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    Jesus On Mount Gerizim
    03.08.22 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

    This week is Daylight Saving Time. Remember to set your clocks forward.  Everything is a matter of perspective. With the terrible events in Ukraine, our all-church meeting this past Sunday evening seems almost inconsequential.

      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...

        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...

          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...

                Moses On Mount Sinai
                01.11.22 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                We're sending a letter this week about my retirement. Being that I’ve missed the last three Sundays from the pulpit, that has not already happened. Dana and I both had the Omicron variant and had to isolate. My issues became a sinus infection...

                  Moses On Mount Horeb
                  01.04.22 | Weekly Newsletter | by Tom Harrison

                  The Old Testament revolves around three major characters: Abraham, Moses, and David. Our sermon series, “Mountains, Valleys, and Caves,” shows how the geographical sites had spiritual applications to them, and it does to us as...