Sunday, March 21, 2021

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

We hope you'll join us for Holy Week and Easter as we remember our Savior's journey: from celebration on Palm Sunday to the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday to the cross on Good Friday to triumphing over death on Easter Sunday.

Information on each service is below and registration for all services can be found at

Online worshippers can pick up palms for use during Palm Sunday and Easter worship:
  • Drive-Thru Pickup of Palms
    • Saturday, March 27, 2 PM - 3 PM, lower parking lot
    • Sunday, April 4, 9 AM - 10 AM, lower parking lot

All streamed services will be available at

Please note that all 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.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for multiple upcoming events. Able to help? Contact Laurie Wallace Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries.

Saturday, March 27, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Children's Journey Through Holy Week)
- parking lot helpers

Friday, April 2, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Good Friday)
- temperature checks

Sunday, April 4 (8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Sanctuary, 10 AM - 11:15 AM Outdoor)
- parking lot helpers
- registration help
- temperature checks

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

Merger Charge Conference Postponed
The Charge Conference for the merger between Asbury and Salem UMC (Allentown) has been postponed. This postponement is due to a delay in the sale of the Salem real estate that includes their church building and parsonage. The new Charge Conference date will be announced as soon as possible.

Scholarships Available
The first scholarship deadline is this week (March 25).  Visit to learn more and apply.

Summer Camps are beginning to accept registrations. Visit the camps' websites for more information: Pocono Plateau | Gretna Glen | Camp Innabah

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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.

We hope children and their families will join us for a fun, unique approach to celebrating Holy Week and Easter. Families will receive palms and be part of a drive through Palm Sunday Parade, see stations representing The Last Supper, Jesus Praying in the Garden and more.

What: Journey Through Holy Week
When: March 27 from 10 AM - 11 AM. (raindate 3/28, 1-2 PM)
Where: Asbury's lower level parking lot. Please enter off of Winchester Road.

Families can take palms home with them following the event to have them available for online worship on Palm Sunday.

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)
Start Your Engines (new for 3/21)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Bake Off (new for 3/21)


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: 
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: 

 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. 

Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

Hope you can join us for this small group series designed to help us recognize, understand, resist, and deal with temptation in our lives.
Please join Jen and Pam on
Sunday Evenings from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at: 

High Schoolers (9th - 12th grades)

A 4-week series that looks at events from the last week of Jesus's life and how they can encourage students to consider which path they will choose.
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evenings from 8 - 8:30 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 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."
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
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!
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.