Assisting in Worship Today

Greeters………………………………………………………...Peterson Family

Nursery........................................................................................Nancy Ross & Nancy Bartha

Children’s Corner……………………………………………...Demi Badger & Susan Speer-Powers                                                                                                                                  

Hospitality Hour………………………………………………..Demi Badger & Vicki Lefevre                                                                                                                                         

Acolytes………………………………………………………...Owen Cook & Jack Summers

Liturgist…………………………………………………….......Larry Proper

Usher Captain…………………………………………………..Bill Zimmerman

Trustee of the Month……………………………………………Buck Stultz

 

Next Sunday, the following will assist.

Greeters………………………………………………………....Martha & Lew Fikes

Nursery………………………………………………………….Lara Bailly & Dee Peterson

Children’s Corner……………………………………………….Ashley & Dave Hejmanowski

Hospitality Hour………………………………………………..Jamie Applebach & Shirley Philpott

Acolytes……………………………………………………Elizabeth Summers & Addison Dawson

Liturgist………………………………………………………....Carol Brulotte

 

   Asbury United Methodist Church Leadership

                

                   Christian Education Director

Susan Speer-Powers

 

  Youth Ministry

Jim & Emily Dietz

 

Lay Leadership

Leslie Beyer-Hermsen (Lay Leader)

Dennis Sheets (Worship Chairperson)

 

 

                                   

                                   Support Staff

Dawn McCleery (Administrative Assistant)

Tom Szymkowiak (Custodian)

 

 

Music Ministry

Sally Casto (Director of Music, Organist)

Jan Swanson (Choir Director)

Carol Brulotte (Bell Choir Director)

Jennifer Wood (Alleluia Choir Director)

 

How to Reach Us

Rev. Philip Wilden

Church: 363-3611

Parsonage: 363-8454

Email: pastorphil@asburyohio.org

Dawn McCleery

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Church: 740-363-3611   Email: church@asburyohio.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pentecost Sunday

      May 20, 2018

Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.      Worship - 10:45 a.m.

“Whoever you are, whatever your circumstances, however you identify yourself, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, if you come here to find God, you are welcome."

                                                                                                                                                                       

Introit                                           Veni Sancte Spiritus                                  Jacques Berthier

 

Passing the Peace                                                                                                                    

            Leader:    The peace of God be with you.

            All:          And also with you

            Leader:    Let us offer signs of peace to one another.  

 

 Prelude                                         Veni Creator Spiritus                                Andrew Clarke

                     Our prelude is based on Hymn 651. This ancient hymn (9th Century)

                         has been used for ordinations and English coronations and was

                                       chosen by John Wesley in 1784 for use in America.

 

*Please silence all electronic devices.

Please sign the Friendship Pads as they are handed to you.*


  Ì Call to Worship

           Leader:  We have come to celebrate the birthday of the church.

           People:  We have come to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.

           Leader:  We have come to celebrate Pentecost and to open ourselves to God’s Spirit.

                 All:  O God, help us to put our selfish desires aside and direct our thoughts to

                         you, that your power might fill this church and our lives fully, just as it

                         has filled churches and people throughout the ages.

 

Ì Hymn 539 (UMH)                     O Spirit of the Living God                                            Forest Green

 

ÌPrayer

            Come, Holy Spirit, come: give us power to be the church. Impart your many gifts to our members, that we may be the body of Christ’s presence in the world. Free us from all fear, and renew our life together. Through Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.

 

                                                  S E R V I C E   O F   T H E   W O R D

 

Anthem                                              Come Gracious Spirit                                             Eugene Butler

 

Scripture Lesson                                  I Corinthians 12:4-7

                                           The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Celebration of the Baptism of Sarah Noel Jenkins

 

Reception of the Confirmation Class

   Morgan Abraham Byerly, Blake Henry Frisch, Brian Edward Frisch, Stephen Charles Haase,

  Catherine Ruth Hejmanowski, Sarah Noel Jenkins, Elizabeth Caroline Summers, Luke David Todt,

   René Alejandro Villanueva-Henkle

 

Congregational response:

            We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love. As members together with you in the body of Christ and in this congregation of The United Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness, that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.

 

 

Prayers of Thanksgiving, Intercession, and Petition

 

 

 

Children’s Moment                                                                                                         Rev. Jon Powers

 This, this is where children belong, welcomed as part of the worshiping throng. Water, God’s

Word, bread and cup,  prayer, and song: this is where children belong. Children from age 3 to 2nd grade may leave for the Children’s Corner quiet activity time following the Children’s Moment. They will return to their parents before worship ends.

 

Ì Hymn 605 (UMH)                     Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters                      Beach Spring

 

Scripture Lesson                                              Romans 1:11-12

                                                    The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon                                                  Every Christian is Gifted                      Reverend Philip Wilden

 

            R E C E I V I N G   T H E   T I T H E S   A N D    O F F E R I N G S    O F    T H E    P E O P L E

 

Offertory                                                 All Things Are Yours, My God                                Carl Schalk

                                            (Please join the choir for the final verse of our anthem)

Ì Doxology 94

 

Ì Blessing over the Gifts

 

                                         

                                                                     S E N D I N G   F O R T H

 

Ministry Moments

              

Ì Hymn 336 (UMH)                         Of All the Spirit’s Gifts to Me                                              Meyer

 

Ì Benediction

 

Ì Benediction Response                               Surely, Surely

                                                             Surely, surely, I am with you always.

                                                            Surely, surely, until the end of the age.

                                                                    I am with you, always.

 

Postlude                                                           Processional                                         William Matthias            

 

                    The Chancel flowers are given by Shirley and Marvin Philpott in celebration

                                              of their 35th wedding anniversary.

 

 UMH refers to United Methodist Hymnal; FWS refers to The Faith We Sing.  ÌPlease stand, if you are able. Congregation responds with bold words. Hearing assistance devices and large print hymnals and bulletins are available from the ushers.