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.
Today, you are invited to share in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during Worship Online. If you’d like to participate, please take a moment to ready yourself with the elements of bread and cup. The bread can be of your choosing. For the cup, you may use grape juice or wine, or use water as a most acceptable substitute, remembering that Christ is the Living Water for all.
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For more than three centuries, Cape May has been the region’s preferred destination for re-creation— literally to create again. We all want to creatively soar, like a kite! But when the kite disconnects from its tether the kite crashes! You and I are like a kite. We will only soar in the spirit when we are tethered to God’s love in Christ. As we gather around the virtual communion table this week on Trinity Sunday, we will hear the words of Paul from Scripture when he urged the cosmopolitan, creative, recreation-loving, citizens of Corinth to, “agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” Why? Because God wants us, all those who follow Jesus, to respect everyone, to promote peace, and to work for the reconciliation of the world. And when we do that, we will experience God’s love and peace!
Our nation is feeling pretty far from peace and love right now, like we are no longer tethered. Since March, our nation has been reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic that has left 106,538 people dead. Our prayer list includes many who are suffering in pain and other’s who are mourned. Restrictions are cautiously being lifted for many businesses while places of worship and other large group venues remain closed. Our nation is also reeling from racial injustice and police brutality again with the murder of George Floyd, who’s name is tragically added to a long list. How can the world, you and I, be so far from God’s love and peace?
We do not want to discount the many beautiful stories told in our pandemic and unjust world. But hopeful headlines do not offset the horrendous ones. In our Gospel reading, we realize that God wants us to breathe in the Spirit and hear Jesus say, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me!”
Who do you give authority to write your life’s story? In what ways this week can your spirit soar as you extend the love and promote peace of the Lord’s Table.
This Sunday, you will enjoy special music, improved audio, multi-camera video, and screen lyrics for our hymns, too. Engage your faith with two mini-messages rooted in the Great Commission. We will consider Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith, and then how the 3-braided tether will help our faith soar!
Ground your faith in love and let your faith and love soar as we experience God’s peace and love.