December 31, 2020  


As we begin a new year, there is hope that the COVID-19 vaccine will lead us to a brighter 2021. If we're wise, we'll reflect on what we've learned from this experience and what we want to carry forward. After all, pain without any gain is a shame. Join us as we look at how our COVID-19 experience can make us 'Better than Ever.' 

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Eric begins the new sermon series, "Better Than Ever" with the message "Becoming Better Through a Crisis." 
Worship is streaming at 10:30 AM at live.asburylv.org.
Resources for Worship
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ | Ages 7+



Re-watch the Christmas season services below.




Quiet Christmas Replay

Christmas Eve Worship


End-of-Year Giving
The last opportunity for contributing tithes and offerings to the church in the 2020 calendar year is TODAY, Thursday, December 31, 2020. The effective date of a contribution is when it is delivered to the church. A contribution issued in January 2021 cannot be deducted in 2020 even if it is backdated to 2020. Contributions that are mailed to the church and postmarked by December 31, 2020 are deductible in 2020 even though not received by the church until 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at the church office at 610-398-2577, or at iolivieri@asburylv.org. Thank you for your tithes and offerings to Asbury Church throughout the year!

Final Collection for PLARN
The Sleeping Mat Ministry would like to thank everyone for their donations of used plastic bags!  They are currently well-stocked with bags, so will be collecting bags until TODAY, December 31st, and then not be collecting until further notice. The donation box for bags is located at Asbury's upper entrance. If you are interested in helping the ministry with creating mats, please contact Wendy Arbushites for more information.

January/February 2021 Upper Room Available
If you'd like to have a copy of the January/February 2021 "The Upper Room" devotional mailed to you, let us know via this form. Our supplies are limited - first come, first served! (If you've requested one in the past, you'll continue to receive them automatically - no need to sign up again!)

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
Susanna Circle (January 11 via Zoom):
Presentation from  Deborah Fry, Director of Infection Control and Prevention at Lehigh Valley Hospital
Priscilla Circle (January 12 via Zoom):
Continuation of "The Grace of Les Miserables" study.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 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.
 


VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
We hope your child will join us for online Sunday School this week (1/3)!

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.




VIRTUAL GATHERINGS
 
Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

A 3-week series that encourages us to view the New Year through the lens of Jesus' teachings.
Please join Pam on
Sunday Evenings 1/3, 1/10 & 1/17 from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7



BLAST (PreK - 5th grades)

A stand alone message that encourages each of us to live this new year like the person God has created us to be.
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evening 1/3 from 8 - 8:40 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8

Hope to see you Sunday!



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.