Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!
 
Scripture  Jonah 3:1-10
Sermon    Do I Have To?
We’re all in for the “Here I am, Lord,” but what if the call is hard and we don’t want to? The book of the prophet Jonah is about a lot more than a whale!
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.

Children and Youth
Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on January 17
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on January 17
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 

Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!

Scripture  1 Samuel 3:1-10
Sermon    Listening for God
This is the story of the calling of the young Samuel to be a leader and prophet of Israel in a time when “the Word of the Lord was rare… [and] visions were not widespread.” In the midst of all the other voices that clamor for our attention, how do we listen for God?

Children and Youth
Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on January 17
 High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on January 17
See This Week for Zoom log in information

Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!
 
Scripture  Genesis 1:1-5, John 1:1,14
Sermon    The Power of the Word
The Genesis story tells us that God speaks the universe into existence, and the gospel of John tells us that the Word God spoke became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth. Such is the power of the Word to create. Do our words have such power?
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.
 
Still time to support the Alternative Christmas Market! A CPC tradition! Check out the online catalog of mission causes in North County, San Diego, and the world, and then choose which mission(s) you’d like to support and for how much. One check or online gift to CPC (please specify your designated gifts) and presto, the world changes! https://christ-pres.church/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ACM-2020-Catalog-.pdf

Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
See This Week for log in information

Children and Youth
Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on January 17
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on January 17
See This Week for log in information

Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!
 
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Scripture  Ephesians 1:3-14
Sermon    Revealing the Mystery
The initial verses of the Letter to the Ephesians are packed with grammatical clauses and theological insights. It all leads up to verses 9 and 10 about the mystery of God’s will. Of course, in the Bible, one mystery leads to a deeper one!

Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. See This Week for log in information

Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on January 17
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on January 17
See This Week for log in information

Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!
 
Advent in your home: Advent, from the Latin for “coming,” is the season before Christmas in which we prepare for Christ’s coming anew into our lives and our world. Light candles at home during worship and each evening during Advent. You’ll need four candles plus a Christ candle; any size or color will do.
 
Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle
Scripture  Matthew 1:18-25       
Sermon     Hope in a Time of Incarnation: Emmanuel
Why does the church keep telling this story year after year? And more importantly, what is it within us that keeps us listening?
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.
 
Laid-Back Christmas Concert, this Sunday, December 20  5:00 p.m. online. It’s really more of a Christmas talent show as church folks of every age and stage offer music (including a world premiere) and a beautiful story from Mark Liggett. We’ll email a link on Sunday afternoon; you can watch the concert at 5 p.m. or anytime afterwards.
 
Don’t forget the online Alternative Christmas Market: A CPC tradition! Check out the online catalog of mission causes in North County, San Diego, and the world, and then choose which mission(s) you’d like to support and for how much. One check or online gift to CPC (please specify your designated gifts) and presto, the world changes! https://christ-pres.church/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ACM-2020-Catalog-.pdf

Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on December 20
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on December 20

See This Week for Zoom log in information

Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!

Advent in your home: Advent, from the Latin for “coming,” is the season before Christmas in which we prepare for Christ’s coming anew into our lives and our world. We light candles each Sunday as a sign of the Light that first shone from a manger in Bethlehem and continues to shine in the dark corners of our lives. We encourage you to light candles at home during worship and each evening during Advent. You’ll need four candles plus a Christ candle; any size or color will do. You may wish to create a small worship center as a place for candles, communion, and any objects, photos, etc. that signify the presence of the Holy in your home.

Lighting of the Third Advent Candle
Scripture  Luke 1:26-38
Sermon     Hope in a Time of Isolation: Promise
This beautiful story of the annunciation, the announcement to Mary that she would bear the Christ child, has a special message for us in these times of isolation.
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.

All ages and stages: Come to the Live Nativity Drive-Thru, this Sunday December 13, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Our gift of hope to our community presents six scenes of the Christmas story, culminating with a live nativity with sheep and a donkey! Please support the event on Facebook, NextDoor, and inviting your friends by forwarding this link:
https://christ-pres.church/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Living-Nativity-Drive-Thru-120320-1.pdf

Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. See This Week for Zoom log in information

Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for Zoom log in information

Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. December 13
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. December 13

See This Week for Zoom log in information

Sunday, December 6: Second Sunday of Advent
Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!
 
Advent in your home: Advent, from the Latin for “coming,” is the season before Christmas in which we prepare for Christ’s coming anew into our lives and our world. We light candles each Sunday as a sign of the Light that first shone from a manger in Bethlehem and continues to shine in the dark corners of our lives. We encourage you to light candles at home during worship and each evening during Advent. You’ll need four candles plus a Christ candle; any size or color will do. You may wish to create a small worship center as a place for candles, communion, and any objects, photos, etc. that signify the presence of the Holy in your home.
 
Lighting of the Second Advent Candle
Advent Communion  Please prepare bread and wine/juice/water at home.
Scripture  Luke 1:67-71        
Sermon     Hope in a Time of Lamentation: Mercy
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.

Children and Youth
Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on December 13
 High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on December 13
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. See This Week for Zoom log in information

Festival of Light, This Sunday, December 6, 5:00 p.m. An outdoor, masked congregational gathering featuring the lighting of a real outdoor Christmas tree; special music from our choir and youth; a Christmas story; hot chocolate and cookies, concluding with Christmas carols sung by glow-sticks. We’ll meet on the patio and in the small parking lot, surrounded by Christmas lights. Signing up online saves time and helps us prepare: https://tinyurl.com/y2kuk8cs

Sunday, November 29: First Sunday of Advent
Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!
CPC will not be open for In-Person Worship until further notice based on health guidance from San Diego County. We will reopen for in-person worship at 9:00 a.m. when guidance allows.
 
Advent in your home: Advent, from the Latin word for “coming,” is the season of four Sundays before Christmas in which we remember the long time of waiting for the birth of the Savior, and in which we prepare for Christ’s coming anew into our lives and into our world. We light candles each Sunday as a sign of the Light that first shone from a manger in Bethlehem, a Light that continues to shine in the dark corners of our lives. We encourage you to light candles at home during the service, and each evening during the Advent. You’ll need four candles plus a Christ candle; any size or color will do. You may wish to create a small worship center near where you watch worship as a place for candles, communion, and any objects, photos, etc. that signify the presence of the Holy in your home.
 
Lighting of the First Advent Candle
Scripture  Isaiah 40:1-11
Sermon     Hope in a Time of Fragmentation
In these troubled times, we look to ancient stories for contemporary hope – and we will not be disappointed.
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.
 
Sermons in Advent: Hope in Troubled Times
November 29            Hope in a Time of Fragmentation: Repair  Isaiah 61:1-4
December 6              Hope in a Time of Lamentation: Mercy  Luke 1:67-71
December 13            Hope in a Time of Isolation: Promise   Luke 1:26-38
December 20            Hope in a Time of Incarnation: Emmanuel  Matthew 1:18-25

Children and Youth
Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on November 29
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on November 29
See This Week for Zoom log in information

Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!
 
CPC will not be open for In-Person Worship until further notice based on health guidance from San Diego County. We will reopen for in-person worship at 9:00 a.m. when guidance allows.
 
Scripture  Psalm 111:1-4
Sermon     With My Whole Heart
Thanksgiving Sunday Worship Oleg and Greg combine on a jazzy reflection on gratitude in a revised reprise of their duet in the synagogue while our sanctuary was under construction.
Forward in Faith 2020: An update on our suspended capital campaign.
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.

Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. See This Week for Zoom log in information.

Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
Zoom Link See This Week for Zoom log in information.
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on November 15
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on November 15

See This Week for Zoom log in information.

Online Worship every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. with recorded services available afterwards. Worship is 45 minutes long. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship” on Sunday morning or to find the recorded service of your choice. Close-captioning is often (not always) available later in the day for recorded services. Invite a friend to worship online with us this Sunday!
 
CPC will not be open for In-Person Worship until further notice based on health guidance from San Diego County. We will reopen for in-person worship at 9:00 a.m. when guidance allows.
 
Scripture   Galatians 6:1-10
Sermon     Living with the Spirit
Our series on the fruit of the Holy Spirit extends this week with further reflections on living with the Holy Spirit of God at the center.
Forward in Faith 2020: An update on our suspended capital campaign.
SURPRISE! This Sunday we celebrate Oleg Shikunov’s fifteen years as our Director of Music! Shhhh… don’t tell him! It’s a surprise!
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.
 
Live at CPC: An Evening of Songs from the Emerald Isle, this Sunday, November 15, 6:00 p.m. with Shanna Sullivan, accompanied by Oleg Shikunov. Watch live or recorded at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF6NU0k0E5fDrPZB4rAwdg
Access the program with words and translations of the Gaelic at https://christ-pres.church/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Songs-from-the-Emerald-Isle-Shanna-Sullivan-11.15.20.pdf
 
Food for La Mirada School: Now that kids are headed back to class, CPC is resuming its weekly food backpacks for sixty children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend. Food items can be dropped off on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday mornings. Needed: canned fruit and vegetables; boxed items (cereal, macaroni & cheese, noodles); spaghetti sauce; snack bars; peanut butter; protein items (canned meat, chicken, tuna, beans). Cash donations are welcome. Thank you!
 
Children’s Time on Zoom Join us on Zoom for fun and dynamic Sunday school time that include Bible stories, science demos, art projects, music, games and snacks! Stop by the church Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-4 to pick up your supply bag, filled with everything your child needs to participate. Contact Cathy if you need delivery or a special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
   10-10:40 Children’s Time (4-7 years)
   10:45-11:25 Rise Sunday School (8-11 years)
See This Week for log in information
 
Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
 See This Week for log in information


Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on November 15
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on November 15
See This Week for log in information