Sunday, April 11, 2021
 

We're so glad we could gather together for worship this morning! If you missed it or would like to watch again, you can watch the replay of today's streaming service now!


Resources from Worship

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

Easter flowers from previous years are blooming outside of the Parlor! Thanks to all who help to care for and maintain this area.


Salem Merger Charge Conference Rescheduled
In accordance with para 2546 of the 2016 UM Book of Discipline, Merger of Local United Methodist Churches - a special Charge Conference is being held by Allentown: Asbury UMC, called by Superintendent Steven Morton,for the purpose of considering a proposal to merge with the congregation at Allentown: Salem UMC:
Wednesday, May 5 at 5 PM
All are welcome to attend but only the elected members of the current church council are responsible for voting on the proposal (para 246.2).

The Charge Conference will be held via Zoom. Registration required - visit asburylv.org/merger.

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
Asbury member, Bob Lawhorn, who runs classes at Cedar Crest College for their Learning in Retirement series, will speak to us on the topic "Our Gut Bacteria." This is an emerging and fascinating field concerning our immune system as it works with the brain. Research is ongoing with relationship between gut bacteria and disease. Join the circle meeting to learn about this new field.
Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Priscilla Circle will meet on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 PM via Zoom. Judy Ehninger will lead discussion on Chapter 6, "A Blessed Garden: A Hopeful Vision" from The Grace of Les Miserables study guide. All women are welcome.  If you would like to join the group, please contact co-leaders, Brenda Baxter or Judy Whitby. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Scholarship Deadline This Week
Applications for the Clara D. Koch scholarship (via Asbury's United Methodist Women) are due this week. Visit 
asburylv.org/scholarships to learn more and apply.

Grief Support Group
Rev. Evelyn Stupp - a retired United Methodist pastor and certified grief counselor - and Pastor Barbara Lee will facilitate a 4-week Grief Support program at Asbury.

If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, we invite you to attend weekly meetings from April 20 - May 11 from 2 PM - 3:30 PM in room 202. Entry will be through the upper doors; please park on the upper level. Registration is required - visit asburylv.org/griefsupport to sign up. Contact the church office (610-398-2577 or info@asburylv.org
 with any questions.

Preschool Teacher Positions Available
Interested in joining the team at Asbury's preschool? Positions are open for the fall season. Contact Karen Bowermaster, Director, in the preschool office at 610-481-0242.

Daily Devotionals in Your Inbox
Looking for a way to better focus your faith walk? Sign up to receive a devotional each morning in your inbox at asburylv.org/follow!

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.

The Rise Against Hunger Experience, a meal-packing event where we will team up with Rise Against Hunger to package 10,000 - 20,000 meals, is taking place on Saturday, May 22, roughly from 8 AM - 12 PM in the Wesley Center (if the weather cooperates, the event may be moved outdoors). Learn more: asburylv.org/riseagainsthunger.


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)
Fly a Kite (new for 4/11)
   
BLAST
(PreK- 5th grades)
Reconnect (new for 4/11)
 


 
Register for virtual SPARK & BLAST this week (4/18)
  
SPARK (3 & 4yr olds)
 
Please join Miss Rebecca to watch the Ollie story video and a brief lesson via Zoom.
Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/k4T5LLZVVosL4FGNA 
 
BLAST (PreK - 5th grades)
 
Please join us for our weekly Bible story video and small group activities via Zoom.
Sunday mornings from 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/pKDw79r8219GRVKUA 
 

 
 Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at punrath@asburylv.org to be added to the Children's Ministries' mailing list to receive all information and updates about Asbury's Children's Ministries program. 

We hope you will join us tonight (4/11)
 
Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

 
This one-off message focuses on developing healthy coping skills in times of struggle. We will look at biblical text that reminds us that with God, there's always a possibility for more, for better, for help, and for hope.
Please join Jen and Pam on
Sunday Evenings from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7 
 

 
High Schoolers (9th - 12th grades)


This 4-week series is designed to walk students through the first four chapters of Acts in order to help them see how the movement of Christianity began.
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evenings from 8 - 8:40 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8



Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at punrath@asburylv.org for more information about Asbury's Youth Ministries.

 
If you shared our a prayer request during the live stream this morning, we've forwarded them on to our prayer team, who will be fervently praying for you this week. If you have something you'd like prayer for and haven't yet shared it, send it to the prayer team at prayer@asburylv.org.
 
If you have to go to the hospital, our pastors want to be able to provide spiritual and emotional support.  Please have a family member call the church office, and notify hospital registration that you are a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Our church code is "743."
 
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 asburylv.org/give, but you can also mail your weekly envelopes or a check in to the church office.

Thank you for your continued support!



Your purchases can support Asbury's ministries! When you purchase via Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1352369), what you buy will generate donations for Asbury!
 
Asbury's building is currently only open for limited worship services and activities. Should you need to gain access to the building, please contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at iolivieri@asburylv.org. The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.