July 15, 2018

8th Sunday After Pentecost
2nd Sunday of Asbury's Summer Preaching Series with Rev. Richard Allen
Rev. Richard Allen is a retired United Methodist pastor and a member of the New York Annual Conference. He is a graduate of Wofford College and Yale Divinity School. Prior to retirement, he served churches in South Carolina (Columbia and Myrtle Beach) and New York (Mamaroneck and New York City). Richard grew up in the South Carolina Lowcountry, and he and his wife, Lynne, divide their time between their homes in Bluffton, SC, and New York City. They both joined Asbury Memorial UMC in June of this year.


Rev. Bob Chvatal
Rev. Richard Allen


Piano: Ray Ellis, Kay Deffley
Organ: Kay Deffley
Keyboard: Randy Canady


Videographer: Pat Prokop
Lights: Paul Schifanelli
Sound: Stephen Swanger
Technical: Barry Parker

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The flowers for Sunday's worship service are given by Kathryn Murph in memory of her grandparents.

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.




Wayne Bland

Call to Worship and "How Firm a Foundation"

Rev. Bob Chvatal
Greg Martin
Asbury Memorial Congregation

Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

Chuck Long

Song: "We Are Not Alone"

Written by: Pepper Choplin
Ensemble (left to right):
Sharon Page, Greg Martin, Rhonda Reed, Barbara Gooby, and Stephen Reed

Prayers of the People

Rev. Bob Chvatal

Introduction of Guest Speaker

Rev. Bob Chvatal

Birthday Greetings to Al Andres

Greg Martin

Sermon: "Best of All, God is with Us"

Rev. Richard Allen
Text: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 [NIV Translation; others available at the link]

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Offertory Song: "Child of God'"

Written by: Mark Miller
Ensemble (left to right):
Greg Martin, Sharon Page, Rhonda Reed, Barbara Gooby, and Stephen Reed
Piano: Kay Deffley
Assistant to Kay: Randy Canady

Statement of Faith of the United Church of Canada

Rev. Richard Allen

Closing Hymn: "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Piano: Ray Ellis
Organ: Kay Deffley
Keyboard: Randy Canady

Benediction and "Here I Am, Lord"

Rev. Richard Allen
Linda Combs

We hope you feel blessed by this service!