December 17, 2020  


As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them . . .
-John 17:18

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Barbara continues the Sent sermon series with the message "Jesus Brings New Life"

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+


Upcoming Events and Worship Services


THIS SATURDAY, Dec. 19
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reflect on the true meaning of Christmas at our Drive-Thru Nativity. Enter at the Winchester Road parking lot entry. Estimated time to complete the stations is 10 minutes. Attendees must stay in their cars.
More info:



Monday, Dec. 21, 7 PM
(Streaming at live.asburylv.org)
A service to help escape the bustle of the holidays, designed especially for those who feel alone, have suffered a loss, or live with difficult memories.
More info:
Zoom Gathering Added:
Pastor Barbara is holding a Zoom following the conclusion of the streaming worship service for those who may want to connect and converse. Email Pastor Barbara at blee@asburylv.org to receive the link.



Streaming Christmas Eve Worship
1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM
This Christmas, join us from the comfort and safety of your home as we remember the baby that was sent to offer us new life. With a blend of musical styles - featuring well-loved carols and modern songs - and a Christmas message about the eternal change that Jesus made, we'll celebrate the birth of our Savior.

End-of-Year Giving
The last opportunity for contributing tithes and offerings to the church in the 2020 calendar year will be 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!

Gifts for Ramos
All 44 Ramos family members have been "adopted"! Thank you for caring for these families!

Bright Hope Mobile Medical Unit Fundraiser
Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Center, an AIM mission partner, is raising money for their Stork Medical Mobile Unit by asking for donations that will be matched in a $30,000 Matching Grant until Dec 31, 2020. Visit their website for more information and to make a donation now.

Stamps for Missions
Postage stamps are still being collected to be sold in support of the purchase of Sunday School materials in several languages for South American churches. Learn more on our website.
Upcoming Events

Saturday, Dec 19

 
 
 

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.
 
Your holiday purchases can support Asbury's ministries! When you purchase via Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1352369), what you buy will generate donations for Asbury!



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.



VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Join us for "Reel Christmas" as we look at three different classic Christmas films to highlight truths from scripture and how to apply God's truth to our own perceptions of the meaning of Christmas. 

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Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)
Are encouraged to join Pam on
This Sunday (12/20) from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7



High Schoolers (9th-12th grades)
Please join Erin and Rich on
This Sunday (12/20) from 8 - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8  


HOPE is the greatest gift, you can give to another person. Supportive, encouraging words relieve fear and despair. In 1 Samuel 2:11, we are told that Samuel "ministers" to Eli, most likely, performing simple tasks like sweeping floors and serving food. Each task was performed with dignity, reminding us even the smallest tasks are dignified in the eyes of Christ. An important mental health tip in this season is to stay focused on sticking to a schedule-call and talk with others, and find ways to exercise. While being sure to follow current health guidelines by staying distanced from others and wearing a mask, get outside! Good nutrition, stretching, and staying connected to others can especially boost your immune system. Like Samuel, find creative ways to do ordinary jobs around your home.

We can all be grateful for the amazing progress on the COVID-19 virus vaccine, which will be available very soon in many nursing homes. Continue to pray for those who struggle with overwhelming fear and isolation, and continue to use your "ordinary" gifts to reach out to others with the gift of hope this season. 
 
The Health Ministry team welcomes your input! We are looking forward to a hope-filled 2021!

The Health Ministry Doris Farrar, RN


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.