This Sunday at CPC, April 21, 2024

Jazz at CPC: The Russell Bizzett Trio, this Sunday, April 21, 4:00 p.m. Free concert (donations welcome) preceded by a reception at 3:00 in CPC’s Centella Street Garden, the concert sponsor. Russell (drums) is joined by Mikan Zlatkovich (piano) and Justin Grinnell (bass). Invite friends and neighbors!
 
Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 21
  9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship
Scripture  Genesis 12:1-3
Sermon  Blessed to be a Blessing
We continue to reflect on the biblical principle Blessed to be a Blessing found all through the Bible. This Sunday we’ll emphasize how the blessings we’ve received enable, empower, and energize us to be a blessing. If we’re not both recognizing our blessings and paying them forward, we’re missing it—“it” being Life with a capital L, the Life Christ came to bring.
 
To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.
 
Blessed to Be a Blessing is our focus as we make plans for our financial giving to our 2024-25 operating budget that begins July 1, 2024. In April we are hearing what our church means to three of our members and why they give generously to what God is doing in and through CPC. We are all invited to make estimates of giving (pledges which may be adjusted at any time) and bring or mail them to CPC on Sunday, April 28 or soon after. Look for a letter (and identical email for those who prefer email) to arrive early this week. Your pledge will help our church leaders make faithful plans in challenging times, and even more, is an important way to be a blessing in God’s world.
 
Coffee service is available after Sunday services.
   
One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received throughout April. The One Great Hour supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, helping victims of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and war in the US and around the world; the Presbyterian Hunger Program, supporting programs that feed hungry people; and the Self-Development of People, funding grass roots efforts to help communities. It’s one of the very best things Presbyterians do! Mark your check “OGHS” or give online at www.Christ-Pres.Church/give
 
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. 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: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
 
Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.
 
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays 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.
 
High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org
 
Sign up now for Youth Summer Camp at amazing Zephyr Point on Lake Tahoe, July 14-19 for both middle and high school. Cost is $600. Details: Eileen eileenv@cpclacosta.org