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Excerpt from the Sermon Journal, Monday, June 3, 2019 Written by Pastor Tom Harrison REMEMBER: Presence Presence has both vertical and horizontal components – God’s presence and our presence. We respond to God’s gracious initiative by showing up and having a worshipful spirit. Our faith begins in worship. Everything else within our faith (evangelism, discipleship, missions, etc.) will someday end, but worship never ends. Worship is eternal. We will be present with God forever. If we have learned to love God in this life, heaven is our best news ever. If we have not learned to love God, the idea of being united with God forever may seem like eternal punishment. When we come together to pray and worship, God is honored, His people are blessed, and we are energized and deployed for mission. When students do not attend class, the outcome is predictable. Likewise, influence and impact are damaged when Christians neglect to come together to be the church. Schools aren’t perfect. Work environments always need improvement. Families have dysfunction. The church, like all human institutions, has imperfections, but if we drop out of school, work, family or church because of limitations, we lose our ability to grow and to influence for good. God moves in special power when His people are present and attentive to the things of God. Great things happen when God’s people show up. Presence builds Christian community in worship and in the world.

Something to Think About: Here is a three-part challenge to go with this series: • Challenge yourself, your Christian friends and your family to have perfect attendance in worship. • Challenge yourself to be fully present and engaged in the worship (singing, prayers, liturgies, sacraments, offerings—all of it). • Challenge yourself to come with the expectation God is present and eager to be with you.

Daily scripture readings for the upcoming week

June 10: June 11: June 12: June 13: June 14: June 15:

Ephesians 4:1-16 Matthew 2:7-12 Luke 16:1-13; Luke 21:1-4 Romans 12:3-8 Philippians 4:14-20 1 Timothy 6:6-10

Next week: Remember: Gifts

Asbury’s Response to Oklahoma Flooding

Flood Buckets

Asbury was the initial distribution point for UMCOR’s (United Methodist Committee on Relief) flood buckets for Northeast Oklahoma. A flood bucket is a five-gallon bucket filled with items useful for cleaning a flooded home, such as detergents, sponges, gloves, masks, heavy duty trash bags, clothesline and insect repellent. An initial shipment of 1,748 buckets arrived at the Venue, and all were distributed in four days.

Tulsa Boys Home

Due to flooding, seventeen boys along with support staff spent ten days and nights in the Venue. Asbury provided several dinners, served by Asbury volunteers, which allowed great interaction with the boys. Student Ministries included them in a pancake breakfast and Sunday morning programming.

Bixby Outreach Center

Asbury provided supplies and volunteers to our existing Local Outreach Partner.

Clean Up Begins

Asbury members started cleaning/mucking out houses this past week, and there are months of work ahead. Floods ruin furniture, walls and floors and leave a layer of “muck” that must be shoveled out.

How Can I Help? • Pray – Pray for peace and perseverance for those who have been flooded. Pray for hearts to be open to Jesus in a new way in the midst of such loss. • Volunteer – If you are interested in serving on a team, please sign up online at asburytulsa.org/flood or contact the church office at 918.492.1771. • Give – You can give to Asbury with the designation of flood relief. All donations will stay in Tulsa and the surrounding areas of Oklahoma and will be used by Asbury’s partner ministries and teams.

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H C T A W R E Y PRA June 18-21 9 am – 12:30 pm

BIG POPCORN! BIG PLAYDOH! BIG PRAYERS! BIGGER THAN TULSA! We will have BIG crafts, BIG games, BIG and LOUD music, BIG and LIVE shows and BIG and INTERACTIVE worship. Your kids and grandchildren will have the BIGGEST Fun, while still learning about following Jesus. Register for VBS or VBS PRAYER WATCH at asburytulsa.org.

VBS

The Newcomer Meal June 23, 12:15 pm, CLC ARE YOU NEW? Have you been attending and want to learn more about membership? This fellowship time will help you get connected into the life of the church. Come meet Senior Pastor Tom Harrison, lay leaders and set up a one on one visit with a pastor and have a great meal. Register at: asburytulsa.org/newcomermeal

Patriotic Service June 30, 6 pm, Sanctuary featuring

Asbury's Chancel Choir and New Covenant Orchestra led by Hart Morris

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 myasburytulsa.org

Text to Give Text the word “asburygive” to 73256

Online Bill Pay Name and address on the check

Order of Worship | June 9, 2019 8 am

WELCOME



Dr. Guy Ames

ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO PRELUDE

Make Me a Blessing

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS



Rosanna Corrales

Avery & David Lenhart, Acolytes

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Hymn 103

Dr. Pat Calhoun Chanda Gibson Jacob Parra



Dr. Pat Calhoun

APOSTLES’ CREED

FELLOWSHIP MOMENT SPECIAL MUSIC

Jesus Paid it All Cheryl Thompson, Pianist

SCRIPTURE READING

Hebrews 10:19-25 Pew Bible Page 1194

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN

There is a Fountain Hymn 622

PASTORAL PRAYER



Melody Gum Emma Linsenmeyer

Dr. Guy Ames

PASTORAL MOMENT DOXOLOGY OFFERTORY



SCRIPTURE

Hebrews 10:19-25 Pew Bible Page 1194

MESSAGE REMEMBER Presence SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE



Barbara Graves

Dr. Tom Harrison Dr. Guy Ames

POSTLUDE

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 | www.asburytulsa.org | 918.492.1771

Order of Worship | June 9, 2019 9:15 am PRELUDE

Make Me a Blessing

CALL TO WORSHIP

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST



Rosanna Corrales Hart Morris

Sutton and Makayla Phillips, Acolytes

ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO WELCOME



CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS

We Gather Together Hymn 131

Rev. Daniel Dennison Chancel Choir New Covenant Orchestra

Let Truth and Mercy Find Here

APOSTLES’ CREED FELLOWSHIP MOMENT SPECIAL MUSIC CONGREGATIONAL HYMN PASTORAL PRAYER

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy New Covenant Orchestra They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love

Chancel Choir New Covenant Orchestra Rev. Daniel Dennison

PASTORAL MOMENT DOXOLOGY OFFERTORY

Was I Faithful?

SCRIPTURE

Hebrews 10:19-25 Pew Bible Page 1194

Chancel Choir New Covenant Orchestra

MESSAGE REMEMBER Dr Tom Harrison Presence CONGREGATIONAL HYMN

I Am Thine, O Lord Hymn 419

Chancel Choir New Covenant Orchestra

BENEDICTION



Dr. Tom Harrison

POSTLUDE



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 | www.asburytulsa.org | 918.492.1771

Order of Worship | June 9, 2019 11 am

ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO WORSHIP

The King Is Here

Tim Tibbles

WELCOME WORSHIP

Here For You



This I Believe

STEWARDSHIP MOMENT WORSHIP

Living Hope

SCRIPTURE

Tim Tibbles

Rev. Daniel Dennison Caroline Ewy

Hebrews 10:19-25 Pew Bible Page 1194

MESSAGE REMEMBER Presence WORSHIP RESPONSE BENEDICTION

My Heart Is Yours

Dr. Tom Harrison Tim Tibbles Rev. Daniel Dennison

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 | www.asburytulsa.org | 918.492.1771