April 8, 2021  

In many ways, hymns are the oral history of our faith. Like the Psalms in Scripture, they are passed from generation to generation and sung in cathedrals, chapels, or around a family piano. The Faith We Sing, a four-week series beginning this Sunday, will delve into some of those classic hymns and explore their meaning to illuminate the hope they have for us today.

Join us as Pastor Eric begins The Faith We Sing with the message "Amazing Grace."

IN-PERSON WORSHIP: 9 AM IN THE SANCTUARY

Registration is required. More info and registration at asburylv.org/inpersonworshipregistration. More information about the service is available at asburylv.org/inpersonworship.

Registration for the in-person worship service closes at 12 PM (noon) on Saturday.

STREAMING WORSHIP: 10:30 AM @ LIVE.ASBURYLV.ORG

Join us at live.asburylv.org for an online-only service featuring a variety of musical styles.



Resources for Worship
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ | Ages 7+

Please note: as we celebrated communion during our Maundy Thursday service, there will not be communion this Sunday.

Your hands and your heart can help provide a full stomach for those in need in developing nations! The Rise Against Hunger Experience, a meal-packing event where we will team up with Rise Against Hunger to package 10,000 - 20,000 meals, is taking place on Saturday, May 22, roughly from 8 AM - 12 PM in the Wesley Center (if the weather cooperates, the event may be moved outdoors). This is the fourth time Asbury has participated in this event, sponsored by Asbury in Mission. We hope you'll consider being a part of this Church-wide opportunity to take part in sharing Christ's love and compassion! COVID safety protocols will be in place to ensure everyone's safety (visit asburylv.org/coronavirus to learn more).

There is no cost to be involved, but for reference, each meal costs $0.33 - a small price to make a big difference!
Grief Support Group
Rev. Evelyn Stupp - a retired United Methodist pastor and certified grief counselor - and Pastor Barbara Lee will facilitate a 4-week Grief Support program at Asbury.

If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, we invite you to attend weekly meetings from April 20 - May 11 from 2 PM - 3:30 PM in room 202. Entry will be through the upper doors; please park on the upper level. Registration is required - visit asburylv.org/griefsupport to sign up. Contact the church office (610-398-2577 or info@asburylv.org with any questions.

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
Asbury member, Bob Lawhorn, who runs classes at Cedar Crest College for their Learning in Retirement series, will speak to us on the topic "Our Gut Bacteria." This is an emerging and fascinating field concerning our immune system as it works with the brain. Research is ongoing with relationship between gut bacteria and disease. Join the circle meeting to learn about this new field.
Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Priscilla Circle will meet on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 PM via Zoom. Judy Ehninger will lead discussion on Chapter 6, "A Blessed Garden: A Hopeful Vision" from The Grace of Les Miserables study guide. All women are welcome.  If you would like to join the group, please contact co-leaders, Brenda Baxter or Judy Whitby. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Preschool Teacher Positions Available
Interested in joining the team at Asbury's preschool? Positions are open for the fall season. Contact Karen Bowermaster, Director, in the preschool office at 610-481-0242.

Scholarships Available
Applications for the Koch scholarship (via UMW are due next week. Visit asburylv.org/scholarships to learn more and apply.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Apr 12

Tuesday, Apr 13
 
 
 

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.

Register for virtual SPARK & BLAST this week (4/11)

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: https://forms.gle/k4T5LLZVVosL4FGNA 
 
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: https://forms.gle/pKDw79r8219GRVKUA 




Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at punrath@asburylv.org to be added to the Children's Ministries' mailing list to receive all information and updates about Asbury's Children's Ministries program.


We hope you will join us this Sunday Evening (4/11)
 
Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

 
This one-off message focuses on developing healthy coping skills in times of struggle. We will look at biblical text that reminds us that with God, there's always a possibility for more, for better, for help, and for hope.
Please join Jen and Pam on
Sunday Evenings from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7 
 

 
High Schoolers (9th - 12th grades)


This 4-week series is designed to walk students through the first four chapters of Acts in order to help them see how the movement of Christianity began.
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evenings from 8 - 8:40 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8



Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at punrath@asburylv.org 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 activities. Should you need to gain access to the building, please contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at iolivieri@asburylv.org. The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.