Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic
AdventELC's building is closed with the exception of in-person worship resuming July 5, 2020.

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  • Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. - ONLINE STREAMING
  • Hangout 4 Hope - a quick, pick-me-up on Wednesdays
  • VBS in July!
  • Birthdays This Week

3rd Sunday after Pentecost
June 21
10:30 a.m. Streaming Live Online
God does not promise that the path of the disciple will be easy. Jeremiah feels the pain of rejection from those who do not want to hear what he has to say. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need not be afraid for God accounts for each hair on our heads. Though we may experience rejection, frustration, division, and death, God's grace and love make us a new creation each day. Marked with the cross and filled with holy food, we are sent from worship to witness to Christ in the world.

Streamed on YouTube at
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!

Let's Go to Church!
Go to
for all the information regarding our in-person worship resuming on July 5 and sign up to reserve your spot in worship.
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
Crafts Supplies Needed for Virtual VBS Craft
Please bring to church and put in the blue bin outside the Administration door (circle driveway). Deadline for supplies is July 15.
  1. 50 Styrofoam balls - 1 Inch
  2. 100 Wiggle eyes - 1/2 inch
  3. 100 Buttons - 1/2 inch
  4. 50 Red or Blue Solo Cups - 16 oz.
  5. 50 Balloons any size
  6. 50 Ping Pong Balls
  7. 50 Sheets Mirror Paper or Shiny Scrapbook Paper
  8. 500 Sequins (5 packages)
  9. Clear Contact Paper - 2 rolls
  10. 50 CD's - New or used
  11. Fishing Line - 150 feet
  12. 50 Sheets Peel and Stick Gemstones - Variety colors
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
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 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
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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