Welcome to Our Worship Page
This week is the perfect time to join in our worship online or in-person. 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: 882-3154-2428 Password: 1714. (Please remember to use the Passcode to have the very best worshipping experience on the phone!)
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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!
Worship Your Way!
While we continue to worship online every week, we are excited to welcome all who are able and comfortable to worship in-person in our historic Red Brick Church on Sundays at 10:30 AM. Your safety, health, and wellness are our our top priority. West Jersey Presbytery approved our session’s re-opening plan and our pastor, staff, and teams have worked hard to prepare for your arrival. Following the guidance from the CDC and health officials, we have implemented safety protocols, and designed an approximately thirty-minute worship experience that will be spiritually energizing and safe for you, your family, and other worshippers.
This Week’s Worship Preview
Our Advent journey is in its final week as we witness Gabriel’s magnificent proclamation to Mary, and her Magnificat response to the news that she will give birth to the Savior. Pastor Kevin’s message, The True Location of Christmas, will stir our spirits in our pandemic world. Let’s reflect on Luke 1:26-38 and Romans 16:25-27 with the guidance of these questions:
1. If someone greeted you like royalty with “Your Majesty,” how do you think you would respond? Can you imagine addressing others in this fashion? Why, or why not?
2. What does it mean to you that God risked the vulnerability of becoming human “with us,” in our location, in order to restore us to our rightful place as bearers of the image of God?
3. This Christmas, how does loving God and others help us deal with our own selfishness as we see Christ in others?
This Week’s Music Preview
“What Child Is This?” is our carol this week with lyrics composed in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix, in Bristol, England. Adapting the memorable melody of “Greensleeves”, he tells the amazing story of the incarnation that God With Us, Jesus, is the “babe, the son of Mary!” (Yes, the exclamation is in the lyrics.) Lenore Bowne and Jayne McDonough offer “Mary Did You Know?” Written by entertainer Mark Lowry, in 1984, it is an example of a more modern musical take on the Christmas Story popularized by the Gaither Vocal Band in the 1970’s.