The Open Door

Cape May Presbyterian Church


The Visitors' Church for over a century: Obedient in faith we intend to work together to touch the lives of others and be disciples of the Lord.

May 23, 2024

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Beach Church starts again on May 26th at 8:30am



Bring your own seat, shade, water and spirit of rejoicing and find us at Decatur Street beach every Sunday from May 26th until September 29th. 

NOTE: the new walkways installed by the city might help some folks who don't do well walking on sand!  Maybe try it one Sunday?  Carefully!

If you prefer to worship in air conditioning, though, we'll be happy to welcome you to rejoice jazz-wise in the air-conditioned sanctuary every Sunday at 11 am.  

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Who's Afraid of the Jewish Law? 



Not the Monday afternoon Bible study!  Every Monday afternoon in May  (May 20, 27) we will be together for a study of the biblical book of Leviticus.  Yes, that's right, the book that has stopped many a "I'm going to read the whole Bible this year" good intention in its tracks, everyone's least favorite book of the Bible, which few of us have really read from beginning to end.  Trust me, when you dig into it, it's earthy, interesting, and important--lots of the purity system is in there, some verses often quoted as anti-gay, as well as the 2nd greatest commandment--Love your neighbor as yourself.  

Jump in any time, in person (in the Fellowship Room) or on Zoom!

Topic: Leviticus Bible Study
Time: May 27, 2024 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83338013223?pwd=aVYFbV1HeXZ84jlbvuhAZE3XzCNKM0.1

Meeting ID: 833 3801 3223
Passcode: 472865

 

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Making Church Happen
From making prayer shawls to lighting the candles on Sunday morning, there are a lot of things that only happen because of willing church members ready to make even a small commitment of their time.  Right now, we're in need of people to do two things in particular.  Thank you so much to those who have already responded!

1) Sign up to count! Sesame Street can tell you--it's fun!  If
 you can spare an hour on Sunday after church or Monday morning, to come and count the collection, it would be a great help.  We need two people doing this every Sunday, and we are trying to make sure no one has to do it all the time!  Ask members of the Stewardship committee and they will send you the sign up sheet--pick one or two weeks among the next several and make all the other counters' lives a lot easier!  No experience necessary!

2) Sign up to help serve communion!



Communion is one of our only two sacraments, and the one we do most often--once a month.  We are in need of people who might help serve communion at the 11 am service during the summer.  Never done it before?  We can pair you with someone who knows the ropes.  And as your pastor, I want to assure you, there is no way to mess up communion, unless you are messing it up on purpose!  If you can help serve just one time this summer, it will be a huge help, and you may find it deepens your appreciation of worship. 

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What's in your basket? 


The Hospitality Committee is making plans for a great Fall Festival.  This November, we are hoping to put together 10-15 baskets on different themes--gardening, golf, pets, self care, to name a few.  We are looking for folks who might want to team up with a friend to put new items together for a particular basket.  We have volunteers who will make each basket look amazing, but we will need your help with getting all the stuff that goes into them!  There will be a bin at the beach service and several bins in the Fellowship Room soon, just waiting for your purchases.  If you need more info, ask Heijung!
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Miss church last week?  The text of recent sermons are available on the church's website, and of course videos of the earlier service are always available on YouTube and Facebook.

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Our Church Staff:
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Nicole Wilkinson
Keyboardist/Jazz Leader: Greg Pordon
Office Administrator: Nancy DeSantis