This Sunday at CPC

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

This Sunday at CPC, February 3, 2019

Super Soul Party this Sunday! Join your church family for a party to celebrate a landmark announcement from our Forward in Faith sanctuary campaign team! A cake from SusieCakes like you’ve never seen before will be served afterwards.

   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.

10:00 a.m.   Super Soul Party celebrating Forward in Faith announcement

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:  1 Corinthians 12:31

Sermon:    Super Soul Sunday: What Does It Take to Win?

What does God have to say to us on the high holy day of American culture? Greg Bostrom will be joined by Matt Hudson to offer a few clues in a lighthearted approach to the big-hearted gospel. It’s a CPC tradition – and a great day to invite a friend!

My One Word: You’re invited to choose one word to be your spiritual focus for 2019. Pick one word (or phrase) to receive your attention: write it on a card in your desk, put it on a post-it note on the mirror, use it as a screen saver – there are countless ways to remember to consider something new. Among the many choices people have made in the past are: compassion, forgive, steady, look, and grace. Eileen’s word is community. Greg’s is up. Email your word to mailto:amyk@cpclacosta.org or write it anonymously on a slip of paper in the lobby so we can see what other folks are thinking about.

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!

Parenting with Positive Discipline in the Christian Home, an 8 week session continues this Sunday morning, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., beginning this Sunday, January 27 – March 31 (not 2/24 or 3/3) by CPC’s Sue Liesegang, a certified Positive Discipline Educator. The goals are a more peaceful household and enjoyment of parenting. Details: mailto:sueliesegang58@gmail.com

Special Events in our Presbyterian Family

Friday, February 1

Welcoming the Stranger, a Biblical conversation on immigration with Matthew Soerens, U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, who will help us understand and dialogue the realities of immigration and help us respond with biblical values. A panel discussion follows. Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 7:00 p.m.

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

Gardeners needed!

CPC’s Centella Street Garden, an outreach of CPC, has beds available. Never gardened before? Experienced gardeners are happy to help! Cost is $120/year plus $25 refundable key deposit. Details: mailto:centellastreetgarden@gmail.com  Please pass this opportunity on to friends and neighbors! en

This Sunday at CPC, January 27, 2019

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship

   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th grade (resumes this Sunday)

                        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:    My One Word: Up

My One Word: You’re invited to choose one word to be your spiritual focus for 2019. As an alternative to a new year’s resolution, pick one word (or phrase) to receive your attention: write it on a card in your desk, put it on a post-it note on the mirror, use it as a screen saver – there are countless ways to remember to consider something new. Among the many choices people have made in the past are: compassion, forgive, steady, look, and grace. Eileen’s word is community. Greg will reveal his word for 2019 on January 27. Email your word to mailto:amyk@cpclacosta.org or write it anonymously on a slip of paper in the lobby so we can see what other folks are thinking about.

Contribution Statements for 2018 will be emailed by January 31, 2019.

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!

Parenting with Positive Discipline in the Christian Home, an 8 week session will be offered on Sunday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., beginning this Sunday, January 27 – March 31 (not 2/24 or 3/3) by CPC’s Sue Liesegang, a certified Positive Discipline Educator. The goals are a more peaceful household and enjoyment of parenting. Details: mailto:sueliesegang58@gmail.com

Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/PDCPC

Fifties Party Sunday Night! All ages and stages welcome! Music, dancing, Elvis lip-synch competition, fifties trivia, and more!  Chili dogs and pineapple upside down cake – and bring a fifties treat to share if you like!  We’ll rock around the clock… beginning at 4:00 p.m.!

Gardeners needed!

CPC’s Centella Street Garden, an outreach of CPC, has beds available. Never gardened before? Experienced gardeners are happy to help! Cost is $120/year plus $25 refundable key deposit. Details: mailto:centellastreetgarden@gmail.com  Please pass this opportunity on to friends and neighbors! N

This Sunday at CPC, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship

   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th grade (resumes this Sunday)

                        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:  1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Sermon:    A Healthy Body Image

Most of us are familiar with the image of God’s people as “the body of Christ” – and it may even seem ho-hum. But there’s a lot more meaning, energy – and life! – in the image than we may expect. It’s actually one of the more profound metaphors every conceived – but maybe it’s even more than that.

My One Word: You’re invited to choose one word to be your spiritual focus for 2019. As an alternative to a new year’s resolution, pick one word (or phrase) to receive your attention: write it on a card in your desk, put it on a post-it note on the mirror, use it as a screen saver – there are countless ways to remember to consider something new. Among the many choices people have made in the past are: compassion, forgive, steady, look, and grace. Eileen’s word is community. Greg will reveal his word for 2019 on January 27. Email your word to mailto:amyk@cpclacosta.org or write it anonymously on a slip of paper in the lobby so we can see what other folks are thinking about.

Contribution Statements for 2018 will be emailed by January 31, 2019.

Parenting with Positive Discipline in the Christian Home, an 8 week session will be offered on Sunday mornings, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., January 27 – March 31 (not 2/4 or 3/3) by CPC’s Sue Liesegang, a certified Positive Discipline Educator. The goals are a more peaceful household and enjoyment of parenting. Details: mailto:sueliesegang58@gmail.com

Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/PDCPC

This Sunday at CPC, January 13, 2019

Good news: Our long-awaited kitchen renovation begins on Monday, January 14, when a dumpster arrives in the parking lot. The process should take six weeks. Thank you for your generous and faithful giving to Forward in Faith, which makes this possible!

Sunday, January 13

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship

   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th grade (resumes this Sunday)

                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.

10:10 a.m.   Adult Education – adult ed room

10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship

                        (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Sermon:    Community

You’re invited to choose one word to be your spiritual focus for 2019. As an alternative to a new year’s resolution, pick one word (or phrase) to receive your attention: write it on a card in your desk, put it on a post-it note on the mirror, use it as a screen saver – there are countless ways to remember to consider something new. Among the many choices people have made in the past are: compassion, forgive, steady, look, and grace.

Positive Discipline in the Christian Home is a multi-session approach for parents led by Sue Liesegang, who has taught a version of this class in the public schools with great results. Parents of all age kids are invited to a “sample session” this Sunday, 10:00 – 10:20 in the youth room. No obligation, come check it out!

Christmas mission giving at CPC was amazing!

Christmas gifts for six families at La Mirada Academy.

Car loads of diapers, paper products, socks, and other supplies of legal asylum seekers in San Diego who have nothing

A generous $1900 to help our sister city in Tijuana provide services to migrants awaiting asylum hearings

A Christmas Joy Offering of $1200: $900 for retired missionaries/pastors in need and Presbyterian racial/ethnic schools, and $300 for CPC mission scholarships

A record $10,000 for the Alternative Christmas Market! These funds are divided among eleven local and international service and mission organizations, from Community Resource Center (Encinitas) to Presbyterian Urban Ministries (San Diego) to Heifer International.

Thank you for such wonderfully open hearts!

This Sunday and 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. CPC sends a backpack of food home every weekend with 90 children – your support matters! 4; \lsdpr

This Week at CPC, January 6, 2019

Sunday, January 6

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship

   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th grade (resumes January 13)

                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.

10:10 a.m.   Adult Education – adult ed room

10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship

                        (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th resumes January 13)

Scripture:  Matthew 2:1-2

Sermon:    What the Wise Men Found

Epiphany is always January 6, the day after the twelfth day of Christmas. Epiphany means “manifestation” referring to the coming of Christ no only to the people of Israel but to the whole world. The holy day is traditionally associated with the arrival of the wise men, who came from the east to worship the child born King of the Jews. This Sunday, we’ll think about what the wise men found–and what they didn’t!

Christmas mission giving at CPC was amazing!

Christmas gifts for six families at La Mirada Academy.

Car loads of diapers, paper products, socks, and other supplies of legal asylum seekers in San Diego who have nothing

A generous $1900 to help our sister city in Tijuana provide services to migrants awaiting asylum hearings

A Christmas Joy Offering of $1200: $900 for retired missionaries/pastors in need and Presbyterian racial/ethnic schools, and $300 for CPC mission scholarships

A record $11,000 for the Alternative Christmas Market! These funds are divided among eleven local and international service and mission organizations, from Community Resource Center (Encinitas) to Presbyterian Urban Ministries (San Diego) to Heifer International.

Thank you for such wonderfully open hearts!

This Sunday at CPC, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30: First Sunday of Christmas

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship and Christmas carols

   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th grade (resumes January 13)

                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.

10:10 a.m.   Adult Education – adult ed room (resumes January 13)

10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship and Christmas carols

                        (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  Luke 2:1-7

Sermon:    The Inn-Side Story

Our guest preacher is the Reverend Kathy Bostrom, who will share the Christmas story from the perspective of the innkeeper’s wife. Kathy and Greg were co pastors in Presbyterian churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois for thirty years before Kathy retired to write books for children (and a few for their elders).

Angel Tree: Thank your gifts for needy families at La Mirada School this Sunday, December 16. You may wrap them (or place them in a gift bag) but please attach the “angel” with the child’s name!

Please remember the church in your year-end giving. Among the many worthy causes at Christmastime is CPC, the place for grace that we call home. As you know, we’ve stretched our budget this year, so your over and above year end gift is especially important in 2018! To be included in the 2018 tax year, gifts must be received in the church office by noon on December 31, or postmarked no later than December 31. Thank you! 86d6c322e5

This Sunday at CPC, December 23 & 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, Monday, December 24

            5:00 & 7:00 p.m.     Lessons and Carols

                                                Choir, Praise Team, Band & Orchestra

                                                Sermon: Missing Jesus

                                                Child Care for infants and toddlers (5:00 p.m.)

            Invite a friend or neighbor for Christmas Eve worship!                                          

Sunday, December 23: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Lighting of the Advent Candles

   9:00 a.m.  Carol Sing: your favorite Christmas carols

   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th grade

                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.

10:10 a.m.   Adult Education What’s So Amazing About Grace? adult ed room

10:45 a.m.  Carol Sing: your favorite Christmas carols

                        (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  Luke 1:39-45

Sermon:    Prepare the Way: Receive!

Two opportunities to respond to the border crisis: 

For legal asylum seekers who have been lawfully admitted to the United States Current needs: men’s sweat pants; outerwear for women and children (coats, jackets, gloves, hats); sanitary pads; toilet paper, laundry detergent, diapers, baby wipes, disposable plates, forks, spoons.These are people from all over the world who have very little as they wait for their families or sponsors to shelter them.

To meet humanitarian needs of migrants in shelters in Tijuana, CPC is collecting money to donate funds to the Mexican Red Cross, as recommended by San Diego Presbytery pastors and leaders who have been in Tijuana in recent days. Our funds have more purchasing power in Tijuana, and there are limitations on the amount of goods that can be transported across the border. Make your gift to CPC marked “Border” and 100% of your donation will go to the Mexican Red Cross for food, shelter, health and hygiene items.

Please remember the church in your year-end giving. Among the many worthy causes at Christmastime is CPC, the place for grace that we call home. As you know, we’ve stretched our budget this year, so your over and above year end gift is especially important in 2018!

This Week at CPC, December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16: Third Sunday of Advent

Lighting of the Advent Candles

   9:00 a.m.  Celebrate Christmas Worship

   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th grade

                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.

10:10 a.m.   Adult Education What’s So Amazing About Grace? adult ed room

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

Celebrate Christmas is our annual festival of music, combining our choir, praise team, band, and orchestra in a joyful offering of beautiful songs in many styles, including traditional carols. You’re invited to sing along, listen in, or both, in what many call “my favorite service of the year.” It’s a great Sunday to invite a friend to join you!

Scripture:  Philippians 4:4-7

Sermon:    Prepare the Way: Rejoice!

Is joy dependent on happiness, or is it something deeper?

Our Session is offering the following opportunities to respond to the border crisis: 

For legal asylum seekers who have been lawfully admitted to the United States, we are collecting personal hygiene items such as diapers in every size, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, hand sanitizers, feminine hygiene products, underwear (men, women, and children), etc. These are people from all over the world who have very little as they wait for their families or sponsors to shelter them.

To meet humanitarian needs of migrants in shelters in Tijuana, CPC is collecting money to donate funds to the Mexican Red Cross, as recommended by San Diego Presbytery pastors and leaders who have been in Tijuana in recent days. Our funds have more purchasing power in Tijuana, and there are limitations on the amount of goods that can be transported across the border. Make your gift to CPC marked “Border” and 100% of your donation will go to the Mexican Red Cross for food, shelter, health and hygiene items.

 Angel Tree: Please return your gifts for needy families at La Mirada School this Sunday, December 16. You may wrap them (or place them in a gift bag) but please attach the “angel” with the child’s name!

Please remember the church in your year-end giving. Among the many worthy causes at Christmastime is CPC, the place for grace that we call home. As you know, we’ve stretched our budget this year, so your over and above year end gift is especially important in 2018!