Weekly Update – Mar. 4, 2018

Weekly Update – Mar. 4, 2018

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Sermon Preview: “A Duck Fit”
John 2:13-22
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor


Worship Services

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service

11:00 AM – Traditional Service


LiveIt! Classes for Grades K-5 – 9:30 AM in Asbury South (First time guests can pre-register their children here)

Noah’s Ark Adult Class – 9:45 AM in Asbury South, Room 100

Sunday Kid’s Ministry – Nursery and Preschool

Parents and youth partner with our nursery staff to provide a safe and nurturing experience for our birth – 3 year olds. The nursery is available for our 9:30 am and 11:00 am services.  During the 9:30 am service, we provide a classroom experience filled with activities and a story for our 3-5 year olds. (First time guests can pre-register their children here)

Prayer after 9:30 AM Service

If you would like prayer after the 9:30 AM service, a caring individual in room 302 will be waiting to pray with you.

Asbury Care Team (ACT)care team

ACT is here to confidentially serve our church community under the leadership of our Lead Pastor, for general or specific life issues such as grief/loss, unemployment, illness, and life changes. To learn more and meet our Care Team members, click here.



Creating Community

LifeGroups are made up of 8-12 people meeting, often in homes, to form friendships, talk about faith and the Bible, have social times and do service projects. People are at different stages of life and faith-creating diverse and relaxed environments. Click here to learn more or contact Sharon Hensley.

Asbury Kid’s Ministry

LiveIt! is our Sunday environment for K-5th grade from 9:30-10:30am. It is a small group experience with a large group component where a host and storyteller make the Bible come alive and help children apply biblical principles to everyday life. Click here to learn more or contact Crista McKenzie .
The virtue for February is: Kindness – Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them

Asbury Student MinistryStudents

A fun, exciting place to do life together for our tweens and teens! Large group worship, small study groups, service projects, and retreats. Life change, deep friendships, and spiritual formation happen at 412 and DASH. Click here to learn more or contact Andy Mannes.


Help Us Work Towards Our Goal of Packaging 1,000,000 Meals

We need 200+ volunteers on Saturday, March 24 at 10 AM to help us with packing 60,000 meals with Rise Against Hunger. This will be Part 1 of 2 events (the next one will be on May 20) and will be held at the warehouse. Please register at bit.ly/acmillionmeals  (required).  This is a perfect service opportunity for the whole family (ages 4+), co-workers, and anyone else you can invite! Asbury, we can do it!!!!

Family of Wake Promise Service Opportunity – Volunteers Needed – March 2018

Family Promise guests are coming to Asbury North starting Sunday, March 11 and this will be a great opportunity for you to be of service to others within our community. We will need:

  • A set-up team on the morning of Sunday 3/11
  • Drivers, sleepers, dinner and social teams – each day from 3/11-3/18
  • A tear-down team on Sunday 3/18

Sign up here! Thank you in advance for your support!


Tomorrow is our Gratitude Gatheringgratitude gathering

It’s not too late to squeeze in your RSVP for tomorrow’s event. Please click here by midnight tonight (February 28) and let us know you can make it! Dessert and drinks will be served. Childcare will be available upon request.

Commitment Sunday – March 4, 2018

This Sunday is Commitment Sunday. Regardless of your commitment level, we encourage everyone to return a card. You may increase or decrease your commitment if your situation changes. Please place your card in this Sunday’s offering plate, return it to the church office, or complete it securely online at asburyraleigh.org. If you have any questions, contact Paula Jones.

Past Sermons

Missed last week’s message? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. You can always listen to past sermons online right here!

Discovering Asbury – Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 6 PMdiscover asbury

Here at Asbury Church, attendance at our Discovering Asbury class is a requirement for membership. Our next class will be on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM and childcare will be provided. RSVP by Monday, March 5th by clicking here.   Our next Baptism and Membership Sunday will be March 25, 2018.

1st Sunday Prayer Meeting – THIS SUNDAY at 5:30 PM, Asbury South

For March, we will focus on the call to “take up the cross” and follow Jesus with a spirit of obedience and gratitude. We’ll meet you in the Sanctuary!

 JOY Group – March 15 @ 11:00 AM – Asbury North

This month’s JOY Group will welcome Mrs. Debbie Kaighn, recently retired Administrator of Transitions Life Care, as our speaker. She is a long-time member of Asbury Church and is Co-Coordinator of our Family Promise Program. Lunch will be served at the usual cost of $6 per person.  We will see you then!

Holy WeekHoly Week Schedule

Holy week begins on Sunday, March 25 and ends on Easter, April 1.  Here is the schedule (you may want to save the picture to your phone or computer for future reference):

  • Palm Sunday – March 25 – Services at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM
  • Maundy Thursday – March 29 – 6:30 PM in South Building
  • Good Friday – March 30 – 6:30 PM in North Building
  • Easter Sunday – April 1 – 6:30 AM (Sunrise) | 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Service | Easter Egg Hunt after 9:30 AM Service

***On Easter Sunday, please bring fresh flowers to place on the cross in the courtyard.***


Mar. 7 – Discovering Asbury @ 6:00 PM
Mar. 11 – Daylight Savings Time @ 2:00 AM (Push clocks forward)
Mar. 11 – 18 – Family Promise
Mar. 15 – JOY Group @ 11:00 AM
Mar. 24 – RAH Meal Packing Event #1 @ 10 AM
Mar. 25 – Palm Sunday; Baptism & Membership Sunday
Mar. 29 – Maundy Thursday Service @ 6:30 PM
Mar. 30 – Good Friday Service @ 6:30 PM
Apr. 1 – Easter Sunday
May 20 – Combined Service; Rise Against Hunger Packing Event #2

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