Here are this week’s Worship Resources!
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 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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Welcome to Holy Week! “Holy,” you ask? The term “holy” is used when describing something unique and separate.
Palm Sunday starts Holy Week, retelling the powerfully unique events in the life of Jesus. It begins with his triumphant entry into Jerusalem during Passover, including his unique encounters with many people. On Thursday, Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples. After supper, he was betrayed, denied, and abandoned by Good Friday when he died on the cross. Easter Sunday morning changed everything when the followers of Jesus proclaimed the truth that “He is risen!” What a week!
“Follow the crowd” may sometimes be good advice. Still, crowds can be, well, maddening and even dangerous, often making horrible decisions. (Consider the Spring Break crowds in Miami ignoring health protocols.) Crowds that are depicted in Scripture appear to make poor choices, too. Remember the chaos of the Tower of Babel, Joseph’s brother’s abusive acts, and the wildly catastrophic Golden Calf event, to name just a few.
Jesus entered Jerusalem to cheering crowds that shouted, “Hail him!” A few days later, the crowds turned into a mob yelling, “Nail him!” This week at Cold Spring Church, we will consider the power of crowds and Jesus’ focus on small numbers. Who will you be influenced by? Who will you influence? It matters who you follow this week. Choose wisely!
Thank you for connecting to our worshipping community and its mission to bless greater Cape May with the Good News of Jesus Christ!
Worship Your Way! In-Person, or Online
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 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 by Facebook. We are working with Facebook and the music publishers to honor our music licenses and resolve these disconnect issues. Any interrupted live stream will be re-launched within a minute or two. Please rejoin as soon as we are back! 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 at 609-884-4065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.