The Session has called for our 2022 Annual Congregational Meeting to immediately follow worship in the sanctuary on Sunday, February 6, 2022 (postponed from 1/30). An abbreviated meeting is planned to minimize health risks for those who attend. Look for Printed copies of the Annual Report and proposed new Bylaws in the Narthex.
In the future, when asked to recall the worst year ever, there is no doubt that 2020 would be our #1 choice! But now, with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic with its variants including Delta and Omicron, 2021 will, unfortunately, be a close #2 choice. Thank you for being a part of our community and generously supporting our ministry through it all! It’s been a tough twenty-four months.
2021 In Review
We were saddened by the passing of several members and friends. We thank God for the Rev. Carlene Moyer, John Alves, Martin Bowne, Bess Lapsley, and James McNelly, in addition to other family and friends of our congregation. We celebrate their lives and mourn their passing. Since the pandemic, a few longtime members sadly moved or drifted away from Cold Spring. A good many of us continue to enjoy the comfort and relative safety of worshipping from home by visiting our YouTube channel (www.coldspringworship.com). Finding new ways to stay in touch includes our Facebook page and especially reading the weekly Connections, our emailed newsletter. We pray for each other by posting requests online (www.coldspringchurch.com/prayer). We have generously supported the ministry, with more of us giving online (www.coldspringchurch.com/giving). Thank you!
God has added to our numbers in the most delightful ways in 2021! We welcomed ten (10) new members, many initially connecting to us through Worship Online! These friends completed the Explorers’ Group new member orientation offered by Pastor Kevin via Zoom. A 2022 Members and Friends Directory is being compiled. It will be distributed on January 30 to help us stay in touch.
Great Expectations Ahead
With our collective spiritual arms outstretched and hearts open, we will position ourselves for new blessings God has prepared for us to receive in 2022! Great Expectations is our theme for 2022 that will guide our worship and mission.
God has called Cold Spring Presbyterian Church to expect great things from God and do great things together through Christ. Now is the time as we begin our 308th year of ministry. We are spiritually ready, asking God for the resources we need to serve the community even more.
As you read through the Annual Report, remember that all of us, each in our own way, are fully engaged in God’s year of Great Expectations.
God is for YOU in 2022!
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
Get Ready for God’s Great Expectations For You in 2022!
“Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see—these works. The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do (John 14:11-14).
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus! Glory down all the generations! Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes! (Ephesians 3:20-21).