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2022-07-17 Hybrid Worship

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Message Preview

This week we remembered the first Moon landing on July 20, 1969. An estimated 650 million people watched in amazement as Neil Armstrong descended a ladder towards the surface of the Moon. The Astronaut’s words spoken that day, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” will help us understand the Apostle’s words from Colossians 1 that the earthly Jesus has a cosmic role, too! Do you remember where you were that Sunday? What was going on in the world?

We may ask, in the ordinary and even the extraordinary life experiences, is Jesus the One? All of us need some reassurance. Jesus reminded everyone to look around at what they hear and see, “the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them” (Matthew 11:2-6). So it is not surprising that Jesus’ good friends, Mary and Martha, wondered the same thing. In our message this week, Mary’s devotion to Jesus is praised, compared to Martha, who was preoccupied with other things (Luke 10:38-42). We may mistakenly think that Jesus preferred Mary’s attention to that of Martha’s. When Jesus is the focus of our daily attention, not constrained to our needs alone, we can experience Christ in all things in the kitchen and the living room. Jesus’ role is far more expansive than we imagine! And so is ours!

Become a part of Jesus’ cosmic story this week at the Red Brick Church, which will enlarge your spiritual world and equip you to understand better God’s earthly and cosmic mission that includes you and me! You’ll want to bring a few traveling companions to worship with you.

Music Preview

The Rev. Larry Moyer will sing a Rick & Mark Wright song Holy Spirit, Rest in Me. Rick, the Father in this Father/Son duo, says he awoke one morning with the words “Holy Spirit rest in me” on his mind. Rick quickly wrote them down, and within 15 minutes, the words for the four verses came to him. He feels this was “only possible through the mighty power of the Holy Spirit.” He then composed the tune with his son, Mark.

Following the message, we will enjoy singing along with Kelly Willard, the composer of the lyric video hymn, Make Me a Servant. Willard writes, “Someone asked me to share the story behind writing the chorus Make Me a Servant. Well, it’s pretty simple, what happened. At home, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, saying very gently, “You know, you could stand to have a little more of a servant’s heart.” I went straight to my piano and began playing and singing this prayer…” Make me a servant, humble and meek; Lord, let me lift up those who are weak. I still pray for a servant’s heart. “And, may the prayer of my heart always be, make me a servant today.”

Our sending hymn is God You Spin the Whirling Planets. This text was written for the 1979 National Meeting of United Presbyterian Women by Jane Parker Huber, whose theme, In the Image of God, is variously considered as reflection, focus, distortion, and polishing for clarity. The words are set to an anonymous 19th-century American tune. 

“…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.

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


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