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This Sunday, This Week
This Sunday's Focus
November begins with All Saints Day and ends near Advent, when we anticipate Christ’s coming again. So the readings for Sunday tell of the final resurrection and the end time. In the turmoil of hope, fear, and disbelief that these predictions provoke in us, The reading from Hebrews sounds a note of confident trust. Christ makes a way for us where there is no way, and we walk it confidently, our hearts and bodies washed in baptismal water, trusting the one who has promised. The more we see the last day approaching, the more important it is to meet together to provoke one another to 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
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Please plan on attending our Thanksgiving Eve Service here at Advent.
Wednesday November 21
at 7:00 p.m.
Graver Memorial Service
Phyllis Maxine (Metcalf) Graver, 87, passed away October 27, just twelve days after her husband, Chuck Graver, passed away.

All are welcome to a memorial service for Phyllis will be held on Wednesday, November 21 at 11AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in the Chapel Mausoleum. Inurnment to follow. A time for lunch and stories will be held at a local restaurant following the inurnment.
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
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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Operation Christmas Child
Shoebox Ministry

Advent is partnering with churches around the world to reach children worldwide with shoeboxes of love. 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 or 614-563-4717. 

Thank you for your gift of love!  For ideas of items to pack in the shoeboxes please visit:
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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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!
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!
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
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:
Birthday Blessings