THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon Preview: “Beware of Blind Guides”
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor
I get up in the night and I turn on a light. I’ve tried it in the dark and I usually find a solid object with which my tender toe is no match. No one would choose to stumble in the dark on purpose. It isn’t safe. It hurts. Yet, many people are living their lives groping in the darkness, following blind guides who themselves are stumbling into dangerous directions. Who are your guides? Who is looking to you to set a safe course in life? Jesus talked about this in Matthew 15:10-20. Worship this week and we’ll look for a light switch in the darkness instead of groping and stumbling or following others who can’t seem to find the switch either. God has a clear path for your life and we’ll seek together to find light and life. There’ll be music and prayers, an uplifting message and a seat for you. Be sure to invite someone to come with you, they’ll be glad you did!
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 or 303 will be waiting to pray with you.
Family of Wake Promise Service Opportunity – Volunteers Needed
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!
We need 100+ volunteers to spread out over the campus and rake, spread mulch, trim shrubs, paint, and weed eat. WE NEED YOU! There will be jobs for all ages…it’s a great opportunity to serve together as a family or as a LifeGroup. Grab some lawn tools and gloves and join us – work begins at 8 AM but we welcome late arrivals too.
Lynn Road Elementary School Back to School Supply Drive
The collection for our Lynn Road ES Back to School Supply Drive is underway 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.
NEWS AND NOTES
Student Ministry Lake Day – THIS Saturday, August 19th
Students in middle and high school are invited to join us THIS 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. Siblings are welcome! Click here to sign up to bring an item to share!
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!
Did you take a break from attending church this summer (no hard feelings)? Or perhaps you have been attending but you are ready to #getconnected with a LifeGroup. No matter what the circumstance, you won’t want to miss church on Sunday, September 10! At 9:30 AM, our Kids Ministry will be promoting their students and you will witness the Kindergartners and 3rd graders receive their Bibles. Our GroupLink event will be at 10:30 AM in the Courtyard and you will have the opportunity to meet LifeGroup leaders and gather all the information you will need to get connected. And finally, our Student Ministry returns to their regularly scheduled meetings on Sundays in Asbury North. Click here for 412 and DASH meeting times. So, we encourage you to invite your friends and come see what’s new at Asbury Church! We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!
Asbury Preschool is Seeking an Assistant Teacher
Asbury Preschool has an opening for an assistant teacher M-F. Contact Lori Tremper at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mosier Update – New Signage Coming!
We are in the process of installing our new signage on Creedmoor Road! Please excuse the “mess” as we are clearing out the current landscaping before the installation. This may take a few weeks – so bear with us!
***IMPORTANT*** Church Office Will Be Closed Wed., 8/23 – Thurs., 8/24
In order to serve you better, the church office will be closed during the installation of our new phone and internet system. All staff members will be available by email during our regular business hours. Thank you for your patience during this transition.
New Blog Post!
Every week we will try to bring you written inspiration from our staff at Asbury Church! A few weeks ago, Sharon Hensley blogged about her inspiring trip to Jordan. This week, Andy Mannes, talks to us about making the most of every moment. You can read it right HERE!