This Sunday at CPC, December 11, 2022

THIS SUNDAY: A Celebration of Christmas for all ages including the Children’s Nativity Play Dec. 11, 5:00—6:30 p.m. We begin with children’s play, followed by a soup and chili supper, a hot cocoa bar and holiday treats, games and entertainment, and a special Christmas story by Sam Pickard and Kathy Bostrom, complete with a handcrafted souvenir for children (made by Sam and Peter Hergesheimer). Bring a treat to share if you wish! Fun for everyone!
Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2022
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Come ten minutes early (or stay ten minutes after) to watch a video of last Sunday’s Living Nativity!
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Sermon: Fear Not: Finding the Holy in Disruption (Joseph)
Our Advent series centers on the “fear not” passages in the Christmas story. This Sunday, we focus on Joseph, the father of Jesus, whose life was upended by the coming of an entirely unexpected baby. How do we get past our fears when our lives are disrupted?

A Celtic Advent Devotional is available in the lobby (online version:
To worship online live every Sunday 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. Welcome to our new baristas!
Advent and Christmas at CPC
The Sounds of Christmas on Sunday, December 18 at both services, features special music and solos from our band, praise team, and choir, and Christmas carols for all to sing!
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at 5:00 p.m. (child care) and 7:00 p.m., both family-friendly services with the Christmas story, special music, and beloved carols.
Christmas Day Worship, 10:45 a.m. A Carol Sing and a Christmas story. Attire is breakfast casual; children are welcome to bring a toy with them.
New Year’s Day Worship, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. Begin the new year with prayerful worship and communion.
Advent Messages focus on the “Fear not!” scriptures in the Christmas story:
Nov. 27   Finding the Holy in Chaos: Isaiah (Isaiah 43:1-7)
Dec. 4      Finding the Holy in Mystery: Mary (Luke 1:26-34)
Dec. 11   Finding the Holy in Disruption: Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)
Dec. 18   Finding the Holy in the Ordinary: Shepherds (Luke 2:8-15)
Sunday, Dec. 11      Angel Tree gifts due
                                 Celebration of Christmas: party for all ages, 5-6:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 14     Sister Faiths Reunion, noon – 1:30 p.m., Tri-City Islamic Center
Friday, January 20   Friday with Friends, 4:30 and after
January 27-28          Men’s Retreat at CPC (Friday night/Saturday morn) 
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.
Youth Gatherings
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
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!
Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship including a special program for toddlers.