Asbury United Methodist Church
Order of Worship
September 25, 2022
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude and Lighting of the Christ Candle
Great is Thy Faithfulness
arr. Sandra Zylstra
Don Faul, clarinet
Alan Burnham, trumpet
Kathy Faul, piano

Introit
Processional in G Major

Charles E. Peery
Asbury Ringers

Silent Meditation
“Sometimes the spirituality of recovery may be as simple as just asking for help from a power higher than oneself.” — Kristina Robb-Dover, Presbyterian minister and writer

“It is always my choice.” — Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous, “The Big Book”

Welcome
Rev. Heather

Opening Prayer
Rev. Heather

We look to you, O God. You are our higher power. Without you we are nothing. With you we are a community of compassion and care. Come, let us worship. Amen.

Opening Hymn #111, vs. 1, 3, 4
“How Can We Name a Love”
Jim Hammer

A Time of Scripture
Colossians 3:12-17, New Revised Standard Version
Mick Lamb

Children’s Moment
Renee Haugen

Special Music
Processional in F Major
Charles E. Peery
Asbury Ringers

Sharing the Word
“What Would Jesus Say about Drug and Alcohol Addiction?”
Rev. Heather

Hymn #601
“Thy Word Is a Lamp”

A Time of Prayer
Pastor Kathy

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
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Sebastian Temple
arr. Lloyd Larson
Burlyne Wilson, flute
Mary Burnham, piano

Living Into our Core Values
Pastor Kathy

We Offer Ourselves to God
Mick Lamb

Closing Hymn #127
“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

A Time of Blessing
Rev. Heather

Postlude
O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
arr. Robert J. Powell
Fernanda Van Atta, organ

We Go in Peace

Serving Today

Pastors: Heather Leslie Hammer and Kathy La Point-Collup
Worship Leader: Mick Lamb
Pianists: Fernanda Van Atta, Mary Burnham, Jean Braun
Handbell Choir Director: Fernanda Van Atta
Children’s Moment: Renee Haugen
Audio Visual and Live Streaming: Kevin Stankiewicz and Tony Gnecco
Worship Slides: Michele Rudd and Alaina Harrison

Asbury Staff

Pastors: Kathy La Point-Collup & Brad Biggerstaff
Pastor to Youth and Young Adults: Brad Biggerstaff
Pastor Emerita: Heather Leslie Hammer
Interim Director of Children’s Ministries: Lori Day
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
Communications Specialist: Alaina Harrison