In this week's E-Herald edition:

  • Scripture for this upcoming Sunday
  • Churchwide Assembly
  • Thursdays in Black
  • When is it okay to leave your children home alone?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Israel Trip Details and Deadline
  • Birthdays for the upcoming week
  • LSS' Choices in Living Lutheran article
The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention and devotion. Today, in the assembly, we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses.” In the word and in the holy communion we are invited yet again to look to Jesus, “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
Scripture readings for this Sunday
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ELCA Churchwide Assembly comes to a close
by Pastor Aaron Layne
The next Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA will take place right here in Columbus, Ohio in August, 2020!
It will take a tremendous effort to help make that assembly a success. If you are interested in volunteering,
please let Pastor Layne know, as he has been asked to be on the Bishop's planning team.
Gathering under the theme “We are church,” voting members of the 2019 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) made a number of key decisions to further the mission and ministry of this church. The assembly, the chief legislative authority of the church, met Aug. 5-10 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.

Thursdays in Black

In every country, gender-based violence is a tragic reality. This violence is frequently hidden, and victims are often silent, fearing stigma and further violence.
We all have a responsibility to speak out against violence, to ensure that women and men, boys and girls, are safe from rape and violence in homes, schools, work, streets – in all places in our societies.

A quick informational video is found below.
As children go back to school,
the Columbus Dispatch has an interesting article
When is it OK to leave your children home alone?

Whether parents are running a quick errand or working late, many factors should be considered before leaving children unsupervised. And parents should be cautious about turning to expensive security options, such as cameras or smart locks, child...

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Sept. 7 and 8

Blessing Bags
for the Homeless

The Social Concerns Team is pleased to sponsor the event again this year! We have some special activities planned (more details to come!) that will enable us to physically share the love of God. As we have done before, we are asking for donations of the following items to be included in Blessing Bags for the Homeless.  NOTE: TRAVEL SIZE ONLY PLEASE!!
Rally Day September 8
Join us on September 8 at 9:45 a.m. for the beginning of our Sunday School year. There will be classes for all ages as we learn more about Jesus and his life.
6-12th Grade
Youth & Parent Orientation
On August 25 at 5:30pm the Youth and Parent Orientation meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Please plan to attend this important meeting to get information about the upcoming school year in the life of your student at AdventELC!
Adult Choir Kickoff

The Adult Choir will have their annual Choir Kickoff and Potluck Dinner on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in the joining the choir, we hope to see you on this evening! We will eat and have a mini- rehearsal. Please bring a dish to share and come and make a joyful noise with us!
Advent Trip to Holy Land
March 17-26, 2020
Registrations Needed by Rally Day, September 8
Pastor Aaron invites you to journey to the Holy Land for the spiritual experience of a lifetime, where every page of the Bible comes alive! Walk where Jesus walked... sail on the Sea of Galilee... visit Capernaum and the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the “Sermon on the Mount” and where Jesus chose his Twelve Apostles...climb the Mount of Olives and view the Old City of Jerusalem... walk the Via Dolorosa...pray in the Garden of Gethsemane...see the Upper Room, traditional site of the Last Supper…visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.

Click on the button below to see the p roposed itinerary, cost, and other details!

Registrations Needed by Rally Day, September 8 - Turn in to Pastor Aaron.
The Women's Bible Study Group meets at Advent on 9:00 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday morning of each month in the sanctuary. All are invited to join us. Contact Julie Page with any questions.
The Men’s SALT ( Sharing And Living Together) group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the church. The purpose of this ministry is to bring men together in fellowship so they can grow in their understanding of Christ, get to know each other better and develop deeper relationships. Contact Will Saunders with any questions.

All men are welcome to join!
Miss a Sermon?
Want to hear one again or share it with someone else?
We are posting sermons from the past Sunday on our website. To hear past sermons or to share them with others go to the link below.

AdventELC has a ministry focused on praying for you in situations and times of need. If you would like us to pray for you, tell us your need or situation by submitting a prayer request.
If you are having an upcoming procedure please let us know so that we can pray for you.
Did you know that Pastor Aaron would love to come and pray with you before your procedure? Click below to let us know!
Are you feeling a sense of call? Do you feel God's Spirit tugging at you to possibly pursue the field of ministry? Don't wait! Sign up for the ELCA Region 6 Discernment Retreat today! Contact Dr. Lynn Nakamura at for more info or visit our website at
Lutheran Social Services' Choices featured in Living Lutheran Article
Strive for justice and peace - Living Lutheran

We live in a violent world. While God's call for peace among humans is definitive, stories of sin in the form of violence are easy to find across the history of humanity-from biblical accounts to last night's leading news story. The effects of...

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