ADVENT LUTHERAN CHURCH, CHARLOTTE NC
Weekly News and Prayers -- October 22, 2020 edition

(Submission Deadline:  Noon Wednesdays to Pam at Officeadm@adventlu.org) 
 


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WORSHIP AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

REFORMATION SUNDAY
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP 10am -- October 25, 2020 
Followed by Holy Communion at 10:45 by Zoom

Link for Communion is:
Meeting ID: 844 5059 5049    Passcode: 274189
 
Readings:  Jeremiah 31:31-34  and Matthew 22:34-46

To access the worship service:  
 Go to adventlu.org and then click on the link for the worship service on the home page.
Bulletin available prior to worship on the  home page of the website.

To view all older recordings of our worship services, there are 2 ways from the Advent website:  1) select CONNECTIONS and then "YouTube Videos" from there and you can view any service back to the March time frame (or) 2) if you  want to have the bulletin as well: go to the Worship & Music tab at the top and then "Ways to Worship".  So, if you miss us at 10am on Sundays, you can still view the service.
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL - SUNDAY 11am via ZOOM
 Isaiah for Everyone by John Goldingay
(see full information info in Repeating News below)

To connect:  Go to adventlu.org  ---  click on About Us --- Member Dashboard -- zoom links -- look for Sunday School and click there
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MONDAYS -- PARLOR CLASS 7PM via Zoom
"The Bible Project"

This is a weekly video and discussion class about  various books and topics of the Bible.   Prior preparation not required.  Everyone is invited to drop in on Zoom or to participate weekly.  Upcoming topics include The Psalms, "Strength," Ephesians and the Tree of Life.

Click here to connect:
Meeting ID: 835 3346 6442      Passcode: Parlor
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WEDNESDAYS --  LUNCH AND LEARN 11:45am via ZOOM
Study of Isaiah (see info in Repeating News)

To connect: to the class:  Go to adventlu.org  ---  click on About Us --- Member Dashboard -- zoom links -- look for Wednesday Spiritual Development Class and click on that link.
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THURSDAY WEEKLY PRAYER AND DEVOTION at 1pm
ELCA Social Statement on Caring for Creation
(each Thursday except the 3rd Thursday of the month)

To connect:  Go to adventlu.org  ---  click on About Us then Member Dashboard then look for Thursday Weekly Prayer and Devotion and click Zoom link.
Contact is Carol Schierlmann spiritualdev@adventlu.org.
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FOR THE CHILDREN   -- "Advent Children's Corner" 
Found on the HOME screen of the adventlu.org website -- Left side under weekly devotion info
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CHURCH EVENTS 
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
Full details elsewhere in this email


Sunday, October 25 -- Online worship @ 10 and Communion at 10:45
Tuesday, October 27 -- "How to be an Antiracist" - 7pm by Zoom
Saturday, October 31 -- 4-7pm Annual LMM Barbecue (drive-thru only-- Preorders  due by the 28th for Family Packs)
Sunday, November 1 -- Salty Sunday 5pm Zoom grades 6-12
Sunday, November 1 -- Daylight Savings Time ends -- fall back an hour
Tuesday, November 3 -- Election Day!  Your vote counts!!
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Dear Advent Family,
Here is a recording of the outdoor community worship service from Sunday, October 18, held at Newell Presbyterian Church. The service begins at the 16:00 minute mark. You can fast forward through the opening set up.
 
I've received a lot of positive feedback and there is an interest in having an outside worship service at Advent. I think we have a small window in November to give this a go. I do not want to overcommit; however, I will discuss with others this week and we will make a decision. If we do decide to hold an outdoor worship service, a November date will be announced.
 
Thank you for your ongoing faithfulness and for the partnership we share in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.    
 
 
Blessings, Pastor Ward
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COMING UP NEXT WEEK -- OCTOBER 27
NEW ONE-TIME BOOK STUDY BY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR IBRAM X KENDI
 
"How to Be an AntiRacist"
Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 via Zoom
Meeting ID: 892 8336 0788       Passcode: 813914
 
Join us for a conversation about the book How to Be an Antiracist. This book also has a companion journal that could be a helpful tool in your reading and meditations about the topics in this book.
 
Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism re-energizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America -- but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. 

In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science -- including the story of his own awakening to antiracism -- bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and re-examines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
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ANNUAL LUTHERAN MEN FALL BARBEQUE

Our Advent Lutheran Men will be hosting their Annual Fall Barbeque on Saturday, October 31st from 4 to 7 PM. We will be serving BBQ Chicken, our famous BBQ Beans, Slaw, Chips and a Pickle by the Plate, Family Pack or in Bulk. The BBQ will be Free Will Donations.

This year the BBQ will be TAKE-OUT ONLY, served by drive-thru servers.    A menu will be provided at the entrance from which to make your selection and servers will provide your completed order, Please enter from Mark Twain (beside the church) to form a line and cars will exit onto Sandburg (behind the church)

Preorders for Family Meals are being taken to help in the planning process.   A Family Meal consists of 4 chicken quarters, a quart of BBQ beans (hot or mild), a pint of white coleslaw, one whole pickle, and 4 bags of snack size potato chips.  To pre-order, send an email to Russ McKittrick at rmckitt@windstream.net by October 28th with the number of Family Meals you desire.  All other orders will be taken when you arrive on the 31st.

Proceeds from the BBQ will be used to aid the APS staff members who have been impacted by loss of income as a result of the continued shutdown of our PreSchool.

Please invite all your friends, neighbors and family to join in on our delicious barbeque.

Halloween candy treat bags will be distributed to cars with children as they come through the line!
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TRICK OR TREAT!  
 
We are looking for Halloween candy donations for grab bags!  We will pass them out at the Lutheran Men's Fall BBQ on October 31st.
 
If you would like to make a donation of candy, please drop it off at the church. There will be a container marked candy donations in the admin hallway, or you can text Brooke at 980-337-0031 who will pick it up from your front porch! You can also email Sharon Thrower to make arrangements to get the candy to the church (PreschoolDirector@adventlu.org).
 
Please make all donations before October 28th so grab bags can be prepared for the 31st!
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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ADVENT'S ONLINE WORSHIP ...  AND A FEW THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU WANTED TO KNOW!!!

Pam and Harriett have put together a handy tutorial that may be of benefit to you in accessing our online worship services and Zoom communions along with explanations of many of the features available for both.    To access and print this tutorial, click on this link.  If you have no printer and want a hardcopy of the tutorial, contact Pam at officeadm@adventlu.org and a copy will be mailed to your home address.    

We hope you will find this helpful.    If you still need help, please let Pam or Harriett know and we will arrange for someone to come work with you individually.   We want everyone to be able to easily get to our online worship services and communion opportunities.
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THIS SHIRT CAN BE YOURS AND YOU'LL SUPPORT SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT **AND** PURCHASE 5 TREES!!!

Support Advent's Spiritual Development program and donate 5 trees!  The shirts are made here in Charlotte from recycled bottles.    Spiritual Development will receive half the proceeds and half of those proceeds will to to onetreeplanted.org.   For every shirt sold, 5 trees get planted.

 These t-shirts are available for purchase by going to
to place your order.   They come only in light blue, sizes small to XXL.   If you desire, the shirt can be shipped directly to your home (shipping charges apply if you purchase only one shirt) OR you can indicate that the order will be picked up and someone from Spiritual Development will pick them all up and bring them to Advent for distribution.

Don't delay!   Check out the website immediately.   We received an extension and the deadline is now October 25!!!!   Must sell 18... we need at least 8 more but would love to have an even larger number of orders!
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         THANK YOU!

VIRTUAL CROP WALK 2020
 
Thank you to everyone who has walked and donated so far for 2020.  Your support has been overwhelming! We had a goal of $7500 and have already raised $9270. Your continued support is heart-warming.  Donations can still be made through December 1. You can donate online: Advent Lutheran CROP Walk or mail a check/cash to Jennie Henderson (email jhendersonfit@gmail.com for the address).
 
As you know, we postponed the walk on October 11 due to rain. But, the wonderful thing about the virtual crop walk is that we can walk whenever or wherever we want. So it's not too late to join us. Just go for a walk (3-4 miles) and ask friends and family to sponsor you. 
 
A group of 7 met at Advent on October 17 and walked 3 miles around College Downs. Many more walkers have sent in pictures from their walks from all over (South Carolina to Indiana). Please send pictures to Jennie if you go for a CROP Walk. 





 

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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS 2020

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NINER UNITED CAMPUS MINISTRY

 
How wonderful to see so many young people worshipping on Wednesday nights on our grass at the cross.   Niner United is sponsoring these services.   Our Regathering Task Force has given permission for these events with 50 or less participants who are masked.    
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From Emma Fettig
To my Advent friends ....    Thank you for all your prayers and cheery get well and birthday wishes.   God bless each of you ....   Love, Emma
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REGATHERING TASK FORCE UPDATE -- October 14, 2020

The task force thanks you for your responses to the recent survey.   There were 130 responses received. Most respondents expressed a concern for safety when re-gathering, a willingness to wear masks and have temperature checks, and desired initial gatherings be limited in size to allow social distancing.   Outdoor worship services are an option that most would consider attending.  A more detailed analysis with official communication from Council and the Worship Board will be forthcoming.
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SUMMARY OF FAITH AND RACE SURVEY RESULTS --  UPDATE

Please refer to the October 9th communication about the results of the Faith and Race Survey.  This summary contained the following paragraph and there is now an update to that information:

The next step is to find leaders for each team, begin recruiting members of the congregation and formulate goals with a clear and detailed plan for the next 6 months.  A description of each team is below.   If you are interested in joining the work of one of these teams, please contact Pastor Ward (thepastor@adventlu.org), Carol Schierlmann (spiritualdev@adventlu.org), or Arlene Cash (arlenecash1962@gmail.com) by October 16.    

The date to contact either Pastor Ward, Carol, or Arlene is now the END OF OCTOBER.
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HELP SUPPORT ADVENT'S LITTLE FREE PANTRY

Please help us out with the Little Free Pantry   located in the side yard of the Wubben-Smith house (facing Bonnie Lane).
You are invited to help s keep the Little Free Pantry stocked by dropping off items directly at the Pantry at any time. The most popular items are canned meats and vegetables, soup, boxed pastas/rice, and packaged snacks/cookies. (Please ... no fresh items!).
Food donations are welcome anytime at the usual spot by the chairs in the hall near the church office, or they can be left outside the red doors but please contact Shannon Homesley (shannonhomesley@gmail.com) so she can get the food inside asap.  
Thank you for your support of this ministry!
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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Early detection of breast cancer is so important.  With annual mammograms and monthly self-exams, women can be good stewards of their bodies. The American Cancer Society recommends all women should begin having yearly mammograms by age 45 to help find breast cancer at an early stage.
Be proactive!   Make a commitment to schedule your annual mammogram, now.... AND perform a breast self-exam each month.   Take care of the body God gave you!                  "Live Abundantly" Advent Health Ministry Team                                        
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BOOK OF ISAIAH BIBLE STUDY
 
You are invited and encouraged to join Pastor Ward and Carol Schierlmann for an in-depth study of the Book of Isaiah which began Wednesday, October 7, at 11:45am and Sunday, October 11, at 11:00am.
 
We will come together as a community to dig deep into the scriptures of Isaiah. This study will run from October through April with some breaks in between for holidays. Drawing from Old Testament Scholars like Walter Brueggemann and others, we are designing a course that combines an examination of the richness of the text as well as the contemporary message that God has for us today. Don't be scared off by the time commitment! Each week, the reading will include a few pages from the Biblical text and 10-15 pages from the companion guide.
 
Why are we planning to spend so much time in Isaiah? As foundational text of the Bible, Isaiah is the first of the great prophetic books of the Old Testament. We have chosen the book Isaiah for Everyone by John Goldingay for the student companion reading (available on Amazon for $12.99).  This book offers a thorough interpretation of the messages of the prophet's writing to the people of Judah and Jerusalem which included a call for injustice to be recognized, a message of liberation and hope from the oppressors of the people, and a message of the coming day of judgment. These separate messages are held together by the promise of a new age of redemption and peace that lies beyond the crisis of judgment.
 
Our first class begins with an overview of the book and the context in which it was written. Please let Carol Schierlmann (spiritualdev@adventlu.org) know which session you plan to attend so she can get you in the email list that will go out to all participants.
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OCTOBER FOOD ITEM: PASTA TIME CONTINUES!

Nearly everyone has an insatiable desire for pasta of some variation. So, during the month of October we're going to continue asking you to bring pastas and sauce, macaroni and cheese boxes/packets, and canned pasta meals such as Beefaroni, SpaghettiOs, etc. Flip-top cans are ideal, but we'll accept any! Please set food items inside the entrance near the offices. If you do not have a means of entry, please contact Abby at abostian@carolina.rr.comregarding your donation. Thanks!
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VOTING 2020: LAST-MINUTE DETAILS!!
With just a few weeks until the 2020 election here is some information you may need to know:
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LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE
Lots of need in this country and in the world!!!

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust'"
 (Psalm 91:1-2).

Imagine you're home and you hear a knock at the door. An official tells you to pack your essentials and evacuate, as a wildfire is speeding toward you. This is the situation many of our neighbors in the western part of the country are facing right now.

Fueled by a heat wave and unfavorable winds, devastating wildfires are raging across California, Oregon, Washington and other western states. At least 20 people have died, hundreds of thousands of people are under evacuation orders and more than 3.5 million acres have burned across the three states. Some evacuees face the difficult decision of whether to stay in a shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the ELCA disaster response to the devastating wildfires, they also bring God's hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by other disasters in the U.S. and around the world.  When the dust settles and the headlines change, LDR stays to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.   Currently, LDR is responding to:
  • Recent hurricanes
  • Wildfires in the western U.S.
  • Derecho storm in the midwest
  • Covid-19
  • and more ....
If you would like to make a donation to Lutheran Disaster Response, you can make a donation to Advent either by check or through Online Giving.   Just be sure to write Disaster Response on the memo line of the check or fill it in on the OLG screen.   All offerings received for this will be sent to the ELCA and we will ask Wubben to match donations made by members.
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HOW YOU CAN OFFER A HELPING HAND    

WANT TO BE A VOLUNTEER?
If you are interested in doing volunteer work at Second Harvest Food Bank or at Med Assist, please contact Jim Hintz (hintzes3@aol.com).   Jim coordinates groups of Advent folks interested in serving.    

New opportunities:
URGENT NEEDS FROM LOAVES AND FISHES:
  • Volunteers Needed: NEEDS BOXES as well as volunteers to pack the boxes at warehouse and deliver groceries. Call 704-523-4333.
  • Donate Food:You can drop off non-perishable food items at the Loaves & Fishes warehouse, located at 648 Griffith Road, Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm OR shop their Amazon Wish List and have items delivered directly to their door! They are in great needof the following items: canned meats such as tuna, chicken, and salmon; canned fruits - especially no sugar added or in juice; canned pastas - Spaghetti O's, ravioli, etc; rice in 1 lb. bags; pastas such as spaghetti, elbows, etc. (For safety purposes - No Glass Please!)
We have lots more listings for opportunities to serve.
                           
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GIVING DURING THIS TIME OF LIMITED CHURCH OPERATIONS
Any ongoing help and support will be greatly appreciated during these times  
  1. You may mail a check to the church at 8840 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28213. All offerings received will go to General Fund unless otherwise designated on the memo line.
  2. You may use bill pay through your personal bank or credit union.
  3. You may use Online Giving.   See the info below for details on using this tool. 
  4. If you have a FOB and want to bring your offering by the church, please place it on the counter near the door to Pastor Ward's office.
Using Online Giving: 
You may make a one-time gift through Online Giving or you may set up recurring donations which you can modify or cancel at any time.
  1. This tool allows you to use a credit card, debit card, or bank checking or savings account payment.
  2. The church does pay a small fee for payments made through cards and American Express is not permitted because their fee is too costly.   The tool asks if you'd like to add a small amount to offset our cost.
  3. You can also designate where you want your gift to go.... General Fund for operating expenses or other special fund. A number of special funds are built into the tool already but if your choice is not listed, you can choose OTHER and type the name of the fund you want to get credit. You can do multiple donations in one entry.
  4. To use this tool you can go to the Advent website (adventlu.org) and click on GIVE in the upper right-hand corner of the main screen, OR you can click on the icon here in this note, or you can click on the GIVE symbol that is in each weekly eNEWS.  Click here to access Online Giving now

(Remember to give to sandwiches and World Hunger --  Just add to your regular offering and mark appropriately on the memo line.)         
   

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
All church office staff continue to work remotely.  Contact staff by email or phone as both are being monitored by staff from home.

CALENDAR REMINDER
Making plans for an event at Advent, are you the leader of a small group or ministry leader with monthly meetings?  Whatever the event or gathering  (even zoom meetings) be sure to let the church office know the date, time, and room or space.  Doing so is a big help in keeping the church online calendar current while communicating Advent activities and avoiding the possible mishap of overbooking a particular area.   Call us at 704-549-1555 or email Harriett (churchadministrator@adventlu.org) or Pam (officeadmin@adventlu.org).   Thanks, we appreciate your help.
 







Spiritual Development 

LOOKING FOR A GOOD READ?
Come and join the Advent Book Club.   WE WILL BE ZOOMING AS LONG AS NECESSARY.   See connection info below.  All are welcome. Contact  Jennie Henderson (jhendersonfit@gmail.com).   Group will be meeting twice a month on Fridays, 6pm, per the schedule below.

Upcoming dates and suggested books:

For November  6- "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian
November 20 - Check in
For December 4 - "Finding Chika" by Mitch Albom
December 18 -- Check in
For January 8 - "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee
January 22 -- Check In
For February 5 - "Half Broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls
For February 19 -- Check in
For March 5 - "The Book of Longings" by Sue Monk Kidd
March 19 -- Check in

Connection info:  Click here for zoom link to book club meeting!      Meeting ID: 854 3805 8321       Password: 388838            

PRAYER AND MEDITATION OF THE DAY
If you are interested in receiving short daily prayer and devotions, please email spiritualdev@adventlu.org with the name, cell phone# and email or you may sign up online at www.adventlu.org under the Prayer of the Day tab.

ADVENT PODCAST UPDATE  
There are more Radical Love podcasts available.  Please take some quiet time to listen to these messages that have been created as a labor of love from your Spiritual Development and Worship Teams.  You can find a link to the podcasts on the website or you can access via ITunes or your podcast app on android phones. Feedback is welcome.  

Nurture, Support & Fellowship 

ADVENT SMALL GROUPS 
"A great way to connect with people"              "I love applying the Bible to my daily life"

NOTE:   Small groups can continue to meet using the church subscription to Zoom or to WebEx.  Contact officeadm@adventlu.org or churchadministrator@adventlu.org to make your request and schedule the day/time on the church calendar.

For men: 
What does it mean to be a man in contemporary American society?  This group meets one Tuesday night a month in the evening and will discuss current events, read books and consult the ancient texts as they seek each other's wisdom and friendship.  See Pastor Ward for more info.

Theology on Tap:  This group meets with new friends from Newell Presbyterian Church monthly at the Armored Cow Brewery in the Sam's University parking lot at 7pm to discuss contemporary topics.   Please see Pastor Ward or Carol Schierlmann with questions.

Micah 6:8 Ministry:  This group focuses on issues of racial and social justice.   They take advantage of local opportunities to learn about and advocate for social justice.   Meeting dates and times are at 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month.   Beginning book study of "America" Original Sin" by Jim Wallis.  Contact is Diane Wassum.

Bible in Action:  This group will study the Bible together utilizing many different platforms.    Contact is Pastor Ward.
 

FREE VIRTUAL STRETCHING CLASSES VIA ZOOM
During these stressful times, it's important to take care of ourselves and our bodies in particular. Regular stretching releases stress and tension in our body. Jennie Henderson, an ACE CertifiedPersonal Trainer, is leading some stretching sessions for the Advent Family through Zoom. All skill levels are welcome. Modifications are offered. All you need is a water bottle, a chair, a space to lay down, and a resistance band/long towel.  Any questions can be directed to jhendersonfit@gmail.com.
 
Classes are currently held on Tuesdays & Fridays at 3pm.
Passcode: 382321 wdz09

 
COMMUNICATE AND CONNECT:
Join the closed "Advent Friends" Facebook group to stay abreast of events and see photos.
USE "SMILE" WHEN SHOPPING ON AMAZON.COM 
Don't forget - when shopping on Amazon, access the site through http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-1182420 , and simply do all of your Amazon on-line ordering through Smile.Amazon.   Amazon will donate 0.5% of what you buy to Advent - not much, but if you're shopping anyway with Amazon, why not use Smile.  Every penny will be used in service to God and His people.

BENEFIT ADVENTURE PRESCHOOL
If you shop at Harris-Teeter, be sure your VIC card is linked to our Adventure PreSchool ...  we are group #5494.

Outreach

USING YOUR VOICE TO SHAPE LEGISLATION
     Your US Representative is determined by which district you live in. To find yours, use this link and key in your zip code:  https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative.
     For your NC state Senator and Representative. To locate yours, go to this site and key in your full address:   https://www.ncleg.gov/RnR/Representation
     For local level leaders such as city council, county commissioners, and school board members. Here are sites at which to find such information. Mecklenburg County:  https://charlottechamber.com/public-policy/elected-officials-contact-information/       Cabarrus County:   https://www.cabarruscounty.us/elected-officials

 
If you wish to financially aid those devastated by hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, or other natural disasters, Lutheran Disaster Response will directly reach victims.  To donate, make your donation payable to Advent with "ELCA disaster relief" in the memo line, and we will send your contribution in with others received.   

Youth at Advent       

Check out the new "Advent Children's Corner" 
Found on the main screen of the adventlu.org website
Left side under weekly devotion info
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GODLY PLAY --  Available by link on the Adventlu.org website 
See main screen in lower left corner under the Advent Children's Corner    or
Go to Connections and select YOUTUBE VIDEOS -- Scroll to the video
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EVERY 1st AND 3rd SUNDAY
Zoom link to join:
Meeting ID: 843 9148 4685         Passcode: 866800

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B3 - BOOMWACKERS, BELLS, and BEATS!
Is your child in 4th through 7th grade?
Would they like to learn a new instrument and have some fun?
Come, join B3 -- the new Youth Band!

Meeting on Wednesday nights from 6:45-7:15pm in Orinson Hall
(Social distancing and masks required)

Contact Natalie Eklund (neklund13@gmail.com
OR
Laura Torrence (lctorrence@ctc.net)

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Stay up to date with youth communications!!!
Grades 6-12 are invited to join Brooke Summerour on GroupMe at
 "Advent LUTHERAN CTL 6th-12th" 
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Also we have a Advent Youth Instagram page
You can find our page on Instagram at adventluyouthctl



Prayers Requested 

Before adding someone to our prayers, please be sure you have the person's permission.  Please let us know when prayers may no longer be needed.  Names will be removed from the list after two months unless updates are received.  An asterisk (*) after a name means an update is needed.    Please contact officeadm@adventlu.org or churchadministrator@adventlu.org) to provide updates.

Illness or Other Needs
Laura Angell, friend of Jennie Henderson
Ashton Family, daughter and family of Esther Abdel-Hameed
Sheryl Belk, friend of Betsy Brown
Lemont Bell, friend of Gene Reid
Tim Caldwell, member
Ida & James Chisolm, members
Freda Christ, member 
Brenda Cicenia, member
Thomas Clement, uncle of Jennie Henderson 
Chris Cochran, member
Marie Cochran, member
Paul Coleman, friend of Advent VDC community
Carol DiRe, member
Inez Easley, mother-in-law of Harriett Easley
Charliese Eichler, sister of Marylou Kuklentz 
Mike Eleazer, father-in-law of Katherine McKittrick Eleazer
William Ensley, friend of Janet Rasmussen
Ann Farabee, sister of Abby Bostian
Emma Fettig, member
Eileen Folkerth, mother of Susan Goerke
Jan Frick, friend of Marylou Kuklentz
MaryJo Gouge, friend of Janet Rasmussen 
Consuella Harge, friend of Marie Cochran 
Dwight Hartsell, member
Jeannie Jones, former Preschool teacher & friend of Marie Cochran 
Dick Kuklentz, member
Waylon Kuklentz, grandson of Dick & Marylou Kuklentz
Phyllis Lester, mother of Sharon Thrower 
Ray Matthews, father of Jesse Priser
Hilda Mertz, mother of Diane Jowers
Justin Mertz, nephew of Diane Jowers
Rick Messina, member
Joan Moeller, member
Dick Moser, the uncle of Sharon Thrower 
Clyde Mullis, brother-in-law of Dwight Hartselll
Tyler Oddman, friend of Harriett Easley
Anita Ortiz, mother-in-law of Herbert & Lenore Watson's Son 
Dot Park, mother of Dave Park
Will Rhynes, brother-in-law of Pam Rhynes
Kalvin Roberson, member
Shannon Roberson, member
Hope Brown Russell and family, daughter of Dan & Betsy Brown
Richard Schulz, brother-in-law of Dan & Jan Otolski
Pam Simyon, daughter-in-law of Dick & Mary Lou Kuklentz
Mark Steele, brother of Jennifer Frisina
Kirby Strickland & family, members
Mary Faith Strickland, former member
Jake Thrower, member
Bill Toney, former member
Eva Toney, mother of Bill Toney
David Townsend, friend of Esther Abdel-Hameed
Laura Tucker, friend of Marylou Kuklentz
Herbert Watson, member
Tammy Whaley, friend of Ruth Refsnider
Beverly Williams, member
Lewis Williams, member
Renaté Wilson, mother of Tanya DeGrace

Celebrations


Deaths - We remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died, especially..
Hal Merriott, former Advent member on September 29
Myra Steele, sister-in-law of Jennifer Frisina on September 30
Michael Mason, nephew of Brenda Reid on October 3
Betty Murphy, aunt of Mona Ingolia on September 21 (service October 9)
David Grace, uncle of Jennie Henderson on October 11
Tyrone Brunson, brother of Chris Jackson on October 12
Jamie Bruckman, friend of Harriett Easley on October 19

Always keep ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and NC Synod Bishop Tim Smith in your prayers.  

  
For additions or updates to this listing:
Please contact Pastor Ward at ThePastor@adventlu.org, or 704-549-1555 ext. 102
or Harriett Easley at ChurchAdministrator@adventlu.org, or 704-549-1555 ext. 101 or Pam Rhynes at officeadm@adventlu.org ext 103