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2019

Theme - Let's look at Easter differently this year.

A donkey ride, A blind guy, Some things are afoot, Temple cleansing from a woman's viewpoint, Betrayal, Dinner conversation between two guys, Garden gleanings, A guy says, "Not me!" again, Another guy says, "You missed my pinkie!", One Says, "Why not me?", A big guy says, "I don't want any of that on me!",  Another big  guy says, "Me, that's my job!", She asked, "Where'd he go?", Then answered he own question, One said, "Stop!", She remembers, Then they both burst out laughing,  He is doubtless, and We go back to basics.

(Duh!  No archives yet.)


2018

No Theme

  • Scott Harris - "When we Wander from the Straight Path"

  • Charles Row - "What Would It Take?"

  • Verta Sorensen - "It's All About Me"

  • Tom Moore - "When You Reach Fourth and Goal, What Will Be Your Last Play?"

  •  Mike Luzinski and Madeline Luzinski - "Shattered and Healed"

  • Jake Burton - "In The Silence"

  • Marti Pieper - "Peace Out: Jesus' Enduring Gift"


2017
Easter Stories

  • Scott Harris, Mike Luzinski, Tom Pieper - "Why Do We Do Ash Wednesday?"

  • Shawn Klein - "What Comes Next"

  • Charles Row - "Hope"

  • John Berry, Jr. - "A Mother's Intuition"

  • Gayle Hays - "Sometimes the Smallest Things Have the Greatest Impact"

  • Michael Baddoo - "Easter Musical Story"

  • Patricia Orlando - "Eruptive Life is Never Harmless - The Resurrection Changed Everything"


2016
Holy Week through the eyes of Lay Members of Asbury

  • Verta Sorensen - February 10th - Sunday & Monday

  • Phyllis Klock - February 17th - Tuesday

  • Larry Koch - February  24th - Wednesday

  • John Berry, Jr. - March 2nd - Thursday

  • Patricia Orlando - March 9th - Friday

  • Bill Erdman - March 16th - Saturday

  • Kathy Peck - March 23rd - Sunday


2015
"Do you have any doubts about Easter"

  • Brian Carr - Senior Pastor, Trinity UMC, Deland

  • Scott Harris - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Daniel Ivey - Associate Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Gene Maddox - Senior Pastor of First UMC, Brooksville

  • Tom Pieper - Minister of Music, Asbury UMC

  • Barbara W Riddle - Retired Methodist Pastor

  • Keith Tusing - Next Generation Pastor, Asbury UMC


2014
"'Christ is Risen!'  Now what?"

  • Scott Harris - Asbury Senior Pastor

  • Daniel Ivey - Asbury Associate Pastor

  • Keith Tusing - Asbury Children's Ministry Pastor

  • Tom Pieper - Asbury Minister of Music

  • Barbara Riddle - Retired Methodist Pastor

  • Brian Carr - Senior Pastor, Trinity UMC, Deland

  • Tony Rosenberger - Senior Pastor, Community of Faith in Davenport


2013
"What Easter Means to __________"

  • Paul Dickinson, Retired Asbury Senior Pastor

  • Scott Harris, Asbury Senior Pastor

  • Scott Harris, Jr, Asbury Youth Director

  • Brian Pikalow, Asbury Family Pastor

  • Barbara Riddle, Retired United Methodist Minister

  • Keith Tusing, Children's Ministry Pastor

  • George Welch, Senior Pastor, White City UMC, Ft Pierce


2012
"Why?"

  • Willie J Barnes - Senior Pastor, International Church of Faith / Chaplain, Orange County Sheriff's Department - "WHY Worry?  Be Happy!"

  • Scott Harris - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC - "WHY Human Suffering?"

  • David Holbrook - Christian Lawyer - "WHY not choose a Blessing?"

  • Daniel Ivey - Senior Pastor, College Park UMC - "WHY the Son of God become the Son of Man."

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC - "WHY Me?"

  • Tony Rosenberger - Senior Pastor, Inverness UMC - "WHY Lent?"

  • Molly Warren - Senior Pastor, Tuskawilla UMC - "My God, my God, WHY have you forsaken me?"


2011
"The Gifts of the Cross."

  • Brian Carr - Senior Pastor, Trinity UMC, Deland - The wine-soaked Sponge

  • Jim Cunningham - Christian Businessman - Righteousness

  • Scott Harris - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC - The Cross and Our Shadow

  • Daniel Ivey - Senior Pastor, College Park UMC - The Spear

  • Jim Lake - Senior Pastor Oviedo UMC - The Sign

  • Gene Maddox - Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC, Palatka - The Centurion

  • Brian Pikalow - Family and Outreach Pastor, Asbury UMC- The Nails

In Max Lucado's book, "He Chose the Nails' the "Gifts of the Cross" were discussed.  Each speaker was asked to pick one of the "Gifts" listed below or come up with a "Gift" of their own.

From the book "He chose the nails" by Max Lucado - God's gifts shed light on God's heart, God's good and generous heart. Jesus' brother James tells us: "Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven.  The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light" (James 1: 17 MSG). Every gift reveals God's love ... but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. They came, not wrapped in paper, but in passion. Not placed around a tree, but a cross. And not covered with ribbons, but sprinkled with blood. (Reprinted by permission. He chose the nails, Max Lucado, copyright 2000, Thomas Nelson Inc. Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.)

  • Cross, Chapter 11
  • Nails,  Chapter 4
  • Spear, Chapter 12
  • Sign, Chapter 5
  • Empty Tomb, Chapter 14
  • Spit, Chapter 2
  • Hammer used on the Nails
  • Crown of thorns, Chapter 3
  • Garments taken by the soldiers, Chapter 8
  • Spices brought to anoint Jesus' body
  • Wine‑soaked sponge, Chapter 10
  • Scourging of the soldiers, Chapter 9
  • The Centurion
  • Two crosses beside Christ, Chapter 6
  • His friends
  • His disciples
  • Grave clothes, Chapter 13
  • Faith, Chapter 7
  • Righteousness

2010
"Jesus from the viewpoint of _______"

  • Willie J Barnes - Senior Pastor, International Church of Faith, Orlando / Chaplin, Orange Cty Sherriff's Department - Subject: Pilate

  • Paul Dickinson - Retired Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC - Subject: James, the brother of Jesus

  • Scott Harris (Message given by Brian Pikalow, Family Pastor) - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC - Subject: Judas

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC - Subject: Thomas 

  • Tony Rosenberger - Senior Pastor, Crawfordville UMC - Subject: Simon of Cyrene 

  • Tom Russell - Minister of Music, Asbury UMC - Subject: Simon Peter 

  • Jay Therrell - Senior Pastor, Cape Coral First United Methodist Church - Subject:  The Woman with the Alabaster Jar of Perfume 

Each Speaker in 2010 was asked to speak to us about Jesus from the viewpoint of a follower, believer, bystander or enemy during the seven days prior to the crucifixion

  Andrew
  Annas
  Barabbas
  Caiaphas
  Centurion that cried, “Surely He was the Son of God!”
  Herod
 
James, the Brother of Jesus
  John
  Joseph of Arimathea
  Judas

  Mary
  Mary Magdalene
  Matthew
 
Nicodemus
  Other of your choosing
 
Owner of the home that held the Last Supper
  Pilate

 
Pilate’s wife
 
Salome or Joanna

  Servant girl that talked to Peter in the courtyard
 
Simon of Cyrene
  Simon Peter
 
Simon the Leper
  Soldier at the tomb
 
Soldier that spit on Jesus
 
Soldier whose ear was severed
  Soldier with the stick & the vinegar

  Soldiers in general
  Someone in the crowd crying, “Crucify Him!”
  Thief on Christ’s Left
  Thief on Christ’s Right
  Thieves crucified with Christ
  Thomas
 
Woman with alabaster jar of perfume


2009
"Jesus from the viewpoint of _______"

  • Brian Carr - Senior Pastor, Perrine-Peters UMC - Simon of Cyrene

  • Scott Harris - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC - Simon Peter

  • Jim Lake - Senior Pastor Oviedo UMC - Barrabas

  • Gene Maddox - Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC, Palatka - Nicodemus  

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC - Soldiers that spit upon Jesus

  • Jeff Stiggins - Congregational Transformation - The Centurion that cried, "Surely he was the Son of God!"

  • Molly Warren - Associate Pastor, Asbury UMC - Mary

Each Speaker in 2009 was asked to speak to us about Jesus from the viewpoint of a follower, believer, bystander or enemy during the seven days prior to the crucifixion

  Andrew
  Annas
  Barabbas
  Caiaphas
  Centurion that cried, “Surely He was the Son of God!”
  Herod
 
James, the Brother of Jesus
  John
  Joseph of Arimathea
  Judas

  Mary
  Mary Magdalene
  Matthew
 
Nicodemus
  Other of your choosing
 
Owner of the home that held the Last Supper
  Pilate

 
Pilate’s wife
 
Salome or Joanna

  Servant girl that talked to Peter in the courtyard
 
Simon of Cyrene
  Simon Peter
 
Simon the Leper
  Soldier at the tomb
 
Soldier that spit on Jesus
 
Soldier whose ear was severed
  Soldier with the stick & the vinegar

  Soldiers in general
  Someone in the crowd crying, “Crucify Him!”
  Thief on Christ’s Left
  Thief on Christ’s Right
  Thieves crucified with Christ
  Thomas
 
Woman with alabaster jar of perfume


2008
Open Subjects

  • Jerry Breithaupt - Pastor, Pastoral Care Ministries, deceased:  "A Fragrant  Fellowship"

  • Scott Harris - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC:  "The Sound of Hammering"

  • Bill Holleran - Youth Minister, Asbury UMC:  "Remembering Why"

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC:  "Fasting:  Hurry Up and Wait"

  • Tony Rosenberger - Senior Pastor, Crawfordville UMC:  "The Marginal Messiah"

  • Jay Therrell - Associate Pastor, 1st UMC, Ormond Beach:  "Playing the Fool" 

  • Molly Warren - Associate Pastor, Asbury UMC:  "The Lens of Love"


2007
Open Subjects

  • Brian Carr - Senior Pastor, Perrine-Peters UMC

  • Paul Dickinson - Retired Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Scott Harris - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Gene Maddox - Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC , Palatka

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Molly Warren - Associate Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • George Welch - Senior Pastor White City UMC, Ft Pierce


2006
Open Subjects

  • Tom Black - Senior Pastor, First UMC. Callahan

  • Tim Carson - Senior Pastor, Shepherd's Community UMC, Lakeland

  • Scott Harris - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Tom Kerr - Senior Pastor, Thomson First UMC, Thomas, Georgia

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Tony Rosenberger - Associate Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Richard Schmidt - Senior Pastor First UMC, Hudson


2005
Open Subjects

  • Brian Carr - Senior Pastor, Perrine-Peters UMC

  • Paul Dickinson - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Jim Lake - Senior Pastor, Marco Island Wesley UMC

  • Gene Maddox - Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC,f Palatka

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Tony Rosenberger - Associate Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Jay Therrell - Associate Pastor, 1st UMC, Kissimmee


2004
Open Subjects

  • Tim Carson - Senior Pastor, Shepherd's Community UMC, Lakeland

  • Paul Dickinson - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Deborah McKown - Senior Pastor, Faith UMC, Orlando

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Tony Rosenberger - Associate Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Richard Schmidt - Senior Pastor First UMC, Hudson

  • George Welch - Divinity Student, substituted for Hubert Floyd - Retired Senior Pastor Asbury UMC


2003
Open Subjects

  • Tom Black - Senior Pastor, First UMC, Callahan

  • Brian Carr - Associate Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Paul Dickinson - Senior Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Gene Maddox - Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC, Palatka

  • Steve Miller - Senior Pastor, Christ UMC, Venice

  • Brian Pikalow - Family Pastor, Asbury UMC

  • Jeff Stiggins - District Superintendent, Orlando


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