May 23, 2018
Pentecost Care Packages
On Sunday, we worshiped, ate, celebrated, and assembled 36 hygiene care kits for children at the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ. Thank you to all who joined us for Pentecost Sunday, when we remember the Holy Spirit empowering Jesus' disciples (and us!) to do God's work.
Synod Assembly
The Metropolitan New York Synod is the regional division of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America we belong to. Once a year, all clergy and two congregation members from each church in the synod gather for the Synod Assembly. This year we sent Bayardo and Deanne. Deanne shared a reflection on her experience.

I always knew we were part of a synod, but what that actually meant was pretty unclear before I went to this year’s Metropolitan New York Synod Assembly. I got to learn about the amazing ministries that the synod helps fund: everything from the very local LaMP college ministry to the very global ELCA World Hunger.

One part that really stuck with me was a video about growing missions in untraditional areas (made by our very own Kevin Bowen). The line that stuck with me was about finding the gifts of the world and bringing them into the church.

I am very glad I got to represent Advent and see all the amazing work the church is doing.

- Deanne
Annual Retreat
August 24 - 26 at Koinonia Retreat Center

Take a weekend to deepen spiritually and connect in community. At our annual weekend retreat, you’ll get to know more people here, and get in touch with the missional movement of the Holy Spirit in our church and in your life.

Financial Update
10:10am & 12:10pm | Sunday, June 10

Our Congregation Council will be sharing an update on our financial position so far this year, sharing the wins, the challenges, and possible steps we can take in the future.
Sunday Singers
10:20am | This Sunday

If you are in town next Sunday and feel like singing in a low-key context, consider joining our Sunday Singers in singing Zebulon Highben's arrangement of "Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth" at 11am worship this Sunday.

They'll meet at 10:20am in the sanctuary to learn and rehearse the song. You can preview the piece here.
Advocacy Book Group
Our book for the month of May is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. Get your copy and start reading with us!

Share your questions, thoughts, and responses to the book in our Advocacy Book Group group on Facebook, or join us for an in-person gathering and discussion of this book on Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm.

Book List

April | Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates
May | The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
June | Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli
July | Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

How to get the books: You can download the New York Public Library E-reader app, get a library card instantly through the app, search this title, and be up and reading in less than a few minutes. You can also find a physical copy at the library, or buy it on Amazon.
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: May 27
Gospel | John 3:1-17
Preaching | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Sunday Singers | Sings at 11am worship
Sunday School & Sunday Conversation | Off this week, back June 3
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