Summer Schedule 2017


Summer Worship Schedule

Starting Memorial Day weekend, Advent will be observing the Summer Worship Schedule. 

We will kick-off the Summer service schedule with a full service on Saturday, May 27th at 5:00 pm. This service is offered to accommodate Memorial Day travels and Indy 500 traffic. On Sunday, May 28th, we will hold one Sunday Service at 9:00 am. 

Summer service schedule will run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. As we have in past years with our Summer schedule, we will hold one Sunday service at 9:00 am, followed by fellowship, bible study and Sunday School. Communion will be offered at all of these Sunday services.

Additionally, one Saturday Service with communion will be held every month at 5:00 pm on the following dates:   JUNE 10   –   JULY 15   –   AUGUST 12

Please join us during our Summer service schedule and  be safe in your travels over these coming months.

VBS 2017 – July 10-July 13


VBS 2016

Join us July 10-July 13 – 17 for our VBS 2017 program: REFORMATION 500:  The Life and Teachings of Martin Luther.  

Hosted daily from 9:00am to 11:30am, this program is designed for youth from 3 1/2 years old to those entering 5th grade. To provide a superior VBS program, we are collecting a nominal registration fee of $10/child or $20/family.

Please register by July 7th, 2017.

VBS 2017 Registration forms may be dropped off or mailed to the church office with the fee.  If paying online, please include a copy of your receipt with your registration form.



Guest Speaker This Sunday – Dr. Arthur Just

Guest Speaker, Dr. Arthur Just

This Sunday we will welcome Dr. Arthur Just to be our guest during the Adult Bible Study and Fellowship Hour (9:30 am – 10:30 am).  Dr. Just has been of great support to Advent Lutheran Church in a number endeavors, helping us to get involved in the development of Lutheran Church and Lutheran eduction in Siberia; he has traveled with our mission teams to Kenya, Africa as we worked with training of deaconesses and provide medical help to local residents through the efforts of Rev. David Chu-Chu and Diaconia Compassionate Ministries.  Most recently, Dr. Just has been engaged by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and by Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne to help identify and help in the development of mission churches in Spain. Having lived both in Mexico and in Spain in his school years, he has a full command of Spanish is able to preach and teach in the native language of Spain wherever he travels.  Most recently, in the fall of 2015, and with Advent’s support, Dr. Just and his wife Linda have traveled throughout Spain as they seek to fulfill the goals set out before them.
Goals and Objectives
  • To complete the second year of the four year curriculum for the Formación Pastoral de Hispanoamérica (FPH)
  • To establish a center for IELE in Madrid for worship services, meetings, and ESL training
  • To provide pastoral care in Spain outside of Sevilla
  • To complete the training of José Luis in Valencia towards ordination in October

Work to be performed

  • To provide leadership in the development of curriculum for the Formación Pastoral de Hispanoamérica (FPH)
  • To work with the laity of the congregation in Madrid in finding, renting, and equipping a home as a center for Lutheran activity in Madrid.
  • To visit Lutherans throughout Spain, providing pastoral care, Word and Sacraments, especially in Madrid, Valencia, and Cartagena, but also in other places like Logroño, Barcelona, and Asturias.
  • To provide counsel to the leadership of IELE in celebrating the 15th anniversary of IELE in October
  • To establish a working relationship with the new missionary in theological education for Spain
We welcome Dr. Just and invite all our members to come and see how God has richly blest Dr. Just’s work in Spain.

Year of the Bible – Isaiah 1:1-4:1

Year of the Bible - Advent Week Two - Isaiah 1




Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord. – Isaiah 2:5

Isaiah 1:1-4:1 (2:1-5)

Isaiah invites us to celebrate Advent: Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord. (2:5) But beware. The light reveals many things that our human hearts will not want to see—which is why men find solace in darkness. The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner’s manager, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand. (1:3) Isaiah tells us why: Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evil doers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the Lord; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him. (1:4) Isaiah prescribes the answer: Hear the word of the Lord . . . Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed . . . Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow . . . if you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land . . . For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Isaiah then turned Israel’s attention to the future, to a wonderful day that would serve them well, as the inspiration for endurance in the faith: In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established . . . many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths. (ch. 2) What do we do in light of the promise that God will send a Savior? Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Questions – Isaiah 1:1 – 4:1 

  1. What does the light of Truth reveal that we do not want to see?
  2. What prevents men from wanting to walk in the light?
  3. What prescription for healing does Isaiah offer to soul-sick people?
  4. What makes it possible for sins to be washed away, so that we become “white as snow?”
  5. What does that mean?
  6. What predictions did Isaiah make about the darkened world when the Messiah would appear in the last days?
Year of the Bible – Advent Week Two | Wednesday | Isaiah 1:1-4:1 – © John W. Fiene