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Advent Announcements
October 13, 2019

 Welcome to Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church!

Sunday Services at Advent are held at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. with Bible study and Sunday School at 9:30. Communion is  offered at both services. Please refer to the Sunday bulletin for information about our communion policy.  
FALL BREAK – This coming week Advent School will be on Fall Break. 
The Wednesday Evening Prayer Service and Wednesday evening activities
will NOT take place on October 16th.

Book Club
We will be reading "The Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman for our next book club discussion.  It will be at the home of Linda Harris, 8327 Spring Ridge Lane, Indianapolis, on Thursday, October 17th at 7 p.m.

Advent Greeters – New Sign-up Process

A new process for you to sign up to serve as greeters to welcome people to Advent’s church services is now in place.  You may sign up using a new online form which will e-mail you a reminder,  If you do not have access to the internet, simply call the office to arrange a date to serve as a greeter.   

2019 Brat Trot – Saturday, October 19th
The Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terre Haute is sponsoring their 3rd annual 5K event on October 19. Three races will be included for those who participate:  Beer Challenge 5K, Regular 5K and a 1 mile Walk/Run. For more details and to register, go to

Boone County Right to Life Fall Banquet
The local Boone Co. Right to Life is holding a Fall Banquet on Saturday, October 26 at The Cedars Activity Center in Lebanon, IN.  The event will be catered by L.A. Café of Whitestown, IN.  Tickets are $25 per person for adults, $15 for students, or $200 for a table of eight. If interested, please see flyer on library bulletin board, which gives instructions on how to register to attend this fundraising event to preserve the lives of the unborn.

New Carpet!
Thank you to those who have been involved in the selection and installation of the new carpet squares that are now gracing our hall outside the library and classrooms.  The remaining old Narthex and hallway carpet will be replaced with the new design in the coming months.
The Board of Trustees

USHERS Wanted – Volunteer ushers needed to serve on Sunday, November 24th LATE service and Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, 10:00 a.m. service.  Please contact the office at 317.873.6318 or Also, we need of 3 ushers to serve as “Team 6” for the late service (only).  If you have thought of becoming an usher, these voluntary slots in November are a great way to see if it is a good fit for you.  😊  Thank you!

This Week on Advent’s Calendar
10/14    Monday           7:00 pm            Advent Council Meeting
10/15    Tuesday          6:45 pm            Choir Practice
10/16   Wednesday     9:30 am            Adult Bible Study
10/16    Wednesday – no Evening Prayer Service or Evening activities – Fall Break

SPECIAL DATES TO CELEBRATE  this week –   September 22nd - September 28th

Member Birthdays                              
10/13 Lisa Anderson
10/13 Jerry Munk
10/13 Jacob Pruis
10/13 Mason Redman
10/14 Rick Brown
10/14 Jacob Fiene
10/14 Kelsey Harris
10/15 Clint Harris
10/16 Peter Dooms
10/16 Craig Evans
10/16 Mike Gentry
10/17 Jena Mackay
10/17 Benjamin Pitre

Member Baptism Anniversaries  
10/15 Mary Davis
10/15 Melissa Lah
10/16 Jackson Kazmierczak
10/16 Abigail Klemsz
10/19 Benjamin Klemsz

Member Wedding Anniversaries
10/13 Larry & Yvonne Higashi
10/14 Darrell & Jill Williams

Advent Member looking for help finding housing near church
We have a member of the congregation who desires to live closer to church, in the Carmel or east Zionsville area. She is looking for efficiency style quarters to rent long term.  Ideally it would be a guest / in-law suite, with separate entrance, in a larger house. Other possibilities include an apartment, or small, cottage type of house.  It only needs to be one bedroom, one bath and an efficiency kitchen.  She is working, has good credit and is looking to spend $600 - $700 per month.  If you have such a space available or know of someone who does, please contact the church office and we will connect both parties. Thank you!

Record of Fellowship
IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Please be sure to record the names of each member of your family who attends services by using the red “Record of Fellowship” book in your pew. Each instance of attendance is recorded in our database so we can accurately report annual attendance to the English District of the LCMs. If your ‘red book’ needs attention, please place it on the table in the Narthex so the attendance sheet or pencil can be replaced.  Thank you!

Issues, Etc.
is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  Featuring encore podcasts by Dr. Norman Nagel at
Next week on, begin a new mini-series on Sharper Iron in Amos titled "The Day Is Surely Drawing Near" (weekdays at 8:00 a.m. CT), study Isaiah 21-25 on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11:00 a.m. CT), and hear about a mental health topic on Mental Health Mondays on The Coffee Hour (10/14 at 9:00 a.m. CT). Find your favorite podcasts, including the new Lutheran Ladies' Lounge, at or on your podcast app!

Servers – Sun., October 20 – 8:15 a.m.
Acolyte          Anneliese Kazmierczak
Crucifer         Jack Kazmierczak
Altar Guild     Jennifer Dorantes, Judy Dorantes
Elder              Steve Vogtman
Greeters        Jim & Sharon Baumgardt   
Ushers           Larry Irving, Bob Gasper, Joel Davis
Coffee            Travis & Jennifer Cummings           

Servers – Sun., October 20  – 10:45 a.m. 
Acolyte          Audrey Cummings   
Crucifer         Evan Cummings
Altar Guild     Margaret Halvorsen, Debbie Grady
Elder             Bob McCain
Greeter         Amanda Probst
Ushers          Tim Magill, Gene Konradi, Rick Cramer
                      and guest usher, Brett Scrogham
Large Format Bulletins
For those in the congregation who may be prefer a larger typeface to read, there are now four binders, located in back of the last row of center pews, which have today’s bulletin, propers, divine service and announcements provided in a larger font.  If you use the binders, please re-place them after each service so others may use.
For those with hearing loss 
REMINDER:  Advent has a hearing assist system available in the narthex (on the credenza to the right as you enter the church). Each receiver has an over-the-ear speaker and two headphone jacks, which allows the device to be shared by a couple, if necessary. The receivers with an almost round button on the front pick up two channels.  Channel "A" is for Fellowship Hall and "E" is for the Sanctuary.  One receiver -- two locations.  Just press the small button on the front to switch between them depending where you are. If you have questions, please see an usher or Pastor Grady.  

Read this Sunday's bulletin from a link on our homepage!


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