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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.

After a Brief 14 months . . .

WE ARE BACK!

Beginning May 23rd @ 9:30am we will resume worshipping
at Aspen Community Church.

See You Then!

 

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
7th Sunday of Easter
May 16, 2021

 

Hymn
For the Beauty of the Earth
Tune: Dix
First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln, NE

1 For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.
2 For the wonder of each hour
of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light;
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

3 For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.
4 For thyself, best Gift Divine,
to the world so freely given,
For that great, great love of thine,
peace on earth, and joy in heaven:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.


Scripture | 1 Corinthians 10:26
26 For the earth is the Lord's, and everything that is in it.

Jerry's Service


Prayers of the People
*Prayers of healing for Lisa.
*Prayers of healing for Katie.
*Prayers of healing for Wendy.
*Prayers of healing for Rebekah.
*Prayers of healing for Leah.
*Prayers of comfort for the Belmont Family.
*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

For the Beauty of the Earth
arr. Phillip Keveren| Audio

 

Hymn
All Creatures of Our God and King
Tune: Lasst uns Erfreuen
First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln, NE


1 All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O brother sun with golden beam,
O sister moon with silver gleam!
Sing praises! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
2 O brother wind with clouds and rain,
you nurture gifts of fruit and grain.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O sister water, flowing clear,
make music for your Lord to hear.
Sing praises! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 O brother fire, so warm and bright,
chase off the shadows of the night.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfolds such blessing on our way.
Sing praises! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
4 All who for love of God forgive
all who in pain or sorrow grieve.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ bears our burdens and your fears,
so, even in the midst of tears.
Sing praises! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 O sisters, brothers, take your part
and worship God with humble heart.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
All creatures, bless the Father, Son
and Holy Spirit, three in one.
Sing praises! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


 

Postlude
All Creatures of our God and King
arr. Mark Hayes| Audio

 



Pastor Jerry Herships on the Front Page of
The Aspen Times

Link: New Aspen pastor welcomes all to his flock