MESSAGE UPDATED August 1, 2020
This Sunday in Worship, August 2
This Sunday, August 2, Asbury is offering three different worship opportunities. With the recent increase in COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations in Lafayette, online worship may be the best option for many, especially for those at higher risk or who spend time with loved ones or friends at higher risk.
For those who are comfortable in smaller crowds, we are offering 40-minute in-person worship services in the Sanctuary at 8:30am, 9:45am, and 11:00am, and in Spiritwind Worship Center at 11:00am.
We are following all CDC safety guidelines, including the use of face coverings.
Group Reflection Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. on zoom
In conjunction with "Unveiled: A Spiritwind Conversation Series" taking place as a part of the Spiritwind Worship experience, Rev. Allison Sikes will host our last group reflection time on Tuesday, August 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 on Zoom. This group reflection time is open to anyone who is present in-person in Spiritwind worship AND anyone who watches the online Spiritwind worship offering, which will be available on our website starting Sunday afternoons. You can join each week or simply as you are able. Once you sign up to receive the link, you will receive it weekly for each of the four gatherings. If you have questions about the series or the group reflection time, please email .
Griefshare support group begins soon
GriefShare is a warm, caring support group for people who have lost a loved one. This is a 13-week program which engages a different aspect of grief each week, using video segments, small-group discussion, and a helpful workbook. Each member of our Asbury Grief Ministry Team has experienced the tremendous benefits of the GriefShare program and they will provide gentle, caring guidance and direction throughout the program.
Our next 13-week program begins Sunday, August 16th at 3:30pm. Due to COVID-19 concerns, each session will be held ONLINE ONLY. Our GriefShare team will gladly assist you in registering to attend online. For more information, please contact Patsy Fletcher at .
To learn more about the GriefShare experience, please watch the brief video below.
Something new! Lifewords with jan cooke
Drawing on her beloved collection of "good words," Jan Cooke is beginning a weekly series designed to nurture your soul in THREE minutes or less! Each Tuesday, she will share a quote or short passage from a wide variety of reading genres which will hopefully inspire, enrich, and possibly challenge you as you live into your week. The reading will conclude with a related scripture.
You can find LIFEWORDS each Tuesday by email, or by using the link below.
asbury drive-thru august 16, 4-6pm
Drive through the Asbury parking lot to receive communion elements & a blessing, drop off a donation for Second Harvest or Hearts and Hangers, get a copy of the Upper Room for personal or small group study, grab a kids surprise, and say Hi to our Pastors & staff! We can't wait to see you.
This week, Rev. Susan Ferguson continues her Summertime Prayer series. The sixth installment, which you can access here, she guides us through our own "Loria" or prayer of protection. We invite you to check our website each Wednesday for another installment of "Summertime Prayer Time."
School Uniform collection for Hearts and Hangers
Every summer, Asbury collects gently used school uniforms for Hearts & Hangers, our ministry that provides uniforms to children throughout the parish. You can bring clothing to the church office on weekday mornings or place them in the drop-off bin outside the Outreach building. If you would like to donate funds to this ministry, select "Hearts and Hangers" on the online giving portal.
special announcement for Asbury Day School Families
We are looking forward to a return "better than ever" to our ADS classrooms for the 2020/2021 school year, and we are planning to resume our normal schedule, with classes beginning on Tuesday, September 8th. We still have a few slots remaining in our Day School and Babies programs, so contact us at your earliest convenience if you have not already registered. You can email or call our office at 337--984-4863, and we will be happy to schedule a tour and answer any questions. Families who have registered will receive a letter with class/orientation information during the beginning of August.
Because we are unable to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in person, Asbury has hosted a few communion services online through Zoom. These digital gatherings have been a source of great joy and have connected us with one another and with God's grace. We are planning more of these digital gatherings, and would love for you to plan of being present at 6:00 p.m. on August 6, August 20, September 3, and September 17. You may now register for any of these dates.
Did you know? We now have a place on our website where you can submit your prayer requests to us. Your joys and concerns will be received only by the pastoral and prayer team and will remain confidential.
Your Generosity is Vital: How to Give Your Offering
The church's ministries continue despite the current need to limit in-person gatherings! We are adapting to our temporary circumstances, and we are depending on our generosity now more than ever. While many people give weekly through electronic options, most of our members give on Sunday mornings. Since we are unable to give in person at this time, please visit our Give page to see all of our electronic giving options. Electronic giving is secure and easy. Use the button below to open the online giving portal. And if you need help please email .