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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



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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
3rd Sunday of Easter
April 18, 2021

 

Hymn
Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service
Tune: Beach Spring
First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln, NE

1 Lord, whose love through humble service
bore the weight of human need,
who upon the cross, forsaken,
worked your mercy's perfect deed:
we, your servants, bring the worship
not of voice alone, but heart,
consecrating to your purpose
every gift which you impart.
2 Still your children wander homeless;
still the hungry cry for bread;
still the captives long for freedom;
still in grief we mourn our dead.
As you, Lord, by deep compassion
healed the sick and freed the soul,
by your Spirit send your Power
to our world to make us whole.
3 As we worship, grant us vision,
till your love's revealing light
in its height and depth and greatness
dawns upon our quickened sight,
making known the needs and burdens
your compassion bids us bear,
stirring us to ardent service
your abundant life to share.

 

Scripture | Mark 10:43-45

43 But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant,
44 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.
45 For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Jerry's Service


Prayers of the People
*Prayers of healing for Katie.
*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
Andante
Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély | Audio

Hymn
Jesus Shall Reign
Tune: Duke Street
First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln, NE

1 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
does its successive journeys run;
his kingdom spread from shore to shore,
till moon shall wax and wane no more.
2 To Jesus endless prayer be made,
and endless praises crown his head;
his name like sweet perfume shall rise
with every morning sacrifice.

3 People and realms of every tongue
dwell on his love with sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his name.
4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns;
all prisoners leap and loose their chains;
the weary find eternal rest,
and all who suffer want are blest.

5 Let every creature rise and bring
honors peculiar to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen!

 

Postlude
Gott ist mein Heil, mein Hilf und Trost
J. S. Bach | Audio

 



Pastor Jerry Herships on the Front Page of
The Aspen Times

Link: New Aspen pastor welcomes all to his flock