In This Email:
Worship at Advent
July 11 - By the Numbers
Financial Forum
RENEW Capital Campaign UPDATE
Sacred Sites Tour
Wednesday Prayer Service
Summer Faith Learning
500 Card Club
Quilters Resume in September
Gift of Love
Serving with Us
Bible Study
Sunday Worship Services are Indoors

Wednesday Worship will continue to be outside
(weather permitting!) and will be in person only.

Praise the Lord for the overflowing blessings of gathering together, inside the House of God! Sunday Worship Services will continue indoors. Wednesday Midweek Worship will be outside (weather permitting) and will be in-person only.   
 
Live stream services will continue on Sundays.  Please note that the Public Chat function will be off on July 18, due to Staff vacation. Share an invite with these simple links: 

You may listen to worship in your vehicle, on 103.3 FM, in the church parking lot 
Start live streaming worship by tapping Watch Online 
Click Worship Recordings to share or see a worship service again 
The Give link provides a place for you to make a monetary donation to Advent’s mission. 
 
Download the worship bulletin here
Sunday, July 11 - BY THE NUMBERS! 
 
WORSHIP 
197 in the Sanctuary for worship 
  44 Worshiping on-line 
Total worshipers: 223 
        
FELLOWSHIP 
135 people served biscuits & gravy 
40+ animals petted (unofficial poll – Great Pyrenes dog was the softest) 
 
SERVICE/OUTREACH for HOPE 4 YOUTH 
2688 items into 96 bags 
48 Birthday bags 
48 Hygiene bags 
Please join us on Sunday at 10:45 am
for the semi-annual Financial Forum

When: July 18 @ 10:45 AM
Where: The Good Shepherd Room [In-Person]

We look forward to reviewing Finance Committee activity
and financial updates for Q1 and Q2 of 2021.

Thank you for your participation!

Advent Lutheran Finance Committee

Here are the documents that will be discussed.
RENEW Advent Capital Campaign Update
Carpet and Exterior Signage

Installation of the new sanctuary and prayer ground carpeting will likely begin next week! Beautiful carpet has been chosen and we're awaiting delivery. Additionally, a decision has been made and our NEW church signage (along Jefferson Highway) has been ordered! Our new exterior sign will
be installed in approximately 8 weeks.
Thank you for supporting the Capital Campaign!
SACRED SITES TOUR 
Led by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohecan)
and Bob Kanderud (Dakota)
Saturday, August 21 | 9:00am – 2:30 pm 

This is an amazing opportunity to participate in a tour led by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Bob Klanderud (Dakota). With these knowledgeable guides we will learn about Minnesota history from a Native perspective through story-telling and experiencing the sites in silence / meditation / reflection. 
 
This is an effort to create understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native people. Native people have suffered deep trauma over many years, losing their land, language, and culture, and all who call Minnesota home are the lesser for it. While many people and institutions contributed to that trauma, it happened with the full participation of Christian churches. We all still need healing, healing is doable, and churches have a role to play in healing. 
 
We believe in the power of healing stories. Stories heal because they make invisible pain visible. The listener and storyteller are both healed by their acts. Advent can play a key role in promoting and experiencing healing by opening ourselves to our own history and listening to the stories of Native people. Through the sharing and retelling of old traumatic stories, we can create new positive ones. 
 
COST $40.00 each (Advent will supplement $20 more) 
Contact Pastor Peter if you need help with scholarships (petercs@adventlutheran.com) 
 
Bring your own lunch 
Bring a lawn chair (If you cannot stand for 20-30 minutes) 
Wear shoes (no sandals) (minimal walking) 
We will carpool to and from Advent Lutheran Church 
Prayer Service
Wednesdays at Noon
(in the sanctuary)
Please join us on Wednesdays at noon for
Liturgy in Daily Prayer, a contemplative worship.
We will complete our Summer Wednesday Prayer Service on Wednesday, July 28.

And, we will resume the Prayer Service on
Wednesday, September 8 at Noon.
~ Summer Faith Learning and Reflection ~

Summer is a great time to learn and reflect! We have some opportunities for faith learning and reflection this summer! Check them out below:

July 25th and August 1st – Reflecting on COVID and Building Coping Mechanisms for Moving Forward. It has been a year+ of stress, anxiety, and change during the COVID-19 pandemic. As our lives continue to change and we move towards a new normal, join Ruth Foster-Koth, LICW to spend some time reflecting on the past year and learning valuable coping and resilience skills for moving forward as our world opens up. Join us on ZOOM from 11 am – 12 pm on these Sundays for learning and discussion.

August 8th – September 5th – New Book Study! Have you enjoyed our previous book studies on Dear Church, Manna and Mercy, and Braving the Wilderness? Join Pastor Elizabeth and Pastor Peter for a new book study on 12 Tiny Things - Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life.
Sign up HERE.
500 Card Club Starting Again!
the 500 Card Club will meet on the 1st, 3rd (and 5th) Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM. Please contact Jim Kirchner with questions about Card Club: js_kirchner@comcast.net
Quilters Will Reconvene the Thursday after Rally Sunday!
Join the Quilters on Thursdays at 9:00 am with coffee & treats at 10:00 am beginning September 13!
As they say, "If you can tie a knot, you can quilt!"
Please contact Sandy Cutler with any questions you may have: sandracutler11@comcast.net
Gift of Love ~ Avenues for Youth
May – August

For 25 years, Avenues for Youth has partnered with young people experiencing homelessness to achieve their dreams. They support young people ages 16-24 in Hennepin County, whether they need a place to stay for one night or for up to a year-and-a-half. By providing a stable home, trusting relationships, and assistance in navigating education, career, health, wellness, and housing goals, Avenues empowers youth to find their way out of homelessness. Since 2013, Avenues has operated Brooklyn Avenues, a home for youth experiencing homelessness in Brooklyn Park.

During the summer, our Gift of Love project will support Avenues for Youth through giving, education, and relationship-building. Look for opportunities soon to learn more about Avenues for Youth and how you can support Avenues this summer! 

Avenues for Youth recognizes that youth who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) desire culturally responsive housing. Abule is a collective housing (host family) program for youth who identify as BIPOC where community members share their home and resources with youth experiencing homelessness. Abule (A-boo-lay) translates to “The Village” in the Yoruba language. Abule centers BIPOC wisdom by re-learning cultural approaches and utilizing youth leadership. It supports housing youth who are experiencing homelessness through community ownership and partnership. In the program, youth and community members create a shared experience and approach power collaboratively. This means that power is not held over youth, but shared. We recognize that youth in the program have much to teach us, and that community members have much to teach them.

Advent gave $547 to Avenues for Youth in May which was a matched gift! Thank you for your donations! Thank you!
Go to their website to learn more about Avenues for Youth https://avenuesforyouth.org/
Pastoral Care - Easy to Schedule!

In the case of an emergency:

** Call the church office.

** In the event the church office is closed, please call the church office and you will be directed to a way to reach a pastor.

We have an easy way to request an appointment for a one-on-one conversation with a pastor. Simply go to www.adventlutheran.com/pastoralcare. You will see a request form. Fill in the requested information and select a time, and one of the pastors will reach out to confirm the appointment with you.
SERVING WITH US

We believe that the love God shows us through Jesus Christ moves us to show love to our neighbors in service to the world. This weekly e-mail will highlight ways you can serve with us each week.
Prayer
Prayer is our personal connection with God and guides us individually and as a church. It is a vital part of our faith life, and an important way we can continue to minister to one another in this time of social distancing. We know that God hears our prayers and will empower us to see God’s will in our lives! 

Pray for our church and our world this week: for our community as we celebrate worship back in the sanctuary; for doctors and nurses as they work to control the Delta variant; for all of us as we work to continue to stay safe during this time in the pandemic; thanks for our ability to gather, learn, and serve together in person again; for our community as we seek way to live justly and safely together, for all people on our weekly prayer list:
Jeff D., Jan N., Mary B., Mark P., Connie S., Sharon L., Barb, McKenzie, Cory, Julie, Jeni F., Deanna G., Dave C., Kim T., Marlene I., Charlotte G., Marliss E., Pat D., Benjamin T., Pat E., Gary W., Ed M., Linda G., and for all to be blessed by the Holy Spirit's faith.

(Due to privacy concerns and internet safety protocol, we cannot publish last names.) For confidential prayer requests, you may leave a private voice mail by calling 763-425-4243 and pressing “2” when the answering machine picks up. You can also e-mail our Prayer Chain leaders.
Bible Study Opportunities

  • Pastor led Bible Study will take July and August off and resume in September.