There is a lot of information in this E-Herald edition. Please read to the bottom to stay up to date on everything happening here at AdventELC. It's an exciting time to be the church!

  • See Christ Clearly
  • Israel Trip Meeting
  • Souper Bowl of Caring 2020 Score Update
  • LOMO Camp Song Sunday
  • AdventELC Window Clings
3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Jesus begins his public ministry by calling fishers to leave their nets and follow him. In Jesus the kingdom of God has come near. We who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. We see this light most profoundly in the cross—as God suffers with us and all who are oppressed by sickness, sin, or evil. Light dawns for us as we gather around the word, the font, and the holy table. We are then sent to share the good news that others may be “caught” in the net of God’s grace and mercy.

The scripture readings for this week include:

LOMO Camp Sunday
This Sunday is CAMP SONG SUNDAY at both services. Jenny Franz from LOMO will be here as our worship leader and to lead us in a contemporary service with a "camp theme." You're invited to wear your flannel to church!
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.
One of the ways to see Christ clearly is through relationships. Specifically friends.
As we go through different stages of life—entering college, changing jobs, or just growing busy from changing responsibilities—we sometimes lose touch with old friends. Though it is normal for friendships to change with time, we don’t have to give up on a relationship simply because we are in a different stage of life.
Is there a friend you’ve been meaning to check up on? Someone you have been thinking about for a while now but haven’t talked to recently?
As you think about rekindling those relationships, here are a few things to consider.
Last Week's Sermon
For those going to Israel
There is a meeting THIS SUNDAY at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall about our upcoming trip to Israel. We will be video chatting with others going on the trip from Cincinnati!
Souper Bowl of Caring
Advent's teaming up with
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
to help put a tackle on hunger!
The Need
In any given week, 207,700 different Ohioans receive emergency food assistance just to get by. All donations of items and monies collected from this outreach go directly to Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio Food Pantries.

How to Participate
During the entire month of January and February 2 (Super/Souper Bowl Sunday) whatever side of the sanctuary you sit on determines which team you are on.

​You'll either be a Lightning Lutheran or a Pugnacious Preacher!
(please sit on the same side all month because if you switch that would be cheating and we might not notice but God will :-)

The Points
For every food item you donate, your team will get one point.
For every dollar you donate your team will get four (4) points.
This is because the LSS can stretch your $1 donation to $4 of buying power!
Each week Pastor Aaron will give you updates on the score via our weekly E-Herald.

The History
For the past three years the Pugnacious Preachers have given much and tried hard, but the Lightning Lutheran's tradition of winning has just been too much. the Preachers made it tough in 2017, but the Lightning Lutherans were quick and right when it came to the half-time game.
Souper Bowl Sunday
On February 2 all are welcome to join in some Souper Bowl fun at 9:45 we enjoy food and a Family Feud style game!

All of this is to have some fun while gaining those last minute points for your team!

Souper Bowl Sunday First Sunday Fellowship
On February 2, the Parish Life team is asking you to bring "tailgate foods" for the First Sunday Fellowship between the services. More information to come. See Susan Phillips for more information.
Noteworthy News
Share Your Skills
Attention medically
trained members?

We are putting together a list of members who are willing to administer first aid when the need arises. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity minister. Please contact Holly Cronau or Jean Pontious with questions. You can also give your name to Mary Garland. Thanks for considering this opportunity!!
Go-Getter's Outing
On Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m., the Go-Getter's will be meeting at Don Tequila Mexican Grill located at 3140 Kingsdale Center in Upper Arlington. Sign up in the Narthex. Any questions please contact S andra Carpenter.
Advent Wi-Fi
Stay connected while at Advent. We now have a new Wi-Fi connection. See any staff member for help in connecting and to get a password.
Is it your time to step up? Have you ever said, "What should I do to help my church"? Can you multi-task? Listen and serve at the same time! Our worship teams only serve one Sunday a month. Just click here ... it is that easy to sign up. We have something for everyone.
Women's Bible Study
Every Picture Can Tell God's Story
What use do you make of the photographs you've taken or received? Have you ever thought of using them as a way to witness to Jesus' saving love and God's power and provision in our lives? The images you've captured through the lens of your camera can tell God's story in a unique, creative, and compelling way.  
Join us as we create "Witness Books" in keeping with the church's theme of seeing God clearly in 2020. We will be using photographs, Bible verses, hymns, prayers and poems. The second of our six week session begins January 28, at 10:00 in the church Narthex. Bring your Bible and four of your favorite photos with you. For more information, call Julie Page 614-519-1014 or Jane Moore 734-735-1216.
Confirmation Winter Retreat
6-8th graders DON'T MISS OUT!

Step out of the church and into the woods for a weekend of hiking, games, crafts, campfires, discovery Bible study and worship!

February 14-16, 2020 for an all inclusive $113.
Student Achievers
The Columbus Blue Jackets are proud to offer Student Achievers, powered by AEP, as a program that recognizes high performing and improved students for their academic accomplishments!
Through Student Achievers students that receive straight A's, or improve a full letter grade in one subject, over the course of a grading period are eligible to receive up to two FREE Blue Jackets tickets.

How it works:

  1. Register using the button below. Fill out the information and be sure to upload a copy of the student's report card (upload two if showing improvement).
  2. Students being deemed eligible for tickets will receive an email with instructions.
  3. The offer can be used to redeem up to two tickets for select 2019-2020 Blue Jackets home games.
Get Them While They Are HOT!
While supplies last, pick up your window clings for your cars to "advertise" Advent. Simply look for the AdventELC 2020 Calendar pens in the Narthex baskets and you will also find these window clings.
Feel free to take one for each car and take pride in your church!
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