Sunday, May 23, 2021
 

What a great morning of worship! If you missed it or would like to watch again, you can watch the replay of today's streaming service now!

Special congratulations to the confirmands who joined Asbury this morning!


Resources from Worship

Asbury's leadership announces the following updates/changes to coronavirus policies for worship at Asbury as well as updates to our worship offerings:

9 AM indoor worship is moving outdoors beginning Sunday, May 30. For this service:
  • Registration is no longer required
  • Masks are not required for those who have been vaccinated
  • We are still following social distancing guidelines (6 feet of distance between you and those outside of your family pod)
  • Congregational singing will be allowed for all
  • Seating will be in the parking lot. Bring your own chair if desired, otherwise we will have seating available for you.
  • In the case of adverse weather, the service will be moved into the Sanctuary
  • This service will not be streamed, even if it is moved inside
  • Streaming worship will continue to be offered at 10:30 AM at live.asburylv.org

10:30 AM worship is opening to in-person attendance in addition to being streamed beginning Sunday, June 6. For this service:
  • Registration is not required
  • Masks are not required for those who have been vaccinated
  • We are still following social distancing guidelines (6 feet of distance between you and those outside of your family pod)
  • For those who have been vaccinated, congregational singing is permitted
  • This service will be streamed at 10:30 AM at live.asburylv.org


Thanks to all who helped make yesterday's Rise Against Hunger meal packing event a success! There were 20,000 meals packed at Asbury yesterday that will be sent to those in need in developing nations. Over 60,000 meals have been packed at events at Asbury since we began working with Rise Against Hunger. Please pray for those who these meals will be going to.


Text Giving Number Changing
The number used for text giving (via PushPay) is changing, effective June 1. The new number will be (833) 245-6268. Please continue to use the current shortcode until that point.

Upcoming Small Group Meetings:
9:30 AM, offsite
Meeting at the Pavilion in the Lehigh County Soccer Fields at Parkway Road and Broadway in South Whitehall Township. Attendees are asked to bring a chair and a beverage. Rain date is Wednesday, May 26, at 9:30 AM. Visit Asbury's website for more info and to contact the group.


Rev. Barbara Lee and Rev. Evelyn Stupp, a retired United Methodist pastor and certified grief counselor, will hold a monthly Grief Support group at Asbury. This is an ongoing group, but newcomers who are newly-grieved are welcome. The group will meet in Room 202 from 2 - 3:30 PM. Entry will be through the upper doors; please park on the upper level. Registration is required - please sign up on our website. Contact the church office (610-398-2577) or info@asburylv.org with any questions.

The group will meet on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, June 22
  • Tuesday, July 27
  • Tuesday, August 24
  • Tuesday, September 28
  • Tuesday, October 26

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.


Outdoor worship will resume beginning Sunday, May 30, at 9 AM. Streaming worship will continue to be offered live at 10:30 AM at 


We encourage you to watch a condensed version of today's lesson with your child via video!
 
Select your child's age group: 
SPARK
(3-4yr olds)
Fly a Kite (new for 5/23)
   
BLAST
(PreK- 5th grades)
Reconnect (new for 5/23)
 


 
SPARK (3 & 4yr olds)
 
Please join Miss Rebecca to watch the Ollie story video and a brief lesson via Zoom.
Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/k4T5LLZVVosL4FGNA 
 
BLAST (PreK - 5th grades)
 
Please join us for our weekly Bible story video and small group activities via Zoom.
Sunday mornings from 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/pKDw79r8219GRVKUA 

 




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.

July 26th - July 30th

Please use this link for more information and to register your child(ren): https://forms.gle/b1Bm4kcATV5GEydW6


 
 Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at punrath@asburylv.org to be added to the Children's Ministries' mailing list to receive all information and updates about Asbury's Children's Ministries program. 

There is still time to register for Middle School or High School small group studies tonight 

 Middle School (6th-8th grades)
 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register at:  https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7



There will be NO High School Small Group tonight, Sunday, (5/23). We will meet again on Sunday, 6/13 at 8pm.



Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at punrath@asburylv.org 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 prayer@asburylv.org.
 
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 asburylv.org/give, but you can also mail your weekly envelopes or a check in to the church office.

Thank you for your continued support!



Your purchases can support Asbury's ministries! When you purchase via Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1352369), what you buy will generate donations for Asbury!



The number used for text giving (via PushPay) is changing, effective June 1. The new number will be (833) 245-6268. Please continue to use the current shortcode until that point.
 
Asbury's leadership is continuously reviewing COVID-19 policies and how they intersect with Asbury's in-person offerings. Visit asburylv.org/coronavirus for the most current information. Contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at iolivieri@asburylv.org for specific inquiries. The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.