Sunday, September 25
9:00 Contemporary Worship
10:00 Annual Meeting of the Congregation (link to annual report below)
10:45 Traditional Worship
Scripture Luke 15:11-13, 17-24 NIV
Sermon The Art of Forgiving: How Do I Begin (and how long is the journey)?
We continue our survey of The Art of Forgiving (see below for details). Last Sunday we talked about common misperceptions of forgiveness that may keep us from forgiving. This week we’ll talk about the stages of forgiveness, and how to begin the journey. You can access last Sunday’s sermon at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9rJul859NE 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 Wednesdays, September 28 and October 5:
11:00 a.m. in person in the lobby
6:00 p.m. on Zoom (click link below) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89310615027?pwd=WXJ1Q1Bab0krZjFGWDFPTDNubnVvdz09
Individual conversations are also welcome!
Beach Night Sunday, September 25, 5 p.m. All ages & stages welcome at South Ponto Beach, just north of the parking lot. Bring your own beverage, blanket or lawn chairs. Fixings to make your own “Frito Chili Pie” provided!
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation is this Sunday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. We’ll review the 2021-2022 program and financials, elect four members of the church officer nominating committee and act on terms of call for the pastors.
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
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, after the children’s message
11:00-11:45: PreK-5th grade, 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)
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!