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This Sunday, This Week
This Sunday's Focus
Widows are visible everywhere in Sunday’s readings. Jesus denounces those scribes who pray impressive prayers but devour widows’ houses. He commends the poor widow who in his view gave far more than the major donors. Jesus doesn’t see her simply as an object of compassion or charity. She, like the widow of Zarephath who shares her last bit of food with Elijah, does something of great importance.
All Saints Sunday Honored
the Saints of the Past and of the Present
This past Sunday we celebrated the victory won for all the faithful departed as well as the saints before us today.

There were three adult baptisms as a part of our 11a worship service.

Congratulations and blessings to Jon Mahr , Lora Radzevich , and Ron Rheyne, children of God!
Adult Learning - 9:45 a.m.
You are invited to come to Adult Sunday School the next two weeks as our LIC student from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Robert Eller, teaches a 2 part class called American Heresy! Want to know more? You need to attend. Don't miss out!

Robert M. Eller, LIC Student to Advent
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
at Capital University
Coming Soon
Thanksgiving Ingathering
BAGS ARE DUE THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 BY 12:00 NOON.
For a list of items to put in each bag, click here .

Stay after the 11:00 service and help us load the truck!
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Please plan on attending our Thanksgiving Eve Service here at Advent.
Wednesday November 21
at 7:00 p.m.
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 .
Operation Christmas Child
Shoebox Ministry

Advent is partnering with churches around the world to reach children worldwide with shoeboxes of love. Operation Christmas Child ( samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child ) sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children around the world. These shoeboxes are sent along with Bible study materials to bring the Good News and the Gift of Jesus Christ to these children. 

Last year we sent 29 shoeboxes that made their way to Malawi, Ukraine, South Sudan, and Colombia. 

Please bring in your packed shoeboxes by Sunday, November 18 th . Please include a donation of $9.00 for each shoebox to pay for shipping. Please also consider donating $6.00 to pay for Bible study materials for 1 child.  If you wish to donate cash or checks (Made out to Advent Lutheran Church), they may go in the offering in an envelope designated for “OCC Shoeboxes”. 

If you have any questions, please contact Allan MacDonald at allanmac00@gmail.com or 614-563-4717. 

Thank you for your gift of love!  For ideas of items to pack in the shoeboxes please visit: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/
Things of Note
Youth Learn about
God and Country
In 1968, John McAllister went from working on the railroad in Columbus to fighting in Vietnam. On Sunday night he spoke to AdventELC's Confirmation Class and High Schoolers about how faith and duty intersected in his life. In both have the creed, “leave no man behind.”

As an Army private first class on April 29, 1968, McAllister and his company came under heavy fire near My Tho, Vietnam. After his commanding officer was wounded, McAllister “crawled over 100 meters under heavy fire to pull the officer and his dead radio telephone operator, and two other mortally wounded soldiers, back to a secure position.”

When asked by our youth why he did such a thing, McAllister simply said, "I knew that God was with me and I felt God calling me to act."
For his actions that day, John McAllister was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor, one of several medals he earned throughout his military career. 

McAllister, Jennifer Deeter's father, urged our youth to listen for God's voice and when you do, act upon it. This was the first public group with whom he has shared his story. He brought a flag for each of the youth to take home with them.
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We are very thankful for Mr. McAllister's visit.
To learn more about McAllister's story, see the links below.


First Communion Class // December 9 & 16 // 4-5pm
LOCATION
Youth Ministry Office

DATE AND TIME
12/09/18 4:00pm - 12/16/18 4:00pm

If you or your child are interested in taking your First Communion, Pastor Aaron invites you to a two-session First Communion Class!
I'll be there!
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Youth Calendar and
Wrapping Paper Sales
Youth Calendar and Wrapping Paper Sales
Starting on November 11th Advent’s youth will be selling the beautiful and popular “God’s Creation Calendars” after the morning services. We will be selling the New International Version. Here is a link for more information about the calendars:
Also the youth will be selling Christmas wrapping paper rolls for $1.00 and $2.00 per roll.
All proceeds will help to support our youth in their activities during this year! Thank you for supporting Advent’s youth!
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!
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Altar Flowers

Altar Guild still needs your Coffee Cans and Large Juice Cans for the Altar Flowers. They can be dropped off in the Sacristy.
Isabel's Quilters
New Meeting Place

I sabel's Quilters meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the home of Brenda Wheeler and Glenn Sharp, 5319 Castle Pines Drive, Columbus OH 43235. Please contact Norma Pitts 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
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Birthday Blessings