Weekly Update – August 13, 2017

Weekly Update – August 13, 2017

Week of August 13, 2017

Sermon Preview: “Knee Deep?”
Matthew 14:22-33
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor

Fear! It will stop you in your tracks! It will rob you blind of your blessings and steal your peace while you lay awake with eyes wide open. This week we will read Matthew 14:22-33 where we find the disciples very much afraid. They were alone on the lake in a boat when a storm comes up fast and furious. People died in storms like the one they were in and they thought they might die too. If that’s not enough, an apparition appears and is moving swift towards them. What would you do? To whom would you call out? Fear causes Peter to do something very unexpected and then, when it returns, he freezes up again and almost pays the ultimate price. What price are you willing to pay for fear? What are you willing to lose to your fear? Worship this weekend where we’ll talk about fear and how to overcome fear and turn it into faith with God’s help. Be sure to invite friends, neighbors, co-workers and just about anyone else you can…they’ll be glad you did!


Worship Services

9:30 AM – Contemporary Service

11:00 AM – Traditional Service


LiveIt! Classes for Grades K-5 – 9:30 AM in Asbury South

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.

Prayer after 9:30 AM Service

If you would like prayer after the 9:30 AM service, a caring individual in room 302 or 303 will be waiting to pray with you.



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. To learn more, 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. Contact Crista McKenzie for more information.  The virtue for August is: Respect

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. Contact Andy Mannes for details.  *Please note we are taking a summer break from our Sunday evening 412 & DASH meetings. See you in September!*


Kid’s Ministry is Still Seeking Volunteers (and have a couple of specific requests…)

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 still looking for people who are willing to spend one Sunday morning a month to minister to the kids in our community. We especially need Big Group Actors/Leaders and a couple more elementary age teachers.  If you are ready to serve in this amazing ministry,  email Mary at mary@asburyraleigh.org. Training will be provided on Sunday, August 27th @ 10:30 AM upstairs in Asbury South.

Lynn Road Elementary School Back to School Supply Drive

The collection for our Lynn Road ES 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. 

Family of Wake Promise Service Opportunity

Family Promise guests are coming to Asbury North starting Sunday, September 10 and this will be a great opportunity for you to serve. We will need:

  • A set-up team on the morning of  Sunday 9/10
  • Drivers, sleepers, dinner and social teams – each day from 9/10 – 9/16
  • A tear-down team on Sunday 9/17

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


Student Ministry Lake Day – August 19th

Students in middle and high school are invited to join us on Saturday, August 19 from 12 PM – 4 PM. We will have lunch, tailgate games and water toys to enjoy.  Asbury Church Student Ministry Staff Andy Mannes and Michelle Keown will be there, as well as some of our 412 and DASH leaders. Click here to sign up to bring an item to share!

DessertsImage may contain: one or more people and text & Mission Sharing Event – Sunday, August 20 @ 4:00 PM

Come hear from some of our 412/DASH students and small group leaders about their mission experiences this summer.  Desserts & beverages will be served in Asbury North beginning at 4 PM! RSVP on our Facebook page here or email Michelle!

GroupLink is Coming on Sunday, September 10, 2017

Our next GroupLink opportunity will be held on Sunday, September 10th at 10:30 AM in the Asbury Courtyard. This is our LifeGroup connection event where you will have the opportunity to meet LifeGroup leaders, gather information about group dynamics, meeting times and locations, and most importantly, GET CONNECTED. Email Sharon Hensley for questions.

Asbury Preschool is Seeking an Assistant Teacher

Asbury Preschool has an opening for an assistant teacher M-F. Contact Lori Tremper at preschool@asburyraleigh.org for more information.

Mosier Update – New Signage Coming!

We have received approval for our new front signage on Creedmoor Road and we will be beginning work on this exciting project very soon! Please excuse the “mess” as we will be clearing out the current landscape and sign in front. This may take a few weeks – so bear with us! Feel free to call the church office if you have any questions.


Ongoing through Sept 10 – Lynn Road School Supply Collection
August 19 – Student Ministry Lake Day
August 20 – Desserts & Mission Sharing @ 4:00 PM
August 27 – Kids Ministry Training; 412 & DASH Parent Meeting
September 3 – No LiveIt!
September 4 – Church Office Closed (Labor Day)
September 10 – Promotion & Bible Sunday; GroupLink; Student Ministry Kickoff
September 27 – Discovering Asbury & Baptism Class – 7:00 PM
October 25-30 – Mission Trip to Haiti
October 29 – Falleluia
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Thank you for staying connected with Asbury Church!