Bulletin

Asbury United Methodist Church Order of Worship
September 26, 2021: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude

Here I Am, Lord
Dan Schutte, setting by John Carter
Fernanda Van Atta, piano

Silent Meditation

“With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.” – Mark Twain

Welcome

Brad Biggerstaff

Lighting of Christ Candles

Mitchell H., Mikel C., Dylan B.

Opening Prayer

Zack L.

O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives,
bringing new life out of destruction,
hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty.
We thank you that you do not leave us alone but labor to make us whole.
Help us to perceive your unseen hand in the unfolding of our lives,
and to attend to the gentle guidance of your Spirit,
that we may know the joy you give to us, your people. Amen.

Opening Hymn #261

Lord of the Dance
Youth Choir

A Time of Scripture

John 20:19b-21, MSG
Reader: Alex L.

Children’s Moment

Tony Gnecco

Sharing the Word

Emily B.
Alexa H.
Tony Gnecco
Brad Biggerstaff

Hymn #494

Kum Ba Yah
verses 1, 2, 4, 5
Youth Choir

A Time of Prayer

Emily G.
Spencer H.

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

Every Time I Feel the Spirit
arr. Joel Raney
Rebecca Kohlmoos, flute
Mary Burnham, piano

Living Into our Core Values

Pastor Kathy

A Time of Reflection

Reflection Music

Fernanda Van Atta

We Offer Ourselves to God

Pastor Kathy

Doxology, Hymn #94

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

Hymn #707

Hymn of Promise
Youth Choir

A Time of Blessing

Brad Biggerstaff

Postlude

Hymn of Promise
Setting by John Carter
Fernanda Van Atta, piano

We Go in Peace

Serving Today

Minister: Brad Biggerstaff
Pastor: Pastor Kathy La Point-Collup
Worship Leaders: Asbury UMC Youth
Pianist: Fernanda Van Atta
Children’s Moment: Tony Gnecco
Audio Visual and Live Streaming: Chuk Campos & Tim Ackerman
Worship Slides: Sharmyn Crawford

Asbury Staff

Senior Pastor: Kathy La Point-Collup
Minister of Youth and Young Adults and General Ministry Support: Brad Biggerstaff
Pastor Emerita: Heather Leslie Hammer
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

Acknowledgements, 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.

Here I Am, Lord Dan Schutte, setting by John Carter. ©1981, 1995 Daniel L. Schutte and New Dawn Music.
Lord of the Dance Music: Shaker tune; adapt. Sydney Carter; harm. Gary Alan Smith. Text: Sydney Carter, ©1963, 1989 Gallard, Ltd, c/o Galaxy Music Corp.
Kum Ba Yah Text: Afro-American spiritual. Music: Afro-American spiritual, harm. Carlton R. Young Harm. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House.
Every Time I Feel the Spirit Music: Trad. Spiritual arr. Joel Raney, © 2019 Hope Publishing Co.
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow Music: Public domain. Words: Thomas Ken, adapt. Gilbert H. Vieira. Adapt. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House.
Hymn of Promise Music & Text: Natalie Sleeth, © 1986 Hope Publishing Co
Hymn of Promise (postlude) © 1986, 1995 Hope Publishing Company.