May 18, 2017
Photo: Pastor Danielle invites children up to the pulpit on her first Sunday at Advent.
This Week in Sunday School
Join us at 10:05am this Sunday beginning in the sanctuary.

Before he died, Jesus promised us a helper, a “Spirit of Truth” who will be our advocate forever. We know this helper as the Holy Spirit. Pentecost, the church holiday that honors the arrival of the Holy Spirit, is in two weeks, but today we will listen closely to Jesus’ words, and see if we can find the Holy Spirit acting in our lives and in the life of the church. Where in your life do you feel God’s helper? Where does the Holy Spirit challenge us to deeper engagement with God and with each other?

- Zachary

More Upcoming Lessons

The Ascension
The Holy Spirit
Summer Suppers Pre-Event
On Sunday, May 28, come plot your journey to Advent and enjoy rootbeer floats at our special Summer Suppers pre-event during our regular Sunday School hour. In addition to our special activity, toys will be out for children, and coffee for adults. You'll also get to learn more about our intergenerational, bilingual Summer Suppers program.

Summer Suppers will be on Wednesday evenings from July 12 through August 16, is open to all ages, and will be in both English and Spanish. You can view the full schedule and register online on our website, or pick up a registration form on the back table in the sanctuary.
Register Online
Youth Night
Our last Youth Night of the school year is this Sunday, May 21 from 6-8pm in the youth room. All high school and confirmed youth are invited to join us for conversation, snacks, and special fun activities to close out the year!
ELCA National Youth Gathering
Planning for our youth group trip to Houston for the ELCA National Youth Gathering in summer 2018 has officially begun! This is an incredible, faith-building event bringing 30,000 Lutheran youth together for worship, learning, fun, and service alongside the residents of Houston. I hope many from Advent will be able to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

I'll be in touch personally with each family that has a teen eligible to attend to discuss dates, travel, budget, fundraising, and answer all your questions. But for starters, you can learn a great deal by exploring the Gathering webpage.

- Kevin
Scholarship Fund
Applications are now open for our Scholarship Fund! Anyone pursuing higher education or seminary next year is invited to apply. More information and applications can be found here. The deadline to apply is June 2.

You can also hear from past Scholarship Fund recipients about how it supported them in a special video we made this year.
Watch the Video
Clean-Up Day June 3
Our Clean-Up Day on Saturday, June 3 is not just for adults! We'd love to see some youth and families helping to spruce up our worship space and building, too. We will do dusting, window cleaning, pew cleaning, and other woodwork. You can sign-up for one or more of the two-hour cleaning shifts -- 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm, or 3pm to 5pm.
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