Posts by Brent Clark (Page 3)

Posts by Brent Clark (Page 3)

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 – 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…

21 Days of Prayer 2020

Join us in our 21 Day journey of daily devotionals and prayer as we prepare our hearts and minds for Easter. Download a .EPUB file for Mac and iPhone Download a .PDF file for PC and Android
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…