Bulletin May 21st
Order of Worship
Sunday, May 21, 2023
*Those who are able, please stand
Greeting & Announcements
Prelude I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
*Hymn 571 Go, Make of All Disciples
Call to Worship from Psalm 47: 1-5
Leader: Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
People: How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth!
Leader: He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet.
People: He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.
All: God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sharing of Praises & Concerns
Hymn 394 Something Beautiful
Young People’s Message
Presenting Ourselves & Our Gifts
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
A Time of Baptism UMH 36-37
Kennedi & Grayson
Choir Now I Belong to Jesus
Matthew 28: 16-20
“Let us Glorify our Lord as His Disciples”
Sending Forth/Sending the Light
*Hymn 402 Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
“Let us be the disciples Jesus told us to be!”
Keith & Melanie B, Heppe Family,
Steven L, Joni N, Charlotte R,
Greg & Nancy M, Susan W, Karlene R,
Dan & Carol R, Josh G, Bill & Tammy E.
Burwell Family, Robinson Family, Joe & Lori T,
Cindy W, Tim E, Mary E, Shirley, Kathy J, Tom R,
John B, John M, Kevin, Ted S, Charlotte,
Rhett, Nichole & Children, Randy & Lorrie K,
Daniel M, Juanita P, Brian G, Esther G & Family, Nicholas, Carrie F, Sandy F, Carrie H, James A, Carolyn, Megan & sons, Naomi, Denise, Denny,
Unspoken, First Responders, Our Nation,
Our World, Our Church.
HOMEBOUND & SKILLED CARE RESIDENTS
Barbara B, Phyllis C, Nancy C, Shelva G,
Florence H, Della J, Doris S, Stan T, Anna T.
REMEMBER OUR TROOPS
Austin B, Ana R, Jacob R,
Kyle R, Lloyd R, Brian R.
Asbury extends sympathy to the Maurer Family.
Attendance for May 15, 2023
Sunday School 23 Worship 42
FINANCE UPDATE Needed each week -- $1,592 Collected last week -- $1,033
NEWS, EVENTS, & HAPPENINGS
Asbury Food Cupboard: Canned Fruit
Pregnancy & Parenting Center has an immediate need for all sizes of Pull-Ups. You can bring them here and we will deliver. Thank you!
United Methodists have "boots on the ground" in several areas right now. Donations can be made to:
UMC 901670 - UMCOR Disaster Relief
EOC FUND 1301 – UKRAINE
EOC FUND 9200 – Disaster Response in Ohio
May 22nd – Bible Study 7 p.m.
May 26th – Lloyd R Birthday
May 28th – Pentecost
June 4th – Peace w/ Justice Sunday
Sandy & Maddy will have cards on the back table each week for everyone to sign.
OFFICE HOURS: 9 am – 12:30 pm. Tues-Thurs
Pastor Bill Contact Information
Cell: 330-243-5061 email: email@example.com
Asbury 330-484-4500: firstname.lastname@example.org
"And Peter said to them, 'Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.'" - Acts 2:38-39
Three years ago on Pentecost, I attended my godson’s baptism. The pastor encouraged parents and godparents to remind their children and godchildren of their baptisms often. He also encouraged all believers to continually remember their own baptism and to remember what baptism means for those in the body of Christ.
When I was baptized at 23, the pastor prefaced my baptism by saying “there is nothing magical about this water,” and he was right. There is no magic in the water and the water itself will not change you, but there is extraordinary power and hope in the One who makes baptism possible - the One who baptizes in the Spirit and transforms the heart.
Whether you lean toward infant baptism or a believer’s baptism theologically, Christians can all agree that baptism is a symbol of eternal hope in Christ. For Christian parents, their baby’s baptism is a symbol of their promise to raise the child to know and love God. For believers, baptism is a symbol of the lasting hope they possess and a reminder of the promise that has been fulfilled.
Remember your baptism, but don’t just remember the day or the act - remember the gospel of Jesus Christ, which gives purpose to all baptisms. Remember that the Lord called you to Himself, and He chose you by name - not by any merit of your own but by His free gift of grace. Liz Kanoy