This Sunday at CPC, October 15, 2023

Sunday, October 15
Invite your friends and neighbors to the Enchanted Block Party this Sunday, October 15, 2—5 p.m. when our campus is transformed into a free, fun, not-scary Halloween event. Fairy-tale characters, superheroes, a giant slide/bounce house (and one for tots), games, ice cream, and a special performance by Elsa, the princess from Frozen. Come yourself to join the fun and welcome our neighbors! Why not wear a funny hat, a costume, or colorful attire!
 
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46
Sermon: Playing with Parables: Missing It
Jesus told the parable of the last judgment on Wednesday of Holy Week, two days before his crucifixion. It’s the only image in the whole New Testament of what that event might be like, but it’s not the imagery that speaks the loudest. We might expect that the standard by which people will be judged would be their adherence to the rules (as you might think from the Old Testament) or whether you put your faith in Christ (as much of the New Testament says). But if that’s what we assume without reading this surprising parable, we will be missing it…
 
Care for Kids: we’ll be packing food for children of Casa de Amistad this Sunday morning, 10 a.m. on the patio. NEEDED for this Monday, October 16: someone to load food into the Watsons’ truck at the Food Bank from 7 – 7:30 a.m. Volunteer this Sunday or email Linda at llwatson7@gmail.com
 
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.
  
PLAYING WITH PARABLES is our fall sermon series encountering the gracious and mysterious God we find in the stories Jesus told:
  October 1 The Treasure/Pearl (Matt.13:44)
  October 8  The Sower (Matt. 13:1)          
  October 15 Last Judgment (Mt 25:31)
  Oct. 22 The Late Workers (Matt. 20:1)
  Oct. 29 The Loving Father (Luke 15:11)
  Nov. 5 The Great Banquet (Luke 14:15)
  
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: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834  Details: Cathy Love   cathyl@cpclacosta.org
 
  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.