God Makes All Special October 19, 2014 Season of Pentecost

October 19, 2014
Season of Pentecost
God Makes All Special
We Gather in the Name of Jesus
Serving as Ushers today: Bob Shepheard, Bill Hudghton, Charles
McCall, Dennis Berkey
Greeters: Stephen & Paula Ross
Gary Hostetler, Minister of Music
Acolytes: Sydney Berkey & Sophia Spotts
*Welcome & Call to Worship
John Jackson, Lay Servant
(please stand in body or spirit)
Leader: The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits
enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
People: The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the
Leader: Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!
People: Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established
equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Psalm 99:1-4
*Opening Praise (p lease stand in bo d y o r spirit)
Great and Mighty
(words on screen)
Step by Step
(words on screen)
Spirit of the Living God
393 (red Hymnal)
Welcome & Children’s Blessing
Pastor Bo Gordy-Stith
We Proclaim & Respond to the Good News
First Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
John Jackson, Lay Servant
Psalm 99 Setting A: The Lo rd is King, Enthroned in Might
620 (blue Psalter)
Psalm Prayer: Holy are you, the Lord Almighty, God who was, and
is, and is to come. Grant us strength and conviction to worship
you with our actions as well as our lips, that at every
opportunity we may bring glory to your name, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Good News: Exodus 33:12-23
Pastor Bo Gordy-Stith
Key Verse (Exodus 33:19) in unison: And he said, “I will make all
my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the
name, ‘The Lord’; and I will be gracious, and will show mercy
on whom I will show mercy.
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God.
Prayer for Illumination
The Message: Go d Mak es All Special
John Jackson, Lay Servant
Pastor Bo Gordy-Stith
We Give Thanks to God
Offering: Great is Thy Faithfulness
Asbury Choir
*Presentation of Gifts (please stand in bo d y o r in sp irit)
I’m Yours, Lord
(words on screen)
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer (using “trespasses”)
1043 (blue Psalter)
The Spirit Gifts & Sends Us
Pastor Bo Gordy-Stith
*Sending Song (please stand in bo d y o r spirit)
Rejoice the Lord is King (verses 1-2)
715 (red Hymnal)
Going Forth—Carry the Light and Peace of Jesus our Messiah
Next Sunday’s Theme—Love All With Your All
please read Matthew 22:34-46 (key verse Matthew 22:37-39)
Worship Notes: Exodus 33:12-23
Exodus is the second book of the five books of the Torah, or
Law, of our Old Testament. Sometimes it is called the Pentateuch,
from the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible (used in Jesus’ and
Paul’s time). It describes the pivotal moment in Israel’s history
when the children of Israel became the people of God. The Lord
rescued from the Pharaoh and 400 years of slavery in Egypt and
led them across the desert to a land of promise—under the
leadership of Moses.
Moses stands as the key figure in the Old Testament, and he has
many connections with Jesus. Both Moses and Jesus mediate the
relationship between God and God’s people. Moses received the
Law (the Ten Commandments) from God on Mount Sinai, and
John calls Jesus the lo go s, or Word of God. Moses, an adopted
prince of Egypt, freed God’s people from slavery to the Pharaoh on
the first Passover. Jesus, whom Joseph adopted, became the
Passover Lamb of God, who freed us all from slavery to sin and
Moses’ successor was Joshua—Yeshuach in Hebrew—which is
also Jesus’ name in Hebrew (Jesus is the Greek form of his name).
In this passage, Moses has returned to the mountain after
breaking the tablet of the Law when he saw the people in the
valley below worshipping a golden calf (they had given up hope
that he was still alive—and they craved a tangible image of God).
It’s difficult to understand this impulse through the veil of ancient
cultural practices, but we can understand well enough the
frustration of God’s silence and invisibility. Apparently Moses also
understands, as he asks God to “show me your glory—now.”
God speaks the unspeakable name, but warns Moses that “no
one can see me and live.” These deceptively simple words invite us
to a journey of understanding the distance we experience in our
relationship with God—and perhaps with each other. That distance
allows us room to live and to grow. It can also make us lonely,
though, and so we cry out for a word and we beg for God’s
presence. God passes by, and we glow in God’s glory.
Bring your family and friends to Milburn
Orchard on October 24 for our Bonfire
We will be gathering this week in the
special designated parking lot by 7:45 pm.
Bring a blanket if it’s chilly and a flashlight
cause it’s dark!!! Everything else provided
(hot dogs-cider-s’mores-apple donuts)
Sign-up sheet on table in narthex. Or just
show up!
(Milburn’s rules: no pets-no smoking-no alcohol)
Trunk or Treat Next Sunday, October 26, from noon to 2 pm!
We’re inviting you to join us next Sunday to offer a safe and
fun environment for the children in our neighborhood,
childcare, and church family to celebrate All Hallows Eve (the
night before All Saints Day, when we celebrate Christ’s power
to resurrect us all to eternal life). The idea is something like a
tailgate Trick-or-Treat, with kids going from care to car in our
parking lot. You can decorate your car or yourself or not, but
you’ll want to stock up on treats to pass out to the children
from 1-2 pm. See the flyers on the back table and RSVP today
in the pumpkin bowl—see Vickey Mohler or Amy Johns with
Our Lady of Fatima/Asbury Outreach Program Updated
The outreach program, hosted by Asbury Church, is working
out well. The collaboration between the two churches has
helped in the community with our needy. They have greatly
expanded their food closet and are thankful of the partnership
we have established. At the exits of church are available
sheets pertaining to the needs of the food closet and a
volunteer sign up sheet with specific information about
helping out with this program. Please feel free to take a flyer
and let's see how we can make this program better than ever!!!
Thanks, Marge
Food Closet need for the month: cereal, packets of powered
milk, canned meat, pasta sauce, pasta.
Thanks, Elaine, Linda, Sandy
World Thank Offiering
UMW is having their World Thank Offering program today after
the service around 11:45 a.m. This will be held in the
Chapel. There will be a program and light refreshments after.
Please bring your change jar. This is part of our 5 Star Unit of
giving. We will be taking a Gift in Memory collection too, to
remember the past UMW members.
Thank You and see you there, Renie
Sacks for Soldiers news:
Many thanks to those of you who have already brought items,
made hats, or donated money. Last day for donations is Sunday,
Nov. 16th.
1. collection box for items is located in Copy Room. but I will
try to have it in Narthex on Sunday mornings
2. collection basket for Hats for Soldiers is in Rm 5 on the
white shelf; patterns for knitting and crocheting the hats are on
table in Narthex with a sample of each.
3. Envelopes for donations for Santa Sacks for Soldiers are in
the pew card holders and also on table in the Narthex. Just
drop your envelope in the collection plate when it's passed.
3. If you'd like to help us fill the Santa Sacks for Soldiers, join
us on Saturday, Nov. 22nd, in Fellowship Hall, from 9 a.m. to
11:00. All helpers are invited to stay for a pizza party
afterwards to celebrate the completion of our mission. Please
sign up on the sheet in the Narthex if you plan to stay for
lunch, to make sure we have enough!!!
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
This Week We Pray for:
Our Bishop Peggy Johnson
Our District Superintendent,
Derrick Porter
Amanda MakowskiHetherington
Shirley Ingram
Louisa Sophy and David
Elaine Wright
Bill Chynoweth
Megan Sherkey Russell
Betty Freemark
Pastor Bo and the Gordy-Stith
Darlene and Robert Lee
Lindsay Mitchell
Ryan Kachmar & Family
Bill & Donna Crowder
Howie and Kathleen Hewett
Marti Munion—Surgery
Margie Shepheard
Janet Schoonover
Debbie Warren
Jack & Ruth Walters
Delaney Carter
Rae Bothner
Bud Lawrence
Bob Patch
Janice Kane
Don Reynolds
Ada Fortner
Dale & Chris Paleschic
Paige King, 351st Unit in
Heritage at Milford — Sue
Manor Care Foulk Road —
Lucille Shepheard
Windsor Place — Dawn Reider
Cokesbury Village—Ann and
Del Burns
Kentmere—Lois Whitmer
We thank God for Answered
Prayers in the Life of:
Shannon Reeder
Dial Daily Devotions
Please dial 302-328-4141 to
hear this week’s message.
We wish to Thank Merle
Ciesielski for the altar
flowers in memory of Edith
This Week at Asbury (October 19-25)
Today 8:45 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Mon. 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Tues. 11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Wed. 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Thurs. 11:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Fri. 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:45 a.m.
Women’s Study Group (Room 5)
Communion (Chapel)
Hospitality (Memorial Lounge)
Worship Celebration and Sunday School
Youth Group (Chapel)
AA Meeting (Room 20)
Meals on Wheels (Linda Mumford)
Sisters Group (Room 5)
Meals on Wheels (Linda Mumford)
Volleyball (Hall)
Emmaus (Room 5)
Meals on Wheels (Linda Mumford)
Pastor’s Bible Study (Room 5)
Meals on Wheels (Linda Mumford)
Cub Scouts
Choir Rehearsal Chapel
Boy Scouts
Food Closet (Front Office)
Meals on Wheels (Linda Mumford)
Milburn Orchard Hayride & Bonfire
Men’s Fellowship & Coffee (Room 5)
Next Sunday! Trunk-Or-Treat from noon to 2 pm!
The flowers on the altar today are given in memory of Edith
Arnold, who passed away earlier this year. Edith and her
husband, Ken, were former members of Asbury church, who
moved to Florida “temporarily” to care for Edith’s mother,
Dorothy Rollins. A small graveside service was held recently
at St. George’s Cemetery (in Delaware) for both Edie and her
mom. Edith Arnold is remembered for her enthusiastic participation as a member of the Asbury Missions Team that dug
the foundation (2001) and helped to build a church in Santiago, in the Dominican Republic.
Crop Hunger Walk 2014
A cheerful crowd of walkers representing six churches and
one garden club made the New Castle Area CROP
Hunger Walk, on October 12th, a success. Asbury Church was represented
by eleven walkers, including one
“virtual walker” who was unable to
leave his hospital bed, but was with the
team in thought and raised money for
the walk as well. Together, Team Asbury, raised more than a thousand dollars to help stamp
out hunger. Thanks to all who walked and all who sponsored walkers. Thanks, also to Sandy Jablonski, who sat
at the rest stop table provided by Asbury Church.
Last Sunday, 109 gathered to worship. Average Weekly
Budget Income is $3,567.00. Our Average Weekly Giving for
September was $3,893.13.
Contact Information
300 East Basin Rd. New Castle, DE 19720
302-328-5649 (Office)
302-328-5640 (Child Care)
Admin. Assistant—Sandy Jablonski ([email protected])
Child Care—Angela Kirkley/Danielle Clemens ([email protected])
Finance/Operations—Bob Shepheard ([email protected])
Pastor—Bo Gordy-Stith ([email protected]) 302-373-5143
Music & Arts Minister—Gary Hostetler ([email protected]) 379-3732
Visitation Minister—John Jackson ([email protected]) 302-366-1538
Office Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday Worship:
9:15 a.m. Communion (Chapel)
10:15 a.m. Main Worship (Sanctuary)