This Sunday at CPC, October 8, 2023

Blessing of the Animals in the style of St. Francis of Assisi, this Sunday, noon. Bring your pets and invite your neighbors (and their pets!).
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9, 20-23
Sermon: Playing with Parables: Whose Parable is it, Anyway?
The parable of the sower is one of the best known of Christ’s parables and when you read the explanation, the meaning seems obvious. But it turns out the mysteries of the kingdom of God are exactly that: mysterious, and there’s more to this parable than meets the eye… and ear.
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.
Still time to join a Playing with Parables small group beginning this week and continuing through the week of October 30. Sign up at www.Christ-Pres.Church/sign-up/
            Mondays, 10 a.m. Women’s Bible Study, CPC, Eileen VanGieson
            Wednesdays 11 a.m. at CPC, Greg Bostrom
            Wednesdays, 7 p.m. online, Greg Bostrom
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:  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.