March 18, 2021  

From the earliest days of the church until today, people become followers of Jesus in the exact same way: through an invitation.  But many people today are uncomfortable sharing their faith for various reasons and they believe that their faith is private.  So why does a fully devoted follower of Jesus need to share their faith?

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Eric continues the sermon series, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life, with the message "Share - Going Fishing."

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+



We hope you'll join us for Holy Week and Easter as we remember our Savior's journey: from celebration on Palm Sunday to the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday to the cross on Good Friday to triumphing over death on Easter Sunday.

Information on each service and registration for all in-person services can be found at asburylv.org/Easter.

Online worshippers can pick up palms for use during Palm Sunday and Easter worship:
  • Drive-Thru Pickup of Palms
    • Saturday, March 27, 2 PM - 3 PM, lower parking lot
    • Sunday, April 4, 9 AM - 10 AM, lower parking lot

  • Palm Sunday (March 28)
    • 9 AM in-person
      • Registration for this service will be available beginning Sunday, March 21
    • 10:30 AM streaming-only
  • Maundy Thursday
    • 7 PM in-person with simultaneous live streaming
    • Communion will be served (if watching online, please have elements ready)
    • Registration required for in-person worship
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
All streamed services will be available at live.asburylv.org.

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.


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for multiple upcoming events. Able to help? Contact Laurie Wallace Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries.

Saturday, March 27, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Children's Journey Through Holy Week)
- parking lot helpers

Friday, April 2, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Good Friday)
- temperature checks

Sunday, April 4 (8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Sanctuary, 10 AM - 11:15 AM Outdoor)
- parking lot helpers
- registration help
- temperature checks

This Sunday is the final drop-off day for the Children's Book Drive for Liberia for BĂȘte Gbanee School in Paynesville and the Dominic Hena School in Kakata to celebrate Barrels of Love's 20th annivesary. 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 this Sunday (March 21) between 9 AM and 10:30 AM.

Looking for a way to begin to give, but not sure that you're ready (or financially able) to? Try the 90-Day Tithing Challenge: plan to give for 90 days, and if at any time during the 90-day period you change your mind, all money you've tithed will be returned with no strings attached. Register to get more information at asburylv.org/tithe90.

Merger Charge Conference Postponed
The Charge Conference for the merger between Asbury and Salem UMC (Allentown) has been postponed. This postponement is due to a delay in the sale of the Salem real estate that includes their church building and parsonage. The new Charge Conference date will be announced as soon as possible.

Scholarships Available
The first scholarship deadline is next week.  Visit asburylv.org/scholarships to learn more and apply.

Summer Camps are beginning to accept registrations. Visit the camps' websites for more information: Pocono Plateau | Gretna Glen | Camp Innabah

Daily Devotionals in Your Inbox
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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

Sunday, Mar 21
 
 
 



Reminder: Don't forget to send your 
pictures or videos of palms to Miss Pam!
(Deadline is TOMORROW, March 19)




We hope children and their families will join us for a fun, unique approach to celebrating Holy Week and Easter. Families will receive palms and be part of a drive through Palm Sunday Parade, see stations representing The Last Supper, Jesus Praying in the Garden and more.

What: Journey Through Holy Week
When: March 27 from 10 AM - 11 AM. (raindate 3/28, 1-2 PM)
Where: Asbury's lower level parking lot. Please enter off of Winchester Road.

Families can take palms home with them following the event to have them available for online worship on Palm Sunday.



VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
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.



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

 
Hope you can join us for this small group series designed to help us recognize, understand, resist, and deal with temptation in our lives.
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)


A 4-week series that looks at events from the last week of Jesus's life and how they can encourage students to consider which path they will choose.
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evenings 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.


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.