Posts by Brent Clark

Posts by Brent Clark

Midweek Minute for August 19, 2020

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is your Ashworth midweek minute. As you know, we are slowly re-opening the church in various ways. This Sunday, we plan to re-open our nursery for children from birth to age 2. Our nursery director Sharon is excited to come back and see your kids!  We are putting all the precautions in place, including temperature check, our workers will be wearing masks, and we will limit the number of kids in…

Midweek Minute for August 12, 2020

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is you Ashworth Midweek Minute. Thanks to everyone who tuned in and or voted on the Annual Ministry Plan and Budget, Deacon Nomination, and Bylaws change. The Staff and Elders appreciate the trust you place in us and hope we continue to provide effective leadership of the church in step with where the Spirit of God is leading us.  And just in case you were wondering, all the proposals were approved.…

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…