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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:
This Sunday, This Week
This Sunday's Focus
Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king's title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the "one like a human being" (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel's vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the nonviolent victory of love.
ThankFULL for the Thanksgiving Ingathering!
We are pleased to share that we have donated $1,000 and 99 bags full of food to the LSS Food Pantries in our annual Thanksgiving Ingathering!

Thanks to everyone who donated, as, together, we show the love of Christ and create a better world by serving people in need!
Coming Soon
Live Nativity on December 2
Our 47th Annual LIVE NATIVITY is coming up in just a couple of weeks on Sunday, December 2 from 5-7:30p.

Faith, food, fun, and fellowship abound as all are welcome to put on costumes, gather around the manger, enjoy live music, a performance by the Singing Buckeyes, delight on sweet delicacies in the Fellowship Hall, and join with us in singing the Hallelujah Chorus!

All are welcome so please invite your neighbors, relatives, and friends!
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 .
2018 Holiday Bed Delivery Blitz
The Bed Brigade has a goal… Deliver 100 beds – Raise $10,000 – Join with 100 volunteers from 10 churches.

Consider joining us for this bold goal to impact Columbus…. Saturday Dec 1 AND Saturday Dec 8. Contact Bob Swinehart ( 614-395-3395) if you are interested.

Financial contributions can be given via check sent to St. Johns Lutheran church at 3220 Columbus Str, Grove City (indicate it is for Bed Brigade) 

Thank you for your consideration…if each church helped with raising $1000 and sending 10 volunteers that would meet our objective.

For the Kingdom !!! For the families !!!
Jeff Stenerson, Bed Brigade Leader
The Advent Tea
Join us on Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. for our Advent Tea. Come for a short service of music, readings and to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child. Following the service will be a time of fellowship, tea and cookies.

Contact Chris Kiel with any questions.
First Communion Class in December
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First Communion Class

December 9 & 16 4:00pm 3660 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220 Fellowship Hall Contact us at (614) 451-3639 or

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Mitten Tree

The Social Concerns Team has set up a tree in the Narthex to be decorated with mittens, hats, and scarves for the children in need! The items will be distributed at several Columbus Cit Schools prior to the students' Christmas break. The last day for donations is Sunday, December 16. Please see Jennifer Parker or Jean Pontious with any questions.

The Parish Life Team is in need of volunteers to help set up and tear down from events and ministries from time to time throughout the year.

Can you help every once in a while? It's simple things like setting up and taking down tables, placing chairs, helping in the kitchen, filling water pitchers and making lemonade. It's putting on tablecloths and washing off tables. Many hands make light work and your help would go a long way!  


If you sign up below, all you're doing is saying that we can contact you with opportunities to pitch in. THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Parish Life Helpers

The Parish Life Team is in need of volunteers to help set up and tear down from events and ministries from time to time throughout the year. Can you help every once in a while? It's simple things like setting up and taking down tables, placing...

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Planning Ahead...
Love the Easter Breakfast? You can help make it happen! To join the team please contact Pam Kasai .
Christmas Gathering

The Go-Getter's will be going to J. Liu located at 6880 N. High St. in Worthington on December 5 at 6:00 p.m. Sign up in the Narthex. Contact Sandra Carpenter with any questions at 614-457-0870

Christmas Card
Post Office at Advent!
Spread the joy of Christmas and save money! If you are sending a Christmas Card to someone at AdventELC, just deposit your card in the box in the Narthex and the youth will place them on a table in the Narthex in alphabetical order for you to pick up!
Things of Note
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!
$20,000 Matching Gift
Great news! We have received an anonymous matching gift up to $20,000 for a new high ropes course at Lutheran Memorial Camp! 

Earlier this year a large tree fell on the high ropes course at LMC . We are hoping to build a new high ropes course which will be far bigger and better than the previous one.  

LMC needs your help to make this project a reality! The high ropes course will include five elements consisting of a climbing wall, 300-foot zip line, swaying plank bridge, cargo net and hanging island hops. The structure is designed to allow for future expansion to include more elements. As a bonus, LOMO will also build a team wall and high ropes practice course out of the materials from the previous climbing wall, which will allow staff to teach campers how to safely climb the wall.

The goal is to raise $40,000. The new and improved high ropes course will be a memory maker for all campers, retreaters and environmental education students who experience it! We hope to build the course this winter. 

Gifts of all sizes are needed to accomplish this goal. All gifts up to $20,000 will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to an anonymous donor! If LOMO receive gifts that exceed $40,000, they will be used for other high priority facility projects at LMC including chip and sealing the road and purchasing a new tractor. 

You can either mail a check ( 863 Eastwind Drive, Westerville, OH 43081 ) or give a gift online at ( Donate Online Today ) All people who give a gift to this project will be invited to a dedication of the new high ropes course. Thanks for your support of this exciting project!
Senior High School Retreat at Wittenberg University
by Matt Pittman
On November 10 and 11th Advent's Sr. High youth went on a Fall Retreat that was hosted by Wittenberg University and their rostered leaders, especially Deacon Daniel Jacob. 

The trip started with a service project in Dayton at Christ Lutheran Dayton where we helped with their Fall Festival. We heard the history of the that particular congregation, which dates back to 1896, played games with the children, and helped serve lunch and s'mores for dessert! 

Afterward we went to Springfield to Wittenberg where we took a campus tour, had dinner and played in the activity room, had devotion and watched a movie that fit with the theme, went to Sunday morning worship, and ate lunch with the group from worship. We had a great retreat discussing how we need to be careful to not take on other people's problems but listen, and then get them the help that they need.
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!
Birthday Blessings