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