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April 2022

2022-05-01 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

 

Get Your Worship Guide here

Please download or view the Worship Guide that includes our message and music previews, Scripture readings, prayers, community news, and much more! Click the link above.

This Week’s Preview

Gathering At the Lord’s Table 

You are welcomed to Jesus’ table. Our in-person worshippers will be provided pre-packaged communion cups, which online worshippers may request by contacting the office. Or, choose the bread you prefer. You may use grape juice or wine or water for the cup, remembering that Christ is the Living Water for all.

Message Preview

The many appearances of Jesus did not occur where we might at first expect in the Temple courts or in places thought to be associated with religious activity. Instead, Jesus shows up wherever people happen to be. On the Third Sunday of Easter, we join the disciples who are still amazed and energized by the power of the resurrection. In John 21, Jesus met the disciples at the seashore where they were fishing, and Jesus served breakfast! This week, Jesus has prepared a meal for us as we gather at the Lord’s Table. But as the disciples discovered, the spiritual nourishment we enjoy is much more than a simple gesture of hospitality meeting a need for the moment. Pastor Kevin’s message, You Give Them Something To Eat, will encourage and equip you to extend Jesus’ Table to others everywhere you happen to be.

This Week’s Music Preview

We begin worship with a special countdown video and a stirring soundtrack that depicts the stone rolling away in front of an empty tomb. Throughout our worship we will enjoy special piano accompaniment to help set the spiritual tone during prayers and silent reflections.

Following the message, our video music is Do You Love Me? It will inspire us to consider the opportunity to join Jesus in his mission to fuel the spiritual renewal in others. While the song writer is known only as W.M., thousands around the world have enjoyed this powerfully simple message set to a tune that will likely stay with you all day. Join in the chorus!

Our communion video hymn is Blessed Jesus, Living Bread, written by  American hymnodist Jaroslov J. Vadja. We are nourished and fed as a body of believers as we receive the bread and the cup. We will sing of God providing physical sustenance in mana from heaven to the spiritual substance of God’s Word in the Bible. From Jesus Christ, the living bread, who came to take away the sins of the world as we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion.

Our sending hymn is Will You Let Me Be Your Servant (The Servant Song). The opening and closing stanza expresses the essence of this folk-style song about the mutuality of servant ministry: those who serve must also be willing to be served. This is what Christ intended when he commanded the disciples to “wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14) and in today’s Gospel from John 21, when Jesus commanded the disciples to feed others in Jesus’ name.

“…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)

Physical distancing and masks are NOT required!

You have found a place to encounter God and people who care about you – just as you are, right where you are, anytime. 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 our historic Red Brick Church on Sundays at 10:30 AM.

2022-04-17 Sunset Beach Easter Sunrise Hybrid Worship (6:30 AM)

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

 

Get Your Easter Sunrise at Sunset Beach Worship Guide here

Please download or view the Worship Guide that includes our message and music previews, Scripture readings, prayers, community news, and much more! Click the link above.


Worship Preview- On the beach!

Complimentary refreshments are yours to enjoy before, during, and following our service. A place is provided near the exit ramp if you’d like to support our Deacon’s community ministry. And we’d appreciate your completing a Welcome Card, too! 

Let there be joy! We are delighted you are with us for our fourth Easter Sunrise Service at Sunset Beach! We’re grateful to Larry, Heather and Mark from The Grill, and our worship team for their hospitality! Any number of reasons may have brought you here today, and we hope you feel welcomed and find the spiritual resources you need to live life more abundantly. Happy Easter!

“…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)

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 our historic Red Brick Church on Sundays at 10:30 AM.

2022-04-17 Cold Spring Grand Easter Celebration Hybrid Worship (10:30 AM)

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

 

Get Your Easter in Cold Spring Worship Guide here

Please download or view the Worship Guide that includes our message and music previews, Scripture readings, prayers, community news, and much more! Click the link above.

Easter Message Preview

Level Up Your Life This Easter!

Easter is a beautiful time to celebrate new possibilities. As delightful as colored Easter eggs, overflowing baskets of goodies, special meals, and family gatherings are, Easter can be so much more.

This Easter, you are invited to join us as we get to the root of these fun Easter celebrations. Jesus rising from the dead is the most astonishing, earth-shaking news! Jesus Christ is not just risen (past tense) from the dead. Jesus Christ is rising (present future tense) from the dead, from everything that holds us back. Feel the tremors of resurrection power. See new life emerge from the unlikeliest places Beginning with the Tree of Life’s promise in the Garden to the eternal life released when Jesus hung on a wooden cross, a different Tree of Life. Hope is ours now and in the future! Let God turn the ordinary into the extraordinary this Easter as we enjoy inspiring music, energizing message from God’s word, and a welcoming, joyful worship experience for the entire family. This Easter, visit The Easter Tree with us and be transformed by the power of Jesus rising in our lives!

Easter Music Preview

We begin worship with a special countdown video and a stirring soundtrack that depicts the stone rolling away in front of an empty tomb. Throughout our Grand Celebration, Jayne McDonough will offer special piano accompaniment to help set the spiritual tone during prayers and silent reflections. After the Pastor’s welcome, let’s be open to God’s Spirit during a meditative video arrangement of Because He Lives. Special music will be offered by Barbara Cain singing a duet with Jayne on “Sweet the Morning”.  Following the message, we can say/sing along with the video lyrics to the Easter favorite, Thine is the Glory. Our closing hymn will be Jesus Christ is Risen Today! 

An Easter mini-movie will challenge us, He’s Still Risen, just before we receive the benediction. Please invite your friends to join you for our Grand Easter Celebration this Sunday!

“…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)

Physical distancing and masks are NOT required!

You have found a place to encounter God and people who care about you – just as you are, right where you are, anytime. 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 our historic Red Brick Church on Sundays at 10:30 AM.

2022-04-14 Maundy Thursday Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

Get Your Worship Guide (click here).

Rejoice! COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted!

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 above.

 
Worship Preview

Come and enjoy our very special Holy Thursday Communion Worship in our beautiful, historic, Red Brick Church, or on our YouTube channel. Palm Sunday begins Holy Week and each day is an opportunity to retell Jesus’ mission that led him to the cross and the fantastic life-changing, world-changing, resurrection event on Easter Sunday!

Holy Thursday is also called Maundy Thursday. The term Maundy is derived from the Latin word for the “command Jesus’ gave his followers to “love one another as I have loved you.” We all know we are to love others, but love is an action word, a verb, not just a noun. During the Holy Thursday events, Jesus is gathered in the Upper Room for his last supper with his followers. Jesus used that meal and the foot washing to reinforce three ways to put love into action: Hospitality and serving is the mission of Jesus’ followers. The faith community, the host: 1. must take care of their guests. 2. Always serve. Serve others in worship, teaching, dinners, teams, groups, and every interaction with the community. 3. When we serve, our feet will get dirty.

The only way our feet will be dirty is if we go somewhere! So let’s get our feet, and our hands, dirty in serving our community generously! Then, we will look most like Jesus who came to seek and save everyone who has lost their way.

Where will your feet take you today in service to others?!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15).

Become spiritually energized by our mission to show God’s love to bless the greater Cape May. Let’s put God’s love into community action together.

Music Preview

Barbara Cain will be singing, He Grew the Tree, words & music by Chuck Lawrence, written in 1982 and recorded by Barbara Mandrell. This is a song with a great reminder of God’s plan for the gift of salvation.

Following the message, we will sing a video hymn traditionally sung as worshippers reenact Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, All Glory Laud and Honor. Though we don’t have city gates to proceed through today, this hymn still acts as a royal hymn of praise and proclamation. Today we praise the “Redeemer, King” because we know just what kind of King he was and is – an everlasting King who reigns not just in Jerusalem, but over the entire earth. What more could we do but praise Jesus with glory, laud, and honor?

In our closing hymn, Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, the first two verses narrate the first Palm Sunday in the past tense, but the third verse shifts to the present tense to emphasize what current singers do and believe. The repeated elements in this anonymous German tune suggest the repetitive patterns in a crowd’s chant.

“…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)

Physical distancing and masks are NOT required!

You have found a place to encounter God and people who care about you – just as you are, right where you are, anytime. 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.

2022-04-10 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

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 meeting rooms in Price Hall.

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!

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