November 1, 2019
Your Advent Announcements Are Here!
Can You Believe It Is November???
Please scroll down all the way to the bottom so you don't miss out!
For all the most up-to-date information make sure to visit our website.
In this week's E-Herald edition:

  • Scripture for this upcoming Sunday
  • Life and Death, conclusion
  • This Week's Birthdays
  • Upcoming Events

In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In the assembly today we give thanks for all the saints "who from their labors rest," who have fought the good fight, who have gained the crown. In the same breath we petition our God for the strength to hear and to heed the admonitions of the Lord Jesus in today's gospel. Recalling that we have been sealed by the Spirit and sustained by the Savior's body and blood, we keep on keeping on as God gives us breath, to the praise of God's glory.

Scripture for this Sunday
Continuing on November 3
Life & Death: an Educational Series
Jesus said: “I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3

In the first days following a loved one’s death, the family makes an average of 200 decisions. During such an emotional, stressful and demanding time, plans that have been made earlier lighten the load after death. If you’ve not made advance plans, this series will be helpful to you as you make arrangements for end of life care, services and burial of your loved one. 

No Registration Needed.
Life & Death Presentation Videos
If you were not able to attend last week's session, would like to see it again, or would like to share the presentation with others, we are video recording each of the Life & Death series and posting them on .
Sunday, November 3
Time and Change Sunday
“FALL BACK!!!” (We gain an hour! Woohoo!!) on November 3rd. Our Time falls back and that reminds us to bring our loose Change to church. Please help the youth support our Compassion International student, Souaibou Coulibaly by bringing in your spare change to church! Our child, Souaibou, is from Burkina Faso, is in the 9th Grade and has been sponsored by Advent’s youth since 2014. The youth communicate through letters with him about 3 times per year. So remember on November 3rd to “fall back” an hour and bring your spare change to help support the youth in their ministry to this student on Time and Change Sunday! 
First Sunday Fellowship

Join us between the services on Sunday, November 3 for Donuts and Coffee. Bring a breakfast item to share.
First Communion

We celebrate with these youth as they take their first communion on Sunday, November 3.

Zella Bunch
Cecelia Bunch
Noah Gecan
Sunday School
Bring your Rice Bowls in to Sunday School this Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Upcoming Events
Go-Getter's Outing
On Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m., the Go-Getter's will be going to Morone's Italian Villa on Bethel Road. Please sign up in the Narthex. Contact Holly Cronau at 614-214-5135.
The Live Nativity

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

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

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.