This Sunday at CPC, July 23, 2023

Sunday, July 23

Hands of Peace Sunday  We welcome young adults from Israel, Palestine, and the US who gather in Carlsbad and Chicago each summer to plant seeds for a future peace in Israel-Palestine. A great opportunity to hear about their experience! HOP is supported by CPC, and over 750 alumni from the last twenty years are using their experiences in the world. We’ll hear from four of this year’s HOP participants during the 9:00 service.

Scripture: Genesis 16:7-16

Sermon: Journey through Genesis: The God Who Sees

Here’s one of the stories where the Bible’s family values may surprise us! God has promised Abraham and Sarah that they will have countless descendants… but so far the two of them have no children. So they decide one way to solve the problem is for Abraham to have a child by Sarah’s slave, Hagar—but this proves more complicated than expected. We’ll focus on the unexpected encounter between Hagar and God. It’s a fascinating story anytime, but particularly on Hands of Peace Sunday since Muslims trace their history back to Abraham through Hagar’s son Ishmael, while Christians and Jews do so through Sarah’s son Isaac. And it tells us something we shouldn’t forget about God.

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.

Coffee service is available after both Sunday services.

Summer Sermons: Journey through Genesis

   June 19  Why is there Something Instead of Nothing?  (Chapter 1)

   June 26  When God Asks a Question (Chapter 3)   

   July 9     Noah’s Ark: A PG13 Story (Chapters 6-8)

   July 16   Blessed to be a Blessing (Chapter 12)

   July 23   The God Who Sees (Chapter 16)

   July 30    God Behind the Scenes (Chapter 15)

   August 6  The Toughest Story (Chapter 22)

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.

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