Sunday, February 7, 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

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent, is a solemn reminder that
"for dust [we] are
             and to dust [we] will return." (Genesis 3:19, NIV).
Join us for streaming-only online worship and a drive-thru opportunity to receive ashes (no-contact).
This service will be a time for prayer, confession, and reflection. In past years, it also was a time for receiving the imposition of ashes (the sign of the cross made in ashes on the forehead or hand). The ashes are meant to be a reminder of our mortality and our need for repentance (turning away from our sin). To limit potential exposure, an alternative, no-contact drive-thru option to receive the sign of the cross in ashes will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Worship Service
Streaming-only, Wednesday, February 17, 7 PM, at .

Drive-Thru Reception of Ashes (No-Contact)
in Asbury's Upper Parking Lot
Tuesday, February 16 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 17 - 12 PM - 1 PM & 3 PM - 4 PM

Sample of what you'll receive when driving through ->

As announced in today's Church Council update meeting, an in-person worship service is being re-introduced on Sunday, February 21, at 9 AM. Registration is required and seating is limited. Visit for more information; or to register now.

Volunteers are needed! Contact Laurie Wallace Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries, if you're willing to help! (Or simply respond to this email and we'll put you in touch.)

Streaming-only worship will continue to be held at 10:30 AM at

Leaders are needed for small group studies around the Adam Hamilton book "The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life." This 6-week study, which will also serve as the basis for the Lenten sermon series, focuses on some of the core pieces that all followers of Jesus must have.

Leaders will be equipped with a leader guide and access to streaming video for all 6 sessions (preview session 1 here).

Please email Pastor Barbara Lee ( if you would consider facilitating a study group so we can order materials for you. Also, please call the church office (610-398-2577) or email if you have any questions.

Replay of Church Council Update
Church Council shared an update via Zoom this afternoon, including information about an indoor worship service resuming on Sunday, February 21, at 9 AM. Watch a replay of the webinar and view the slide presentation at

Food Drive for Animals at Gress Mountain Ranch
Non-perishable items will be collected today through 1 PM on Sunday, February 14 and can be placed at Asbury's upper-level doors. Perishable items will be collected Sunday, February 14, from 11:30 AM - 1 PM in Asbury's upper parking lot.
Visit for a list of items being collected and for more information.

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:
Priscilla Circle (February 9 via Zoom):
Priscilla Circle will meet via zoom on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 PM. Ann Lee will lead discussion on Chapter 4: "The Gift of Love" of the study series, The Grace of Les Miserables by Matt Rawle. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Daily Devotionals in Your Inbox
Looking for a way to better focus your faith walk? Sign up to receive a devotional each morning in your inbox at!

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)
Out of This World (new for 2/7)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Rules for Life (new for 2/7)

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. 

No Small Group for Middle School & High School this Sunday (2/7).
We will resume next Sunday (2/14).

Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)
Wrapping up a 4-week series to see how Jesus' words equip us to take control of our emotions rather than let them rule us.
Please join Pam on
Sunday Evening 2/14 from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at: 

High Schoolers (9th - 12th grades)

Whether it's praying on our own, praying in groups, or praying out loud with a friend, it can feel awkward. This series will help us grow more confident in our everyday conversations with God.
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evening  2/14 from 8 - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at:

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.