Worship services will be online until we are safely able to meet together again. Click on Facebook Logo below to reach Advent's Facebook page for the live services. Links to PDF files for the Sunday bulletin and lessons will be in the What's New section below and on the 9:30 AM Worship Page.
After each worship service is recorded, we will also add it to the Worship Videos page under the Worship Tab.
TO ADVENT LUTHERAN CHURCH
"So that all may know Christ's love"
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Join us on Sunday for Outdoor In-Person Worship OR Live-Streamed Online Worship!
Sunday Morning Worship - 9:30 a.m. September 27th Bulletin
The service can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/adventwestminsterco/ . Or you may access it through a on our website after the service over.
After the 9:30 service, join us for coffee hour via zoom! Contact Pastor Barb if you need the link.
September Calendar (Click here to see it)
Our Outdoor Worship went well and we are ready to open this up weekly!
With the beautiful weather, we feel that we have a short amount of time to worship together outside before it starts to get cold.
Starting this Sunday, September 6, we will be holding outdoor worship EVERY SUNDAY at 9:30 am. for the month of September. We will send an email around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning if we need to cancel due to weather. That would bring our worship indoors, which only allows us a small amount of people to attend.
We will be live streaming the services again on Facebook Live (hopefully our connections keep) but you can still obtain the recordings in the afternoons on Sunday at www.adventwestminster.org if you would prefer.
Given our circumstance, you may not get a chance to meet our new Vicar Paul Larson, so we went ahead and had him answer some questions so you can get to know a little more about him! Vicar Paul Interview
God's Work, Our Hand's Community Food Drive was a great success! We were hoping for a pickup truck full of donations and instead we filled TWO pickup trucks and a small SUV with the donations for Growing Home. Wahoo! Well done Advent Lutheran Church and surrounding neighborhood!
The amount above doesn’t include the bakery items that Pastor Rich brought on Saturday that was left over from his Food distribution. Half of the bakery items we took to Growing Home (who could only take that much because they have limited perishable food storage). So we took the remainder of the bakery items to Arvada Mission at The Rising Church in Old Town Arvada. Both Growing Home and Arvada Mission were very grateful for the donations given to them.
A message from the Finance Committee:
Thank you for your unwavering support of our work together! Building on a quote from our Treasurer: we are "so pleased to report that our income has remained steady during these unsteady times." General fund giving through June and July was at or slightly above budget allowing us to meet all financial obligations including Synod Benevolence. The Seventh Day Adventists, Silver Strings and Cocaine Addicts Anonymous continued their financial contributions. We continue to monitor expenses closely and remain under budget for the year.
Looking ahead, we have accrued enough eligible expenses to apply for full forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program loan we received in May and will begin this process in the next few weeks. Given the immediate and long term need to strengthen our online and social media outreach, we made a recommendation to the Advent Council to allocate up to $3,000 to fund a social media/technology coordinator for the remainder of this year. The Council agreed that this amount is well within our budget for the year and approved the recommendation at their meeting on August 11th. The Stewardship team plans to include this position as a ministry initiative for the 2021 budget.
Again thank you for your continued support as we work together to strengthen our ministry in these challenging times.
Respectfully, Advent Finance Team
If you attend services when they are being recorded, the below information will be given to you. The CRT (Corona Response Team) has put this together to share the expectations that are set. We believe the safety of everyone is of the utmost concern even as we are back to worshiping in small groups. If you have any concerns, please let us know!
Visitor Information for those Attending Services
Thank you for attending today. We don’t anticipate an issue but if for some reason we are at our limit of attendees please understand we may not be able to admit you.
It is imperative that in order to allow people to worship that we follow all State and local guidelines. Please follow all of the directions of the usher.
The Usher will meet you and/or your group at the door.
1. Maintain 6 feet distancing between groups at all times, including while waiting to enter and during exiting.
2. Advent will follow the RMS guidelines.
3. We must use 6 feet of distancing from non-household members
4. All participants MUST wear masks (even if distanced) the entire time except communion
5. Please sit in the area designated by the usher (the usher will get your input), and follow all usher requests. The usher will take them to their seats.
7. Non-household members (friends) must still sit socially distanced even if they are both ok with it.
8. No mingling without distancing.
9. No “passing the peace” except with household members.
10. The Usher will either have you sign in or create their own list for Contact Tracing.
11. Please wait for the Usher to dismiss you and/or your group.
12. Groups should exit and leave the church with minimum interaction and maintain distancing and wearing of masks.
Now hiring! The Worship and Music team has a couple of vacancies we’d like to fill. If your favorite hymns don’t get enough air time, this is YOUR team! If you’d like to see a fresh approach to liturgy that appeals to our younger members while upholding the cherished traditions of the senior saints, this team is for YOU! We are especially looking for creative members who can help us navigate and design the digital worship experience we’ll almost certainly be using for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve services. If you feel a calling to be part of the team that supports the spiritual life of our community through our weekly worship services, please contact either Ann Hibbs, Team lead, or Pastor Barb.
Thanks for your prayerful consideration.
For those who wish to learn more about anti-racism, the current book study group discussing "America's Original Sin" compiled a list of resources. Thank you book study.
Yoga will continue on Mondays (virtually) most likely through the end of the year.
We are already planning to hold yoga on Monday's at Advent in 2021, which gives us something to look forward to!
If you come into Advent, either for church business or to be part of the Saturday worship, please remember to sign the sign-in sheet.
This is extremely important for "contact tracing" purposes due to Covid-19.
King Soopers Rewards Program Made Easier!!!
The rewards program has made a change. You will no longer need to reload your gift card after March 31, 2019. All you need to do is swipe your King Soopers card or put in your linked phone number at checkout and gas pumps. You can use your loaded funds on your gift card until empty but any funds loaded after 3/31 will no longer be credited to Advent.
AS ALWAYS, this program costs you nothing to contribute!
YOU MUST go into your online King Soopers Card account and add Advent to your community rewards selection. This is how you do it!
1. Go to and sign into your account, if you don’t have one, you need to sign up for one.
2. Next select the Savings & Rewards tab and scroll to the community rewards programs. Select Enroll Now
3. In search bar, type in Advent Lutheran Church, select and now you are enrolled.
4. Now you will see a confirmation that Advent Lutheran Church is your contribution account.