Welcome to Advent!
As the pastor of Advent Lutheran Church, I would like for you to know some things about our congregation. By the grace of God we seek to be a congregation that remains faithful to the fullness of God's Word, to all the doctrines and teachings that Lutheranism has cherished and confessed for hundreds of years. To that end we are an evangelistic congregation, that is, a congregation that places the free and unmerited forgiveness of sins at the heart of all that we do, at the center of all our relationships with each other.
We are also a sacramental church, a church that believes the promises that God attaches to baptism and holy communion. We worship with reverence, not entertainment. We sing praises to God for what He does for us, not what we do for Him.
Advent is a pardoning church. We make it our goal to bring the peace of God to the souls of troubled consciences, for we are all sinful and fall short of the glory of God, but we rejoice that God has justified us freely through the redemption that has come to us through Jesus Christ.
We are a liberating church. We believe that the goal of our faith must be freedom, freedom from guilt, freedom from fear, freedom to choose what is good and right and true in life and to reject what is wrong and harmful to body and soul. The greatest liberation of all is what we anticipate will come upon the last day of this creation, when our Lord returns and gives to us and all believers in Christ the gift of eternal life.
Please join us in fellowship and explore what Advent has to offer.
Pastor John W. Fiene
"Taste and see that the Lord is good." Psalm 34:8