December 3, 2020  


As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them . . .
-John 17:18

God sent Christ into the world as our Savior. That's what Christmas is all about. In turn, Christ sends us into the world. But do we really understand how, where, and why we are sent? This five-week, churchwide Advent study challenges us through story, art, and Bible study to discover what it means to be Christ's hands, feet, head, and heart.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Eric begins the Sent sermon series with the message "Jesus Reconciles."

COMMUNION SUNDAY
We will be celebrating holy communion together this Sunday!

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

IN-PERSON WORSHIP

In-person worship has been suspended beginning December 6 and continuing through January 31. Please read the full update from church leadership on our website.

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+

Priscilla Circle Meeting
Priscilla Circle will meet on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 PM via Zoom. Sybil Kinard (Jamaica), Jan Sutermeister (Germany), and Olga Chubarova (Russia) will share their Christmas traditions. All women are welcome to join. If you are not currently a member of Priscilla Circle, but would like to join the meeting (or have questions), contact the group (group contacts: Brenda Baxter or Judy Whitby).

Susanna Circle Meeting
Susanna Circle will join together for their Christmas meeting on Monday, December 14 at 7 PM via Zoom. Please bring your favorite Christmas ornament to share with the group. The group will also read and discuss the story of "A Cup of Christmas Tea".
All women are welcome. If you are not part of the group mailing list and would like an invitation, contact the group (group contact: Marty Barnes)!



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

SENT Small Groups

Sunday, Dec 6
Bazaar Sales End:
Cheese Balls
Cookie Place
(pick up Dec 12)



 
 
 


Current Sales (ending December 6)
Cookie Place
Cheese Balls (second sale)
Both for December 12 pickup.

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 SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Join us for "Reel Christmas" as we look at three different classic Christmas films to highlight truths from scripture and how to apply God's truth to our own perceptions of the meaning of Christmas. 

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Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)
Are encouraged to join Pam on
Sunday Evenings  12/6, 12/13 & 12/20 from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7



High Schoolers (9th-12th grades)
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evenings  12/6, 12/13 & 12/20 from 8 - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8  

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!


The following is an excerpt from an update from Diana Coke, Asbury in Mission (AIM)'s liaison with Thembelihle School in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Thembelihle provides quality education to young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the region. Thanks to your giving to AIM, Asbury is able to provide scholarships for three children at the school.

I began working in February with 4 little Grade 2 children who were struggling. We had such fun together, but they were obviously finding it hard to keep up with the others. It was very sad to have to stop because of lockdown. So it was heartwarming to see that their certificates all showed they had improved immensely this year. One was for 'Best Speller', and another for 'Most improved at Maths'...

It was found that many of the children couldn't cope with working alone at home, where there was often no one with the educational skills to help them [so] one recent change at the school is that instead of children coming for half a day, then being expected to continue working in their workbooks at home, they now attend school for the whole day... half the time with their teachers... [and] the rest of the time they work on their workbooks in other spaces... with the oversight of assistants.  This new system seems to be working very well...

Yet again, very many thanks for the difference you have made in these special children this year. It's obviously been an incredibly tough year for everyone, and we pray that 2021 will see Covid being controlled and life returned to some kind of normal for the whole world.


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.