Asbury Memorial Church worship service for February 23, 2020, 7th Sunday after Epiphany Sunday

Shrove Tuesday Announcements

Asbury Youth's Pancake Dinner Announcement

The Asbury youth's annual Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner is this Tuesday in the social hall from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm. Chris and Bridgette Kincade, along with chef Fits and a couple of Youth Pancakes explain the reason behind Shrove Tuesday, also known as "Fat" Tuesday, as the last day before the beginning of Lent.

Information about jj Warren

Information about J.J. Warren

Lance Wilhelm and Chris Beaver give informtion about J.J. Warren speaking at Asbury and in the community

Announcemnt about Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha Announcement

Barbara Gooby, the chairperson of the Asbury Memorial Theatre board gives an announcement of the upcoming spring production of "Man of La Mancha and acknowledgment to those involved in the creating and construction of the set. The production will be the first two weekends in March (Fri/Sat 7:30 pm and Sun 3:00 pm). More info and tickets at

Interactive Scripture Reading

Interactive Scripture Reading

Interactive Scripture Reading from the book of Matthew, chapter 4, verses 1-11 ... The temptation of Jesus. Narrator: Billy Hester, Jesus: Tim Steinhauser, the tempter: Paula Avena, angels: Jason Zimmer and August Alderman

Birthday greetings

Birthday greetings

Rev. Billy Hester and the congregation of Asbury Memorial Church give a birthday greeting to Judy Jones and Val Osborn Utsey

Rev. Billy Hester gives his sermon

Sermon: "Angels in Action"

Rev. Billy Hester gives his sermon; "Angels in Action" based on the scripture from Matthew 4:1-11 ... The temptation of Jesus. Like radio waves that surround us that we can not see or feel, he relates that to the presence of angels that surround us at all times, a divine presence always. He reminds us that our 'Essence is Spiritual". During the upcoming season of Lent, he asks us to:
1.) Practice Tuning in to this divine presence
2.) Be an angel to others
3.) Perform a random act of kindness daily

Rev. Billy Hester gives his sermon

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Anthem: Living Water, Guiding Spirit

Anthem: "Living Water, Guiding Spirit"

The Asbury Memorial Church Choir sings a Native American Melody; "Living Water, Guiding Spirit", with words and music written by Joseph M. Martin. Directed by Ray Ellis. The piano was played by Kay Deffley. Additional percussions played by Sharon Page on RAIN STICK, Chuck Long on FINGER CYMBALS, Nick Deffley on CLAVES, Doug Povie on CONGAS

Wedding Prayer

Special Wedding Prayer for Chelsea and Chris Bradt

Billy Hester and Cheri Hester sing a special wedding blessing for Chelsea and Chris, with the choir and Ray Ellis.

The Benediction

The Benediction

As the congregation finishes singing "The Servant Song", Rev. Billy Hester gives the Benediction asking us to be angels to others and the is followed by Cheri Hester leading the congregational response of "Here I am Lord".

The worship service bulletin

Rev. Billy Hester
Rev. Bob Chvatal

Musicians ...
Organ: Kay Deffley
Piano: Ray Ellis/Kay Deffley
Bass: Doug Povie

Video Photographer: Patrick Prokop

Sound and Light Technicians
Barry Parker
Philip Pinalt Mike Matheny

Internet Editor: Patrick Prokop

Send your comments about this service to Rev. Billy Hester

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