February 18, 2021  

What does it mean to be deeply committed Christians, growing in faith every day? How do we become fully engaged and flourishing in the Christian life? In this series, we explore a model for Christian discipleship built around five essential practices that we engage in both collectively and individually in order to more fully follow Jesus.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Eric begins a new sermon series, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian LifeWorship is streaming at 10:30 AM at live.asburylv.org.

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.

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

Resources for Worship
Sermon Questions and Daily Study Guide
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ | Ages 7+

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 asburylv.org/TheWalkStudy.

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 asburylv.org/thewalkstudy to register and for more info.

Learn more about the sermon series at asburylv.org/thewalk.

Asbury's Barrels of Love ministry was started with a book drive by Connie Miller and her daughter Devin 20 years ago! At that time, the end of the civil war in Liberia was in sight and Dr. Chris Hena (who was stationed in Kazakhstan at that time) requested children's books to replace those destroyed during the war. Several thousand books were collected in that first Barrels of Love shipment.

In March we'll be conducting a 20th anniversary children's book drive for BĂȘte Gbanee School in Paynesville and the Dominic Hena School in Kakata. 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 on Sunday, March 14 and March 21 between 9 AM and 10:30 AM.

Thank you for sharing the gift of reading with these Liberian children and helping Asbury celebrate 20 years of the Barrels of Love ministry.
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Scholarships Available
Asbury has a number of scholarships available for students heading off to or continuing their college education. Visit asburylv.org/scholarships to learn more and apply.

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.
Upcoming Events



We hope your child will join us for online Sunday School this week!
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.

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: https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7 

High Schoolers (9th - 12th grades)

This 1 week lesson that not only looks at the definition & history of Lent but also offers practical ways to observe the season by giving up or taking up certain things in our lives. 
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evening  2/21 from 8 - 8:30 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.

This week Pastor Jerome Kennedy, one of our mission partners in Liberia, shared 2 wonderful pieces of news on his Facebook page:

Clothing from Barrels of Love was distributed to children at the Kennedy Early Learning Daycare in Liberia

A project to provide clean drinking water for a town in Bong County, Liberia has gotten underway thanks to your donations and the leadership of Asbury in Mission

Thanks for all of your continued support of missions in this community and around the world.

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.