Conversations With Our Call Committee

Share with the Call Committee your hopes for our congregation and our next Senior Pastor.

The process of calling a new pastor is an important and exciting time for us to talk about who we are and what we want to become as a congregation. We're grateful for the 100+ congregants who shared their thoughts about our congregation's personality, needs, and opportunities for growth in the recent survey administered by our Self-Study Task Force.

Now our Call Committee is  facilitating in-person conversations about our church's identity, needs, and future. These conversations will guide the Call Committee in the process of seeking out and selecting the candidate to present to the congregation as our potential new Senior Pastor. This conversation will also help all of us attain a broader, richer perspective of who we collectively are as the people of Advent Lutheran Church.

We invite you to join one or all of the the congregational conversations with our Call Committee at the following times:

  • Next Saturday, May 14 at 3pm in the basement fellowship hall
  • Next Sunday, May 15 at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall
  • During the Congregational Retreat June 3-5 at Koinonia (learn more)

If you have any questions or concerns about these upcoming Call Committee conversations, please email us or speak in person with a member of the Call Committee (pictured above) this Sunday.

 
 
 
 
We're on our way to reaching our pledge goal by July 4! Our total was $33, 230 as of last Sunday, and we're getting new pledges to count up this week. Join us in closing the gap in our 2016 budget, and successfully keeping a balanced budget without cuts or compromises to our ministry!
 
 
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A Big Pentecost Sunday May 15

We're confirming our whole Confirmation class, set to music from our pianist Deanna's jazz trio. 

About a dozen junior high youth have been participating in our Confirmation program the past two years, and next Sunday at 11am worship, we get to celebrate and honor them as they affirm their faith. We are so proud of all the questions, observations, and deliberations these students have brought to Confirmation class over the past two years, and it's been wonderful seeing them grow together. We look forward to confirming them next Sunday!

The same Sunday, we are excited to welcome the Deanna Witkowski Trio in our 9am & 11am worship. Deanna's jazz trio will lead our congregational singing of her unique "jazz liturgy," including Deanna's original Evening Mass, which we will use throughout Pentecost. Deanna will also have copies of two of her recordings, Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin, and From This Place available for purchase between services. A portion of each sale will go to the fund for our upcoming new piano. Click here to sample some of Deanna's liturgical jazz.

 
 
 
 
Welcoming Class

Don't miss our new class, "Do I know you?" Awkward Church Encounters Made Easy, at either 10:10am or 12:10pm in the basement fellowship hall this Sunday
 
 
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Congregational Retreat

There's still time to register for our rejuvenating and community-building annual retreat June 3-5 at Koinonia Retreat Center in upstate New York.
 
 
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West Side Voices

Share a song, poem, or story, or sit back and hear the work of other creative types in our community at Coffee House: West Side Voices at 7pm this Friday, May 6.
 
 
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Piano in the Park

Our pianist Deanna will be performing with her jazz trio at La Lanterna Caffe Monday, May 9, & playing in Bryant Park from 12:30-2:30pm each day May 9-13.
 
 
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Mission of the Month

Our "Mission of the Month" Envelope in May supports our Scholarship Fund.

In this Sunday's "Mission Moment" in worship, you'll hear from Chandra Travis, whose daughter Sojourner receives support from our Scholarship Fund to attend NYU. We invite you to hear her speak, and consider making a donation to our Scholarship Fund this month.

College students, applications for the next round of scholarships will be available May 8. They'll be available at worship, in our office, in this e-letter, and on our website.
 
 
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Worship this Sunday

Gospel Text | John 17:20-26: Jesus prays for all people.
Preaching | Vicar Nancy at 9am & 11am English worship, and Pastor Mills at 12:45pm Spanish worship
Presiding | Pastor Margay Whitlock at 9am & 11am English worship and Pastor Mills at 12:45pm Spanish worship
Advent Chorale | Sings at 9am Worship
Sunday School | Meets in the sanctuary at 10am
Adult Education | Meets at 10:10am in English in the basement fellowship hall
Coffee Time | After every worship service in the basement fellowship hall
 
 
 
 
 
Programs this Week

Stay in the loop on all our regular, ongoing programs for families, youth, college students, young adults, adults, and the community this week.
 
 
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