Sunday, May 9, 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 for info and to register). Streaming worship is offered at 10:30 AM on Sunday at


With a unanimous vote, Asbury's Church Council has approved a merger with Salem UMC of Allentown PA. The merger is set to go into effect on June 1, 2021.

Thank you to all who assisted with this endeavor, and welcome to our new members from Salem!

Please help us spruce up the building and grounds at Asbury's Work Day, scheduled for May 15 from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Work areas will be selected to allow groups or individuals to work together safely with all skill levels.

COVID safety protocols will be in place to ensure everyone's safety (visit to learn more.)

Registration is required - sign up at

The Trustees appreciate your service to maintain our building.

Questions? Contact Asbury's Trustees.

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:

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
7 PM, via Zoom
Dick McCreight will be sharing the 20-year history of Asbury's Barrels of Love ministry and will be highlighting a few of the many stories of God at work as He connects Asbury with our brothers and sisters in Liberia.
Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

6:45 PM, Lower Parking Lot
Carlen Blackstone will present the topic, "The Theology and Wonder of Grace." All women are welcome. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

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Third Grade Bibles
Third graders will be presented with Bibles, a long-standing Asbury tradition, on Sunday, May 16, during the 10:30 AM streaming worship service.

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.

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)
Fly a Kite (new for 5/9)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Reconnect (new for 5/9)

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: 
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: 


We hope that you will join us for
"Discovery on Adventure Island VBS"
Children (ages 4 yrs-old through 5th grade) will arise and shine each day as we search for different infinity lanterns to light our way. Through Bible stories, games and crafts, kids will seek out the light of God's Love, Trust, Faith, Joy & Hope.

July 26th - July 30th

Please use this link for more information and to register your child(ren):

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

NO Small Groups tonight (5/9) for Middle or High School.  We will meet again next Sunday, 5/16. 

Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at 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
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 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.

Thank you for your continued support!

Your purchases can support Asbury's ministries! When you purchase via Amazon Smile (, 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 The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.