November 15, 2019
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In this week's E-Herald edition:

  • Scripture for this upcoming Sunday
  • Jacob's Porch Events and Newsletter
  • Kanye West releases a Christian album
  • This Week's Birthdays
  • Upcoming Events

 The end is near. There is no doubt about it. The warnings are dire. The tone of today's texts is ominous. But the baptized know how to live in the "meantimes." The baptized are strengthened for the living of these days in word and sacrament. The baptized rally around the invitation of the apostle: "Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right."

Scripture for this Sunday
Interesting Items
Jacob's Porch
Special Notes from the link below:

The Porch will have Alumni and Supporter events that you are invited to this weekend.
  1. Beer and Hymns this Saturday from 4-7pm
  2. Join us for dinner and worship this Sunday night at 7pm.

They are excited to have Jacob’s Porch Pastor  Jay Gamelin  join us for the weekend.
Come and meet current students and visit with old friends.
Please subscribe to the newsletter and share with those who may want to join us this weekend (Alumni, Supporters, Friends and Partner Church members ).
Jacob's Porch Fall 2019 Newlsetter

Jacob's Porch Alumni Homecoming Weekend Then join us Sunday night for dinner and worship at Jacobs Porch at 7:07pm. Feel free to come early to see friends and soak up the space. We have already had Pastor Jay Gamelin (Pastor of Jacobs Porch from...

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Faith and Culture
Kanye West's 'Jesus Is King' Sparks Biblical Searches |...

Kanye West might be driving people to God, but the rapper is certainly driving them to Google. Online searches for Bible verses and phrases mentioned on his latest album have jumped since Jesus is King was released on October 25.

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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.
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!

Sign up in the Narthex to help participate in this community event.
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.

Advent's Annual Ladies Tea

Ladies, please join us for our annual tea. we will be meeting at 2:00 p.m. on December 8. Join us for a worship service, music, fun and fellowship. See Chris Kiel for more information.
Operation Christmas Child

Advent is partnering with churches around the world to reach children worldwide with shoeboxes of love. 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 or 614-563-4717. Thank you for your gift of love! For ideas of items to pack in the shoeboxes please visit:  
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.