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Hurricane Relief
#HurricaneFlorence is threatening our neighbors on the East Coast. Join us in prayer and donate to help survivors recover and rebuild through Lutheran Disaster Response.

This Sunday, This Week
September Sermon Series Continues
Unfortunately, there are erroneous beliefs about God and Christianity that have snuck their way into modern church culture. These popular phrases or ways of thinking are in direct conflict with what scripture actually teaches. Join us each September Sunday, as this 5-week sermon series looks at different phrases the Bible doesn’t actually say, comparing them to what the Bible actually does say.
This Week's Topic and Readings:

What the Bible Doesn’t Say:
“Forgive and Forget”

Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm 103:11-13; Matthew 18:21-35

Big Idea of the Message:
God is the one who forgive and forgets. We are called to remember our sin, not to dwell on the guilt and shame that has been pardoned, but so that we do not do it again… and again… and again… 
Bridges Out of Poverty
September 16, 5:30p - 7:30p
Bridges Out of Poverty explores poverty and the hidden rules of class. The hidden rules of class effect many aspects of life for all of us but especially for those who live at or below the poverty line. If you want to work with people in poverty or if you simply want a deeper understanding of the issues of poverty this information is eye opening. We will also explore Toxic Charity and what churches and individuals can do to not only gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of poverty but also ways to create opportunities for change. 

The class will be held on Sunday, September 16 from 5:30-7:30 here at Advent Lutheran Church, 3660 Kenny Road, Columbus.  (The youth will be here for dinner at 5pm)

The class will be led by Pastor Sally Padgett, of First English Lutheran Church in Columbus.
There is no registration for this workshop...just show up with a willingness to learn!

Bridges Out of Poverty is sponsored by the SOS Congregational Vitality Team.
Blessing of the Animals
Attention all creatures great and small! Every day we receive a special kind of unconditional love from our pets. Just as we receive blessings for ourselves, don’t our other family members deserve them, too? Sunday, October 7th at
4:00 PM we will observe a beloved Advent Church tradition, the annual BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS.

We will join together (rain or shine) with our faithful companions for a lively service of blessing and thanksgiving. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Because there continues to be a need for cat and dog food assistance at the local LSS food pantries, those attending the service are asked to bring a small bag or can of cat or dog food. Members of the congregation are encouraged to make a similar donation. Please watch for the display in the Narthex. Any questions, call Jennifer Parker at 614-451-5693.

Please join us for this spirited celebration of all God’s beautiful creation!!
Get Involved
The Women's Bible study group will resume on Tuesday September 25, at 10:00 A.M. at the home of Dolores Gross 5104 Pebble Lane. We will begin a four part study on John 3:16 from the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. 

We will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. All women of the church, members, guests and friends, are welcome.
Julie Page
Free Prayer with PAL Wednesdays
Each Wednesday from about noon - 2:00pm Pastor Aaron goes just down the road from AdventELC to Panera Bread on Tremont Road with an appetite for lunch and for sharing God's presence through prayer.

Anyone is welcome to share a prayer with Pastor through sitting down and praying on the spot or through written prayer requests on his tablet of paper or things directly messaged to him via social media.

If you get a chance, feel free to stop by!
Isabel's Quilters
Are you interested in quilting? Maybe you would like to participate in an activity that doesn't have a long term commitment. Isabel's Quilters is just the group for you!

We will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of each month beginning on October 2. We plan to meet from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. If you can use scissors, we will find a job for you. Everyone is welcome! Contact Norma Pitts or Barb Murphy with any questions.
Prayer Requests
We have a network of people at Advent who are committed to praying to God on behalf of others in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. 
If you have such a request, please feel free to Email a prayer request to: prayers@adventelc.org
Sunday School Registration
Registration Form
Sunday School classes for children age 3 through high school are meeting at 9:45 a.m. in their classrooms listed below.

Middle School and High School students-basement

2nd -4th grade-Classroom across from nursery

Kindergarten and 1st grade-Classroom across from Pastor’s office

Ages 3 and 4-Nursery

Contact person- Anne Pforsich
Confirmation & High School Youth
6-12 graders please be aware that we are meeting
THIS SUNDAY from 5:00-7:30pm.
Coming Soon
Tell Someone: Evangelism for Normal People
We hope you'll join Pastor Aaron and the Advent Adult Sunday School Class on Sundays for an hour starting at 9:45am for a refreshing look at evangelism that is designed to share the good news of Jesus Christ with people in places already in your daily routines.

See more, including videos and homework, at AdventELC.org/adultstudy.
Church News
During this difficult time we are truly thankful to have such a wonderful and caring church family. Many thanks go to Pastor, Jean and Matt for a beautiful memorial service to Andrew. And thanks to all those who worked behind the scenes to usher, serve communion, provide food, make bulletins, and everyone else who made that day easier for us. Thanks for all the cards, caring words, and hugs. We are truly blessed.

Jim and Linda Klinksick and family
Birthday Blessings
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