The fourth Sunday in Advent and plans for Christmas Eve

Please join CPC for worship this Sunday – onsite or online (using Google Meet, see the links below). This week, we will celebrate the fourth Sunday in Advent. This week’s bulletin can be found by clicking here or by clicking on the picture of the bulletin.

The link for worship is: Join with Google Meet or Join by phone‪ +1 575-305-4527‬ PIN: ‪652 821 468‬#

Christmas Eve, December 24 beginning at 4 pm
The worship team is inviting all to participate in a special Christmas time church family celebration on Christmas Eve. We will watch It’s A Wonderful Life using our new projector! During the watching there will be a light meal served and so we ask that only those who are vaccinated participate in order to minimize risk issues. If you want you can bring a different chair or cushion to recline on during the performance. After the movie we will be putting out luminaria to light the Christ Child’s path to our ‘home.’ We hope you will come and bring any family and friends you wish to invite. We do need to have an idea of the number of people so please sign up in the narthex or call/email the church office to indicate your participation by Sunday, December 19th.

Luminaria to light the Christ Child’s path to our church ‘home’
CPC members will put out bags that have candles set in sand to mark the path to the church. The custom has come about over hundreds of years, probably brought here by Spanish missionaries into Mexico. Historically, luminaria have several purposes – one is to represent Mary and Joseph looking for a place to stay when she delivers her Baby. Early Catholics believed they would guide the Spirit of the Christ child into their homes or lead them to their Midnight mass. Now LaPosada is a 9 day celebration ending on Christmas Eve. The focus is to bring Joy, Peace, and Love into our lives.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
December 24th at 7 pm

(following the movie and meal)
All are welcome and invited (please wear a mask and social distance
between households).

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