This Sunday at CPC, September 25, 2022

Sunday, September 25

  9:00 Contemporary Worship

10:00 Annual Meeting of the Congregation (link to annual report below)

10:45 Traditional Worship

Scripture  Luke 15:11-13, 17-24 NIV

Sermon   The Art of Forgiving: How Do I Begin (and how long is the journey)?

We continue our survey of The Art of Forgiving (see below for details). Last Sunday we talked about common misperceptions of forgiveness that may keep us from forgiving. This week we’ll talk about the stages of forgiveness, and how to begin the journey. You can access last Sunday’s sermon at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9rJul859NE  See below for details, and for weekly follow-up discussions.

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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!

Sermon Series: The Art of Forgiving addresses the challenging topic of how to forgive when you have been wronged and don’t know where to start. Based on Lewis Smedes’ book of the same name, sermons will address:

September 18 What Forgiveness Is (and what it isn’t)

September 25 How Do I Begin (and how long is the journey)

October 2 When It Gets Hard (it’s always hard; that’s why we need it)

Forgiveness is the only remedy for a past that cannot be changed (Smedes).

Greg Bostrom will lead follow-up sessions on Wednesdays, September 28 and October 5:

11:00 a.m. in person in the lobby

  6:00 p.m. on Zoom (click link below) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89310615027?pwd=WXJ1Q1Bab0krZjFGWDFPTDNubnVvdz09

Individual conversations are also welcome!

Beach Night Sunday, September 25, 5 p.m. All ages & stages welcome at South Ponto Beach, just north of the parking lot. Bring your own beverage, blanket or lawn chairs. Fixings to make your own “Frito Chili Pie” provided!

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation is this Sunday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. We’ll review the 2021-2022 program and financials, elect four members of the church officer nominating committee and act on terms of call for the pastors.

Church Nursery open every Sunday, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers. We’re delighted to welcome our new Nursery Program Coordinator, CPC’s Carina Moser! Carina is a high school senior with experience in childcare and teaching young children. She’ll work with family ministry director Cathy Love to build a great program!

The choir invites singers new and “old” to rehearsals on Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. No tryouts, every voice is welcome!

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

   9:30-10:15: PreK-5th grade, after the children’s message

11:00-11:45: PreK-5th grade, after the children’s message

The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) 

Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for 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 (snacks) and friends!

This Sunday at CPC, September 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Blessing of Children and Tutors as Casa de Amistad begins next Monday
Mission Update: it’s amazing what CPC has done in mission; we’ll hear a brief recap
Scripture  Genesis 32:9-12, 33:1-4
Sermon   What Forgiveness Is (and what it isn’t)
We begin a three-week survey of The Art of Forgiving (see below for details). It’s not easy to forgive someone who has genuinely wronged us, but it’s even harder when we have a misunderstanding of what forgiveness is about. This Sunday we’ll talk about that—and about how to begin. See below for details, and for weekly follow-up discussions.

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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!

Sermon Series: The Art of Forgiving addresses the challenging topic of how to forgive when you have been wronged and don’t know where to start. Based on Lewis Smedes’ book of the same name, sermons will address:
September 18 What Forgiveness Is (and what it isn’t)
September 25 How Do I Begin (and how long is the journey)
October 2 When It Gets Hard (it’s always hard; that’s why we need it)
Forgiveness is the only remedy for a past that cannot be changed (Smedes).
Greg Bostrom will lead follow-up sessions on Wednesday mornings at 11 in person at church and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 on zoom September 21, 28, and October 5. Individual conversations welcome!

Church Nursery open every Sunday, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers. We’re delighted to welcome our new Nursery Program Coordinator, CPC’s Carina Moser! Carina is a high school senior with experience in childcare and teaching young children. She’ll work with family ministry director Cathy Love to build a great program!

The choir invites singers new and “old” to rehearsals on Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. No tryouts, every voice is welcome!

Children and Youth
In person Sunday School
Join us outdoors for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! 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: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: PreK-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.

In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Kick-off this 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. Meets every Wednesday.
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, September 11, 2022

Sunday, September 11
9:00 Contemporary Worship

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Bible Sunday: we’ll present Bibles to children at both services.
Scripture  Luke 15:1-10
Sermon   Still the One
We continue our journey through Luke’s gospel. This Sunday we will “listen with the eyes of the heart” to the lost and found parables of the first ten verses of chapter fifteen.
 
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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!
 
Church Nursery open every Sunday, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers. We’re delighted to welcome our new Nursery Program Coordinator, CPC’s Carina Moser! Carina is a high school senior with experience in childcare and teaching young children. She’ll work with family ministry director Cathy Love to build a great program!
 
Hands-on Mission: Pack Food for La Mirada School, this SundaySept. 11, 10 a.m., we will pack food for 60 La Mirada School kids to eat on weekends. CPC is now a member of the county food bank, which means your cash donations will go a long way (peanut butter is ten cents a jar!). Your donated dollars (to CPC: “La Mirada”) will bring kids nutrition and your donated snack items (cookies, fruit bars, chips, etc.) will bring them joy! Place donations in the bins in the lobby. Thank you!
 
“Link Up” with Jubilee USA! CPC is one of 650 national and local faith groups that work with Jubilee USA to address the root causes of poverty and inequality, playing a pivotal role in winning debt, tax, trade and transparency policies that protect vulnerable people and economies. You can help Jubilee’s “Change Not Chains” campaign by signing a paper link with a message to world leaders to relieve the poorest countries of debt, freeing those resources to reduce poverty and provide healthcare and education instead. Our links will be sent to Washington, D.C. and joined with others to form a chain for display when the IMF and World Bank meet this October. Links will be available on the patio between the services this Sunday.
 
Sermon Series: The Art of Forgiving addresses the challenging topic of how to forgive when you have been wronged and don’t know where to start. Based on Lewis Smedes’ book of the same name, sermons will address:
September 18 What Forgiveness Is (and what it isn’t)
September 25 How Do I Begin (and how long is the journey)
October 2 When It Gets Hard (it’s always hard; that’s why we need it)
Forgiveness is the only remedy for a past that cannot be changed (Smedes).
Greg Bostrom will lead follow-up sessions on Wednesday mornings at 11 in person at church and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 on zoom September 21, 28, and October 5. Individual conversations welcome!
  
Children and Youth
Sunday School 
Sunday School meets in Sunday School Room 1, Education Building ! Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Contact Cathy Love for more info and any questions: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
 
  9:30-10:15: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: PreK-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 Connection: 
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) 
Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for 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 (snacks) and friends!

This Sunday at CPC, September 4, 2022

Sunday, September 4
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper All are welcome!
Scripture  Luke 14:1, 7-14
Sermon   The Grace of Humility and the Dis-Grace of Humiliation
We listen with our hearts to another of those mystifying, revealing parables of Jesus, and to the genuine worth he grants to every human being. It’s a familiar theme in Christ’s teaching, so it must be important, right? Yet it’s so easy to skip right by. Which is probably why Jesus told the parable.
 
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, thanks to our baristas- more are needed!
 
Church Nursery open every Sunday, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers. We’re delighted to welcome our new Nursery Program Coordinator, CPC’s Carina Moser! Carina is a high school senior with experience in childcare and teaching young children. She’ll work with family ministry director Cathy Love to build a great program!
 
Hands-on Mission: Packing Food for La Mirada School, this Sunday and next, 10 a.m., we will pack food for 60 La Mirada School kids to eat on weekends. CPC is now a member of the county food bank, which means your cash donations will go a long way (peanut butter is ten cents a jar!). Your donated dollars (to CPC: “La Mirada”) will bring kids nutrition and your donated snack items (cookies, fruit bars, chips, etc.) will bring them joy! Place donations in the bins in the lobby. Thank you!
 
“Link Up” with Jubilee USA! CPC is one of 650 national and local faith groups that work with Jubilee USA to address the root causes of poverty and inequality, playing a pivotal role in winning debt, tax, trade and transparency policies that protect vulnerable people and economies. You can help Jubilee’s “Change Not Chains” campaign by signing a paper link with a message to world leaders to relieve the poorest countries of debt, freeing those resources to reduce poverty and provide healthcare and education instead. Our links will be sent to Washington, D.C. and joined with others to form a chain for display when the IMF and World Bank meet this October. Links will be available on the patio between the services on September 4 and 11.
  
Children and Youth
In person Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! 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: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: PreK-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.
 
In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Kick-off this 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. Meets every Wednesday.
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, August 28, 2022

Sunday, August 28
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Blessing of the Backpacks All are welcome!
Scripture  John 1:1-5, 14-18
Sermon   The Way of the Word
Presbyterian minister and author Frederick Buechner died last week at the age of 96. He served as an inspiration for more than one generation of preachers, including Doug Kelly and Greg Bostrom here at CPC. His approach to faith acknowledged the doubt, despair, and darkness that are so much a part of our world, yet the acknowledgment of those fearsome realities opened the door to a genuine if often fleeting experience of beauty, joy, and love. Much like these first verses of the gospel of John, the poetic, mystical description of the deep truth to be found in all things.
 
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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!
 
Church Nursery reopens this Sunday, August 28, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers. We’re delighted to welcome our new Nursery Program Coordinator, CPC’s Carina Moser! Carina is a high school senior with experience in childcare and teaching young children. She’ll work with family ministry director Cathy Love to build a great program!
   
Children and Youth
In person Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! 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: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: PreK-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.
 
In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Kick-off this 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. Meets every Wednesday.
High School Youth
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (snacks) and friends!

This Sunday at CPC, August 21, 2022

Sunday, August 21
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Blessing of the Backpacks All are welcome!
Scripture  Luke 13:10-17
Sermon   The Spirit and the Letter of the Law
 
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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!
 
Church Nursery reopens next Sunday, August 28, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers. We’re delighted to welcome our new Nursery Program Coordinator, CPC’s Carina Moser! Carina is a high school senior with experience in childcare and teaching young children. She’ll work with family ministry director Cathy Love to build a great program!
 
Children and Youth
In person Sunday School 
Join us outdoors for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! 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: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Kick-off this 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. Meets every Wednesday.
High School Youth
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (snacks) and friends!

This Sunday at CPC, August 14, 2022

Sunday, August 14
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Blessing of the Backpacks All are welcome!
Scripture  Luke 12:32-40
Sermon   God’s Good Pleasure, A Surprise Feast, and the Unexpected Hour
Is Greg competing for the world’s longest sermon title? No, just trying to do justice to these words of Jesus that talk about being ready, watchful, and aware for the coming kingdom of God (don’t miss it!)—just a few verses after encouraging us not to be anxious or afraid. Isn’t that a contradiction? Maybe not! 

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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!

Children and Youth
In person Sunday School 
Join us outdoors for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! 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: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
11-11:45: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.

In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) 
Fall Kickoff August 17: Wednesdays, 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. We’ll be outside so bring a sweatshirt.
High School Youth
High School meets in-person, on the first and third Sunday at noon for lunch. Join us for fun, fellowship and friends!

This Sunday at CPC, August 8, 2022

Sunday, August 7
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper All are welcome!
Scripture  Luke 12:13-21
Sermon   Begin (Again!) With the End in Mind
Here Jesus tells a story that could have been Habit #2 of Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Of course, Jesus isn’t so much concerned with effectiveness as with the kind of soul you’re shaping. At least the main character in this story realizes he has a soul (see verse 19). That’s a good start…
 
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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!
 
Fill Backpacks this Sunday for Children of La Mirada School: between worship services we will fill 100 backpacks with school supplies for children of La Mirada School who might otherwise not have enough paper, crayons, and folders for the new year. Gather on the patio to help!
 
Beginning this Sunday, August 7, Holy Cross Episcopal Church will begin holding worship services in the Jewish Collaborative building next door. They are a small congregation that has had a few homes in North County, including another synagogue, which led them to JCO, which received the approval of our session. Their services will begin at 9:30 a.m. and their schedule will defer to the CPC in the rare times there may be overlap in the parking lot. We’ll likely have opportunities to welcome our Episcopal friends in the parking lot!
  
Children and Youth
In person Sunday School 
Join us outdoors for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! 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: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
11-11:45: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) 
Fall Kickoff August 17: Wednesdays, 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. We’ll be outside so bring a sweatshirt.
High School Youth
High School meets in-person, on the first and third Sunday at noon for lunch. Join us for fun, fellowship and friends!

This Sunday at CPC, July 31, 2022

Sunday, July 31
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Scripture  Psalm 24:1-6
Sermon   If the Earth is the Lord’s, Then…
This Sunday’s sermon is an old tale about a rabbi who was having what we would call a mid-life crisis. It’s one of Greg’s favorite stories. And like many stories about wise teachers, there’s much more than a moral to it…
 
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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!
 
Children and Youth
In person Sunday School 
Join us outdoors for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! 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: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
11-11:45: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
 
In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) 
Fall Kickoff August 17: Wednesdays, 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. We’ll be outside so bring a sweatshirt.
High School Youth
High School meets in-person, on the first and third Sunday at noon for lunch. Join us for fun, fellowship and friends!

This Sunday at CPC, July 24, 2022

Sunday, July 24

  9:00 Contemporary Worship

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship

Scripture  Luke 10:38-42

Sermon    The Better Part

Combine a friendly home visit with a little sibling rivalry, and you end up with a gospel story about “being” and “doing.” But what if Greg doesn’t want to preach on this passage even though it’s the scripture appointed to be read right after the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)? Come and see…

The Good Word from Zephyr Point: Summer Camp 2022. We’ll hear from campers who spent this week at the Presbyterian Camp on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Ordination of Elders and Deacons celebrates the most important Presbyterian contribution to the church: that leadership comes from all the people, not only the clergy. Being ordained and/or installed as elders are Nicole Hudson, Teri Juybari, Grant Lupo, Laurel Moran, and Jessica Reese (Leslie Mauerman will be ordained on a future Sunday. Being ordained and/or installed as deacons: Jay Brown, Grace Hanggi-Noe, Jane Savage, Kim Corthay and Dorothy Jean (DJ) Mattes. The congregation also has a role in this moving ritual handed down in the church since the time of Christ. Welcome to this ministry!

We will also thank our retiring elders and deacons: Elders Ann Collins, Audra Hokunson, Lisa Scott Jones, Phil Sider, Anne Warner, and Deacons Jessica Buuck, Linda Cherrington, Jill Merrill, and Linda Watson. Well done, good and faithful servants!

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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!


Children and Youth
In person Sunday School 
Join us outdoors for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! 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: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
11-11:45: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.

In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) 
Join us every Wednesday, 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. We’ll be outside so bring a sweatshirt
High School Youth
High School meets in-person, on the first and third Sunday at noon for lunch. Join us for fun, fellowship and friends!