Worship

Mother and daughter with hymnal.

At the 11:00 service, all ages join in traditional hymns.

“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; celebrate his lovely name with music.” Psalm 135:3 NLT

Worship is a celebration and spiritual encounter with God which provides opportunities for people to be nurtured and encouraged. Ashland has two worship services at 9am and 11am most of the year, with a single 10am worship service in the summer. Summer worship offers a mix of the music worship team, piano, and organ, soloists and small groups.

Communion is offered at both services, on the first Sunday of the month. All believers are invited to partake. Those who are unable to attend worship are welcome to contact to church office and request Home Communion.

We celebrate God’s presence among us and God’s love that forgives, heals, makes new, and transforms. In worship we celebrate the new work God is doing in our lives. We are the prodigals coming home in God’s Kingdom on earth and we celebrate in joy and thanks. Worshiping as a community gives power to our expression of love. We extend the celebration of love through the mission of our daily lives in the world. Worship expresses our love for God. We celebrate with traditional, contemporary and -sometimes- experimental styles of worship!

We celebrate God’s presence among us and God’s love that forgives, heals, makes new, and transforms. In worship we celebrate the new work God is doing in our lives. We are the prodigals coming home in God’s Kingdom on earth and we celebrate in joy and thanks. Worshiping as a community gives power to our expression of love. We extend the celebration of love through the mission of our daily lives in the world. Worship expresses our love for God. We celebrate with traditional, contemporary and -sometimes- experimental styles of worship!

Children and Youth are welcome in worship. Children’s Bibles are in each pew, and activity binders are available during worship. Weekly children’s messages are delivered to children during the second service, and there is childcare available for children under six during worship and Sunday School.  Children and youth are actively involved in services as liturgists, ushers and musicians.

Music is a valued way of praising God at Ashland Church, through the praise team, chancel choir, and other talented musicians. The second Sunday of each month, guest musicians share their talents, such as The Chesapeake Wind Ensemble and Pandemic Steel Drum Band.

Highlights of this year’s worship experiences include:

  – The use of prayer stations to involve all generations in “hands on” activities

 – A stewardship service with the release of dozens of white “dreams for Ashland” balloons inside the sanctuary;

 – The use of technology to enrich worship with videos, recordings, and pictures, projected onto screens in the sanctuary.

 – An outdoor service held in the Ridge Pavilion at Oregon Ridge followed by a community picnic and games.

 – Ashland members who have traveled on mission trips to Cuba, Guatemala, and a North Dakota Indian reservation shared reflections of their experiences during worship services

 – A multi-media production of Joseph Martin’s, “Celebration of Carols,” featuring the chancel choir, members of the praise team, and with projected pictures synchronized to the music.

 

Blue Christmas

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Worship | Comments Off on Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas flyer

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Oct. 26 Road Closures

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Worship | Comments Off on Oct. 26 Road Closures

ROAD CLOSURES We will be having one service on Sunday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m. due to the Komen Race for the Cure. Please allow extra time to get to church this morning due to all the lane closures. Road closures are as follows: • Shawan Road at York Road: no traffic will be permitted to travel westbound on Shawan Road after 6 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. all southbound traffic on York Road will only be allowed to go onto the Giant parking lot. • Shawan Road at the entrance to the Hunt Valley Towne Centre (east entrance, across from Verizon): no traffic will be permitted to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m. • Shawan Road at main entrance to Hunt Valley Towne Centre (near light rail): no traffic will be permitted to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m. Once the end of the race is on Schilling Road, eastbound Shawan Road will be opened. • Shawan Road at McCormick Road: no traffic will be permitted to enter Shawan Road from McCormick Road Pedestrians will be assisted in crossing. All eastbound traffic on Shawan Road from N/B I-83 will be directed to turn left onto McCormick Road Traffic from S/B I-83 entering eastbound Shawan Road will be directed to turn left onto International Drive. • McCormick Road at International Circle: traffic will be directed from eastbound International Circle left on McCormick Road No traffic will be permitted to turn right onto McCormick Road toward Shawan Road • Westbound Shawan Road ramp to northbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road • Westbound Shawan Road at ramp from northbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road • Westbound Shawan Road at ramp to southbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road • Eastbound Shawan Road at ramp to northbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road • Eastbound Shawan Road at ramp from southbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road • McCormick Road at Schilling Circle: at 6 a.m. no vehicles will be permitted to travel N/B on McCormick Road. At 7:30 a.m. no vehicles will be permitted on Schilling Road and McCormick Road. All vehicles coming out of Schilling Circle will be directed to go southbound on McCormick...

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Children and Youth Worship This Sunday

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Christian Education, Worship | Comments Off on Children and Youth Worship This Sunday

Children and Youth Worship This Sunday

Join us for Children and Youth Worship at Ashland this Sunday (Apri l 28!) during the 11 a.m. service! Pre-K through 5th grade classes will share a special message based on Max Lucado’s book “You Are Special” and our older youth will help lead the service in prayer and song. These services are always especially joyful and fun so we hope to see you here!    

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