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2022-02-13 Hybrid Worship

By February 11, 2022Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

It’s our Super SOUPER Bopwl Sunday when all are encouraged to bring soup cans to help feed the hungry.

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

Please download or view the Worship Guide that includes our worship and music previews, Scripture readings, prayers, community news… Click the link below!

Get Your Worship Guide (click here) with Scripture readings, music, and prayers. See our worship preview, below!

Whatever your religious affiliation, or none at all, we 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.

Worship on YouTube Live! (click here)

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.


Worship Preview

Imagine that your life is composed of different rooms in a house. Rooms to relax in. Rooms to eat in. Places to exercise, and another to enjoy a hobby. In these Pandemic times, we may have co-opted a room to a new purpose or even built an addition to accommodate work or play, making things, or preparing resources from inside to share with others outside in the neighborhood. In the book, The Traveler’s Gift (2002), Andy Andrew tells about a room called Never Was. He calls it a giant warehouse of a room that holds all of the things God was ready to deliver to people, had they only expected great things a moment longer. For many of us, the Never Was room is the largest room in our house. A space of lost possibilities and neglected opportunities. It doesn’t have to be that way. How can we turn our Never Was room into a room of Great Expectations?

We will hear Jesus proclaim great expectations (and spiritual empowerment) to be authentic humans! Blessed are the poor and hungry, who weep and feel persecution because joy is ahead! Be courageous! We will invite Jesus into our home, our lives, and hear the words of the prophet Jeremiah when he spoke about God’s hope. God wants us to be strong and believe that blessings are ahead. Are you looking for something grand in 2022? Do you need resources to move your hopes and dreams from Never Was to Great Expectations? The blessings Jesus gives are for everyone, especially those who don’t feel blessed or feel they deserve to be blessed, the hungry, the poor, and those who are cast aside by others. Everybody will receive God’s blessings as we live more like Jesus! 

Music Preview

After the pastor’s welcome, we will watch a mini-movie, Be Strong and Courageous, reinforcing our theme, God Is For You, in 2022. We will also enjoy singing two favorite hymns during worship, beginning with a music lyric video of Standing On the Promises. Perhaps because this hymn is so well known, its language sounds vaguely scriptural; but while there are various biblical uses of “stand” and “promise(s),” the two words are never combined. The confidence here is similar to that of “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less.”

The organ will lead us in singing Give to the Winds Thy Fears just before the Benediction. This text uses selected stanzas from sixteen four-line English stanzas. It forms an acrostic based on Martin Luther’s translation of Psalm 37:5, a reminder to be courageous as we follow Jesus.

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

Physical distancing and masks are required, even for fully vaccinated worshippers. Thank you for helping us all stay safe.

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.


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