This Sunday at CPC, December 17, 2023

Third Sunday of Advent
9:00 & 10:45 a.m. The Sounds of Christmas
Our choir, praise team, and praise band have been preparing for this musical celebration of Christmas since November (identical services). Don’t miss it!
Lighting of the Advent Candles
Poinsettia Sunday
The sanctuary will be decorated with poinsettias given by the congregation in honor or memory of family, friends, loved ones.
Scripture Romans 8:
Sermon: Emmanuel, God With Us: In This Life
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. If God showed up in the lives of an unlikely couple, a group of shepherds, and desert travelers… maybe God shows up in your life, too.
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.
A reminder as winter approaches: please stay home when one has any symptoms of cold, fever, cough, runny nose, etc. so as not to share the covid virus or any other illness.
Coffee service is available after both Sunday services.
Christmas Eve at CPC   Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. (one service)
A Carol Sing and a Christmas Story
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship 5 & 7 p.m.
Identical services with praise team, band, choir, and a Christmas story; child care at 5 p.m.
Read the daily Advent Devotional “Bless the Advent We Actually Have” by Kate Bowler online:
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
Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Worship, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.
We’ll talk about a resolution every person of faith should make for 2024.
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.