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2022-10-23 Hybrid Worship

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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. 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. Get news and event information in your inbox every week by subscribing to our weekly Connections email newsletter. Sign up here!

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

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You can worship with us anytime on our YouTube Live channel. Enjoy all our previous week’s messages and music, too. Share the link above and the blessings with a friend!

Message and Music preview!

This week, we’re hanging out at the corner of faith and justice!

Message Preview

Our political, community and personal conversations often contain criticism without grace and accusations without evidence. Looking at others with contempt in our economic and political climate seems to be easy for us. From social media to the corner deli, judging the offenses of those around us is second nature. Why do we hold others in disdain? In our Gospel lesson this week, Jesus introduces us to two individuals at the temple. One gave thanks for not being like those despicable others, and the second humbly asked God for mercy. From Despicable 2 Incredible is Pastor Kevin’s message from Luke 18:9-14 as we learn about skyscrapers and our uniqueness. How can we eliminate the corrosive nature of contempt? What must we do to get out of the habit of expressing disdain, both in our relationships and, more broadly, as a nation?

Message Preview

We begin with our Fall countdown to worship video that sets the theme for our  experience today. God welcomes all of us, right now, without exception! Beverly Mate will sing O Savior, In This Quiet Place, accompanied by Jayne McDonough. Following the message we will be moved by an energetic music lyric video, Chief of Sinners Though I Be, recalling our Gospel lesson about spiritual humility and the astonishing good news that Christ brings us. Our sending hymn is Fight the Good Fight which may appear to be a military theme, but in fact is an athletic one, from a Greek verb meaning “struggle” or “grapple” or “wrestle.” The sports context continues in later stanzas reflecting the experience of a runner (recalling Hebrews 12:1-2).

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 with us on YouTube (click here)

Physical distancing is recommended but 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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