October 22, 2020  

Our political views are shaped by a number of variables: our backgrounds, education, and personal experiences to name a few. It's easy to feel like our view is the right one, but the person beside you is more precious to God than your political view.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Eric wraps up the "The Intersection of Religion and Politics" series.


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.

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+

As Christians, God calls us to "mourn with those who mourn" (Romans 12:15), and yet throughout the pandemic many families were unable to hold memorial services or could only include a few close family members at a service. This Saturday, October 24 at 2 PM, Pastor Barbara will hold a "Time of Mourning" Prayer Service outside in the Asbury Memorial Garden.

If you have not been able to mourn or celebrate the life of someone in your circle-a fellow church member or a friend, co-worker or loved one outside of the church, you are welcome to attend. Please come prepared to share the individual's name and if you wish, a few words about them. We pray this service will bring comfort to you.

Please pre-register at asburylv.org/mourning or call the church office to let us know you plan to attend. Face masks and social distancing will be required. If you prefer to sit for the service, please bring your own folding chair.

In case of rain, the service will be held on Sunday, October 25 at 2 PM. 

Advent Study Leaders Needed
Pastor Eric is planning an encouraging Advent study and sermon series around the book Sent, written by Pastor Jorge Acevedo. As we long to hold one another close and grow in our faith as we anticipate celebrating the birth of our Savior, Asbury leaders want to encourage all members to join in a short-term Bible study, but we need facilitators and leaders. Visit asburylv.org/SentLeaders to learn more about how you can be involved for this important faith-building opportunity.

The "Thanks for Giving" Food and Supply Drive to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission will be held November 15-22. 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, allentownrescuemission.org.
Commitment Cards
Make your 2021 financial commitment to Asbury's ministries today! Visit 
 to complete an online form now; or request a physical card from the church office (info@asburylv.org or 610-398-2577).

Update From the Lay Leadership / Nominations Committee
To keep continuity through this challenging time, most members of Asbury's administrative committees have agreed to extend their terms through December 2021. However, there are a few vacancies left to fill on Trustees, Finance & SPRC. If you have suggestions of Asbury members who might have the skills, spiritual gifts, and experience to serve on one of these committees, please submit the names to nominations@asburylv.org. (You may also suggest your own name). All Asbury committees need to be diverse in terms of gender, age & length of membership, so not all suggested names can be nominated. Names must be submitted by TOMORROW October 23. [NOTE: If you have previously said "no" to a nomination, you will not be considered again for a position until you inform the committee of your willingness to serve.]

The Upper Room November/December
The November/December issue of 
The Upper Room devotional is available now, free of charge. A digital copy is available for view and download. If you prefer a print copy, please let us know by completing this form
 and we'll mail it to you while our supplies last.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct 23
Lay Leadership Nominations Due
Saturday, Oct 24

Saturday, Oct 24
Bazaar BBQ Dinner Pickup

9:30 AM: Chrysalis Small Group Virtual Meeting, new inquirers welcome [Get connected]

Friday, Oct 30
Bazaar Christmas Craft Sale Begins

Friday, Oct 30
Bazaar Silent Auction Begins


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.

This Saturday, October 24
BBQ Dinners order pickup

Upcoming Bazaar Sales
Silent Auction (October 30 - November 6)
Christmas Crafts (October 30 - November 15)


Get information on all areas with current announcements at asburylv.org/bazaar.

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.

Health Tip from Doris Farrar and Asbury's Health Ministry

Cotton masks are the safest to protect you and others when you are inside and close to others outside. Going outside is very healthy for us all, even when the cold weather comes upon us. Wash your mask every day after use with soap and hot water. Do not use bleach as it breaks down the cotton threads.

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.

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.