September 20, 2017
Many Lights Shining Brightly
Celebration Sunday: Light the Fire was wonderful! Now let's relive it, expand on it, or be there in spirit through video, pictures, and more.

Click below for a video of Pastor Danielle's sermon, pictures and reflections from our activities downstairs, pictures from worship, and more on our new website. We invite you to continue exploring this week how you are called to be a light to the world, and we hope these help.

Our next Celebration Sunday will be Celebration Sunday: Re-Formation on October 29. Mark your calendars for another extra-special Sunday of intergenerational celebration!
View Celebration Sunday video & pics
Join us in Officially Installing Pastor Danielle
We welcomed Pastor Danielle as our new Senior Pastor in May, and we are ecstatic to formally install her as pastor of this congregation in worship, prayer, and song on Sunday, October 1 at 4pm. Join the celebration!
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Council Retreat
On Saturday, our congregation council retreated at the home of our council president, David Richards to discuss some big questions about the future of ministry at Advent. Read the full story >
Say Hello to Our New Website
Our new website just went live! Here's a few new features to be aware of (more next week):

  • You can now find any of the articles in this e-letter (and more) on our website anytime, under the "News" tab. New articles, events, devotions, sermons, and more will show up on the website as they're published, throughout the week, every week. So we invite you to make a habit of checking back.
  • You can now sign up for (almost) any ministry online. We are still adding more.
  • There's a handy search bar in the top right corner
Explore our New Website
When Disaster Strikes
Pastor Danielle reflects on the proliferation of natural disasters in recent weeks.

As I am writing an earthquake has just struck Central Mexico. It has been two weeks since a quake struck Guerreo. And Hurricane Maria is on course for Puerto Rico. Texas, Louisiana, Northern Mexico, Florida, Alabama, the Northwest, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, the list continues . . . Read more >

Welcome to Our Newest Seminary Intern
A warm welcome to Sarah Klockowski, who will be serving as a seminary intern here 15 hours a week this school year. She is in her second year pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary up the street in Morningside Heights.
Memorials for Dorothy and Alicia
Dorothy Metzger, a longtime member and beloved leader of Advent, passed away from a heart attack on Sunday, September 3rd. She will be missed by many, but her life is certainly one to celebrate. As Kathy Carpenter put it, "She was feisty, full of life and of strong opinions, Lutheran to the core but open and tolerant to those of all faiths or none! An amazing presence." We are incredibly grateful for the faithful dedication Dorothy shared with our congregation over many decades.

Alicia Papaleo, 98 and a long-time member of Advent and life-long Puerto Rican Lutheran, died on August 24 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, October 1 at 12:45 pm in the church sanctuary. Alicia is survived by her husband, Luis.

Alicia's memorial service will be held at 12:45pm Sunday, October 1. Dorothy’s memorial service will be held here at Advent Lutheran Church at 11am on Saturday, October 14th.
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 20:1-16
Preaching | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Advent Chorale | Sings at 9am worship
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Education | Meets at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall
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