Sunday, December 20, 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
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ | Ages 7+


Christmas is nearly here! Settle in and celebrate with us!



This Week:

Tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 21, 7 PM
(Streaming at live.asburylv.org)
A service to help escape the bustle of the holidays, designed especially for those who feel alone, have suffered a loss, or live with difficult memories.
More info:

Be sure to tune in at 6:40 PM for 20 minutes of beautiful piano Christmas arrangements played by Frank Arbushites.

Pastor Barbara is offering an opportunity to gather and talk on a Zoom reception, following the Quiet Christmas Service.  The Service begins at 7 PM, and the reception will begin after the Postlude music at approximately 8 PM.
 

Streaming Christmas Eve Worship
1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM
This Christmas, join us from the comfort and safety of your home as we remember the baby that was sent to offer us new life. With a blend of musical styles - featuring well-loved carols and modern songs - and a Christmas message about the eternal change that Jesus made, we'll celebrate the birth of our Savior.


Thanks to all who attended our Drive-Thru Nativity; and special thanks to all who made the event happen!



 
As we get deeper into the holiday season, many things weigh heavy on our hearts. 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.
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!
End-of-Year Giving
 
The last opportunity for contributing tithes and offerings to the church in the 2020 calendar year will be Thursday, December 31, 2020. The effective date of a contribution is when it is delivered to the church. A contribution issued in January 2021 cannot be deducted in 2020 even if it is backdated to 2020. Contributions that are mailed to the church and postmarked by December 31, 2020 are deductible in 2020 even though not received by the church until 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at the church office at 610-398-2577, or at iolivieri@asburylv.org. Thank you for your tithes and offerings to Asbury Church throughout the year!
Your holiday 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!

 
Monday, December 21 Quiet Christmas, 7 PM (streaming)
Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve Worship
(1, 3, 5, 7, 9 PM; streaming)
 
 
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. 
 

Update:
Gifts were delivered to Ramos School on Friday for 44 Ramos family members.  Some very special children from Ramos will find gifts in their homes on Christmas morning thanks to the generosity of Asbury members and groups!

Join us for worship on Sundays! Streaming worship is offered at 10:30 AM on Sunday at live.asburylv.org. In-person worship is currently suspended through January 31.

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)
Christmas Cookies (new for 12/20)
   
BLAST
(PreK- 5th grades)
Simply Christmas (new for 12/20)
 
 

 
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
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: https://forms.gle/k4T5LLZVVosL4FGNA 
 
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: https://forms.gle/pKDw79r8219GRVKUA 
 
 

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

VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Join us for "Reel Christmas" as we look at three different classic Christmas films to highlight truths from scripture and how to apply God's truth to our own perceptions of the meaning of Christmas.  
 
 
Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)
Are encouraged to join Pam  
tonight from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7 


 
High Schoolers (9th-12th grades)
Please join Erin and Rich 
tonight from 8 - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8  
 

 
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."
 

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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.