Sunday, September 27, 2020

Thanks to all who joined us for worship this morning! If you missed it or would like to watch again, you can watch the replay of today's service now!
Resources from Worship
"Key Themes" Bible Reading Plan
September 28 - October 2
The 'key theme' for this week's scripture passage is "Faith." Read the applicable scripture passage for each day below using the 'SOAP' method of reading scripture.
Scripture - First read the scripture passage.
Observation - Think about what you just read and find one thing you think God wanted you to   hear that's relevant to your life and write it down.
Application - Think about what you need to do differently as a result of what you just read and write it down.
Pray - Pray about what you just read.
This Week's Readings
Monday: Psalm 116
Tuesday: Romans 3
Romans 4
Galatians 3
Friday: Hebrews 11

Pastor Eric introduced the 90-Day Tithing Challenge this morning in worship. Visit to learn how it can impact your life; and to register now!

Join us for worship on Sundays! In-person worship is offered at 9 AM in the Sanctuary (registration required; capacity limited - visit for info and to register). Streaming worship is offered at 10:30 AM on Sunday at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Several more volunteers are needed to help with in-person worship on Sunday mornings. Time commitment would be from 8:30 - 9:05, then volunteers could attend worship. Contact Laurie Wallace Theisen ( if you can help.

Monday, September 28 Bazaar Fall Crafts Sale Begins
Sunday, October 4 Flu Shots (Health Min.)
through Sun, Oct 11 (Virtual) CROP Walk
Saturday, October 17 Bazaar Beans and Bean Soup Pickup

Please note that all on-site events are subject to to the continued approval of the church Trustees and Council, the Church being generally open for worship services, and/or state, federal and county government dictated COVID-19 requirements.

Current Bazaar Sale
Beans and Bean Soup (through September 27)

Upcoming Bazaar Sales
Fall Crafts (begins September 28)

Silent auction items being collected
Used clothing/winter coats being collected October 24

Get information on all areas with current announcements at

Asbury's Health Ministry is offering flu shots next Sunday, October 4, from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (note the shortened time) in the Wesley Center lobby area at Asbury (entrance to the event is only available through the lower entrance near the Wesley Center). Shots will be free to those with Medicare Part B. A high-dose vaccine will be available. All CDC guidelines will be followed. Bathrooms will not be available.

A note from Dick McCreight, coordinator:

What a crew! You guys are amazing. The Ramos campus looks fantastic and we got it done in record time with minimal rain. Words can't express how much I appreciate each and every one of you for coming out to make a difference for the Ramos kids.

Looking forward to next year!
A note from Dick McCreight with an update about our friends in Liberia

What a heartwarming story of God at work.  In July a team of Asbury United Methodist Church members came together to pack medical supplies for Healthy Women, Health Liberia that were donated by Through These Hands.  Those supplies have arrived safely in Liberia and are being distributed by our Community Health Workers in the Margibi County villages we serve.  We just received these pictures of a remarkable man who was the recipient of one of the wheelchairs.  As you can see, he does not have use of his legs and propels himself using flip-flops on his hands.  Here he is receiving his wheelchair.  That smile says it all.  God is so good!  What an honor it is to be a small part of this ministry changing lives in Liberia.

MORE PLASTIC BAGS NEEDED FOR PLARN MATS Our team working on creating PLARN mats for the homeless is in need of additional plastic grocery bags that are CLEAN, DRY AND WITHOUT MILDEWA collection box is available outside of the front entrance of the church building.
We appreciate your ongoing support of Asbury, and your generous contributions have allowed us to continue to worship and minister together. 
We realize that your personal financial landscape may have drastically changed; but if you are able to continue to financially support the ministries of Asbury, please prayerfully consider doing so.
We strongly encourage you to give online through PushPay, our online giving portal, at, but you can also mail your weekly envelopes or a check in to the church office.
Your contributions will continue to help support the worship and ministries of Asbury. Additionally, we are retaining our commitment to compensating our staff at this time.

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: 
(3-4yr olds)
Ice Cream Sundae (new for 9/27)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Friends (new for 9/27)

SPARK (3 & 4yr olds)
Please join Miss Rebecca for weekly Sunday School via Zoom
Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10 AM
Please register in advance at:

BLAST (PreK - 5th grades)
Please join Miss Lindsay, Miss Judy, Miss Cindy, Miss Patty & Miss Tara for weekly Sunday School via Zoom
Sunday mornings from 10 - 10:30 AM
Please register in advance at:

For more information on Children's Ministries contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at to be added to our Children's Ministries' mailing list.

All high school-aged students (9th-12th grades) are invited to join Erin and Rich for "Stand Strong," a virtual, small group study  encouraging Christians to stand strong in the face of various trials and temptations.   
Sunday evenings through Oct. 4th from 8 PM - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at:  

Middle school students (6th-8th grades) are encouraged to join Pam for "This or That," a virtual study about the dangers of comparing ourselves to others instead of celebrating our unique gifts. 
Sunday evenings through Oct. 4th from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at:

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!

If you have a prayer request, send it to the prayer team at
Asbury's building is currently only open for limited worship services. Should you need to gain access to the building, please contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.