May 13, 2021  

The Holy Spirit is God's indwelling presence in our lives. If you ever feel weak, weary or powerless, you need the Holy Spirit. If you ever feel anxious, afraid or alone, you need the Holy Spirit. If you hope to grow deeper in your faith, to see your life transformed into the person God created you to be, you need the Holy Spirit. And if you hope to experience more of God's presence and power in your life, you need the Holy Spirit.

Join us as we being a new 3-week sermon series, The Holy Spirit, this Sunday with the message "The Holy Spirit in Scripture."


Registration is required. More info and registration at More information about the service is available at

Registration for the in-person worship service closes at 12 PM (noon) on Saturday.


Join us at for an online-only service featuring a variety of musical styles.

Resources for Worship
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ | Ages 7+

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 NEXT Saturday, May 22, roughly from 8 AM - 12 PM in the Wesley Center (if the weather cooperates, the event may be moved outdoors). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Learn more and register at:


We hope that you will join us for
"Discovery on Adventure Island VBS"
Children (ages 4 yrs-old through 5th grade) will arise and shine each day as we search for different infinity lanterns to light our way. Through Bible stories, games and crafts, kids will seek out the light of God's Love, Trust, Faith, Joy & Hope.

July 26th - July 30th

Please use this link for more information and to register your child(ren):

Register for virtual SPARK & BLAST this week (5/16)

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: 
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: 

Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at to be added to the Children's Ministries' mailing list to receive all information and updates about Asbury's Children's Ministries program.

Work Day
Please help us spruce up the building and grounds at Asbury's Work Day, scheduled for May 15 from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Registration is required - get more information and sign up at

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
7 PM, via Zoom
Will be discussing chapters 17 - 19 to complete the study of the book Black and White: Disrupting Racism one Friendship at a Time, written by Teesha Hadra and John Hambrick.
Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Third Grade Bibles and Confirmation
Third graders will be presented with Bibles, a long-standing Asbury tradition, this Sunday, May 16, during the 10:30 AM streaming worship service.
Confirmation will take place next Sunday, May 23, during the 10:30 AM streaming worship service.

Outdoor Worship Resuming
An outdoor worship service will resume beginning Sunday, May 30, at 9 AM. Streaming worship will continue to be offered live at 10:30 AM at
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

Saturday, May 15

Sunday, May 16
Third Grade Bible Presentation (during 10:30 AM streaming worship)

Weds, May 19

Saturday, May 22

Sunday, May 23
Confirmation (during 10:30 AM streaming worship)

Sunday, May 30
Outdoor worship resumes (9 AM service)

July 26-30


Excerpts from a letter from Dr. Mark Zimmerman and family, Nepal, where Mark serves at Patan Hospital. Read the full letter on our website.

The usual beeps of alarms had multiplied to a screaming chorus.
"What's going on here?" I asked the doctor squeezing the bag.
"The central oxygen's been off for the last ten minutes!"

On bedside monitors patients' blood oxygen saturations read 38, 62, 34, 28, 49, 75 and plummeting - dangerously below the acceptable 90%.

We don't know what variants have entered Nepal, but over the last month the disease here appears to spread more rapidly and take a more severe toll on the middle-aged than during the first surge.

It's hard to say where this ends... The hospital has now closed to new
COVID admissions, which will limit the internal demand, but by all indications Kathmandu is full of hospitals
whose collective oxygen consumption has swelled beyond the valley's production capacity.

Today wasn't my day to make rounds and others have administrative responsibility for the hospital, so I went and found a quiet alcove behind physiotherapy to sit and pray for a while. Please join me. I think that's the best way to help in this situation. Thank you.

We hope you will join us this Sunday Evening (5/16)
Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

Continuing a five-week study looking 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: 

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:

Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at 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 The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.