We are a Liturgical Church
Experiences in a liturgical church service date back to the Old Testament, the ways of worship in the time of Moses and the tabernacle that the Israelites used to worship the Lord in the wilderness. Liturgy is the process by which God brings His free gift of forgiveness of sins to us, poor miserable sinners that we are. We receive, by the Holy Spirit, faith in Christ through baptism. That faith is strengthened through hearing God’s Word and receiving the Lord’s Supper. In the liturgy we give thanks and sacrifice to God for these gifts with prayers of thanksgiving and praise, hymns of worship that proclaim His glory. In all of this we are part of the eternal Christian Church – triumphant over sin by the grace of God, through faith in Christ Jesus by His Holy Spirit. We celebrate this in our liturgy as it has and will be done forever.
Recent Bulletins
View our online weekly bulletins by visiting the top of the church page! Traditionally, we post the newest bulletin for the upcoming Sunday Service on Friday’s by 3:00pm. It is also emailed in our Advent Announcements (as mentioned below). 
Weekly Announcements
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Church Services
Join us for Divine Services at Advent at 8:15 and 10:45 am on Sundays and  Vespers Prayer Service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday evenings (September-April) as well as, Daily Matins Service Monday-Friday mornings at 8:30 am  on School Days!

Our Communion Policy 

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church endorse the doctrine of closed communion. Closed communion is the policy of sharing the Lord’s Supper only with those who are baptized and confirmed members of a congregation of the LCMS or one of its sister churches with which it has formally declared altar and pulpit fellowship.
There are a variety of ways in which Missouri Synod congregations put closed communion into practice. At Advent we ask visitors to speak with the pastor before coming to our altar for the first time. Before visiting you may contact us by calling 317-873-6318 or email Pastor Mackay to discuss your questions or concerns or to schedule a private meeting. 

The Lord’s Supper

What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and drink.
Who receives this Sacrament worthily? Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training.  But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.”  But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe.
Prayer before communing: Dear Savior, at Your gracious invitation I come to Your table to eat and drink Your holy body and blood.  Let me find favor in Your eyes to receive this holy Sacrament in faith for the salvation of my soul and to the glory of Your holy name; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Meet our Worship Team

Pictured from Left to Right:
Visitation Pastor: Jim Grady,  Deaconess: Jen Siukola,  Senior Pastor: Marcus Mackay,  Associate Pastor-Headmaster: Aaron Schultz 
Mission Statement
The mission of this congregation shall be to confess and promote:
Faith in the Triune God – by seeking a knowledge of God through faith in His free and unmerited grace, offered to all in Jesus Christ.
Works of righteousness done out of love for God and His grace – by providing for the religious instruction of those committed to our spiritual care, according to the confessional standards of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The spiritual fellowship of the Church in Word and Sacrament – by preaching the Word of God and rightly administering the sacraments, manifesting the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, fostering Christian love, and by extending a helping hand to those who are in need.
Justification by faith – by assisting in the witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

A right understanding and exercise of Christian liberty – by faithfully carrying out our vocational callings in church and society to the glory of God and in service to our neighbors.

Our Beliefs

Advent Church Drawing


A Confessional Church

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) accepts the Scriptures as the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and subscribes unconditionally to all the symbolical books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and unadulterated statement and exposition of the Word of God.
We accept the Confessions because they are drawn from the Word of God and on that account regard their doctrinal content as a true and binding exposition of Holy Scripture and as authoritative for all pastors, congregations and other church workers of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.