This Sunday, This Week
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Mark’s gospel makes clear how great was the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today’s gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn't think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers’ need. We are sent from Christ’s table to care for others and for ourselves.
Vacation Bible School
July 23 - 27 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Coming Soon
Old Time Gospel Sunday is back! July 29 with one service only, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for an outside worship service where we'll be praising the lord, hearing the word,
and singing about that old time religion that has something to share with the world to this very day!

All are welcome! All are invited! Bring your lawn chair, your tent, your umbrella, and your tappin' toes, 'cause after this worship, you'll know you've been to church!

Thank yo to all who responded to the survey. The music has been picked and we look forward to sharing this special time with you as we sing and worship together.

Stay afterwards for our Church Picnic and Ice Cream Social!
The Wired Word is an easy way to keep your faith going even while on summer vacation!
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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!
Volunteer Opportunity
Loaves and Fish Ministry
The Loaves and Fish Ministry is looking for volunteers to help cook, serve or both! People are encouraged to join a team that only serves two times a year. This is a wonderful outreach and it is also a great fellowship time with other members of Advent. If you are interested or if you have questions, please contact Stacy Bolzenius at 614-537-2801.
Give Me That Old Time Religion!
After the Old Time Gospel Service on July 29 at 10:30 a.m. (ONE SERVICE ONLY), we will have our Annual Picnic and Ice Cream Social. Everyone is invited to bring a side dish to share . Hot dogs, buns, condiments, drinks and paper products will be provided. Sign up in the Narthex!

Ice cream of any kind is welcome. There are ice cream makers at the church if you need to borrow one. You may sign up in the Narthex to bring toppings for the ice cream as well as your side dishes for the picnic. We hope to see you at this fun occasion!
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: