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Bulletin May 21st

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Ascension Sunday

*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

Pastoral Prayer


Young People’s Message

with Mark

Presenting Ourselves & Our Gifts

*Doxology 95

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

A Time of Baptism UMH 36-37

Kennedi & Grayson

Choir Now I Belong to Jesus

Today's Message

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!”

Prayer Requests


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.


Barbara B, Phyllis C, Nancy C, Shelva G,

Florence H, Della J, Doris S, Stan T, Anna T.


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


May Donations:

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 9200 – Disaster Response in Ohio

May 22nd – Bible Study 7 p.m.

May 26th – Lloyd R Birthday

May 28thPentecost

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:

Asbury 330-484-4500:


"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

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