Join Us for Online Worship

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.


 

A Church for the World

The Aspen Community Church’s outreach and work in Kenya is now in its eighth year – an amazing effort in partnership with other churches and Rotary International – currently providing clean water to thousands of students and teachers at more than 40 schools. 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.

Covid letter March 13, 2020

Covid Update June 17, 2020

 

Aspen Community Church supports Black Lives Matter

Pastor Jerry Herships speaks at a Black Lives Matter protest in Aspen, CO.
One of the Black Lives Matter Protest organizers and Aspen Community Church attendee Jennelle Figgins holds a sign as Pastor Jerry Herships and Laura Herships participate in the protest in Aspen, CO.



Aspen Community Church
Second Sunday
After the Epiphany
January 17, 2021

Hymn
Help Us Accept Each Other
Tune: Acceptance
Dory Light, piano Audio

1. Help us accept each other
as Christ accepted us;
teach us as sister, brother,
each person to embrace.
Be present, Lord, among us,
and bring us to believe
we are ourselves accepted
and meant to love and live.

2. Teach us, O Lord, your lessons,
as in our daily life
we struggle to be human
and search for hope and faith.
Teach us to care for people,
for all, not just for some,
to love them as we find them,
or as they may become.

3. Let your acceptance change us,
so that we may be moved
in living situations
to do the truth in love;
to practice your acceptance,
until we know by heart
the table of forgiveness
and laughter’s healing art.

4. Lord, for today’s encounters
with all who are in need,
who hunger for acceptance,
for righteousness and bread,
we need new eyes for seeing,
new hands for holding on;
renew us with your Spirit;
Lord, free us, make us one!


Scripture /Luke 23:34
34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing.


Jerry's Service


Prayers of the People
*Prayers for David, who has been on a vent for 25 days with COVID so far.
*Prayers for Dave, Nicole, Michael, and all others who have been infected with COVID, that their illnesses not become serious and that they recover quickly and fully.
*Prayers for Danielle to make a full recovery from COVID related residual issues, who was previously on a vent and later discharged, but who has been back in the hospital three times.
*Prayers for all those folks that are in the process of recovering from COVID-19 and from any and all illnesses or injuries.
*Prayers as always for all our healthcare workers and those essential workers that are showing up every day to make our lives easier.
*Prayers of healing for Heather.
*Prayers for Aspen Community Church for giving us strength, fellowship, hope, and a solid rock to stand on.
*Prayers for all law enforcement personnel.
*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
Lord, Make Me An Instrument of Thy Peace
John Rutter, arr. John Rutter
Dory Light, piano Audio

Hymn
This Is the Day of New Beginnings
Tune: Beginnings
Dory Light, organ Audio

1.This is the day of new beginnings,
time to remember and move on,
time to believe what love is bringing,
laying to rest the pain that’s gone.

2.For by the life and death of Jesus,
God’s mighty Spirit, now as then,
can make for us a world of difference,
as faith and hope are born again.

3.Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring,
step from the past and leave behind
our disappointment, guilt and grieving,
seeking new paths, and sure to find.

4.Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new.


Postlude
Sortie in D
Cesar Franck
Dory Light, organ Audio

 

Stewardship at Aspen Community Church

The needs and ministries of Aspen Community Church continue on. Your generous donations make that possible. You can give thru our website (www.aspencommunitychurch.org) or drop a check in the mail (200 E Bleeker St., Aspen, CO 81611).

Many thanks for your continued support of Aspen Community Church.

Jerry
Jerry Herships
Pastor/Love Monger
Aspen Community Church
jerryherships@gmail.com




Pastor Jerry Herships on the Front Page of
The Aspen Times

Link: New Aspen pastor welcomes all to his flock


 

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.

 

News from Kenya – The New School

Greetings from Kenya, and grateful thanks to all of you and others who have helped to provide the new school!

We had the official opening of the school, and these pictures show some of the festivities including pictures with the students,  parents, workmen, and our team. My partners here wanted to honor me by naming the school after me, in spite of my protests. The name of the community is Kisima, which means fountains, an appropriate name for providing fountains of knowledge for the children of this community. There will be many more pictures to share in future, but thought you would enjoy these.

Asante Sana to everyone, from our friends in Kenya!
Debbie

 

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