November 12, 2020  


Many people in our nation today struggle with various addictions -  drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling etc. These addictions rob us of the life God intended and they hurt our relationships with God and others.  So how can Jesus followers respond?

Join us on Sunday as Pastor Eric will talk with licensed professional counselor Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CACD, LPC regarding a Christian perspective on addiction.

Catch up on "The Caring Congregation" sermon series on our website.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP: 9 AM IN THE SANCTUARY

Registration is required. More info and registration at asburylv.org/indoorworshipregistration. More information about the service is available at asburylv.org/indoorworship.

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+



Advent is a time of preparation as we await the coming of Christ at Christmas. We pray you'll join one of the small groups being offered around the book "Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas", which Pastor Eric is also using as the basis for his Advent sermon series.

There are 9 different groups being held throughout the weeks leading up to Advent - plenty of options to choose from! Take a moment to find the group that's best-suited for you and register at asburylv.org/SentStudy.


The "Thanks for Giving" Food and Supply Drive to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission begins this Sunday, November 15, and concludes at 10 AM on November 22. Drop off your donations in the bin outside the door to the upper level 24/7 (but prior to 10 AM on Sunday, November 22nd). Any donations of canned food and cleaning supplies are welcome, but most needed this year are single serve drinks, breakfast juice of any size or flavor, single serve snacks (granola bars, cereal bars, chips, cookies), soup of any size or flavor, coffee, bleach, toilet paper, paper towels. The Rescue Mission is most appreciative of Asbury's support over the years. In 2019, more than 40,000 meals were served. For more information on the Allentown Rescue Mission, visit allentownrescuemission.org.
Sarah Circle Meeting
Sarah Circle will meet in Deb McCleary's garage on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30 PM. Meeting access is limited to 8 (excluding host and leader). Masks will be worn and social distancing followed. Access via Zoom will be offered to those who choose to stay home or cannot attend in person. If you are not currently a member of Sarah Circle, but would like to join the meeting, contact the group.

Health Ministries' Team Health Needs Assessment
Asbury's Health Ministry team strives to integrate health and faith through encouraging individuals to live healthier lives. They attempt to guide personal health through counseling, education and referrals to community resources.

Please consider completing the Health Ministry Team survey as they determine what programs and services they can offer to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs you and your family may have.

Visit asburylv.org/healthsurvey to complete the assessment. All responses are confidential.

Notes for Ramos
Only a few slots are left to sign up to write a note of encouragement for a staff member at Ramos Elementary, Asbury's partner school. Get info and sign up at asburylv.org/ramosnotes. No slots left? Don't worry - we'll have an additional chance to support educators coming up in a few days!


Upcoming Events

Sunday, Nov 15

Sunday, Nov 15
Bazaar Sales Ending:
Baked Goods
Cheese Balls
Christmas Crafts

Nov 15-22

Wednesday, Nov 18  
Saturday, Nov 21
Bazaar Pickups:
Baked Goods
Cheese Balls
Christmas Crafts

Saturday, Nov 28
Bazaar Sales Begin:
Cheese Balls
Cookie Place


 
 
 

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.


Current Sales
Baked Goods (through November 15)
Cheese Balls (first sale) (through November 15)
Christmas Crafts (through November 15)

Upcoming Pickups
Baked Goods (November 21)
Cheese Balls (first sale) (November 21)
Christmas Crafts (November 21)

Upcoming Sales
Cookie Place (November 28 - December 6)
Cheese Balls (second sale) (November 28 - December 6)

Get information on all areas at asburylv.org/bazaar.



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 SMALL GROUP STUDIES
 
Middle School (6th-8th grades)


Join Pam for "IT'S PERSONAL"
A virtual series that challenges us to take our relationship with Jesus deeper.  
Sunday Evenings, 11/15 & 11/22 from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at:  https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7



High School (9th-12th grades)


It is easy to be thankful to God when things are great! But how can we be thankful for the not-so-good things? In this message, students will be challenged to take an inventory of their life circumstances and be challenged to be thankful for ALL things.
Please join Erin and Rich for:
Sunday Evenings  11/15 & 11/22 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 to be added to the Children's Ministries' mailing list to receive all information and updates about Asbury's Children's Ministries program.

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!

Asbury Finance Committee's Gift Card Program
will not be held this holiday season.

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.