This Sunday, This Week
This Sunday's Focus
Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God's take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.
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.

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
Sign up in the Narthex to donate bags of food for our annual Thanksgiving Ingathering. These items are then distributed through LSS to the less fortunate for Thanksgiving dinner. 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 .
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
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:
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