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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
5th Sunday of Easter
May 2, 2021

 

Hymn
Seek Ye First
Tune: Seek Ye | Audio

1 Seek ye first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added unto you.
Allelu, alleluia!
2 Ask, and it shall be given unto you;
seek and ye shall find;
knock and the door shall be opened unto you.
Allelu, alleluia!

Obligato
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Obligato
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Scripture | Philippians 4:8
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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 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

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Sebastian Temple, arr. Mark Hayes | Audio

Make me a channel of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love; where there is injury, Your pardon Lord; and where there's doubt, true faith in You.
Make me a channel of Your peace. Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope; where there is darkness, only light; and where there's sadness, ever joy.
Oh Master, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love with all my soul.
Make me a channel of Your peace. It is pardoning that we are pardoned, in giving to all men that we receive, and in dying that we're born to eternal life.
Oh Master, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love with all my soul.
Make me a channel of Your peace. Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope; where there is darkness, only light; and where there's sadness, ever joy

Hymn
Alleluia, Alleluia
Tune: Alleluia No. 1
First-Plymouth Church - Lincoln, Nebraska

Refrain
Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Give praise to His name.

1 Jesus is Lord of all the earth.
He is the King of creation.
Refrain
2 Spread the good news o'er all the earth:
Jesus has died and has risen.
Refrain


3 We have been crucified with Christ.
Now we shall live forever.
Refrain
4 Come, let us praise the living God,
joyfully sing to our Savior.
Refrain

 

Postlude
A Clare Benediction
Words and Music by John Rutter | Audio

May the Lord show His mercy upon you; may the light of His presence be your guide; may He guard you and uphold you; may His spirit be ever by your side.
When you sleep, may His angels watch over you; when you wake, may He fill you with His grace: may you love Him and serve Him all your days; then in heaven may you see His face.
May the Lord's loving kindness surround you; keep you safe as you journey on your way: may He lead you and inspire you as He grants you the gift of each new day.
May He bless all your loved ones and cherish them; ev'ry friend, ev'ry stranger at your door: in the name of His Son our Savior Christ may God bless you now and evermore.



Pastor Jerry Herships on the Front Page of
The Aspen Times

Link: New Aspen pastor welcomes all to his flock