This Sunday at CPC, February 18, 2024

First Sunday in Lent
9:00 & 10:45 a.m.
Super Soul Sunday
Reception of New Members
Scripture  Exodus 3:13-17 (3:1-17)
SermonFinding Hope in the God who Was, Is, and Shall Be
This Lent we will focus on the “I am…” sayings of Jesus in the gospel of John (I am the light of the world, etc.). But the first “I am….” saying comes in the Old Testament. Every time Jesus says, “I am….” in the gospel of John, we’re meant to hear an echo of God revealing his personal name to Moses at the burning bush–a name unlike any other. What’s that all about?

To worship online live or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.

This is the first Sunday in Lent. For forty days (excluding Sundays) we are invited to take a spiritual journey to the cross and empty tomb. During Lent, the people of God look within to the condition of our own souls, and beyond to how God calls us to live in the world.

Our 2024 Lenten devotional, A Good Enough Lent is available in the lobby.  Pick up your copy today or find it online at

Sign up for a small group during Lent focusing on Finding Hope in Troubled Times. See below for details.

Church office is closed Monday for President’s Day. Open Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm.

Coffee service is available after Sunday services.

Our Lenten sermon series Finding Hope in Troubles Times, explores resources for hope found in the “I am…” sayings in the gospel of John. Each message is paired with a small group study offered at various times during the week beginning this Sunday. 
February  25  Finding Hope in the Light of the World (8:12, 1:1-9)
March 3  Finding Hope in the Bread of Life (6:25-35)
         10  Finding Hope in the Good Shepherd 10:11-16)
         17  Finding Hope in the Vine (15:1-15)
         24  Finding Hope in the Way, the Truth, & the Life (14:1-9)
         28  Holy Thursday Communion, 7:00 p.m.
         29  Good Friday Tenebrae, noon and 7:00 p.m.
         31  EASTER: Finding Hope in the Resurrection & the Life (11:25-26)

Still time to join a small group in Lent to explore resources for hope found in the “I am…” sayings in the gospel of John (I am the Light of the World, etc.). Sign up in the lobby or at www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up
Sunday     10:15 am      CPC    Phil Sider & John Vanderpool
Monday    10:00 am       CPC    Eileen VanGieson (women and men)
Wednesday  11 am        CPC   Greg Bostrom
                       7 pm        Home of Jay & Teri Delcamp (full)
                       7 pm        Online  Greg Bostrom
Thursday        7 pm        Home of Kathy & Richard Mills
                       7 pm         Home of Nicole & Matt Hudson
Groups meet five times beginning the week of this Sunday, February 18.

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)
On Communion Sundays (the first Sunday of each month) there will either be Sunday School (January, February, March) or a children’s program at the activity center at tables in the lobby (April, May).

Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Wednesdays 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

Sign up now for Youth Summer Camp at amazing Zephyr Point on Lake Tahoe, July 14-19 for both middle and high school. Cost is $600. Deadline to ensure a space is Jan. 31. Details: Eileen

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