January 21, 2018

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany


Rev. Billy Hester
Rev. Pat Youngquist


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 by Joan Hester Byrd and Betty Hunter in memory of their dear friend, Dorothy Ann Breckenridge Hayman.

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.

Call to Worship: "The Storm"

Written by: Rev. Billy Hester
Sailors (in order of appearance): Patrick Prokop, David Alley, Preston Hodges, Stephen Reed, and Chuck Long
Jonah: Kim Limehouse

Telling of the Story of Jonah

Cheri Hester leads the Asbury Memorial Congregation in an animated telling of the Jonah story with sounds and motion.

Sermon: "A Whale of a Tale that Never Goes Stale"

Rev. Billy Hester
Text: Jonah 3:1-5,10 [NIV Translation; others available at the link]

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The Offertory: "All My Days"

Written by: Mark Miller
Asbury Memorial UMC Choir
Director: Ray Ellis
Piano: Kay Deffley
Bass: Doug Povie

A "Hymn of Jonah" and the Benediction

A song about Jonah ("Amazing Grace" sung to the tune of "House of the Rising Sun")
Rev. Billy Hester
Cheri Hester ("Here I Am, Lord")
Electric Guitar: Doug Povie

We hope you feel blessed by this service!