This Sunday, This Week
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Today is the second of five Sundays with gospel readings from John 6, the first four of which focus on Jesus as bread of life.

Apparently not satisfied by Jesus’ feeding of thousands, some who were there press him for a sign of his power; perhaps it is daily manna they want.

As always in John’s gospel when people want a sign, Jesus offers himself. He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world. He calls us to come to him and believe in him, and through that relationship to know the one who sent him.
READINGS for this SUNDAY:

The Lord gives manna in the wilderness

God rained down manna from heaven; so mortals ate the bread of angels. (Ps. 78:24, 25)

Maintain the unity of the faith

Christ the bread of life
1st Sunday Fellowship
This coming Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, so please join us for "1st Sunday Fellowship" between the services. Come for the donuts (or bring your own creation - contributions are always welcome) and stay for the fellowship? Chat with old friends and meet new people, all are welcome!
Many VBS Thanks!!!
Thanks to all of volunteers and staff members who made this year's Vacation Bible School such a wonderful week full of Christ-centered ministry! From decorations to snacks to Norma's pies for the kid's special prize, the week was blessed from head to toe by the efforts of so many!
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Special Thanks to all who brought in snack ingredients for VBS this past week. The snacks were a big hit, and your contributions really made a difference. Thanks, again. for your support.

The VBS Snack Team
The Vacation Bible School Offering this year will benefit
The Bed Brigade.
The grand total received was $536.99.
Great Job Kids!
VBS Pictures
To see pictures from the week of VBS, click on https://palphotos.smugmug.com/Advent-Lutheran-Church/VBS/RRR-VBS-2018
See a video about the entire week below!
Many Old Time Gospel Sunday Thanks!!!

What an amazing, worshipful time we had this past Sunday with our annual Old Time Gospel Sunday with the Church Picnic and Ice Cream Social!

Thanks to EVERYONE who helped set up tents, chairs, and tables. Thanks to EVERYONE who brought in food. Thanks to our MARVELOUS MUSICIANS! Everything really came together for a time of worship and fellowship.

Coming Soon
The start of school is just around the corner! On Sunday, August 12 at 8:30am and 11am children are encouraged to bring their backpacks up around the altar for a special blessing!
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.
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.
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.
Birthday Blessings
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
Intense heat in the western United States has fueled a number of wildfires. The Carr fire in Shasta County of Northern California has been particularly dangerous. So far, the fire has claimed six lives, with seven people missing, more than 95,000 acres burned, more than 600 homes destroyed and 38,000 people evacuated.

Lutheran Disaster Response is working with Lutheran Social Services of Northern California and the Sierra Pacific Synod to respond to this fire. As the fire is still raging, they continue to assess the ever-changing situations to determine the best ways to respond.

How do we respond? Your prayers and gifts will help to deliver a robust response to address needs in the devastated communities.

As we pray, please pray for the people who have been affected, that God’s healing presence would give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those who mourn the loss of loved ones and property, and strength and safety to those who are working diligently to contain the fires and care for affected communities.

As we give, gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for "U.S. wildfires" will be used to help those affected by wildfires until the response is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support. If you wish to give today to support this response and others like it go to https://community.elca.org/uswildfires.
Did you hear about the feeding of the 5,000 in church on Sunday?
The sound of hymns is comforting on Sunday mornings. The music's familiar to many who gather for worship in the church of their choice.

But on Sunday when congregations heard once again the story of feeding 5,000 with a few loaves and fishes, members of Cary, North Carolina's Christ the King Lutheran Church put their faith in motion.

They shortened their morning service a bit and traveled to a nearby grocery store to shop for people who need assistance. Click on the picture below to read and see the whole story.
Christ the King Lutheran Church of Cary sets out to feed ...

The sound of hymns is comforting on Sunday mornings. The music's familiar to many who gather for worship in the church of their choice. But on Sunday when congregations heard once again the story of feeding 5,000 with a few loaves and fishes,...

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