Sunday, July 4, 2021

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

Resources from Worship

The lower-level doors near the Wesley Center are now open to enter and exit for worship; however a construction project is beginning this week that will make both the elevator and the "middle" staircase inaccessible (the actual work is taking place in the upper level elevator lobby area). For those with mobility issues who would typically use the elevator, we highly recommend you continue to enter through the upper doors for the next few weeks. If you do not have mobility issues, we ask that you park on the lower level and either enter through the lower-level doors (near the Wesley Center) and take the staircase at the end of the 100 hallway near the Youth Lounge (which comes out by the Parlor) to go upstairs; or park on the lower level and walk around the outside of the building to enter through the upper doors. Thank you!

We Need Your Help!
As we begin to hold more in-person worship services, we need your help to make Asbury feel welcoming! If you can smile and help guide people to the Sanctuary, you're qualified!

Help is needed before both the 9 AM and 10:30 AM services (serve at one or both!). Able to help? Contact Laurie Wallace Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries, at or 610-398-2577.

Summer Drop-In Choir
Interested in adding your voice to a choir? This summer, all you need to do is simply show up! Summer Drop-In Choir will begin Sunday, July 4. Just "drop-in" in the Chancel after the 9 AM service (about 10 AM) to rehearse. Participants may sit in the Chancel or with their families. Masks are optional. Music will be provided (usually a hymn). Come add your voice!

Upcoming Small Group Meetings:
10 AM, Offsite
Taking a private tour, The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel, at 10 AM on July 14 (rain date July 15, also 10 AM). The tour will be led by John Landis a docent and Asbury member. Please visit Asbury's website for registration information, more on the trip, and to contact the group.

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.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
July 26-30

Limited (evening) in-person slots are available for VBS - don't miss out! (Virtual option also available!)

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.

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

We encourage you to watch a lesson with your child via video!
Select your child's age group: 
(3-4yr olds)
Press Play: I Can Trust God (new for 7/4)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Press Play: Get in the Mix (new for 7/4)

 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 Gathering Tonight
There will be no Sunday evening Zoom tonight (July 4). See you next week!

Sunday Evening Zoom (resuming next week)
(6th thru 12th grades)

This six-week series uses lyrics from recent chart topping songs to point us toward scripture and God's purpose for us.
Sunday Evenings from 8 - 8:40 PM
Please register in advance at:

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!

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Give via text at (833) 245-6268.
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