This Sunday at CPC, September 26, 2021

 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
Scripture  Matthew 5:1-5
Sermon  Blessed are the Meek
The third in our fall sermon series on the Beatitudes, about the unexpected grace that arises in severe and challenging circumstances. We equate meekness with weakness, but the word is often translated “gentle,” and sometimes “humble.” Still, this beatitude seems to be one of the less inviting ones. Yet Jesus includes his version of Psalm 37:11 in his guidelines for the upside-down kingdom of God. Why?
Communion Class with Pastor Greg, for children ages 4-11, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
To worship online live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 or recorded: go to www.Christ-Pres.Church, click Watch Worship, then click the service you would like to attend.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation, this Sunday, September 26, 9:45 a.m.  Review of 2020-2021 program and financials, elections of representatives to the church officer nominating committee, and action on terms of call for the pastors.
In-person Coffee Hour 10-10:45 a.m. So glad to be at your service! Now seeking volunteer baristas to serve after 10:45 worship. If interested in serving once a month (or as a substitute) text Cynthia at (847) 977-0802. A donation box supports this amenity. Thank you!
Online Coffee Hour on Zoom 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. See This Week for log in information
The Beatitudes, our fall sermon series based on the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, (Matthew 5:1-10), in which Jesus names the unexpected grace that arises in severe and challenging circumstances. 
September 12   Blessed are the poor in spirit
September 19   Blessed are those who mourn  
September 26   Blessed are the meek  
October 3          Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness
October 10        Blessed are the merciful
October 17        Blessed are the pure in heart  
October 24        Blessed are the peacemakers  
October 31        Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness’ sake
Worship this Sunday
In keeping with health department guidelinesworshipers in the sanctuary and lobby need to wear masks. The county recommends that all people, vaccinated or not, wear masks in indoor public spaces such as churches. Our “return to worship team” understands that opinions vary on the use of masks while indoors, and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate these uncertain times with concern for all.
–  Worship in the sanctuary with a mask, in keeping with county guidance.
– Worship in the lobby (narthex) with a mask, an open-air environment for families with children and those with health conditions
–  Worship outdoors on the patio with or without a mask in shade under  pop-ups; those not vaccinated or with health conditions should wear masks. 
–  Worship online. Live every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45 or recorded. Go to www.Christ-Pres.Church, click Watch Worship, then the service you choose.
We seek to create an atmosphere of grace and comfort for everyone. We do not screen worshipers, but those who come on campus certify they do not have COVID-19 or any symptoms, have no reason to quarantine, and will wear a mask and practice social distancing if unvaccinated. 
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-2nd and 3rd-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard and pop-up canopy (after the children’s message)
11-11:45: PreK-5th grade, in the Education building courtyard (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) In person very Wednesday, 5:00—6:30 p.m. Join us for the best night of the week for games, friends and fun. We’ll be outside so bring a sweatshirt. 
High School Youth meet in person at 5:00 p.m. usually on the first and third Sundays. Next on October 3 & 17. Join us for fun, fellowship and friends!