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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 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9: Second Sunday of Advent

Lighting of the Advent Candles

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary 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.  Traditional Worship (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  Luke 3:1-6

Sermon:    Prepare the Way: Repent!

Joy of Christmas and Advent-ure, TONIGHT 9, 5 -6:30 p.m. Our whole church family gathers for Christmas fun; music; crafts for those who like them; appetizers, desserts and healthy snacks (bring your favorites) and the annual children’s Christmas play. A joy for us all!

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 by Sunday, December 16. You may wrap them (or place them in a gift bag) but please attach the “angel” with the chil’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!

My One Word

Many of us chose “one word” to be our spiritual focus for 2015: patience, calm, believe, and gratitude were among those selected.  Our pastor would like to hear about your experiences of your “one word” to include in the sermon on January 17.  You can email or call him with your thoughts.  The January 24 sermon will reveal Pastor Greg’s “one word” for 2016, and encourage us all to choose My One Word for 2016.