We are called to serve in different ways, using the gifts that God has given us.
"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit." I Corinthiums 12-4
If you wish to serve in any capacity please contact Peggy Schmied at the church office 610-436-0807
or email Peggy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist in worship by lighting/extinguishing altar candles; bringing offering plates forward to ushers; receiving offering plates from usher; leading choir from sanctuary following worship.
To assist Pastor(s) in worship with prayers and distribution of communion.
Altar Guild volunteers prepare the altar for worship service each week. When Holy Communion is shared, bread, wine and grape juice are setup before worship service and cleanup occurs after worship service. If a baptism occurs, the baptismal font is filled and cleaned. The paraments are changed with the church seasons.
Comfirmation & Small Group Leaders
To assist Pastor(s) with confirmation instruction and learning.
To lead Acolyte(s), Pastor(s), Assisting Minister(s) and Choir into worship by carrying the cross, then lead the recessional at the end of the designated service.
To read the assigned Scripture lessons during Sunday worship and other scheduled services.
To greet members & visitors in worship; pass out bulletins; receive offering; tidy up church following worship.
In addition to leading liturgy and hymns each Sunday, Chancel Choir members prepare one or two anthems for each 10:30 a.m. worship service, often singing together with a soloist, instrumentalists, and/or the Youth Choir. They also provide additional music for special festive occasions.
Hand bell Choir
Play Preludes, accompany hymns, anthems and solos. Choirchimes may sometimes be used.
Make an incredibly joyous noise unto the Lord! Sing at many services, play choirchimes, and add rhythm instruments to some anthems.
Beautify special worship services and, periodically, regular worship services by playing prelude music.
Provide uplifting music to the congregation and deliver the gospel through contemporary Christian music.
Angels of Broadway
Angels of Broadway is an inter-generational group led by veteran stage performers. Children as young as nine perform musical revues with other children, teens, adults at Advent in front of family, friends, church members and guests.
Christian Ed Ministry
Under the leadership of the Youth Director, children in 6th through 12th grade meet together to deepen their understanding of Jesus’ message, participate in various outreach activities, engage in fellowship and explore increased responsibility in their roles as church members.
Sunday Church School
Gathering of Women
The Gathering of Women generally attracts 6 - 12 women from thirty-something on up. We have been using a curriculum from the "Lutheran Woman" magazine as a resource and guide to our discussions. Each year has a different focus to our study.
Adult Bible Study
Through reading and discussion, gain a deeper understanding of scripture and how it applies to our lives every day.
Mens Discussion Group
The purpose of the ministry is to provide an opportunity for the men from Advent to share a time of fellowship and a discussion of a passage of Scripture.
The annual Women’s Retreat provides our members and community a time of Christian spiritual renewal through Bible study, workshops, lectures, and diverse presentations. The time together also brings a new awareness of Christ in our life through sharing, fellowship, friendship, prayer, hymns, devotions and the opportunity to share our Faith Journey with other sisters in Christ. The shared experience of a Service of Worship to conclude our time together allows us to carry our renewed spirit and faith into our homes and workplace.
Advent’s men meet once per month in Advent’s Fellowship Hall for fellowship and refreshment, followed by reflection on either a passage of Scripture, or one or more meditations based on, or referring to, a Scriptural text. In May, men who are interested travel to the Bear Creek Conference Center for a day of pre-season maintenance on those facilities.
Hospitality encompasses a number of initiatives --including our weekly Sunday coffee and refreshments, our Oktoberfest fundraiser, our annual September Kick-off Picnic, and special lunches and meal preparation. Our varied ministries here aim to ensure that Advent is a warm and welcoming destination, providing diverse fellowship opportunities.
Social Caring Ministry
Provide information about Advent Lutheran Church for visitors. Volunteers are needed to provide bags and prepare the information to be included in the bags.
The Environmental Ministry provides a resource for members of the congregation to implement environmental friendly solutions. Current plans are to establish a recycling plan for the church and to develop a resource guide for obtaining funding and identifying special projects and products that could benefit the congregation.
Represent the congregation in making key decisions on financial and facility or personnel issues. Council communicates with committees and with the congregation through minutes published after each meeting and through semi-annual congregational meetings.
The Financial Secretary tracks member pledges and weekly contributions and assists with the budgeting process. It is important that pledges and contributions are kept confidential.
Evangelism is the act of inviting others to be baptized and to become a member of the church.
Maintain the facilities and grounds of our Church. The plan is to keep the grounds and facility functional and looking great while incurring minimal expense. Plans for 2012 include painting some of the classrooms.