Asbury United Methodist Church Order of Worship
January 23, 2022: Third Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude and Lighting of the Christ Candle

The Gift of Love
Setting by John Carter
Fernanda Van Atta, piano

Silent Meditation

“When challenged on a long-standing practice now understood to be racist, what if, instead of shame or anger, we bring curiosity to learn to such circumstances?”


Pastor Kathy

Opening Prayer

Good and gracious God, you invite us to recognize and reverence your divine image and likeness in our neighbor.  Enable us to see the reality of racism and free us to challenge and uproot it from our society, our world and ourselves. (Sisters of Mercy)

Pastor Kathy

Opening Hymn #111

How Can We Name a Love
Verses 1, 3

A Time of Scripture

Acts 10:9-16, New Revised Standard Version
Monique Andrade

Children’s Moment

Brad Biggerstaff

Special Music

Jeanne E. Warzyn
Asbury Ringers

Sharing the Word

Pressing onto Freedom: White Fragility and Curiosity
Pastor Kathy

Hymn #560

Help Us Accept Each Other
Verses 1, 2

A Time of Prayer

Brad Biggerstaff

Lord’s Prayer: Our Father/Mother/Creator/Parent, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Special Music

The Gift of Love
Hal H. Hopson
arr. Joel Raney
Rebecca Kohlmoos, flute
Mary Burnham, piano

Living Into our Core Values

Brad Biggerstaff

A Time of Reflection

Brad Biggerstaff

Reflection Music

Fernanda Van Atta

We Offer Ourselves to God

Monique Andrade

Closing Hymn #2186

Song of Hope
(sing twice)

A Time of Blessing

Pastor Kathy


All Glory Be to God on High
Georg Philip Telemann
Fernanda Van Atta, organ

We Go in Peace

Serving Today

Pastor: Pastor Kathy La Point-Collup
Minister: Brad Biggerstaff
Worship Leader: Monique Andrade
Musician: Fernanda Van Atta
Children’s Moment: Brad Biggerstaff
Audio Visual and Live Streaming: Jim Lobao and Ange Picone
Worship Slides: Tom Petty

Asbury Staff

Pastor: Kathy La Point-Collup
Minister of Youth and Young Adults and General Ministry Support: Brad Biggerstaff
Pastor Emerita: Heather Leslie Hammer
Seminary Intern: Monique Andrade
Director of Children’s Ministries: Jackie Bennett
Music Director: Jean Braun
Worship Accompanist and Director of Asbury Ringers: Fernanda Van Atta
Organist Emeritus: Allen Schell
Administrative Assistants: Terri Gamble, Karen Bauman
Facilities Manager: Ruth Hawley
Information Technology: Tom Petty, Jim Lobao

Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from CCS WORSHIPcast License 9641

Acknowledgments, Sources, and Permissions

Hymns reprinted with permission under One License A-733986. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from CCS WORSHIPcast License 9641.

Prelude Traditional melody/Hal Hopson. Setting by John Carter, © 1972, 1995 Hope Publishing Company.
How Can We Name a Love Music: Trad. English melody, adapt Franklin L. Sheppard. Text: Brian Wren, Words, © 1975 Hope Publishing Co.
Prayer Music: Jeanne E. Warzyn, © 2007 The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc.
Help Us Accept Each Other Music: John Ness Beck, © 1977 Hope Publishing Co. Text: Fred Kaan, © 1975 Hope Publishing.
The Gift of Love Music:  Hal H. Hopson, arr. Joel Raney, © 1972 and this arr.   © 2008 Hope Publishing, Company.
Song of Hope Music: Argentine folk melody. Text: Alvin Schutmaat, Public Domain.
Postlude Georg Philip Telemann, Public Domain