The Church Office is Closed until further notice. 
No meetings or building use will be allowed during
this time of quarantine.  
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  • Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. - ONLINE STREAMING
  • Hangout 4 Hope - a new, quick, pick-me-up on Wednesdays
  • Birthdays This Week

The Third Sunday of Easter
April 26
10:30 a.m. Streaming Live Online
Today’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord’s day.

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A New, Quick, Midweek Pick-Me-Up
At the direction of Church Council and with an enthusiastic thumbs up from Pastor Aaron we are going to have a new, quick, spiritual, casual, pick-me-up, 15 minute Wednesday worship time entitled, HANGOUT 4 HOPE.

Each week will PAL will host while a variety of special guests offer devotions, special-sing-a-long music, and one key verse from Scripture.

We hope to start this and hope you'll join us weekly, starting this Wednesday at 7:00pm.

Invite others to come!
THANK YOU for your AMAZING generosity to help others in this difficult time. Last week you gave $1,300 to our Emergency Assistance Fund in addition to your regular giving. THANK YOU!!!

Another anonymous donor dropped off a charitable gift over $3,000 to help others in direct assistance.

Pastor Aaron and a small group of Council members are currently looking for ways to promptly identify and distribute aid to those in need in a competent and quick fashion.

If you are in need, please don't hesitate to contact Pastor Aaron at
Be a Part of our Worship Service!
"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

We are blessed to have so many join together with us in worship over YouTube on Sunday mornings! We are hoping to add some variety of voices to our Sunday morning Live Stream Worship Service. To do that, we need your help.

You can choose from two options: pre-recording you, either at the church during the week or via Zoom (video conferencing), or coming on a Sunday morning and reading LIVE with us in worship.

Are you willing to read the lessons for the upcoming Sunday? If so, FOLLOW THIS LINK and fill out the form and we will be in contact with you soon!
Reader for Sunday Mornings

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Bible Study with Pastor
Join us for an interactive Bible Study on Zoom (video chat), Thursdays from 7-8pm.

We will be using the Daily Discipleship Bible studies from the ELCA which are based on the assigned Gospel reading to used at Sunday worship!
Youth Groups Online
Pastor Aaron Confirmation Class to join in for some learning and hang out time together via Zoom (1hr.)

Matt Pittman also invites the High School Class to do the same starting this Sunday at 6:00pm. Click here.
Our High School youth group members have been making phone calls to members of the congregation to check in on them, as we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

How can we pray for you?
Is there something going on that we can pray with you about?

Please feel free to submit your prayer requests to:
While we can't meet as a church, we can be the church. If you are a regular giver to AdventELC through electronic means, your offerings and tithes will not be interrupted. If you someone who usually writes a check or puts cash into the offering plate, would you please consider continuing your offering by mailing in your offering?

Send checks made to:

Advent Lutheran Church
3660 Kenny Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Or go online to and the website will walk you through the simple process.
The staff at AdventELC are in and out of the office at unusual times these days. If you need anything, please try the church office first (614-451-3639). If somebody cannot be reached, please leave a message as we will be directly and remotely checking messages. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call Pastor Aaron directly at 614-570-8807.

If you are in need of any assistance during this time, please let us know. We would like to connect with you and assist you if possible.

We are praying for you. We will be calling to check in on you. We love you and hope to worship with you - either online or in person - soon!

In Christ's service,
Pastor Aaron Layne
Feeling Isolated?
If you are in need of any help, physical, spiritual, mental, please contact Pastor Aaron and he will walk with you.

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