Posts by Brent Clark

Posts by Brent Clark

Midweek Minute for July 29, 2020

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is your Ashworth Midweek Minute. First, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in person and online this past Sunday for our Lament experience. It wasn’t a normal service, but the Spirit of God was moving, and I am glad we took time for that important aspect of our Christian experience.  If you missed it, check it out online at either our Facebook page, Youtube channel,…

Midweek Minute for July 22, 2020

We’re back (again), a special worship service, and the annual meeting. Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is your Ashworth Midweek Minute. Well, it’s been up and down, and will they won’t they, but this week we are relaunching our three worship services this Sunday and inviting those who are comfortable to join us live. Don’t worry. We are doing everything recommended to keep you safe if you choose to come worship with us in person. And…

Midweek Minute for June 24, 2020

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is your Ashworth Midweek Minute. Well, it is finally here! We are gathering together this weekend with an outdoor worship service on the lawn at 10 AM. The service will be a mix of songs from both services, a short message, and a time of reflection. Our goal is to be done in under an hour. We encourage everyone to bring AND WEAR a mask. We will have some available if…

Midweek MInute for June 17, 2020

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is you Ashworth Midweek Minute. Well, we are just over a week away from our Ashworth reopening. We are kicking it off on June 28th with a One Worship service on the lawn at 10 AM. This is a BYOCDC event (Bring your own coffee, donuts, and chairs). Bathrooms will be available for emergencies only. We know when you get back together, it will be difficult to maintain social distancing. You…

Midweek Minute for June 10, 2020

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is your Ashworth Midweek Minute. Well, this pandemic has been long and grueling, and many of you like me have missed meeting together on Sundays as a church. Our online experience has been great, our worship team has done an amazing job week after week, and I have loved the interviews we’ve been able to share with you recently. But as good as that has been, it hasn’t replaced being together.…

A Response to the Injustice and Racism in our Nation

Too often, when things happen around us that we do not understand or that make us uncomfortable, our immediate response is, “Yes, but…” “Yes, George Floyd died, but he might have had a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill.” “Yes, black lives matter, but all lives matter, too.” “Yes, there are some bad cops, but we still have the greatest justice system in the world.” And while these statements may technically be true, the “Yes, but…” response is an attempt to shift the…

Quarantined: Extra – Incarnation

Sacramental Life: Encountering the invisible God in the visible world The Incarnational Tradition focuses on the relationship between the invisible spirit and physical reality, helping us to see God’s divine presence in the material world in which we live. God manifests himself in his creation, even in the midst of mundane activities, whenever and wherever we acknowledge God. “Far from being evil, the physical is meant to be inhabited by the spiritual.” Richard Foster in Streams of Living Water copied…

Quarantined: Day 29

Jesus said of himself, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) He came into the world to pierce the darkness and shine the way to life for all humanity. He went on to say, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead…

Quarantined: Day 26

Congratulations on making it to the last week of the “Quarantined: Using a Season of Solitude to Connect with God.” We began this journey together five weeks ago, not knowing what the state of the world would be when we reached the final week. Would things be back to normal? Would the virus be under control? Would we feel safe venturing out and be able to worship together face to face? We now know the answer to all these questions…