Sunday, November 8, 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

As Asbury's leadership plans for Christmas Eve in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, we need your input.

Our main offering on Christmas Eve will be a streaming-only service; but we're asking you to complete a survey to gauge interest in one or more in-person services as our leadership makes plans for the celebration of the coming of our King. 

Please only provide one response per household.

The survey will be available until noon this Wednesday, November 11.

The survey can be accessed at

Getting Through the Holidays

Sunday, November 15, 6 PM on Zoom

Join Pastor Barbara Lee & Pastor Evelyn Stupp for this 
program designed for those who are grieving a loved one and wondering how they will get through the holidays. Grief is hard work and this time of year can present unique stresses. Gather ideas for how you can care for yourself and hold on to hope as you navigate the season.

Register for this program, email Pastor Barbara at

through November 15 Bazaar Baked Goods, Cheese Ball sales
Monday, November 9 Susanna Circle Meeting
Tuesday, November 10 Priscilla Circle Meeting
through Sunday, November 15 Bazaar Christmas Craft Sale
Sunday, Nov 15 Grieving? Getting Through the Holidays on Zoom, 6 PM 

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 Sales
Christmas Crafts (through November 15)
Baked Goods (through November 15)
Cheese Balls (first sale) (through November 15)

Get information on all areas at

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
Priscilla Circle Meeting

Priscilla Circle will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 PM. Pastor Barbara Lee will lead discussion on lesson 2, "When Grace and Justice Collide: The Story of 

Javert" from the study, The Grace of Les Miserables by Matt Rawle. If you are not currently a member of Priscilla Circle, but would like to join the Zoom meeting, contact the group.
"Thanks for Giving" Food Drive

The "Thanks for Giving" Food and Supply Drive to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission will be held November 15-22.
Drop off your donations in the bin outside the door to the upper level 24/7 but prior to 10 AM on Sunday November 22nd. They will be brought inside the church daily. Any donations of canned food and cleaning supplies are welcome, but most needed this year are:
  • single serve drinks
  • breakfast juice of any size or flavor
  • single serve snacks (granola bars, cereal bars, chips, cookies)
  • soup of any size or flavor
  • coffee
  • bleach
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
The Rescue Mission is most appreciative of Asbury's support over the years. In 2019, more than 40,000 meals were served. For more information,
Health Needs Assessment
Asbury's Health Ministry team strives to integrate health and faith through encouraging individuals to live healthier lives. They attempt to guide personal health through counseling, education and referrals to community resources. As we enter November and begin a new care-centered sermon series, the Health Ministry Team would like to determine how they can help you and your family.

Please consider completing the Health Ministry Team survey as they determine what programs and services they can offer to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs you and your family may have.

All responses are confidential.

Visit to complete the assessment.

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)
Thankful Tree (new for 11/8)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Shout it Out (new for 11/8)

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.
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!
 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).
Your holiday purchases can support Asbury's ministries! When you purchase via Amazon Smile (, what you buy will generate donations for Asbury!

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
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.