October 28, 2020  

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.

The Apostle Paul calls Christians to care for one another.  But sometimes we are not sure how to care for one another.  Sometimes we are not even sure what to say when someone is going through a difficult season.  In this series, we will examine some difficult subjects (death, suicide, addiction) from a Christian perspective, and learn how we can care for someone going through some dark times.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Barbara begins the new sermon series "The Caring Congregation."


We will be celebrating holy communion together this Sunday!

At our 9 AM in-person worship service, pre-packaged, no-contact communion elements will be offered.

For our 10:30 AM streaming service, we ask that you have your own bread, juice, or similar items ready to partake.


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+

Daylight savings ends at 2 AM on Sunday!
Set your clocks on Saturday night so you're not late for worship!
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.

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. As we enter November and begin a new care-centered sermon series, the Health Ministry Team would like to determine how they can help you and your family.

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.

All responses are confidential.

Visit asburylv.org/healthsurvey to complete the assessment.

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).

Susanna Circle Meeting
Susanna Circle will meet via Zoom on Monday, November 9, at 6:30 PM. The meeting, "Coming to America," will feature three members and one former member , telling us about their journey to America from their home countries. Eccle Blackwin (Jamaica), Heidi Brubaker (Germany), Ivy Lee (Malaysia), and Olga Chubarova (Russia) will share their experiences. If you are not part of the group mailing list and would like an invitation, contact the group.

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.

"Thanks for Giving" Food Drive
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.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct 30
Bazaar Christmas Craft Sale Begins

Friday, Oct 30
Bazaar Silent Auction Begins

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

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.

Beginning Tomorrow (Friday, October 30)
Silent Auction (through November 6)
Christmas Crafts (through November 15)

Full Announcements

Don't miss our first Virtual Silent Auction! The auction will open on Friday, October 30th. We have some great items available: a handmade quilt, beach vacation home rentals, gift baskets, and so much more! Join us for the excitement. The auction will close at 8pm on November 6th. Please visit asburyumw.org/silent-auction.

More crafts just in time for Christmas! Our crafters have been at it once again. We have lots of great handmade items for sale just in time to decorate for Christmas. There are also many items to gift to loved ones. Visit the Christmas Craft page at asburyumw.org/product-category/christmas-crafts.

Bakers needed! Our first baked goods sale was very successful. Apparently, because the items were so scrumptious and made with lots of love, they didn't last long. Please consider signing up for our next round. The deadline to sign up for baking is Sunday, November 4th.

Get information on all areas 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.

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.