Sunday Worship
Sunday School


Due to COVID-19, we are complying with the Governor's Shelter-in-Place Policy and are only offering ONLINE worship services.

Staff may be in the office periodically (M, W or F), so please call our office at
(510) 452-4963 to confirm someone is in before stopping by.

We are now accepting donations online via Zelle. Safely and easily donate to CPC, without any fees, through your trusted banking app - or the Zelle app, if your bank doesn't currently offer Zelle. Most major banks support Zelle, including BofA, Wells Fargo, Chase, Citi, and USBank. Through Zelle, you can establish giving on a regular basis, or make a one-time special donation.

Simply select Chinese Presbyterian Church of Oakland's email address: Please include a memo entry to explain what the donation is for (e.g., $50 to Offering, $25 to Easter Offering, and $25 to Building Fund for a total donation of $100). For more information, contact Mike Chin in our office by email or at (510) 452-4963, or you may visit the Zelle website for details:

(Cantonese w/ Mandarin interpretation):

9:45 am - 10:45 am (ONLINE)


11:00 am - 12:00 noon (ONLINE)

Holy Communion has been suspended until the Govenor's Shelter-in-Place is lifted.

What Is Worship About?
by Darren Hsiung

God created us to worship him. As the Westminster Shorter Catechism explains the meaning of life, our "chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever." Our hearts are naturally moved to praise greatness, whether the starry heavens or the wonders of the world. The Triune God only, immeasurably greater than all of these, can bring our hearts to exult joyfully for all eternity.

The Lord's Day worship is about rest. We call it "Divine Service" because we rest from our service while God meets and serves us through Word and Sacrament. Here is the covenant dialogue between God and humanity, as God calls us out from sin and self to fix our eyes on him. The Old Covenant rested on the seventh day in anticipation; now in the New Covenant, we rest on the first day, the day of Christ's resurrection from the dead, the firstfruits of the restoration of all creation.

Worship is not a means to an end; it is the end in itself. Here on earth, the Holy Spirit, by Word and Sacrament, dislocates us from a broken, weary world, uniting us in mystical communion with Christ and all the saints transcending time and space. In heaven, when all toils have ended and all is at peace, unceasing worship will endure to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
- Hebrews 12:22-24 (English Standard Version)

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