Epiphany Sunday
The feast of Epiphany ("manifestation") concludes the Christmas season with a celebration of God's glory revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. In Isaiah and Ephesians, that glory is proclaimed for all nations and people. Like the light of the star that guided the magi to Jesus, the light of Christ reveals who we are: children of God who are claimed and washed in the waters of baptism. We are sent out to be beacons of the light of Christ, sharing the good news of God's love to all people.

The scripture readings for this week include:
First Sunday Fellowship
This Sunday, January 5, is First Sunday Fellowship. Bring your leftover holiday cookies and sweets to share. Donuts will be provided.
Altar Flowers
The 2020 Flower Chart is posted above the Usher Stand in the Narthex. This year, the flower price has been raised to $22.00 from the florist. Please continue to purchase these flowers that decorate the Altar.
See Christ Clearly in 2020
AdventELC will be focusing on a theme: Seeing Christ Clearly in 2020. We look to direct our attention and energy in two ways: seeing Christ clearly personally and showing Christ clearly to the world.
While you may be able to see clearly all that is happening in the worship service it may be difficult for some of you to hear what's happening. We want everyone to fully participate in worship, that includes hearing.

At AdventELC we have a personal assisted listening system which allows listeners to use a personal audio device to take into the pew with you so that you can listen to the mix from the sound board. In short, whatever comes through the microphones and speakers will be wirelessly transmitted to our assisted listening device.

This can be used by anyone in worship that are hard of hearing, require hearing aid technology, or simply want more control over the volume level of the sound at their ears.
Getting an
Assisted Listening Device
is as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. When you come to church, as you get a bulletin from an usher simply let them know that you would like to try an assisted listening device. The usher will then go to the sound room to retrieve one for you before you take your seat.
  2. Simply turn it on and place the headphones over your ears. If you prefer earbuds, please bring a pair from home. Adjust the volume as needed, right from your seat, to your own personal comfort level.
  3. At the end of the service simple hand the device back to an usher or return it to the sound room, located by the name tag stand in the narthex.
Many Thanks...
Thank you to all who participated in the Christmas Eve Services. The music was great, the service was awesome and the fellowship was even better! Please know that you are appreciated. Have a blessed New Year!
On behalf of Advent's Staff, thank you for your generous gifts during this Christmas season. The Christmas Purse was very much appreciated and other gifts received were an unexpected surprise. Thank you so much!
Pastor Aaron, Matt, Jean, Mary and Courtney
Noteworthy News
Annual Altar Guild Meeting
The Annual Altar Guild Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary on January 11 at 10:30 a.m. If you are a part of the Altar Guild, please plan to attend this meeting as we discuss some of the changes coming to Altar Guild in 2020.

Go-Getter's Outing
Women's Bible Study
"Every Picture Can
Tell God's Story"

They mark the moments, days, years, and decades of our lives. They commemorate special occasions and everyday events. They record the beauty of the world, as well as things that are not so beautiful. They express the gamut of human emotion. They help us to remember our history as well as the history of those who came 
The January Go-Getter's outing will be held on Wednesday, January 15th @ 6 pm. Location: Joey Chang's Restaurant 3799 Ridge Mill Road, Hilliard 43206. Contact Linda Hunt with any questions at (614)507-6570.
before. "They" are photographs. The six sessions of this new study are designed to open your eyes to new ways in which you can be a witness of Jesus using your own personal photographs and experiences.
The first session is scheduled for January 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. All women of any age are welcome.
Julie Page 614-519-1014
Jane Moore 734-735-1216
LOMO Camp Sunday
Plan to join us on January 26 at both services for CAMP SUNDAY. Jenny Franz from LOMO will be here as our worship leader and to lead us in a contemporary service with a "camp theme". Wear your flannel!
Christmas Family Pictures
With technology these days, most everyone has access to a cell phone and can take pictures. Did you take a family picture at Christmas? If you did, please send a copy of it to Mary at the church office. It will be used to update the photo directory. Thanks!
Lutheran Services in America tops the charts of
Largest charities in the United States 2019, by total revenue
Lutheran Services in America is, far and away, the largest charity in America. Larger than United Way, the Salvation Army, or the Mayo Clinic.

Thrivent Members
Calling ALL Advent Thrivent members!! You have an opportunity to assist our Worship and Witness Team with our outreach projects. Thrivent allows each member to apply for a yearly grant to support a worthy cause. Please contact Holly Cronau for details.
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