Sunday, February 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

At Asbury, we believe connected in a small group can be life-changing. We'd love for you to consider joining a short-term small group this Lenten season! Sign-ups for studies around the book "The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life" are open now! 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.

All registration at

Monday Nights at 7 PM (in-person, outside)
Begins 2/22, led by Shirley Nylund

Wednesday Mornings, 10 AM (on Zoom)
Begins 2/24, led by Marsha Johnston

Thursday Nights, 6 PM (on Zoom)
Begins 2/18, led by Carlen Blackstone

Thursday Nights, 7 PM (on Zoom)
Begins 2/25, led by Tim Lebrecht

Saturday Mornings, 8:30 AM (on Zoom)
Begins 2/20, led by Sarah Kinzel & Lisa Olivieri

Visit to register and for more info.

Learn more about the sermon series at

This week, we celebrate Ash Wednesday, a solemn reminder of our mortality. Join us for streaming worship and reception of ashes:

Worship Service
Streaming-only, Wednesday, February 17, 7 PM, at
This service will be a time for prayer, confession, and reflection. 

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 ->

About the ashes: ashes serve as 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.

"for dust [we] are
             and to dust [we] will return." (Genesis 3:19, NIV)

An in-person worship service is being re-introduced next 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

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
Sarah Circle (February 16 via Zoom):
Sarah Circle will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 PM (note the change in day of the week). Discussion will be around chapters 10-12 of Black and White by Teesha Hadra and John Hambrick. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

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

Giving Statements
Giving statements from 2020 contributions are in the mail but experiencing delays in delivery. Thanks for your patience (and for your support of the ministry and mission of Asbury)!

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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)
Out of This World (new for 2/14)
(PreK- 5th grades)
Rules for Life (new for 2/14)

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)
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
TONIGHT, 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
TONIGHT, 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.