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2022-11-06 Hybrid Worship and Communion

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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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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 got questions. And, Jesus is listening!

Message Preview

One question kids never tire of asking is Why? Why, why, why, why, why! Kids want help getting the answers they seek. They deserve our loving and generous attention. We wish to affirm their value and address their concerns, so they feel heard.

This week, we see how Jesus responds to persistent and controversial questions, even insincerely asked ones. The religious folks who badger Jesus in our reading from Luke 20:27-38 aren’t looking for answers. Not really. They only want reassurance for their points of view and, if they can, embarrass Jesus while they’re at it! How did Jesus react?

At Cold Spring Church, your questions are welcome. Jesus invites and assures us that whatever our motivations or questions, or how persistently we ask them, Jesus never tires of listening—or responding. Those dilemmas you’re facing? He’s with you. Those seemingly unanswered queries? God’s got you. No matter the depth of our pain or anxiety, Jesus understands and receives us just the way we are.

Get to the heart of the matter, what matters to you, this week at Cold Spring Church.

Music Preview

We begin with our Fall countdown, setting the theme for our worship experience today. Rev. Larry Moyer, accompanied by Jayne McDonough, will sing a Gaither hymn, Little Is Much When God Is In It. Following the message, we will be moved by an energetic music lyric video. You Never Let Go is inspired by Psalm 23, verse 4. We need to find something firm to stand on in our darkest moments, and the Lord “never let us go.” The composer, Matt Redman, says this song has caused many people to write to him about how God has been at work personally for them.

Our sending hymn is When We Are Living, written by Roberto Escamilla. He was born in 1931 near Monterrey, Mexico, close to the border with Texas. The first verse he learned as a young boy and was based on Romans 14:8: “If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” The remaining verses were written about living and receiving love through service and giving and receiving through our pain and questioning. The hymn concludes with an affirmation that nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8: 38-39). When we live in a way that focuses closely on God’s love, nothing else really matters. “Hard times will prove us, never remove us,” writes Roberto Escamilla, “we belong to God, we belong to God.”

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.

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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.


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