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  • DRIVE IN Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. -Decorate Your Car for Pentecost
  • Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. - ONLINE STREAMING
  • Hangout 4 Hope - a quick, pick-me-up on Wednesdays
  • Birthdays This Week

May 31
9:30 a.m. Drive-In Worship
11:00 a.m. Streaming Live Online
Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all 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!

Drive-In Pentecost Service THIS SUNDAY!
Pentecost is on May 31 and we are going to celebrate with a Drive-In Worship Service following our Easter schedule. Join us for a Drive-In Pentecost at 9:30am with our online worship service at 11:00am.

Feel free to decorate your cars for to help celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit! And feel free to wear your red!
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!
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!
THANK YOU for your AMAZING generosity to help others in this difficult time in addition to your regular giving. THANK YOU!!!

Pastor Aaron now needs YOUR HELP. If you know of someone in our congregation or community who may be in need of assistance, PLEASE contact Pastor Aaron at
Conversational Bible Study
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!

*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.
We are seeking candidates for the upcoming council election in June. 

We invite you consider lending your time and talents alongside eight other members of Advent once a month to help guide the business and affairs of our congregation. We have been and continue to be blessed to have many different experiences and perspectives represented in our congregation – please consider adding yours to our Church Council. Each of us something to add!  

Council meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. (these days via Zoom.)  Contact Katrina Väänänen at  or at 203-645-2420.
The Buckeye Bandit!!!
Erica Pittman and Beth Pittman did an excellent job this weekend providing special music for our worship service. While Beth played the piano accompanying Erica on the oboe, it looks like the Buckeye Bandit was helping Erica to keep the rhythm. They all did good and didn't miss a note!
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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