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2022-09-25 Hybrid Worship

By September 22, 2022September 25th, 2022Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

You have found a place to encounter God and people who care about you – just as you are, right where you are, anytime. Our welcoming, energizing, community worship premiers at 10:30 AM every Sunday in the beautiful and historic Red Brick Church. We are fully accessible and street and lot parking is available. Stay for our Hospitality Table following worship. Get news and event information in your inbox every week by subscribing to our weekly Connections email newsletter. Sign up here!

Get Your Worship Guide (Click here)

A limited number of Worship Guides are available in the Narthex. Download your Worship Guide that includes a message and music preview, Scripture readings, prayers, community news, and much more! Click the link above.

Worship with us on YouTube (click here)

You can worship with us anytime on our YouTube Live channel. Enjoy the previous week’s messages and music, too, or share worship with a friend!

Read the Message and Music preview! This week, find our where Charles Dickens’ inspiration for A Christmas Carol came from!

Message Preview

As a faith community, we transform lives as we fulfill our mission to make greater Cape May a better place in the name of Jesus Christ. We are delighted that more and more of us are returning to outdoor activities and in-person  worship. (Remember that a great way to support our mission is to invite someone to worship with you!)

As we improve our spiritual energy, we demonstrate God’s welcoming love to our entire community because nobody wants to be a Scrooge! We don’t even want to be around those who act like the protagonist from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. But we know that more than just individuals can ignore, disrespect, mistreat, and abuse others. Communities, organizations, groups, and nations can create or tolerate Scrooge-like behaviors and policies that adversely affect the least and the lost. Our mission is to work together to promote positive, trusting interpersonal relationships that improve hopefulness and reduce feelings of isolation. Healthy communities of every kind boost health, happiness, and longevity.

God sent Jesus to close gaps between our Creator and us, between individuals, to heal the divides of religion, gender, politics, and wealth. We can and must tangibly reveal our unity in Christ, here and now. The apostle Paul wrote, “When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it” (Galatians 6:10a). In this week’s message from Luke 16, The Case of the Invisible Neighbors, we will hear Jesus’ story about a rich man who neglected his neighbor. More than a morality tale, we will consider how the radical nature of Jesus’ mission inspired Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Who will you be inspired to notice? Even Scrooge was inspired to change and treat others differently! All this and more this week at Cold Spring Church.

Music Preview

Our music video is Chris Tomlinson’s Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone). After a chance encounter on a plane, a producer asked Chris to write music for his upcoming Amazing Grace movie. The movie is about William Wilberforce’s work to abolish slavery in Europe. He wrote a chorus, My Chains Are Gone, to the well-loved traditional hymn. Chris says he never thought his version would be so popular in churches worldwide. (You can stream Amazing Grace (2006) starring Albert Finney, Benedict Cumberbach, and Toby Jones on Apple TV and Prime Video.)

We close today with a Carolyn Gillete hymn, Outside My Gate, Outside My Door, inspired by Jesus’ story of Lazarus on was dropped outside the rich man’s gate (Luke 16:19-31).

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 welcome 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 recommended but 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. 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 you to worship in our historic Red Brick Church that premiers 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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