October 1, 2020  


This Sunday, Pastor Barbara continues the "Entrustedsermon series.
When all is said and done, the questions God will ask us about our giving will have little to do with dollars and cents, but, 'Where were your priorities?' 'What did you think about the most?' 'Did you value the work of my kingdom first and foremost?' and 'Was your heart in your giving at all?'  Join us as we explore what account of the "Widow's Mite" teaches us about being "all in" for the kingdom of God.

COMMUNION SUNDAY

We will be celebrating holy communion together this Sunday!

At our 9 AM in-person worship service, pre-packaged, no-contact communion elements will be offered.

For our 10:30 AM streaming service, we ask that you have your own bread, juice, or similar items ready to partake.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP: 9 AM IN THE SANCTUARY

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

REGISTRATION FOR THE INDOOR SERVICE CLOSES AT 12 PM (NOON) ON SATURDAY.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Several more volunteers are needed to help with in-person worship on Sunday mornings. Time commitment would be from 8:30 AM - 9:05 AM, then volunteers could attend worship. Contact Laurie Wallace Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries, at ltheisen@asburylv.org if you can help.

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+


Small Group Open Houses
A number of Asbury's small groups are offering open houses to welcome you as you seek to get more deeply connected to others in the Church and to God! Visit asburylv.org/groups to learn about our groups and get connected.

Asbury's Health Ministry is offering flu shots on Sunday, October 4, from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM in the Wesley Center lobby area at Asbury (entrance to the event is only available through the lower entrance near the Wesley Center). Shots will be free to those with Medicare Part B. A high-dose vaccine will be available. All CDC guidelines will be followed. Bathrooms will not be available.
CROP Walk
You are invited to join Allentown's Virtual CROP Hunger Walk! Raise funds online and walk on your own anytime between now and October 11th.

Visit crophungerwalk.org/allentownpa to register and start raising funds with our team ASBURY SPIRIT or to make a donation to Asbury Spirit team member.

Let's Fight Hunger Together!




Food Bank Collection (in conjunction with CROP Walk)
Debi and Barry Olphin are collecting much-needed food items 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. Visit asburylv.org/CROPCollection for the list of items being collected.




Susanna Circle October Meeting
Susanna Circle will meet via Zoom on Monday, October 12, at 6:30 PM. Susan Denny Hall will be with us with her friend, Charmaine Thomas, who will describe her experiences as a member of the Baltimore Police Department. All women are invited! Contact the group for the Zoom link by completing the form for their group on Asbury's website.



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.

Upcoming Events
 
Saturday, Oct 3

Sunday, October 4
 
Saturday, Oct 10
 
through Sun, Oct 11

 
 
 
 

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.


Current Bazaar Sale
Fall Crafts (through October 11 or until items sell out)

Upcoming Bazaar Sales
Baked Goods, Jam/Jellies, Pecans (October 3-11)
BBQ Dinner (October 12-18)

Announcements
Silent auction items being collected
Used clothing/winter coats being collected October 24

Get information on all areas with current announcements at asburylv.org/bazaar.


VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
SPARK (3 & 4yr olds)
Please join Miss Rebecca for weekly Sunday School 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 Miss Lindsay, Miss Judy, Miss Cindy, Miss Patty & Miss Tara for weekly Sunday School 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.


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.   
Sunday evenings through Oct. 4th from 8 PM - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at:  https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8  



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. 
Sunday evenings through Oct. 4th from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at:  https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7


October is Pastor Appreciation Month!
Take time during the month of October to say a special "thanks" to our pastors! Send an email, a card of thanksgiving, or another affirmation for their ministry at Asbury. Cards can be sent to the church office.

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.