November 1, 2017
Thanks-Giving Video Series
It's November! This Thanksgiving season, hear different Advent members talk about gratitude and how God is at work in their lives through this faith community. In our first episode, Abby talks about moving to New York and what she found here.
Re-Formation Sunday Sermon
Once Luther discovered in the Bible that God forgives and loves all people, not because of who we are but because of who God is, Luther knew he had to tell everyone. Today, there are still a lot of people who need to hear they are loved in the honesty of who they are . . . who is telling them?

In her sermon on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pastor Danielle calls you to follow Luther's lead and raise up your voice to proclaim that our God is one who loves everyone. Because somewhere, your voice is needed.
Opportunities This Weekend:

Read poetry, volunteer, hear a Council update, and more!
Friday | West Side Voices will have their next open mic at 7pm in the basement fellowship hall here at Advent. Come share your poetry, short stories, lyrics and music with an appreciative crowd of fellow artists. Sign up >

Saturday | Volunteer to assemble and distribute 150+ bags of groceries at our Food Pantry from 9-11am this Sunday. Volunteer >

(Reminder, you can now volunteer for Community Lunch, Food Pantry, and more at any time on our website! Go to

Saturday | Volunteer to make our sanctuary look great. We are going to really spruce up our sanctuary before the Advent season. Can you help? Join us for a volunteer work day this Saturday, November 4 from 9am-12pm, followed by a pizza lunch. Volunteer >

Sunday | Hear an update from council on financial and other matters at 10am and in the basement fellowship hall (a change from last week's e-letter, which included a second time at 12pm in error)

Sunday | A new members class is being offered by Pastor Danielle at 12pm this Sunday. If you're interested in becoming a member, or even just learning more about Lutheranism or our congregation, sign up here.
New ESL Class
Join as a student or as a volunteer conversation partner.

We're excited to announce our new English as a Second Language class! Classes will be at 3-5pm on Tuesdays from November 14 to December 19th. All are welcome to attend! If you're interested in volunteering as a group leader or conversation partner, we need you! Sign up to get more information here.
Why Bother? Part 2: Song
A reflection on the who, what, where, and why of worship, by Pastor Danielle.

Some of us gathered have been worshiping our entire lives and some of us are rather new at it, but when God is present, as God is in worship, there is always room for all of us to grow. Read Pastor Danielle's second entry about music in worship >
An Evening for the Abuelas
On Tuesday, the photographer and several subjects of the collection, Abuelas: Portraits of the Invisible Grandmothers, visit Advent for a discussion of the project.

Read an account and reflection of the evening by our communications & youth ministry director, Kevin Bowen. Read the article >
Top 10 Luther Quotes About Hunger & Poverty
In addition to grace, Martin Luther had a LOT to say about hunger, poverty, and social justice.

Here's a Top 10, selected by ELCA World Hunger. Read the article >
Full Ministry Calendar
What ministry or group will you be involved in this month? There are even more ways to connect in fellowship and service!
View our full Ministry Calendar
This Sunday
Gospel | Matthew 5:1-12
Preaching | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Advent Chorale | Sings at 9am worship
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Council Update Meeting | Meets at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall
Adult Conversation | Off this week for the Council update meeting, but we'll return the following Sunday at 10:10am with a conversation on the topic "Why Worship?" led by Pastor Danielle
New Members Class | Meets at 12pm in the basement fellowship hall
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