.

Christmas Day Worship, 10:45 a.m. A Carol Sing and a Christmas story. Attire is breakfast casual; children are welcome to bring a toy with them.

New Year’s Day Worship, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. Begin the new year with prayerful worship and communion.

Advent Messages focus on the “Fear not!” scriptures in the Christmas story:
Nov. 27   Finding the Holy in Chaos: Isaiah (Isaiah 43:1-7)
Dec. 4      Finding the Holy in Mystery: Mary (Luke 1:26-34)
Dec. 11   Finding the Holy in Disruption: Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)
Dec. 18   Finding the Holy in the Ordinary: Shepherds (Luke 2:8-15)
 
Children and Youth
Sunday School
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org

  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.

Church Nursery every Sunday, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers.

Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!

This Sunday at CPC, November 27, 2022

First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
First Sunday of Advent, the season in which we prepare for the coming of Christ anew into our hearts and our world. A Celtic Advent Devotional is available in the lobby (online version: https://tinyurl.com/mwxtnzb4
Sermons in Advent focus on the “Fear not!” scriptures in the Christmas story:
Nov. 27   Finding the Holy in Chaos: Isaiah (Isaiah 43:1-7)
Dec. 4      Finding the Holy in Mystery: Mary (Luke 1:26-34)
Dec. 11   Finding the Holy in Disruption: Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)
Dec. 18   Finding the Holy in the Ordinary: Shepherds (Luke 2:8-15)

This Sunday evening: Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Advent-ure, 5:00- 6:30 p.m. Begin the season of Advent with a festival of light on the patio and in the lobby, featuring something for everyone: crafts for kids (Advent wreath and Nativity set), fellowship around the fire, a hot chocolate bar and treats, culminating in lighting the outdoor Christmas tree.

To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services, and welcome to our new baristas!

Children and Youth
Sunday School
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org

  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.

Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!

Church Nursery every Sunday, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers.

This Sunday at CPC, November 20, 2022

Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20, 2022
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture  Psalm 111:1-4
SermonA Prayer of Thanksgiving
Back in 1953, The Tonight Show premiered on late-night television. The first host was Steve Allen. Thirty years later, Steve Allen hosted a holiday radio show called The Great American Feast that included “a prayer of thanks for the big and small.” Sponsored by Presbyterian Media Mission (PMM), the show played all over the country. A newly ordained Greg Bostrom was on the board of PMM then; this Sunday, we will recreate The Great American Feast with a twist: audience participation. Toward the close of the sermon, we’ll ask anyone who wishes to share a phrase or brief sentence naming something big or small for which you are grateful (kids, grandchildren, family will already have been included, so be creative!).

To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 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 both Sunday services, and welcome to our new baristas!

Children and Youth
Sunday School
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@amykennedy

Church Nursery open every Sunday, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers.


  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.

Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!