January 30, 2017
 
 
 
A New Year of Ministry
 
 
 
 
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday.

The congregation members gathered thoughtfully reviewed and discussed the matters on the agenda. Many had also attended the Programs Informational Meeting and Finance Information Meeting the two preceding Sundays. They voted to pass our 2017 Budget; to elect Norma Martin, Tanya Kent, Miriam Sitz, and Michael Hammett to the Congregational Council; to call Carlos López and Adolfo Ramírez as non-stipendiary Synodically Rostered Deacons to Advent; and to elect the following people for next year's Nominating Committee: Tanya Kent, Adolfo Ramírez, Susan Elliott-Bocassi, Damaris Maclean, Deacon Carlos López, and Rose Tresgallo.

Now we look forward to another year of worshiping together, growing in faith with each other, and serving each other and our neighbors near and far.

If you have a follow-up thought to our meeting or about the coming year, send us a note here, and we'll make sure it gets to the right pastor, staff member, or ministry leader.
 
 
 
 
 
Advocacy Alert
 
 
 
 
Last week the President issued an executive order banning refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. The National Council of Churches USA and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service are calling upon the faith community to rally to the side of our brothers and sisters from these countries, most of whom are Muslim. To add your name to a petition stating opposition to any plans to stop refugee resettlement, and learn about other actions you can take in support of immigrants and refugees, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
Here We Stand (And Sing!)
 
 
 
 
Join us in commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by raising our voices at our Reformation Hymn Sing at 7pm on Wednesday, February 22. As if he hadn’t already done enough, Martin Luther also wrote the words and music to a great many hymns, and they will be the feature of our Hymn Sing. Our selection of Luther’s hymns will focus on his understanding of the Apostle's Creed. Join us singing, celebrating, and reflecting on Luther’s reformative understanding of God’s Word that laid the foundation for this wonderful faith community we are blessed with today.
 
 
 
 
 
The Chili Cook-Off is Back!
 
 
 
 
We’re bringing back our tradition of a Chili Cook-Off as a special coffee time after 11am worship on Sunday, February 26. This year it will double as a Mardi Gras celebration, too! To enter your chili or help out, contact Maura Rosado at maurarosado@gmail.com. All are invited to enjoy a warm bowl (or bowls) of chili, and fun fellowship.
 
 
 
 
 
Two Ways to Continue Learning About Luther
 
 
 
 
There’s still time to join our three-part book study on “The Forgotton Luther: Reclaiming the Social-Economic Dimension of the Reformation” led by Pastor Sudbrock! Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesdays, February 1 and 8 for fellowship and discussion about this riveting book written largely in recognition of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Even if you haven't started reading the book yet, you are welcome to join the discussion and pick up a copy at the next meeting.

On Sunday mornings in February, you can also join Pastor Sudbrock for a 4-week study on Luther's Small Catechism during the Adult Conversation hour at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall.
 
 
 
 
 
A Look Ahead to Lent
 
 
 
 
Ash Wednesday is just over a month away on Wednesday, March 1. We'll have special worship services at 12pm and 7:30pm in English, and 6pm in Spanish. We invite you to worship with us and be marked with a cross of ashes.

Beginning Wednesday, March 8, our Wednesday Evening Worship services return for the Lenten Season at 7pm. A change from the Advent Season, these midweek worship services will begin at 7pm, and we’ll also have a Soup Supper before at 6pm in the basement fellowship hall. Join us each Wednesday for fellowship around warm soup, and a Taize-style worship service drawing us into meditation and reflection for Lent. If you are willing to cook soup for one our suppers, sign up here.
 
 
 
 
 
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 February!
 
 
View our full Ministry Calendar
 
 
 
This Sunday
 
 
 
 
Gospel | Matthew 5:13-20: Jesus teaches about salt and light.
Preaching | Deacon Ross Murray at 9am & 11 worship in English, and Pastor Mills at 12:45pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Ann at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Mills at12:45pm in Spanish
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Advent Chorale | Sings at 11am worship
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Conversation | Meets at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall for week one of a 4-week study on Luther's Small Catechism, led by Pastor Sudbrock
Congregational Lunch | Join us for a delicious lunch prepared by members of our Latino Community at 1:30pm in the basement fellowship hall
 
 
 
 
 
Giving
 
 
 
 
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Our Mission of the Month for February is Koinonia Camp and Retreat Center. Located about two hours upstate in the Catskills, Koinonia is a Lutheran ministry Advent has partnered with since its beginnings in 1959. Today Koinonia is instrumental in connecting and strengthening congregations in the Metro NY region. We have our Congregational Retreat there every year. Learn more about Koinonia on their website.
 
 
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