2021-11-07 Hybrid Worship

See our worship preview below. We are ready for you inside our historic, beautiful Red Brick Church or, join us on YouTube Live!

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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!

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 screen.

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Worship Preview

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.

Message Preview

November 7th promises to be a fantastic Sunday! Why? Because we are celebrating both sacraments, the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and the Sacrament of Baptism. The first sacrament invites the community of faith to gather at the Table to nourish the Spirit. As with the Lord’s Supper, Baptism is a sign and act of God’s self-giving, by which God’s grace is made available to us. The sacraments give a distinctive shape to our worship and are the primary signs of the covenant of grace. As the faith community gathers with the family at the Font, we affirm the promises of God. And we promise to nurture the parents and the child presented for baptism.

Throughout Scripture, the litmus test for loyalty as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ is this: How do we treat the poor and vulnerable? How do we care for the least of these? Our Gospel text from Mark 12 tells when Jesus noticed who dropped two small coins in the offering box. The giver was a poor woman compared to wealthy religious leaders who “devoured widows’ houses.” Jesus was on a mission to end a corrupt system, not merely draw attention to the widow as an example to follow. Instead, we will see that Jesus wants us to notice the oppressed, neglected, vulnerable, and those who have nothing left. We will discover why this woman was poor and vulnerable how God calls us to make decisions rooted in grace and gratitude and our two sacraments of Table and Font.

Music Preview

Our lyric video hymn, Help Us Accept Each Other, was written by Frederik Herman Kaan (1929-2009), born in the Netherlands. He wrote this hymn on acceptance in 1974 after reading a Bible-study article written by Jacki Mattonen, a member of the executive committee on the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.  It was published in the World Council of Churches hymnal, Cantate Domino (1974), when it was the perfect length to complete the available space left before printing and has become widely used in community services.

Blessed Jesus, Living Bread sings of the many ways we are nourished and fed as a body of believers. From God providing physical sustenance in the Old Testament in mana from heaven to the spiritual substance of God’s Word in the Bible.

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

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

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.

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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