2021-10-03 Hybrid Worship

It’s World Communion Sunday and we are ready for you inside our historic, beautiful Red Brick Church or, join us on YouTube Live!

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Due to the spike in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Cape May County, masks are again required, even for fully vaccinated worshippers.

Whatever your religious affiliation, or none at all, we will all hear Jesus say, “Come to me all who are overburdened, and find rest for your soul!” Everyone is welcomed at Cold Spring Church. Yes, everyone!

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 for worship at home, share the picture with us by posting to Facebook #ColdSpringChurch or Instagram #coldspringchurchnj. If you’re in the sanctuary, feel free to share photos or text friends about what you are learning! Subscribe to our weekly Connections email newsletter. Sign up here!

Energize your life and discover the amazing love of Jesus! This week is the perfect time to join us in person for worship. Enjoy live music and solo, lyric videos, and a message of hope from God’s word.

Enjoy sitting with others from greater Cape May as we worship together. We simplified our service and made it even easier to participate, with our Worship Guide and lyric videos displayed on a large monitor.

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No internet? No problem!

If you don’t have internet access, just use our call-in number from your phone: +1 (929) 205-6099. Enter Meeting ID: 882-3154-2428 Password: 1714.

 

Gathering At the Lord’s Table 

Our in-person worshippers will be provided pre-packaged communion cups, which on-line worshippers may request by contacting the office. Or, you choose the bread. For the cup, you may use grape juice or wine, or water, remembering that Christ is the Living Water for all.

Worship and Message theme:

On World Communion Sunday, we celebrate the image of God in all of us! Images fill our world. From social media memes and Instagram to TikTok videos, images dominate our senses. Our brain interprets images much faster than hearing words and much, much faster than reading text.

We are created in the image of God. Jesus knew how important image was, too, because image is not merely what is observed on the outside of something, or someone. An image represents (literally, re-presents) the core purpose, values, essence and essential content of what is described. The apostle Paul spoke of Christ as the image-bearer of God when he wrote, “…Look at the Son and see the God who cannot be seen… Look at the Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created” (Col. 1:15-16). “Jesus is the exact image, imprint, of God” (Hebrews 1:3). When Jesus’ followers asked to see God Jesus replied, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:5).

In Pastor Kevin’s message, “Image IS Everything,” we will explore how Jesus’ response to his political and religious climate resulted in a reframing of what we see, and how we regard others regardless of their age. How we can reflect God’s image in our own life? Whose image do you reveal? How is your core purpose displayed? How do you prove God’s presence in your life? The power of God’s image will inspire you!

Music Preview:

Our music this week will celebrate God’s true image of grace and love. While our Worship Online community can sing freely as they wish, we realize its a challenge to fully enjoy music in-person with our masks on. We appreciate the ways our growing number of in-person worshippers have been experimenting and learning new ways to worship within the safety constraints of the pandemic. However you enjoy our songs, hymns, and spiritual songs, we make music to the Lord together (Ephesians 5:19).

We begin worship with an inspiring song by We Are Messengers titled Image of God reflecting on how seven billion people across the planet share common experiences, and even more importantly, are all equally made in the image of God. Beverly Mate’s solo reminds us that we join Jesus’ mission to people of all ages titled, Do Not Turn Away the Children.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).

“…That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:18).

Worship Your Way! In-Person, or Online. Masks are optional for vaccinated worshippers.

We are excited to welcome to worship all who are able and comfortable in-person in our historic Red Brick Church on Sundays at 10:30 AM. Your safety, health, and wellness are our top priority. Following the guidance from the CDC and health officials, we have implemented safety protocols and designed an approximately forty-minute worship experience that will be spiritually energizing and safe for you, your family, and other worshippers.

Communications Team

Author Communications Team

The Communications Team is led by our Transformation Pastor, Rev. Dr. Kevin Yoho. As a transformation specialist, consultant, and author, Pastor Kevin equips individuals and teams to achieve their life’s mission, building capacities and new community connections. Pastor Kevin also enjoys presenting innovative ideas with congregation’s and teaching U.S. and international students on the faculty of City Vision University. Kevin believes that every church can deliver relevant and hopeful wrote about what he’s learned as a pastor and regional leader in his recently published book, *Crayons for the City: Reneighboring Communities of Faith to Rebuild Neighborhoods of Hope*.

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