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2022-10-02 Hybrid Worship

By September 28, 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 out why you need a bicycle for your spirit!

Message Preview

There are bike trails like the Cold Spring Bike Path just north of us in Erma, the path along the old Cape May Seashore Line’s railroad bed, and the bike trail connecting Cape May City with Cape May Point and the state park. Last week hundreds of competitive bicycle athletes and enthusiasts rode through our area, some enjoying a side trip through our beautiful campus. While there are substantial health benefits to riding or exercising on a bike, we will discover even more about the bicycle. 

This week’s Gospel reading from Luke 17 starts with the disciples asking for more faith to meet a particularly thorny forgiveness problem. When you think about it, to forgive you really need to have faith! Surprisingly, Jesus explained to the disciples that to forgive big, all they needed to do was put what “little faith” they had into motion! Faith in motion results in forgiveness.

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Faith is a bicycle for the spirit. And when faith is in motion, amazing things happen! There’s a vast difference in outcomes between riding a stationary bike and a moving bicycle. We’ll learn about a Scientific American study that evaluated which species on the planet was the most efficient in locomotion. While the mighty condor was above any other species, beating even a human in an automobile, it was a human riding a bike that blew the condor away from its top spot! In a message titled Faith: Bicycle For the Spirit (A Way to Forgiveness), we will learn how to get our faith in motion. Cold Spring Church is your neighborhood stop for a faith that moves you!

Music Preview

Following the message, we will be inspired by Jonathan Rundman’s Forgiveness Waltz. Jonathan is from Finland and was recently called as pastor of a Lutheran church in Minnesota. Jesus’ message of grace, of how loved we all are, as we are, is like a dance of forgiveness. 

Our sending hymn, Faith Begins By Letting Go, affirms that faith is not a state of being but a process of doing, becoming what we are called to be in relationship to God, other people, and the world. The movement from one stage of faith to another is suggested by gestures of the hand: letting go, holding on, reaching out.

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!
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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.


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