Church service is canceled for December 31, 2017. See everyone in the new year!
Monday, 18 December 2017
"When they saw the star, they were overjoyed."
|NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Jenny HottleESA/Hubble & NASA|
Asker Christmas Program
Friday, December 22, 2017
potluck snacks to follow
Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Thursday, 2 November 2017
- Scripture Alone ... 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Grace Alone ... Ephesians 1:3-8
- Christ Alone ... Colossians 1:13-18
- Faith Alone ... Galatians 3:6-11
- Glory to God Alone ... Colossians 3:15-17
On Reformation Sunday the pews were full, many had gathered to celebrate. God was present there to just sit with us.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:15-17
We are blessed to have such a creative Pastor who brings the Word alive. Enjoy some of the photos from our service.
|Photo by D. Zepick|
|Photo by E. Hill|
|Photo by E. Hill|
|Photo by E. Hill|
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Monday, 28 August 2017
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Today I encourage you to know the importance of blessing someone.
Genesis 32 ... unless you bless me ...
"So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
There is a deep yearning in our lives to experience blessing. Jacob wrestles with an angel of the Lord and refuses to let Him go unless he is blessed by Him. Jacob knew his life was filled with chaos, lies, deception, struggle and a strange 'wishful thinking' kind of hope. As he yearned for a blessing, his life was being laid out in front of him. The blessing he experienced was a new name, a redeemed identity. God comes into our life to save us, redeem us, lead us in a new direction – this is His blessing!
Pause today ... pause and see how involved God is in our lives – every part of our life. As you pause, give thanks to God for loving us so fully that our lives look different after we encounter Him!
Ephesians 3 ... that you may be filled ...
“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Paul desires God to bless the Church. Paul is moved by the Holy Spirit to speak words of blessing to the people of Ephesus and also to us. The blessing is to know, to grasp, to see and to be filled with the fullness of who Jesus is! To know what He is able and desiring to do in us and among us!
Pause today ... pause and receive these words of God to bless you ... to bless you in knowing who God is and how active and intentional He is toward you and I ... as you receive this blessing of God pause and ask Jesus to direct you to someone who is yearning, like Jacob, to be blessed ... then go to them and speak that blessing! (below are some prayers of blessing to share!)
Prayers of Blessing:
The love of the Lord Jesus draw you to Himself,
The power of the Lord Jesus strengthen you in His service,
The joy of the Lord Jesus fill your heart;
And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
-- The Alternative Service Book 1980
May the warmth of Christ heal you,
The eyes of Christ gaze on you,
And the peace of Christ shine through you, today and evermore. Amen.
-- Angela Ashwin
The blessing of God, the eternal goodwill of God, the shalom of God, the wildness and the warmth of God, be among us and between us, now and always. Amen.
-- Jim Cotter
Blessing and laughter and loving be yours.
The love of a Great God
Who names you
And holds you while the earth turns and the flowers grow,
This day, this night, this moment and forever.
-- Ruth Burgess
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Colossians is the topic of conversation this Sunday.
Pastor Ted has suggested a video to explain the church of Colossians.
Please note that Worship will take place at the Zepick's home this Sunday at 11 am. This will be followed by a church picnic and fellowship. Please email for more details.
Monday, 8 May 2017
How do you answer when someone asks you, who you follow?
"What I mean is this: One of you says, "I follow Paul"; another, "I follow Apollos"; another, "I follow Cephas"; still another, "I follow Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul?"
1 Corinthians 1:12-13
Do you answer, "I am Lutheran"; "I am Catholic"; "I am Baptist" or do you simply say "I follow Christ."
Pondering the books of Corinthians.
Monday, 10 April 2017
Maundy Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church
April 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Good Friday at Asker Lutheran Church
April 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sunrise Service at Asker Lutheran Church
April 16, 2017 at 8:00 am
Potluck breakfast to follow.
Resurrection Service at Asker Lutheran Church
April 16, 2017 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
You are invited, called to join us in reading through the Book of Acts with each of us at Asker.
As each of us in our household takes some intentional time to read One Chapter of Acts each day, we will be joined in a growing unity around God's Word.
We encourage each of you to be creative in how to include each family member. Read together or take some intentional time in separate spaces to read. As it works out, take some time to discuss what you have found in the daily chapter or perhaps write what you experience in a notebook or journal.
At the end of 28 days we will plan to get together as a church and encourage and bless each other with what has impacted us or stood out to us or spoke to us during the time of reading!
The Acts of the Apostles is recalling the birth of the church. Notice the supernatural, the missions, the struggle, and the way the Gospel begins to change the world forever!
May we experience a refreshed joy in God's Word and in who we are as His Church!!!
-- Pastor Ted Hill
Thursday, 16 February 2017
What a beautiful day we have enjoyed in central Alberta today! It is mid-February, but feels like we should be breaking out the garden tools and preparing for spring.
What a day to rejoice!
Let God delight in you.