September 24, 2020  

This Sunday, Pastor Eric begins a new sermon series, "Entrusted."
When it comes to money it seems like we never have enough and it leads to stress, anxiety and frustration.  But, maybe the problem is not how we handle our money; maybe the problem is how we view our money.  Many of us hold on to a world view of wealth that leads to discontentment, misplaced hope, and misplaced faith. But God never intended us to put our faith and hope in money.  In fact, it's not even ours.  In this series, we will look at how to avoid the pitfalls of wealth based upon biblical truths. 


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


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Several more volunteers are needed to help with in-person worship on Sunday mornings. Time commitment would be from 8:30 AM - 9:05 AM, then volunteers could attend worship. Contact Laurie Wallace Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries, at if you can help.

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

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

Our annual Ramos Work Day is THIS SATURDAY, September 26th from 9:00 AM to noon.  We'll be cleaning up the grounds and remulching the playground. We will follow the governor's guidelines for masks, distancing and number of people. If you can help, please add your name to our Google Sheet.
Flu Shots Offered Next Sunday
(via Asbury Health Ministry)
Asbury's Health Ministry is offering flu shots on Sunday, October 4, from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Enter through the lower entry near the Wesley Center. Shots will be free to those with Medicare Part B. A high-dose vaccine will be available. All CDC guidelines will be followed.

You are invited to join Allentown's Virtual CROP Hunger Walk! Raise funds online and walk on your own anytime between now and October 11th.

Visit to register and start raising funds with our team ASBURY SPIRIT or to make a donation to Asbury Spirit team member.

Let's Fight Hunger Together!

Food Bank Collection (in conjunction with CROP Walk)
Debi and Barry Olphin are collecting much-needed food items for the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank in conjunction with the Annual Allentown CROP Hunger Walk.
The collection is taking place on Saturday, October 10th between 10 AM and 12 PM in Asbury's Upper Parking Lot. Visit for the list of items being collected.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month
Take time during the month of October to say a special "thanks" to our pastors! Send an email, a card of thanksgiving, or another affirmation for their ministry at Asbury. Cards can be sent to the church office.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, Sep 26

Sunday, October 4
Saturday, Oct 10
through Sun, Oct 11


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 Bazaar Sale
Beans and Bean Soup (through September 27)

Upcoming Bazaar Sales
Fall Crafts (begins September 28)

Silent auction items being collected
Used clothing/winter coats being collected October 24

Get information on all areas with current announcements at

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:

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:

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.

All high school-aged students (9th-12th grades) are invited to join Erin and Rich for "Stand Strong," a virtual, small group study  encouraging Christians to stand strong in the face of various trials and temptations.   
Sunday evenings through Oct. 4th from 8 PM - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at:  

Middle school students (6th-8th grades) are encouraged to join Pam for "This or That," a virtual study about the dangers of comparing ourselves to others instead of celebrating our unique gifts. 
Sunday evenings through Oct. 4th from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at:

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.