January 14, 2018

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany


Rev. Billy Hester
Rev. Claire Marich


Piano: Ray Ellis, Kay Deffley
Organ: Kay Deffley
Keyboard: Randy Canady
Bass: Doug Povie


Videographer: Pat Prokop
Lights: Christina Focht-Kincade
Sound: Barry Parker

Bulletin for the Service


The flowers for this Sunday's service were given in memory of Sara and Rob Carlyle by Candace, Chris, Abigail, and Robbie Jenkins.

Special Thanks:

Every Sunday at Asbury, there are people who work behind the scenes to help make the day so meaningful and wonderful for all of us and for our visitors. We thank those unsung heroes of faith—our hospitality team, ushers, greeters, connectors, nursery workers, and children's church teachers.

Introit: "Speak, O Lord" and Call to Worship

Words and Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend
Soloist: Kevin Cartee
Guitar: David Alley

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10

Andy Page

Sermon: "What Samuel, MLK, and You Have in Common"

Rev. Billy Hester
Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [NIV Translation; others available at the link]

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The Offertory: "Be Not Afraid"

Written by Graig Courney
This anthem was commissioned by a church in Sioux City, Iowa, which was forced to relocate due to flooding. This lyrical anthem speaks of God’s presence with us in times of hardship. It is a wonderful musical expression of comfort and courage for confirmation, child baptism or dedication, or any time you wish to convey the love of God through Isaiah’s words of redemption.
Asbury Memorial UMC Choir
Director: Ray Ellis
Piano: Kay Deffley
Bass: Doug Povie

The Hymn "God is Speaking" and the Benediction

Rev. Billy Hester
Cheri Hester ("Here I Am, Lord")
God is speaking, God is speaking.
Do you Hear? Do you Hear?
Trust and you will hear him,
Trust and you will hear him.
God is love. God is love.

God is speaking, always spaking,
using needs, using joys,
speaking in His wisdom, speaking in Her mercy,
calling hearts, changing lives.

God is speaking. God is speaking.
Do you hear, hear God's heart?
Trust and yo will hear God,
if you want to hear God.
God is love, always love.

We hope you feel blessed by this service!