WORSHIP ON SUNDAY, December 5, 2021

10:30 AM: Sermon entitled “The Gospel of Christmas” by Dan Passerelli from Matthew 1:20-21 in our new Advent series, “All This Took Place.”

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  • Worship Service – Bulletin
  • Nursery is available on a limited basis – please check in at kiosks upon arrival. (Nursery is not open during Sunday School.)
  • Children’s Worship will be available this Sunday for ages 4 through second grade.  Topic is “Promises Fulfilled” referencing Isaiah 9:6, 7:14, & 49:6; Numbers 24:17; Micah 5:2.
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  • Please turn in Salaam Center gifts by December 5, at CPC.
  • December 5 – we will have a special Christmas Carol Singalong at 4:30 (this will replace the regular 6:00 PM service; no communion will be served but we will have communion in the morning service that day). Meet outside behind the Potter’s House; bring a chair! Hot chocolate and s’mores available! If weather is inclement we will meet in the Community Room.


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  • Confidential requests to elders – If you have a prayer request, you can ask our elders to pray confidentially. Method #1: fill out a slip on Sunday morning and place it in the offering; or Method #2:  email [email protected]
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  • Morning Prayer Gatherings:  Wednesdays, 10 AM | Join virtually for prayer. These meetings last 30 about minutes. |JOIN GROUP to receive Zoom info.
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  • You can give online via Church Center (please log in first).
  • Text to Give: text a dollar amount to 84321 to start the process.
  • We have boxes near the entrances on Sunday morning to place your offering.
    We also have boxes for a special Deacons fund offering during services in which we have Lord’s Supper.
  • You can also mail in a check to the church office.


We have two Missions Groups on the Church Center – one for local missions, and one for global missions. Members of these groups receive periodic emails from the office, forwarding prayer requests and updates from our various missions supported by CPC.  We also have events where you can hear from the missionaries directly. 
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Annual Giving                                 $1,560,000
Weekly Operation Need                $30,000
Last Week’s Giving                            $39,203
YTD Budget Goal                        $1,440,000
Actual YTD Giving                      $1,073,689


Our numbers in worship service have increased steadily over the weeks.  We are thankful to be together again, and we also need some more hearts and hands at work to keep things running smoothly.  Please view and fill out THIS FORM  to indicate how you can serve now or in the future.

Children’s Sunday School* We are looking for a team to lead the Sunday school class for ages 2-4.  We are also in need of 2-3 substitutes that could assist as an aide or teacher periodically throughout the year. 

Financial Counters* Count the offering and enter the checks into our records. 

Coffee Ministry Brew and set up, or take down and clean up! This is a team that rotates, so you would serve once a month.

Children’s Worship*
We need a few more teachers to serve in Children’s Worship, during the sermon. Contact Vicki Vandenheuvel if you’d like to learn more!

Greeters/ Welcome Desk
This is where our new visitors can check in and be welcomed; and where they can get answers to their questions about Bible studies, children’s ministries, etc.  (You don’t have to have all the answers; just know about our web site and Church Center!)

Meals Ministry 
It’s  a blessing to receive the gift of a meal when your family has had an unexpected event (or the life-changing arrival of a new family  member)! If you would like to be on the list of people who occasionally provide meals to our members and regular attenders after a birth or hospitalization, join the team that receives notifications whenever there is a new Care Calendar. Join this group on Church Center to learn more!

Audio / Visual
PowerPoint operators, camera operators and audio engineers needed for the morning services. We will provide training! Contact Pastor PD Mayfield if you’d like to learn more!

Route 1 Day Center is planning to open for volunteer meal service teams again in the next few months. Rachel Schaefer is looking for more volunteers to help with this. Please contact Rachel or JOIN THE GROUP to get involved!

*Must submit to a basic background check, which we will take care of for you.


Chapelgate Presbyterian Church has English Language classes. In person classes are Wednesday nights at 7:00PM. Online classes are Thursday evenings. Classes started September 15, but you can join any week of the school year. While the classes are free, you may need to buy a book. If you would like to volunteer to teach English or assist with the program, email the ESL director at Chapelgate.

CPC Marketplace is a private Facebook group for the purpose of selling household items, giveaways, job opportunities, housing requests, advice on home projects, etc.  If you are not a member of Facebook, the office can post there for you with your contact information.  Join here.

Amazon Smile: The Amazon Smile program is set up for you to shop on Amazon as you usually do, with the only difference that you must start with the website address instead of When you use Amazon Smile, be sure to designate Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, MD (NOT the one in MS = Mississippi!) as your nonprofit charity, and the church will receive 0.5 percent of your purchase from the Amazon Smile Foundation.  Once you’ve first chosen CPC as your designated charity, it will be selected automatically every time you begin with It’s that simple!