This Sunday at CPC, October 22, 2023

9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
Sermon: Playing with Parables: Offended by Grace
This might be the parable that makes people most uncomfortable. It’s clearly not advice on how to run a business, but apparently it’s the way God runs the universe. We’ll play with the parable, at the same time the parable plays with us…
Video highlights from the Enchanted Block Party when nearly 300 people, half of them children, met superheroes and fairy tale characters on our campus—a wonderful outreach to our community. Thanks to all who made it possible, and to David Griffith for this fun video!

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.

CALENDAR
Friday, October 20   Friday with Friends, 4:30 & after
Sunday, Nov. 5         All Saints’ Day Communion Worship
November 10-12      Men’s Retreat
Friday, Nov, 17         Friday with Friends, 4:30 & after
Sunday, Nov. 19       Thanksgiving Sunday
                                Sister Faiths Gathering at CPC, 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 1           Women’s Christmas Dessert
Sunday, Dec. 3        First Sunday of Advent; Communion
Alternative Christmas Market, 10 a.m.
                                Advent-ure and Lighting of the Tree, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10      Children’s Nativity Play (9:00 a.m.)
                                    Living Nativity community event, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17       The Sounds of Christmas, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Dec. 20            Service of Solace, noon
Sunday, Dec. 24       Christmas Eve Morning Worship, 10 a.m. (one service)
                                    Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, 5 & 7 p.m. (identical)

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)

Looking ahead to Advent / Christmas
The Women’s Christmas Dessert returns on Friday, December 1
Adventure for Families & Lighting of the Christmas Tree for all, Dec. 3, 5 p.m.
Alternative Christmas Market is an opportunity to learn about mission and
  support the cause(s) of your choice, December 3 10 a.m.
Children’s Nativity Play during 9 a.m. worship, Dec. 10 (
The Living Nativity a walk-through experience of the Christmas story for our
    community, Sunday Dec. 10, 7—9 p.m.
The Sounds of Christmas musical celebration, Sunday Dec. 17, 9 & 10:45
Service of Solace for when Christmas is a tough time of year, Dec. 20, noon
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, Sunday, December 24, 5 & 7 p.m.
   Identical services with praise team, band, & choir

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.