Posts by Brent Clark

Posts by Brent Clark

Midweek Minute for March 25, 2020

Video Transcript This is Pastor Brent and this is your Ashworth Midweek Minute. Well, we tried something new and it didn’t quite work. Sunday we attempted to use a new online platform hoping it would help you engage with the service and one another. But it crashed and we went back to the tried and true Facebook stream and it worked.  So this week we are going back to Facebook for our primary online service. We are always willing to…

Midweek Minute – Important Worship Service Changes

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is another special edition of the Ashworth Midweek Minute. As you know, life has been interrupted a bit lately. And this has impacted us as a church as well. We are doing our best to navigate these uncharted waters and are committed to doing everything we can to make sure we continue to help you connect with Jesus and one another while also keeping you safe. Monday evening, our staff and…

Ashworth Coronavirus Official Response

Video Transcript Ashworth Family, The past few days have been a whirlwind of news reporting, closings, and cancelations surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Church staff and leadership have been in discussions over the past week in how we should respond and changes we need to make to keep our church family safe. Two very important things to remember during this time. One, Do not allow your fear to overcome your faith. These are scary times but our faith is in God…
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Deacon Nominations

Along with the addition of Elders to our leadership at Ashworth this year, we have also chosen to select and empower Deacons to serve and care for the families in the church. After prayer and discussion, the following individuals are nominated to serve as Deacons at Ashworth Church: Matthew Becker Janine Maynes Kim Runge Ilene Tuttle These Deacons (along with the Elders who have been nominated) will be voted on at a special business meeting tentatively scheduled for January 12,…
Essence of Christmas

It’s Christmas Day!

Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ, Jesus the Good Shepherd, Jesus who forgives our sins, Jesus who will come again, Jesus the son of Mary, the Son of David, and the very Son of God! How silently, how silentlyThe wondrous gift is given!So God imparts to human heartsThe blessing of His heaven.No ear may hear His coming,But in this world of sin,Where meek souls will receive Him still,The dear Christ enters in. Almighty God, you have given…
Essence of Christmas

Preparing for Christmas Day 22

Take a look at this picture and reflect on the following: 17th-century painter Rembrandt van Rijn is best known now for his paintings. However, in his day, his prints and etchings were more highly regarded. The Adoration of the Shepherds: With the Lamp shows how he could create light and shade through the use of different line sizes. Notice the placement of Joseph in the foreground, his arms open and extended toward the shepherds as they press in to see…
Essence of Christmas

Preparing for Christmas Day 20

An Advent Prayer by Maria Kane From the deepest exhale of your being, you brought forth creation. We yearn for your Word to set us free — free to laugh, to sing, to give thanks for the dawn of a new day. May the oil of gladness flood the sorrow of our longest nights. We long for the Light of the World to cast away the hidden shadows of our lives. Just as you calmed Mary’s fears and gave her…
Essence of Christmas

Preparing for Christmas Day 19

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior! from Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado
Essence of Christmas

Preparing for Christmas Day 18

Author and pastor Alan Fadling, who wrote the book, An Unhurried Life – Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest, created a Top 10 list of ways to have an unhurried Christmas season. Fadling wrote, “These suggestions are not meant as more items for your already too long holiday todo list. These are ways to approach these upcoming weeks from a different spirit – with a more unhurried, relaxed, and peaceful heart.” Top 10 Ways to Have an Unhurried Christmas…