Sunday, September 11
9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Bible Sunday: we’ll present Bibles to children at both services.
Scripture Luke 15:1-10
Sermon Still the One
We continue our journey through Luke’s gospel. This Sunday we will “listen with the eyes of the heart” to the lost and found parables of the first ten verses of chapter fifteen.
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and click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.
Coffee service is available after both Sunday services, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!
Church Nursery open every Sunday, with care during worship including a special program for toddlers. We’re delighted to welcome our new Nursery Program Coordinator, CPC’s Carina Moser! Carina is a high school senior with experience in childcare and teaching young children. She’ll work with family ministry director Cathy Love to build a great program!
Hands-on Mission: Pack Food for La Mirada School, this SundaySept. 11, 10 a.m., we will pack food for 60 La Mirada School kids to eat on weekends. CPC is now a member of the county food bank, which means your cash donations will go a long way (peanut butter is ten cents a jar!). Your donated dollars (to CPC: “La Mirada”) will bring kids nutrition and your donated snack items (cookies, fruit bars, chips, etc.) will bring them joy! Place donations in the bins in the lobby. Thank you!
“Link Up” with Jubilee USA! CPC is one of 650 national and local faith groups that work with Jubilee USA to address the root causes of poverty and inequality, playing a pivotal role in winning debt, tax, trade and transparency policies that protect vulnerable people and economies. You can help Jubilee’s “Change Not Chains” campaign by signing a paper link with a message to world leaders to relieve the poorest countries of debt, freeing those resources to reduce poverty and provide healthcare and education instead. Our links will be sent to Washington, D.C. and joined with others to form a chain for display when the IMF and World Bank meet this October. Links will be available on the patio between the services this Sunday.
Sermon Series: The Art of Forgiving addresses the challenging topic of how to forgive when you have been wronged and don’t know where to start. Based on Lewis Smedes’ book of the same name, sermons will address:
September 18 What Forgiveness Is (and what it isn’t)
September 25 How Do I Begin (and how long is the journey)
October 2 When It Gets Hard (it’s always hard; that’s why we need it)
Forgiveness is the only remedy for a past that cannot be changed (Smedes).
Greg Bostrom will lead follow-up sessions on Wednesday mornings at 11 in person at church and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 on zoom September 21, 28, and October 5. Individual conversations welcome!
Children and Youth
Sunday School meets in Sunday School Room 1, Education Building ! 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: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/2404834 Contact Cathy Love for more info and any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30-10:15: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building (after the children’s message)
11:00-11:45: PreK-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)
Wednesdays in the Youth Room, 5:00—6:30 p.m. for the BEST night of the week for games, friends and so much FUN.
High School Youth
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (snacks) and friends!
Sunday, September 11