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This Sunday at CPC, September 22, 2019

Worship Sunday, September 22: Annual Meeting of the Congregation, 10:15 a.m.
   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) Questions People Ask
10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship
                     (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture   1 Corinthians 10:11-14
Sermon Questions People Ask: God Only Gives Us What We Can Handle – Really?
That’s something you often hear, and it leads to a question of control vs. trust. Do we rely on God’s grace or on our own ability to control our own destiny and “handle” our own lives?

Annual Meeting of the Congregation, 10:15 a.m. On the agenda: presentation of annual reports, final 2018-19 finances, and the 2019-20 budget; election of the nominating committee; changes in terms of call for the pastors. Pick up an annual report in the lobby. Verbal summary at 11:45 a.m.

Sunday Adult Education: 10:10-10:45 am in the adult education room next to the sanctuary. Discussions track the fall sermon series “Questions People Ask.” Share your perspectives about the questions. 

Homeless Veterans Initiative: Once again we will be providing “move-in packs” for homeless vets receiving housing during September. Choose items to purchase from the lobby display, or donate funds (memo: Vets or online at our website/Give/Give Now. In two years CPC and four Presbyterian Churches in North County combined with Interfaith Community Services to house 122 veterans, 7 spouses, and 17 children!  CPC alone has donated over $7000 and 60 “Make-It-A-Home” packs. Furniture in good condition is needed anytime; call Interfaith (760) 215-9637 to schedule home pickup.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance will be on the ground in the Bahamas and other places devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Make your check out to CPC with the memo “Dorian,” or go online to our website, click “Give,” scroll down to “Give Now” and choose Mission: Hurricane Dorian.

This Sunday at CPC, April 28, 2019

Second Sunday of Eastertide, April 28
   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship, Nicole Hudson singing  
   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) The Way: Walking with Jesus
10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship, Nicole Hudson singing
                     (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

This is In the Garden Sunday when we sing the favorite hymn of many that tells the story of Mary meeting Jesus in the garden on Easter morning.  Did you know Easter is not only a day, it’s a church season (like Lent)? We’ll be celebrating resurrection for the next seven Sundays until Pentecost on June 9.

Scripture:  John 20:15-16; Luke 24:13-15, 30-31; John 21:4
Sermon:   In the Garden, On the Road, At the Table…
Easter is a season as well as a day, and on the second Sunday of Eastertide, we will think about the places Jesus met the disciples after his resurrection. The truth is, they are rather ordinary places, and the stories are told in more of a whisper than a shout. Why is that, and what does that mean for people of faith today?

CPC joins Presbyterians everywhere to receive the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering this Sunday (and for the next three Sundays). The One Great Hour supports disaster victims, self-development projects, and hunger programs in the USA and around the world.

This Sunday at CPC, March 17, 2019

Sunday, March 17
   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 – resumes March 17 (adult ed room) The Way: Walking with Jesus
10:45 a.m.   Traditional Worship (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Scripture:  Genesis 11:31 – 12:2, 15:1-7
Sermon:    On the Road to Alleluia: Steps Along the Way    Step Out… in Faith
Where is God on our life journey? This Sunday we’ll discover anew why it’s important to read the Bible carefully, for often there is more than meets the eye – including a remarkable insight on this question!

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!