This Sunday at CPC, March 24, 2024

Palm / Passion Sunday, March 24
9:00 & 10:45 a.m. (identical services)
Praise Singers, Band, Choir, and Instrumentalists offer beautiful music for this special day when we recall the entry of Christ into the holy city of Jerusalem on a Sunday, and look forward to the events of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday, the crucifixion on Good Friday, and the resurrection on Easter.
Scripture  John 14:1-7
Sermon  Finding Hope in the Way, the Truth, and the Life
John’s telling of the Last Supper includes the farewell message of Christ to his disciples in chapters 14-17, beginning with the image of Christ preparing a room for each of us in his Father’s house. Then Jesus offers us one more “I am…” saying: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The interplay of the image and the words are rich, and we’ll explore them.
The service concludes with a drama anticipating the rest of Holy Week.
 
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.
 
Holy Week Worship begins this week on Palm / Passion Sunday, remembering the triumphal entry of Christ into the holy city of Jerusalem and a glimpse of what is to come.
Holy Thursday recalls the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples.
On Good Friday we tell the story of Christ’s passion and death as shadows (“tenebrae”) lengthen in the sanctuary.
Easter Day is the celebration of resurrection and hope, the first of seven Sundays in Eastertide. To truly celebrate Easter, one ought first come to the cross; we are encouraged to worship on Holy Thursday and/or Good Friday.
March 24  Palm / Passion Sunday Worship & Drama, 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.
                      Eggventure Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m.
March 28  Holy Thursday Communion, 7:00 p.m.
March 29  Good Friday Tenebrae, Noon and 7:00 p.m.
March 31  Easter Sunday Worship, 6:30 (outdoors), 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.
 
Eggventure! Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. K-5th grade gather by the cross in the rock garden. Special egg hunt and bounce house for preschoolers and toddlers on the lawn. Bring a basket!
 
Coffee service is available after Sunday services.
  
One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received on Sunday, March 24 The One Great Hour supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, helping victims of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and war in the US and around the world; the Presbyterian Hunger Program, supporting programs that feed hungry people; and the Self-Development of People, funding grass roots efforts to help communities. It’s one of the very best things Presbyterians do! Mark your check “OGHS” or give online at www.Christ-Pres.Church/give
  
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in the Education Building, room 1. Join us for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here: www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/  Contact Cathy Love for details: cathyl@cpclacosta.org
              9:30-10:15: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
            11:00-11:45: K-5th grade, after the children’s message
 
Nursery care and preschool program (ages 0-4) is available in the Education Building, first room on the left, look for the blue door.
 
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.  Details: Pastor Eileen: eileenv@cpclacosta.org
 
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 eileenv@cpclacosta.org