March 31, 2024

Asbury Sunday Worship:

9:00 & 11:00 am: Worship in the Sanctuary

10:00 am: Sunday School

11:00 am: Live-Streamed Worship

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Maundy Thursday Service. 7 pm in the Sanctuary.


Good Friday Walkthrough Experience. 4-7 pm in the Sanctuary.

Good Friday Service. 7 pm in the Sanctuary.


Easter Egg Hunt. 10 am in Bennett Park. Contact Heather Jackson for more info.


Youth-Led Sunrise Service. 7 am in Hager Hall. A pot luck breakfast will follow.

Easter Sunday Celebrations. 9 & 11 am in the Sanctuary.


Easter Monday - OFFICES CLOSED. We'll see you all on Tuesday!

It's Holy Week! We have a ton going on this week, and we'd love for you to be a part of it all. Pastor Jeff tells us more about what's happening at Asbury - check out his video above!

Please note: The Asbury offices will be closed on Monday, April 1. We'll see everybody on Tuesday!

Easter Egg Hunt: Sat. March 30

All children are invited to Bennett Park at Rosewood Dr. and 77th Street on Saturday, March 30 for a community Easter Egg Hunt and to meet the Easter Bunny! The egg hunt starts at 10 am. For more information, contact

Sunrise Service: Sun. March 31

All are welcome to come and worship with us at 7 am in Hager Hall, as the youth lead all of us in an Easter celebration! A pot luck breakfast will follow the service. 

Spring Grounds Clean Up: Saturday, April 6

Come out and enjoy some fresh air while helping us clean up the church grounds! Our Spring Clean Up is taking place on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 9 am. We'll meet in the Asbury Cafe.

Bring your rakes, clippers, gloves, and any other useful gardening tools - bags are helpful, as well. All are welcome to join us - even if you don't have a "green thumb," there's a job for you. This is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship! Contact Trustees Chair David Blood if you have any questions.

Sacred Grounds: Saturday, April 6

Asbury ladies are welcome to join their friends for coffee and a sweet in the Asbury Cafe on Saturday, April 6 at 9 am. For more information, please contact Lynn Bain at

Church Council: Monday, April 8 at 6:30 pm

Asbury's Church Council Meeting will be held on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 pm in the Parlor. All Asbury members are welcome to attend this open session. If you have any questions, please call the church at 913-432-5573.

Oklahoma Racial Justice Encounter Presentation: Sunday, April 14 at 10 am

In celebration of Native American Ministries Sunday on April 14, Pastor Jeff and Pastor Daekyung are going to give a presentation during the Sunday school hour (10-11 am) in Hager Hall.

They will be talking about the Great Plains Oklahoma Racial Justice Encounter trip they went on from March 7-11. Everyone is invited to come and hear them talk about their experiences.

Free Parent Workshop: Saturday, April 13

Ann Porter, Director of the Asbury Children’s Center, will be hosting a free parent workshop on Sat. Apr. 13 from 9-11 am in the Parlor. It will focus on positive discipline and offer tips on getting through a hectic day. 

Childcare will be offered in the nursery if needed. Please RSVP to Ann Porter by Monday, April 1 by emailing her at

Help Send a Kid to College

Asbury’s scholarship program has been awarding post-secondary tuition assistance to eligible applicants for over thirty years. Who’s eligible? Any full time vo-tech/degree seeking student connected to Asbury. Awards are not based on needs or merit, but simply on love. Last year the Asbury Endowment Committee awarded thirteen scholarships at $1000 each. This year we are expecting between twelve and fifteen applicants. A majority of funding will come from endowed funds and The Morris Family Scholarship. However, the committee is asking for your help to fund the remainder of our dollar needs.


Please show your love for our students by making a donation to the scholarship fund. To help us meet this goal, please make your gift by April 30. You may pay with check or online through Easy Tithe. Select “Other Fund” and enter “2024 Scholarship Fund” in the notes section or memo line of your check. Gifts from Qualified Charitable Donations or appreciated securities can be facilitated by contacting the church office at 913-432-5573 or Dan Clevenger (


Thank you so much! The Asbury Endowment Trustees.

Asbury Scholarships: Sign Up through April 28

The Asbury Endowment Committee invites any Asbury member who will be a full-time vocational/technical school or degree seeking student to apply for a scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year.

Funding for these scholarships have been provided by bequests and memorial gifts from the Asbury community who believed in the importance of higher education. We hope all students will apply, and we look forward to reviewing your applications. 

You can find the application online at If you would prefer a hard copy, please click here to email our Director of Communications, Sharlynn Verner. All applications must be returned to Asbury on or before Sunday, April 28, 2024.

Used Book Collection for United Women in Faith

United Women in Faith (UWF) are happy to announce that they will be having another Used Book Sale on Friday, April 26 (8 am-5 pm), Saturday, April 27 (8 am-2 pm), and Sunday, April 28 (9:30 am-12 pm). 


We are asking that you save all your gently used books and donate them for the UWF book sale. We will accept books of any kind, any genre, any size! Exceptions: no damaged books, encyclopedias or textbooks, please.

New for 2024! We will accept puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs and LPs (all gently used, of course)!

Drop off your gently used books and other items at Asbury from March 24 – April 21 on the designated cart in the west narthex. Any unsold items will be donated. 


All proceeds from the sale will go to support UWF missions, such as Della Lamb, Cross-Lines, Lazarus Ministries, Youth and Children. Please call or text Paula Blood, Co-President of United Women in Faith, at 913-205-0100 if you have any questions. Thanks!

Do you have an event you would like to be listed on the calendar? 

Please call the church office or email Phyllis Williams at

Want to include something in the weekly Alive Newsletter?

Please submit all material by WEDNESDAYS AT NOON for inclusion

in the Thursday newsletter, or it will be posted the following week.

Questions? Contact Sharlynn Verner at Thanks!

  • Electronic Fund Transfer
  • Online through Easy Tithe
  • Text the word 'Give' to 913-774-6060

Help Serve Lunch at Cross-Lines on Thursday, April 11!

We're looking for six people to help serve lunch at Cross-Lines on Thursday, April 11 from 10 am - 1 pm (736 Shawnee Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105). Click here to visit our online sign up page!

Want more information? Please contact Mark Able at Thank you for your willingness to help!

Southwestern College Visit to Asbury

Several students from Southwestern College visited Asbury on March 23 and 24 as part of the college leadership doing their service learning trip.

Nine students and sponsors worked with the Asbury Food Pantry by delivering groceries from local pantries and food markets. We are so happy these amazing young people came to visit us and do some great mission work with us!

Food Pantry News

From all of the Asbury Food Pantry Volunteers, thanks to our church members who have contributed to the pantry in so many ways.

You help lift up the progress of the pantry and keep us sustainable in the efforts to provide food for our neighbors.

We can always use extra hands when it comes to picking up donations from our other resources such as Hy-Vee, Hen House, and Village Presbyterian. Just let us know if you’d like to try picking up the lighter items such as breads or bakery goods from some of our local markets. Village Presbyterian involves a little more muscle, but is a weekly area of pickup. These trips would involve about an hour once a week, or you may be alternating and subbing less often with some of our current volunteers when they are out.

Contact Roseann Sanders, Director of the Asbury Food Pantry for more info at (913) 593-7177 or

Save the Date

Family Ministries Book Club

Family Ministries Book Club will next meet on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm. All adults are welcome to join. We're reading A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy, by Nathan Thrall (link to book).

Kids Hour

Kids (PreK - 5th grade) are invited to encounter, interact, and engage with Bible stories through different learning styles and activities at their own level.

We will spend multiple weeks focused on a single Bible story by exploring multiple rotation options: art, music, games, cooking, drama, science, videos and more!!

Sunday Nursery Hours: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

9 am: The nursery is open for children who need it, up to 3rd grade.


11 am: The Nursery is open on Sundays for children aged infant through 5-years-old (if they haven’t started Kindergarten yet).

Save the Date

VBS Registration is Open!

Join us for some VBS fun June 16 - 20 from 6-7:30 pm! An optional light meal will be served at 5:30 pm. 

Our 3-year-old through 4th grade campers will explore timeless Bible stories that show how biblical characters trusted God in the face of their own fears, and went on to do great things in God’s name. Click here to register your 3-year-old - 4th grade student today!

Save the Date! Youth Service Trip: June 1-9 in Slidell, LA

Youth (Grade 6 -12) are invited to spend the week of June 1-9 serving in Slidell, LA this summer with the Epworth Project. In addition to our work, we will spend a day in New Orleans. 

We try to keep the cost of our service weeks under $200, and we have 25 spots available. Register today!

Watch this space for more details, or you may also email with questions or for more information.