What to Expect in Worship
You are welcome to dress casually for any of the worship services. You will see people in everything from jeans and T-shirts to suits and dresses. God is not concerned with outward appearances, and neither are we.
The 8:15 and 10:30 services follow a traditional order of worship. The 8:15 service is typically quiet, reflective, and intimate. The 10:30 service is our largest service, has special music, children’s moments, and generally higher energy. In these services we sing hymns, and the pastor wears vestments (robe and stole).
The 9:15 service is contemporary in style and very intimate. People dress casually, including the pastor, and we sing a mix of modern worship music, upbeat gospel numbers, and popular music.
In all services there is time for prayer, Scripture reading, and application of the Scripture to real life. We celebrate Holy Communion, which is open to all people, the first Sunday of every month. There is a printed order of worship as well as TV screens, which encourage participation in the service. The people of Asbury are friendly and ready to welcome you into this community of faith.
Our mission is to share with others the Good News of Jesus Christ, to make disciples, and to show God’s love in all we do. We’re not perfect, but we ask forgiveness for our failures and do our best to live out our faith. We share a common heritage with all Christians, and in thinking about our faith, we put primary reliance on the Bible. It’s the unique testimony to God’s self-disclosure in the life of Israel; in the ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ; and in the Spirit’s work in the early church. It’s our sacred canon and, thus, the decisive source of our Christian witness and the authoritative measure of the truth in our beliefs.
For more information about our United Methodist heritage, beliefs, and practices, click here.