Advent

and Christmas

 Welcome to Advent. Welcome to the church and the season.

Advent is a season of active waiting, preparing, and of new beginnings.

This is the PERFECT season to come and find out and be renewed by what Jesus and the Christian faith is all about.

Christmas is about God's love and salvation in Jesus Christ coming to us, in a manger and every day.

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Over the four weeks before Christmas, also known as the season of Advent, Pastor Aaron Layne will help us unwrap the gifts of Christmas as we journey through the Advent season. It is our chance to listen to the stories, to remember the true meaning of Christmas, to wait in expectation for the arrival of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. The point is not to get rid of the trappings and traditions and celebrations all around us but to take a purposeful journey through them to more deeply experience the gifts of Christmas: hope, love, peace, and joy.

 Sundays in December

8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Over the four weeks before Christmas, also known as the season of Advent, Pastor Aaron Layne will help us unwrap the gifts of Christmas as we journey through the Advent season. It is our chance to listen to the stories, to remember the true meaning of Christmas, to wait in expectation for the arrival of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. The point is not to get rid of the trappings and traditions and celebrations all around us but to take a purposeful journey through them to more deeply experience the gifts of Christmas: hope, love, peace, and joy!

Christmas Eve

Family Friendly Service

4:30pm

"COME TO THE MANGER"

 
This service is child-centered and parent friendly!

Designed especially for families with young children; worship features the Christmas story plainly and simply told amid the singing of familiar carols.  Children are key participants during the worship service as they get to choose which character in the
Christmas story they want to play (or not :-D) and come up and help tell the story of
the birth of Jesus!

 

Worship is enhanced with Holy Communion and a kid-friendly way to celebrate with "light."

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

7:00pm

You, your family and friends

are invited to a

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service here at Advent.

There will be a message, Christmas music, Holy Communion, and the lighting of of candles as we sing together Silent Night

We hope you will join us for this special worship service that celebrates the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

live nativity

December 2, 5pm

An evening full of carols, cookies, and Christmas!

This annual free event is fun for the whole family.

You can dress up and be a part of the Nativity scene, stay in and sing along with carols, hear the Singing Buckeyes, and join in as we all sing the Hallelujah Chorus!

Blue

Christmas

December 15

at 7:00 p.m.

While the radio sings that "It's the most wonderful time of the year" for many people who are suffering from grief, health, and other issues the days aren’t so merry and bright. 

At this worship service we create space to bring our suffering and pain and here the good news of the One who came down to meet us where we are and show us the love of God in the midst of it all.

Christmas Eve Schedule

We hope to see you

at one of our

Christmas Eve

Worship Services!

 

4:30pm Family Friendly service with Holy Communion

 

7:00pm Traditional Candlelight service with Holy Communion

Lessons

& carols

December 30

at 10:30am

On Sunday, December 30 we will have one worship service only and it is one that you don't want to miss!

Come and continue the Christmas celebration as we sing a great many of your favorite Christmas carols while hearing God's Word and celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion!

advent tea

December 9
2pm

Ladies are invited to come together for a short, quiet service which will consist of seasonal music, readings and a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child.

Following the service will be a time of fellowship, tea and cookies in the Fellowship Hall.

A free will offering will be taken for Lutheran World Relief.

Mitten tree

All Advent Long!

The mitten tree provides hats, gloves and mittens for students at Columbus Middle Schools, many of those students who walk to school are in need of warm accessories during the winter months. All sizes and types of hats, gloves and mittens are appreciated. 

 

Contact Jennifer Parker if you have any questions.

Congregation Christmas Cards

Now until 2019

Save a stamp and spread some cheer!
The middle & high school students of AdventELC invite you to share Christmas Cards with each other, minus the postage!
Simply drop your Christmas cards in the special box in the narthex with the name(s) of Advent members written on the front and the youth will alphabetize the cards and have them ready for pickup the following Sunday!
Even if you don't drop off cards be sure to check the table to see if we have any for you!

Christmas with the Staff

December 19

6:00 - 8:00pm

On Wednesday, December 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., the staff of Advent will be leading a night of fun for your kids (potty trained - 5th grade)! There will be games and crafts, singing and a Christmas story, and a cookie to decorate! This will allow the parents to do some last minute shopping, take a nap or have that special date.

Sign up in the Narthex today!

Cookie Mission Project

December 21

3:30 -7:00 pm

Calling all 6-12 Grade Youth!
We've decorated hundreds of cookies...now it's time to deliver them!

 

Join us as we travel to four area nursing homes to sing carols, give cookies, and share the Christ of Christmas!

Address:

3660 Kenny Road

Columbus, OH  43220

secy@adventelc.org
Tel: 614-451-3639
Fax: 614-451-0322

© 2019 Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church

Member of the ELCA

About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.5 million members in more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the Bible and the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther.

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