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Advent Announcements
July 28, 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.  

Summer Sunday School Teachers needed for Fall
Do you enjoy working with kids and helping them grow in their faith? We are looking for volunteers to serve as Sunday School teachers for our youth at Advent.
Responsibilities include:
· Preparing weekly lessons centered on God’s Word
· Instructing students on Sundays between the early and late services   (9:30-10:30am)
· Promoting the spiritual growth and wellbeing of students by developing personal relationships and by Biblical instruction
· Regularly participating in workshops to increase Biblical knowledge, teaching skills and access to resources
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Probst at

Save the Date!
Annual Advent Church Picnic and Rally Day - Sunday, September 8
Join us under the tent for good food and fellowship with our Advent family.  More details to come from the Fellowship Committee in the next few weeks.  Sign up sheets to help with food will be available soon.
Save the Date!
Advent GOLF OUTING - Sunday, September 15

Brookshire Golf Club is the place to be with all your golfing buddies – members, families and friends! $65 per person; $250 for 2 adults and 2 children. Dinner provided with prizes awarded after play. Proceeds to benefit the Advent Heritage Youth Tour in 2021. Register online by August 25th  (Forms are also available in Narthex.)
High School Youth Nights!
Do you have a desire to help with youth activities? In late August or early September, we will begin having weekly gatherings on Wednesday evenings for our high school youth. It will be a time to get together for devotion/bible study and enjoy some relaxing fellowship. We need volunteers willing to be facilitators. Materials will be provided, and pastors Mackay and Grady will also be involved. Please contact pastor Grady if you are willing to help engage our youth!
Dear 2019-20 Confirmation Class Parents,
As you think of your fall schedules please note, Confirmation Class will be moving to WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 7-8:30 p.m. We will begin in the sanctuary at 7pm for a devotion or prayer service. The reason for the change is a longer-term goal of having a regular Wednesday evening service followed by other activities, including confirmation. We will also be having our high school youth gather on this evening for bible study/devotions and fellowship.

Video Tech Helpers Needed
We have been blessed to receive some gifts that will help make some technological improvements to our church. The goal is to enhance our teaching and reach those who may not be able to attend church on a regular basis.  We have a quote for presentation screens in fellowship hall with a camera there, in the library and the sanctuary. We seek members who have experience in this area to examine the proposal and look at other options that might be more economical. You might have some working knowledge of these types of system, professionally at work, currently working with them in high school or college, or simply be a computer or video hobbyist. We hope to find a group of knowledgeable volunteers that will work as a team, to build out a solution at considerable savings vs. paying a professional to do the work. If you are willing to help, please contact the office to let us know your experience and interest.  Thank you! 

Back to School Donations for LCFS
Even though it seems like school just ended for summer vacation, school will begin on August 5th for school-aged residents at Lutheran Child & Family Services (LCFS). The Mission Board would like to ask for donations of school supplies to get them started. There are TWO lists. The first has items that they always need and use frequently. The second has items that they CANNOT use.  

Composition notebooks (WITHOUT spiral binding)
Loose leaf paper (wide ruled and college ruled)
Colored pencils
Folders WITHOUT prongs
Index cards
Spiral-bound notebooks
Handheld pencil sharpeners
Metal compasses
Ink pens, gel pens, or any pens
Hard plastic rules or rulers with metal edges (flexible plastic rulers are okay).
Please deposit your donations in the Grocery Cart in the narthex.   

Midweek Adult Bible Study
Come join us in the Advent Library this summer on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  All are welcome and there is no need to sign up.**  College students who are home for the summer are most welcome to attend as are high school students whose schedule is more flexible. We have been reading the book of Isaiah over the past few months. Hope to see some of you there!

SPECIAL DATES TO CELEBRATE  this week – July 28th - August 3rd      

Member Birthdays                              
7/27 David Longworth
7/27 Selena Morales
7/27 Gina Pruis
7/29 Zoe Magill
7/29 Jason Muhl
7/31 Adam Schmenk
8/01 Max Fiene
8/01 Heidi Thayer
8/02 Anne Hauser-Harris
8/03 Laurie Elmore
8/03 Jim Fremder 
Member Baptism Anniversaries  
7/28 Ethan Alldredge
7/28 Jamie Brown
7/30 Jennifer Brown
7/30 Claire Comer
7/30 Lloyd Graves, Jr.
7/30 Rita Graves
7/30 Jonathan Grubaums
7/30 David Tonak
7/31 Mark Harris
7/31 Tamyra Irving
8/02 Daniel Lah
8/02 Emmeline McFarlane
8/02 Michael Roberts
8/03 Ashley McFarlane
8/03 Julie Mitchell
Member Wedding Anniversaries
7/29 Robert & Jiaxin Oakley
7/30 Donn & Dorothy Kaupke
7/30 Andrew & Heidi Thayer
7/31 Kevin & Deb Trewartha 
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!

Servers – Sun., August 4th – 8:15 a.m.
Acolyte          Christian Brown    
Crucifer         OPEN
Altar Guild     Brittney-Shea Herbert, Laurel Steffes      
Elder             Pete  Dooms
Greeter         Jim Kranich
Ushers          Chris Colson, Jim Fremder, Gordon Colson                     
Servers – Sun., July 28th  – 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte          Wyatt Gasche      
Crucifer         Anna Frey
Altar Guild     Donna Konradi, Tonya Latimer
Elder              Pete Miller
Greeters        John & Janet Bergman       
Ushers           Tim Magill, Gene Konradi, Rick Cramer       

Call for Ushers
If you’ve ever thought about serving our congregation in some capacity, why not consider being on one of our usher teams? We need FOUR  additional members to usher for the late service. If interested in serving, please contact the Advent office at 317.873.6318 or  Thank you!
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.

Lost & Found!
Looking for something?  If you think you may have left a personal item at church, please check the Lost & Found box on the small table to the right of the sanctuary entrance. There are a few pairs of sunglasses, a baby doll, two umbrellas, a child's dump truck, reading glasses, a beaded bracelet and what looks to be a house key! Come claim your item today!
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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