January 7, 2021  

While we don't always choose our circumstances, we do have the ability to choose our responses. But the response that has the potential to reverse the natural course of things isn't natural at all. Never underestimate the power of a measured response. We have no idea what hangs in the balance of our decision to respond rather than react to events we did not choose. Our responses can make us better than ever.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Eric continues the "Better Than Ever" sermon series with the message "Responding to a Crisis." 
Worship is streaming at 10:30 AM at live.asburylv.org.
Resources for Worship
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ | Ages 7+

Parkway Manor Letters of Encouragement
Show your support for local educators and school staff by writing a letter of encouragement to a teacher or support staff at Parkway Manor Elementary! Asbury in Missions (AIM) will provide a $5 Wawa gift card in and deliver each note. Learn more and sign up at asburylv.org/ParkwayManorNotes.

January/February 2021 Upper Room Available
If you'd like to have a copy of the January/February 2021 "The Upper Room" devotional mailed to you, let us know via this form. Our supplies are limited - first come, first served! (If you've requested one in the past, you'll continue to receive them automatically - no need to sign up again!)

Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
Susanna Circle (January 11 via Zoom):
Susanna Circle will meet via Zoom on Monday, January 11, at 7 PM. Deborah Fry, Director of Infection Control and Prevention at Lehigh Valley Hospital, will present a timely informational discussion about COVID and what we should know about the current situation in our area. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Priscilla Circle (January 12 via Zoom):
Priscilla Circle will meet via zoom on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 PM. Jan Kratz will lead discussion on Chapter 3 of the series, The Grace of Les Miserables - "The Poor Are Always with You" highlighting Matthew 25:44-45. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Key Found
A key was found in the PLARN plastic bag collection box. Contact the church office at 610-398-2577 if you think it may be yours.

Offering Envelopes
Physical offering envelopes for this period are in the mail, but please be aware that bulk mailings are currently severely delayed. We apologize if you've not received your envelopes yet. Please know that as long as your name is included with (or on) your contributions, your accounts will be credited even without the offering envelope.
Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 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.

We hope your child will join us for online Sunday School this week (1/3)!

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.

Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

Continuing a 3-week series that encourages us to view the New Year through the lens of Jesus' teachings.
Please join Pam on
Sunday Evenings 1/10 & 1/17 from 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/f8qFZdha6csDs6pQ7

High Schoolers (9th - 12th grades)

Whether it's praying on our own, praying in groups, or praying out loud with a friend, it can feel awkward. This series will help us grow more confident in our everyday conversations with God.
Please join Erin and Rich on
Sunday Evenings 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 from 8 - 8:30 PM
Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/yjQjNjQe1cd4iG6g8

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.