Worship Schedule for April 18 & 25
9:00 a.m. & after, Online Worship Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship.”
10:45 a.m. Outdoors on the Patio Special needs parking will be available next to the church. Masks & social distancing applies. Advance registration helpful at https://christ-pres.church/sign-up/ 
The Session’s Worship Task Force is evaluating worship plans as county guidance evolves. The current schedule includes online worship at 9:00 and outdoor worship at 10:45 a.m. through the end of April, when a new schedule may be adopted. The team is balancing weather concerns, the prohibition against congregational singing indoors, online fatigue, and other factors in seeking the right mix for CPC.
 
Third Sunday of Easter, April 18
Scripture  Luke 24:36b-48            Sermon  Facing Our Fears: Trusting Resurrection
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.
 
Eastertide Sermon Series: Facing Our Fears
April 18   Luke 24:36b-48   Trusting Resurrection
April 25   John 10:11-18     Stranger Danger and Other Brother
May 2     1 John 4:7-21       Casting Out Fear

Children and Youth
Children’s Time on Zoom AND in person! 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 for delivery or special pick up time mailto:cathyl@cpclacosta.org
9:30-10:10 Children’s Time On Zoom (4-8 years, preK-2nd grade)
10:15-10:45 RISE Sunday School On Zoom (8-12 years, 3rd-5th grade) See This Week for Zoom log in information.

11-11:40 Pop-Up Sunday School On Campus (under the tent after the children’s message)
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on April 18, May 2, May 16
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on April 18, May 2, May 16
See This Week for Zoom log in information.

Second Sunday of Easter, April 11
  9:00 a.m. & after, Online Worship Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship.”
10:45 a.m. Outdoors on the Patio Special needs parking will be available next to the church. Masks & social distancing applies. Advance registration helpful at https://christ-pres.church/sign-up/ 
 
9:00 a.m. Live Online Worship: Sacrament of Baptism for Eli Litten, son of Dan and Megan (Jones) Litten, grandson of Doug and Lisa Scott Jones, great-grandson of Pat and Nancy Scott
10:45 a.m. Outdoor Worship: Confirmation of four young women who will profess their faith and confirm the vows made for them at their baptism: Jenna Gould, Charlie Lupo, Carina Moser, and Charlie Walsh.
Scripture  John 20:19-29
Sermon  What Comes Next
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 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 April 11 and 18
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on April 11 and 18
See This Week for Zoom log in information.

Palm Sunday Worship, March 28
Scripture  Romans 8:18-21
Sermon  Again and Again, God Seeks to Set All Free (from the powers that demonize, dehumanize, and destroy) As we consider themes that occur again and again in the stories of scripture, we come to God's gift of freedom in the exodus and in the resurrection of Christ. But God has an even bigger freedom story to tell!
Both services are blended, with contemporary music and hymns.
Palm Sunday Drama concludes the service as we look toward Easter.
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.

Online Worship during Holy Week
Worship online live or recorded Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church, click “Watch Worship” and join live (or choose the service you wish to watch by date or title).
Palm Sunday, March 28  9:00 & 10:45 a.m. (streaming live at 9:00, recorded at 10:45 and thereafter)
Holy Thursday, April 1, 7:00 p.m.  Communion
Good Friday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. Service of Tenebrae (“the shadows”)
Easter Day, April 4  9:00 & 10:45 a.m. (streaming live at 9:00; recorded at 10:45 and thereafter)

Outdoor Worship during Holy Week
Worship in person outdoors on the patio; please sign up at https://christ-pres.church/sign-up/ Chairs provided for all who register. Please wear masks at all times and observe social distancing. Health/temperature check conducted on arrival.
Palm Sunday, March 28, 10:45 a.m. 
Good Friday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.  Service of Tenebrae (“shadows”)
Easter Day, April 4, 7:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

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. Next on April 11 and 18
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on April 11 and 18
See This Week for Zoom log in information

Our 9:00 and 10:45 online service will be livestreamed and available anytime afterwards. Go to the website http://www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship,” then choose “CPC LaCosta March 21 Worship.”

Scripture  Mark 5:1-13 (14-30)
Sermon  Again and Again, God Seeks to Set Me Free (from a past, a belief, an addiction that binds me)  In our consideration of themes that occur again and again in the stories of scripture, we come to the Exodus: the foundational story of the Jewish people in their liberation from slavery in Egypt. We’ll look at other ways we find ourselves captive, and God’s call to freedom.
Lent is the season of faithful reflection and spiritual renewal in preparation for the celebration of Easter.
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.

The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be received on Palm Sunday, March 28, and after. OGHS supports compassionate relief and faithful mission in the US and around the world through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People (supporting bootstrap projects) and Presbyterian Hunger Program. Kids use their fish banks; adults may use the envelope or give online.

Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. See This Week for Zoom 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 Zoom log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on March 21
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on March 21
See This Week for Zoom log in information

Sunday, March 14, 2021: Fourth Sunday in Lent
Online Worship will be blended (contemporary and traditional music).
Our 9:00 online service will be livestreamed as usual.
Our 10:45 online service will be a repeat of the 9:00 service. Go to the website http://www.Christ-Pres.Church and click “Watch Worship,” then choose “CPC LaCosta March 14, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.”
Online worship is available afterwards at any time.

Outdoor Worship has been reconfigured to use the patio to maximize shade. The service will be blended (contemporary and traditional music). Chairs will be provided for all who register. Please wear masks at all times and observe social distancing. Those with symptoms should remain home. A health check and temperature screening will be conducted upon arrival.
Please register for the outdoor service https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/3288611

Scripture  Ephesians 2:17-22
Sermon    Again and Again, God Calls Us Home
(to genuine fellowship with one another)
Lent is the season of faithful reflection and spiritual renewal in preparation for Easter
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

A Presbyterian St. Patrick’s Day, 5:00 p.m. online. An Irish storyteller, Irish dancing, and more! A link will be emailed at 5:00; watch then or anytime afterwards, including on St. Patrick’s Day!

Blood Drive 8:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the church parking lot. Sign up at https://www.mysdbb.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/67102

Hands of Peace Virtual Book Circle discussion of Caste, Click here to sign up: sign up for Virtual Book Circle, 1:00 p.m.

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 March 21
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on March 21
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!
Next outdoor worship: March 14, 28, April 4 at 10:45 a.m. (details below)
 
Scripture  Psalm 137:1-6
Sermon    Again and Again, God Calls Me Home (to a self that is authentic and a faith that is real)
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper  Prepare bread and wine/juice/water for communion at home.
Lent is the season of faithful reflection and spiritual renewal in preparation for the celebration of Easter.
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)
See This Week for Zoom log in information.
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on March 7 and 21
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on March 7 and 21

See This Week for Zoom log in information.

Sunday, February 28, 2021: Second Sunday in Lent
Online Worship: Every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.
Outdoor Worship: This Sunday, February 28, at 10:45 a.m. 

Online Worship: 
both services feature contemporary and traditional music this Sunday.
Our 9:00 online service will be livestreamed as usual.
Our 10:45 service will be a repeat of the 9:00 service. 
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 available (sometimes later in the day).

Outdoor Worship will feature contemporary and traditional music.
Please register for the outdoor service at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44ACA92DA5FB6-outdoor  Chairs will be provided for all who register. Please wear masks at all times and observe social distancing. Those with symptoms should remain home. A health check and temperature screening will be conducted as worshipers arrive. 

This is the second Sunday in Lent, the holy season of preparation for the great celebration of Easter. For forty days (excluding Sundays) we are invited to take a spiritual journey to the cross and empty tomb, a time of reflection, renewal, and for many, recommitment. During Lent, the people of God look within to the condition of our own souls, and beyond to how God calls us to live in the world. We can take this journey randomly, without awareness or intent… or we can make Lent a pilgrimage, an intentional journey of the spirit in the presence of the Spirit of God. Accept the invitation to a journey…

Scripture  John 3:16-21
Sermon    Again and Again, God Offers Us Grace (for the sins we commit together)
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)
See This Week for Zoom log in information
 
Sunday Night Youth gatherings on Zoom
Middle School, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Next on March 7

High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on March 7

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!

This is the first Sunday in Lent, the season of preparation for the celebration of Easter. For forty days (excluding Sundays) we are invited to take a spiritual journey to the cross and empty tomb, a time of reflection, renewal, and for many, recommitment. During Lent, the people of God look within to the condition of our own souls, and beyond to how God calls us to live in the world. We can take this journey randomly, without awareness or intent… or we can make Lent a pilgrimage, an intentional journey of the spirit. Accept the invitation to a journey…

Scripture  Luke 15:17-24
Sermon    Again and Again: God Offers Me Grace (for the ways I’ve hurt others and myself). See the description of our Lenten sermon series below.
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

Sermons in Lent: Again and Again
Messages in Lent address the biblical themes that arise again and again in the stories of scripture: sin and forgiveness, exile and home, exodus and freedom. We’ll consider how these themes play out in our lives individually and together. Then, during Holy Week, we celebrate how all these converge in the story of the Christ who is “the Resurrection and the Life” (John 11:25).
February 21  Again and Again, God Offers Me Grace  
                           (for the ways I’ve hurt others and myself) 
February 28  Again and Again, God Offers Us Grace
                           (for the sins we commit together)
March 7         Again and Again, God Calls Me Home
                           (to a self that is authentic and a faith that is real)
March 14       Again and Again, God Calls Us Home
                           (to genuine fellowship with one another)
March 21       Again and Again, God Seeks to Set Me Free
                           (from a past, a belief, an addiction that binds me)
March 28 Palm Sunday   Again and Again, God Seeks to Set All Free
                         (from the powers that demonize, dehumanize, and destroy)
April 1 Holy Thursday     Again and Again, We Come to the Table
April 2  Good Friday         Again and Again, We Come to the Cross
April 4  Easter                   Again and Again, God Raises the Dead

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 February 21
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on February 21
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  Mark 9:2-9
Sermon    Seeing Christ Again for the First Time
Last Sunday we talked about sports as more than a game. This Sunday we’ll see how this truth goes way beyond sports.
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.
 
Online coffee hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. see This Week for log in information

 
Sunday, February 14  “Love Stories” for Valentine’s Day online at 5:00 p.m.
Tune in to hear some real “love stories” from our church family, stories of ften about romantic love, there are all kinds of love stories out there: love of children, parents, family, friends; love of neighbor, those in need, the “other,” and more. A link to watch “Love Stories” will be emailed on Sunday afternoon.
 
Valentine’s Day: Special Delivery Sunday at noon. Our Deacons are delivering Valentine cheer in the form of chocolate to some of our church family. CPC folks of all ages are invited to bring signed valentines to church anytime before noon on Valentine’s Day–you can join them in delivering, too (RSVP mailto:amyk@cpclacosta.org)

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 February 14 and 21
see This Week for log in information
 
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on February 14 and 21
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 Please prepare your own bread and wine/juice/water to share communion at home.
Scripture  John 6:25-35
Sermon    The Super Soul Sermon
Is football a metaphor for faith? For life? Every year on Super Bowl Sunday, we try to show that it is. We’ll try to make that connection again this Sunday in our traditionally unorthodox way!
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 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 February 7 (play bingo this Sunday!)
High School, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Next on February 7 (play bingo this Sunday!)
See This Week for Zoom log in information