THIS SUNDAY AT ASBURY
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor
This week we’ll meet the “Great Contender” – Jacob. At least, he wanted to be a contender. He spent a big portion of his life in an unending struggle with no hope of winning. Sometimes we feel that way too. Life feels more like a battle than a quiet stroll along the shore. Jacob tried so hard to get ahead only to find unexpected obstacles at every turn. With every obstacle he overcame it seemed like a bigger one took its place. Sound familiar? God designed life to be more than a constant wrestling match, or worse, an unending episode of the WWE Smackdown! This week we’ll read Genesis 32:22-31 and take a closer look at Jacob. There are lessons in Jacob’s story we can learn that will help us. Perhaps if we can discover what Jacob was missing, we’ll also discover more joy and an expected power for our lives. God designed us to be more than a weary contender in an unending battle. Worship this weekend and we’ll discover together how we can move from weary contender to victorious overcomer in Jesus’ name! Be sure to bring friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else you can invite…they’ll be glad you did!
2017 InterVarsity Tour of Raleigh
Andy & Cheryl White [Asbury sponsored missionaries] lead the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ministry to international students at NC State University. Approximately 1,000 new international students arrive each fall. The Whites organize the “Tour of Raleigh” each summer to help acclimate these students to their new home away from home. Drivers and Guides are needed to help make this a success. The route is planned out with various stops. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning, making new friends and “engaging in relationships where Christ transforms.” Would you consider spending 4 hours to help make someone feel welcome? Sign up to find out more or volunteer!
Are you excited about Jesus? Are you willing to give of your time and share His love with our kids? If so, we need YOU! We have an exciting year ahead of us in Kid’s Ministry. We are looking for people who are willing to spend one Sunday morning a month to play with, love and minister to the kids in our community. We provide an easy to follow curriculum and all the supplies you need. For more info, email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the available slots on our SignUpGenius: bit.ly/2tDeMQY
Lynn Road Elementary
The collection for our Lynn Road Elementary School Back to School Supply Drive has begun and will continue through September 10th!! Bring your donations on Sundays or to the church office during the week. A list of needed school supplies is in the lobby at the information desk and on the Lynn Road Community Service page on our website.
Monthly First Sunday Prayer Meeting
Please join us this Sunday for our Monthly 1st Sunday Prayer @ 5:30 in the Asbury South Sanctuary for prayer, reflection and restoration. “You will be like a watered garden and Iike a spring of water whose waters will not fail.” (Isaiah 58:11)