May 27, 2021  

Before Jesus ascends back to heaven, he tells his followers that they must be "His witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth."  In other words, they need to be his witnesses everywhere they go. These instructions are meant for every generation of Jesus followers ever since. But we can't possibly be His witnesses by our own strength. Well, Jesus had a solution to that.

Join us as we wrap up the 3-week sermon series, The Holy Spirit, this Sunday with the message "Spiritual Gifts."

OUTDOOR (IN-PERSON) WORSHIP
9 AM IN THE LOWER SIDE PARKING LOT

Join us as we begin worshiping outside again! The service features a variety of musical styles, but leans towards traditional worship.
 
For this service:
  • No registration - just come and worship!
  • Masks are not required for those who have been vaccinated
  • We are still following social distancing guidelines (6 feet of distance between you and those outside of your family pod)
  • Congregational singing will be allowed for all
  • Seating will be in the parking lot. Bring your own chair if desired, otherwise we will have seating available for you.
  • In the case of adverse weather, the service will be moved into the Sanctuary (if the service is moved inside, we will send that information via email and social media on Saturday evening)
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.

This service will open to in-person attendance beginning NEXT Sunday (June 6) - see below for more details.



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


Reminders that the following updates to Asbury's COVID-19 response go into effect beginning next Sunday (June 6)

10:30 AM worship is opening to in-person attendance in addition to being streamed beginning Sunday, June 6. For this service:
  • Registration is not required
  • Masks are not required for those who have been vaccinated
  • We are still following social distancing guidelines (6 feet of distance between you and those outside of your family pod)
  • For those who have been vaccinated, congregational singing is permitted
  • This service will be streamed at 10:30 AM at live.asburylv.org

Thanks to all who helped make last Sunday's Rise Against Hunger meal packing event a success! There were 20,000 meals packed at Asbury that will be sent to those in need in developing nations. Over 60,000 meals have been packed at events at Asbury since we began working with Rise Against Hunger. Please pray for those who these meals will be going to.


Upcoming Small Group Meetings:
6:30 PM, offsite
Priscilla Circle will annual picnic on Tuesday, June 8, 6:30 PM at the home of Gail Palazzo in Wescosville. Attendees are asked to bring a main course, salad or dessert to share. All women are welcome. If you plan to attend, please visit Asbury's website for more info and to contact the group.

Text Giving Number Changing
The number used for text giving (via PushPay) is changing, effective June 1. The new number will be (833) 245-6268. Please continue to use the current shortcode until that point.

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

Sunday, May 30
 
 
 



Rev. Barbara Lee and Rev. Evelyn Stupp, a retired United Methodist pastor and certified grief counselor, will hold a monthly Grief Support group at Asbury. This is an ongoing group, but newcomers are welcome. The group will meet in room 202 (behind the Sanctuary) from 2 - 3:30 PM. Entry will be through the upper doors; please park on the upper level. Registration is encouraged but not required - please sign up on our website. Contact the church office (610-398-2577) or info@asburylv.org with any questions.

The group will meet on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, June 22
  • Tuesday, July 27
  • Tuesday, August 24
  • Tuesday, September 28
  • Tuesday, October 26



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL



We hope that you will join us for
"Discovery on Adventure Island VBS"
Children (ages 4 yrs-old through 5th grade) will arise and shine each day as we search for different infinity lanterns to light our way. Through Bible stories, games and crafts, kids will seek out the light of God's Love, Trust, Faith, Joy & Hope.

July 26th - July 30th

Please use this link for more information and to register your child(ren): https://forms.gle/b1Bm4kcATV5GEydW6

Limited in-person slots for VBS are still available - secure yours ASAP!



Register for virtual SPARK & BLAST this week (5/30)

SPARK (3 & 4yr olds)
 
Please join Miss Rebecca to watch the Ollie story video and a brief lesson 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 us for our weekly Bible story video and small group activities 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.



We hope you will join us this Sunday Evening (5/30)
 
Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

 
Continuing a five-week study looking at important practices that help us grow our relationship with Jesus and strengthen our faith.
Please join Jen and Pam on
Sunday Evenings from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7 
 

 
High Schoolers (9th - 12th grades)


Conitnuing a 4-week series designed to walk through the first four chapters of Acts in order to help see how the movement of Christianity began.
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evenings from 8 - 8:40 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8



Contact Pam Unrath, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at punrath@asburylv.org for more information about Asbury's Youth Ministries.


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 leadership is continuously reviewing COVID-19 policies and how they intersect with Asbury's in-person offerings. Visit asburylv.org/coronavirus for the most current information. Contact Israel Olivieri, Business Manager, at iolivieri@asburylv.org for specific inquiries. The office remains closed, but any phone messages you leave will be answered as soon as possible.