This Sunday at CPC, September 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18
  9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:45 Traditional Worship
Blessing of Children and Tutors as Casa de Amistad begins next Monday
Mission Update: it’s amazing what CPC has done in mission; we’ll hear a brief recap
Scripture  Genesis 32:9-12, 33:1-4
Sermon   What Forgiveness Is (and what it isn’t)
We begin a three-week survey of The Art of Forgiving (see below for details). It’s not easy to forgive someone who has genuinely wronged us, but it’s even harder when we have a misunderstanding of what forgiveness is about. This Sunday we’ll talk about that—and about how to begin. See below for details, and for weekly follow-up discussions.

To worship online live every Sunday 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, thanks to our baristas- more are welcome!

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!

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!

The choir invites singers new and “old” to rehearsals on Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. No tryouts, every voice is welcome!

Children and Youth
In person Sunday School
Join us outdoors for Bible stories, arts and crafts, science demos, games, music and more! If you are new to our Sunday School program, please register here:  Details: Cathy Love
 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.

In-person Youth Gatherings
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade)  Kick-off this 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. Meets every Wednesday.
High School Youth
High School meets in-person, Sundays in the youth room, noon—1:30 p.m.. Join us for fun, fellowship (lunch), and friends!