August 6, 2018
"We would much rather 'do' than 'be.' Yet it's in taking a break that we get the space to see what's important."

Pastor Gary said this in his sermon at Advent on July 23, responding to the Gospel reading where Jesus invites his disciples to, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest awhile."

Rest is important, and we can create small moments of rest even in the midst of busy days. It's in this spirit we're beginning a series of mini-meditations during August.

Try the one-minute meditation below. And if you could use a longer time of rest and reflection this August, check out our Annual Congregational Retreat on August 24-26 and consider joining us.
One-Minute Meditation
Close your eyes. Breath in. Breath out. 

Slowly repeat these words:

Peace be still and know that I am God.
Peace be still and know that I am.
Peace be still and know that.
Peace be still and know.
Peace be still and...
Peace be still.
Peace be.

Pause. Breath in. Breath out. 
Mental Health First Aid Training
Tuesday, August 21 | 9am-5pm | Advent Lutheran Church

Have you ever interacted with a person you thought might have mental health or substance abuse issues, and felt like you could have handled the situation better? We are hosting a full-day Mental Health First Aid training led by Thrive NYC on Tuesday, August 21.

ThriveNYC is an unprecedented commitment by the City of New York to create a mental health system that works for everyone. By participating in this training, we at Advent can respond to God's call to love all our neighbors by learning how to better understand and respond to people with mental health issues.

*In the registration portal, first select "Adult Mental Health First Aid - English" and then in the next screen, select "Advent Lutheran Church" as the location.
Additional Upcoming Classes
Youth Mental Health First Aid | Wednesday, September 26 | 9am-5pm

Adult Mental Health First Aid - Spanish | October 20 | 9am-5pm
Ways to Connect During Summer Travels
Sunday Singers
Sunday, August 19 | 10:15am | The Sanctuary

All are welcome to join Sunday Singers' one-time rehearsal at 10:15am and sing in 11am worship on Sunday, August 19. Come learn a new song and sing with new and old friends.
School Supply Drive
Distribution Thursday, August 9 | 6:30pm

Our annual School Supply Drive is next week! If you are interested in volunteering, please arrive at 5:30pm/6pm to package and hand out school supplies. If you would like to donate school supplies, learn more about what you can bring to Advent here.
Next Week: Pub Theology
Tuesday, August 7 | 7-9pm | Ellington in the Park 

Do you find parts of the Bible that confuse you? Do you find different parts of the Bible seem to contradict each other? Do you have other questions and uncertainties about our faith and the Church?

Join us for our discussion, "Questioning Faith," over a round of cold brews at Ellington in the Park.

Ellington in the Park is located inside Riverside Park at approx. 105th Street. (Enter the park at 103rd) View map >
Council Meeting Minutes
The minutes from Council's most recent meeting on Wednesday, July 18 are up on our website.

Wondering who makes up our Council? Learn more here >
4 Ways You Can Support Our Ministry this Summer
Our weekly offerings typically dip in the summer months, while many people in our congregation are away. However, we know steady income contributes to a better budget and healthier church.

You can support our ministry from wherever you are during the summer in any of these four easy ways. You might be surprised by how quick and simple they are.
Learn How
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, August 12
Gospel | John 6:35, 41-51
Preaching | Pastor Danielle at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Dcn. Carlos at 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Michele Alvarado
Baptism | Danielle Torres 11am
Sunday School | Off for the summer, and returning in September!
Adult Conversation | Continuing our summer-long study of the book of Acts. Meets at 10:10am in the community hall downstairs.
Lunch & a Movie | Hosted by our Adventurous Adventonians at 12:15pm in the community hall downstairs
Make a general donation to our church quickly and simply online. Thank you for your faithful generosity.
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