In this week's E-Herald edition:

  • Scripture for this upcoming Sunday
  • Study, Prayer, and Open Discussion on Sanctuary
  • Upcoming Events
  • Israel Trip Details and Deadline
  • Birthdays for the upcoming week
Invited and inviting—that is the nature of the church. By God's grace in holy baptism we have a place at the banquet table of the Lord. When, by the power of that same Spirit, humility and mutual love continue among us, the church can be more inviting still.
Scripture readings for this Sunday
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Study, Prayer, and Open Discussion
in Three Week Series on Sanctuary
At this past Monday's Church Council meeting a discussion was held about the ELCA’s declaration of being a Sanctuary church. Their were questions about the vagueness, the legalities and definition of “Sanctuary”.
According to the ELCA, it is up to the individual churches to decide if we are “Sanctuary”.
The Advent Church Council desires to have time of thoughtful conversation, study, and prayer with the congregation. Therefore, the congregation is encouraged to read and ponder the materials already provided at, pray, and attend each week of this intentional time of study and open discussion lead by Pastor Layne on September 8, 15, and 22 in the Fellowship Hall from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

The topics each week will focus on...
  • What is "Sanctuary" and what does the Bible says about movements such as this?
  • The historic role of the church, including the Lutheran Confessions
  • ELCA, AMMPARO, and Advent

We hope you will come
Will you participate in this time of discussion, study, and prayer?
AdventELC's Fellowship Hall

09/08/19 9:30am - 09/08/19 10:30am

Please RSVP for handouts.
Due to technical difficulty the times here are incorrect. The times are 9:45-10:45am for September 8, 15, and 22.
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Labor Day Arts Festival-A UA Treasure Not to be Missed

Whether you're an artist or an art lover the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival-one of the region's premiere showcases of artworks in all manner of media-is not to be missed. Held in our picturesque Northam Park, the 53rd Labor Day Arts...

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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!!

The Bed Brigade - - a shared ministry with St. John Lutheran Church in Grove City - - provides beds to families in need while at the same time sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Advent has continued to be a regular partner in delivering beds the first Saturday of each month. Please consider joining us on September 7th! We meet at the church at 9:30 am. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Indicate if you have a van or pick-up truck that can be used to make the deliveries. Note: it is recommended that volunteers be at least 15 years old. (Contacts: Bob Swinehart and Bob Goldie)
The Loaves and Fish teams work with the Salvation Army (using their canteen truck and kitchen located at 760 Worthington Woods Blvd., Columbus, 43085) to provide hot meals for the homeless and disadvantaged in the Columbus area.  Advent has 3 teams. Each team volunteers twice a year.  Our next date to serve is Sunday, September 8th. Food preparation begins at 2:00 pm at the Salvation Army and loading the canteen truck begins at 4:15 pm. The canteen truck makes 3 designated stops where the meals are distributed. Please sign up in the Narthex if you can join us! Indicate if you prefer to help prepare the meals or deliver them. (Contact: Stacy Bolzenius)
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
Back 2 School Bash!
On September 1 6-12th grade youth and friends are invited to come for 3 hours of friends, fun, and faith as we travel to TENPIN ALLEY for bowling, lazer tag, arcade games, food, and more! Cost is $30 per person.
Go-Getter's Outing

On Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m., join the Go-Getters as they enjoy dinner at The Rusty Bucket in Hilliard. It is located at 3901 Britton Pkwy near the Giant Eagle. Sign up in the Narthex. If you have questions, contact Carol Spidell at 330-880-6930.
Angels and Youth Choirs

Don’t forget that the Advent Angels and Youth Choir have their Pizza Kickoff on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m.  
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 will be starting a new series on September 10. It is a six week series called What Ever.
It concerns keeping our hearts in tune with whatever life brings. There are two sections to every lesson. One is "for you and the girls" and the other is "just for you and God".
What Ever
Sept. 10  Is True
Sept. 24  Is Noble. Whatever is right.
Oct. 8    Is Pure
Oct. 22   Is Lovely
Nov. 12   Is Admirable
Nov. 26   Is Excellent or Praiseworthy
Everyone is welcome. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:00 in the sanctuary.
Contact Julie Page, 614-519-1014 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