This Sunday, This Week
12th Sunday after Pentecost
Jesus says that the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh, and whoever eats this bread has eternal life now and will be raised on the last day. In Ephesians Paul tells us what this life Jesus gives us looks like, this life we live as those marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit in baptism. We live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us. The whole purpose of life is giving yourself for the other.
READINGS for this SUNDAY:

Elijah given bread for his journey

Taste and see that the Lord is good. (Ps. 34:8)

Put away evil, live in love

Christ the bread of life
Blessing of the Backpacks
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!
Dual Baptismal Blessings
On Sunday Jack and Maggie, Scott & Alison O'Neals children, became children of God through the sacrament of Holy Baptism at the 11am service.

The O'Neal family became new members this past Fall. We give thanks to God for their new life in Christ!

If you are interested in becoming baptized, please let Pastor Aaron know and see more details at AdventELC.org/baptism.
Photo credit to Phil Canfield
Carpet Installation Delayed
AdventELC has purchased and has plans for new carpeting to be installed this month. It was supposed to be installed this upcoming week but delays from the delivery from the originating manufacturer have set the date back again. We will let you know updated information when it becomes available.
Coming Soon
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. 

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.
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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
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
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.
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.