Asbury Newsletter

Worship Schedule
Traditional Service, 8:45am, Sanctuary
Contemporary Service, 11am, Contemporary Worship Center
J.A.M (Jesus and Me) Children’s Church, 8:45 & 11am, Room 121
Nursery, 11am only, Room 123
Please join us online. Links to our online worship are here

Graduation Sunday
Sunday, May 16th we will be honoring our Asbury Graduates of 2021! What a wonderful time as a church family to celebrate our youth and hear about their future plans and pray for them as they move on to the next exciting chapter in their lives. We hope to see you there!

Joining The Worship Team
We are looking for those who play any instrument to join us on the Worship Team.  If you are interested, please contact Penni Lashua at  

Care and Follow-up Ministry
Why is Care and Follow-up Important?
• To help new attenders become active, ongoing participants in the life of Asbury UMC
• To nurture those who are already involved with Asbury UMC

How Can I Get Involved?
• Asbury Connection Team
• Pastor’s Breakfast
• Attendance Follow-up
• Guest Center
• Prayer Ministry
• Asbury Knitters
• Fun Committee
• College Student Ministry
• Funeral Dinners
• Wedding Coordinators
• Pew Stewards
• The Well
• Library
• Hospital Visitation
• Nursing Home/Homebound Visitation
• Calling and Caring Ministry

Let’s prepare ourselves for God’s work.
Pray for direction, then
• Take initiative
• Come forward
• Step forward
• Join the team
• Volunteer

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact:
Dot Kirkling, Team 5: Care and Follow-up Team Leader at 812-603-0480 or or
Sheri Waltz, Team 5: Care and Follow-up Recruiting Coordinator at 812-343-0122 or

If You Think God Can’t Use You, Remember….
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer…AND
Lazarus was dead!

Now! No more excuses!
God can use you to your full potential.
Besides, you aren’t the message, you are just the

News from Staff Parish
Over the next few months, Dave and Karen have vacation planned as they are preparing their new home in Santa Claus, IN for their next unit in life, retirement.   Several guest speakers and ministers have been lined up to fill the pulpit on those Sunday’s he will be out of town.  Dave’s last Sunday will be June 6th. 

May 30 – Transformational Living Ministries, Lynn Dole sits on the Board of this recovery ministry. 

June 13 – Jane Boultinghouse, of Rockport, IN and past member of Asbury 

June 20 – Children’s Ministry will present the message.

June 27 – Love Chapel

July 4 –  Bev Perry, past District Superintendent of Columbus

Also, on Wednesday, April 7, SPRC hosted a “Getting to Know You” lunch for the staff, and Nick & Elaina Robinson.  Pastor Dave suggested we offer an opportunity for them to get to know each other prior to Nick starting the position as Pastor.  Friendships have been kindled and a close working relationship is soon to follow. 

Love Chapel Hot Meals
There are many open Hot Meal dates that need to be provided through the Summer.  If you, your church, family, or group would like to help provide a meal or two please contact Janice Kotnick, Operations Manager, at 

Love Chapel has a new YouTube Channel.  Check it out!!

Vacation Bible School!

Save the date! Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School will be here at Asbury July 18th through July 21st from 6-8pm. Jesus’ power pulls us through any circumstance. We cannot wait!

Registration will open up soon! Volunteers are needed! If you like to work with children preschool through 6th grade, there are a lot of areas you can serve in such as a crew leaders with the kids or teach at a station!

Who are the Asbury Ministry Team Leaders?

This week you should have received a mailing about The Path at Asbury from your Ministry Team Leaders.  In the coming weeks you will be hearing more about our Ministry Teams and their role in building Disciples.  Below is a chart of our 7 Ministry Teams and the current leadership members.  This chart is also hanging on the main bulletin board just west of the Fellowship Circle.  There are still a few openings for your participation.  If you are interested in joining one of those teams, please speak to the Administrative Leader for that team or the team Recruiter.   You can also find more information about The Path on our website under the Quick Links.

Faith Promise
Thanks to every for your Faith Promise donations. They have helped many people during this trying year. Just as a reminder, the Faith Promise year runs from May 1 to April 30. Please submit any remaining FP 2020/21 pledge payments to the church by April 30.

Here is a summary of the $42,500 in payments since May 1, 2020:
Love Chapel $8,000
Brighter Days Shelter $4,000
Red Bird Mission $6,000
Red Bird Mission Work Camp $8,000
Father Alex Busuttil Peru $4,000
New Song Mission $2,000
New Live International $2000
Mission Guatemala $500
Asbury DiRT/Mission Columbus $8,000

A Word From the WOW Team
Would you like to be part of an exciting and rewarding ministry at Asbury?

The WOW Team is a first impressions team. Our purpose is to help first time attenders, returning attenders and members feel and experience the love of Jesus Christ by joyfully welcoming them into God’s house.

Consider volunteering for one of the Asbury WOW team service ministries. Some of the areas you can serve would be as a Parking Lot Greeter, Door Greeter, or Usher on Sunday mornings. Volunteers are also needed to be part of a setup and teardown team for special church events.

As Asbury begins to prepare to restart in-person worship, please consider volunteering to serve on one or more of these important ministries.

Should you have any questions, please call Paul Schultz, WOW Team Leader at 812-378-9979 or to volunteer, call
June Hagan, WOW Team Volunteer Coordinator at 812-372-6963.

Address or Phone Changes
If you have any changes to your address on phone number, contact the Church Office at 812-372-4445 or

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Did You Know…
We have a worship and sermon archive you can access from our website?  Worship Archive  If you have missed messages you can get caught up today!!

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