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Excerpt from the Sermon Journal, Monday, December 10, 2018 Written by Pastor Tom Harrison ADORE HIM: IN SPIRIT The Holy Spirit seems to always be in the picture when we study the New Testament. He is everywhere. The Holy Spirit always seems to be creating a wide variety of miraculous events. Read previously in Luke 1 about Elizabeth’s identity and miracle (“barren” and “advanced in years”) of having her son, John. It is my fervent prayer that “signs and wonders” would make themselves known in our worshipping community, too. (The phrase, “signs and wonders,” shows up 63 times in the Bible and 28 of these are found in the OLD Testament – surprise! It is found 20 times in Acts 2-15.) I pray people will be healed and delivered. I pray people will allow the Holy Spirit to lead them into spiritual growth. I think miracles happen when we pray, study the Scriptures, are part of the church and give ourselves in service. I love Galatians 5:25, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” The Holy Spirit helps us worship. We are to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in worship.

Something to Think About: To worship in spirit and in truth is to engage both the heart and mind. It indicates integrity between the two. It is an exercise of emotion and intellect. It is loving the Lord with everything we are and everything we have. How do you worship in spirit and in truth? Why do you think the Holy Spirit is necessary for us to worship God? In what ways do you (or should you) rely on the Holy Spirit in worship?”

Daily scripture readings for the upcoming week

December 17: Luke 2:8-20

December 18: Psalm 8

December 19: Psalm 89:1-18

December 20: Isaiah 29:13-14

December 21: Acts 3:1-16

December 22: Hebrews 1 Next week: Adore Him, With Wonder


Peter Mayer Concert Thursday, December 20 7 pm , Venue

(doors open at 6 pm)

Join us for the free “A Junkman’s Christmas” tour with Peter Mayer. An offering will be taken with all proceeds gained going to benefit the Goodland Academy. Please invite your family and friends.

BE A HELPER THIS CHRISTMAS EVE! We are close, but we still need

120 volunteers

for Christmas Eve hospitality. • CLC Greeters • Cocoa and Cookies servers • Curb Greeters

• Outside Door Greeters • Sanctuary Connectors • Hosts

For more information contact Lauren Brown at [email protected].

NEED A GIFT? PERCEPTIONS By Tom Harrison New volume available TODAY in the main foyer for $10. Also available in the main office during business hours.

ASON OF LIGHT We invite you into a casual atmosphere to share the Christmas spirit. • 4:00 pm–Modern Worship • 5:30, 7 and 8:30 pm–Traditional Worship with the Choir and Orchestra • 11:00 pm–Traditional Worship with Communion All services will participate in our candle-lighting and singing of Christmas carols.

Please join us in the CLC for FREE hot chocolate and cookies from 4:00 -9:30 pm.

Child care for the 5:30 and 7 pm services only (Ages 0-PreK)

DISCIPLESHIP OPPORTUNITIES Not currently in a community? January will be a great time to begin. All Adult Discipleship Communities will be studying our Wesleyan Heritage. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, established “a method” for growing in the knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. Most distinctively, Wesley gave us a deeper understanding of God’s saving grace. In this series, we’ll look at who we are, what we believe and how we will live - all in the context of Wesleyan theology.



UPCOMING WINTER 2019 DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES Classes range from financial peace to biblical studies to life care, it’s all in His Word. We just need to learn it and apply it to our daily lives. Register at or for more information pick up a brochure in the Resource Area.

END-OF-YEAR FINANCE COMMUNICATION Thank you for your continued generosity this year. For those who want to make end-of-year contributions to Asbury to be included in your 2018 tax statement, here are your opportunities: • The church office will be open Monday, December 31 until 5 pm, for those who would like to personally deliver contributions. • The south entrance of the church will be open Saturday, December 29, 10 am-3 pm to place a contribution in the drop box. • If you wish to mail contributions to the church, they must be postmarked by December 31. • Any appreciated stock contributions must be transferred to Asbury by December 31 to count as a 2018 contribution. • You can give online through until 10 pm December 31.

Ways to Give Remember you can automate your tithes and offerings and never miss an opportunity to give faithfully by using online, recurring giving. We are happy to help you set up an account if you don’t already have one.

Electronic Giving

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Text the word “asburygive” to 73256

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Order of Worship | December 16, 2018 8 am WELCOME

Dr. Guy Ames


Christmas Carol Fantasy


Rosanna Corrales

Jade & Jakob Henderson, Acolytes


O Come, All Ye Faithful Hymn 234

Angie Cockrell Anna Calhoun Dr. Pat Calhoun Jacob Parra

Wesley Community

FELLOWSHIP MOMENT Go Tell It on the Mountain Hymn 251 SPECIAL MUSIC

Mary Did You Know?

Congregational Hymn

Asbury Singing Ambassadors

Tom Overton, Director


Dr. Guy Ames


Dr. Tom Harrison



Barbara Graves

Luke 1:57-79 Pew Bible Page 1017 ADORE HIM Rev. Jay Henderson Adore Him in Spirit (Zechariah, The Benedictus)


Dr. Guy Ames


Join us for Donuts in the CLC Every Sunday, 10:30-11 am. This week’s host: UMW 6767 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133 | | 918.492.1771

Order of Worship | December 16, 2018 9:15 am PRELUDE Christmas Carol Fantasy Rosanna Corrales CALL TO WORSHIP O Come, All Ye Faithful Johnny Fuller ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO WELCOME Andrea Stephens BAPTISM Rev. Jay Henderson CONGREGATIONAL HYMN Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Chancel Choir Hymn 240 New Covenant Orchestra FELLOWSHIP MOMENT ADVENT CANDLE-LIGHTING SPECIAL MUSIC What Shall I Give? Young Musicians (3rd-7th) Valerie Allison, Flute Mindy Dennison, Director CONGREGATIONAL HYMN I t Came Upon the Midnight Clear Chancel Choir Hymn 218 New Covenant Orchestra PASTORAL PRAYER Dr. Tom Harrison PASTORAL MOMENT DOXOLOGY OFFERTORY Sussex Carol Chancel Choir New Covenant Orchestra SCRIPTURE Luke 1:57-79 Andrea Stephens Pew Bible Page 1017 MESSAGE ADORE HIM Rev. Jay Henderson Adore Him in Spirit (Zechariah, The Benedictus) SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE Rev. Jay Henderson Andrea Stephens SPECIAL MUSIC The Wexford Carol New Covenant Orchestra Mike Bennett, Trumpet BENEDICTION Rev. Jay Henderson POSTLUDE On Christmas Night All Christians Sing Rosanna Corrales

Join us for Donuts in the CLC Every Sunday, 10:30-11 am. This week’s host: UMW 6767 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133 | | 918.492.1771

Order of Worship | December 16, 2018 11 am


Kristen and Gary Fennema


Angels We Have Heard on High

Tim Tibbles


Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

O Holy Night

Kylee Broadhurst Angie Cockrell


Rev. Jay Henderson


The First Noel

Dr. Tom Harrison Tim Tibbles


Luke 1:57-79 Pew Bible Page 1017



Andrea Stephens Rev. Jay Henderson

Adore Him in Spirit (Zechariah, The Benedictus)


Rev. Jay Henderson

Andrea Stephens


O Come, All Ye Faithful

Tim Tibbles


Rev. Jay Henderson

Join us for Donuts in the CLC Every Sunday, 10:30-11 am. This week’s host: UMW 6767 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133 | | 918.492.1771