Sunday, March 22, 2020
Replay of Today's Worship Service


Another great morning of online worship!

As some of you experienced, our primary streaming provider had difficulties today that were beyond our control. During the past week, we put in place and were able to share an alternative site via our chat today to enable you to be part of worship this morning if our primary provider had any issues. We will continue to work with our primary and alternate hosts this week to work toward our goal of providing worship without interruptions. Our tech people are hearing of streaming hosts all over the world who aren't able to keep up with the additional traffic - it's not limited to us or our provider; so while the tech interruptions are no fun, again, let's give thanks for the fact that there are so many people worldwide who are using live streaming as a way to connect with God through worship!

RESOURCES FROM WORSHIP
We've had a 6% increase in those in our congregation who are giving online. We appreciate your continued support of Asbury through these unprecedented times!

Precautions related to the coronavirus will have an impact on our activities and gatherings. We recognize that they may also have a negative impact on our giving. Please continue to give and support our ministries as you are able. You can visit asburylv.org/give to give a one-time or recurring gift on PushPay, our online giving portal; or you can mail a check to the church.

Rev. Steve Morton, our District Superintendent, reminds us that "[we as] Christians GIVE not because of the church's need to receive... but because of OUR need to say "Thank You" to an amazingly-generous God - and in the midst of national crisis, that good news has not changed!"

Although our activities may be curtailed for a time, our fixed expenses for our ministries and building operations continue. Also, we value our staff, who will continue to be here to support you; and they will continue to be compensated in full. 

Thank you for your continued support!

We encourage you to watch a condensed version of today's lesson with your child via video!

Select your child's age group:
SPARK
(3-4yr olds)
Follow the Leader (new for 3/22)

First Look Preschool Experience
BLAST
(PreK- 5th grades)
DIY (new for 3/22)

252 Kids Experience


Thanks to those of you who sent in prayer requests during the live stream this morning. We've forwarded them on to our prayer team!



A note on prayers: to respect confidentiality, we will not be sharing specific prayer requests via email; however our prayer team is still actively praying for every request that they receive. If you have a prayer request, send it to the prayer team at prayer@asburylv.org.


We want to encourage you during this time to continue to stay connected with others, particularly those who might need help - not just Asbury congregants, but neighbors and homebound friends. A phone call, email, or text is always a safe way to connect! Always be aware of your own safety and the safety of those you're helping!



We know that these stressful times have and will cause hardships for some in our community. The following groups, recommended by Asbury in Mission (AIM), have resources available for assistance if you or someone you know has a need:

Kingdom Life Family Center Food Bank
4333 Lime Kiln Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
1401 Linden Street ยท Allentown, PA 18102

AIM also reminds us that while volunteer opportunities are few due to the current crisis, our mission partners can still be supported financially. Learn more about all of our AIM mission partners at asburylv.org/aim.



Our Keep in Touch team is still striving to connect with those in our congregation who are sick or hospitalized, even in the absence of physical visits.  Members known to be hospitalized and/or sick and members who are visited monthly will be "visited" by phone. Say a special prayer of thanks for these individuals who help care for those among us who are ill!

Catch up on past announcements, devotionals, and resources at  asburylv.org/coronavirus .



All updates regarding Asbury's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will also be shared at that page; as well as via email blast and on our social media feeds ( Facebook and Twitter).



Asbury's building is officially closed and has been deep cleaned. We are asking that no one enter the building until it reopens (at this point the target date is Sunday, March 29).



Please know that during the time that the office is closed, all calls to Asbury are being received by our answering service, as there is no one available in the office to take your call. Any messages you leave with the answering service are forwarded to us and we will relay your message to the appropriate staff member to respond to you as soon as possible.



Cancelled/Postponed Events
Include, but not limited to:
UMW Communion Breakfast
Children's Ministries' Communion Workshop
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Men's Group Tour to Mack Museum
Reschedule dates (if applicable) will be communicated when available.
No physical meetings are being held at Asbury or off-site; but please check with your group/Circle leader to see if there are plans for your group to connect online.

Connect with us online
www.asburylv.org