March 6, 2018
Continuing in the Wilderness
In Sunday Worship, we'll continue to explore Jesus' 40 day fast in the wilderness. The theme this Sunday is trusting God while in the wilderness, and our focus verse is Matthew 4:8-11. 

In our Carbon Fast and Daily Devotion, we are "fasting" from unsustainable transportation this week. Next week, we will focus on sustainable eating. Catch up on past devotions here, and sign up to get our daily emails anytime here.

In our Sunday Conversations (10:10am downstairs), we're continuing our series on Lenten devotional practices rooted in wilderness Scripture. This Sunday, we will learn about the practice of lectio divina from Deacon Abby Ferjak.   

And come be part of our midweek Lent Bible Study! We will continue our exploration of the Israelites 40 years in the wilderness at 6pm Mondays in Spanish, and 7pm Wednesdays in English. Come join us.
Holy Week 2018
All Are Welcome.

Palm Sunday, March 25 
9am & 11am (English) 
12:30pm (Spanish)

Maundy Thursday, March 29 
7:30pm (English)

Good Friday, March 30
12noon (Children and Families)
3pm (Spanish)
7:30pm (English) 

Easter Vigil, March 31
8pm (English) 

Easter Sunday Celebration, April 1
9am & 11am (English) 
12:30pm (Spanish)

Join the Advent Chorale for Easter
Interested in singing with our Advent Chorale? Want to join in time for Easter morning? You can!

Come to rehearsal on Thursday, March 22, at 7:30pm and then on Easter morning at 10:10am. The Chorale will be doing a simpler anthem by Handel that will be lively and fun to sing (with organ and trumpet), so it's a comfortable and fun way to start if you are interested in joining.
Advocacy: Faith In Action

This past Sunday,  members of our congregation wrote to congressional representatives calling for gun control legislation.  Advocacy work puts faith in action as we stand with our sisters and brothers here in the United States and around the world.  Interested in taking the next step?  Call your Senators and Representatives and ask them to protect the most vulnerable in our society from gun violence.  Click here and enter your zip code to find your representatives and click here to find contact information for Senators Gillibrand and Schumer. 
Dedicating Easter Lilies
An Easter Lily is a wonderful way to celebrate God's creation while honoring or remembering loved ones or an occasion. Lilies are $20 each. They are potted plants, so each has several flowers. If you would like to give an Easter Lily in honor/memory of a person or occasion, you can do so on our website.
Ministry Highlights: Advent's Prayer Ministry

The Advent Prayer Ministry is comprised of members and friends of our congregation who are committed to lifting up in prayer the concerns, challenges, hopes, and thanks of any and all who request it. Prayer requests come to the ministry via email or telephone, through the Advent website, and also through personal contacts. Prayer requests are shared through email and are kept confidential among ministry members. If you would like to be part of this important ministry or have a prayer request, please contact Kathleen Carpenter at or by calling 212-362-2338.  For this ministry, we give thanks.

                                "Let my prayer rise up like incense......" Psalm 141
News to Celebrate!

Advent Lutheran Church just received a
2018 ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grant!   

Working with and through ELCA Lutheran congregations, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Lutheran churches overseas and other partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy,  ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.  ELCA World Hunger is a ministry supported by Advent's gifts and offerings.  Thank you for being part of this ministry that makes a big difference in the world!  For more information go to 
Lutheran Magazine
Did you know we have a magazine? And, it's actually really good.

Lutheran Magazine is an awesome monthly resource with devotions, news, stories, and more from pastors and ministries throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and partners around the world. Through our congregational subscription, you're able to get Lutheran Magazine sent right to your home each month for free as a member of our congregation. If you aren't currently getting it and would like to, let us know.
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!
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This Sunday | Mar 4
Gospel | Matthew 4:1-11 (focus on verses 8-11)
Preaching | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Frank Martignetti
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Conversation | "Lectio Divina." Led by  Deacon Abby Ferjak. Meets at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall.
Advent Poetry Reading | Meets after 11am worship in the hall. Bring your own poems, a poem you love, or simply enjoy the readings! 
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