February 25, 2021  

What does it mean to be deeply committed Christians, growing in faith every day? How do we become fully engaged and flourishing in the Christian life? In this series, we explore a model for Christian discipleship built around five essential practices that we engage in both collectively and individually in order to more fully follow Jesus.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Barbara continues the sermon series, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life, with the message "Study - The Importance of Listening."
IN-PERSON WORSHIP: 9 AM IN THE SANCTUARY

Registration is required. More info and registration at asburylv.org/inpersonworshipregistration. More information about the service is available at asburylv.org/inpersonworship.

Registration for the in-person worship service closes at 12 PM (noon) on Saturday.

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+


Time is running out to connect with a study around the book "The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life." This 6-week study, which also serves as the basis for the Lenten sermon series, focuses on some of the core pieces that all followers of Jesus must have. Registration closes on Monday, 3/1.

LIST OF GROUPS
All registration at asburylv.org/TheWalkStudy.

Monday Nights at 7 PM (in-person, outside)
led by Shirley Nylund

Wednesday Mornings, 10 AM (on Zoom)
led by Marsha Johnston

Thursday Nights, 6 PM (on Zoom)
led by Carlen Blackstone

Saturday Mornings, 8:30 AM (on Zoom)
led by Sarah Kinzel & Lisa Olivieri

Visit asburylv.org/thewalkstudy to register and for more info.

Learn more about the sermon series at asburylv.org/thewalk.
Upcoming UMW Circle Meetings:
Susanna Circle will meet via Zoom on Monday, March 8, at 7 PM. Pastor Barbara Lee will lead discussion on the history of Lent and why this unique season may be vital for you personally as you seek to grow as a disciple of Christ. Visit Asbury's website to sign up to receive more info.

Scholarships Available
The first deadlines are approaching for scholarships via Asbury.  Visit asburylv.org/scholarships to learn more and apply.

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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


 
 
 


 

Asbury's Barrels of Love ministry was started with a book drive by Connie Miller and her daughter Devin 20 years ago! At that time, the end of the civil war in Liberia was in sight and Dr. Chris Hena (who was stationed in Kazakhstan at that time) requested children's 
books to replace those destroyed during the war. Several thousand books were collected in that first Barrels of Love shipment.

In March we'll be conducting a 20th anniversary children's book drive for BĂȘte Gbanee School in Paynesville and the Dominic Hena School in Kakata. Please gather new or gently used children's books (no textbooks please). Look to your children for titles they particularly enjoy(ed). Deliver them to the upper parking lot at Asbury on Sunday, March 14 and March 21 between 9 AM and 10:30 AM.

Thank you for sharing the gift of reading with these Liberian children and helping Asbury celebrate 20 years of the Barrels of Love ministry.



Extra parking lot volunteers are needed to help guide traffic for this event. If you're able to assist, contact Laurie Theisen, Director of Lay Ministries, at ltheisen@asburylv.org.

Memeh Bedell made sure our team was healthy and well fed during Asbury's 2010 youth camp and VBS in Lofa County Liberia. Her son, Varney Bedell-Dindo, a third grader at the time, greeted us every with a big smile and was always at his mother's side helping in any way he could. Varney has been a recipient of Asbury's Liberian student scholarships since that time and is now a senior in high school who will graduate this summer.

Varney, we're so proud of you, your accomplishments and the fine young man you have become.

This note was just received from Varney.

I appreciate the Asbury family for all the support toward my life. And a very big thanks to you for always being there for me. May God bless you all.



VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
We hope your child will join us for online Sunday School this week!
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.



VIRTUAL GATHERINGS
 
Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grades)

 
Please join Pam and Jen on
Sunday Evening 2/28 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 Evening  2/28 from 8 - 8:30 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 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.