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If you would like to join us on Sundays at 9:30am, please contact the church with your email address. We will forward you the links for our worship service. You can also go to YOUTUBE and search for Jerry Herships Aspen Community Church

Phone: 970.925.1571
Email: office@aspencommunitychurch,org

Hey Folks .... Just a friendly reminder ....
The needs and ministries of Aspen Community Church continue on. Your donations make that possible. You can give thru our website or drop a check in the mail as well.

Many thanks for your continued support of Aspen Community Church.
Jerry


Jerry Herships
Pastor/Love Monger
Aspen Community Church

Aspen Community Church
200 East Bleeker St.
Aspen, CO 81611
www.aspencommunitychurch.org/donate
970-925-1571



Birthdays/Anniversaries:
Let us know your special days so that we may celebrate with you.
Email: office@aspencommunitychurch.org

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Have A Favorite Hymn?
Contact the church office to program your favorite hymn in a service. Hymns need to be found in the red United Methodist Hymnal or the black In Faith We Sing hymnal.

Worship
Large print hymnals are available and located by the sanctuary doors.

Pastor Jerry’s Sermons
If you would like a copy of Pastor Jerry’s sermon, please contact him at goddoesntsuck@gmail.com and he will be more than glad to forward you a copy.



 

A Church for the World

The Aspen Community Church has maintained an outreach program in Kenya since 2008, in partnership with Kenyan communities, villages, individuals, and the Methodist Church of Kenya. Our work has focused on clean water systems, improved school facilities, scholarships, and emergency aid. These valuable partnerships, energized by annual team trips, help us to continue this important, life-saving work. Read about Kenya PEAK.

 


 

A Church for the Community

A gathering place for musicians to rehearse and perform, groups to meet, yoga, AA and NA meetings and a place for those needing to find support. See our calendar of events.

Contact the Church and Rev. Jerry Herships at 970.925.1571

 


 

A Church Rich with History

The Aspen Community Church building was built in 1890 and has been the home of a Presbyterian congregation, then a federated congregation in the 20’s and became a Methodist congregation in the 30’s.  It has served many generations of people in Aspen.

Recognizing the outstanding acoustics of the sanctuary, John Denver and the Dickens Carolers recorded their Christmas album here. For so many Aspen families, the Community Church has been a special place to worship, celebrate and grow in faith. Read about our history.

Welcome to Aspen Community Church

A Progressive Congregation
with a commitment to community and
outreach, a love of music, learning,
and traditional worship.

Latest News from Kenya

In January 2020, we celebrated the opening of two pre-school classrooms in the new school we are building in a small community outside of Meru, Kenya. It was a joyful and celebratory time for all involved, as our team worked on some final touches, and enjoyed getting to know the teachers and playing with the kids.

Although COVID-19 caused schools to be closed in Kenya in March 2020, our work has continued, providing food assistance and other aid for many of those impacted by the pandemic, and assisting our scholarship students to continue their studies whenever and wherever possible. Classes have recently resumed for all students, and local parents recently participated in a tree-planting ceremony at the new school.

Our annual team trips are temporarily on hold, but we are hopeful that a trip can be planned in the coming year. Even though we currently can’t be there, the need for funds is essential at this time – not only for our ongoing work to provide clean water systems in schools and villages, but also to continue our high school scholarship program. And a major goal this year is the construction of a first-grade classroom for Deborah Fountains School, which we hope to complete by June. Learn more and how to help here.

   

 

Aspen Community Church
First Sunday in Lent
February 21, 2021

Hymn
Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty
Tune: Lobe den Herren


1.Praise ye the Lord,
the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him,
for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
join me in glad adoration!
2.Praise ye the Lord,
who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings,
yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er have been
granted in what He ordaineth?
3.Praise ye the Lord!
O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath,
come now with praises before Him!
Let the amen sound from His people again;
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
.
 

Scripture /Genesis 3:19
By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”


Jerry's Service


Prayers of the People
*Prayers of thanksgiving for newborn, Henry;
*Prayers of healing for Ely, recovering from a heart attack;
*Prayers of healing for Brian, recovering from a heart attack & surgery;
*Prayers of healing for Barb, facing an unsure diagnosis;
*Prayers for Roger undergoing cancer testing;
*Prayers of healing for Heather.
*Prayers for all those folks that are in the process of recovering from COVID-19 and from any and all illnesses or injuries.
*Prayers for healthcare workers and essential workers in the healthcare industry;
*Prayers for all chaplains and funeral home workers;
*Prayers for Aspen Community Church for giving us strength, fellowship, hope, and a solid rock to stand on.
*Prayers for our leaders…may they all put aside politics in this time of crisis and lead with love.
*and Prayers for everyone who have lost their job…may they find work soon.

Solo
Miserere mei - Psalm 51
Gregorio Allegri

Hymn
Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire
Tune: Gift of Love

1.Though I may speak with bravest fire,
And have the gift to all inspire,
And have not love, my words are vain,
As sounding brass, and hopeless gain.
2.Though I may give all I possess,
And striving so my love profess,
But not be given by love within,
The profit soon turns strangely thin.

3.Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control,
Our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed;
By this we worship, and are freed.

 

Postlude
Gigue in C
Charles Callahan| Audio




Pastor Jerry Herships on the Front Page of
The Aspen Times

Link: New Aspen pastor welcomes all to his flock