Sunday, October 18, 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

Advent Study Leaders Needed
Pastor Eric is planning an encouraging Advent study and sermon series around the book Sent, written by Pastor Jorge Acevedo. As we long to hold one another close and grow in our faith as we anticipate celebrating the birth of our Savior, Asbury leaders want to encourage all members to join in a short-term Bible study, but we need facilitators and leaders. Visit to learn more about how you can be involved for this important faith-building opportunity.
 Make your 2021 financial commitment to Asbury's ministries today! Visit to complete an online form now; or request a physical card from the church office ( or 610-398-2577).
If you have not been able to mourn or celebrate the life of someone in your circle-a fellow church member or a friend, co-worker or loved one outside of the church, we invite you to attend the "Time of Mourning" prayer 
service this Saturday, October 24 at 2 PM, led by Pastor Barbara outside in the Asbury Memorial Garden. Registration required - visit for full details and to register.
Update From the Lay Leadership / Nominations Committee
To keep continuity through this challenging time, most members of Asbury's administrative committees have agreed to extend their terms through December 2021. However, there are a few vacancies left to fill on Trustees, Finance & SPRC. If you have suggestions of Asbury members who might have the skills, spiritual gifts, and experience to serve on one of these committees, please submit the names to (You may also suggest your own name). All Asbury committees need to be diverse in terms of gender, age & length of membership, so not all suggested names can be nominated. Names must be submitted by October 23. [NOTE: If you have previously said "no" to a nomination, you will not be considered again for a position until you inform the committee of your willingness to serve.]

through TODAY, October 18 Bazaar BBQ Dinner Sale Ends
Monday, October 21 Sarah Circle Meeting
Friday, October 23 Lay Leadership Nominations Due
Saturday, October 24 "Time of Mourning" Prayer Service
Saturday, October 24Bazaar BBQ Dinner Pickup
Friday, October 30 Bazaar Christmas Craft Sale Begins
Friday, October 30 Bazaar Silent Auction Begins

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
BBQ Dinner (ends today, Oct 18; for Saturday, Oct 24 pickup)

Used clothing/winter coats being collected next Saturday, October 24

Upcoming Bazaar Sales
Silent Auction (October 30 - November 6)
Christmas Crafts (October 30 - November 15)


Get information on all areas with current announcements at

Since early March, the Sleeping Mat Ministry has created 22 sleeping mats for the homeless in the Lehigh Valley.  With winter coming, they could use more help to create mats. Learn how you can help on our website.
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
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.

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)
Sing in the Rain (new for 10/18)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Offstage: Drop the Act (new for 10/18)

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.
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
October is Pastor Appreciation Month!
Take time during the month of October to say a special "thanks" to our pastors! Send an email, a card of thanksgiving, or another affirmation for their ministry at Asbury. Cards can be sent to the church office.
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.