Announcements
Angie Jenkins gives the morning announcements followed by Susan Bollinger speaking about a new program called "Multiply the Love of Faith and action invitation". This is followed by Heidi Hoffman and Anne Hagan speaking about the upcoming German visitors and the need for housing.



Call To Worship
The call to Worship on the 1st Sunday of Lent in 'The Garden of Lent' ... Rich Soil. Gary Harman works the soil in preparation for the upcoming garden.



Anthem
The Asbury Memorial Choir sing the anthem; "In This Very Room", music by Ron & Carol Harris on this 1st Sunday in Lent leading into the Prayer time. Directed by ray Ellis. Piano played by Kay Deffley



Pre Sermon Announcements
Rev. Billy Hester gives several announcements before giving the sermon ... Prayers to the Jeff Tucker family, a quick recap of the South GA Conference in Tifton, information about showing of the movie "Back Against the Wall on Tuesday, March 19 and a Happy Birthday greeting to Betty Hunter


Sermon:"Rich Soil"
The 1st Sunday of Lent, Billy introduces us to the 'Garden of Lent' and the first step of any successful garden is developing rich soil. Part of this soil is knowing the Bible. He stressed several points: 1) In interpreting the Bible, Do No Harm 2) The Bible is not God, but instead, a lens to see God more clearly. 3) It is the Word of God, not words of God 4) The Bible is not so much literally as it is more Metaphorically 5) What does the scripture passage mean? 6) Find and commit to memory 'Go To Verses'


Sermon:
AUDIO ONLY Version ... MP3 format



Offertory Music

The Asbury Memorial Church Choir sings "Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley", an anthem based on the traditional American folk hymn, arranged by Jerome Lenk. Directed by Ray Ellis. Piano Played by Kay Deffley



The Benediction

As the congregation finishes singing "Be Thou My Vision (a capella), Rev. Billy Hester asks for prayers for Helen Downing and Cynthia Harold then gives the benediction followed with Cheri Hester signing as the congregation sings "Here I Am Lord".


The worship service bulletin


Ministers:
Rev. Billy Hester
Rev. Claire Marich

Musicians ...
Organ: Kay Deffely
Piano: Ray Ellis / Kay Deffley
Keyboard: Randy Canady


Video Photographer: Patrick Prokop

Sound and Light Technicians

Barry Parker
Bridgette Kincade
Internet Editor: Patrick Prokop

Send your comments about this service to Rev. Billy Hester bghester3@comcast.net



Sunday Worship Service 11:15 AM           (912) 233-4351            Fax: (912) 233-5026            Email: church@asburymemorial.org