This Sunday at CPC, December, 18, 2022

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2022
The Sounds of Christmas features the Christmas story in music, with special music from our band and praise team (9:00) and our choir (10:45) with Christmas carols for all to sing at both services.
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture: Luke 2:8-15
Sermon: Fear Not: Finding the Holy in the Ordinary (Shepherds)
Our Advent series centers on the “fear not” passages in the Christmas story. This Sunday, we focus on the experience of the shepherds, keeping watch over their flock on an ordinary night which suddenly became extraordinary. Of all the characters in the Christmas story, we just might resemble shepherds the most…
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. 
Christmas at CPC
 Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship family-friendly services at 5 and 7 p.m. (child care at 5 pm) featuring traditional lessons and carols, special music and a Christmas story. Indoor and outdoor seating available, online live (and available afterwards; prepare to light a candle at home). 
Christmas Day Worship, 10:45 a.m. only. A Carol Sing and a Christmas story. Attire is breakfast casual; children are welcome to bring a toy with them.
New Year’s Day Epiphany Worship, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. Begin the new year with prayerful worship and communion. The sermon on New Year’s Day will be the dramatic telling of The Fourth Wise Man, a story by Henry Van Dyke.
Christmas Angel Tree gifts due this Sunday! Thank you for returning your wrapped gifts with angel attached. You may still donate to the purchase of angel gifts yet unclaimed at www.Christ-Pres.Church/give Your gifts for families in need at La Mirada School make Christmas happen! 
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)
Christmas Eve  Fear Not: If You Don’t Go…  Luke 2:1-20
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 and a special program for toddlers.