Elijah in the Cave of Horeb
    02.23.22 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

    We had another wonderful trip to Israel with 33 young adults. One place we visit is the traditional site where Peter denied Jesus: St. Peter in Gallicantu. It also could be the palace of the High Priest, Caiaphas, where they took Jesus for...

      The Squirrel Hunter
      02.23.22 | Women | by Tammy Beals

      Have you ever been speaking, listening, or thinking about something and BOOM….you forgot what you were talking about, thinking about or what that person across from you just said?  The popular word to describe that is simply “Squirrel!” I would...

        Praise God in the Storm
        02.23.22 | Women | Devotional Thoughts | by Amy Miller

        Spring in Oklahoma is known for one thing. STORMS! I love the science behind severe weather. Storm chasing is on my bucket list of things I would like to do someday. When there is a tornado warning issued, I go outside and lookup. I will watch...

          Elijah On Mount Carmel
          02.15.22 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

          By now you have heard the news. Our Staff Parish Relations Committee, Transition Team and Bishop Jimmy Nunn have selected my successor. I felt relief when Reverend Andrew Forrest accepted the call to become Asbury’s third senior pastor in 58...

            Stories from the Farm
            02.02.22 | Women | by Tammy Beals

            Growing up on a farm in rural Missouri gave me a unique perspective on life. I see things a bit differently than the average girl who grew up in town.

              The Month of Love
              02.02.22 | Devotional Thoughts | by Rachel Davis

              February. The month of love. When some of you read the above you got excited, some of you rolled your eyes, some of you might have gotten all dreamy and thought to start planning something romantic, some of you don’t have time to get all...

                David On Mount Zion
                02.01.22 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                February 4 marks Asbury’s 60th anniversary (our diamond jubilee). We will combine our “official celebration” with a fun church tradition related to Lent. Pancake Day (aka Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras) is the day before Ash Wednesday.

                  David In The Valley Of Elah
                  01.25.22 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                  In these weekly notes, we try to focus on what’s coming, rather than what’s happened, but today let’s make an exception. On Saturday we had an excellent presentation at our Lay Leadership meeting. We shared some 2021 statistics (missional...

                    Moses on Mount Nebo
                    01.18.22 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                    By now you should’ve received word about my July 31 retirement date and the process of selecting our next senior pastor. This is new—we’ve only had one new pastor appointed to Asbury since 1964 (me in 1993).  Fifty-eight years of two senior...

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