Sunday, October 4, 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
"Key Themes" Bible Reading Plan
 October 4 - 10
The 'key theme' for this week's scripture passage is "Believe." Read the applicable scripture passage for each day below using the 'SOAP' method of reading scripture.
Scripture - First read the scripture passage.
Observation - Think about what you just read and find one thing you think God wanted you to   hear that's relevant to your life and write it down.
Application - Think about what you need to do differently as a result of what you just read and write it down.
Pray - Pray about what you just read.
This Week's Readings
Monday: John 6
Tuesday: John 11
John 12
John 20
Friday: Romans 10

Tithing impacts the ministries of the church, but it also impacts our hearts. Visit to learn about a no-strings-attached introduction to tithing.

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
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Several more volunteers are needed to help with in-person worship on Sunday mornings. Time commitment would be from 8:30 - 9:05, then volunteers could attend worship. Contact Laurie Wallace Theisen ( if you can help.

through Sun, Oct 11 (Virtual) CROP Walk
Saturday, October 17 Bazaar Beans and Bean Soup Pickup

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
Fall Crafts (through October 11 or until items sell out)
Baked Goods, Jam/Jellies, Pecans (through October 11)

Upcoming Bazaar Sale
BBQ Dinner (October 12-18)

Get information on all areas with current announcements at

Much-needed food items are being collected for the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank in conjunction with the Annual Allentown CROP Hunger Walk.

The collection is taking place on Saturday, October 10th between 10 AM and 12 PM in Asbury's Upper Parking Lot.

Needed items are as follows:

Cans of tuna fish
Cans of soup
Bags of beans
Bags/boxes of rice
Boxes/bags of cereal
Boxes of pasta
Jars of pasta sauce (plastic if possible)
Jars of peanut butter

Social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers can retrieve your donation from your car trunk or you can deposit in a collection bin.

MORE PLASTIC BAGS NEEDED FOR PLARN MATS Our team working on creating PLARN mats for the homeless is in need of additional plastic grocery bags that are CLEAN, DRY AND WITHOUT MILDEWA collection box is available outside of the front entrance of the church building.
As we enter the fall, some of our small groups are offering virtual open houses to help you get a taste of the group and see if it's right for you! Visit to get connected to a group now!
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!

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)
Sing in the Rain (new for 10/4)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Offstage: Drop the Act (new for 10/4)

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.

All high school-aged students (9th-12th grades) are invited to join Erin and Rich for "Stand Strong," a virtual, small group study  encouraging Christians to stand strong in the face of various trials and temptations.   
Tonight from 8 PM - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at:  

Middle school students (6th-8th grades) are encouraged to join Pam for "This or That," a virtual study about the dangers of comparing ourselves to others instead of celebrating our unique gifts. 
Tonight from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at:

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
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.