A Horse, a Hurricane, and an article on Heaven and Hell is all apart of this week's E-Herald.
Hurricane Michael Lutheran Disaster Response
The 2018 hurricane season continues to produce strong storms with potentially devastating impacts to the United States and across the globe.

The latest storm, Hurricane Michael, threatens our neighbors in the Gulf with dangerous winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge. Lutheran Disaster Response is monitoring Hurricane Michael as it develops and is coordinating its response with Lutheran Services Florida, the Florida-Bahamas Synod , as well as our partners and affiliates in other potentially impacted areas. As a church, we’re ready to stand by our neighbors in the Gulf as they recover from this storm.

Your gifts designated for “Hurricane response” will be used entirely ( 100 percent ) for direct response until it is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
This Sunday, This Week
This Sunday's Focus
Today’s gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a child does?
Adult Sunday School Class Series
This is a fun and practical class geared to help us claim our faith and our stories AND then proclaim the good news of Christ to others! This week's video ( please view BEFORE Sunday ) is entitled "How to Share your faith with Someone". We hope you'll check out the video below and consider joining us for discussion and practice on Sunday!
Pastor Appreciation Month
Celebrated annually in October, a nonofficial holiday called Pastor Appreciation Month. It is a month that celebrates the contributions of priests, pastors, reverends and ministers in the U.S.

If you get a chance, give Pastor Aaron Layne an email, text, or call to let him in what positive ways he has affected your life.

This Past Week
On Monday evening Pastor Aaron was blessed to have the opportunity to deliver the invocation at the Upper Arlington City Council meeting.
Dozens came out to our 24th annual Blessing of the Animals this past Sunday.
It was a day of hot weather, furry hugs, and wet kisses!

Isabel's Quilters
Forty-eight quilts for Lutheran World Relief project were delivered today to our closest collection center, Ohio Gro, near Waldo, Ohio. The quilts reflect work by many hands from fall 2017 to early October, 2018. The team of Sandra Carpenter, Susan Hall, Jeni Lahman, Barb Murphy, Norma Pitts and Dee Swinehart created most of the quilts involved with Isabel’s Quilters. New members of Sylvia Wallace, Brenda Wheeler, Jan Borkowski, and Norma Foell helped complete some quilts this last month.
Others who helped cutting squares, packing, or delivering were Larry Carpenter and Carl Lahman. And we thank all who contributed fabric, sheets for backing, and other supplies, and sharing in the “Blessing of the Quilts”. Isabel’s Quilters are meeting the 1 st and 3 rd Tuesday from 9-12 at Advent as others join the ministry to replace members who have moved or have other responsibilities. Come Join Us! Contact Norma Pitts or Barb Murphy with any questions.
Coming Soon
Reformation is October 28
One Service Only at 10:30 a.m.

On October 28, we will be having one service only at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate Reformation/Confirmation Sunday. This will be a special day of celebration. After the worship service, we will have our annual Reformation Potluck. Bring a dish to share. Sign up in the Narthex.

No Sunday School or Adult Learning on this day.
Thanksgiving Ingathering
Watch for information to come regarding the Thanksgiving Ingathering. We will begin collecting the food bags on November 4 and continue through November 11, this year. For a list of items to put in each bag, click here.

Sign up in the Narthex!
Red Kettle Ringers
Red Kettle Ringers

The Red Kettle Ringers will be participating again in the Red Kettle Initiative for Lutheran Social Services. We will be ringing from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday December 1, 2018 at Kroger's on Chamber's Road. Sign up in the Narthex. Contact Will Saunders with any questions .
Confirmation & High School Youth
On Friday, October 19 members of the Confirmation Class and friends are invited to take a tour of an actual Christian Music Radio Station, 104.9 the River! 
This is on a Friday, that most of our students have off of school, due to COTA Day.

Youth Fall Church Cleanup
Calling all youth for a fall church cleanup night!
We'll be removing trees and brush along the tree line, cleaning up the labyrinth and flower beds, leaf removal, etc.  
Please dress appropriately, bring gloves, and your favorite yard tool. We'll also have a fire for roasting hotdogs and s'mores! Let Mike Deeter know if you are available to help or if you have questions.
Get Involved
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!
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
Church News
Birthday Blessings
Donate Used Postage Stamps to Lutheran Social Services
Collectors buy, sell, and trade used postage stamps like any collectible item. The value of these stamps varies greatly based on factors such as the type or condition of the stamps. Nonprofit organizations take donated used stamps - also know as "charity" or "recycled" stamps - and sell them individually or in bulk direct/through auctions to stamp dealers or collectors to raise funds for various charitable programs.

What to do: Save stamps that have their perforations intact, are not too heavily canceled, and are not torn, cut, or stained. Leave at least 1/4 inch on each side of the stamp when cutting it from the envelope.

Place the stamps in the collection box located on the "Food Pantry" shelf in the Narthex.
By the light of Grace
How does the ELCA understand heaven and hell?
By the light of Grace - Living Lutheran

"Jesus was clear that when he is raised up, he will draw all people to himself. Ever since we got booted out of the garden, it has been God's relentless pursuit to bring his people to God. I don't think God's going to give up on us."

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Miniature therapy horse comforts wildfire victims
Miniature therapy horse comforts wildfire victims -...

Courtesy of Laura Skinner With a white body, sable-hued head and white fringe above her gentle eyes, Pumpkin the miniature horse only stands 27 inches tall. Though she's small, the certified service and therapy horse has a huge capacity to...

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