Sunday, March 14, 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

  • Palm Sunday (March 28)
    • 9 AM in-person
      • Registration for this service will be available beginning Sunday, March 21
    • 10:30 AM streaming-only
    • Drive-Thru Pickup of Palms: Saturday, March 27, 2 PM - 3 PM, lower parking lot
  • Maundy Thursday
    • 7 PM in-person with simultaneous live streaming
    • Communion will be served (if watching online, please have elements ready)
  • Good Friday
    • 7 PM in-person with simultaneous live streaming
  • Easter Sunday
    • 9 AM indoor in-person (Sanctuary)
    • 10:30 outdoor in-person
    • 10:30 streaming-only (pre-recorded)
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.

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!

Learn about the 90-Day Tithing Challenge as mentioned during today's message.
The final collection day for the children's book drive is next Sunday. The book drive benefits BĂȘte Gbanee School in Paynesville and the Dominic Hena School in Kakata and is part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Asbury in Mission's Barrels of Love ministry. Please gather new or gently used children's books 

(no textbooks please). Look to your children for titles they particularly enjoy(ed). Deliver them to the upper parking lot at Asbury next Sunday, March 21, between 9 AM and 10:30 AM.

A merger between Salem UMC and Asbury Church is set to become effective on March 31, with final approval to come at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference's Annual Conference in May.

Charge Conference Webinar - Thursday, March 18, 5 PM
In accordance with para 2546 of the 2016 UM Book of Discipline, Merger of Local United Methodist Churches, a special Charge Conference is being held by Allentown: Asbury UMC, called by Superintendent Steven Morton, for the purpose of considering a proposal to merge with the congregation at Allentown: Salem UMC, effective 3/31/21. All are welcome to attend but only the elected members of the current church council are responsible for voting on the proposal (para 246.2). The Charge Conference will take place Thursday, March 18, at 5 PM via Zoom.

Registration required - visit

Video and the slide presentation from last Sunday's information session can be found on our website.
Help as we Plan for Worship 

Today is the final day to complete the survey developed by the worship team to help guide them as they plan for the next few months. Complete the survey 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
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

Scholarships Available
Asbury has a number of scholarships available to students in various fields of collegiate study. VIsit to learn more and apply.

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
In lieu of their regular study, Sarah Circle is taking advantage of a unique opportunity to further explore the topic of racism in America on Wednesday, March 17th at 7 PM via Zoom. The group has been studying the book Black and White: Disrupting Racism One Friendship at a Time. On March 17th they will be joining others of faith to view a documentary focused on better understanding of our actions and emotions that contribute to systemic racism. In April, the group will resume our discussion of their ongoing study book. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Help Needed to Create Sleeping Mats (PLARN)
Help to create plastic sleeping mats for the homeless to insulate them from the cold dampness of the ground. Mats are created from plastic grocery bags. Wendy Arbushites can teach you how to do the entire process - it's very easy! Click here to view a slideshow with steps to make a mat.

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 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 3/14)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Bake Off (new for 3/14)

Reminder: Don't forget to send your pictures or videos of palms to Miss Pam! (Deadline is March 19)


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.

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."
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.