Worship Guide April 11, 2021
The Resurrection Revolution continues in this Second Sunday of Easter!
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.
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Easter worship was such a fantastic event. On Sunday, about 45 in-person and more online celebrated together. But what if you’re just not feeling it? Sure, you recall parts of the Easter story. You remember the palm branches swaying, the children singing, the smell of lilies, colorful eggs, and baskets of candy. Great memories from long ago. But right now? Right now, it feels more like Good Friday than Easter Sunday. It’s O.K. to be where you are, how you are. More than that, Jesus knows that you, no, all of us, from time to time, feel overwhelmed with despair, anxiety, disappointment, and even trauma, not to mention the Pandemic’s continuing devastating effects on ourselves, our family, and friends. The Good News is that God meets us where we are and promises us hope.
Come as you are and join with others like you on Sunday at 10:30 AM, in-person or online, and discover spiritual resources you need to breathe, to move freely. At your own pace. In your way. You may be surprised to know that after Easter, Jesus’ disciples felt a lot like you think right now. They were kind of stuck. Then, each in their own time and as they were comfortable, understood the pierced hands and side of Jesus. Because Jesus lives, they knew they could live, too.
Our Seven Weeks of Easter continues this week. Enjoy music, videos, Scripture readings, and an inspiring message to help you take a step toward a living hope! See you Sunday!
We begin worship with a special countdown video and a stirring soundtrack that depicts the stone rolling away in front of an empty tomb. Throughout our Grand Celebration, Jayne McDonough will offer special piano accompaniment to help set the spiritual tone during prayers and silent reflections. After the Pastor’s welcome, let’s be open to God’s Spirit during a meditative video arrangement of Because He Lives. Special music will be offered by Barbara Cain singing, Then Came the Morning. Following the message, we can say/sing along with the video lyrics to the Easter favorite, Christ the Lord Is Risen Today. An Easter mini-movie will challenge us, He’s Still Risen, just before we receive the benediction. Please invite your friends to join you for our Grand Easter Celebration this Sunday!
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.