Sunday, December 13, 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+

2020 has been a challenging year, with many of our familiar comforts no longer being available to us because of the risk to our health. Yet, in the midst of a chaotic time, we celebrate, because our Comforter has come and given us eternal life - a cause for celebration, indeed.

This Week:

Saturday, December 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reflect on the true meaning of Christmas at our drive-thru nativity, sponsored by our Children's Ministries program. A series of stations throughout the lower parking lot will each tell a part of the Christmas story. Upon arrival, pick up a printed guide from our welcome station. An exit table with items for both children and adults will be at the conclusion of the stations.

Entry to the Drive-Thru Nativity is via the Winchester Road entrance to Asbury's parking lot. Attendees are encouraged to approach from the east (from the direction of the Target/Weis plaza) and make a right-hand turn into the parking lot. Exit will be via the Springhouse Road outlet to Asbury's parking lot.

We anticipate that your journey through the stations will take roughly 10 minutes.

Social distancing measures will be followed by all volunteers. Attendees are asked to stay in their car while at the event.

Let us know your coming and share with friends:

Snow Date: Sunday, December 20

Next Week:

Monday, Dec. 21, 7 PM
(Streaming at
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:

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.

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

Monday, December 14 Susanna Circle Meeting, 7 PM
Saturday, December 19 Drive-Thru Nativity, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday, December 21 Quiet Christmas, 7 PM (streaming)
Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve Worship
(1, 3, 5, 7, 9 PM; streaming)
SENT Small Group Studies ongoing; schedule at 

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. 

Over 90% of the families of Ramos Elementary students live below the poverty level. Help provide Christmas joy for them this year by purchasing Christmas gifts for them and their families.

So far, gifts have been purchased for 39 Ramos family members; but there are still 5 Ramos family members who are in need of sponsors!

Learn more at; and sign up by using this Google Sheet.

A Note from the Bazaar Leads
We'd really like to thank everyone - from volunteers, to people who contributed, to people who purchased, to people who spread the word, and to the staff.  Everyone's overwhelming support and dedication to this annual, but untraditional bazaar was absolutely amazing.  Asbury is SO blessed to see what was accomplished.  Over $11,500 was raised in a time when funds are short for many and when the upcoming needs for many will be increasing.  The UMW is truly blessed that they can continue to offer scholarships to needy college students and can continue to support local, national and international missions.

Join us for worship on Sundays! Streaming worship is offered at 10:30 AM on Sunday at 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: 
(3-4yr olds)
Christmas Cookies (new for 12/13)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Simply Christmas (new for 12/13)

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.

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 on
Sunday Evenings: tonight & 12/20 from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at

High Schoolers (9th-12th grades)
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evenings: tonight & 12/20 from 8 - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance 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!
Your holiday purchases can support Asbury's ministries! When you purchase via Amazon Smile (, what you buy will generate donations for Asbury!

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 The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.