This Sunday at CPC, December 10, 2023

Sunday, December 10
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Lighting of the Advent Candle  Jarrod and Emily Egley will light the Advent candles this Sunday on video, assisted by Doug Jones.
Scripture: Genesis 28:13-16
Sermon: Emmanuel, God With Us: In This Place
Our Advent sermon series focuses on Emmanuel, which means “God With Us” in Hebrew. It’s one of the most powerful promises in the Bible. When you think about it… who would expect God to show up in a place like Bethlehem, a small town in an unknown country far from the centers of civilization in Rome, Persia, and Egypt? For that matter, who would expect God to show up where you and I live? And yet…

Come see the Children’s Nativity Play during worship this Sunday, Dec. 10 at 9:00 a.m. It’s even better than the clever title: Keeping Ms. Inn In the Inn! Don’t miss it! At 10:45 a.m. the children will tell the Christmas story in scripture and songs from the play.

Care for Kids: we will pack food for children in need on the patio this Sunday at 10 a.m. Also needed are snack bars, canned fruit, canned meat.   

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.

Pick up your daily Advent Devotional “Bless the Advent We Actually Have” by Kate Bowler today or read it online:

Christmas Poinsettias in honor or memory of a loved one beautify our sanctuary on December 17 and Christmas Eve. To honor or remember a loved one, contribute $10 online or by check payable to CPC (memo flowers) with a note specifying those you wish to honor: In Thanksgiving, or In Honor  by Wednesday, December 13 for inclusion in the Dec. 17 bulletin.

Emmanuel: God With Us is our Advent sermon series based on Matthew 1:18-25 that seeks eyes to see the presence of God within and among us in these difficult times; wherever we find ourselves; and within and among us:
December 3      Emmanuel: In This Time    Matthew 1:18-23, Galatians 4:4-7
December 10    Emmanuel: In This Place   Genesis 28:13-16, Luke 2:1-5
December 17    Emmanuel: In This Life      Joshua 1:5, Romans 8:31-39

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.

High School Youth (9th-12th grade)
Mondays, dinner out 6:00—7:00 pm.  Contact Pastor Eileen for details

Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship and a special program for toddlers.