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2022-04-14 Maundy Thursday Hybrid Worship

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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!

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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!
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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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