March 13, 2017
Wednesday Evenings in Lent
Every Wednesday during Lent | Soup Supper at 6pm, Worship at 7pm

Our Wednesday Evening Worship services during Lent kicked off last week with a reflection on what it means "to live among God's faithful people." Cassie Hartnett shared a charming, poignant reflection on living in community, based on her experience living in an "intentional living" house in Minneapolis while working for Lutheran Volunteer Corp. In addition, those present shared some post-it-sized reflections of their own. Take a look a few people's reflections close-up on our Facebook page.

Come be part of our next evening of fellowship, worship, and reflection this Wednesday. We'd love to have you join us the four remaining Wednesday evenings in Lent for fellowship around warm soup, and a Taizé-style worship service drawing us into meditation and reflection on our baptism identity. This worship time will allow all gathered to reflect on the meaning of baptism, whether learning about it for the first time or remembering your own. Join us in reflecting on how we can continue to live out this covenant received in our baptism and made new each day. Upcoming topics are:

March 15
To hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper . . .
Reflection by Pastor Jim Sudbrock

March 22
To proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed . . .
Reflection by Djamilah Samad and Jahaana Dillard

March 29
To serve all people, following the example of Jesus . . .
Reflection by Deacon Carlos Lopez

April 5
To strive for justice and peace in all the earth . . .
Reflection by Pastor Charles Miller
Our New Senior Pastor's First Sunday
We are excited to announce that on Sunday, February 26 the congregation of Advent Lutheran Church voted overwhelmingly to extend a call as Senior to Pastor Danielle Miller. Later that week, we received her letter of acceptance! Pastor Miller will remain with her current congregation through Easter. Her first Sunday at Advent will be Sunday, May 14. Read the brief biographical information that was shared at church last weekend, and in last week's e-letter here.
Chili Cook-Off This Sunday
Come eat chili with us this Sunday, March 19 right after 11am worship in the basement fellowship hall! We just need you to eat a lot of chili, and vote on your favorite. If you'd like to make chili to enter, you can still sign up this week. All you need to bring are your chili, a ladle, and a creative name for your chili. Sign up here, and our Chili Cook-Off Organizers will be in touch with any further details.
Three Devotionals for Lent
Three unique devotional tools to help you do Lent each day, at home or anywhere.

On immigration and refugees | From ELCA Advocacy and AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities), we give you the "I Was A Stranger" challenge devotional, featuring a Bible-passage-a-day conveniently printed on a bookmark. The "challenge," AMMPARO states, is to read each day's Bible verse each day, invite someone who has a different perspective or experience than you to do the same, and then discuss. Click here to download this devotional bookmark. 

On hunger | From ELCA World Hunger comes their annual "40 Days of Giving" Lenten devotional. This devotional is packed full with information, visuals, stories, reflections, and scripture about hunger. Click here to download this devotional.

Stories of Grace | As an outgrowth of our Prayer Ministry, Kathy Carpenter is collecting stories of "a time you received a totally unexpected, unearned, unasked-for, undeserved gift of grace." Stories will be shared regularly by email through the Prayer Ministry group. If you'd like to share a story, or be added the Prayer Ministry email group and receive stories throughout Lent, email Kathy at
God's Global Barnyard
Our Sunday School families invite you to support our Mission of the Month for March, ELCA World Hunger, by taking part in the God’s Global Barnyard program this Lent. Come see their special presentation in 9am & 11am worship next Sunday, March 19. We have a few Lenten banks left on the sanctuary back table, and you can also contribute using an ELCA World Hunger envelope or online at Learn more about the work of  ELCA World Hunger at
Volunteering at Advent
On Sunday, March 26, we're holding informational sessions about Ministry Scheduler, our central online system for coordinating volunteers in many of our ministries. Whether you are already a volunteer and want to understand the system better, or are interested in learning how to serve in worship or another ministry at Advent, this session will equip you to be a volunteering pro. Join us at one of our two sessions, after 9am worship and 11am worship, on Sunday, March 26 in the basement fellowship hall.
New Scaffolding on Broadway
Our neighbors have put up some scaffolding on Broadway to do some needed repairs to their building, which unfortunately by city regulations has to extend in front of our building as well. We've put up big, eye-grabbing signs on the scaffolding, facing the sidewalk and the street, to let the Upper West Side know we are still alive and vibrant!
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 this March!
View our full Ministry Calendar
This Sunday
Gospel | John 4:5-42
Preaching | Pastor Ann at 9am & 11 worship in English, and Pastor Mills at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Mills at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Advent Chorale | Sings at 9am
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Conversation | Meets at 10:10am in the sanctuary. This Sunday's topic is "Travels in China" led by Avis Alexander.
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Our Mission of the Month for March is ELCA World Hunger, which supports hunger projects in 46 U.S. states and 62 countries. Learn more about ELCA World Hunger here.
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