This Sunday at CPC, August 6, 2023

Sunday, August 6
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-3, Hebrews 11:17-19
Sermon: Journey through Genesis: The Toughest Story
Genesis 22:1-14 is one of the most challenging stories of the Bible. It’s the testing of Abraham, who is asked by God to offer his son Isaac, the long-awaited child of the promise, as a sacrifice. While God makes good on Abraham’s trust by providing a sacrificial lamb instead, it’s still a harrowing tale. We’ll listen to the story in its cultural setting, and then reflect on how we are tested in today’s world.
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper We receive the bread of life and the cup of salvation: bread for the wilderness and wine for the journey. All the bread provided is gluten free, and both grape juice and white wine are offered.
Hands-on Mission this Sunday: Backpacks for Kids! You’ve provided 100 backpacks and the school supplies to fill them for children at La Mirada School who might otherwise not have them. Well done, good and faithful servants! This Sunday, August 6, we’ll fill the backpacks at 10:00 a.m.  
To worship online live Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45 or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church
and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.
Coffee service is available after both Sunday services.
Summer Sermons: Journey through Genesis
   June 19  Why is there Something Instead of Nothing?  (Chapter 1)
   June 26  When God Asks a Question (Chapter 3)   
   July 9     Noah’s Ark: A PG13 Story (Chapters 6-8)
   July 16   Blessed to be a Blessing (Chapter 12)
   July 23   The God Who Sees (Chapter 16)
   July 30    God Behind the Scenes (Chapter 15)
   August 6  The Toughest Story (Chapter 22)
   August 13  Rivalry and Reconciliation (25:19-34, 27:1-46, 33:1-17)
August 20  An Unexpected Dream, An Undeserved Grace ( 28:10-17)
   August 27  Wrestling with God (Chapter 32)
Children and Youth
Sunday School 
Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more in room 1 of the Education Building! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here:  Details: Cathy Love
  9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday, when kids stay with their families in worship.
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Every Wednesday 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. (No youth gathering on August 23 or 30). 
Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship and a special program for toddlers.