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All are Welcome to Journey Through Lent
and Celebrate Easter with CPC!

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Easter is for Everyone! All are always welcome at any or all of our

Lenten and Easter Worship Services.

 

All worship services available in person and by live-streaming at https://chcpc.online.church

Not sure what to expect? Visit our Sundays or Worship pages.

Still have a question? Send an email to office@chcpc.org or call us at 630-323-6522

and we'd be happy to chat!

Holy Week at CPC

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Palm Sunday, March 24
9:30 am
  • Join us as we begin worship with a Palm Processional in the garden

  • Processional begins at 9:30am.

  • In-person and livestream

  • Easter Story Walk in the Garden

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Good Friday, March 29
7:00 pm
  • ​Tenebrae Service of candlelight and darkness

  • Scripture & hymns tell stories about the betrayal, trial, crucifixion, death of Jesus

  • In-person and livestream

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Easter Sunday March 31
  • 7:00 am Worship in the Garden with Communion

    • Bring your own chair​

    • In-person only

  • 7:45 am Continental Breakfast in the Gathering Room 

  • 9:30 am Worship in the Sanctuary with Communion and a Brass Quartet

    • In-person and livestream​

    • Children always welcome in worship; Grace Space will available in the front of the Sanctuary and the Nursery is always open with livestream available on the TV

  • Easter Story Walk in the Garden

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Easter Story Walk
Holy Week, March 24-March 31

Join us in the garden for a very special Easter Story Walk. An event for all ages! While the story walk is open all week, there wil be special treats on Palm Sunday, March 24 and Easter Sunday, March 31. 

Lent at CPC

Lenten Wednesday Night Services,
Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20

Figuring out Faith with Peter
Meditative Worship preceded by Soup Supper

This Lent, we are focusing on the life and faith of one of Jesus’ most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us.

Gather in fellowship hall for a light supper of soup at 6:00 pm followed by Meditative worship in the Gathering Room, 6:30- 6:55.

Services also will be streamed on Zoom. See the Thursday Email Blast or contact the office for the link

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Lenten Devotional and Prayer Card Sets

A "Figuring Out Faith with Peter" Lenten Devotional book and prayer card sets from Sanctified Arts are available at the church. If you would like a devotional book mailed to you, please contact Shannon Nyhart at shannon.nyhart@chcpc.org. We are happy to put a copy in the US mail to you!

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Sunday Morning Adult Ed
Lenten Study

Sunday 10:45 am, starting 2/18
Hybrid, in person and Zoom

This Lent we begin a six-week study of Savior: What the Bible Says About the Cross, written by Magrey R. DeVega. This book helps us to wrestle with what the Cross means to us. It explores atonement, God’s action to bring us fully into relationship with God. DeVega digs into six Bible-based theories of what atonement means. This week, we will look at the first of those: Substitutionary Atonement.

 

This class will be led by Bob Parsons and will incorporate a short video from the author to get our discussion started. It is not necessary to have read the book ahead of time. But if you wish to have a copy, there are some in the church office. And if you wish to defray the costs of the books, please ask.

 

We will meet in the chapel and on Zoom at 10:45 on Sunday, February 18. Zoom link is in the Thursday Email Blast or from the office

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First Sunday of Lent - February 18
9:30 am Worship

Jesus Sought Me

Focal Scriptures: Luke 5:1-11 | Psalm 25:1-10

Jesus doesn’t seek out trained rabbis and priests to be his disciples; instead, he calls a few Galilean fishermen to follow him and join his ministry. In this story, Jesus tells Simon Peter to drop his nets one more time, even though they’ve been fishing all night long and have caught nothing. To their surprise, they haul in nets bursting with fish. In response to this abundant miracle, Peter says, “Go away from me, Lord!” And yet, Peter and his partners drop their nets and follow Jesus. What is the beginning of your faith story? When has God sought you out? Have you ever felt like your calling was pursuing—or chasing—you? Did you resist? Did you follow? 

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Second Sunday of Lent - February 25
9:30 am Worship

Rescue Me from Danger

Focal Scriptures Matthew: 14:22-3 3 | Psalm 22:23-31

As a new disciple, perhaps Peter wants to prove himself. Boldly, in the middle of a storm, Peter steps out of the boat to join Jesus who is walking on top of the waves. He, too, walks on water until the wind shakes his trust and he begins to sink. Many of us know what it feels like to be thrown off balance, to feel as if we’re sinking. Maybe this looks like doubt, unexpected change, too-busy seasons of life, devastating grief, or distance from God. In this story, we empathize with the desperation Peter feels as he cries out, and we pray for God to save us when we sink. (

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Third Sunday of Lent - March 3
9:30 am Worship

Praise the Mount

Focal Scriptures: Matthew 16:13-20 | Psalm 19

“Praise the mount of God’s unchanging love. . . ” This lyric represents Peter’s mountaintop faith moment. It speaks to spiritual euphoria and feeling the closeness of God. In this story, Peter proclaims who Jesus is. He speaks with conviction. Peter claims his faith. If you had to speak your faith in one sentence or phrase, what would you say? When we have the courage to say, “This, I believe...” then that conviction has a ripple effect on others. When life gets rocky, we lean on mountaintop moments and our deepest convictions to see us through.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 10
9:30 am Worship

Teach Me

Focal Scriptures: Matthew 16:21-23 & Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

"When your world unravels and your beliefs are tested, you may cling to what you know. As Jesus foretells his death and resurrection, Peter protests. Peter is fixed upon the way he thinks things should go; he resists the pain of what will come. But Jesus is fixed upon his calling and calls Peter out. For everyone, there comes a time when your faith is tested and you will have to face difficult and inconvenient truths. We may want to take the easier path, the path with less pain. We may want to cling to easy or simplistic answers. Instead, what does it look like to welcome complexity? Can you stay fixed upon your convictions while also expanding your perspective?"

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Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 17
9:30 am Worship

I'm Fixed Upon It

Focal Scriptures: Matthew 18:15-22 & Psalm 119:9-16

"Peter is often all or nothing—either resisting Jesus or drawing closer to him in earnest. In this scripture, we see a version of Peter who is hungry to learn. His posture is humble and open—he wants to absorb Jesus’ teachings like a wet sponge. He asks a question and might expect a straightforward answer: “How many times should I forgive?” Instead, Jesus’ math is not predictable—it’s infinite. Forgiveness is abundant; grace is not earned. In your own faith, do you find comfort in theological formulas? Do you wish for straightforward answers? Can you let go of black-and-white thinking and instead embrace the infinite colors of grace?

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