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Ash Wednesday

Centuries of Tradition Experienced in a Moment of Grace

Drive Up Ashes

Wednesday, February 14

11:00 am – 1:00 pm


3660 Kenny Road

Columbus, Ohio 43220

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Worship Service

In-Person & Online

7:00 pm

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The Season of Lent

Reconnect & Deepen Your Faith through Community and Spiritual Practices

Jesus' life journey was in community. Yours was meant to be too.

We're meant to be close to God, care for each other, and take good care of the world around us. The season of Lent reminds us that it is not just about doing things on our own; it's also a time to grow closer to God, creation, and each other and God has given us the church to be a support group of friends who can encourage, learn, and grow with and through one another.

After all, a long time ago, the church used this time of 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays) to help new people learn about Jesus. Everyone helped out, and it made the whole church stronger and closer to each other and to God.

This year, we're going to listen to stories from Mark's Gospel in the Bible to think about what it means to be a good friend and community member. We'll listen to stories, sing songs, and say prayers. Each week, we'll also find faithful and fun ways to be a good community together, just like the stories suggest.

Let's come together this Lent to learn more about how we are Created for Community, which will help us grow closer to God and each other along the way.


Themes and Scripture for Each Week

  • ▶️ Ash Wednesday, February 14 - In Community with Our Humanity Psalm 51:1-17 A profound plea for mercy and cleansing 

  • ▶️ February 21 - In community with creationMark 4:35-41 Jesus calms a storm

  • ▶️ February 28 - In community with all the saintsMark 9:2-8 Jesus is in conversation with those who have gone before him

  • ▶️ March 6 - In community with our neighbor, Mark 2:1-12 A community comes together to bring a neighbor to Jesus

  • ▶️ March 13 - In community with those on the marginsMark 5:1-20 Jesus crosses barriers to attend to those on the margins

  • ▶️ March 20 - In community with ChristMark 10:32-45 Jesus reminds us that we are walking the way of the cross

  • ▶️ Palm Sunday, March 24 - In community with the KingMark 14:1-15:47 Jesus enters Jerusalem as the anticipated king

  • ▶️ Maundy Thursday, March 28 - In community at the TableJohn 13:1-17, 31b-35 The bond and the intimacy of the Last Supper

  • ▶️ Good Friday, March 29 - In community at the Foot of the CrossJohn 18:1-19:42 The ground is level for ALL at the foot of the cross

Ash Wednesday

Worship Wednesday

@ 11:45 am

Drive over to our sister church,

Holy Trinity Lutheran

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for a midday worship service followed by a free soup lunch!

The same message will be preached by the same person at the evening worship.

Soup Supper

@ 6:30 pm 

Come over to AdventELC

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for a free Soup Supper.

There will be a variety of offerings, and if soup is not your favorite, we have items for you to make yourself a sandwich. Water, Lemonade , and table setting provided.

Worship Wednesday

@ 7:00 pm

Stay in your seat after you eat or come at 7:00pm for worship as our evening continues in the Fellowship Hall. This worship will be LIVE STREAMED and the same message will be preached by the same person as the afternoon worship.

Worship Wednesdays

Join us in this most holy time of the year as we remember and reflect

on what it took for God to save us from our sins...

the suffering, death and resurrection

of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Holy Week


March 24 | 8:30 & 11am

We start off the week of Jesus' death, Holy Week, with a palm procession, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. 

Holy week continues and will culminate in the celebration of the Three Days of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.


Come to experience and hear the story of the suffering, betrayal, and death of Jesus.

You cannot have resurrection without death.

Maunday Thursday

March 28 at 7pm

At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.

Good Friday

March 29 at 7pm

Join us for very special and meaningful Tenebrae service. Hear the last words of Christ. Hear the sacrifice God made so that we can be free from sin, death, and the power of evil.





March 30

starting at 11:00am

All children ages 1-10 are invited to join in the fun and joy of the upcoming Easter resurrection celebration!
Candy, stories, a puppet show

crafts and games are all part of this don't miss morning!

Easter Egg Hunt


March 31



Join us for a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the dead!
Holy Communion is offered and so is an opportunity to make an
Affirmation of Baptism!



Bring the whole family and feast on food and fellowship with us!

Freewill offering will be taken
Gluten free options available



Join us for a celebration of Jesus' resurrection from the dead!
Holy Communion is offered and so is an opportunity to make an
Affirmation of Baptism!


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