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2022-03-20 Hybrid Worship

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- REsources foryour Lenten Adventure!

Everyone loves a good origin story, especially if it’s about food! While most of us grew up with Fig Newtons, did you know that it was the fig’s abundant vitamins that motivated a Philadelphia baker in 1851 to make a fig pastry? The first machine to produce enough fig pastries for wide distribution was invented in Newton, Massachusetts. To this day, Fig Newtons ranks among the most popular food treats! But more than just a delicious and nutritious snack, the fig tree is a frequent metaphor used in the Bible.

Figs feature first in the Garden in Eden. Could the tree planted in the middle of the Garden be a fig tree? Adam and Eve made coverings by sewing fig leaves together. In the Book of the Judges, there is even a story about a talking fig tree! (9:10-11). Fig trees were a sign of security and prosperity, too. Judgment was also represented by the fig tree, and a fig tree without fruit was compared to God’s people when they went their own way.

This week’s Gospel reading from Luke 13 features the fig tree that Jesus used in a parable to teach his followers about what it means to be his disciple. In the story, a particular fig tree Jesus passed by was not producing the expected fruit. But, instead of destroying the barren fig tree, the owner agreed to intervene and allow the fig tree to have one more year to produce fruit.

What intervention gave the fig tree (and us) hope to again produce good fruit? We will find out in the message this week, The Hopeful Fig Tree* (Fig Newton discipleship).

Music Preview

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less will be sung by Beverly Mate. This hymn reflects Jesus’ imagery that those who believe in him and act on that belief are like someone who builds a house on a rock. 

Following the message, our music video echos the beginning of our Old Testament reading from Isaiah 55:1-7. All Who Are Thirsty reminds us of the deep hunger and thirst for spiritual meaning in our lives. Filling that void, we would never be satisfied. But Jesus gives us the answer. Come Lord Jesus come! Come to Jesus, drink of him, believe in him, and he will satisfy us through the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

We close our worship singing Hear the Good News of Salvation. This text was written by John B. Renville, the first Native American Dakota to be ordained to the Presbyterian ministry,. It was published in the Dakota hymnal he edited.

“…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!
(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.

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.


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