This Sunday at CPC, February 26, 2023

Sunday, February 26
First Sunday in Lent
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture  John 20:30-31, 1:1-5
Sermon  Get a Life!
We begin the journey of Lent with the first sermon in the series Discovering the Life Abundant based on the gospel of John. John’s gospel is different than the others, and we’ll look to the original ending of the gospel for the author’s intent, and then go back to the beginning. Each week we’ll learn more about the full and abundant life Christ came to bring (10:10).
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.
We will be packing food between services this Sunday for our outreach to hungry kids in North County, which has now been redirected to the forty-plus kids who are tutored at CPC in partnership with Casa de Amistad. Our 15+ year outreach at La Mirada School has ended as the school has decided to meet its needs with their own resources, with gratitude to all who served. Casa de Amistad has enthusiastically embraced this new dimension of their program! Linda Watson, founder of this ministry with her husband Karl, will speak.
Coffee service is available after both Sunday services.

Our Sunday sermon series in Lent is Discovering the Life Abundant, a journey through the gospel of John, paired with our small group study. John was called “the spiritual gospel” by a leader of the early church, written “that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). We’ll listen to John and to our own lives, seeking the abundant life Christ came to share (John 10:10).
February 26    John 1             Get a Life!
March 5           John 3             Welcome Your Path
March 12         John 4             Make Peace with the Past
March 19         John 9             See the Light
March 26         John 11           Trust Resurrection
April 2              John 12, 18     Palm / Passion Sunday, 9:00 & 10:45 am
April 6              John 13           Holy Thursday Communion, 7 pm
April 7              John 18-19      Good Friday Tenebrae, noon & 7 pm
April 9              John 20           Easter, 6:30 (outdoors), 9:00 & 10:45 am
Still time to join a small group during Lent! Discovering the Life Abundant connects our experiences to stories in the gospel of John beginning the week of February 25. Groups of 8-10 meet weekly for five weeks, 60-75 minutes each, using an easy-to-follow guide.
Choose any of the following groups; sign up online at www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/
    Sundays, 10:15 a.m. at CPC in the adult education room led by Shannon Rowson & Jon Vanderpool (child care on request)
   Mondays, 10:00 a.m. (women) in the home of Kim Corthay (central Carlsbad) led by Kim & Eileen VanGieson (Feb. 27 at CPC)
   Mondays, 7:00 p.m. in the home of Nicole & Matt Hudson (south Carlsbad), led by Nicole & Robin Bradshaw (full)
   Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. at CPC in the Sunday School room led by Greg Bostrom
   Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. online (zoom) led by Greg Bostrom
   Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. in the home of Jay & Teri Delcamp, Vista, led by Jay & Teri
Pick up your Lenten Devotional at church or read it online: Inward Work for Outward Living offers a quick read or something more for those who want to go deeper during the spiritual journey that is the season of Lent. Find the devotional online at
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.
Church Nursery every Sunday with care during worship and a special program for toddlers.