THIS SUNDAY @ ASBURY
Sermon Preview: “Hey! Not Fair!”
Tom Newman, Lead Pastor
“Hey! NO Fair!” We learned to shout these words even before heading to kindergarten. Every game we played had to be fair. Somehow, we got the notion that life must be fair too. It’s not. We live in a world where innocent people are victims of terrible crimes, little children get diseases like cancer and the “playing field” is unequal in many ways. Some of us get a lot better than we deserve while other get much worse…and we wonder why. This Sunday we’ll read Matthew 20:1-16 and consider ways God isn’t fair and how that actually might be a good thing. Maybe we don’t want things to be fair if we can have grace instead. Be sure to worship this weekend and bring friends, loved ones and acquaintances 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)
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.
Our next meal packing event is scheduled for this Saturday at 10 AM in Asbury North. We will pack backpacks with weekend meals for children from food-insecure homes. This is a GREAT service project for families! RSVP on our Facebook event page here !
NEWS AND NOTES
Are you interested in exploring membership at Asbury or being baptized? Our next Membership and Baptism Sunday is October 8 and attendance at a Discovering Asbury class is a prerequisite for membership. Our next class is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in Asbury North – Room 307/308 and a light dinner will be served. Reservations are required for class attendance and nursery age children childcare. The baptism class will follow at 7:30 PM and will be in Room 301. Contact Alicia Petty for more information and to RSVP.
1) Short-term study led by Pastor Tom Newman (7 weeks) “Dying to Go on Vacation”; starts October 1 @ 6PM—$12
Info/Register here: http://asburyraleigh.org/events/dying-go-vacation/
2) Women’s Monday Night Study—“The Patriarch’s” Begins September 18 at 7 PM. Register on our website! $25
Info/Register here: http://asburyraleigh.org/events/womens-monday-night-study/
3) We still have space available in several fall LifeGroups.
4) Early Morning Men’s Group—2nd & 4th Fridays – 7:15 AM. Info: http://asburyraleigh.org/events/mens-life-group/
Contact the church office with any questions.
Sunday, October 1, 3:30 – 5:30 PM in Asbury South. No experience necessary, just bring your desire to sing! Email Beth Philemon for info.
UMCOR Helps Volunteers and Victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma
We have partnered with a Chapelwood UMC in Houston who serves as a primary relief hub in the area. Join us as we send words of encouragement to first responders, victims of Hurricane Harvey, and volunteers who are helping with the effort. There will be cards for you to write a personal message in the lobby after each service (and all week long). If you don’t have time today, feel free to take one and bring it back next Sunday. Last day to submit a card is October 1.
They are back!! Bring your middle and high schoolers back to church this Sunday and be sure they invite their friends! Also, parents can sign up to receive the Bottom Line every Sunday via text by signing following these instructions.
We will have a bouncy house, carnival games, cotton candy, popcorn and more….Tell everyone you know and bring a friend! Costumes are welcome! Click “Going” on our Facebook event and invite your family and friends!!!