Sermons and Segments from OurΒ Worship Services (2017)

Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church conducts its worship services every Sunday at 11:15 am. This page contains links to video and audio segments for these services (in reverse chronological order).
Sunday Before Epiphany
Sermon: "A Great Routine for 2018"Β β€” Rev. Billy Hester
4th Sunday of Advent
Sermon: "Do Not Be Afraid"Β β€” Rev. Billy Hester
3rd Sunday of Advent
Sermon: "Joy Wrapped in Strange Packages"Β β€” Rev. Billy Hester
2nd Sunday of Advent
Sermon: "A Strange Way to Peace"Β β€” Rev. Billy Hester
1st Sunday of Advent
Sermon: "It's Time for Otis Redding"Β β€” Rev. Billy Hester
25th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "A Sheep Named Emma"Β β€” Rev. Billy Hester
24th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "The Fiery Woman of God"Β β€” Rev. Billy Hester
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "The Parable of the Oil"Β β€” Rev. Billy Hester
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints' Sunday
21st Sunday after Pentecost
"God on Broadway" Worship Series: Music and themes from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Sermon: "Reconciliation" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
20th Sunday after Pentecost
"God on Broadway" Worship Series: Music and themes from Aladdin
Sermon: "What Do You Want Me to Do for You?" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
19th Sunday after Pentecost
"God on Broadway" Worship Series: Music and themes from Wicked
Sermon: "Elphaba Christ" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
18th Sunday after Pentecost
"God on Broadway" Worship Series: Music and themes from Carousel
Sermon: "Healing Wounds and Overcoming Fears" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
17th Sunday after Pentecost
"God on Broadway" Worship Series: Music and themes from Pippin
Sermon: "Pippin's Paradox" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "Go to the Ant and the River" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "Created for Community" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
Septermber 10, 2017
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Services for this Sunday were cancelled due to evacuation orders for Hurricane Irma
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "The Aquatics of God" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
12th Sunday after Pentecost
Music & Arts Sunday
11th Sunday after Pentecost
7th (and last) Sunday in the 2017 Asbury Memorial UMC "Summer Preaching Series"
Sermon: "Tragedy into Triumph" β€” Guest Speaker Rev. Sharon Washington Risher
10th Sunday after Pentecost
6th Sunday in the 2017 Asbury Memorial UMC "Summer Preaching Series"
Sermon: "Rocky" β€” Guest Speaker Rev. Jonathan Chapman
9th Sunday after Pentecost
5th Sunday in the 2017 Asbury Memorial UMC "Summer Preaching Series"
Sermon: "Much More Than a Moral Teacher" β€” Guest Speaker Bob Hereford as C. S. Lewis
8th Sunday after Pentecost
4th Sunday in the 2017 Asbury Memorial UMC "Summer Preaching Series"
Sermon: "With White Privilege, Who is My Neighbor" β€” Guest Speaker Asburian Ernie Lee
7th Sunday after Pentecost
3rd Sunday in the 2017 Asbury Memorial UMC "Summer Preaching Series"
Sermon: "The Many Spiritual Gifts of the Kabbalah" β€” Guest Speaker Rabbi Robert Haas
6th Sunday after Pentecost
2nd Sunday in the 2017 Asbury Memorial UMC "Summer Preaching Series"
Sermon: "Scattered, Withered, or Full of Life" β€” Guest Preacher Rev. Nathan Godley
5th Sunday after Pentecost
1st Sunday in the 2017 Asbury Memorial UMC "Summer Preaching Series"
Sermon: "Comparing This Generation" β€” Guest Preacher Rev. Lesley Brogan
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "Horseshoe Crab Theology" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "BREAKING NEWS: God is Still with Us" β€” Rev. Jeanette Purvis
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: "Ground Control to Major Tom" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
Special Guest Soloist β€” Huxsie Scott
Vacation Bible School Celebration Sunday
Sermon: "Superman, Batman, and Jumpman" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
Pentecost Sunday
Sermon: "Satchmo and the Great Schnozzola" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
7th Sunday of Easter
Sermon: "Blunting Isolation" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
6th Sunday of Easter and Recognition of Graduates
Sermon: "The Necessity of Forgiveness" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
5th Sunday of Easter and Mother's Day
Sermon: "The Best Mother" β€” Rev. Jeanette Purvis
4th Sunday of Easter
"The Power of Music and Connection" β€” The Hester family was away this weekend, celebrating graduations of two of their children and one nephew, so this was a special service in Billy's absence.
3rd Sunday of Easter
Sermon: "Experiencing the Cosmic Christ" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
2nd Sunday of Easter
Sermon: "Great Expectations" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
Easter Sunday
Sermon: "Great Expectations" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
Palm Sunday
Sermon: "Palms and Pedicures" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
5th Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "It's Never Too Late" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
4th Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "Mud in Your Eye" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
3rd Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "Moving Towards the Other" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
2nd Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "People of Journeys & Blessings" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
1st Sunday in Lent
Sermon: "The Temptation of Certainty" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
Transfiguration Sunday
Sermon: "Mountaintop Experiences" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
7th Sunday after Epiphany Sunday
Sermon: "The Day Jesus Went Too Far" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
6th Sunday after Epiphany Sunday
Sermon: "Watching the Super Bowl with God" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
5th Sunday after Epiphany Sunday
Special Weekend with Bishop Melvin Talbert, Rev. Matt Berryman, and Rev. Kim Sorrells
4th Sunday after Epiphany Sunday
Music & Arts Sunday
3rd Sunday after Epiphany Sunday
Sermon: "The Process of Dropping" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
2nd Sunday after Epiphany Sunday
Sermon: "525,600 Minutes" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
1st Sunday after Epiphany Sunday and "Baptism of Our Lord" Sunday
Sermon: "Wade in the Water" β€” Rev. Billy Hester
Epiphany Sunday and New Year's Day
Sermon: "The Way of the Wise" β€” Rev. Billy Hester

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