WELCOME to Advent Lutheran!
"So that all may know Christ's love"
Traditional Worship is Sunday at 9:30 AM
Services are currently online, all are welcome!
Click the Facebook Logo to reach Advent's Facebook
page for the live services. Links to PDF files for the bulletin, worship videos, and transcribed sermons
After the 9:30 service, join us for coffee hour via zoom! Contact Pastor Barb for the link.
This section contains our most recent announcements. COVID-19 resources are found under the NEWS tab.
Chris Swinhart Service Bulletin
Please keep the Swinhart family in your prayers as Chris passed away on November 14th. The funeral service was livestreamed on Facebook at 11am on November 24th and the video can be accessed on our Facebook page here.
Follow this link for the funeral service bulletin.
Meet Vicar Paul Larson
Given our circumstance, you may not get a chance to meet our new Vicar Paul Larson, so we had him answer some questions in order to get to know a little more about him! Vicar Paul Interview
To learn more about anti-racism, the current book study group discussing "America's Original Sin" compiled a list of resources.
Thank you to the Advent congregation for the many thoughtful submissions for this year's Advent Stewardship Theme. The winner of our theme contest is Mary Ann Bradley! Please join the Stewardship team in congratulating Mary Ann and check out our Stewardship Page for more information. Click here to see Katie Bode's temple talk!
Church Council Mission Support Statement:
The Council of Advent works to support the Mission of Advent, “So All May Know Christ’s Love.” By:
Ensuring a responsible and trustworthy organization by faithfully doing the business of the congregation. This includes overseeing the business of the church, ethically, responsibly, and with integrity
Leading the congregation as representatives of all members, in visioning, long range planning and setting goals and priorities in an open, inviting environment.
Ensuring the Constitution of Advent is a living document and is followed and updated as needed.
Supporting and aligning the identified Advent Ministry Initiatives.
Providing oversight, monitoring and approving the work of all Committees and our budget and staffing to support the ministry of Advent.
Providing clarification for the congregation on issues that come before Council and the congregation.
Council members will be ambassadors and role models for Advent through participation, encouragement, being open, friendly, welcoming, and compassionate.
Our Summer book study on "America's Original Sin" by Jim Wallis introduced us to Sojourners Magazine. This Christian magazine speaks progressively about the social issues we face daily. Sojourners is offering a year's subscription for $28.95 (72% off) right now. To order, go to their web page at sojo.net/greatdeal. The coupon code is 26739R.
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
King Soopers Rewards Program
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.