This Sunday at CPC

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

This Sunday at CPC, March 17, 2019

Sunday, March 17
   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:  Genesis 11:31 – 12:2, 15:1-7
Sermon:    On the Road to Alleluia: Steps Along the Way    Step Out… in Faith
Where is God on our life journey? This Sunday we’ll discover anew why it’s important to read the Bible carefully, for often there is more than meets the eye – including a remarkable insight on this question!

This Sunday at CPC, March 10, 2019

Sunday, March 10

   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 9:28-36

Sermon:    Reading God’s Other Book

This Sunday we’ll build on last week’s sermon that sought to “read” the Book of Creation that, like the scriptures, speaks to us of the God who is in all things. We will read the story of Christ’s transfiguration, when Jesus suddenly shone with an unearthly light in the presence of three of his disciples. We’ll talk about light – the light that shone in the face of Christ, the light that was the first of God’s creation in Genesis, the light that opens our eyes to really see ourselves, one another, and the world with God’s eyes.

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!

This Sunday at CPC, March 3, 2019

Sunday, March 3: 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, Taste and See: Discovering God in Food

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

Scripture:  Luke 9:28-36

Sermon:    Reading God’s Other Book

This Sunday we’ll build on last week’s sermon that sought to “read” the Book of Creation that, like the scriptures, speaks to us of the God who is in all things. We will read the story of Christ’s transfiguration, when Jesus suddenly shone with an unearthly light in the presence of three of his disciples. We’ll talk about light – the light that shone in the face of Christ, the light that was the first of God’s creation in Genesis, the light that opens our eyes to really see ourselves, one another, and the world with God’s eyes.

Sister Faiths Game Night will be rescheduled for a later date. Our next Sister Faiths event is a book discussion for youth and adults on the civil rights graphic novel March on Sunday, March 31,

Special Event in our Presbyterian Family

Saturday, March 9 Sunrise of Hope: A Mental Health Summitan all-day event at La Jolla Presbyterian Church to inform, educate, and equip all who are personally struggling with mental health issues in their family or themselves. $30 covers continental breakfast, lunch, and all workshops through the day. Kay Warren is the keynote speaker. Details/sign-up at www.LJPres.events 9

This Sunday at CPC, February 24, 2019

Sunday, February 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 – adult ed room, Taste and See: Discovering God in Food
10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  Psalm 19
Sermon:    Reading God’s Other Book
Did you know that God has two books for us to read? One is scripture, and the other is the book of creation. If you think we read Psalm 19 in worship not so long ago – you’re right! We’ll hear again the words “the heavens are telling the glory of God” – and this time listen for what the heavens are saying. Along the way we’ll talk about why science and faith are not enemies, but partners – friends, even!

A Wedding at CPC!
You’re invited to celebrate the wedding of Eileen Moran and Richard Van Gieson on Thursday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. at CPC. A cake reception will follow. Come share the joy!

Per capita covers the “per person” administrative costs of being Presbyterian at the local (San Diego Presbytery & synod) and national (General Assembly) level. CPC will forward $37 per member to the Presbyterian Church in 2018. We are each asked to donate $37 for every active (confirmed) member of our households. Thank you!

Special Event in our Presbyterian Family
Saturday, March 9 Sunrise of Hope: A Mental Health Summit an all-day event at La Jolla Presbyterian Church to inform, educate, and equip all who are personally struggling with mental health issues in their family or themselves. $30 covers continental breakfast, lunch, and all workshops through the day. Kay Warren is the keynote speaker. Details/sign-up at www.LJPres.events

This Sunday at CPC, February 17, 2019

   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, Taste and See: Discovering God in Food

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

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 10:12-13, 17-21

Sermon:    What Does the Lord Require?   Pastor Greg Bostrom

Military Outreach Ministries has been an outreach to military families at Camp Pendleton for more than twenty years. CPC members were among the founders of MOM, whose work is now being undertaken by other organizations. Among them is the Camp Pendleton YMCA, which CPC now supports. We will celebrate the vital outreach of Military Outreach Ministries in worship today.

Bridal Shower for Eileen Moran: Ladies, you’re invited to a shower today, 2:00 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center hosted by Sue Liesegang. RSVP at http://evite.me/B4r6qNAQ58 or contact Sue mailto:sueliesegang58@gmail.com

Per capita covers the “per person” administrative costs of being Presbyterian at the local (San Diego Presbytery & synod) and national (General Assembly) level. CPC will forward $37 per member to the Presbyterian Church in 2018. We are each asked to donate $37 for every active (confirmed) member of our households. Thank you! ;\l

This Sunday at CPC, February 10, 2019

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, Taste and See: Discovering God in Food

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

Scripture:  I Corinthians 15:1-11

Sermon:    What’s It All About?  Pastor Eileen Moran

Per capita covers the “per person” administrative costs of being Presbyterian at the local (San Diego Presbytery & synod) and national (General Assembly) level. CPC will forward $37 per member to the Presbyterian Church in 2018. We are each asked to donate $37 for every active (confirmed) member of our households. Thank you!

Every second Sunday bring your non-perishable food items (or donation) for children of La Mirada Academy (formerly Alvin Dunn School) in San Marcos, a school with many low-income families. Next on February 10. CPC sends a backpack of food home every weekend with 90 children – your support matters!

COME TO THE CHILI COOKOFF, Sunday night, 5:00 p.m. Be a contestant and share your best chili – or just come to enjoy (all diners are judges!). If you’re not a chef, bring a salad, toppings, or dessert to share. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y7lmocrg ed0 Smart