This Sunday at CPC, August 29, 2021

Sunday, August 29     
  9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Scripture  James 1:17-27
Sermon  The Father of Lights in a World of Shadows  
These words from the beginning of the letter of James are appointed to be read this Sunday. Sometimes the words scheduled for a particular day seem mismatched for the moment, as on this occasion with all that is going on in the world. But very often, as one listens expectantly, a “word of truth” emerges. So is with these verses that range from “every perfect gift” that comes from the “Father of lights,” to the human capacity for both “wickedness and self-deception”—but also for a genuine faith that is a blessing to others.  
Presentation of Bibles during worship to several of our children.
A Word of Gratitude to the congregation for generous giving
A worship bulletin will be emailed before the service.
In-person Coffee Hour 10 – 10:45 a.m. So glad to be back! Now seeking volunteer baristas to serve after 10:45 worship. If interested in serving once a month (or as a substitute) text Cynthia at (847) 977-0802. A donation box supports this amenity. 
Online Coffee Hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to emergency needs in Haiti following the devastating earthquake on August 24, as well as to the wildfires raging in the western USA. To support these efforts, indicate “Haiti” or “Wildfires” on the memo line of your check, or select from the drop-down list on the online giving form at
Worship This Sunday
–  Worship in the sanctuary with a mask, in keeping with county guidance.
–  Worship in the lobby (narthex) with a mask The lobby is an open-air environment for families with children and those with health conditions in a  well-ventilated space with all the glass open to the outdoors.
–  Worship outdoors on the patio with or without a mask in the shade under the pop-ups; those not vaccinated or with health conditions should wear masks. 
–  Worship online. Live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45, or later for recordings. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church, click “Watch Worship” (to the right), then click the service of your choice. 
We seek to create an atmosphere of grace and comfort for everyone. We will not screen worshipers, but those who come on campus are certifying they do not currently have COVID-19, are not experiencing symptoms, have no reason to quarantine, and will wear a mask and practice social distancing if they are not vaccinated. 
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:  Details: Cathy Love
9:30-10:15: PreK-2nd and 3rd-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard and pop-up canopy (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 (rising 6th-8th grade)   In person very Wednesday, 5:00—6:30 p.m. Join us for the best night of the week for games, friends and so so so much FUN. We’ll be outside so bring a sweatshirt. This will be the summer of celebration—all the things we missed last year.
High School Youth
High School meets in person at a new, earlier time: 5:00 p.m. usually on the first and third Sundays of the month. Next on August 29 and September 19. Join us for fun, fellowship and friends!