April 15, 2021  

In the middle of your pain, God is still present. A tragedy prompted the author of "It Is Well with My Soul" to pen its words. All of us know that wonderful hymn, but is it really possible to be well in your soul in the midst of tragedy?

Join us for week 2 of The Faith We Sing series as we explore the hymn "It Is Well With My Soul."


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
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ | Ages 7+

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

Salem Merger Charge Conference Rescheduled
In accordance with para 2546 of the 2016 UM Book of Discipline, Merger of Local United Methodist Churches - a special Charge Conference is being held by Allentown: Asbury UMC, called by Superintendent Steven Morton, for the purpose of considering a proposal to merge with the congregation at Allentown: Salem UMC:
Wednesday, May 5 at 5 PM
All are welcome to attend but only the elected members of the current church council are responsible for voting on the proposal (para 246.2).

The Charge Conference will be held via Zoom. Registration required - visit asburylv.org/merger.

Rise Against Hunger
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). Learn more: asburylv.org/riseagainsthunger.
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Apr 20

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.

In-Home Vaccinations Available

The City of Allentown is launching a new program aimed at vaccinating city residents who have difficulty leaving their homes. To qualify for an in-home vaccination, you must be an Allentown resident and have a health condition that makes leaving the house very difficult. If you or a family member meet these conditions you can call the city's Homebound Vaccine Hotline at 610-260-0360, and leave a clear message with your name, phone number and address. It may take several days to receive a return call due to the volume of requests. All qualifying residents will be scheduled based on the supply of vaccine.

Register for virtual SPARK & BLAST this week (4/18)

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 (4/18)
Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

This five-week study will look at important practices that help us grow our relationship with Jesus and strengthen our faith.
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)

Conitnuing a 4-week series designed to walk through the first four chapters of Acts in order to help 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.