This Sunday at CPC, December 4, 2022

Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Advent Communion
Scripture: Luke 1:26-34
Sermon: Fear Not: Finding the Holy in Mystery
This Advent we’re looking at the “Fear Not” messages in the Christmas story. This week an angel surprises Mary with some unexpected news, introduced with the words “do not be afraid.” Can we face the mysteries of life without fear?
A Celtic Advent Devotional is available in the lobby (online version:

THIS SUNDAY: CPC presents The Living Nativity, 5-7 pm, a gift to our community featuring an interactive walk-through experience of the Christmas story, featuring Emperor Augustus, Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem, the innkeeper, shepherds and angels in the field, wise men in search of the child, and a baby in a manger. Please come and invite your friends and neighbors!

THIS SUNDAY:  Holiday Book Sale to Benefit CPC’s Fund for Asylum Seekers  10 a.m. CPC’s Kathy Bostrom, author of over fifty children’s books, will donate all proceeds from sale of her books to this vital CPC ministry that has now welcomed two families fleeing persecution to the US. Kathy will also gladly sign the books for you!  

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!


NEXT SUNDAY: A Celebration of Christmas for all ages including the Children’s Nativity Play Dec. 11, 5:00—6:30 p.m. Christmas cheer by the fire, a hot cocoa bar, soup and holiday treats, games and entertainment, all culminating in the children’s play. Fun for everyone!

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. (family service, child care) and 7:00 p.m., both with traditional lessons and 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)
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.

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

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!