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2022-11-27 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

You’re in the right place!

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. Just send your email address by text message:

Text COLDSPRINGNJ to 22828 to get started.

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Download your Worship Guide (red link above), which includes a message and music preview, Scripture readings, prayers, community news, and 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!


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Reboot your spiritual life with Christmas DNA!

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Welcome to the first week of Advent as the lectionary and liturgical cycle reboots. Why a reboot? Many might surmise that since Jesus has already come, that’s old news. But the Good News is not just about a one-time, distantly past event. Jesus’ birth is an event from the past, but we retell and relive the Greatest Story Ever Told each year because that one event changed everything! The Christmas story is the DNA of our spiritual community as followers of Jesus. Our ADVENTure anticipates what is to come—watching and waiting for the promised Messiah— Jesus.

You will want to worship with us on the First Sunday of Advent when we hear the prophet proclaim, “The Lord is our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 33:16). Advent is the time to realize that God is still doing marvelous things and continues to enter and transform our lives. When Jesus “moved into our neighborhood” (John 1:14), he moved in for good! Jesus is not historically bound to the past. We can enjoy a dynamic relationship with Christ right now and into the future!

During the four weeks of Advent that culminates on Christmas Eve, we watch and wait for Jesus’ spiritual reboot of our lives, transforming our world, communities, and lives. How will we experience hope? By watching and waiting, actively engaging, and being open to the Spirit of Christ today, this Advent season.

In our Gospel reading from Matthew 25:36-44, we hint at the radical nature of Christ’s entering our world. We watch in hope—(What are you watching for during these unprecedented times?) and wait in hope. If you were waiting for a sign, this is our Christmas reboot.

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We begin with our Advent countdown that sets the theme for our worship experience. Jayne McDonough will accompany Barbara Cain singing There’s A Song In the Air. Following the message we will sing and enjoy the lyric video Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. With it’s opening invitation “Come,” this hymn sounds the note of hope and anticipation that characterizes the Advent season (from the Latin adventus “coming”). Its blending of memory and hope helps us to give voice to our present faith as we stand between the past and the future. Before the benediction we will sing O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, a solemn and delicate carol originally written in Latin with a title of ‘Veni, Veni, Emmanuel’ about 1710. The English translation of this Advent carol came about in 1851 when the priest and scholar John Mason Neale’s version was featured in the pages of The Hymnal Noted – a key text in the history of hymns. Let’s join in watching and waiting for the promised Messiah, Emmanuel (God is here).

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 participation even easier 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, 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.

2022-11-20 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

You’re in the right place!

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. Just send your email address by text message:

Text COLDSPRINGNJ to 22828 to get started.

Get your Worship Guide (click here)

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

Join worship now on YouTube (click here)

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!


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Let’s get grateful on Christ the King Sunday!

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Where do you call home? Some are heading home this Thanksgiving. According to The Vacationer, which just released its annual 2022 Thanksgiving Travel Survey, over 43% of American adults (ages 18 and up) plan to travel for Thanksgiving this year, a slight increase from the 42% reported in last year’s survey. That’s more than 112 million travelers, based on the most recent U.S. Census data. “Unfortunately, Americans are seeing rising gas prices and expensive flights and understand they will have to pay more this year to travel for Thanksgiving,” according to The Vacationer.

We are a transient society. Transplants are the norm. Few of us stay in place. Perhaps you are preparing for friends and family to gather at your home or travel to another’s. Everyone starts somewhere. And even more importantly, everyone ends up someplace else.

Your place may be cozy, safe, and warm. We are mindful that more than 500,000 Americans are without a permanent place this week. While we experience gratitude, others seek shelter. Their experience of home is quite different, and they deserve a warm smile, a healthy meal, and a safe place to live. Thank you for sharing out of your abundance in any way to help make your place a welcoming home for others, too.

On Christ the King Sunday, we will consider the Gospel from Luke 23. How did Christ the King end up on the cross? And what about the other two, also condemned to die? From Skull Hill to a welcoming eternal home, God has placed us in the physical and spiritual locations where we are. Throughout the story of Scripture, the place is a very important concept. The Promised Land was a place of peace and prosperity. , and the prophets spoke of God’s involvement in our daily places. Jesus met people in the places they called home, and he continues today. God’s eternal home is open to us. Place matters.

Wherever you’ve been, and no matter where you may be going this Thanksgiving, experience gratitude and spiritual abundance at Cold Spring Church, where everyone can discover a safe place to experience God’s love in Christ the King. Welcome home, where you belong.

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We begin with our Fall countdown, setting the theme for our worship experience today. Jayne McDonough will accompany Larry Moyer, singing Here I Am to Worship, by Tim Hughes. After reading Philippians chapter 2, Hughes reflected on the attitude of servanthood Christ displayed and wrote the verses to the song. How do we respond to our God when we approach him? This song offers us a posture of bowing down in humility. If Christ was humble, should our worship not reflect that? Following the message, we will enjoy a music lyric video, Give Thanks. In 1978, a young seminary graduate named Henry Smith struggled to find work and came to terms with a degenerative eye condition that would eventually leave him legally blind. Despite those hardships, Henry found hope in 2 Corinthians 8:9 and penned Give Thanks, one of the most beloved songs of our time. And now let the weak say, I am strong; Let the poor say, I am rich because of what the Lord has done. Years later, a young worship leader named Don Moen would record Henry’s song, helping to carry it around the world. Today, you can hum Give Thanks at almost any church in the world, no matter the country or the language, and someone will recognize this simple song of thanksgiving and trust.

Just before the Benediction, we sing Now Thank We All Our God. Although this hymn is often used on festive occasions, its first two stanzas had much humbler beginnings: they originated as a family table prayer during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). These words have been associated with this tune and, later, Thanksgiving in the United States.

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 participation even easier 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, 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.

2022-11-13 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

You’re in the right place!

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. Just send your email address by text message:

Text COLDSPRINGNJ to 22828 to get started.

Get your Worship Guide (click here)

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.

Join worship now on YouTube (click here)

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!


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This week, get into gear and get moving in your spiritual life!

After worship, stay for a Soup, Salad, and Pizza Luncheon in our beautiful Price Hall Banquet Room!

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Pulling up in front of a loading zone, the sign read: NO IDLING. A car running at idle doesn’t accomplish anything worthwhile. Idling is a wait state between off and on. Idling a traditional gas vehicle not only needlessly consumes fuel but creates noxious fumes for those walking nearby. Electrics, hybrids, and most newer vehicles are intelligent and automatically stop the engine when idle. Even cars know it’s best to get energized and move forward!

This week, our message from John 9 and 2 Thessalonians 3 will invite us to examine the status quo and consider where we are. Is there anyone who hasn’t gotten weary of doing good? Found yourself stuck in idle? Get your faith in gear this week, and with the spiritual fuel you need. Not to “work harder,” but love more, trust more, serve more, and feel more engaged in doing good. No idling. Do good!

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We begin with our Fall countdown, setting the theme for our worship experience today. Accompanied by Jayne McDonough, Barbara Cain will sing A Man Who Could Not See, a hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette based on the Gospel reading, John 9. Following the message, we will enjoy an energetic music lyric video For Such a Time As This based on Queen Esther’s courageous affirmation of God’s call to her from Esther 4. Our sending hymn is The Church of Christ in Every Age. The hymn writer Fred Pratt Green was ordained a British Methodist Minister in 1924 and didn’t turn to hymn writing until retirement from active ministry. Green’s hymns reflect his concern with social issues. Green composed The Church of Christ in Every Age in 1969, a time of social unrest not unlike today. Published at first under the heading of “The Caring Church,” it has earned a place in many hymnals.

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.

2022-11-06 Hybrid Worship and Communion

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

You’re in the right place!

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!

Get your Worship Guide (click here)

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.

Join worship now on YouTube (click here)

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!


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This week, we got questions. And, Jesus is listening!

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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.

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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.

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.

2022-10-30 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

You’re in the right place!

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!

Get your Worship Guide (click here)

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.

Join worship now on YouTube (click here)

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!


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This week, we’re hearing a knocking at our door?! Is it trick-or-treaters?

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This week commemorates the Protestant Reformation (1517-1648) that transformed Europe with renewed spiritual energy. The Reformation was coexistent with the Black Plague devastating effects of the second wave of the Black Death, as the bubonic plague wiped out an estimated 30% to 60% of the population. As communities contended with the disease, the Protestant Reformation’s motto, Scripture alone, grace alone, and faith alone, emboldened followers of Christ to humble service, scientific and religious scholarship, and ministries of caring. While the names of reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin are widely recognized, the occurrence of Reformation Day on Halloween, October 31, was no accident for Luther. Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, is the day before All Saints Day. The Church would be packed with worshippers as it recognizes the community of faith that has passed on. Luther wanted to broadcast his criticism of the Church to as broad an audience as possible to promote reform. He couldn’t have picked a more appropriate connection since he was calling the Church back to the Gospel roots and  Christian affirmations.

The Rev. Larry Loyer will preach this week while Melissa and Pastor Kevin are on vacation. The message from Luke 19: 1-10 is titled It’s Halloween. Who’s knocking at your door? We will meet a tax collector named Zacchaeus. (Was this the repentant tax man Jesus referred to in last week’s message?) When Jesus referred to Zacchaeus as a child of Abraham yet was still lost, he must’ve shocked his hearers in at least two ways. They would have had a hard time even acknowledging that this unpopular tax collector was a fellow son of Abraham, and they would never admit that the children of Abraham are lost. This Sunday, we will discover that no one is saved by a good heritage or condemned by a bad one. We reaffirm our Reformation roots because faith is more important than genealogy.

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We begin with our Fall countdown that sets the theme for our worship experience today. We will enjoy our Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing, so be thinking of a favorite hymn you’d like us to sing! Following the message we will be moved by an energetic music lyric video from Koiné Music, Speak O Savior, I Am Listening. Our sending hymn is Zacchaeus Was A Tax Man, written by Carolyn Gillette to the tune of The Church’s One Foundation.

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.

2022-10-23 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

You’re in the right place!

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!

Get your Worship Guide (click here)

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.

Join worship now on YouTube (click here)

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!


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

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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?

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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.

2022-10-16 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, Newsletters, Sermons

You’re in the right place!

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!

Get your Worship Guide (click here)

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.

Join worship now on YouTube (click here)

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!


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

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There are thousands of intersections in Cape May. Think about intersections near you: What intersection is the most remarkable to you? When is the intersection the busiest with traffic or pedestrians? Why not take a photo of your intersection to share with us on Sunday?

Consider our corner at Seashore and Academy Roads. For hundreds of years, our intersection has been a gathering place, a sending place, and a safe place for neighbors to enjoy at the Red Brick Church and the beautiful cemetery campus. Cold Spring Church is at the crossroads of community activity.

This week we will hear Jesus’ story about a widow and a judge from Luke 18 who find themselves at a crossroads. Why did she go to the judge at night? What does Jesus want us to learn from the judge’s decision even though he hated God and people? Join us at the corner of Faith Avenue and Justice Street this Sunday, where we find Jesus looking for an intersection of faith and justice in our lives, too. What will you find there?

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Worship begins with singing God Welcomes All. Barbara Cain will sing There is a Longing in Our Hearts. The refrain of this sung prayer describes why we pray, and the stanzas indicate what we pray for. These requests are not for possessions but for qualities and conditions we hope for in the world around us, and they emerge from the changing circumstances of our lives. 

After the message we will enjoy the music lyric video by 7eventh Time Down, I Have Decided.

Our sending music is David Haas’ Come! Live In the Light (We Are Called), based on the well-known challenge of Micah 6:8, “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Our theme of faith and justice is the musical center about our vocation as follows of Jesus.

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.

2022-10-09 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, 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. 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 red 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!

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How much is that now? We do more and more double-takes as meat and other grocery costs rise. Supply chain issues, labor shortages, high product demand across the U.S., and the global response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have contributed to excessive price hikes. Inflation is hitting everyone, but low-income households are feeling the pinch even more, especially as wage increases for many workers fail to keep up with inflation. Is gratitude increasingly difficult to express? As we deal with sticker shock, everybody agrees the price we most prefer is FREE! Everybody wants free!

A lot of the services we depend on are free. Companies, though, are trying to figure out how to start charging. But once we get used to free, its tough to accept the idea we need to pay now! Researcher Russ Roberts of George Mason University even found that many WWII vets were still upset when they recalled when the Red Cross stopped offering free donuts. Get the rest of that story and more this week as we explore the Good News from the prophet Jeremiah and Jesus. Invite a friend because it will be a Gratitude Free-For-All at Cold Spring Church!

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Our lyric video Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord, can be everyone’s prayer, especially those seeking to be open to God’s grace to nurture a spirit of gratitude. As the world we live in gets more complex and distracting, we need to cling to God’s saving presence in Christ and ask that the eyes of our hearts would be open to see the beauty of life.

The closing hymn Live Into Hope was written for the United Presbyterian Women’s National Meeting in July 1976 because the team planning worship could not find a suitable melody for the reading from Luke 4:16-20. Jane Parker Huber wrote the words with this lively 18th century tune in mind. 

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 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.

2022-10-02 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, 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!
(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.

2022-09-25 Hybrid Worship

By Intersections, 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.