Sunday, November 15, 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, featuring Pastor Eric's interview with licensed professional counselor Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CACD, LPC regarding a Christian perspective on addiction.

Greg mentioned a number of resources that are available if you or someone you love are struggling with addition. Those resources are:

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
the hotline for U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Celebrate Recovery groups, which can be located at


Greg also mentioned Glenn R. Koch and Associates, whose website is
Resources from Worship
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

"Thanks for Giving" Food Drive

The "Thanks for Giving" Food and Supply Drive to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission begins TODAY (November 15) and concludes at 10 AM next Sunday, November 22.

Drop off your donations in the bin outside the door to the upper level 24/7 (but prior to 10 AM next Sunday, November 22). 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 about the Allentown Rescue Mission, visit
Thanks to your amazing response to AIM's note-writing initiative, commitments for notes of encouragement for all 80 Ramos teachers/staff were made within a few days! Be sure to get your Notes for Ramos written and 
delivered to Asbury (bin at upper entrance) so that AIM can get them out prior to Thanksgiving. Learn more about this initiative at

Missed this opportunity? Don't worry - we'll have an additional chance to support educators coming up in a few days!

through Sunday, November 22 @ 10 AM "Thanks for Giving" Food Drive
TODAY: Bazaar sales ending: Baked Goods, Cheese Balls,
Christmas Crafts
Wednesday, November 18 Sarah Circle Meeting, 6:30 PM
Saturday, November 21: Bazaar pickups: Baked Goods, Cheese Balls,
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, November 28: Bazaar sales begin: Cheese Balls (second sale),
Cookie Place

SENT Small Group Studies beginning this week. Visit for the full schedule.

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
Baked Goods (ends TODAY, November 15)
Cheese Balls (first sale) (ends TODAY, November 15)
Christmas Crafts (ends TODAY, November 15)

Upcoming Pickups
Baked Goods (November 21)
Cheese Balls (first sale) (November 21)
Christmas Crafts (November 21)

Upcoming Sales
Cookie Place (November 28 - December 6)
Cheese Balls (second sale) (November 28 - December 6)

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

Advent is a time of preparation as we await the coming of Christ at Christmas. We pray you'll join one of the small groups being offered around the book "Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas", which Pastor Eric is also using as the basis for his Advent sermon series.

There are 9 different groups being held throughout the weeks leading up to Advent - plenty of options to choose from! Take a moment to find the group that's best-suited for you and register at

All registration at

Monday Nights at 7 PM (In-person around a campfire)
Begins on 11/23, led by Shirley Nylund

Tuesday Nights 7 PM on Zoom
Begins on 12/1, led by Dianna Schneck

Wednesday Mornings 6:30 AM on Google Meet
Begins on 11/25, led by Laurie Theisen

Wednesday Mornings 10 AM on Zoom
Begins on 11/18, led by Marsha Johnston

Wednesday Nights at 7 PM on Zoom
Begins on 11/18, led by Barbara Lee

Thursday Mornings at 10 AM on Zoom
Begins on 11/19, led by Gail Drown

Thursday Nights 6 PM on Zoom
Begins on 11/19, led by Donna Kresge & Carlen Blackstone

Saturday Mornings at 8:30 AM on Zoom
Begins on 11/28, led by Sarah Kinzel & Lisa Olivieri

Sunday Nights 6:30 PM on Zoom
Begins on 11/22, led by Judy Ehninger

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 11/15)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Shout it Out (new for 11/15)

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.

Middle School (6th-8th grades)

Join Pam for "IT'S PERSONAL"
A virtual series that challenges us to take our relationship with Jesus deeper.  
Sunday Evenings, 11/15 & 11/22 from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at:

High School (9th-12th grades)

It is easy to be thankful to God when things are great! But how can we be thankful for the not-so-good things? In this message, students will be challenged to take an inventory of their life circumstances and be challenged to be thankful for ALL things.
Please join Erin and Rich for:
Sunday Evenings  11/15 & 11/22 from 8 - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at: 

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.

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!

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.

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