Online Worship

October 24, 2021 – The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost


Jeremiah 31:7-9
Mark 10:46-52


Worship Service – 10 am 

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Weekly Activity

  • Sun 10/24

    10:00am – Worship Service – in person and livestream – Orinson Hall – Mask Required

    11:30am – 3rd-6th Sunday School – Gym

    11:30am – Adult Sunday School – Zoom

    6:00pm – Church Council – Zoom

    Mon 10/25

    10:ooam – Reunion Group – Parlor

    12:00pm – Lunch & Learn – Book of Joy

    5:30pm – AA Meeting room 136

    Tue 10/26

    6:30pm – EXILES Small Group – Zoom

    Wed 10/27

    12:00pm – Wednesday Word – Gospel of John – Zoom

    7:00pm -PreK – 2nd Grade  Zoomies – Zoom

    Thu 10/28

    4:00pm – Our Neighbors’ Plate prep

    6:00pm – Our Neighbors’ Plate Meals

    7:30pm – Faith on Tap – Armoured Cow

    Fri 10/29

    5:30pm – AA Meeting room 136

    Sat 10/30

    10:00am – Prep Lutheran Men Ministry Fall BBQ

    5:00pm – Lutheran Men Ministry Fall BBQ

    Sun 10/31

    10:00am – Worship Service – in person and livestream – Orinson Hall – Mask Required

    11:30am – 3rd-6th Sunday School – Gym

    11:30am – Adult Sunday School – Zoom

    11:30pm – Confirmation & High School Sunday School – Gym

Advent Children’s Corner

Our Community

Welcome to the Advent Lutheran Church online community.  We are so happy you have found our spot on the web! You can join us for worship in person or online. We continue to worship in the Fellowship Hall with masks to protect everyone in our community as we continue to see spread of Covid. We will continue to stream services for those who are not yet ready to gather in groups. Links to Sunday worship will be posted here to our YouTube channel each week at 9:40.  

You will note a newly invigorated focus on racial and social justice work inspired by our shared desire to do a better job using our voices and our resources in this area.  Check out our page under the Outreach & Support tab to learn all the ways you can get informed and pug in to make a difference.

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Study of the Gospel of John

The Wednesday class, led by Carol Schierlmann and Pastor Ward, will begin September 22, from 12noon until 1:15pm.  The Sunday class, led by Carol and Eric Heberlig, begins September 26 and will be from 11:30am until 12:45pm.

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Our Neighbors’ Plate

A group of folks from all walks of Advent life and Niners United Campus Ministry have come together to try to address the food insecurity that is in our community. As you know, we started a Little Free Pantry last year when Covid 19 began wreaking havoc on the economy. This pantry continues to serve our area today with members refilling the pantry multiple times each week. Inspired to use our kitchen to bring another layer of assistance, we have formed Our Neighbors’ Plate. We have been providing healthy and delicious take-out meals to our neighbors each Thursday from 6:00-7:00. 

Would you like to help? Contact Carol Schierlmann at and she can advise what our needs are for the Fall 2021 session. See the link below to get signed up on the new SignUpGenius.

As we plan for where this ministry may lead us, if you know someone in a corporation that might want to sponsor this kind of work or someone who might be able to point us to a grant, please contact Carol Schierlmann at

Click here for the new Fall SignUpGenius

Advent’s Call For Social Justice

Meet Our Pastor


I never imagined being ordained (I’m sure it was a shock to many others, too!), much less serving as a pastor at Advent for almost 13 years!  But, now I can’t imagine being anywhere. This congregation has watched me grow as a pastor and extended much grace to me when I’ve completely dropped the ball. We have celebrated together when goals have been attained. They have loved me in the midst of the ups and downs of life. And I hope that I’ve shared as much grace and love with them as I have experienced.

Read More About Our Pastor

Advent is blessed to have the liturgical art of Ernst Schwidder in our sanctuary. These three pieces, the reredos, altar and pulpit, are beautiful pieces that add to our worship each week. His mahogany wood sculpting is easily recognizable for its long, lean, flowing lines, as well as for its idiosyncratic uppercase lettering of Scripture passages. In the craft of an artist, Schwidder did not intend to produce lifelike images, but to design through wood carving and other media visual theological truth apropos to the church setting and ministry in which his work had been commissioned.

The body of Jesus on this cross is not dying – it is the risen Christ. His hands indicate a servant posture as he returns to serve the world, which is reflected in the circle behind the cross. The clouds at the top of the circle show Jesus “coming on the clouds” – this proclaims Jesus as the bridge between heaven and earth. There are 8 stars. The center star is the “morning star” from Revelation 2:28 heralding the dawn and representing resurrection. The other seven stars represent the Christian churches in Asian Minor from Revelation. As John was instructed to write to these churches, we ponder what John would have to write about Advent today as we strive to live into the light and love of the resurrected Christ.

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  • 8840 University City Blvd.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina  28213
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