2020-05-17 6th Sunday of Easter Worship Online Resources

By May 14, 2020 May 17th, 2020 Intersections, Sermons

UPDATED Worship Guide v2 below.

This week is the perfect time to join in our worship online. We simplified our online service and made it even easier to participate, and viewing does not require a Facebook account! Join the video stream on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/coldspringchurch) or, if you don’t have internet access, use our New call in number: +1 (929) 205-6099. Enter Meeting ID: 875 2479 7260. Password: 278951.

Photo-Op for Everyone!

God is in our midst, doing new things. What new experiences have you noticed during the pandemic? Any plants blooming? Babies born? Discoveries made? Have any new recipes brought a smile to you family’s faces? Maybe worship online has brought new energy to your spirit! As restrictions are gradually relaxed, what are you noticing that’s new outside?Share a photo of your new. Draw a picture. Write a poem celebrating the new! Sure. We’re locked down, but we’re not locked out of God’s mercies that are new every morning! (Lam. 3:23)Thank you! Post your photos on Facebook, and tag coldspringchurch, send via Facebook Messenger, or email.
Photos: Shannan and David’s new baby and Liam’s new tent and new home for bald eagle on our Cold Spring Campus.

How can I prepare for Worship Online?

Set the environment in your home to allow you to focus, participate, and enjoy the service. Fix your coffee, tea, or snack. Make sure everyone can comfortably watch and prepare to receive from God as we worship together, apart!

Share Your Experience!

You have found a place to encounter God and people who care about you – just as you are, right where you are, anytime. Once you and your family are ready, share the picture with us by posting to Facebook #ColdSpringChurch or Instagram #coldspringchurchnj. You may want to subscribe to our weekly Connections email newsletter. Sign up here!

Wake up, Everybody!

What’s new? Our pandemic news cycles are informative, but stressful. All of us have been affected by the escalating counts of the sick and the dead. Lockdown orders keep us safe while our lack of sleep, interrupted wellness routines and isolation darn our energy. Working from home, working on the front lines in healthcare or service businesses, or not working at all, we all need hope! But we have hope within us. Christ is no the foundations or our hope, Christ is our hope!

While our lockdown experiences may seem as novel as the coronavirus itself, there are many lockdown stories in the Scriptures. But lockdowns can keep us safe until the new day has downed. Remember Noah? Locked down in that ark, God kept the family dry and secure from the threats outside. Even the disciples on that first Easter morning were locked down in fear, trying to keep the threats at bay. This Sunday’s worship online will awaken your faith. My message from Acts 17 will help us wake up and engage our local context because our faith was made for times like these!

Wake up, everybody! Christ is our hope!

Sincerely,

Pastor Kevin

(Background Photo credit: Sunset Beach, ©Christine Cloer)

Worship Guide (v2) for May 17, 2020

Readings May 17, 2020

Notes to Share for May 17, 2020

Children’s Worship Ages 4-7 for May 17, 2020

Children’s Worship Ages 8-12 for May 17, 2020

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