Our Sunday worship service observes the liturgical calendar and sometimes follows the Revised Common Lectionary, which contains the scripture readings for each Sunday that follows a three-year cycle. Other times our pastors are preaching through sermon series together. The service is generally traditional in order, but with informal leanings.
New Way Worship Team: We have a special music team that is introducing the congregation and community to additional musical styles once a month – on the fourth Sunday of every month. The New Way Worship Team leads a service with a muliticultural mixture of jazz, African, and contemporary Christian music in an informal, participatory, post-modern service. We hope that this format for a worship service grows into it’s own service so that we can have both a Traditional and an Alternative service to reach out to the diverse musical, theological, and cultural needs of East County.
At East County Shared Ministry we believe that the presence of children in worship is important for all of us. It is only by being present as the community worships and shares its joys and concerns that children are able to grow in the faith. And the presence of children in our midst is a constant reminder of how we are all to be before God — open and vulnerable.
Sunday School: for all ages begins around 10:15 after the children’s message and wraps up around 11:15 at the end of our 10:00 am service. Because we believe that our children are a vital part of our church family, our children sometimes remain in our services. We offer a nursery for infants and Pre-Kindergarteners each and every Sunday.
We celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper as a joyful feast for all the children of God on the first Sunday of each month, as well as on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and other special times. All are welcome to participate and celebrate with us this sustaining and empowering sacrament.
• Pastor Christy leads a Bible Study most Mondays at 10:00 am at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Antioch (301 E. 13th St.)
• Pastor Will leads a Bible Study most Tuesdays at 10:00 am in the Camp Stoneman Room at Church. Check the latest newsletter for study topics and to confirm dates.
Wait for the Lord
Wait for the Lord – Taize Chant – Presented by Community Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg CA. Ethan Sullivan – Bass Pastor Will McGarvey – Guitar
How Can I Keep From Singing
Community Presbyterian Church Pittsburg CA and UCC Antioch combined choirs “How Can I Keep From Singing” Arr. by Bradley Ellingboe
Morning Like This
“Was a Morning Like This” written by Jim Croegaert performed by the Womens Choir of Community Presbyterian Church Pittsburg California.
The combined FCCA-CPC Handbell Choir: De Colores
The bell choir performs several times during the year. Summer also brings our week long Vacation Bible School program for children of the church and the community
Let the Redeemed of the Lord Give Thanks
Our traditional worship service is enriched by an excellent choir director, an adult choir, and a bell choir. The youth of the church conduct the entire worship service one Sunday each spring.
Ongoing Mission Opportunities
If you would like to see a bit about the 2012 mission trip to Israel-Palestine a few members of our church and I participated in, please visit:http://keephopealiveca.wordpress.com. If you would like to go on our next trip to Israel-Palestine in October 2014, let Pastor Will know.
Remember the Deacon’s Fund, received on the first Sunday of each month. Our Deacons receive and distribute donations received on this Sunday to help families in need in the Church and East County.
The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be received during Lent, beginning February 13th through Easter, March 31st. This offering benefits The Presbyterian Hunger Program with 36 percent, while the Self-Development of People and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance each receive 32 percent.
Addressing Hunger in East County: CPC is a charter member of PICES, Pittsburg’s food pantry at 585 W. 10th St. in downtown Pittsburg. We have also recently partnered with the Antioch Ministerial Food Bank – currently dispersing food at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Antioch. We bring food for the Food Banks on the first Sunday of the month and we take the 2-cents-a-meal offering on the third Sunday of the month.
The East County CROP Hunger Walk: will be held Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 3:00 pm walking in both Antioch and Pittsburg. We begin and end at the Antioch Ministerial Food Bank (2507 San Jose Dr.). Help us raise money to battle hunger in East County and around the world.
Ongoing Disaster Relief:
Please help provide food, tents, cooking supplies and emergency medical care to survivors in urgent need through a contribution to Church World Service, Presbyterian Disaster Relief, or the UCC/DOC Disaster Relief. One hundred percent of your congregation’s gift goes for the emergency effort.
• Online: Church World Service at www.cws.org
• You can write a check to CPC: and write PDA in the Memo Line.
• You can write a check to FCCA: and write Disaster in the Memo Line.