April 5, 2018
Happy Easter!
During Lent, we were challenged by the realities of climate change and by our own attempts to reduce our carbon footprint. In the resurrection of Easter, we find hope.

Update from Council
A letter to all Advent members about Council update meetings this year.

In this letter to the congregation, our Council President, David Richards, shares important updates responding to January's annual meeting and current developments.

If you are interested in participating in upcoming conversations and decisions, there are some important dates to put on your calendar. Please take a moment to read the letter at the link below.
Read the Letter
Ministry Highlight: Navajo Lutheran Mission
More than sixty years ago Lutheran Christian missionaries arrived in Rock Point, AZ, a remote, isolated village near the Four Corners area where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. They were leased 5 acres of land on which to build the Mission. The original goals stated on the lease included starting a medical center, a mechanic shop, a radio station and a Christian boarding school. The very first building on this land was a combined church, clinic and two apartments built in early 1954.

Today Rock Point is a gas station and convenience store, a Laundromat and post office, High School, a Chapter House and Senior Center –and 3000 people living on the land in family clans. Food and medical services are still more than 50 miles away and general shopping 115 miles away in New Mexico. The Mission campus provides a charter school site for K-6th grade for 70 children, a Private Christian Kindergarten, Health Clinic “Wellness Center”, and an ELCA congregation, the House of Prayer.

Advent's association with the Mission started in the 1990s when the aunt of former Advent member Yvonne Weidmann encouraged the church's participation in outreach to the Mission. In 2012  a group of Adventonians undertook a mission trip to the Rock Point with Kathleen Carpenter who was a NELM board member at the time. The needs of the Mission and the community it serves remain great.
Get Funding for Mission at Advent
This Sunday, learn how you can easily get a $250 Action Grant for mission & ministry at Advent. 

This Sunday, April 8 | 10:10am & 12:10am downstairs

Join us this Sunday in learning from William O'Doherty from Thrivent about their Action Grants. By becoming a Thrivent member for only $30/year, you can get a $250 yearly Action Grant for a ministry project of your choosing!

Have an idea for something to try at Advent? Want to support an existing ministry? Becoming a Thrivent member and getting an Action Grant is a great way to do it. Join us this Sunday in learning how and taking advantage of this great ministry opportunity.
Carbon Fast Devotion Archive
If you want to re-watch, catch up on, share, or just check out the Carbon Fast daily devotion videos and e-letters we shared throughout Lent, we've put them all together on our website.
Local Partners Supporting Our Food Pantry
After volunteering, these students at Trinity School put on a bake sale to raise money for our Food Pantry. They raised enough to cover the costs of running the Food Pantry for one month! We're so grateful for their support.

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 | April 8
Gospel | John 20:19-31
Preaching | Deacon Ross Murray at 9am & 11am worship in English, and Pastor Gary at 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Presiding | Pastor Gary at 9am & 11am worship in English, and 12:30pm worship in Spanish
Music Minister | Michelle Alvarado
Sunday School | Meets at 10:05am in the sanctuary
Adult Conversation | Meets at 10:10am in the community hall downstairs. This Sunday, come learn how you can get an Action Grant from Thrivent.
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