Note From The Pastor- June 2017

Hey Church,

The school year is ending and spring has turned to summer. Because of these changes, I suspect you and your family are in a time of transition. Also, many of us have changes at home or in our families that require a transition, too. I have found that in times of transition, I’m more frazzled than usual and feeling stressed, and so is anyone else who is in the transition with me.

During these times, it’s particularly important for me to let myself receive God’s grace and also to extend it to others. God knows we’re not perfect. When we’re not our best selves, we need to repent, let ourselves accept God’s forgiveness, and move on in the freedom of Christ. So my word of encouragement today is this:

“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”

(2 Peter 1:2)
Now, whatever you’re doing, you do NOT want to miss worship at 10am on June 4th. Mark your calendars and make it a priority to attend. It will be Confirmation Sunday, when we’ll celebrate the confirmation of 8 of our youth. It will be Graduation Sunday, when we’ll celebrate the graduation of a number of members of our church family. It will be UM ARMY Commissioning Sunday, and we’ll be sending a team on their mission trip that day. It will also be the day we announce our initial results for the THRIVE Campaign, and you’re definitely going to want to be in the room for that. To top it all off, it’s Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the birthday of the church universal. You’ll love sharing in the excitement of all these celebrations. See you there!!

Also, I want to thank everyone who has made a sacrificial commitment to this campaign so far. God is really doing something amazing in our midst. If you haven’t pledged yet, I encourage you to experience the blessing of being a part of this ministry endeavor. You can drop off a commitment card in the offering plate or the church office anytime in the next couple of weeks. The next step in the campaign will be to bring the whole congregation together, once we have final plans from an architect, as well as financing finalized. Everything will be presented to the congregation at a church conference for a vote. We’ll let you know in plenty of time when that’ll be, but it’ll be coming up in June or July.

Check the website for info about the church’s summer plans. It’s so good to be a part of Asbury!




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