March 20, 2019
Listening Small Groups for our Visioning Process
-- Starting this Sunday! --
YOU are the future of Advent!
YOUR insight and experience will shape our ministry... 

We are the Body of Christ together, and each of us has a valuable perspective to share. We need everyone's voices, input, and experiences to collectively create a mission and vision that reflects our whole community, and empowers us to thrive together.

Please participate in Round 1 with our Listening Small Groups by signing up for one of the sessions below.

At the session, you'll have a 90-minute conversation with 2 to 3 Advent members, facilitated by a Vision Team member. In Round 1, we will talk about faith journeys, community, and belonging. Don't be surprised if your conversation is as surprising, inspiring, and faith-building as it is vital to our mission. Please join us!

This Sunday, March 24 | 2-3:30pm
Monday, March 25 | 7-8:30pm
Saturday, March 30 | 10am-11:30pm
Sunday, March 31 | 2-3:30pm
Sunday, April 7 | 2-3:30pm

Journey Through Lent with Advent Lutheran Church
In addition to Sunday mornings, here are four ways to journey with Advent through the season of Lent:

+Sunday Lenten Faith Formation Series: Our Sunday 10:10am Adult Faith Formation series during Lent explores racism and the Church, leading to an introduction of our partnership with the Emmaus Collective. See the remaining Adult Faith Formation series schedule >  

+Lenten Daily Devotion: Our Lenten Daily Devotion this year has daily reflections and practices that take you deeper into our Lenten theme day by day.

Download our Daily Lenten Devotional in English or in Spanish.

If you'd like to get a daily email with the day's devotion during Lent, sign up here >

+ Reflect and Pray: "The idea of giving ashes on a cold Wednesday morning for two hours seemed a little out of my comfort zone. But if there’s anything we have learned from the disciples, it's that the mission of the church requires us to go out of our comfort zone..."  Read the full reflection by Hephzibah Penumaka >

+Discipleship Groups: We have over 50 people exploring what it means for them to be a disciple of Jesus in our 6 weekly Discipleship Groups this Lent.
20s/30s Brunch this Sunday
This Sunday, March 24 | 12pm (rescheduled from last Sunday)

Get to know other young adult professionals in our congregation this Sunday at brunch following 11am worship. All are welcome! We will gather at the back of the sanctuary after 11am worship and head to Pio Pio nearby for a delicious Peruvian brunch!
Spring Cleaning Weekend
9am-4pm Saturday, April 6 | 1:30-6pm Sunday, April 7

Gather for a weekend of spring cleaning and light repairs at Advent. There will be something for everyone - organizing, cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, fixing, and more!
Please help us keep our space beautiful, functional, and organized by volunteering for a few hours.

Coffee Hour
Our Coffee Hour at 10am and 12pm every Sunday is the ideal place to get to know new people at Advent. Come join us for coffee, baked goods, and conversation before or after worship every Sunday, and get to know more people at Advent.  And please consider bringing a treat to share! 
Ministry Calendar & Directory
What ministry or group will you be involved in this month? There are even more ways to connect in fellowship and service!

This Sunday, March 24
+ Gospel | Luke 13:1-9
+ Preaching | Pastor Danielle Miller
+ Presiding | Pastor Gary Mills
+ Music Minister | Michelle Butler
+ Coffee Hour | At 10am and 12pm in the Community Hall downstairs (front half)
+ Adult Faith Formation
| Meets at 10:10am in the Community Hall downstairs. Our Sunday Adult Faith Formation series during Lent explores racism and the Church, leading to an introduction of our partnership with the Emmaus Collective. On the 3rd Sunday in Lent, join us for a viewing and discussion of the documentary video, “Young, Black, and Gifted" and explore the ELCA African American Descent Strategy.
+ Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am - 10:55am in the Sunday School room downstairs
+ 20s30s Brunch | Meets after 11am worship in the back the of the sanctuary to head to Pio Pio for brunch
+ Listening Small Groups for our Visioning Process | Meets from 2-3:30pm beginning in the Community Hall downstairs
+ Communications Internship | Meets from 3pm - 6pm in the Intern Office
If you find any joy or good news here, please consider further supporting the work of Advent Lutheran, with a recurring donation or single donation.  We can do more together. 
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