2022-03-13 Hybrid Worship

March 13, 2022:

Rejoice! COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted!

Masks, facial coverings, and social distancing are no longer required to participate in worship services at the Red Brick Church, or in our offices and meting rooms in Price Hall.

The Cold Spring Presbyterian Church session unanimously lifted our COVID-19 restrictions following the recommendations of the CDC and New Jersey health officials, in consultation with the Presbytery for Southern New Jersey. Come and worship, mask-free!

Thank you for your diligence in following our safety protocols and requirements during the pandemic. It’s been a long wait for case counts and infection rates to decline, and vaccination rates to rise.

Now, let’s get together better and show God’s love to greater Cape May!

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, and much more! Click the link below.

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

 

Worship Preview- You’re invited to our Lenten Adventure!

A Lenten Gift for you

We are providing a special 2022 Lent Devotional Guide for you, your friends, family, and neighbors to use. Download the guide from our website, and share the love and light of Jesus, and the devotional, with others as we begin our journey! A limited number of printed copies are available in the Narthex.

Worship Preview

Whew! At last. We can finally remove the protective coverings from our faces. Masks kept us safe for almost two years of the pandemic. Thank God that scientists and health workers did not give up on developing protective vaccines, creating treatments, and urging all of us to do our part in keeping others safe. We owe a debt of gratitude to those who stayed with it. We stuck with safety protocols that brought us to this time. We remove our masks and joyfully return to Sunday worship in the Red Brick Church with cautious optimism. Come, and celebrate! But wait, there’s more!

We can grow weary in doing good. We are fatigued by the pandemic, wars, injustice of every kind, struggling to make ends meet as we try our best to hold things together. We have good news for you! This week see God’s staying power at work in the life of Abram, who was exhausted and desperate for something better. You will want to hear the pastor’s message about one of the most dramatic and shocking episodes recorded in the Bible! Be as astounded as Abram when he realized that God does not walk away. God does not leave the room. God keeps promises. No matter what!

Music Preview

As our Lenten adventure continues, we will enjoy the Rev. Larry Moyer singing “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days,” written by English hymn writer Claudia Frances Hernaman. It is about the temptation of Jesus found in three Gospels. First published in 1873 in “The Child’s Book of Praise,” hymnals did not include it until 1964. By the 1970s, it became a popular hymn in most congregations in the United States.

Following the message, we will enjoy the music video “Pass the Promise,” a new anthem we hope everyone finds easy to sing. In 2020, musicians Keith and Kristyn Getty traced their journey back to Northern Ireland and the Scots-Irish-American roots of their hymn writing. That experience shaped the direction of their recent album, “Confessio—Irish American Roots,” which includes “Pass the Promise.” 

We conclude worship singing the first verse of “Be Still My Soul,” adding additional lyrics written by the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The song affirms our promise to love God and others as “We Pray for Peace.”

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

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 anytime on YouTube Live!
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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.

Physical distancing and masks are NOT required!

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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.

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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