Posts by Brent Clark (Page 3)

Posts by Brent Clark (Page 3)

Quarantined: Extra – Virtue

The second tradition or stream guiding our Quarantined experience is the holiness tradition. Virtuous Life: Responding with integrity The Holiness Tradition emphasizes the re-formation of our hearts so that we are able to respond appropriately to the challenges of life. The word “holiness” has some negative connotations today, but the original Greek meaning of the word virtue is simply “to function well.” Virtuous Life is not about rules or judgment, perfectionism, or some kind of merit gained by good deeds.…

Quarantined: Day 10

A Prayer for Those Who Do Not Know Jesus Today we pause to pray for those experiencing the global pandemic without knowing Jesus. Our Father, The world is upside down, and this is not how you designed it or desire it to be. From the beginning of creation, you wanted those made in your image to know you. Deeply. Intimately.  Times like this are challenging and even more so when trying to make sense of the world without a knowledge…

Midweek Minute for April 29, 2020

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is your Ashworth midweek minute. Can you believe it’s the first of the month again? And this means that this Sunday, as a part of our online worship experience, we will take communion together.  So as you are planning to worship together this Sunday, get those communion elements ready.  Remember, what you choose to eat and drink isn’t as important as taking communion together as the community of Jesus Christ. Are…

Quarantined: Extra – Prayer

As you go through the Quarantined experience, you may begin to notice some recurring themes from week to week. We have chosen to use the six traditions from Christian history as a guide to help us grow in a more balanced spiritual life. These are the core characteristics of the life of Jesus. On Saturdays, we will define one of the six traditions or streams to help you better understand what you might find during the week. This week, we…

Quarantined: Day 5

As this new day begins, the God of healing is present in those among us who are caregivers for the sick. Together we pray: Healing God, conscious that caregivers reflect your compassion, we honor them and pray for them in a special way today. We ask you to hold them in your tenderness, give them an assurance of your spirit of strength as they minister to your people, and be for them a sign and source of hope. We are…

Midweek minute for April 22, 2020

Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent and this is your Ashworth midweek minute. First, I wanna say thank you for connecting with us every Sunday online, video zoom calls for senior adult lunch, youth, women’s ministry, and kids and for your continued generosity to the church. We have an amazing church, and it is because of each and every one of you! It is spring into action time, and we are encouraging everybody to get out of the house…

Quarantined: Day 1

Quarantined – a word most of us never thought would apply to us. Maybe to someone we know. Or maybe not. Forced to stay home, away from family and friends. Apart from our usual activities and normal routines. Forced to slow down, to come face to face with our humanity, and what truly lies within. Too often, it is the busyness of achieving, the never-ending to-do-lists and ceaseless family activities, the noise of our everyday lives that drowns out the…

Midweek Minute April 15, 2020

Technical difficulties, Spring into Action, Send us your family greeting, and a new challenge called Quarantined: Using a Season of Solitude to Connect with God. Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is your Ashworth midweek minute. We know we had some technical difficulties Sunday, but we are so thankful that almost all of you stayed with us and made the change from Facebook to Youtube. We’re going to give Facebook another chance this week, but rest assured,…

Midweek Minute for April 8, 2020

Thank you, budget adjustments, supporting our ministry partners, Spring Into Action 2020, and future face to face encounters. Video Transcript Hey, this is Pastor Brent, and this is your Ashworth Midweek Minute. First, let me begin today by saying thank you. We know times are challenging and uncertain for many of you, but you have continued to be generous in supporting the church. Thank you, and I know that with your continued generosity, we will all come through this time…

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…