Weekly Update – March 10, 2019

Weekly Update – March 10, 2019

“Dispatches From the Front”
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor

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This Week: Consecration Sunday

Be sure to join us in worship this weekend. This Sunday is Consecration Sunday! We will hear personal testimonies of people who have discovered joy by adopting the principles of simplicity and generosity, the very principles we have been studying in worship the past 5 weeks. In our worship services this Sunday, we will have the opportunity to consecrate our personal commitments for the coming year. Before Sunday, you will receive an estimate of giving commitment card in the mail. If you do not receive one or you forget to bring it with you Sunday, additional cards will be available in each lobby. We invite you to prayerfully consider what your offering to God through our church will be in the coming year, fill out a card, and place it in the offering plate when it is passed. Our intent is for this to be a spiritual act of worship where we are offering God something of ourselves and responding to the blessings God has placed in our lives. We very much look forward to worshiping with you and your family this Sunday!

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service (North Building)
11:00 AM – Traditional Service (South Building)

Pastoral Care
The Asbury Care Team (ACT) is here to care for you, under the leadership of our Lead Pastor, for general or specific life issues such as grief, illness, and life changes. For assistance and to meet our Care Team members, please visit our Care Team page.

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Visit our page to learn more about Asbury’s Kids Ministry!


Don’t Stop Serving!
Thanks to everyone who wrote a card, donated items, gave of their time, organized events, gave monetarily, and who prayed for all of the Go Now projects! You don’t have to wait for the next #gonow initiative to continue spreading the love! Keep the Asbury hearts beating throughout the community and right here at Asbury. Check your local listings and get involved in something, grabbing friends and family to join you! You can also find some suggestions on our Serve page! #gonow2019

Seeking Volunteers for Backpack Buddies – March 23 @ 10 AM
We will be packaging bags for backpacks for children at Lynn Road Elementary School as part of the backpack buddies program. Sign up by clicking here and then meet us in the North Building on March 23rd. This is a GREAT service project for families! (Children 4 years and older are welcome)


New Blog Post
This week’s blog is a video from our Business Administrator, Paula Jones. She says one of her favorite things to do is to work with our staff and committees to produce our Annual Report. She shares a lot of good stuff so take a look at “Your Generosity.”

Your 2019 Pledge Cards are Available Now
Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our mission and the good work God is doing at Asbury. Your financial support and generosity allow us to create the quality environments that you and your family enjoy on a weekly basis. You may complete an online commitment form or place your card that was mailed to you in the offering plate Sunday. If you didn’t receive your pledge card in the mail, you can click here to download it or pick one up in the lobby.

40 Day Lent Devotional
Together, we will be following the “Journeying with Jesus” devotion where we will focus on the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. You can find all the information on how to get started by clicking here. It’s not too late to jump in!

Lent Interpretations for the Altars
This week, you will notice that our talented team of worship designers created very meaningful arrangements for our altars. We would like to share with you what they mean and provide a scripture base for them. Now, when you see them on Sunday and begin to worship, you will appreciate them even more!

  • North Building
    • The clay container represents the humanness of Christ. John 1:14 
    • His suffering is represented by the vertical scratches along the exterior which resemble the stripes on Christ’s back prior to the crucifixion. Isaiah 53:5  1Peter 2:24.
    • Gnarly branches represent mankind, twisted, bent by life, sin and time. Rom. 2:10
    • The rock pointing upward signifies our need to be part of the spiritual house of the Lord. 1 Peter 2:5 
    • The purple cloth signifies the Holiness of Jesus, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords,  wrapped around the container and leading to the large rock, Christ Himself as our Rock, Fortress and Cornerstone. Isaiah 28:16 1Tim 6:15
  • South Building
    • The three containers bound together as one represent the Trinity, Father Son and Holy Spirit. Bound by a cord of three which is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12
    • Gnarly branches represent mankind, twisted, bent by life, sin and time. Rom 2:10
    • One of three contains purple gemstones, that represent our treasure which is found in Jesus Christ the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matt. 6:19-21.

Men’s Softball Team
Want to connect with some of the men at Asbury? Come join the Men’s Softball team! We have one game per week on Mon, Tue. or Thur. and we play from April through July. It is fun for the whole family! If you are interested, please email Tim Moore at tmpcmoore@gmail.com.

Discovering Asbury – March 20 @ 6:30 PM, Asbury North
If you are curious to find out what Asbury Church is all about or considering making this your church home, you are invited to attend Discovering Asbury. A light dinner will be served and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP here (required for headcount purposes).  Our next Baptism & Membership Sunday will be Sunday, March 24.

We are going to Israel!
Pack your bags and get your passport ready! We are going on a pilgrimage through Israel and Palestine! Mark your calendars for January 19, 2020 through January 29, 2020 and let’s prepare to learn and have fun on this amazing journey! You can get all the details, including cost and a registration form on our Pilgrimage 2020 page! Pastor Tom will also host an interest meeting this Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 PM in the Asbury South Sanctuary. #pilgrimage2020

Spring Forward THIS Saturday, March 9!
Don’t forget that THIS Saturday, March 9, you will need to push your clocks ahead by 1 hour! Put it on your calendar so you are not late for church on Sunday!! #springforward


  • Mar. 9 – Spring Forward
  • Mar. 10 – Consecration Sunday (both services)
  • Mar. 20 – Discovering Asbury @ 6:30 PM
  • Mar. 23 – Backpack Buddies @ 10 AM
  • Mar. 24 – Baptism & Membership Sunday (both services)
  • Mar. 31 – Family Sunday
  • Apr. 5 – Senior Sneak
  • Apr. 6 – Preschool Carnival @ 10 AM
  • Apr. 14 – Palm Sunday
  • Apr. 18 – Maundy Thursday
  • Apr. 19 – Good Friday
  • Apr. 21 – Easter
  • Apr. 22 – Office Closed
  • Apr. 28 – Preschool Sunday
  • May 19 – Rise Against Hunger

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