November 22, 2019
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In this week's E-Herald edition:

  • Scripture for this upcoming Sunday
  • This Week's Birthdays
  • Upcoming Events

 Jeremiah's promise of the execution of "justice and righteousness in the land" finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It appears so utterly contradictory that the king should be crucified with the criminal. This victory appears for all the world as ignominious defeat. Yet through the gate of death our Lord opens the door to paradise.

Scripture for this Sunday
Donations Due on Sunday
Operation Christmas Child
Shoe boxes are
Due this Sunday

Advent is partnering with churches around the world to reach children worldwide with shoeboxes of love. Operation Christmas Child 
(http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/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. In 2018, Advent members donated 18 filled shoe boxes, which were shipped to Burundi. Please bring in your packed shoeboxes by Sunday, November 24th. 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 allanmac00@gmail.com or 614-563-4717. Thank you for your gift of love! For ideas of items to pack in the shoeboxes please visit: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/  
Worship Opportunities This Holiday Season
Thanksgiving Eve Service

Plan to join us on Wednesday, November 27 for our Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:00 p.m.
The Live Nativity

This year the Live Nativity is December 1 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Plan on joining us for the Nativity display, music, refreshments and animals!

There are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer to help with setup/ cleanup; costuming; cookies; and greeting!

Follow this link to sign up! https://forms.gle/BgjvRZ4H9JzHp3jJ8

Many hands makes light work!


Blue Christmas

A special service of hope and healing will be held on Saturday evening, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Upcoming Events
Go-Getter's Outing
On Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m., the Go-Getter's will be having their Christmas gathering at Bravo's at Lennox Square. Watch for a sign up in the Narthex. Contact Sandra Carpenter at 614-457-0870.
Youth Calendar Sales
Starting on November 10th, 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:


All proceeds will go to help pay for the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN.
Again this year, we will be collecting hats, gloves, scarves and mittens for middle school students in the hilltop area. Please place your donations on the tree that will be located in the Narthex in the near future. Deadline for donations is December 16. See Jennifer Parker with any questions
Red Kettle Ringers
for Salvation Army

The Red Kettle Ringers will be ringing at Chamber's Road Kroger's from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14. Sign up in the Narthex to help with this outreach project. Contact Will Saunders with any questions.