This Sunday, This Week
14th Sunday after Pentecost
In today's gospel many people take offense at Jesus' invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood; even many of Jesus' disciples peel off. This is the backdrop in John's gospel for Peter's confession of faith. "To whom can we go?" asks Peter, in words we sometimes sing just before the gospel is read. "You have the words of eternal life." In order to take such a stand, as Peter and Joshua did, Paul tells us to arm ourselves with the word of God. We pray in the Spirit that we might be bold ambassadors of the gospel.
Coming Soon
Isabel's Quilters
Information Meeting
We are hoping to continue the ministry to provide quilts to the Lutheran World Relief project that Isabel Leonard started and Jeni Lahman continued leadership for the group. There will be two information meetings. One will be held on Tuesday, September 4 at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall at Advent and the other will be on Saturday, September 8 in the Music office at Advent. Won’t you join us to learn how you can participate? There are lots of ways to be involved from cutting squares, piecing quilts, helping to assembling to prepare for final stitching, and knotting quilts. Men, women, teens, could be involved. For information, contact Norma Pitts, 614-457-8965 or Barb Murphy at 614-457-9920.
Sign up in the Narthex if interested in participating in quilting!
Go-Getter's Outing
The Go-Getter's will be meeting on Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. at Iacono's located at 4452 Kenny Road. Sign up in the Narthex. Contact Barbara Murphy at 614-457-9920 with any questions.
This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

You work every day to make your community a better place in the name of Jesus. As a part of a larger church, let us proclaim the love of Christ by the love we show our neighbors by taking part in this special weekend of service... as a church.

How can you serve?
Service has many faces and there are many ways that you can utilize the gifts God has given you to be a blessing to others in Jesus' name. AdventELC has a few intentional ways to help you serve the Lord. Donations may be left in the boxes in the Narthex.
Notebooks
Folders
Markers
Highlighters
Pencils
Backpacks
Colored Pencils
Ruled Paper
Composition Notebooks
Pens
Pencil Pouches
Page Protectors
Index Cards
Post-Its
Erasers
Binders
Dividers
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Deodorant
Shampoo
Razor
Shaving Cream
Comb
Chapstick
Small Bottle of Water
Lotion
Hand Sanitizer
Gum/Mints
Band-Aids
Powder
Wet Wipes
Sanitary Napkins
Soap
Tissues
Emory Boards
Small Amt.Gift Cards
Meal Coupons
The Bed Brigade
The Bed Brigade – a shared ministry with St. John Lutheran Church in Grove City – provides beds to families in need while at the same time sharing the love of Jesus Christ. There are two ways to help: one group builds the bed frames and one group delivers the beds, new sheets and blankets with a pillow, a toy, and a Bible that is age appropriate. Advent delivers beds one Saturday a month. It takes 2-3 hours. We need volunteers as well as drivers with a pick-up truck. The joy of walking into a house and seeing kids excited to get their own bed is priceless!  
For God’s Work, Our Hands weekend, we will be delivering beds on Saturday, Sept. 8th. Meet at the church at 9:30 AM. Please sign up in the Narthex and indicate if you have a pick-up truck. Any questions, contact Bob Swinehart.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is a shared ministry with the Salvation Army in Worthington, Ohio. This is an outreach to serve hot meals and pray with the homeless. We meet at the Salvation Army at 2:00 to cook the food. At 4:00, we leave the Salvation Army in a canteen truck and handout the food at three different stops. We are usually done around 7:00 pm.  We need volunteers to cook the food and/or deliver. It is a wonderful outreach and sharing Jesus’ love is a blessing, for both the person receiving the food and the people preparing/delivering it. 
For God’s Work, Our Hands weekend, we will be cooking and delivering on Sunday, September 9. Meet at the Salvation Army, 760 Worthington Woods Blvd in Worthington, OH. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex. 
My Family and Me
My Family and Me is a ministry at Advent geared for our young children aged 18 months-4 years old. We have been asked to plan an event on God's Work Our Hands day on September 8th. Last year we put together a small treat to put into the Blessing Bags and so we will plan on the same thing this year.
Please try to join us on Saturday, September 8th at 10AM at Advent as we put together a small treat for the blessing bags and then have some time for the kids to play together. All needed materials and a snack will be provided.

Please let me know if you plan to attend. There is also a sign up sheet in the Narthex. Older/younger siblings are welcome as well. 

I hope to see you all there!
Karrie Clark
614-353-6025
Advent to Host Synod Event
Bridges Out of Poverty
September 16, 5:30p - 7:30p
Bridges Out of Poverty explores poverty and the hidden rules of class. The hidden rules of class effect many aspects of life for all of us but especially for those who live at or below the poverty line. If you want to work with people in poverty or if you simply want a deeper understanding of the issues of poverty this information is eye opening. We will also explore Toxic Charity and what churches and individuals can do to not only gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of poverty but also ways to create opportunities for change. 

The class will be held on Sunday, September 16 from 5:30-7:30 here at Advent Lutheran Church, 3660 Kenny Road, Columbus. 
The class will be led by Pastor Sally Padgett, of First English Lutheran Church in Columbus.
There is no registration for this workshop...just show up with a willingness to learn!
Bridges Out of Poverty is sponsored by the SOS Congregational Vitality Team.
Youth!
Parent/Participant Meeting for 6-12 grade on August 26 at 5:30pm
All High School and Confirmation youth and parents are called to attend a meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 26 beginning at 5:30p.

At this meeting Pastor Aaron and Matt Pittman will have paperwork to be filled out and schedules to hand out. They will also talk through the theme for this year as well as options, events and expectations.

Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
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Confirmation & High School Youth
Back 2 School Bash!
LOCATION
Ten Pin Alley, 5499 Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard, OH 43026

DATE AND TIME
09/02/18 5:30pm - 09/02/18 8:30pm

For Confirmation & High School youth.
$25 = $15 Game Card, 1 Hr of Bowling, 1 Round of Laser Tag and food! Meet & pick up at the church.
I'll be there!
Maybe
I can't make it
RALLY DAY - Sunday School Kickoff
RALLY DAY IS SEPTEMBER 9
This means that Sunday School for all will be in full force.

This year the children in Pre-K - 5th grade will be learning all about the life of Jesus. Each week we will hear a different story, watch a video, do a craft and play a game.

Confirmation class - 6th - 8th grade will be using the Better Bible curriculum where they study different people of the Bible.
Adult Choir Kickoff
Have you ever thought about joining Advent's Adult Choir? Join us on August 30 at 7:00 p.m. for our kickoff potluck with a short rehearsal. Bring a dish to share and a voice to sing. All are welcome! Contact Jean Pontious with any questions.
Birthday Blessings
Church News
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Bring in your Coffee Cans
Altar Guild is in need of your clean coffee cans. They use these for the Altar flowers. If you have any to donate please bring them to the Sacristy. Thank you!
Congratulations!!!
Katrina and Joe Gecan-Vaananen welcomed their daughter, Fiona Isabella Gecan-Vaananen on 8/23/18 at 5:40 p.m. she weighed 6 lbs and 10 oz. and was 20 inches long. All are doing well.
Thank You!
Thank you to our Advent Family for everything you have prayed for, said or done for the Pittmans and their family during this difficult time since Matt's dad passed away. We feel very loved.

Thank you so much,
Matt, Beth, Courtney & Erica Pittman
Prayer Requests
We have a network of people at Advent who are committed to praying to God on behalf of others in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. 
If you have such a request, please feel free to Email a prayer request to: prayers@adventelc.org
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Around the Country and ELCA
How does your Offering Contribute to the work of the Larger Church?
ELCA congregations gave $1.8 billion in regular offerings last year. Where does it go?

This video shares how your congregational offerings support the ministries of the ELCA and the church around the world in Jesus' name.