I have been to Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington for meetings. Pr Joel Burkholder is an active leader in a variety of ways in our Synod. But in April I got to visit for worship for the first time.
The sanctuary is strikingly beautiful with an ornate Baptismal font and a beautiful prayer station with candles. Several worshippers stopped by to light a candle on their return from communion.
During this Lenten season, the theme for their worship has been about finding time for God in their busy lives. They have been encouraged to use a Prayer Chair at home for this devotional time, and Pr. Burkholder even uses one during worship for the prayer time.
In between services we had a very well attended forum, during which we had great conversation about the synod and Briarwood ministries. These are the visits that make my call enjoyable!