This week is the perfect time to join us in person for worship. We adhere to safe-distancing and masking requirements in our clean and welcoming sanctuary. Enjoy sitting with others from greater Cape May as we worship together. We simplified our service and made it even easier to participate, with our Worship Guide and lyric videos displayed on a large monitor.
Or, if you prefer to worship from home, join the video stream on www.facebook.com/coldspringchurch.
This Sunday, we commemorate Mother’s Day and Christ rising in our lives! Honoring motherhood has a long history from the earliest of times. Our Mother’s Day tradition is mainly attributed to Anna Jarvis. She worked tirelessly honoring a mother’s sacrifice in caring for children following her own mother’s death on the second Sunday of May in 1905. In 1908, thousands of people attended a Mother’s Day event financed by Presbyterian and Philadelphia department store owner John Wanamaker at one of his retail stores in Philadelphia. It didn’t take long for Mother’s Day celebrations to become a commercial success when florists, greeting card manufacturers, and retail stores joined in its promotion.
God knows our hearts and our heartaches this Mother’s Day. As others rightfully celebrate the joy and love of the mothers in their lives, this day, for some of us, is a sad reminder of a mother’s absence in our lives. If we buy flowers today, it may only be to place them by a graveside. If we buy a card today, it could only be in hopes of knowing our mothers one day. Some simply miss our mom’s hugs prevented by travel and health restrictions, something Facebook or FaceTime connections just can’t replace. Others grieve strained relationships. Many will light a candle in honor of a mother who is not locally present or who has passed, long ago or more recently. For some, this Mother’s Day will be joyful. Others are tearful. For some wistful, or it will just be a day that feels empty.
But God comforts us like a mother. God’s Spirit meets us where we are. Let’s honor the mothers that we knew, those we are blessed to know, or the mothers that we hope for. God’s love shared in our hearts and with others can remind us of the abundant life, love, care, provision, forgiveness, and hope we have received through Jesus Christ.
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13a)
Enjoy each week’s hybrid worship experience that premiers at 10:30 on Sundays. Join us for Worship Online on Facebook Live, or if you feel comfortable, come and worship in-person at the historic Red Brick Church.
Seven Weeks of Easter Worship Preview
If you thought Easter was over, we have good news for you! Easter Sunday morning changed everything when the followers of Jesus proclaimed the truth that “Christ is risen!” But Christ is rising! Right now, meeting us right where we are, loving us how we are. There is so much more to the Easter story than we could experience in just one day. That’s why we celebrate the Seven Weeks of Easter! When we consider the timeline of Jesus’ 3½ years of teaching, miracles, and activities recorded in the Bible, it spans only three weeks! No wonder John writes, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written (John 21:25). But of those three weeks, one is Holy Week. Think about that. Fully one-third of Jesus’ complete story captures events from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday when the stone was rolled away, revealing an empty tomb!
We think you’ll enjoy worship as much as we do. Traditional to contemporary music, soloists, mini-movies and lyric videos, Scripture readings, and an inspiring message about Jesus. Just what we need to live our very best life. Cold Spring Church is here to help you discover for yourself the revolutionary, resurrection power of Christ! Experience Easter like you’ve never experienced it before.
What to expect when you arrive for our indoor gathering:
When you arrive at 780 Seashore Road, you may park along Seashore Road in front of the Red Brick Church, or use our parking lot at the rear. There are two entrances: Our East-front entrance faces Seashore Road, and our South-side entrance provides a convenient ramp. For everyone’s safety, greeters will ask for a phone number (required for contact tracing should it be needed). Please enter wearing a mask. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided. Our seating is spread out to maintain safe distances. We limit the duration of worship, and for everyone’s safety refrain from congregational singing, maintain a six-foot distance and wear a face mask at all times, except when briefly lifted for communion celebrated the first Sunday of each month. The music lyric videos and Worship Guide are displayed on the big screen for in-person worshippers. We hope you join us!
What to expect when you worship online on Facebook Live:
Get your weekly worship content here. We believe that everyone deserves to experience the abundant life in Jesus Christ, and that worship should be welcoming and accessible to you, right where you are, when it’s convenient for you. Visit our Facebook page and look for the Facebook Live button that will activate about 10:20 when our countdown video starts. As you worship, freely engage with others via chat, share emojis, prayer requests, and we hope you’ll invite others to join you, too. If you don’t have internet access, you may listen to worship when you join by phone. Call:929-205-6099. Enter Meeting ID: 882 3154 2428. Enter Passcode: 1714.
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“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Cold Spring (Jerusalem), in all Cape May (Judea) and Southern New Jersey (Samaria), and to the ends of the earth” (Jesus, Acts 1:8).
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