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until further notice. 
No meetings or building use will be allowed during this time of quarantine.  
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  • Mid-Week Lenten Soup Suppers - CANCELLED
  • Mid-Week Lenten Services - AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY - 7:15 pm
  • Sunday Services at 10:30 a.m. ONLINE ONLY
  • Kids Corner filled with activities and a video!
  • Birthdays This Week
5th Sunday in Lent

In today's gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God's promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life.
Sunday, March 29 at 10:30am
In today’s gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God’s promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life. At the Easter Vigil we will welcome the newly baptized as we remember God’s unfailing promise in our baptism.

Readings and Psalm
Ezekiel 37:1-14 --- The dry bones of Israel brought to life
Psalm 130 --- I wait for you, O Lord; in your word is my hope. (Ps. 130:5)
Romans 8:6-11 --- Life in the Spirit
John 11:1-45 --- Baptismal image: the raising of Lazarus

Wednesday, April 1 at 7:15pm
Looking at Week 5 of our series By Faith: Jesus
Enduring the cross, Jesus became “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.” How does the way of the cross define our faith?

Catch up with the entire series at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbK4UwOQEhQoZjAx4XMXRo5T9zx37ovK_
Palm Sunday, April 5 at 10:30a
On Palm Sunday, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant. We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration on this day as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as his path leads to death on the cross. We begin this week, this Holy Week that stands at the center of the church year, anticipating the completion of God’s astounding work.
Interactive Bible Study
Join Pastor Aaron in a time of Bible Study over Zoom meetings, Thursdays at 7:00pm. There's nothing to download. Just click on the link, turn on your camera/webcam and microphone and bring your bible with you!

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.
Kids Corner
Watch this week's Gospel story
Want to explore this week's Gospel lesson with your children? Click on the video to watch an animated Bible story for kids based on John 11.

We also have coloring pages, crosswords and more for you to print out!
See Christ Clearly in 2020
AdventELC's theme for the year is: See Christ Clearly in 2020 . We look to direct our attention and energy in two ways: seeing Christ clearly personally and showing Christ clearly to the world.
Share Your Story
How are you doing? Are you staying active? Are you talking with others? How has this unique time created unique things for you?

How have you seen Christ clearly and/or Made Christ clearly seen this past week?

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 out to:

Advent Lutheran Church
3660 Kenny Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Or go online to AdventELC.org/donate 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
pastor@adventelc.org
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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