“Work As Worship”
Rev. Jenifer Anne Swindell
Today’s world where school, work, and “normal home life” suddenly share the same address may mean that this “Labor Day Weekend” looks and feels a lot different than ones in the past. Building on last week’s sermon on Sabbath, Pastor Jen takes a look at how God’s perfect plan for creation always included work and how our calling to work (through a job, parenting, homemaking, volunteering, or even as a retiree) helps to shape us as children of God, and, more importantly, to build God’s kingdom here on earth.
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New This Week:
- NO OUTDOOR SERVICE due to Labor Day Weekend this week! See you online at 9:30 or indoors with communion at 11am
- A special note from Pastor Jonathan is now on our website
- Pastor Jonathan to start Zoom Bible Study 9/16
- Join our Prayer Partners Email List to get Prayer Updates Throughout the week
- We will celebrate communion at our 11am in person service this Sunday.
- Upper Rooms are available in the church lobby. If you would like one dropped by your porch, please let us know!
- Asbury Church is hiring for an Administrative and Finance Assistant
At A Glance:
- Sunday, 9/6 – No 8:30 Outdoor for Labor Day Weekend– 9:30 LiveStream and 11am indoor worship with communion
- Sunday 9/6 – First Sunday Night Prayer at 5:30pm on Zoom
- Saturday, 9/12 – Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event
- Sunday, 9/13 – Outdoor Worship at 8:30am, Indoor and LiveStream at 9:30am, and 11am indoor worship
- Sunday, 9/13 – Student Ministry Parent Meeting on Zoom
- Wednesday, 9/16 – Pastor Jonathan’s Bible Study “The Story” begins on Zoom
- Sunday, 9/20 – Grow Sermon Series Begins
- Sunday, 9/20 – LifeGroup Leader Gathering
- Sunday, 9/20 – Student Ministry resumes with schedule shift and safety precautions
- Sunday 9/20-Sunday 9/27 – Family Promise Week
Fall Update from Pastor Jonathan
A Fall Update from Pastor Jonathan is on our website from our Lead Pastor, Jonathan Jeffries. He reminds us of some important upcoming events and gives thanks for the warm welcome he and his family has received over the past two months, despite COVID-19.
Click to Read Pastor Jonathan’s Fall Update.
Do you want to grow in your knowledge of the biblical story? Have you ever questioned how the Old Testament and New Testament fit together? Have you examined how the Bible impacts your daily life and your future?
The Story Bible study is a condensed chronological account of the Bible telling the story of creation, what went wrong, and how all will be made right again. The Story helps us know who God is, who we are, and the meaning and purpose of life.Join Pastor Jonathan for this zoom Bible Study on Wednesday nights beginning September 16 at 7p.m.
Sign up online to get the books and Zoom link!
We’re Cleared To Package – But Things Will Look Different!The Rise Against Hunger Event this year will be on a Saturday, with groups of 50 working 90 minute shifts (you can sign up for multiple shifts). The need for these meals is growing because of being unable to package and we’re excited to be a host to help end hunger around the world. For all the safety protocols and to sign up, visit asburyraleigh.org/rise
**We Especially need help in the 3rd Shift beginning at 1pm
**You are allowed to serve on multiple shifts, but we do ask that you please sign up for each one you plan to be present for.
9:30 Indoor Worship Begins Sept. 13
Registration is now open for that Sunday! We will continue to have our indoor worship option at 11am each week. Future Sundays are released weekly.Reserve seats for worship online anytime at http://asburyraleigh.eventbrite.com If you have trouble with EventBrite, e-mail email@example.com.We will continue to update our website and Facebook with any changes as well as continue to communicate via eBulletin every week.
Student Ministry Parent Meeting 9/13
A new year of 412 (middle school) and DASH (high school) on Sunday nights is upon us, and we are excited to think about all the possibilities. Join us for a ZOOM parent meeting on Sunday, September 13th, at 5pm.
Zoom Info: Call in on phone: 929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 876 5078 3559 Passcode: 412 OR click to join the meeting: www.asburyraleigh.org/parents
We want to cover our regathering plan, what your student will experience in person or online, and so much more. Please email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are not getting the Student Ministry emails.
2020 has been a year we never imagined, and connection is even more important than ever! Join Pastor Jen and Pastor Jonathan for about 90 minutes as we pray, share, and explore possibilities for LifeGroups this year. This is open to all current and perspective LifeGroup Leaders (we also invite 2-6 leaders per group to attend, if possible). For more details, check the event on our website.
Join us for a Movie Night in the Parking Lot September 18th starting at 6:30pm! Bring dinner or some snacks for some socially distant social time before the movie begins as dusk. Questions? Contact email@example.com
Join Us For Outdoor Worship
Check our Facebook, Instagram, and Main Website (there will be a bright bar at the top) in the case of weather-related cancellations www.asburyraleigh.org/830
Open Position at Asbury Church
We’re looking for a full-time Administrative & Finance Assistant. Please help us spread the word as we begin our search for qualified applicants. To view the job description and download an application, visit our Employment page.
Want to keep up to date with new videos we feature in worship? Looking for the Traditional Worship Service? Asbury Church’s YouTube Channel has all of that! “Subscribe” to get notified when we post new videos.
Would you like to get prayer concerns as they happen throughout the week? Our Prayer Partners Email List is a list of members of the Asbury Community who wish to be sent prayer concerns as they occur throughout the week. This is a separate list that will get emails as needed throughout the week to be in prayer as concerns arise. You can click to join this list on our website.