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February 2021

2020-02-28 Worship Online or In-Person Resources

By Intersections, Sermons

Welcome to Our Worship Page

Download your Lenten Devotional Guide Here

Worship Guide (v1) for February 28th, 2021

Readings for February 28th, 2021

Children’s Worship Ages 4-7 for February 28th, 2021

Children’s Worship Ages 8-12 for February 28th, 2021

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!)

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!

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.

 Dear online worshipping friends: We apologize in advance should our live stream be interrupted (again!) by Facebook. We are working with Facebook and the music publisher to honor our music licenses and resolve these issues. Should you experience an interrupted live stream, please rejoin as soon as we are back online! Thank you for your patience.

Pre-registration for in-person worship is encouraged but not required to attend worship. If you’d like to worship in person, you may contact the office 609-884-4065 or email hello@coldspringchurch.com.

Worship Preview

It has been almost one year since the coronavirus pandemic swept into our lives, something we share with every other person on the planet. With more than 500,000 dead from COVID-19 in the United States, millions sick, variants to contend with, and a halting vaccine rollout, it cannot be overstated: our lives are forever changed. The effects of the pandemic on our lives are felt in every area of our lives; subtly or acutely, it is a burden to bear. This week, we will explore Jesus’ invitation to take up our cross and follow him. What is “our” cross Jesus is speaking of? Is it more than the ordinary and extraordinary difficulties of life? Certainly Jesus’ cross was more than daily burdens and cares. Jesus walks in our shoes, and we are called to walk in his. But where is Jesus walking? What is our cross to bear? We will take a fresh look at the cross Jesus bore, and discover where Jesus is walking to gain spiritual resources for our Lenten journey. Keep on walking.

2020-02-21 Worship Online or In-Person Resources

By Intersections, Sermons

Welcome to Our Worship Page

Download your Lenten Devotional Guide Here

Worship Guide (v1) for February 21st, 2021

Readings for February 21, 2021

Children’s Worship Ages 4-7 for February 21, 2021

Children’s Worship Ages 8-12 for February 21, 2021

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!)

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!

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.

 Dear online worshipping friends: We apologize in advance should our live stream be interrupted (again!) by Facebook. We are working with Facebook and the music publisher to honor our music licenses and resolve these issues. Should you experience an interrupted live stream, please rejoin as soon as we are back online! Thank you for your patience.

Pre-registration for in-person worship is encouraged but not required to attend worship. If you’d like to worship in person, you may contact the office 609-884-4065 or email hello@coldspringchurch.com.

Worship Preview

Our Scripture readings this First Sunday of Lent present a powerful and empowering new beginning for all of us to nurture our faith into action in every area of our life, especially in these challenging times. From Genesis to Revelation, the entire scope of God’s written word is about relationships that can often feel stressed. Our usual ways to strengthen relationships are severely constrained as together we reduce the spread of COVID-19. Necessary physical distancing, avoiding crowds, and other wellness protocols can result in feelings of isolation and anxiety from time to time. It can often feel like we’re living in a virtual wilderness where resources are scarce. The Good News is that God is in the relationship business, and this week you will discover Creature Comforts as we consider Jesus’ trials in the wilderness where he was tested by Satan and comforted by wild animals and angels.

Remember that our Creator made a promise with “every living creature,” and in turn, we can learn from Jesus, who, after his baptism, was sent out into the wilderness. Between Christ’s contending with Satan and being comforted by angels, we read that he was “with the animals,” reinforcing how animal life intertwines with ours.

Thoughts for the Wilderness Journey:

  1. How does God’s sign of the rainbow and other promises equip you to make new spiritual connections through Christ?
  2. Jesus’ companionship with animals in the temptation story highlights his honoring and preserving their independent worth. What does this story suggest to you about animal welfare?
  3. How do you respect “every living creature, ” and how will you be open to new connections with individuals who may differ from you in areas such as spiritual, social, political, racial, language, educational, or financial experiences?
  4. In what ways does every encounter with another creature move us out of our isolation and preoccupation with ourselves?

2020-02-14 Worship Online or In-Person Resources

By Intersections, Sermons

Welcome to Our Worship Page

Download your Lenten Devotional Guide Here

Worship Guide (v1) for February 14th, 2021

Readings for February 14, 2021

Children’s Worship Ages 4-7 for February 14, 2021

Children’s Worship Ages 8-12 for February 14, 2021

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!)

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!

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.

 Dear online worshipping friends: We apologize in advance should our live stream be interrupted (again!) by Facebook. We are working with Facebook and the music publisher to honor our music licenses and resolve these issues. Should you experience an interrupted live stream, please rejoin as soon as we are back online! Thank you for your patience.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required to attend worship. If you’d like to worship in person, you may contact the office 609-884-4065 or email hello@coldspringchurch.com.

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This week, our worship experience will blend two important truths: God’s Love and Christ’s Light. Whether you enjoy or avoid Valentine’s Day, we all have one inescapable need: to feel loved. Love is a core value of Cold Spring Church’s mission. God loves us more than we can possibly imagine. “For God loved the world that he gave his one and only Son…” (John 3:16-17). We seek to, “love one another with mutual affection…” and to “outdo one another in showing honor” (Romans 12:10).

We have another inescapable need: to see the light. Light to shine when times are dark. Light to guide our path. Light to dispel fear and shadows. This week’s message, “Where God’s Light and Love Shine…Through You!,” invites us to the mountaintop with Peter, James, and John where Jesus was transfigured. At the start of Jesus’ ministry Jesus wanted his followers to see his pure light shine from within and all around them, too. “Christ in you, the hope of glory!” (Colossians 1:17). Get in touch with your inner-Christ light.

We will always need Christ’s love and light, especially now during these uncertain times. Who around you needs to the love and light of Christ this week? How will they see God’s love and Christ’s light in you? In what ways does the transfiguration story prepare you for a journey through Lent?

 

2020-02-07 Worship Online or In-Person Resources

By Intersections, Sermons

Welcome to Our Worship Page

Get the 2020 Annual Congregational Report Here

Worship Guide (v1) for February 7th, 2021

Readings February 7, 2021

Children’s Worship Ages 4-7 for February 7, 2021

Children’s Worship Ages 8-12 for February 7, 2021

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!)

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!

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.

 Dear online worshipping friends: We apologize in advance should our live stream be interrupted (again!) by Facebook. We are working with Facebook and the music publisher to honor our music licenses and resolve these issues. Should you experience an interrupted live stream, please rejoin as soon as we are back online! Thank you for your patience.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required to attend worship. If you’d like to worship in person, you may contact the office 609-884-4065 or email hello@coldspringchurch.com.

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