The Church Office is Closed until further notice. 
No meetings or building use will be allowed during
this time of quarantine.  
Thanks for reading our weekly E-Herald. Please read to the bottom to stay up to date on everything happening here at AdventELC.

  • Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. - ONLINE STREAMING
  • Hangout 4 Hope - a quick, pick-me-up on Wednesdays
  • Birthdays This Week
  • Annual Meeting is THIS SUNDAY and is online starting after worship - REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND AND VOTE.

2nd Sunday after Pentecost
June 14
10:30 a.m. Streaming Live Online

Annual Meeting to start after the worship service on ZOOM. Click here to register.
Moses tells the Israelites that they are called to be a priestly kingdom and a holy people. Jesus sends out the disciples as laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too are anointed for ministry, sharing God's compassion with our needy world. From the Lord's table we go forth to proclaim the good news, to heal the sick, and to share our bread with the hungry.

We want to help parents and grandparents by providing resources for teaching about God's love to youth at home.

Click the link below to download a fun and faithful activity page based on this Sunday's lessons to print out at home!

June 14, 11:30am via Zoom
You MUST register
to attend with voting,
question, and comment privileges.
Annual Congregational Meeting, June 14 at 11:30am via Zoom
The annual meeting for Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church usually occurs in the first two weeks of June, as our fiscal year runs from July-June.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we are having our annual meeting via a Zoom Webinar so that a presentation of materials may still be made from the Church Council, elections may still take place via polling, and a budget may also be presented and voted on via polling. Questions, comments, and nominations will still be able to be taken from "the floor."

As this is an official meeting with real consequences, we are asking all who attend to be members of AdventELC and to register. For those who are not members of AdventELC you will still be able to view the meeting live on our YouTube page.

Please do not wait and register today!
We are delighted to celebrate two births in the congregation!

  • On June 2 Dreme and Steve McWestood along with big brother and sister Isaac & Meira welcomed Anna Vilo Dreme McWestwood, 6lbs, 5oz.!

  • On June 5 at 11:59 pm Janey and Adam Cahill welcomed Oliver Layne Cahill at 7lbs.,12 oz. into the world!

Congratulations and blessings to the McWestwood's and Cahill's!!!
A 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 quick, spiritual, casual, pick-me-up, 15-20 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 you'll join us weekly on Wednesday at 7:00pm.

Invite others to come!
As we continue to move through these uncharted waters of the pandemic, it becomes more apparent that it is not possible to do Vacation Bible School (VBS) like we have in past years because of social distancing guidelines. After praying and considering many different alternatives, VBS has not been forgotten!

We will be offering a two-pronged approach: 1) Advent's VBS TOUR 2020 and 2) Virtual VBS. 

1) Introducing Advent's VBS TOUR 2020! 

Can we come to your driveway to share fun, smiles, and Jesus' love to your little one(s) this Summer? We don't want to miss seeing you so we've put together a simple 'driveway' devotion for our visit.  
Parents, keep the door open while you take a minute (stay nearby...and fold laundry, read a book, or whatever!) or grab a lawn chair to watch or gather supplies & participate with us. You choose your level of involvement; we want to serve your whole family!
We will operate on a first come first serve basis (we'd love to get to everyone but not sure of the level of response...or our capacity ;) !). 

VBS Tour Dates = Your 'stop' on the tour is intended to be 30-45 minutes and sometime between July 6th -July 31st (our leaders will communicate with you via email so we can set up when is best). 
Register here for Advent's VBS TOUR 2020: Advent "VBS TOUR 2020" Registration
2) Virtual VBS will be a stay at home virtual experience called FOCUS!

Each day at 9:00a, July 20-24, there will be online content including: Bible story time, instructional craft videos, music, and maybe a suggested game. Are you not available at 900a? or are you out of town that week? No Problem! Sign up and you can participate whenever you would like to!

Register here for our Virtual VBS - FOCUS: Advent Virtual VBS - July 20-24, 2020
Conversational Bible Study
Bible Study with Pastor
Join us for an interactive Bible Study on Zoom (video chat), Thursdays from 7-8pm.

We use the Daily Discipleship Bible studies from the ELCA which are based on the assigned Gospel reading to used at Sunday worship!

*Please note the password is the church phone number, 6144513639
Christ In Our Home and Our Daily Bread Devotionals
Christ in Our Home: Email Edition With the outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 in North America and around the world many people may be without a physical copy of Christ in Our Home. To assist with devotional life during this time, we are offering a limited-time complementary email subscription.

Copies of both are available in the entryway on the track rack. Let any staff member know and they can get you one.
Living Lutheran Crossword
Did you know that the ELCA has a monthly magazine? It's called Living Lutheran ( Each month features stories of living out the Christian faith with features in congregational life, voices of faith, religious news, children and family, mission and ministry, and articles on spiritual practices. Presiding Bishop Eaton also has a monthly article.

There is also a monthly crossword!
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.

Happy Birthday!
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